|Blake Govender was South Africa's flag-bearer at IESF's 11th World Championships - Seoul.|
The award may only be awarded to the Registered Player who, in the eyes of the Annual General Meeting (AGM), has done exceptionally well in his/her initial stages of membership.
Blake Govender (Oakhill School) from the Western Cape has been awarded such award for the 2019 year.
Having excelled in many an official school championship and league event, Blake caught the eye of the Selection Committee which catapaulted him into the highest levels. However, none would have been possible without the support of the club as well as of the Educator-in-Charge, Diana Barnard.
Blake was selected to represent South Africa at IESF's 11th World Championships. His sportsmanship was a credit to South Africa, and he was selected to be South Africa's flag-bearer at tthe opening ceremony.
His achievements over the past year is an adventurous tale that may rank with most romances.
The total list of those awarded such prestigious award are as follows:
|2019||Blake Govender||Oakhill School|
|2018||Sebolelo Motlhabi||North West University - Vaal|
|2016||Joel van Wyk||All Stars|
|2015||Wynand Meiring||BeZerK Gaming|
|2014||Barry West||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2013||Mohamed Wasim Lorgat||Energy eSports|
|2012||Lyrene Kűhn||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2010||Jonathan Grobler||Hillcrest Wargames Club|
|2009||Xola Magwaza||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2008||Benjamin Williams||Pretoria Boys High School|
|2007||Jonathan Grobler||Hillcrest Wargames Club|
|2006||Werner Buter||Maritzburg Christian School|
|2005||Thembile Nquezo||Castrol Team|
|2004||Jonathan Newman||Maritzburg Christian School|
|2003||Simphiwe Maphumulo||Alexandra High School|
|2002||Teresa Chen||Maritzburg Girls' High|
|2001||David Scholtz||Maritzburg Griffons|
|2000||Attilla Molnar||Westville Historical and Military Modelling Society|
|1999||Andre Tonkin||Krugersdorp High School|
|1998||Rudolph Joubert||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|1997||Thembinkosi Hambiyane||Gauteng Draughts Association|
|1996||Richard Ligault||Technikon Witwatersrand|
|1995||Jaco Vermeulen||Potchefstroom Krygspele Vereeniging|
|1994||Damien Enslin||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|1993||David Smith||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|1992||Jethro Marks||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|1991||David Young||Northern Suburbs Wargames Club|
|1990||Dennis White||Easterns Wargames Group|
|1989||Bruce Cahill||Easterns Wargames Group|
|1988||Grant Casey||Johannesburg Wargames Society|
|1987||Hal Couzens||Johannesburg Wargames Society|
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