Friday 12 July 2019

MSSA's 16th FREE STATE Championships - 3 & 4 August 2019

Scenes from previous championships.
Mind Sports South Africa's (MSSA) 16th FREE STATE Championships is one of the most popular championships on the calendar. With Sasolburg's close proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria, teams from Gauteng often travel to the Free State Championships to play for honours. The Free State Championship also proves to be a popular event for teams from North West which gives the championship the feel of a national championship.

Many of South Africa's top players who have represented South African Protea teams in international competition have taken advantage of the early championships in order to qualify for selection so that in the later championships the Registered Players can hone their skills to even higher levels. The general consensus is that in order for a Registered Player to do well in international competition, such player should play at least 30 games in provincial or national championships within a season.

MSSA is proud of its reputation of promoting youth in its national teams, and as a result, most of MSSA's teams that have represented South Africa have had a component of players that were learners who were still in High School.

Thus it should be noted that such Free State Championships not only counts towards players earning Provincial Colours, but also counts towards MSSA's selection process.

All gamers are reminded that MSSA's 
Free State Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player, who is currently a registered learner, is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live.

For additional information, please contact MSSA at

Details are as follows:

Championship Details:

Date3 & 4 August 2019
Entry date
26 July 2019
AccommodationTo book, please e-mail Amanda (who is most helpful) at as soon as possible. In such e-mail it must be stated the number of meen, the number of women that require accommodation.Please telephone the school to see if there is accommodation available at (016) 976 0470.

The entry form can be found on The entry form must be downloaded completed and e-mailed to

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail: 

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