|Some of the winners at the recently held Free state Provincial Championships.|
The doors opend, pairings were done and the various periods (games) were played.
The only concern expressed by MSSA is that some member clubs still seem to have a problem with entering their players on time, and some seem to have a problem adhering to the age restrictions of certain esports titles.
While late arrivals may be helped, if there is space available, age restrictions are non-negotiable. However, it should be noted that late entries can, and do, slow down the starting time of a championship due to the fact that the pairings have to be redone. Late entries are thus allowed at the discretion of the umpire.
Age restrictions are set by the Films and Publications Board, and a letter of consent is not good enough to allow an under-aged athlete to participate. Age restrictions are, therefore, final, and no discussion is entertained on such.
Nevertheless, MSSA's 16th Free State Provincial Championships was a huge success and saw no less than 11 member clubs from 2 provinces (representing 5 regions) battle it out for the silverware.
The overall winners are as follows:
Photographs of the event may be viewed on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10158582713914008