Tuesday 25 December 2018

Baber 'Tekken Guru' Abbas is back at the top.

Baber 'Tekken Guru' Abbas (Knights Mind Sports Club) at MSSA's 2018 South African National Championships .
Baber Abbas has participated in many of Mind Sports South Africa's championships over the years. It was therefore not surprising to see Baber at MSSA's annual South African National Championships held on 2 December 2018.

As usual, Baber was only there to contest the Tekken 7 esports period, and contest it he did.

None could stand up to Baber as he waltzed through all of his opposition. Baber won all 5 of the rounds of the Swiss System Championship which left him on a perfect score. As such, Baber walked away with first place as well as South African National Federation Colours.

All of his opponents expressed the view that they had learnt much from having played him, and Baber was quick tto give advice to his opponents. It is Baber's opinion that in order for him to improve, he has to help his opponents improve as they will then be able to push him harder so that he can reach even greater heights.

Baber's results have thus placed him at the top of the rankings, and have made him the man to beat.

However, it is extremely exciting that 
Chiney Wallace (HTS Sasolburg) who won the female division is now ranked in 5th place overall. 

The full ranking is as follows:

PosName of PlayeryearClubPoints
1Baber Abbas18Knights Mind Sports Club161.1
2Pieter Oelefse18HTS Sasolburg153.8
3Jeremy Seremak18HTS Sasolburg142.5
4Michael Janse van Rensburg18HTS Sasolburg141.2
5Chiney Wallace18HTS Sasolburg115.7
6Brian Lin18Masters of Mind Sports114.4
7Marchelle van Niekerk18HTS Sasolburg114.4
8Joost Loftus18Masters of Mind Sports114.4
9Yu-Hsien Lin18North West University - Vaal114.4
10Mpho Ntsala18Fakkel School of Skills114.4
11Alasdair Donaldson17VexxedPhoenix114.4
12Christopher Fenton17JCS Academy114.4
13Pieter Lourens18BNKR114.4
14Armand Botha18Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog114.4
15Mxolisi Lukhele17Amplified Rebellion114.4
16Fanie Nel18HTS Tom Naudé114.4
17Sekele Komape17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
18Luan Joubert18Hoerskool General Hertzog114.4
19Nadine Swart18HTS Witbank114.4
20Cilliers Swanepoel18Curro Klerksdorp114.4
21Reinder v Wyk18JCS Academy114.4
22Lehlohondo Moloi18North West University - Vaal114.4
23Paulosi Makhuba17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
24Hlani Khaile17HTS Sasolburg114.4
25Dewald Gerber17HTS Witbank114.4
26Jan Hendrik Van Aswegen18Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog114.4
27Waldo Joubert18BNKR114.4
28George Griffiths17HTS Witbank114.4
29Leighton Howells18Cambridge High School114.4
30Kopano Majeko18Curro Klerksdorp114.4
31Leonard Loftus18Masters of Mind Sports114.4
32Darnell Fynn18Empangeni High School114.4
33Junior Mpembe18Fakkel School of Skills114.4
34Ewan van Eden17HTS Sasolburg114.4
35Darryl Bruce- Smith17HTS Sasolburg114.4
36Tetelo Mphahele17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
37Simoné Otto17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
38Kaitlyn Creighton17Master of Mind Sports114.4
39Liam Murdoch18Hoerskool General Hertzog114.4
40Tsedisi Thwala17JCS Academy114.4
41James Griffiths18HTS Witbank114.4
42Thabiso Mosia17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
43Sune van de Merwe17HTS Witbank114.4
44Luan Stoltz18Hoerskool General Hertzog114.4
45Jualine van Rooyen17JCS Academy114.4
46Titus Loyiso17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
