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However, it seems that few gamers are aware that MSSA also hosts Inter-Club Ladders.
The ladder events may be done at school level, regional, provincial and national levels.
Ideally, the Ladders should stimulate a greater competitive level, which in turn shall help prepare teams for local and international competitions.
The rules for the inter-club ladder are as follows:
- All affiliated clubs shall be invited to participate.
- Initially teams shall be listed in order of ranking.
- Inter-club tests may be held in each period.
- All teams will consist of Registered Players.
- Club may enter any number of teams.
- Results shall be submitted to the Management Board before 9H00 the day after the test was held.
- Teams may challenge a team not more than five (5) positions higher than itself, and not more than three (3) places lower than itself.
- The Chairman of the eSBOC must be copied in on all challenges.
- The challenged team has five (5) working days to respond and play the match.
- A team that is challenged as per the above rules that does not play the game within five (5) days automatically defaults and counts as having lost the match.
- A team challenged during any official MSSA event while both teams are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge.
- The winning team takes the place of the losing team, if the losing team is listed higher.
- It the winning team is listed higher, the winning team remains in its current position.
- If the losing team is listed higher than the winning team, the losing team drops one position on the listing.
- The highest listed team, per period, at the end of the SA National Championships is given the title of SA LADDER Champions.