KWAZULU NATAL WARGAMES

A division of the SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION

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NEWS

The KwaZulu Natal Wargames Championships held at Alexandra High School, College Road, Pietermaritzburg on 4 and 10 July 2005, demonstrated an exciting standard of play, and introduced a number of new players to the world of competitive argames.

The venue at Alexandra High School proved to be more than sufficient for the requirements of the championships, and is likely to become a popular venue for such championships in the future.

The club based at Maristburg Christian School has shown remarkable growth in the number of players as well as the general standard of play. Denzil Groenewald is just such an example of the vast improvement of play as he managed to fight his way into third place into the Premier division after having beaten veteran player, Matthew Strachan, 3 - 1.

It is however Ingo Haferung who deserves to be mentioned in dispatches once again. Ingo, has taken ownership on the Ancients period in the South Africa by having won his fifth title since the beginning of the year. From not having won a single title prior to 2005, Ingo has managed to walk away with the North West Provincial Championships, the Old Edwardian Summer Championships,the Gauteng Provincial Championships, the Western Cape Provincial Championship titles, and now the KwaZulu Natal Championships.

Even the attempts of South African international players of the ilk of Eugene Burger, Lloyd Clark, Attilla Molnar, and Colin Webster, were unable to stop his methodical march forward.

Ingo's win at KwaZulu Natal puts him into the record books as the only South African player to have won all five such championships.

Kurt Wibmer, also maintained his winning streak in the Under 24 section of the Ancients period. The young Wits University student, has also won each and every Under 24 section in which he has played in 2005, being; the North West Championships, the Gauteng Championships, the Western Cape Championships and now the KwaZulu Natal Championships.

The final top three positions were:

ANCIENTS - Premier

1
2
3

Ingo Haferung
Simon Peckham
Denzil Groenewald

Old Edwardians
Maritzburg Griffins
Maristburg Christian School

18 points
17 points
16 points

ANCIENTS - Under 24

1
2
3

Kurt Wibmer
Kyle Banger
Gareth Hampton

Wits University Wargames
Maritzburg Griffins
KwaZulu Natal Wargames

16 points
15 points
14 points

ANCIENTS - High School

1
2
3

Jonathan Newman
Kurt Malissar
Jean-Michel de Marillac

Maristburg Christian School
Maristburg Christian School
Maristburg Christian School

13 points
11 points
11 points

ANCIENTS - Primary School

1
2
3

Dominic Bauer
Eloff Pretorius
Evan Millborrow

Old Edwardians
Maristburg Christian School
Maristburg Christian School

11 points
10 points
9 points

ANCIENTS - Best female player

1

Ruth Davey

Maristburg Christian School

4 points

MORABARABA - Premier

1
2

Teresa Chen
Amy Chen

Maritzburg Girls High
Maritzburg Girls High

5 points
1 points

HANDICAP RESULTS

The Handicap championships is a system that equates all players sothrough the use of a ranking system. Final scores are adjusted according to the rankings in order to advantage lower ranked players.

The Union has found that such system has been instrumental in the growth of the game.

ANCIENTS - Handicaps

1
2
3

Kurt Wibmer
Ingo Haferung
Barry Strydom

Wits University Wargames
Old Edwardians
Mariztburg Griffins

139 points
130 points
101points

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Kurt Wibmer (Wits University Wargames Club)

CLUB POINTS

Maristburg Christian School
Maritzburg Griffins
Old Edwardian Wargames
University of KZN
Wits University Wargames
Pretoria Boys High School
Maritzburg Girls High

68 points
46.5 points
43 points
27.5 points
12.5 points
5.5 points
1.5 points

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The KwaZulu Natal Wargames Championships shall be held at Alexandra High School, Pietermaritzburg on 9 & 10 July 2005.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The following periods are eligible to be played.

Period

Starting times

Saturday

Sunday

Times

# of rounds

Times

# of rounds

Ancients figure gaming
Draughts (Anglo-American)
Draughts (Brazilian)
Draughts (International)
Diplomacy
Horse & Musket
Morabaraba
SesothoMorabaraba
Pike & Shot
World War II

9H00-17H00




9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00


9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00

3




2
3


3
3

9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00

9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00

2
5

5
5
2
2
5
5
2
2

In keeping with the South African Wargames Union’s policies re development programmes, all entries are free and gratis to all players who enter Draughts, Morabaraba and SesothoMorabaraba at such championship.

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: R30.80 for figure gamers, and
R15.40 for board gamers.

