|Simone Beck in MSSA umpire's kit at the 2017 edition of MSSA's SA National Championships.
The award may only be awarded to the Registered Player who, in the eyes of the Annual General Meeting, has done exceptionally well in his/her initial stages of membership.
Simone is only the second female to be awarded such award.
There is no doubt that anybody that is able, as Simone was, to rise to become a member of the Protea Esports Squad, receive her Protea Colours for playing an online test match against Switzerland, as well as be selected to be the Vice-Captain of such Protea League of Legends team.
Her achievements remind me of an adventurous tale which can rank with the very best stories of achievement.
The total list of those awarded such prestigious award are as follows:
YEARBEST NEWCOMERCLUB2017Simone BeckValhalla2016Joel van WykAll Stars2015Wynand MeiringBZK2014Barry West2013Mohamed Wasim Lorgat2012Lyrene Kűhn2011Robert BothaPolarFluke2010Jonathan GroblerHWC2009Xola Magwaza2008Benjamin WilliamsPBHS2007Jonathan GroblerHWC2006Werner ButerMCS2005Thembile NquezoCT2004Jonathan NewmanMCS2003Simphiwe MaphumuloAHS2002Teresa ChenMGH2001David ScholtzMG2000Attilla MolnarWHAM1999Andre TonkinKHS1998Rudolph Joubert1997Thembinkosi HambiyaneGDA1996Richard LigaultTWR1995Jaco VermeulenPKV1994Damien Enslin1993David Smith1992Jethro Marks1991David YoungNSW1990Dennis WhiteEWG1989Bruce CahillEWG1988Grant Casey1987Hal Couzens