|North West Provincial Championships - a successful affair.|
As a result, the 2018 edition of MSSA's North West experienced huge growth making it the largest North West Championships held to date.
MSSA's 23rd North West Provincial Championships were more than ably hosted by Curro Klerksdorp. The learners at the school showed sportsmanship of the highest order, and were kind and courteous to all the officials and players alike.
The number of school teams that participated, re-inforces MSSA's belief that in promoting school teams the various development gals are more effectively reached.
Out of a total of 15 premier titles, 7 of such were won by learners.
The senior teams had to fight long and hard against the much improved school teams that challenged the senior teams at every turn as they fought for a place in the 2018 National Team Trials that will ultimately deliver South Africa's Protea teams.
Special mention must be made of Chanel de Wet (JCS Academy) who is ranked 6th in the world for checkers and who dominated her division.
The improved depth in the standard of play bodes well for the future of all of South African gaming.
The winners of MSSA's 23rd North West Provincial Championships are:
Photographs of the event may be viewed on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10157184822199008