(1962 - )

John van den Berg (on the left), playing against
Gerald Boulle at Salt Rock 1985

John van den Berg was the joint winner of the 1982 club championship. He tied for first with Keith Rust with 6½ points from 9 games, both players losing to third placed Jonathan Mendel! A three game play off match was then held, and this resulted in one win each, and one draw. As a result the committee decided that the title should be shared, and subsequently the club decided to abandon play off matches in the event of a tie for the championship.

Other Results

John won the 1980 Natal Closed title at the tender age of 17 years, and he remained the youngest title winner until Royee Banai won the 1997 event. Surprisingly this was to be the only time that John won the Natal Closed title.

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