Saturday 27 June 2015

Jason retains his world title!

Jason Batzofin, a learner at St John's College, resident in Observatory,fought hard at the IWF's 18th World Individual Championships held at the Lugogo Sun, Swaziland on 20 and 21 June 2015 to retain his title in the Ancients Wargames period.

Wargames is a game much like three dimensional chess wherein players use representations of historical armies to determine which player has the greater tactical abilities. Older players who did officer training would remember the game as a 'TEWT' (Tactical Exercise Without Troops) and such training has been used by the military since 1820.

Jason ended the 2014 wargaming year well in December by winning the South African National Championships which were held at Tuks University. However, his results have been erratic in the wargames discipline since January 2015, although Jason did still win the Gauteng Schools Championships and the Johannesburg Regional Championships. Jason too finished in tie second place at the 2015 MWEB Mpumulanga Provincial Championships.

After what Jason considered to be an unsatisfactory Mpumulanga Championships, Jason relooked at his strategies and army choice.

Thus Jason went into the 2015 World Championships held at the Lugogo Sun, Swaziland, a leaner, meaner fighting machine.

The effort that Jason put in paid dividends as he captured the title of Junior World Champion, which he has now won for two consecutive years.

Although Jason is convinced that he can win the title again in 2016, Jason now has his eyes set on the senior title....

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