Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Entries to championships

 

The 2021 year is full swing.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has ensured that no gamer will be left behind, and together with its member clubs will put on a number of championships that may cover more titles than ever before through its Derby, Regional Championships, Provincial Championships, National Championships, and Inter-Regional and  Inter-Provincial Test Matches.

The first three events are:

EventDate of EventDate of EntryVenue
2nd WESTERN CAPE Online Championships27 February23 FebruaryOn-line
On-line Inter-school Provincial Championships6 March2 MarchOn-line
29th Old Edwardian Summer Championships13 &14 March8 MarchOld Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave., Lower Houghton

The entry form may be found on Google Drive. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ERR6815uVjSMu4t5KkRxYqGJ_AA88kkz31qRgksASc/edit#gid=287696184

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Thursday, 18 February 2021

Being awarded Regional Colours


The first step in climbing the ladder to earn the prestigious and much sought after Protea Colours is ob
taining Regional Colours.

Regional Colours are the first rung of the ladder. The second being Provincial Colours. Regional Colours may be earned at MSSA's Regional Championships and Derby events.

Regional Colours are awarded to:
  • Persons selected by MSSA to represent the Region in which he/she is ordinarily resident in a team, or
  • Persons who have finished in the top three of an individual event in such Derby and/or Regional Championship, or
  • Persons who have finished in first place if a team event in such Derby and/or Regional Championship
Even a member of a club not affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa may qualify for such colours if having won the event.

Readers should too note that such colours are awarded to the player based on where such player is ordinarily resident.

It should be noted that South Africa has 56 regions, and MSSA is determined to establish regional championships in each and every one of them.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2021

29th OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS - 13 &14 March 2021

 

Old Edwardian Mind Sports Club dominates wargames events in South Africa.
The 29th OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS shall be held at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, on 13 &14 March 2021.

The championship is renown for having many of South Africa's top players play in such championships as a warm up to Mind Sports South Africa's Provincial Championships. Past participation in this event is a veritable 'who's who' in South African gaming. No less than eight world champions have used the Old Edwardian Summer Championships in which to hone their skills.

Since the Old Edwardian Summer Championships does not count for MSSA's official rankings, the players who participate in the board gaming, esports and wargames events, are able to dabble with new tactics, and ready themselves for the new season.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The figure-games shall be played on both days.

This is an open championship and open to all whether affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) or not.

Championship Details:
Venue:                  Blue Room, Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg
Date:                      13 &14 March 2021
Game Entry Fees:R60.00 for Morabaraba, and PES 2020
R100.00 for Ancients figure gaming
Entries:                  Please contact Terry Allwright on: tj.allwright@gmail.com
Entries must be submitted by 8 March 2021.
Food & refreshmentsPlease bring your own

The schedule of play is as follows:
Saturday – 13 March 2021Saturday – 13 March 2021
MorabarabaAncientsAncientsPro Evolution Soccer 2020
(PES 2020)
Round 110H00-10H459H00 – 12H0009H00
Round 211H00 - 11H4514H00 – 17H0010H30
Round 314H00 -14H459H00 – 12H0012H00
Round 415H00 - 15H4514H00 – 17H0014H00
Round 516H00 - 16H4515H30
Awards shall be awarded immediately after play has ceased.

Medals are awarded to the first three places for Premier and High School divisions.

All MSSA rules shall apply for PES 2021 and Morabaraba
 
Due to COVID-19 Regulations, entry will be restricted to 6 players for Wargames and 8 players for Morabaraba and PES 2021.

However, for Ancients wargames the championship uses the very popular 600 points format where losses are carried forward. Should you require the full rules, please contact the club on tj.allwright@gmail.com .

Fees must please be deposited into the Old Edwardian Society's account, which is:


OEWC
F.N.B. - Killarney
Branch Code 256205
Account Number 62071433115

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Monday, 15 February 2021

Revisions to MSSA's Calendar of Events for 2021.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught all that they have to be able to think outside of the box, and to adapt to situations on an almost daily basis. Thus in these uncertain times where we all have to accept that COVID-19 is here to stay Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) has revised its Calendar of Events for 2021. Should the proposed vaccines be in place, MSSA expects to resume business as usual and hold its face-to-face championships.

In the meantime, however, MSSA has provided for the worst-case scenario. 

As such, MSSA has provided for both online and face-to-face events. 

MSSA will always put the well-being of all its members first, and will therefore adjust its Calendar of Events from time-to-time to meet the circumstances and the requirements of its membership.

The safety of MSSA's members is MSSA's first priority.

Registered Players are reminded that the online championships are part of the process for qualifying for provincial colours and national team selection.

Thus MSSA has released the following Calendar of events or 2021:

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2021

DateEventDisciplineVenue
1 JanuaryUmpires’ Course - GautengAllOld Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton
27 February2nd WESTERN CAPE Online ChampionshipsEsportsOn-line
6 MarchOn-line Inter-school Provincial ChampionshipsAll esports titles as approved at the AGM in DecemberOn-line
13 &14 March29th Old Edwardian Summer ChampionshipsAncients, PES 2021, MorabarabaOld Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Ave., Lower Houghton
20 & 22 March24th WESTERN CAPE ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBA
10 AprilProvincial Online Student ChampionshipsAll esports titles as approved at the AGM in DecemberOnline
17 April11th Provincial Online ChampionshipsAll esports titles as approved at the AGM in DecemberOnline
24 & 25 AprilProvincial School Championships for all provincesBoard and Figure gamesVarious venues.
24 AprilProvincial School Championships for all provincesEsportsOnline
8 MayUmpire’s Course – MpumulangaUmpiring courseTBA
15 & 16 May38th GAUTENG ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBA
29 & 30 May2nd GAUTENG Online ChampionshipsEsportsOnline
29 MayFINANCIAL AGMMeetingTBA
12 & 13 JuneSA School ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBA
26 June2nd SA School ChampionshipsEsportsOnline
Week ending
17 July
1st round of NWU School LeagueAll esports titles as approved at the AGM in DecemberOnline
24 & 25 July26th KWAZULU NATAL ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBD
31 July2nd KWAZULU NATAL Online ChampionshipsEsportsOnline
7 & 8 August17th FREE STATE Championships / 2nd FREE STATE Online ChampionshipsTBDTBD
28 & 29 August25th NORTH WEST ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBD
TBAIndigenous GamesMorabarabaTo be determined by SRSA
19 & 20 September17th EASTERN CAPE Championships / 2nd EASTERN CAPE Online ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBD
26 & 27 September8th LIMPOPO Championships / 2nd LIMPOPO Online ChampionshipsTBDTBD
16 October2nd NORTH WEST Online ChampionshipsEsportsOnline
1 NovemberSubmit nominations of office-bearersAdminmindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com
4 & 5 December34th S A NATIONAL ChampionshipsBoard games, Card games, Esports, wargamesTBD
4 December38th NATIONAL CONVENTIONAnnual General MeetingTBD
TBASRSA's S A Schools ChampionshipsMorabarabaTo be determined by SRSA

It should  be noted that Derby, Regional Championships, Inter-Regional Tests Matches, Inter-Provincial Test Matches, International Test Matches and World Championships have not yet been finalized and shall be added to MSSA's Calendar of Events in due course.

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