2002 WORLD INDIVIDUAL WARGAMES CHAMPIONSHIPS
5th WORLD INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
23rd - 24th MARCH 2002
MORABARABA COMPETITION RULES
The Playing Board
Morabaraba is a game for two players, and is played extensively throughout Africa and Asia. It is a recognised part of the TRADITIONAL WORLD GAMES.
1) The rules to be used are the Generally Accepted Rules (GAR), as follows:
Play consists of three stages:
- Each player starts with 12 tokens called "cows".
- Starting with a clear board, each player alternatively places one cow at a time on a junction (circle). The aim is to create rows of three, either vertically, diagonally, or horizontally. Cows may only be placed on unoccupied junctions.
- When three-in-a-row is achieved, the player may remove (shoot) one of the opponent's cows. A player can not shoot an opponent's "three-in-a-row" cows if there are other cows on the board left to shoot.
- Only one of the opponent's cows may be shot at a time, even if two (or more) lines of three-in-a-row are achieved with one move.
- Once a cow is shot, it shall not be used in play again.
- When all twelve cows of each player have been placed on the board, cows may be moved from one junction to another. A move consists of moving a cow from one junction to an unoccupied junction immediately linked and adjacent to that junction.
- Players may break their own lines of three-in-a-row in order to make new lines, or simply reposition their cows.
- Cows may be moved back and forth to the same two junctions repeatedly. A three-in-a-row may be made, broken and remade repeatedly.
- Each time a three-in-a-row is remade, an opponent's cow shall be shot.
- When a player has lost all but three cows, then a player may move a cow to any vacant junction on the board with each move.
Winning the game
- The game is won when the opponent cannot move any cows: or when the opponent has lost all but two cows.
- When a player is down to three cows, and neither player is able to shoot an opponent's cow within ten moves, the game is a draw.
- Boards and counters shall be provided for the competitors.
- A modified Swiss Chess system will operate throughout the competition. Players shall not play against any relatives in the first degree of consanguinity. Thus a player would not be allowed to play against his/her spouse, parent, brother, sister, and/or child. Additionally where possible a player will not be drawn against any fellow club or team member in the first two rounds of the competition.
- The current IWF scoring system shall be used, that is 1 point for a victory,½ a point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss.
- Each player shall play six games against each opponent. Each player shall start three of such games.
- Admission to the tournament is at the sole discretion of the organisers. The cost is £20, for seniors and £10 for juniors, which includes entry to the competition and a free commemorative polo shirt. Cheques or international money orders made payable to "THE INTERNATIONAL WARGAMES FEDERATION"
- Entries must be submitted not later than 6 weeks before the event. A penalty for late entries may be imposed. All correspondence must enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
- The Venue is the BLUE WATERS HOTEL which is on the Durban's Golden Mile and just a shell's throw from the sea. Should you click the link full details in regard to the hotel full details are available.
- The timetable for the event is as follows;
23rd & 24th March 2002
8.30am – 8.45am
9.00am – 10.00am
10.15am – 11.15am
5.15pm – 8.45pm *
9.00am - 12.30pm
1.30pm - 5.00pm
*NB Juniors will play only four Rounds, missing out the 3rd Round game on Saturday Evening.
- No new bound may start 10 minutes before finishing time.
- A trophy will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd placed players together with an IWF Medal and the winner of both the senior and junior championships will hold the IWF Cup for 1 year.
- The organisers/umpires decision on all matters is final. By completing an entry form you agree to abide by the organisers rules and the rules of the competition.
- The closing date for entry is the 28th February 2002
- Entry fees and any queries to be addressed to The I.W.F. P O Box 19275, FISHER"S HILL, 1408, Republic of South Africa. Tel: +27 (0) 11 828 4994, Fax: +27 (0) 11 622 6113. E-mail: email@example.com
Don't miss this opportunity to compete against the best in the WORLD. The venue has been chosen to give maximum opportunity for players from all over the World to take part.