Even though Abubakar Ebrahiem, who represented South Africa at the 2011 IeSF World Championships in South Korea, competed in the championships, young Kyle Turnbull still dominated the event. The match between Abubakar Ebrahiem and Kyle Turnbull ended in a draw, but the number of outright victories earned by Kyle ensured that he won the 2013 MWEB Mpumalanga Championships. Abubakar Ebrahiem had to, quite uncharacteristically, settle for second place.
Kyle Turnbull then only competed in the 2013 MWEB South African National Championships in December 2013.
Kyle waltzed through all of the opposition to win all the games that he played.
As a result, Kyle Turnbull was awarded, apart from first place, his Primary School Provincial Colours, Senior Provincial Colours, Junior National Federation Colours as well as Senior National Federation Colours.
Kyle walked away from the SA National Championships as the most decorated player ever from any one MSSA event.
With the MSSA going to be engaging in a number of international on-line test matches in the game, the other top players are all deep in training as without doubt, Kyle Turnbull is now the front-runner in the game and for a place in the official national Protea Team.