Old Edwardian Wargames Club

11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, 2198, Republic of South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 728 7335 Fax: +27 (0)11 483 1429

E-mail: wargames@iafrica.com

Affiliated to the South African Wargames Union

The Old Edwardian Wargames Club is the legal successor to the Johannesburg Wargames Club. Geoff Bowers and Colin Webster founded the Johannesburg Wargames Club in 1982. In 1989 the Johannesburg Wargames Club moved to the Old Edwardian Society at 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton.

The club meets every Wednesday night from 19H30 to 22H00, and every Sunday afternoon from 14H00 to 18H00 unless:

1. The meeting is on Christmas day, or

2. There is a national or provincial championship being played, we'll be there instead.

3. Wednesday nights are reserved for the exclusive use of players preparing themselves for the World Championships.

Calendar of events

Campaign News

Championships won

Club Ladder Results

 Doubles Championships Rules

 Doubles Championship Results

 Happy Hour

 Links

Roll of Honour (including some photographs)

Summer Championship results

Winter Championship results

 Figures for sale

NEWS

8 & 9 February 2003


The 12th Old Edwardian Summer Wargames Championships shall be held at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg, on 8 and 9 February 2003.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The figure-games shall be played on both Saturday and Sunday, while Draughts and Morabaraba shall only be played on Sunday 9 February 2003..

In keeping with the South African Wargames Union’s policies re development programmes, and the sponsorship received from the Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, all entries for Draughts and Morabaraba are free to the players who enter such championship.

Please note that SAWU rules apply to this championship.

Please note that Colin Webster ( wargames@iafrica.com ) shall umpire the Championships. ALL army lists for this championship must be in by Thursday night (6 February 2003) for checking.

Yours faithfully
For and on behalf of the OLD EDWARDIAN WARGAMES CLUB

Colin Webster
Tel: 011 828 4994 or 082 378 9829
http://users.iafrica.com/w/wa/wargames/OEWeb/index

19 January 2003


The St Enda's Eagles Wargames Club, together with the Old Edwardian Wargames Club will be holding a one day Diplomacy Tournament in the Blue Room at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton on Sunday 19 January, 09h00-16h00.

There will be two rounds.

Round One (09h00 - 12h00)

Players will be introduced to the game mechanics and play a shortened game from a set position with bonus points for achieving victory points.

Round Two (13h00 - 16h00)

A game played to C-Diplo scoring system, up to Fall 1907.

All interested players to register at the venue, but RSVPing would be greatly appreciated to facilitate planning.

Dorian Love
leogends@iafrica.com

THE OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR 2003

EXECUTIVE

SUB-CLUB CHAIRMEN

JANUARY 2003

13

20

FEBRUARY 2003

10

17

MARCH 2003

10

17

APRIL 2003

7

14

MAY 2003

12

19

JUNE 2003

9

23

JULY 2003

14

21

AUGUST 2003

11

18

SEPTEMBER 2003

15

22

OCTOBER 2003

13

20

NOVEMBER 2003

10

17

SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 26th November 2003

18 OCTOBER 2002

The Third Friday Guest talk shall be given by EDITH VENTER who is a well-known Johannesburg socialite.

All people interested in attending please note that there is a R5.00 attendance fee and includes snacks.

Starting time is 17H30 for 18H00.

20 SEPTEMBER 2002

The Third Friday Guest talk shall be given by TONY WHITTAKER who spent time at the SANAE base in Antartica.

All people interested in attending please note that there is a R5.00 attendance fee and includes snacks.

Starting time is 17H30 for 18H00.

12 SEPTEMBER 2002

THE OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY

11 – 9th Avenue
LOWER HOUGHTON
2198
Tel: (011)728 7335

NOTICE OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

In terms of Section 8 of the Society’s Constitution, members are hereby notified of a Special General Meeting of members to be held in the ROUND TABLE room in the clubhouse on Thursday 12 September 2002 at 19h30, at which members will be asked to vote on the following Resolution, submitted by the Society’s Executive Committee:

That the Society’s Executive Committee is hereby authorised to expend an amount of approximately R265,000 on renovations, alterations and improvements to the existing Padded Cell bar and its immediate exterior surrounds, as more particularly described in the presentation to this meeting.