Entry fees can be deposited directly into the South African Wargames Union'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: Richard Gordon at Richard.Gordon@unilever.com on or before 12 June 2005. Richard may also be contacted at 082 499 8643.

Accommodation:

ALEXANDRA HIGH SCHOOL HOSTEL

Tel.: 033 394 8252
Prices are: R85.00 bed and breakfast
R100.00 bed, breakfast, and dinner
R110.00 bed, breakfast, lunch and dinner

Early booking is essential.

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 I would like to start by bringing to the Union’s attention the support I had from Mrs Ruth Davey, parent of Paul and Hannah, and a MCS colleague of mine. Mrs Davey assisted behind the scenes. She ensured that I had a ready supply of coffee, always a big bonus, and assisted with arrangements, setting up of tables, welcoming parents, cleaning up after our messy players, bussing children to the shops and other Girl Friday tasks we often take for granted.

A total of 17 Ancient, 16 Mlabalaba and 7 Draught players participated in this year’s event. Results, with a Photograph, have been sent and were printed in The Mirror, our local Newspaper.

On Saturday evening we had a very successful braai on the premises. We had a wonderful response from the parents of the Figure Gamers. I counted 14 families and 39 adults. I was surprised and pleased at the number of grandparents, aunties and uncles, not just mums and dads. Teachers from the school also attended and a big party was had!

At the braai I shared our club’s ideas for future events and also introduced our fund raising ideas for Athens, with the goals of financially supporting at least one player. I also used the opportunity to thank Kyle Banger for his contribution to MCS Wargaming.

The tournament ran perfectly on time. Both days commenced exactly at 9am. Only an hour’s break was taken for lunch, as players brought or quickly shopped for lunch. Prize giving took place and was very well attended; possibly the best I’ve ever seen as a member of the Union.

I’d also like to mention that Barry Strydom and Kyle Banger both spent time helping at various tables. This was particularly useful as there were many new players and as a result there were often multiple umpiring needs which I would never have been able to deal with on my own. My sincere thanks to both these gentlemen who quietly got on with helping the game grow.

Ancients: (DBM V3.0)

[Rankings 24.3.05]

Position

Rd(1)

Rd(2)

Rd(3)

Rd(4)

HS

PS

1

Jonothan Newman

(MCS)

9

32/0

5/0

5

56/8

10/2

6

85/11

15/3

4

116/12

20/3

1

2

Evan Milborrow *

(MCS)

10

32/0

5/0

6

38/26

6/5

8

65/31

11/6

3

78/50

11/7

2

3

Denzil Groenewald

(MCS)

11

20/12

1/0

14

51/13

6/0

10

83/13

11/0

2

102/26

12/0

4

Jean-Michel de Marilac

(MCS)

12

31/1

5/0

8

58/6

10/0

5

82/14

13/1

1

83/45

13/6

5

Kurt Malissar

(MCS)

13

31/1

5/0

1

39/0

7/5

4

47/49

7/8

8

79/49

12/8

6

Philip Kahn

(MCS)

14

23/9

5/3

2

49/15

10/4

1

52/44

11/9

9

84/44

16/9

2

7

Byron Britz

(MCS)

15

19/13

1/0

11

38/26

2/0

17

43/63

3/5

10

45/93

3/10

8

Eloff Pretorius *

(MCS)

16

32/0

5/0

4

37/27

6/5

2

42/54

7/10

5

42/86

7/15

9

Christiaan Buter *

(MCS)

1

0/32

0/5

13

9/55

3/10

14

39/57

8/10

6

39/89

8/15

3

10

Werner Buter *

(MCS)

2

0/32

0/5

15

30/34

5/5

3

30/66

5/10

7

60/68

10/10

11

Hannah Davey *

(MCS, female)

3

12/20

0/1

7

25/39

0/2

16

25/71

0/7

----

BYE

----

12

Paul Davey

(MCS)

4

1/32

0/5

17

22/42

3/6

13

43/55

6/7

16

45/83

6/12

13

Kevin Diener *

(MCS)

5

1/32

0/5

9

24/40

5/5

12

35/61

6/8

17

43/85

6/11

14

Jason Els *

(Merchiston)

6

9/23

3/5

3

10/54

3/10

9

12/84

3/15

15

25/103

3/16

15

Jan-Lenois Heunis *

(MCS)

7

13/19

0/1

10

15/49

0/6

----

BYE

----

14

34/62

1/6

16

Dylon Le Cordier

(MCS)

