North West Regional Championships
The HARMONY North West Regional Championships was held in the Cricket pavilion at the Potchefstroom High School for Boys, 45 Kruger Street, Potchefstroom on 1 and 2 February 2003.
In keeping with the South African Wargames Unionís policies re development programmes, and the sponsorship received from the Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, all entries for Draughts and Morabaraba were free and open to any interested player.
There was an increase in the number of participation as well as an overall improvement in the general standard of play.
Ronnie Manana was no doubt the star of the show. Even though he only finished in third place in the Pike & Shot period, his standard was such that he only lost one game.
The Draughts and Morabaraba sections were totally dominated by Potchefstroom High School for Boys. All top three positions in both periods were captured by players from the school, while , for the first time ever, a single player won both periods.
Letsoane Lekalaka showed his true worth as he managed to win both the Morabaraba and Draughts periods. He has thus qualified for trials in both periods at one championship.
The final top three positions were:
ANCIENTS - Premier
1st Richard Ligault OE 142 points
2nd Matthew Strachan OE 106 points
3rd Colin Webster OE 95 points
ANCIENTS - High School
1st Nicholas Clare OE 60 points
2nd Benji Shulman OE 52 points
3rd Melissa Kupczyk OE 50 points
DRAUGHTS - Premier
1st Leutsoane Lekalakala POTCH 5 points
2nd Molete Mokone POTCH 4 points
3rd Angus Meyer POTCH 4 points
MORABARABA - Premier
1st Leutsoane Lekalakala POTCH 14 points
2nd Katlego Serapelo POTCH 14 points
3rd Phemelo Rametsi POTCH 13Ĺ points
PIKE & SHOT - Premier
1st Gareth Rimmington OE 94 points
2nd Gregory Kupczyk OE 71 points
3rd Ronnie Manana TWR 66 points
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Nicholas Clare (OE)
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