Friday, 11 August 2017

Three exciting Regional Championships to take place in September 2017.

South Africa has 56 regions within the nine provinces. The districts are the municipal districts as defined by the South African government. The South African Confederation of South African Sport (SASCOC) and the Minister of Sport and Recreation considers growth at the Regions as vital to the growth of sport in South Africa as a whole.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) totally subscribes to the above.

Thus MSSA has implemented the policy of holding Regional Championships. It is hoped that the Regional Championships will be expanded to each and every region in the country, as the championships will undoubtedly help:
  1. Strengthen clubs that are in each region,
  2. Encourage clubs to grow in regions that as yet do not have member clubs, and
  3. Allow a greater base of players to participate in official MSSA championships without having to travel vast distances.
However, the MSSA is aware that many of the clubs do not have the financial resources and 'know-how' to host a full provincial championship. Thus the Regional championships are designed to be much smaller affairs. 

Host clubs may host only the period that such club has an active interest in promoting. Thus there could be a Regional event held for each period within a Region at a different time – as long as the host clubs within the Region have met with all the criteria for such.

As an example, a member club like St John's may very well host the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Regional Championships, while the Old Edwardian Wargames Club could hosts the CoJ Ancients Regional Championships, while Wits University could host the CoJ Regional Championships for Board games and Starcraft II, and Northcliff High School could host the CoJ Regional Championships for CounterStrike:  GO and DotA 2.

Regional Championships do not have to be held only for the titles which are played at National and/or Provincial Championships.

Regional Championships may be held  in ANY game title.

Thus Regional championships ,may be played in the esports titles of Minecraft, Overwatch, Rocket League, Quake, and so forth. This is so that MSSA can objectively evaluate the grass-roots support for the  various titles. The more that a title  is played at Regional Championship level, the more likely that the title will be included as a Provincial and National Championship title.

Through Regional Championships, MSSA is creating a larger pool of clubs that are able to host championships, as well as creating a larger pool of athletes who qualify for National Team Trials.

The three Regional Championships earmarked for September are:
2 SEPTEMBER Sedibeng Regional Championships FIFA ‘17, Street Fighter V, Mortal Kombat X, TEKKEN TAG II, StarCraft II, Checkers, Morabaraba NWU Mind Sports Club, Vaal Triangle Campus
9 & 10 SEPTEMBER City of Johannesburg Championships Sat. Morabaraba & StarCraft II
Sun. Ancients & FIFA
Blue Room
Old Edwardian Society
11 Ninth Ave
Lower Houghton
30 SEPTEMBER Polokwane Regional Championships CounterStrike: GO
League of Legends
HTS Tom Naudé~

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