Voting on this Resolution is restricted to members of the Society, present in person or represented by proxy, who are fully paid-up as at 31 August 2002. Proxies must be in writing, signed by the grantor, dated and lodged with the Society Secretary, Anne Pratt, no later than 16h00 on Wednesday 11 September 2002.

Members are urged to make every effort, in their own interests, to attend this important meeting.


BY ORDER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

ANNE PRATT
Secretary
20 August 2002

11 September 2002

The Old Edwardian Wargames Club held its annual doubles championships on the weekend of 7 and 8 September 2002 at the Old Edwardian Society in Lower Houghton.

The championship attracted the cream of South African figure gamers with a number of players who had received junior and senior national colours in the past three years attending the championship.

The championship is seen as one of the most important i terms of developing new players.

The rules of the championships dictates that senior players (or those who have represented South Africa in the past) have to team up with less experienced players.

Needless to say the championship is always a great deal of fun for the participants and is proving to be one of the most popular championships in South Africa.

The final top three positions were:

1st Thomas Huang and Colin Webster

2nd Nicholas Clare & Matthew Strachan

3rd Gary Waterworth & Marc Marais

For further information please contact Colin Webster at this e-mail address or on 082 378 9829.

16 August 2002

The Third Friday Guest talk shall be given by IAN ANDERSON who is Executive Manager, National & International Sales, Sun International Group.

All people interested in attending please note that there is a R5.00 attendance fee and includes snacks.

Starting time is 17H30 for 18H00.

10 August 2002

The links page has been updated with a great deal of new and interesting information.

Please go to the link to Larry Leadhead and of course to the site for second hand figures.

5 August 2002

The Old Edwardian Wargames Club held its 11th annual Winter Championships on the weekend of 3 and 4 August 2002 at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg.

The final top three positions were:

ANCIENTS - Premier

1st
2nd
3rd

Richard Tyrer
Garth Schoeman
Matthew Strachan

I W T
B W C
O E W C

91 points
88 points
87 points

Knights of St John
Southern Kingdom Chinese
New Kingdom Egyptian

ANCIENTS - High School

1st
2nd
3rd

Vincent Lane
Nicholas Clare

Melissa Kupczyk

Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Peninsula Wargames Group
Old Edwardian Wargames Club

70 points
58 points
25 points

Medieval Portuguese
Silla Korean
Later Imperial Roman

ANCIENTS - Primary School

1st

Alexander Tyrer

Independent Wargames Team

16 points

Medieval German

PIKE & SHOT - PREMIER

1st
2nd
3rd

Donovan Robinson Dale Rimmington Gareth Rimmington

Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Old Edwardian Wargames Club

53 points
51 points
45 points

Conscript Russian
Ming Chinese
Later Polish

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Alexander Tyrer (IWT)

29 July 2002

The South African Wargames Union held its annual South African School Championships on the weekend of 27 and 28 July 2002 at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg.

The final top three positions were:

ANCIENTS - High School

1st
2nd
3rd

Vincent Lane
Angelo Stathoussis
Nicholas Clare

Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Peninsula Wargames Group
Old Edwardian Wargames Club

121 points
92 points
69 points

Medieval Portuguese
Medieval Sicilian
Middle Assyrian

DRAUGHTS - High School

1st
2nd
3rd

Ronnie Manana
Thabo Mokoena

Mxolisi Radebe

Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers

8 points
7 points
5 points

MORABARABA - High School

1st
2nd
3rd

Sifiso Bomelo
Bafana Mazibuko
Samuel Mahlangu

Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers

29 points
17 points
11 points

MORABARABA - Primary School

1st
2nd
3rd

Innocent Khubeka
Madoda Hlophe
Benjamin Nkosi

Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers
Leandra Giant Killers

19 points
9 points
6 points

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Nicholas Clare (OE)

As a result of the high standard of play the following Old Edwardian players were awarded Union and provincial colours:

Union colours:

Vincent Lane.

High School Provincial colours:

Nicholas Clare (Gauteng)
Benjamin Shulman (Gauteng)

19 July 2002

The next Third Friday Guest talk shall be given by KIP SCHULTZ who is a former United States Marine and landmine sniffer dog training expert.

All people interested in attending please note that there is a R5.00 attendance fee and includes snacks.

Starting time is 17H30 for 18H00.

