Monday 30 July 2018

23 learners earn High School National Federation Colours at SA Schools.

Bishops Dota 1st team having received their gold medals and High School National Federation Colours.
Mind Sports South Africa's 2018 SA Schools' National Championships were held at Fakkel School of Skills on 28 and 29 July 2018 which proved to be the largest SA Schools' National Championships for many a year.

At such 
SA Schools' National Championships Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) awarded a record number of High School National Federation Colours to deserving learners.

In order for players to earn their High School National Federation Colours, such player needs to win each and every game that they play. Through such system, the award of High School National Federation Colours remains totally objective and a high standard of play is also promoted.

Thee recipients of such High School National Federation Colours all demonstrated the best of qualities that is expected from South Africa's top gamers in terms of skill, sportsmanship and courtesy.

The full list of High School National Federation Colours is as follows:

Name School Period (game title)
1 Christo Aristides JCS Academy Backgammon
2 Innocent Khoalane JCS Academy Checkers - Anglo American
3 Reinder van Wyk JCS Academy Checkers – Russian
4 Karl Stapelberg Bishops Dota 1st team DotA 2
5 Tristan Smith Bishops Dota 1st team DotA 2
6 Callum Fraser Bishops Dota 1st team DotA 2
7 Rayhaan Omar Bishops Dota 1st team DotA 2
8 Matthew von Bulow Bishops Dota 1st team DotA 2
9 Leoné Loftus Fakkel School of Skills FIFA '18
10 JC Smidt HSP Legends League of legends
11 Tiaan Jordaan HSP Legends League of legends
12 Arend Roux HSP Legends League of legends
13 Estevan Fouche HSP Legends League of legends
14 Brendon Badenhorst HSP Legends League of legends
15 Saudah Bhaimia Curro Klerksdorp Morabaraba
16 Tswarelo Mtimkulu JCS Academy Morabaraba
17 Michael Janse van Rensburg HTS Sasolburg Street Fighter V
18 Natalie Swanepoel Fakkel School of Skills Street Fighter V
19 Charlize Seremak HTS Sasolburg Tekken 7
20 Jeremy Seremak HTS Sasolburg Tekken 7
21 Jordan MacDonald Northcliff High School VainGlory
22 Luke Probert Northcliff High School VainGlory
23 Corbin Smout Northcliff High School VainGlory

First Official Frisian Draughts World Championships.

It is with great pride and much pleasure that the organizers of the First Official Frisian Draughts World Championships welcome all participants, volunteers, the general public and other guests to the city of Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, European Capital of Culture 2018.

The organisers hope that the tournament will become an event that will set the standard for the future, with participants from all over the world, awesome games, new friendships and, of course, new players of the age-old mind sport of Frisian Draughts, the original variant of 100-square draughts that has been played in the province of Fryslân for more than 400 years.

You will be able to follow the games both on Toernooibase (www. and by live stream on www.frisiandraughts. com.

But of course, visitors are very welcome to come to the historic City Hall in Ljouwert (Hofplein 38, 8911 HJ).

The Orange Room, decorated with paintings of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, all descended from the Frisian princely House of Nassau-Dietz, will be used as the playing room. A limited number of visitors will be allowed in on condition that they keep quiet.

In the New Room there will be ample opportunity to discuss the various games shown on screen, and to follow the analyses which will be streamed as well. The players will also come to the New Room after finishing their games.

The international players are being housed in Duhoux, a hotelrestaurant in the village of Wurdum/Wirdum (Greate Buorren 4-8, 9088 AE) just south of Ljouwert. This hotel used to be the meeting place of the Frisian Draughts Club in Wurdum, and traditionally the first two rounds of the Frisian Championships were played here.

Without doubt, there will be opportunities to meet the players and other mind sport players there in the evenings.

Winners of MSSA's 2018 SA Schools' National Championships.

The ever cheerful Saudah Bhaimia (Curro Klerksdorp) on her way to winning her first National title.
Mind Sports South Africa's 2018 SA Schools' National Championships were held at Fakkel School of Skills on 28 and 29 July 2018.

Fakkel School of Skills proved to be an exceptional host and if this was a 'dry run' for Nationals (to be hosted by Fakkel School of Skills on 1 and 2 December 2018), such championships shall be a well attended and well run event.

MSSA's 2018 SA Schools' National Championships were well attended with schools attennding from four provinces.

There is an increase in both the number of participants as well as the number of schools participating which bodes well for future growth.

It was particulary encouraging to see the game of Backgammon being played again after being absent for a number of years.

