Thursday 31 January 2019

Thinking out the box.

Empangeni High School's athletes in action.
The Ladder has taken on greater significance in Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) with the requirement that any player that wishes to be selected needs to be ranked in the top ten of such ladder.

The Ladder is therefore a vital part of selection.

However, the Ladder too lends itself to assisting clubs raise their own competitive standards, as Empangeni High School attests.

Empangeni High School uses the ladder internally as a useful tool to prepare its athletes for the rigour of competition, and currently has two athletes ranked in the top ten in the High School Ladder for the FIFA '19 esport period/game.

Only a Registered Player that is ranked in the top ten positions on the ladder, may automatically qualify for National Team Selection. It is therefore vital for any player wishing to be considered for national team selection to actively participate in the Ladder.

The Ladder works on a system of challenges throughout the year in order to give clubs the opportunity to improve their teams/players' playing skills outside of the normal MSSA championships. The Ladder allows teams/players' to experiment with new tactics, combinations, etc.

Registered Players, through the Member Club to which they are affiliated, may challenge any Register Player on the ladder. Any Registered Player so challenged has 5 days within which to respond and play the match. Such rule allows the ladder to retain its dynamic nature and stops the challenged Registered Player from delaying unnecessarily.

However, any 
Registered Player challenged during any official MSSA event while both such Registered Players are participating in such event, and are paired by the umpire to play against each other, must play such challenge. This means that any or all games in a MSSA Regional, Provincial, and/or National Championship may count as ladder games.

The full rules for the ladder may be found here: 
Important changes to MSSA's Inter-Club Ladder rules.

The full results are as follows:

PosName of PlayeryearClub
1Joshua Williams18Northcliff High School
2Yorke Soni18Northcliff High School
3Mikhyle Naidoo18Northcliff High School
4Blake Govender18Oakhill School
5Siyabonga Biyela19Empangeni High School
6Sash Sunkar18Oakhill School
7Matt Jenkin18Oakhill School
8Irfaan Sabat18Empangeni High School
9Jarius Naidoo18Northcliff High School
10Francois Viljoen18Oakhill School
11Phathu Motsi18Northcliff High School
12Koketso Lekganyane18Northcliff High School
13Jodie Motala19Empangeni High School
14Siyanda Nyaka19Empangeni High School
15Motlatso Ramusi18Northwood Boys
16Tayla Allman18Northcliff High School
17Zamani Magagula17HTS Witbank
18Kristian Volek17Northcliff High School
19Sicelo Mahaye17HTS Witbank
20Gareth v Straten17HTS Witbank
21Sean Sithole17HTS Witbank
22Jeremiah Banda18Northwood Boys
23Umar Onafuwa18Curro Klerksdorp
24Kopano Maseko18Curro Klerksdorp
25Ryan Nyamucherera18Northcliff High School
26Allen Magagula17HTS Witbank
27Sibabalo Kalani18Oakhill School
28Bongi Ndlovu18Oakhill School
29Siyathokoza Maphumulo18Empangeni High School
30Raken Belayet18Curro Klerksdorp
31Nkanyiso Masinga19Empangeni High School
32Andy Zoundokpe18Hoërskool Warmbad
33Mthokozisi Sibanyoni17HTS Witbank
34Wandile Khumalo18Northcliff High School
35Unathi Magekiso18Northwood Boys
36Kembo Arfaro18Curro Klerksdorp
37Nicholis Chihanga18Curro Klerksdorp
38Bux Imtiyaaz18Hoërskool Warmbad
39Zuko Nomaqhiza18Curro Klerksdorp
40Aphiwe Mthembu18Empangeni High School
41Neo Nkabela17HTS Witbank
42Sihe Hltshawayo19Empangeni High School
43Sanele Khanyile19Empangeni High School

Other Ladders are:
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    Wednesday 30 January 2019

    Hoërskool Monument Park affiliates to Mind Sports South Africa.

    Hoërskool Monument Park is also joining the digital age of esports.
    Mind Sports South Aftica (MSSA) is the oldest esports gaming organisation in South Africa, if not the world. Having been founded in 1985, MSSA has lead the field year-after-year.

    Through hard work and dedication, it was MSSA that managed to get esports accredited as a sport in South Africa, as far back as 2005.

    Since 2005. Protea Colours have been awarded regularly to South Africa's official National Teams, and South Africa has proudly competed in many World Championships and International Test Matches.

    School-after-school that also see, and understand the vision, of esports being a fully accredited sport are flocking to affiliate to MSSA.

