Thursday 2 April 2015

Gauteng Schools Mind Sports Championships - 11 & 12 April 2015

The Gauteng Schools Mind Sports Championships shall be held in the Blue Room, Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton on 11 & 12 April 2015.
The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. Players need to register at least 30 minutes before the start of play.

Please note that this is the last chance for learners to qualify for Ancients, Morabaraba and SesothoMorabaraba for the 2015 IWF World Championship.
The following periods are to be played should sufficient entries be received.

Period Starting times
Saturday Sunday
Times # of rounds Times # of rounds
Ancients 9H00-17H00 2 9H00-17H00

9H00-17H00 5
Checkers (8 x 8)

9H00-17H00 5
Draughts (Brazilian)

9H00-17H00 5
Draughts (International)

9H00-17H00 5
Diplomacy 9H00-17H00 2 9H00-17H00 2
Horse & Musket 9H00-17H00 2 9H00-17H00 2

9H00-17H00 5

9H00-17H00 5
Pike & Shot 9H00-17H00 2 9H00-17H00 2
World War II 9H00-17H00 2 9H00-17H00 2

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to all players who are currently registered as learners. 
All entries, and army lists (if applicable) must be e-mailed to the Umpire: Colin Webster at on or before 9 April 2015. Colin may also be contacted at 073 593 9451.

Rules and Regulations
: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to board and figure games are available from the MSSA. Players are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with all Period Specific Rules. If any Player wishes to provide advice regarding the drafting of the Period Specific Rules they are encouraged to contact the Figure Gaming Board of Control who will take all comments into account.
The following Medals may be awarded at the MSSA's Gauteng Schools Championship for both females and males:
  • HIGH SCHOOL: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players in such category.
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players in such category.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • 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 Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at a National or Provincial Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn Provincial Colours in their category.
  • 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 for the Junior National Team. 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.
Please note that the MSSA does not carry stock of shirts that are awarded. Registered Players who are awarded colours will thus be awarded at an event that they attend after being so awarded.

The next provincial; event is: The 14th MWEB Mpumalanga Championships that shall be held on 23 & 24 May 2015.

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