Player information and rating graph for the last 12 months

New MGS Player Ratings
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Top MGS movers in August
(only registered players with more than 20 points)
Talitha Kruger +52 607
Jason Simich +43 820
Reagan Botha +42 831
Gift Nkosi +39 843
Jan-Maarten van Schalkwyk +38 897
Atharv Agre +32 674
Tshepo Moloisane +26 976
Ntokozo Nkambule +24 1247
AJ du Toit +20 560
Highest age group ratings
for September
(only registered players)
U 10
(M) Willem van Heerden 573
U 12
(M) Jan-Maarten van Schalkwyk 897
(F) Kashvi Chathury 566
U 14
(M) Otto van Schalkwyk 832
(F) Juane van Zyl 965
U 16
(M) Ntokozo Nkambule 1247
(F) Gift Nkosi 843
U 18
(M) Franco Higgins 1000
(F) Riekie Wolmarans 1366
U 20
(M) Themba Ndzantsi 1186
(F) Kgabane Moloisane 1021
(M) Chris Petersen 1373

for September of all registered MGS players can be viewed here.

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Breaking News

To enter a tournament go to the "Tournament Info" page avaialble on the menu at the top of this page.

The Gert Sibande Junior Closed will be held on 26 August 2017. The venue will be Hoërskool Secunda. The Entry page has been updated, and players can be registered.

The list of players invited can be viewed here, as well as a letter from the president and the resolutions taken at the EXCO meeting last week.

EXCO are aware that the date of the Closed clashes with the date of the Primary Schools Final. It is requested that players/parents who are affected to inform EXCO through their respective Clubs.

At the SGM of the Gert Sibande Regional Council held on 5 August the following persons were elected to the Executive Committee:

  • President: Mr Leisa Mphosi
  • Deputy President: Mr Tobatsi Motsoeneng
  • Secretary: Ms Pretty Vilakazi
  • Treasurer: Mr Brendan Archer
  • Additional Member: Mr Zirk Wolmaran

Congratulations to all elected to EXCO!

A very big THANK YOU to O'Brien Botha who acted as Election Officer for a very well ran Election Meeting. It is highly appreciated!

EXCO would like to thank all members of the previous EXCO for their contributions to the region.

The contact details of EXCO members can be found on the "Contact Us" page. Please feel free to contact EXCO if needed.

Age Groups for 2017
Year of Birth Age Group
1997 or Before Open
1998 & 1999 U 20
2000 & 2001 U 18
2002 & 2003 U 16
2004 & 2005 U 14
2006 & 2007 U 12
2008 & 2009 U 10
2010 & After U 8

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