Monday 30 September 2019

And the nominees are...

From left to right: Dr Janine Brandt, Amanda Pakade (MSSA President), Colin Webster, and Jermaine Craig (Saturday Star) on the way to GEES in October earlier this year.
Mind Sports South Africa's Management Board Awards are the longest running awards for gaming in South Africa, if not the world. The awards take into account all the various disciplines being, board gaming, esports, and wargaming.

MSSA requested all members 
to make submissions by 31 August 2019. The submissions poured in.

Quite interestingly there were multiple submissions made for the same candidates.

MSSA's Board is now following due process to select the winners for each category.

The following nominations have been received:

Mind Sports Person of the Year

  1. Dr. Janine Brandt (Valhalla)
  2. Colin Webster (Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club)
Board Gamer of the Year
  1. Saudah Bhaimia (Curro Klerksdorp)
  2. Reinder van Wyk (JCS Academy)
  3. Thabo Kgopane (NWU Vaal)
Esports Player of the Year
  1. Charlize Seremak (HTS Sasolburg)
  2. Terrance Broomberg (Curro Aurora)
Wargamer of the Year
  1. Angellah Sulamoyo (Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club)
  2. Garth Schoeman (Knights Mind Sports Club)
Team of the Year
  1. Dragons (Monument Park High School)
  2. ZAG Paladins (ZAG Academy)
Volunteer of the Year
  1. Riaan Vrey (Monument Park High School)
  2. Christiaan Botes (Helpmekaar Kollege)
  3. Dr Janine Brandt (Valhalla)
Umpire of the Year
  1. Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy)
  2. Colin Webster (Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club)
  3. Johan Van Breda (ZAG Academy)
Coach of the Year
  1. Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy)
Educator of the Year
  1. Hannes Esterhuizen (Curro Klerksdorp)
  2. Gary Blieden (Curro Aurora)
Writer of the Year
  1. Rolina Vorster (News Everyday)
  2. Colin Webster (OEMSC)
  3. Saturday Star
Social Media Person of the Year
  1. Raving Mad Gamerz
  2. Riaan Vrey (Monument Park High School)
Sponsor of the Year
  1. Tuluntulu
  2. North West University - Vaal
The names of previous winners may be seen on

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