July 17, 2024

MSSA To Hold Umpiring Courses on Feb 18

On Saturday February 18 Mind Sports South Africa(MSSA) will kick off its in house umpiring courses to bolster the massive and burgeoning esports talents in Africa.

One of the most important aspects of a well run championship is the consistency and standards of umpiring. It affects every aspect of a championship, and since MSSA is highly cognisant of this fact, the body shall continue to hold a number of umpires’ courses within the 2023 calendar.

MSSA in a press release outlined details of the event; “Players who have reached the age of majority and have received Protea and/or, National Federation, and/or Provincial Colours in the previous year, shall have successfully completed an Umpires’ Course (if such course was held in the province in which such player resides after the date of being awarded such colours)  in order to be considered for selection,”

“Such umpiring courses shall ensure that umpires are certified and are fully aware of their duties and responsibilities.”

The course shall be done as follows:

Date: 18 February 2023

  • Ethics
  • Background to MSSA’s systems
  • Roles of the different umpires
  • Entry
  • Pairings
  • Data capturing of results
  • How results are further used

At the end, a test will be given, and those that pass will be accredited as level 1 umpires.

Any Registered Player who is 18 or older may register for such course through their member club.

For additional information, please contact mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com