    Monument Park High School is one such school 
    Monument Park High School is situated on the Kraaifontein wetlands and believes that excellence in the classroom, on the sports field as well as culturally, are the building blocks for our youth. The  school also believes in teaching on strong religious principles.

    Monument Park High School accommodates learning in both Afrikaans and English and its curriculum covers almost every possible subject and subject combination.

    Mind Sports South Africa thus welcomes the school into affiliation, and is sure that the mutual partnership will benefit both.

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    Hope Fountain Combined School affiliates to MSSA.

    Hope Fountain Combined School is the latest school to affiliate to MSSA.
    Mind Sports South Africa  (MSSA) is continue to grow in membership.

    The most recent school to affiliate to MSSA is Hope Fountain Combined School.

    Hope Fountain Combined School prides itself on providing a conductive and challenging environment in Commercial and General subjects, teaching and learning. The school aims to help learners achieve their fullest potential.
    The school prides itself on its diversity and and ability to meet the learner's needs in an ever changing South Africa.

    Mind Sports South Africa welcomes Hope Fountain Combined School into membership and is sure that the school will have a long and fruitful relationship with MSSA.

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    Tuesday 29 January 2019

    MSSA revises its 2019 Calendar of Events.

    MSSA's Calendar of Events is geared towards assisting the Selectors select the best possible team of Registered Players for service iin the Protea Teams.
    2019 is well under way, with Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) having already held the Gauteng leg of its Umpire's Course on 19 January 2019.

    February 2019 will be a busy month with the 27th Old Edwardian Summer Championships, 9th Online Inter-school Provincial Championships, and the 37th GAUTENG Championships being held.
    Then March is the time for the Western Cape, with the Western Cape leg of its Umpire's Course on 2 March 2019, and the 23rd WESTERN CAPE Championships to be held on 23 & 24 March 2019.
    As usual, MSSA presents a busy calendar that provides a bit of everything for all levels of competitive Registered Players.

    2019 Calendar of Events

    19 JANUARY
    Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave., Lower Houghton
    2 & 3 FEBRUARY
    Ancients, Checkers, PES 2019, Morabaraba
    Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave., Lower Houghton
    CS:GO, Fortnite, Paladins, FIFA '19, PES 2019, DotA 2, LoL, Clash Royale, HearthStone, Street FighterV,
    23 & 24 FEBRUARY
    37th GAUTENG Championships
    Taurus Road
    2 MARCH
    Umpire’s Course – Western Cape
    Curro Durbanville,
    1 Memento Drive, Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville, 7550
    23 & 24 MARCH
    23rd WESTERN CAPE Championships
    Board games, Card games, eSports, wargames
    Curro Durbanville,
    1 Memento Drive, Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville, 7550
    6 APRIL
    Provincial Online Student Championships
    COD – BO 4, CS: GO, Fortnite, Paladins, FIFA ‘19, Dota 2, League of Legends
    20 APRIL
    10th Provincial Online Championships
    CS:GO, DotA 2, Fortnite, Paladins, FIFA '19, HearthStone, Clash Royale, LoL, Tekken 7, Street Fighter V

    27 & 28 APRIL
    Provincial School Championships for all provinces
    Board and Figure games
    11 MAY
    Umpire’s Course – Mpumalanga
    Umpiring course
    25 & 26 MAY
    18th MPUMALANGA Championships
    Board games, Card games, eSports, wargames
    25 MAY
    15 & 16 JUNE
    SA School Championships
    6 JULY
    Fezile Dabi Regional Championships
    To be determined
    Week ending
    19 JULY
    1st round of School League
    19 & 20 JULY
    Capricorn Regional Championships
    To be determined
    27 & 28 JULY
    25th KWAZULU NATAL Championships
    Board, Figure and eSports
    3 & 4 AUGUST
    16th FREE STATE Championships
    10 AUGUST
    Provincial Online Championships
    24 & 25 AUGUST
    24th NORTH WEST Championships
    Board games, Card games, eSports, wargames
    Indigenous Games
    To be determined by SRSA
    Sedibeng Regional Championships
    To be determined
    21 & 22 SEPTEMBER
    16th EASTERN CAPE Championship
    28 & 29 SEPTEMBER
    8th LIMPOPO Championships
    Submit nominations of office-bearers
    7 & 8 DECEMBER
    33rd S A NATIONAL Championships
    Annual General Meeting
    SRSA's S A Schools Championships
    To be determined by SRSA

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