Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) shall be holding its ever popular 13th Online Inter-school Provincial Championships on 3 March 2024.An important feature of this championship, is that it is open to any learner, whether or not the school is affiliated or not, however, approval from the school is required. Such approval must come from an educator or competent school official.
However, for team events, it is required that all members of the team are all from the same school.
Players, will be able to play from any venue/s approved by the school.
MSSA's 13th Online Inter-school Provincial Championships, offers local players the opportunity to qualify for selection to the national squad and for the Protea Team that will attend international events should they meet the criteria. Such events may include events accredited by IESF, GEF, CAES, and ACDS.
The championship shall be held on 2 March 2024. Entries must be submitted before midnight on 1 March 2024.
- If less than six teams, the championship shall be a Round Robin Championship
- If 6 to 10 teams enter the championship there shall be four rounds as played to the Swiss System
- If 11 or more teams enter the championship there shall be five rounds as played to the Swiss System
- Any learner currently registered for primary or secondary studies may enter.
- Entry is R50.00 per Registered Player.
- Only fully-paid-up Registered Players may participate in this event.
- Entries need to be submitted on or before midnight on 1 March 2024
- The entry form may be downloaded and all all entries must be made on such Excel form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12rA4dXJWfO002fQgclVtVHR_AWZv8CPh6SzNo6worBI/edit#gid=287696184 and submitted to email@example.com
- Only an Educator at the school may submit an entry
Medals shall be awarded to the first three gamers for both men and women (per province) in the following categories:
Please note that the medals shall be awarded to the players at the next LAN championship in which such team/player enters and participates.
- MALE: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd)).
- FEMALE: The top three places (1st, 2nd, and 3rd))
When and Where:
- School Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn School Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a any two (or more) Provincial Championships, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn School Provincial Colours.
- 2 March 2024
- The first round will start at 10H00. Players shall be given 60 minutes to complete each round.
- Players must all be on-line at 9H00.
The championship is accredited as being of the same status as a provincial championship. This means that the championship shall be used for the following:
- The awarding of school provincial colours;
- The awarding of medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for both men and women;
- The ability to qualify for National Team Trials.
- As usual Trials shall be done at a LAN venue, and the team that can best represent South Africa shall then be selected.
- All medals shall be awarded to the recipients at a MSSA LAN championships.
- The MSSA shall decide who may shout-cast the games.
- Anybody wishing to be appointed as a Shout-Caster must apply in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org