Wednesday, 25 January 2017

34th MSSA Gauteng Board Gaming Championships - Jeppe high school for Boys on 25 February 2017.

Morabaraba players in action.
The 34th MSSA Gauteng Board Gaming Championships shall be held at Jeppe High School for Boys on 25 February 2017.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. Players need to register at least 30 minutes before the start of play. 

The following periods have qualified to be played, and shall be, should sufficient entries be received:

Board gaming
Backgammon10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Checkers10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Draughts (Brazilian)10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Draughts (International)10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
Morabaraba10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45
SesothoMorabaraba10H00-10H4511H00 - 11H4514H00 -14H4515H00 - 15H4516H00 - 16H45

In keeping with Mind Sport South Africa's policies re development programmes, entries are free and gratis to registered players who are unable to afford to enter such championships should the member club formally request assistance. Such applications must be directed to the MSSA at: e-mail:

Entry fees are:              R30.00 for board gamers.

Only players who are registered with fully-paid-up members may participate.

Players are reminded that the majority choice of rules as at the closing date for entries shall be used.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into Mind Sports South Africa's account, held at ABSA Bank, account number, 90 4766 7676.

All entries must be entered onto the club's Google  Drive before or on 20 February 2017.

The following Medals may be awarded at MSSA's 2017 South African National LAN Championships:
  • PREMIER: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
  • UNIVERSITY: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are currently registered at any officially recognised University, provided the players have not received any Premier Medals.
  • SCHOLARS: Medals shall be awarded to the first three high school scholars, provided they have not received any Premier medals.
  • WOMEN: Women will be awarded medals as per the same basis as above, that is in all three categories.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • National Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a National Championship will earn National Colours.
  • Provincial Colours: All Players that win all of their Matches at a Provincial Championship will earn Provincial Colours. All Players who score within the top 50% in a specific Period at a Provincial Championship, and who also score within the top 50% at a National Championship in the same period and in the same year, will earn Provincial Colours.
  • National Team Trials: All Players that score within the top 20% or top three places, whichever is greater, in a specific Period at a Provincial or National Championship will earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship. 
The next provincial event is: MSSA's 21st NORTH WEST Championships that shall be held on 25 & 26 February 2017.

Colin Webster
General Secretary
Mind Sports South Africa
P O Box 19275
Tel: 011 828 4994
Fax: 086 672 1911
Cell: 073 593 9451
Twitter: @mindsportssa
Skype: colin.webster4

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is an affiliate of the International eSports Federation, Federation de Jeau du Mondiale, and the International Wargames Federation. Due to its membership of such international bodies, the MSSA is the sole authority for the games that it caters for in terms of the Sport and Recreation Act, number 110 of 1998 (as amended).

The MSSA is responsible for the good governance and promotion of Historical figure games (also known as wargames), Board games (such as Diplomacy, Checkers, Draughts, Morabaraba, Sport Stacking, etc), Card Gaming, Robotics, and eSports (whether they are played on ‘cell phones, Sony® PSP’s, personal computers or similar). 

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