Sep 14 2009

ChessCube Sweeps Swellendam Open

Sean

Welcoming back tournament winners is a good way to start the week at ChessCube.

It was a great weekend for ChessCube employees Lefu Ntho and John Jurgens, who finished the 2009 Swellendam Open in joint 1st place overall. Both players scored 4.5 out of a possible 6. However, it was John who won with a higher tiebreak.

Lefu, John and Bennie

Bennie, Lefu and John

The highest rated player in the Swellendam Open, Dr A. Southey, scored 4.5 overall as well. Many expected Dr Southey to blow the competition away. However, with a drawn match against Benjamin Bosch, another ChessCube employee, and a loss to Lefu, Dr Southey was no longer in the running to win. The path was clear for John to take top honours.

ChessCube congratulates both Lefu and John on their achievement at the 2009 Swellendam Open, and Benjamin on a great tournament as well!