47Wernich 'PANDA' Botha18JCS Academy114.4
48Amo Mojapelo18HTS Tom Naudé114.4
49Mhlengi Nkosi18North West University - Vaal114.4
50Alastair Williams17JCS Academy114.4
51Dean Jooste18Fakkel School of Skills114.4
52Leoné Loftus18Fakkel School of Skills114.4
53Benniel Botha18Fakkel School of Skills114.4
54Angelique Taljaard17HTS Witbank114.4
55Austin Lee17Northcliff High School114.4
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
64Harkus Crause17JCS Academy114.4
65Hugo Venter17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
66Jacques Rossouw17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
67Jada Whitaker17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
68Jonathan Schneider17Non member114.4
69Keanu De Waal17HTS Tom Naudé114.4
70Mark Morobane17Curro Klerksdorp114.4
71Molepa Magashoa17Non member114.4
72Moloti Magashoa17Non member114.4
73Morizané Boyes17BNKR114.4
74Paula Loftus17Masters of Mind Sports114.4
75Pheello Maphumane17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
76Phoenix Janse van Vuuren17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
77Robyn Gertzen17Teutonic Knights Mind Sports Club114.4
78Ronin Brookes17Sasolburg High School114.4
79Ruan Hoffman17JCS Academy114.4
80Ryan Gathita17Curro Klerksdorp114.4
81Rynhardt Engelbrecht17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
82Tertius Nel17HTS Witbank114.4
83Tshepo Matitwane17Fakkel School of Skills114.4
84Yadav Maharaj17Maritzburg College114.4
85Gawie Fick18Fakkel School of Skills114.1
86Aidan Chaplin17Northcliff High School114.1
87Chaz Keefer18HTS Tom Naudé114
88Ian Halgreen18Empangeni High School114
89Neo Mankwe18Fakkel School of Skills113.6
90Leran Shahriar18Northcliff High School113.5
91Jarred Smith17JCS Academy112.8
92Kyle Graham18Fakkel School of Skills111.9
93Pieter van der Merwe18JCS Academy111.4
94Khanyisa Sibanda17JCS Academy111
95Ruben v d Merwe17HTS Witbank110.2
96Hennie Small18Fakkel School of Skills110
97Jayden Gopalkista18Hoerskool General Hertzog110
98Keagan Gunkel17Maritzburg College110
99Merice Ferreira17JCS Academy109.9
100Boyi Mantso18Fakkel School of Skills109.5
101Justin Brown18Northcliff High School109.5
102Kade Ortner18Northcliff High School109.5
103Cole Manley18HTS Tom Naudé108.8
104Micaela Hodgkinson18JCS Academy107
105Mpumi Madeou17Curro Klerksdorp106.1
106Charlize Seremak18HTS Sasolburg106
107Costa Kinguae18HTS Sasolburg105.9
108Kristen Cockeran18Fakkel School of Skills105.3
109Deon Robbertse17North West University - Vaal104.8
110Quinton Massey17JCS Academy104.8
111Coenraad Oosthuizen18HTS Tom Naudé104.5
112Kerwinn Harischancke17Maritzburg College104.5
113Unathi Nzimande18Empangeni High School104.5
114Wynand Janse van Rensburg17JCS Academy104.5
115Franco Janse van Rensburg17Masters of Mind Sports104
116Xavier Ferreira17JCS Academy101.3
117Brandon Merrington17Maritzburg College99.8
118Joel van Wyk17All Stars99.3
119Cale Barry17Uplands College98.8
120Durandt van Dyk17JCS Academy96.2
121Berginkgosi Lukhele17Amplified Rebellion95
122Dwayne van Niekerk18Fakkel School of Skills95
123Martin Dippenaar17HTS Sasolburg95
124Natalie Swanepoel18Fakkel School of Skills95
125Raken Belayet18Curro Klerksdorp95
126Jodie-Ray Nelson18Empangeni High School90.3
127Kokeletso Molepo18HTS Tom Naudé90.3
128Sean Mehlo18Northcliff High School90.3
129Bradley Duckham17Maritzburg College85.8

Other official rankings produced by MSSA are as follows:

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