The winners of all the various games are:

TitleName of player/teamSchoolColours awarded
Backgammon – (Male - High School)Christo AristedesJCS AcademySA High School National Federation
Checkers - Anglo American – (Male - High School)Innocent KhoalaneJCS AcademySA High School National Federation
Chekers - Russian – (Male - High School)Reinder van WykJCS AcademySA High School National Federation
DotA 2 – (Male - High School)Bishop'sBishop's CollegeSA High School National Federation
FIFA '18 – (Female - High School)Leone LoftusFakkel School of SkillsSA High School National Federation
FIFA '18 – (Male - High School)Aphiwe MbethaHTS Sasolburg
Hearthstone (Male - High school)
Daniel LuisPotchefstroom Gimnasium
Arend RouxHoerskool Parys
JC SmidtHoerskool Parys
Hearthstone (Male - Primary school)Durandt van DykJCS AcademySA Primary School National Federation
League of Legends – (Male - High School)H/S ParysHoerskool ParysSA High School National Federation
Morabaraba – (Female - High School)Saudah BhaimiaCurro KlerksdorpSA High School National Federation
Morabaraba – (Female - Primary School)Anne-Lee SteynJCS AcademySA Primary School National Federation
Morabaraba – (Male - High School)Tswarelo MtimkuluJCS AcademySA High School National Federation
Morabaraba – (Male - Primary School)Junior MpembeFakkel School of Skills
Street Fighter V – (Female - High School)Natalie SwanepoelFakkel School of SkillsSA High School National Federation
Street Fighter V – (Male - High School)Michael Janse van RensburgHTS SasolburgSA High School National Federation
Tekken 7 – (Female - High School)Charlize SeremakHTS SasolburgSA High School National Federation
Tekken7 – (Male - High School)Jeremy SeremakHTS SasolburgSA High School National Federation
VainGlory – (Male - High School)PR0NHSNorthcliff High SchoolSA High School National Federation
Sportsmanship AwardMatthew von BulowBishop's College

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Saturday 28 July 2018

Latest Tekken 7 rankings.

Players battling it out at MSSA's Capricorn Regional Championships hosted by HTS Tom Naudé.
The results from MSSA's Capricorn Regional Championships hosted by HTS Tom Naudé in Polokwane under the astute guidance of Petrus Maartens have now been incuded into the database.

The results see Fanie Nel (HTS Tom Naudé) climb into 15th place overall to become the highest  ranked Registered Player in the Limpopo Province.

The current rankings shall be used for the upcoming KwaZulu Natal Provincial Championships to be held at Empangeni High School on 4 & 5 August 2018.

