Thursday 29 June 2017

Why do MSSA championships rotate?

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) as a body corporate has always believed in taking events to its members.

In order to develop gaming to its full potential, it is not enough to hold events where it is the most convenient, and where it is the most profitable to do so. There must be a profound attempt to ensure that events are held in every nook-and-cranny in order to give everybody the opportunity to participate, compete, and even excel.

Thus even MSSA's National Team Trials rotate around the country. MSSA has seen its National Team Trials held in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Witbank.

However, National Team Trials works a little differently to Regional, Provincial, and National Championships.

Any club within a Region may offer to host the Regional Championship in the region in which it is based.

Similarly, any club within a province may offer to host a provincial championship.

Working on the same philosophy, any club based anywhere within the political boundaries of South Africa may offer to host the South African National Championships.

Of course the club offering to host must have the infrastructure to host the event. It is no good to offer to host and not have 3-phase power or a solid internet connection.

Through this policy of rotating championships, every club can get a piece-of-the-pie and deliver a quality event to its members.

Thus over the years, MSSA has seen its pride, the SA National Championships, played in Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Stellenbosch, and Witbank.

2017 will see the S A National Championships hosted by Fakkel School in Sasolburg.

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