MIND SPORTS SOUTH AFRICA

 

BOARD GAMING

NEWS

 

The Western Cape Mind Sports Championships shall be held at Edgemead High School, Letchworth Drive, Edgemead,  Cape Town, on 27 & 28 June 2009.

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 are to be played should sufficient entries be received. 

 

Period

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON BOTH DAYS

Saturday

Sunday

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

Diplomacy

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

 

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

 

Period

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY ONLY

Sunday

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

Backgammon
Checkers

10H00-10H45
10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45
11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45
14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45
15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45
16H00 - 16H45

Draughts (Brazilian)

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

Draughts (International)

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

Morabaraba

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

SesothoMorabaraba

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 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 General Secretary, Mr. Richard Ligault at:

Cell: 083 252 1708
e-mail:
rligault@gmail.com

 

Please note that if there are not at least 10 players entered for a figure gaming period, then such period shall be played to four (4) rounds and not five (5).

 

Entry fees are:     R18.00 for board gamers.

 

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

 

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

 

All entries, and army lists (if applicable) must be e-mailed to the Umpire: Colin Webster at  wargames@iafrica.com on or before 9 June 2009. Colin may also be contacted on 073 593 9451.

 

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It should be noted that the National Lottery Distribution Fund has advertised its intention to consider applications for the Sports and Recreation sector.

 

All clubs affiliated to Mind Sports South Africa are actively encouraged to submit applications in order to grow all aspects of Mind Sports. Please remember that in 2009 the Old Edwardian Society received R450,000.00.

 

Member clubs may request funding for:

  • Sports equipment and playing kit,
  • Basic facilities and upgrading of existing facilities;
  • Participation in local leagues and Provincial Championships.

All member clubs intending to submit applications must refer to Mind Sports South Africa in order to obtain the necessary letter of support.

 

Please note that the closing date for submissions is 17H00 on 19 June 2009.

 

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The Gauteng Mind Sports Championships shall be held at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, on 28 and 29 March 2009.

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 are to be played should sufficient entries be received. 

 

Period

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON BOTH DAYS

Saturday

Sunday

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

Ancients figure gaming

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

17h00 - 20h00

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

Diplomacy

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

 

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

Horse & Musket

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

17h00 - 20h00

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

Pike & Shot

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

17h00 - 20h00

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

World War II

9H00-12H00

13H00 - 16h00

17h00 - 20h00

9H00-12H00

14H00 - 17H00

 

Period

CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY ONLY

Sunday

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

Backgammon
Checkers

10H00-10H45
10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45
11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45
14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45
15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45
16H00 - 16H45

Draughts (Brazilian)

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

Draughts (International)

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

Morabaraba

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

SesothoMorabaraba

10H00-10H45

11H00 - 11H45

14H00 -14H45

15H00 - 15H45

16H00 - 16H45

 

Period

ONE DAY HISTORICAL FIGURE GAMING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE PLAYED ON SUNDAY ONLY

 Sunday

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

Ancients figure gaming

9H00-10H30

11H00 12H30

14H00 15H30

16H00 16H30

Pike & Shot

9H00-10H30

11H00 12H30

14H00 15H30

16H00 16H30

Horse & Musket

9H00-10H30

11H00 12H30

14H00 15H30

16H00 16H30

World War II

9H00-10H30

11H00 12H30

14H00 15H30

16H00 16H30

 

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 General Secretary, Mr. Richard Ligault at:

Cell: 083 252 1708
e-mail:
rligault@gmail.com

Please note that if there are not at least 10 players entered for a figure gaming period, then such period shall be played to four (4) rounds and not five (5).

Entry fees are:     R36.00 for figure gamers, and
                                  R18.00 for board gamers.

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

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

All entries, and army lists (if applicable) must be e-mailed to the Umpire:  Gary Waterworth at gdwaterworth@hotmail.com on or before 10 March 2009. Gary may also be contacted on 082 498 5037.


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HALL OF FAME:

 

The South African Hall of Fame had its glittering induction ceremony on 24 February 2009 at Emperor's Palace in Gauteng.

 

Again a number of well-known South African sportsmen and sportswomen were inducted into such hall of fame.

 

At the ceremony, Colin Webster was informed by Naas Botha (yes, of Springbok rugby fame, and who is the originator of the Hall of Fame), that from 2010 Mind Sports would be able to make nominations of players who have excelled in their fields to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

 

So, it won't be long before board gamers, eSportsmen, and wargamers of exceptional talent will be acknowledged by the same organisation that has acknowledged the likes of Brian Mitchell, Bob Hewitt, Alan Donald, Bruce Fordyce, Graeme Pollock, Gary Player, and so many more South African greats. 

 

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The 18th OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER WARGAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS shall be held at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, on 7 & 8 MARCH 2009.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The figure-games shall be played on both Saturday and Sunday, while Backgammon, Checkers, Draughts and Morabaraba shall only be played on Sunday, 8 March 2009.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. Periods are to be played only if there are at least four (4) paid up entries for each such period submitted by 15 February 2009.  


PERIOD

Starting times

Saturday

Sunday

Times

# of rounds

Times

# of rounds

Ancients wargaming
Backgammon
Checkers
Morabaraba
Pike & Shot wargaming

9H00 17H00



9H00 17H00

2



2

9H00 17H00
9H00 17H00
9H00 17H00
9H00 17H00
9H00 17H00

2
5
5
5
2

Entry fees are:     R36.00 for figure gamers, and
                                  R18.00 for board gamers.

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

F.N.B. - Killarney
Branch Code 256-205
Account Number 62071433115

Players that enter Ancients or Pike & Shot must note that players may only use one army list, and that the IWF's 32 - 0 scoring systems shall be used.

All entries and army lists, if applicable, must be forwarded to Matthew Strachan at roburthebold@gmail.com.

 

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The MSSA handed out its annual Management Board Awards after the S A National Mind Sports Championships for figure and board gaming prize-giving on Sunday, 14 December 2008.

 

The MSSA was inundated with nominations, and the Management Board had to carefully analyse each nomination in order to have the best possible outcome.

 

The awards were given to:

 

Mind Sports Person of the Year: David Vannucci

 

Board Gamer of the Year: Mothusi Moabi

 

Computer Gamer of the Year: Marc Bowes

 

Wargamer of the Year: Jonathan Newman

 

Volunteer of the Year: Ryan van den Bergh

 

Mind Sports Writer of the Year: Vivian Mooki (City Press)

 

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Dear All

 

Please note that the MSSA has changed its fax number to:

 

086 672 1911

 

Best regards for the festive season

 

Colin Webster