17 July 2002

The South African Wargames Union held its annual KwaZulu Natal Championships on the weekend of 13 and 14 July 2002 at the Linpark High School, Boughton, Pietermaritzburg.

Once again the Old Edwardian Wargames Club dominated the figure gaming events. However, Simon Peckham (of Pietermaritzburg) managed to fight his way through to first place in a championship which in the past ten years has only been won by a Natalian once before, and by Old Edwardians eight times.

Another interesting development concerning the results is that the players selected to represent South Africa in March did not feature as well as expected. The improvement of younger players can only but bode well for the future of wargaming in South Africa.

13 & 14 July 2002

The KwaZulu Natal Provincial Wargames Championships shall be held on 13 and 14 July 2002.

The event shall be played at the Linpark High School in Pietermaritzburg.

The championships shall start on both days at 9H00. The figure-games shall be played on both Saturday and Sunday, while Draughts and Morabaraba shall only be played on Sunday 14 July 2002.

In keeping with the South African Wargames Union’s policies re development programmes, and the sponsorship received from the Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited, all entries for Draughts and Morabaraba are free to the players who enter such championship.

Colin Webster (wargames@iafrica.com) shall be umpiring the KwaZulu Natal Championships. ALL entries (and army lists for figure gamers) must be submitted to Colin as soon as possible.

Should you require any additional information, please contact Colin Webster at 082 378 9829.

Yours faithfully
For and on behalf of the SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION

Colin Webster
President
Tel: 011 828 4994 or 082 378 9829
http://www.whywait.co.za/sawu/

6 July 2002

Congratulations to Kevin Hoyle who finally tied the knot with his charming fiancé Ronelle. The club wishes Kevin and Ronelle all the best.

25 May 2002

A meeting is scheduled for Monday 3rd June 2002 at 17h30 in the Committee Room to discuss the development of the clubhouse.

Those Sub-Clubs who have not attended previous meetings are urged to attend, as it is important to get input from a broad spectrum of members.

17 May 2002

On 16 May 2002 the Old Edwardian Society held its annual Sportsman of the Year function. The ceremony was held to reward the exceptional sportsmen within the Old Edwardian Society who had represented South Africa at the highest levels during the 2001 season.

All the different sub-clubs, namely, Athletics, Basketball, Bowls, Cricket, Hockey (men and women), Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Tennis, Waterpolo, and Wargames all had candidates that they had nominated for the ultimate accolades from the Society.

David Webster who had represented South Africa since 1997 in international games and who came fifth in the 2001 Individual Wargames Championships was once again a finalist for the Sportsman of the year Award.

However, it was young Matthew Strachan who brought the silverware home when he was awarded the trophy for Junior Sportsman of the Year which he shares with Greg Smith who represented South Africa in the Under 19 Cricket team in India.

The award was awarded to Matthew in recognition of his sterling achievement in respect of his winning the Junior World Wargames Championships in 2001.

Wargames was to receive yet another accolade. For five years the Wargames club had been a finalist for the Best Sub Club award, but the award had always eluded the wargames club. The Cricket sub-club seemed to have an almost ironclad monopoly on the award. Thus the wargames section as most pleasantly surprised to be awarded the trophy for the Best Sub Club.

Club members who attended the function are: (from left to front)

Richard Ligault, Matthew Strachan, Vincent Lane, Kevin Hoyle, Colin Webster, Marc Marais, David Webster and Benji Shulman (in front) with the trophy

8 May 2002

PLEASE NOTE

The date for the Sportsman of the Year dinner has been changed to the 16th May 2002.

All players who were in a national team in 2001 are expected to be there.

Please RSVP.

13 January 2002

Please do not forget that on Sunday, 13 January 2002 we are holding our AGM at 11H00.

Players are welcome to send in nominations by Friday.

So far we have nominations for Colin Webster and Matthew Strachan.

This is your chance to make the club work the way you want it to.....

Please note that the club will hold a lunch for its members after the AGM that will be subsidised by the club by R5.00 per member. At such lunch, there will be the reading of the club joke etc. In spite of that much merriment shall be had.

Please RSVP by Friday evening.

2 December 2001

Dear Old Edwardian

Please note that the General Secretary's office at the Society will be closed on the following days:

1st - 18th December 2001

22nd December - 14th January 2002

The Virgin Active Gym is also closed until the 18th December

The caterer would be having a Xmas lunch on Sunday 9th and 23rd December and also an Old Year’s Eve dinner/dance for further information please 'phone 011 728 7333.