The full rankings for the Tekken 7 esports title are:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Jeremy Seremak18HTS Sasolburg288.5
2Pieter Oelefse18HTS Sasolburg244.2
3Gawie Fick18Fakkel School of Skills234.5
4Brian Lin18Masters of Mind Sports220.1
5Marchelle van Niekerk18HTS Sasolburg217.9
6Joost Loftus18Masters of Mind Sports207.7
7Yu-Hsien Lin18North West University - Vaal197.9
8Mpho Ntsala18Fakkel School of Skills189.3
9Charlize Seremak18HTS Sasolburg187.7
10Alasdair Donaldson17VexxedPhoenix179
11Christopher Fenton17JCS Academy175.8
12Pieter Lourens18BNKR174.1
13Armand Botha18Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog162.7
14Mxolisi Lukhele17Amplified Rebellion158
15Fanie Nel18HTS Tom Naudé153.8
16Sekele Komape17HTS Tom Naudé152.8
17Luan Joubert18Hoerskool General Hertzog150.5
18Nadine Swart18HTS Witbank150.4
19Cilliers Swanepoel18Curro Klerksdorp146.5
20Reinder v Wyk18JCS Academy145.9
21Lehlohondo Moloi18North West University - Vaal145.6
22Paulosi Makhuba17Fakkel School of Skills144
23Hlani Khaile17HTS Sasolburg143.4
24Dewald Gerber17HTS Witbank142.9
25Jan Hendrik Van Aswegen18Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog142.4
26Waldo Joubert18BNKR137.5
27George Griffiths17HTS Witbank135.4
28Leighton Howells18Cambridge High School134.5
29Kopano Majeko18Curro Klerksdorp133.2
30Leonard Loftus18Masters of Mind Sports131.9
31Junior Mpembe18Fakkel School of Skills130.9
32Ewan van Eden17HTS Sasolburg128.5
33Darryl Bruce- Smith17HTS Sasolburg128.1
34Michael Janse van Rensburg17HTS Sasolburg128
35Tetelo Mphahele17HTS Tom Naudé127
36Simoné Otto17HTS Tom Naudé126.8
37Kaitlyn Creighton17Master of Mind Sports125.9
38Liam Murdoch18Hoerskool General Hertzog124.9
39Tsedisi Thwala17JCS Academy124.5
40James Griffiths18HTS Witbank124.1
41Thabiso Mosia17Fakkel School of Skills124
42Sune van de Merwe17HTS Witbank122.6
43Luan Stoltz18Hoerskool General Hertzog122.3
44Jualine van Rooyen17JCS Academy122.2
45Titus Loyiso17Fakkel School of Skills122.1
46Wernich 'PANDA' Botha18JCS Academy121.7
47Amo Mojapelo18HTS Tom Naudé120.9
48Mhlengi Nkosi18North West University - Vaal119.5
49Alastair Williams17JCS Academy117.4
50Dean Jooste18Fakkel School of Skills116.7
51Leoné Loftus18Fakkel School of Skills116.2
52Benniel Botha18Fakkel School of Skills114.7
53Angelique Taljaard17HTS Witbank114.4
54Austin Lee17Northcliff High School114.4
55Baber Abbas16Knights Mind Sports Club114.4
56Beon Bronkhorst17JCS Academy114.4
57Bradley Niewoudt17Masters of Mind Sports114.4
58Bruce Burke17JCS Academy114.4
59Carl McNeil17Cape Town Mind Sports114.4
60Connor Chaplin17Northcliff High School114.4
61Doreen Els17Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club114.4
62Duncan Correira17JCS Academy114.4
63Gordon McCormack17JCS Academy114.4
64Gregory Haripersad16Maritzburg College114.4
65Harkus Crause17JCS Academy114.4
66Hugo Venter17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
67Jacques Rossouw17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
68Jada Whitaker17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
69Jonathan Schneider17Non member114.4
70Keanu De Waal17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
71Mark Morobane17Curro Klerksdorp114.4
72Matthew van der Merwe16Fakkel School of Skills114.4
73Mellie Nienaber16Fakkel School of Skills114.4
74Michael Masikeng16Fakkel School of Skills114.4
75Molepa Magashoa17Non member114.4
76Moloti Magashoa17Non member114.4
77Morizané Boyes17BNKR114.4
78Paula Loftus17Masters of Mind Sports114.4
79Pheello Maphumane17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
80Phoenix Janse van Vuuren17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
81Rion Nelson16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog114.4
82Robyn Gertzen17Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club114.4
83Ronin Brookes17Sasolburg High School114.4
84Ruan Hoffman17JCS Academy114.4
85Ruan Visagie16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog114.4
86Ryan Gathita17Curro Klerksdorp114.4
87Rynhardt Engelbrecht17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
88Shaun Coetzee16Fakkel School of Skills114.4
89Tertius Nel17HTS Witbank114.4
90Tshepo Matitwane17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
91Yadav Maharaj17Maritzburg College114.4
92Aidan Chaplin17Northcliff High School114.1
93Chaz Keefer18HTS Tom Naudé114
94Neo Mankwe18Fakkel School of Skills113.6
95Leran Shahriar18Northcliff High School113.5
96Jarred Smith17JCS Academy112.8
97Kyle Graham18Fakkel School of Skills111.9
98Pieter van der Merwe18JCS Academy111.4
99Khanyisa Sibanda17JCS Academy111
100Ruben v d Merwe17HTS Witbank110.2
101Hennie Small18Fakkel School of Skills110
102Jayden Gopalkista18Hoerskool General Hertzog110
103Keagan Gunkel17Maritzburg College110
104Rudi Taute15All Stars110
105Merice Ferreira17JCS Academy109.9
106Boyi Mantso18Fakkel School of Skills109.5
107Justin Brown18Northcliff High School109.5
108Kade Ortner18Northcliff High School109.5
109Cole Manley18HTS Tom Naudé108.8
110Micaela Hodgkinson18JCS Academy107
111Mpumi Madeou17Curro Klerksdorp106.1
112Kristen Cockeran18Fakkel School of Skills105.3
113Deon Robbertse17North West University - Vaal104.8
114Quinton Massey17JCS Academy104.8
115Kerwinn Harischancke17Maritzburg College104.5
116Logan Ortmen16Northcliff High School104.5
117William Kruger16Fakkel School of Skills104.5
118Wynand Janse van Rensburg17JCS Academy104.5
119Coenraad Oosthuizen18HTS Tom Naudé104.5
120Andre van Vollenstee16HTS Witbank104.4
121Franco Janse van Rensburg17Masters of Mind Sports104
122Tyrique de Bruin16Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog104
123Xavier Ferreira17JCS Academy101.3
124Eben Coetzer15HTS Witbank100
125Brandon Merrington17Maritzburg College99.8
126Khahliso Malape16Fakkel School of Skills99.8
127Joel van Wyk17All Stars99.3
128Owen Lotter16Affies Sasolburg99.3
129Cale Barry17Uplands College98.8
130Durandt van Dyk17JCS Academy96.2
131Alwyn van Wyk16Maritzburg College95
132Berginkgosi Lukhele17Amplified Rebellion95
133Dwayne van Niekerk18Fakkel School of Skills95
134Martin Dippenaar17HTS Sasolburg95
135Natalie Swanepoel18Fakkel School of Skills95
136Raken Belayet18Curro Klerksdorp95
137Ayanda Kumalo16Fakkel School of Skills93.3
138Phengo Madzivhandila16Masters of Mind Sports90.3
139Sean Mehlo18Northcliff High School90.3
140Kokeletso Molepo18HTS Tom Naudé90.3
141Bradley Duckham17Maritzburg College85.8

Other official rankings produced by MSSA are as follows: