Monday, 13 May 2019

MSSA's 2019 Mpumalanga Provincial Championships - 25 & 26 May 2019.

Mind Sports South Africa
You want to be selected for the 2019 Protea Team, then read this.

MSSA's 2019 Mpumalanga Provincial Championships is part of the process of selecting the 2018 Protea teams that will attend the various World Championships and participate in various test matches.

All gamers are reminded that MSSA's 2019 Gauteng Provincial Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership. 

You may contact MSSA at mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

Details are as follows:

Championship Details:
  • Hosting Club: Curro Secunda
  • VenueCurro Secunda, Cnr of Nelson Mandela and Coen Brits St., Secunda, 2302
  • Entry date:  17 May 2019.
  • Date25 & 26 May 2019.

Member clubs must enter their teams/players on the entry form sent to member clubs.

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Never forget!

Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, proudly wearing MSSA's logo as designed by the late Fred Brownell.
The Department of Arts and Culture has paid tribute to 79-year-old Fred Brownell who passed away on the night of Friday, 10 May 2019. Fred Brownell was the man who designed SA's iconic democratic national flag. 
Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said he was distraught to learn of the passing "of a true South African hero whose name is etched in history"
Although the name of Fred Brownell is one that is synonymous with the designing and producing the flag of post-democratic South Africa, Mr. Brownell also designed Mind Sports South Africa's logo in 1991.
As State Herald, Fred Brownell designed the logo specifically for the MSSA in 1991 to best represent all the games as administered by the MSSA. Thus the Janus Knight for MSSA came into being.
Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, stated that his passing, "is a great loss to South Africa", and "the true value of his contribution to South Africa will never be fully appreciated".

The logo is made up of the following aspects:

The double-headed knight chess piece: The knight chess piece is already an international symbol for army battle school. The symbol represents tactical and strategic thought and training. By making the symbol a double-headed knight, it also incorporates the concepts of considering the opponent's moves and shows the mental versatility of gamers.

The circle: The circle represents the rules to which all the games are played, and the unity of all the games that the MSSA represents.

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Executive Meeting has been called.

Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, has called an Executive Committee Meeting for 31 May 2019.
In terms  of Mind Sports South Africa's constitution, MSSA's president is required to call two Executive Committee Meetings per annum.

The Executive Committee is just one of the checks-and-balances on the Management Board as such Executive Committee includes a delegate from every member club affiliated to, and in good standing with, Mind Sports South Africa.

It is at such Executive Committee Meetings that Regulations and Bye-laws may be amended and/or introduced.

Thus notice is given that MSSA shall be holding an Executive Committee meeting on 31 May 2019.

As such all member clubs are advised that should they have any motions that they want presented, such motions must be submitted to the General Secretary on or before 7 May 2019 on mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

Motions may be submitted on any aspect of the Reguations and Bye-laws, but they cannot be in conflict with MSSA's Constitution or any South African legislation.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

SportAccord 2019 Speakers


04 May 2019
#SA2019 - 5-10 May 2019
Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

SportAccord is the world sport and business summit. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
SportAccord is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at SportAccord. Our event is an international sport convention hosted over a week, combining an exhibition area, a themed conference programme and a multitude of networking events. 

Friday, 3 May 2019

Board games: - MSSA's Annual S A School National Championships - 15 June 2019

Players ponder.
MSSA's Annual SA School National Championships shall be held at Fakkel School of Skills, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg on 28 July 2018.

The championships shall start at 9H00. Players need to register at least 30 minutes before the start of play. 

The following periods have qualified to be played, and shall be, should sufficient entries be received:

Board gaming
PeriodCHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED
Saturday
ROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5
Backgammon10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Checkers10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Draughts (Russian)10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Draughts (International)10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Morabaraba10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
SesothoMorabaraba10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: mindsportssa@gmail.com

Entry fees are:              R16.00 for board gamers.

Players who are registered with any school may participate.

Players are reminded that the majority choice of rules as at the closing date for entries shall be used.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa's account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676

No entries shall be accepted without MSSA having received proof of payment.
All entries must be submitted on the entry form to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com. The entry form may be found on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEYdTjmTj6FvqNDftSz9QdAYsiOiRaaI7EUY_rKxDUI/edit#gid=0

Schools that require accommodation must please read: Sasolburg achieves another first in 2018.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships:
  • HIGH SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • HIGH SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • National Colours: All Players who win all of their Matches at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships in the same period and in the same year, shall earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship. 
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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Wargames: - MSSA's Annual South African Schools National Championships - 15 & 16 June 2019

Wargames (Ancients) being played.
MSSA's Annual SA Schools National Championships shall be held at Fakkel School of Skills, 20 Jan Smuts Ave., Sasolburg on 15 & 16 June 2019.

The championships shall start at 9H00. Players need to register at least 30 minutes before the start of play. 

The following periods have qualified to be played, and shall be, should sufficient entries be received:
FIGURE GAMING:
Period
CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON BOTH DAYS

Saturday
Sunday

ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
ROUND 5
Ancients – DBM 3.2
9H00-12H00
13H00 - 16h00
17h00 - 20h00
9H00-12H00
14H00 – 17H00
Pike & Shot – DBR
9H00-12H00
13H00 - 16h00
17h00 - 20h00
9H00-12H00
14H00 – 17H00
World War II – Flames of War
9H00-12H00
13H00 - 16h00
17h00 - 20h00
9H00-12H00
14H00 – 17H00

ONE DAY HISTORICAL FIGURE GAMING CHAMPIONSHIPS - SUNDAY ONLY
Period
Sunday
ROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4
Ancients – DBM 3.2 200AP9H00-10H3011H00 – 12H3014H00 – 15H3016H00 – 17H30

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com

Entry fees are:              R34.00 for wargamers.

Players who are registered with any school may participate.

Players are reminded that the majority choice of rules as at the closing date for entries shall be used.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa's account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676

No entries shall be accepted without MSSA having received proof of payment.

All entries must be submitted on the entry form to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com. The entry form may be found on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEYdTjmTj6FvqNDftSz9QdAYsiOiRaaI7EUY_rKxDUI/edit#gid=0

Schools that require accommodation must please read: Sasolburg achieves another first in 2018.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School  National Championships:
  • HIGH SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • HIGH SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • National Colours: All Players who win all of their Matches at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships in the same period and in the same year, shall earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship. 
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Esports: - MSSA's Annual South African Schools National Championships - 15 & 16 June 2019

Which school teams will walk away with the titles at MSSA's 2019 Annual South African Schools National LAN Championships?
Registrations are now open for MSSA's Annual South African Schools National LAN Championships.

Registrations will close on the 31 May 2019

Late entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

Date15 & 16 June 2019
Entry Fees: R34.00 per Registered Player per Period
Computers: Bring your own. Please ensure that all game updates are done prior to arrival.
Schedule: The LAN Schedule for all 2019 is:
SATURDAY:
TimePaladins PC/PS4FIFA’19PES mobileClash Royal
09H00Round 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 Starts
09H45Round 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 Continues
10H30Round 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 Starts
11H15Round 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 Continues
12H00Round 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 Starts
12H45Round 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 Continues
13H00LUNCH
TimePaladins (continued)FIFA’19 (continued)PES mobile (continued)Clash Royal (continued)
14H00Round 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 Starts
14H45Round 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 Continues
15H30Round 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 Starts
16H15Round 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 Continues
17H00
18H00Awards Ceremony
19H00Doors Close
SUNDAY:
TimeCounter StrikeLeague of Legends (LoL)Dota 2HearthstoneStreet Fighter V
09H00Round 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 StartsRound 1 Starts
09H45Round 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 ContinuesRound 1 Continues
10H30Round 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 StartsRound 2 Starts
11H15Round 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 ContinuesRound 2 Continues
12H00Round 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 StartsRound 3 Starts
12H45Round 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 ContinuesRound 3 Continues
13H00LUNCH
TimeCounter Strike (continued)LoL (continued)Dota 2 (continued)Hearthstone (continued)Street Fighter V (continued
14H00Round 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 StartsRound 4 Starts
14H45Round 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 ContinuesRound 4 Continues
15H30Round 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 StartsRound 5 Starts
16H15Round 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 ContinuesRound 5 Continues
17H00
18H00Awards Ceremony
19H00Doors Close

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com 

Players who are registered with any school may participate.

Players are reminded that the majority choice of rules as at the closing date for entries shall be used.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa's account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676

No entries shall be accepted without MSSA having received proof of payment.

All entries must be entered onto the entry form that may be downloaded from 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VEYdTjmTj6FvqNDftSz9QdAYsiOiRaaI7EUY_rKxDUI/edit#gid=0

Schools that require accommodation must please read: Sasolburg achieves another first in 2018.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships:
  • HIGH SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (FEMALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • HIGH SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL (MALE): Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • National Colours: All Players who win all of their Matches at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at MSSA's 2018 Annual SA School National Championships in the same period and in the same year, shall earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship.