|Mxolisi Lukhele (Amplified Rebellion) who overturned the status quo.|
The school proved to be a great host for the ever popular Fezile Dabi Championships, and the school was packed to capacity.
MSSA's 2017 Fezile Dabi Regional Championships proved to be a most entertaining and exciting event which will be long remembered for a number of 'firsts'.
Chanel De Wet (JCS Academy) became the first woman to be awarded Fezile Dabi Regional Colours for the game of Checkers, and Mxolisi Lukhele (Amplified Rebellion) became the first person to ever be awarded Sedibeng Regional Colours.
Readers should be aware that MSSA awards Regional and Provincial Colpours based on residency. Thus if a player lives in Johannesburg but plays in Johannesburg, but plays in the Capricorn Regional Championships and qualifies for Regional Colours, such player would still be awarded City of Johannesburg Regional Colours.
Excitement also ran high as Mxolisi Lukhele (Amplified Rebellion) won all his games in the esports game title of Tekken 7 to rock the status quo. The shake-up was handled in a most professional manner by Gawie Fick (Fakkel School) who demonstrated sportsmanship well beyond his years.
However,such was the level of sportsmanship displayed at the championship that the award for sportsmanship was given to Alastair Williams (JCS Academy).
The winners of MSSA's 2017 Fezile Dabi Regional Championship are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Checkers||Pheelo Maphumane||Fakkel School||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Checkers (female)||Chanel De Wet||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Morabaraba||Jarren Smith||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Morabaraba (female)||Natelene Burger||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|FIFA '17||Gordon McCormack &
|JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Mortal Kombat X||Joost Loftus||Masters of Mind Sports||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Mortal Kombat X (female)||Bronwyn Williams||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Street Fighter V||Mxolisi Lukhele||Amplified Rebellion||Sedibeng Regional|
|Street Fighter V (female)||Leoné Loftus||Fakkel School||Fezile Dabi Schools|
|Tekken 7||Mxolisi Lukhele||Amplified Rebellion||Sedibeng Regional|
|Tehhen 7 (female)||Leoné Loftus||Fakkel School||Fezile Dabi Regional|
Photographs of the event may be seen on https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156272839629008