International Wargames Federation

International Wargames Federation

The International Wargames Federation, which was founded by the Derby Wargames Club and Mind Sports South Africa in 1991. It is the international controlling body for historical miniatures games other types of wargames and promotes all wargames on a world-wide level.

As a result of the International Wargames Federation being formed, members like Mind Sports South Africa have been allowed to affiliate with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, and award officially accredited national colours to players who represent South Africa in official test matches and world championships.

Today world championships are played annually.

The World Championships have been played at the following locations:
* 1997 - Old Edwardian Society, Johannesburg, South Africa
* 1999 - The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa
* 2000 - Epsom College, Epsom, United Kingdom
* 2001 - Epsom College, Epsom, United Kingdom
* 2002 - Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
* 2003 - New Orleans, United States of America
* 2004 - Rome, Italy
* 2005 - University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
* 2006 - Gazza, Athens, Greece
* 2007 - Marine Hotel, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

The most popular competition periods for World Championships are:
* Ancients (3000Bc to 1500AD),
* Pike & Shot (1500AD to 1700AD), and
* Morabaraba

World Champions are:

ANCIENTS - SENIOR
* 1997 - Iain McNeil (British Historical Games Society)
* 1999 - Terry Shaw (British Historical Games Society)
* 2000 - Simon Hall (British Historical Games Society)
* 2001 - Iain McNeil (British Historical Games Society)
* 2002 - Simon Hall (British Historical Games Society)
* 2003 - Terry Shaw (British Historical Games Society)
* 2004 - Simon Hall (British Historical Games Society)
* 2005 - David Handley (British Historical Games Society)
* 2006 - Graham Evans (British Historical Games Society)
* 2007 - James Hamilton (British Historical Games Society)

ANCIENTS - WOMEN
* 2003 - Lynda Fairhurst (British Historical Games Society)
* 2004 - Lynda Fairhurst (British Historical Games Society)
* 2005 - Lynda Fairhurst (British Historical Games Society)
* 2006 - Bernice Ligault (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2007 - Bernice Ligault (Mind Sports South Africa)

ANCIENTS - JUNIOR
* 2000 - Andre Tonkin (South African Wargames Union)
* 2001 - Matthew Strachan (South African Wargames Union)
* 2002 - Benjamin Shulman (South African Wargames Union)
* 2003 - Angelo Stathoussis (South African Wargames Union)
* 2004 - Angelo Stathoussis (South African Wargames Union)
* 2005 - Angelo Stathoussis (South African Wargames Union)
* 2006 - Phillipe Ippolito (France)
* 2007 - Phillipe Ippolito (France)

PIKE & SHOT - SENIOR
* 2000 - Frederic DuFour (France)
* 2001 - Pete Dalby (British Historical Games Society)
* 2002 - Edward van Trotsenburg (South African Wargames Union)
* 2003 - Kevin Brewin (British Historical Games Society)
* 2004 - Pete Dalby (British Historical Games Society)
* 2005 - David Clarke (British Historical Games Society)
* 2006 - David Clarke (British Historical Games Society)
* 2007 - Charles Masefield (British Historical Games Society)

PIKE & SHOT - JUNIOR
* 2007 - Duane Havenga (Mind Sports South Africa)

MORABARABA - SENIOR
* 1997 - Gilbert Magabotse (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 1999 - Amos Mavuso (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2000 - David Hlophe (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2001 - David Hlophe (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2002 - Simon Skhosana (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2004 - Simphiwe Maphumulo (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2005 - Medupe Sekao (Botswana Wargames Federation)
* 2006 - Thanos Taktikos (Hellenic Wargames Federation)
* 2007 - Moses Rannyadi (Mind Sports South Africa)

MORABARABA - WOMEN
* 2007 - Ledile Tshwane (Mind Sports South Africa)

MORABARABA - JUNIOR
* 2002 - Innocent Kubheka (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2003 - Simphiwe Maphumulo (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2005 - Teresa Chen (Mind Sports South Africa)
* 2007 - Innocent Kubheka (Mind Sports South Africa)

External links

* [http://www.theiwf.org The International Wargames Federation Homepage]
* [http://www.mindsportssa.freeservers.com Mind Sports South Africa Homepage]
* [http://www.bhgs.co.uk/ British Historical Games Society Homepage]


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