8

0/32

0/5

----

BYE

----

11

32/32

5/5

12

62/34

10/5

3

17

Kyle Swanepoel *

(SCC)

----

BYE

----

12

11/21

1/3

7

38/26

6/4

13

62/34

9/4

1

 

Draughts:

School

Names

Rounds

Points

Position

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

Total

 

Alex 1

L. Ncanywa

4

2

6

3

3/1

7/1

10/2

13/3

13

1

GHS 2

F. Ngcobo

5

1

B

7

3/1

3/5

B

4.5/7.5

6

 

Alex 3

T. Zondi

6

7

5

1

1/3

2/6

5/7

6/10

6

 

Alex 4

K. April

1

6

7

5

1/3

3.5/4.5

5.5/6.5

9.5/6.5

9 ½

3

Alex 5

S. Duma

2

B

3

4

1/3

B

2/6

2/10

2,67

 

Alex 6

S. Mkhize

3

4

1

B

3/1

4.5/3.5

5.5/6.5

B

7,33

 

Alex 7

M. Mahlase

B

3

4

2

B

3/1

5/3

7.5/4.5

10

2

B denotes bye. Totals were averaged by dividing by 3 and multiplying by 4 for B’s.

 

Mlabalaba:

 

School

 

Names

Rounds

Points

Position

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

HS

PS

Alex1

K. Maphumulo

9

7

3

14

8

3

7

9

12

14

2

 

Alex2

N. Shangase

10

9

12

16

7

1

3

3

7

10

 

 

Alex3

L. Maphumulo

11

10

1

12

4

3

7

9

12

14 ½

1

 

Alex4

A. Mthembu

12

6

13

11

3

1 ½

4 ½

7 ½

10 ½

12

 

 

Alex5

G. Sibiya

13

16

11

15

6

0

4

4

6

6

 

 

Alex6

Q. Shangase

14

4

16

8

5

1

2

6

6

10

 

 

Alex7

N. Ngidi

15

1

9

10

2

3

3

5

7

10

 

 

Alex8

A. Chamane

16

13

14

6

1

4

7

7

11

13

4

 

Alex9

P. Sengane

1

2

7

13

10

1

3

5

7

10

 

 

Alex10

K. Mafokheng

2

3

15

7

9

3

3

5

7

8

 

 

GHS11

L. Madlala

3

15

5

4

14

1

4

8

9

10

 

 

GHS12

T. Gumede

4

14

2

3

13

2 ½

4 ½

8 ½

9 ½

12 ½

 

 

GHS13

T. Ndabazitha

5

8

4

9

12

4

5

6

8

8

 

 

GHS14

T. Chen

6

12

8

1

11

3

5

9

10

13

3

 

Scotts*15

A. Chen

7

11

10

5

16

1

2

4

6

10

 

1

Piet Retief*16

S. Zulu

8

5

6

2

15

0

0

0

0

0

 

2

Points are cumulative.

 

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The Provincial School Wargames Championships shall be held on the 16 & 17 April 2005 at the following venues:

Gauteng - Pretoria Boys High School, Pretoria

KwaZulu Natal - Maritzburg Christian School, 82 Topham Road, Pelham, Pietermaritzburg

Western Cape - Paul Roos Gimnasium, Stellenbosch


The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The following periods are eligible to be played.

Period

Starting times

Saturday

Sunday

Times

# of rounds

Times

# of rounds

Ancients figure gaming
Draughts (Anglo-American)
Draughts (Brazilian)
Draughts (International)
Diplomacy
Horse & Musket
Morabaraba
SesothoMorabaraba
Pike & Shot
World War II

9H00-17H00



9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00


9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00

2



2
2


2
2

9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00
9H00-17H00

2
5
5
5
2
2
5
5
2
2

In keeping with the South African Wargames Union’s policies re development programmes, all entries are free and gratis to all players who are registered learners.

All entries, and army lists (if applicable) must be forwarded to the Umpire concerned before 18 March 2005, being:

Gauteng - Colin Webster, tel. 011 828 4994, fax: 011 622 6113, e-mail: wargames@iafrica.com
KwaZulu Natal - Eugene Burger, tel: 033 386 4972, fax: 033 386 1941, e-mail:
mcsdeputyhead@futurenet.co.za
Western Cape - David Davidson, tel: 021 808 4458, fax: 021 808 4981; e-mail:
davidson@sun.ac.za

All queries and entries must be directed to any of the above-named umpires.