7 & 8 September 2002

The Old Edwardian Doubles Championships shall be played on this weekend.

3 & 4 August 2002

The Old Edwardian Winter Championships shall be played on this weekend.

26 & 27 January 2002

The Old Edwardian Summer Championships shall be played on this weekend.

26 November 2001

The Society’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Monday 26th November 2001 and all members are urged to attend.

4 October 2001

Duncan Smith (a professional figure painter from the UK) will be in attendance to pass on tips, techniques and advice on different painting styles to all those concerned at the Old Edwardian Wargames Club on Sunday 4 November 2001.

The times that Duncan will be available are:

10H00 to 12H00 and,

14H00 to 16H00.

Entrance is free.

30 September 2001

The Old Edwardian wargames Club held its annual doubles championships on the weekend of 29 and 30 September 2001 at the Old Edwardian Society in Lower Houghton.

The championship attracted the cream of South African figure gamers with over 70% of all players who had received junior and senior national colours in the past three years attending the championship. In fact the championship showed a net growth of 50% of total entries compared to 2000.

With all the big names present, it was expected that the doubles pairs that included Kevin Hoyle and or David Webster would shine if not walk away with first place.

But it was not to be...

Few players expected the team comprising Matthew Strachan (2001 Junior World Champion) and Max Shabangu, of the Old Edwardian Wargames Club, to do quite so well.

Ever since Matthew attended the World Championships in Epsom in the UK in April this year his standard has improved beyond expectation. Notwithstanding his own success Matthew has taken the time and trouble to take newcomer Max Shabangu under his wing as part of a mentor system.

Needless to say, Max Shabangu began to improve in leaps and bounds.

The doubles team of Max Shabangu and Matthew Strachan went into the championship well trained and extremely well motivated. Whereas other doubles teams of the more experienced senior players failed to work efficiently, Max and Matthew immediately fell into sync and defeated one pair after another. Only the doubles pair of David Webster and Nicholas Clare managed to inflict a loss on Max and Matthew, a loss which came to late to stop Max and Matthew from romping home to take first place.

The final top three positions were:

1st Max Shabangu and Matthew Strachan

2nd Kevin Hoyle and Heloise Ehlers

3rd Vincent Lane and Andre Tonkin

For further information please contact Colin Webster at this e-mail address or on 082 378 9829.

31 July 2001

Details of the 2002 World Individual Championships to be held in Durban for Ancients, Renaissance, and Morabaraba are detailed here.

8 April 2001

The International Wargames Federation's Individual Wargames Championships starts today.

The following Old Edwardians are representing South Africa in the official National team at such championships:

SENIOR TEAM: Colin Webster
David Webster

JUNIOR TEAM: Vincent Lane
Marc Marais
Benji Shulman
Matthew Strachan

15 January 2001

Congratulations to all the winners of the 10th Annual OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS held on 13 and 14 January 2001 at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, 2198.

The winners were:

ANCIENTS
Premier: DAVID WEBSTER (OE)
High Schools: MATTHEW STRACHAN (OE)
Primary Schools: ALEXANDER TYRER (IWT)

DRAUGHTS
Premier: LUBABALO KONDLO (DDC)

MORABARABA
Premier: DAVID HLOPHE (LGK)

PIKE & SHOT
Premier: DALE RIMMINGTON (KHS)

For the full results, click here!

27 December 2000

The 10th Annual OLD EDWARDIAN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS shall be held on 13 and 14 January 2001 at the Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton, 2198.

The championships shall be played in the following periods depending on the level of interest shown:

Ancients (DBM version 3)

Draughts (64 and 100 block)

Morabaraba

Pike & Shot

World War II

Prizes shall be awarded to players who finish in the top three positions, as well as the top three High School and the top three Primary School learners for each section.

The entry fee is as follows:

  • Draughts and Morabaraba - FREE
  • Ancients, Pike & Shot, and World War II - R20.00

This is the first championship of the year, and the second last championships before the National Team Trials (which are held in February). All of South Africa's main contenders will be present at the championship.

To enter please reply as soon as possible as their is limited space available.

Should you require any additional information, please contact Colin Webster at 082 378 9829.

