|Joseph Matlhong and Stephen Moeketsi of NWU - Vaal.|
The university proved to be a great host for the first ever Sedibeng Championships, and the venue was packed to capacity. There is no doubt that this event will grow from strength to strength and will become even more popular in years to come.
Readers should be aware that MSSA awards Regional and Provincial Colours based on residency. Thus if a player lives in Sasolburg but plays in the Sedibengn Regional Championships and qualifies for Regional Colours, such player would still be awarded Fezile Dabi Regional Colours.
Excitement also ran high as Mxolisi Lukhele (Amplified Rebellion) continued with his winning ways in the esports game title of Tekken 7. There is no doubt that Mxolisi is busy preparing himself for the 2018 National Team Trials.
It was also most pleasing to see so many esports athletes from the newly affiliated NWU - Vaal doing well. Two titles were won by the university club with the club earning no less than 7 medals out of 29 issued
However,such was the level of sportsmanship displayed at the championship that the award for sportsmanship was given to Christopher Fenton (JCS Academy).
The winners of MSSA's 2017 Sedibeng Regional Championship are:
|Title||Name of player/team||Club||Colours awarded|
|Checkers||Stephen Moeketsi||NWU – Vaal||Sedibeng Regional|
|Checkers (female)||Cassandra van Tonder||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|FIFA '17||Khahliso Malape||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Morabaraba||Cobus van der Wath||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Morabaraba (female)||Anne- Lee Steyn||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Mortal Kombat X||Joost Loftus||Masters of Mind Sports||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Mortal Kombat X (female)||Leoné Loftus||Fakkel School||Fezile Dabi Schools|
|Street Fighter V||Mxolisi Lukhele||Amplified Rebellion||Sedibeng Regional|
|Street Fighter V (female)||Bronwyn Williams||JCS Academy||Fezile Dabi Regional|
|Tekken 7||Mxolisi Lukhele||Amplified Rebellion||Sedibeng Regional|
|Tekken 7 (female)||Yu-Hsien Lin||NWU – Vaal||Sedibeng Regional|
|Sportsmanship award||Christopher Fenton||JCS Academy|
Photographs of the event may be found on: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mindsportssa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10156517236759008