Monday, 4 December 2017

The Best Newcomer Award goes to...

Simone Beck in MSSA umpire's kit at the 2017 edition of  MSSA's SA National Championships.
Every year at Mind Sports South Africa's  (MSSA) Annual General Meeting (AGM), the member clubs have agonized over who should be awarded the Best Newcomer Award - well that is from 1987...

The award may only be awarded to the Registered Player who,  in the eyes of the Annual General Meeting, has done exceptionally well in his/her initial stages of membership.

Simone is only the second female to be awarded such award.

There is no doubt that anybody that is able, as Simone was, to rise to become a member of the Protea Esports Squad, receive her Protea Colours for playing an online test match against Switzerland, as well as be selected to be the Vice-Captain of such Protea League of Legends team.

Her achievements remind me of an adventurous tale which can rank with the very best stories of achievement.

The total list of those awarded such prestigious award are as follows:
YEAR
BEST NEWCOMER
CLUB
2017
Simone Beck
Valhalla
2016
Joel van Wyk
All Stars
2015
Wynand Meiring
BZK
2014
Barry West
2013
Mohamed Wasim Lorgat
2012
Lyrene Kűhn
2011
Robert Botha
PolarFluke
2010
Jonathan Grobler
HWC
2009
Xola Magwaza
2008
Benjamin Williams
PBHS
2007
Jonathan Grobler
HWC
2006
Werner Buter
MCS
2005
Thembile Nquezo
CT
2004
Jonathan Newman
MCS
2003
Simphiwe Maphumulo
AHS
2002
Teresa Chen
MGH
2001
David Scholtz
MG
2000
Attilla Molnar
WHAM
1999
Andre Tonkin
KHS
1998
Rudolph Joubert
1997
Thembinkosi Hambiyane
GDA
1996
Richard Ligault
TWR
1995
Jaco Vermeulen
PKV
1994
Damien Enslin
1993
David Smith
1992
Jethro Marks
1991
David Young
NSW
1990
Dennis White
EWG
1989
Bruce Cahill
EWG
1988
Grant Casey
1987
Hal Couzens

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