|Adele ‘Nitebabe’ Janse van Rensburg.|
Even though, for decades, women have made a significant contribution, 2016 will long be remembered in South Africa as the year when women stood up and took control of mind sports in South Africa.
One of the prime movers of that change is none other than Adele ‘Nitebabe’ Janse van Rensburg who has impressed all by her dedication, abilities in the field of administration, and more importantly, in the field of play.
There is not a registered player that does not speak highly of Adele. Adele is generous in spirit in both victory and defeat. I have not yet heard a gamer that has heard a disparaging remark escape her lips.
Adele epitomises the type of gamer to which all gamers should aspire.
Thus MSSA's Annual General Meeting awarded the Dorian Love Trophy to Adele. This makes Adele the first woman to earn the award since its inception in 1987.
The full list of registered players who have been awarded the award since 1987 is as follows:
|YEAR||DORIAN LOVE AWARD – SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD|
|2016||Adele ‘Nitebabe’ Janse van Rensburg||VexxedPhoenix|
|2014||Ion Todd||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2013||Kyle Rhoodie||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|2011||Baber Abbas||Tekken Guru|
|2010||Gregory Laycock||Pretoria Boys High School|
|2008||Tim Cruise||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|2007||Ramsey Louw||Paul Roos Gimnasium|
|2006||Greg Pullin||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|2005||Alexis Roodt||Pretoria Boys High School|
|2004||Ingo Haferung||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|2002||Michael Karstens||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|2001||David Davidson||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|2000||David Davidson||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|1999||Bobby Stathoussis||Jeppe Quondam|
|1998||Ben Fouche||Pretoria Wargames Club|
|1997||Jabulane Mazibuko||Gauteng Draughts Association|
|1996||Garth Schoeman||Jeppe Quondam|
|1995||David Smith||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|1994||Richard Pullin||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|1993||Dickon Jayes||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|1992||David Kitkat||Eastern Province Wargames Group|
|1991||Derek Murrell||Northcliff Wargames Club|
|1990||Shawn Comrie||Eastern Province Wargames Group|
|1989||Craig Nevin||Peninsula Wargames Group|
|1988||Stuart Rosenberg||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|