4 December 2000

Notice is hereby given that our club's AGM shall be held at 11H00 on 21 January 2001. At such AGM, our club shall award MUSEUM MINIATURES to the value of R200.00 to the winner of the Club Ladder and to the winner of the Club Trophy. After the AGM the club shall break for a buffet lunch.

27 November 2000

The OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY shall be holding its Annual General Meeting on Monday, 27 November 2000. As usual it is important that a quorum is present. All members are therefore requested to attend the meeting.

Full particulars can be obtained from Society secretary Anne Pratt at 728 7335 or via e-mail at mwoldeds@mweb.co.za

26 November 2000

Duncan Smith (a professional figure painter from the UK) will be in attendance to pass on tips, techniques and advice on different painting styles to all those concerned at the Old Edwardian Wargames Club on Sunday 26 November 2000.

The times that Duncan will be available are:

10H00 to 12H00 and,

14H00 to 16H00.

Entrance is free.

The venue is the Blue Room, Old Edwardian Society, 11 Ninth Avenue, Lower Houghton.

For further information, please contact Colin Webster at 082 378 9829.

21 November 2000

The OLD EDWARDIAN SOCIETY has at last caught up with technology.

The Society's e-mail address is: mwoldeds@mweb.co.za

21 October 2000

The updated Doubles results are now posted.

4 September 2000

The 2001 Calendar of events has now been posted.

7 August 2000

The full results of the 2000 Annual Winter Championships have now been posted. It is very encouraging to see the growth of the number of players that participated, especially of scholars in particular.

18 June 2000

Just a reminder that the OLD EDWARDIAN WARGAMES CLUB will be holding its 9th Annual WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS on 5 and 6 August 2000. If you interested in playing, and want all the rules for this exciting and very different championships, please e-mail me at : wargames@iafrica.com

18 June 2000

Australian wargamer Tim Roe is currently in South Africa and will be at the Old Edwardian Wargames Club on Wednesday night 19 July 2000. Tim will be in South Africa until the weekend. If anybody wants a game against him he can be contacted on (011) 322 5000.

30 April 2000

The 4th round of the Old Edwardian Doubles Championship shall start at 14H30 in the Blue Room.

16 April 2000

Congratulations to:

 

 

David Webster (10th in the Senior Ancients World Championships)
Kevin Hoyle (21st in the Senior Ancients World Championships)
Marc Marais (2nd in the Junior Ancients World Championships)
Vincent Lane (4th in the Junior Ancients World Championships)

6 April 2000

The South African Wargames Union's official award ceremony was held at the Old Edwardian Society.

Special thanks are extended to the HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED for sponsoring the Morabaraba component of the team.

28 March 2000

As usual the Old Edwardian Wargames Club remains at the forefront of South African wargaming. Out of the team of eight senior, and four junior, protea wargamers chosen to represent South Africa at the world Individual Wargames Championships on 15 and 16 April 2000, five such players come from Old Ed's. Yea, Eds!

Congratulations to: Kevin Hoyle (senior), Vincent Lane (junior), Marc Marais (junior), Colin Webster (senior), and David Webster (senior) on being selected.

2 February 2000

The results for the Doubles Championships are now posted. Well done to Melissa Kupczyk and Kevin Hoyle who have taken the lead!

27 January 2000

The Club Ladder is now in full swing with three games already having been played. Current results are up on the relevant page.

17 January 2000

The new committee has been elected. And what a committee, young, intelligent, and dynamic!

The committee members are:

Colin Webster Tel: 011 828 4994 E-mail: wargames@iafrica.com

Gregg Kupczyk Tel: 011 762 4645 E-mail: ABSA.ABGK009@MEMO.ABSA.CO>ZA

Donald Mullany Tel: 082 928 3195 E-mail: caliban@icon.co.za

Matthew Strachan Tel: 011 902 3485 E-mail: scharlie@iafrica.com

Kevin Hoyle: Tel: 083 212 6668 E-mail: hoyle_k@mtn.co.za

16 January 2000

Notice is hereby given that our club's AGM shall be held at 10H00 today. At such AGM, our club shall award MUSEUM MINIATURES to the value of R200.00 to the winner of the Club Ladder and the Club Trophy. After the AGM the club shall break for a buffet lunch.

10 January 2000

The full results of the Summer Championships are now posted.