Tabletop games Wargaming

International Wargames Federation

The International Wargames Federation (IWF)is the international body uniting national wargaming federations and was founded in 1991.

The IWF members are part of a greater movement toward integration of Mind Sports in the regular sports arena.

Abbreviation IWF
Formation October 3, 1991
Type Sports federation
Legal status Association not for gain
Purpose Promotion of tactical and strategic games
Headquarters Germiston, South Africa
Official language English
Main organ General Meeting

History

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 worldwide 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.

World Championships

Today world 'championships' are played annually.

The World Championships have been played at the following locations:

Games/periods played

The most popular competition periods for World Championships are:

World Champions

World Champions are:

ANCIENTS (DBM) - MALE

Date Name of player flag Member
1997 Iain McNeil United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
1999 Terry Shaw United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2000 Simon Hall United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2001 Iain McNeil United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2002 Simon Hall United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2003 Terry Shaw United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2004 Simon Hall United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2005 David Handley United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2006 Graham Evans United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2007 James Hamilton United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2008 Jason Broomer United Kingdom (British Historical Games Society)
2009 Hannu Uusitalo Finland Finnish Historical Wargames Association
2010 Niilo Kalakoski Finland Finnish Historical Wargames Association
2011 Mike Walsh Australia The Society of Australian Ancients Wargamers
2012 Eugene Burger South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2013 Colin Webster South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2014 Colin Webster South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2015 Colin Webster South Africa Mind Sports South Africa

ANCIENTS (DBM) - FEMALE

Date Name of player Flag Member
2003 Lynda Fairhurst United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2004 Lynda Fairhurst United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2005 Lynda Fairhurst United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2006 Bernice Ligault South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2007 Bernice Ligault South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2014 Elishia Retief South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2015 Elishia Retief South Africa Mind Sports South Africa

ANCIENTS (DBM) - JUNIOR MALES

Date Name of player Flag Member
2000 Andre Tonkin South Africa South African Wargames Union
2001 Matthew Strachan South Africa South African Wargames Union
2002 Benjamin Shulman South Africa South African Wargames Union
2003 Angelo Stathoussis South Africa South African Wargames Union
2004 Angelo Stathoussis South Africa South African Wargames Union
2005 Angelo Stathoussis South Africa South African Wargames Union
2006 Phillipe Ippolito France Federation Francaise de Jeu d’Histoire
2007 Phillipe Ippolito France Federation Francaise de Jeu d’Histoire
2008 Joona Tervonen Finland Finnish Historical Wargames Association
2009 Duane Havenga South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2010 Gregory Laycock South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2012 Gregory Laycock South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2013 Adam Louw South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2014 Jason Batzofin South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2015 Jason Batzofin South Africa Mind Sports South Africa

ANCIENTS (Field of Glory) - MALE

Date Name of player Flag Member
2009 Pete Dalby United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2010 Graham Evans United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2011 Shaun Drummond New Zealand New Zealand Wargames Association

PIKE & SHOT - MALE

Date Name of player Flag Member
2000 Frederic DuFour France Federation Francaise de Jeu d’Histoire
2001 Pete Dalby United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2002 Edward van Trotsenburg South Africa South African Wargames Union
2003 Kevin Brewin United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2004 Pete Dalby United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2005 David Clarke United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2006 David Clarke United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2007 Charles Masefield United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2008 Charles Masefield United Kingdom British Historical Games Society
2009 Edward van Trotsenburg South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2011 Mark Robins Australia The Society of Australian Ancients Wargamers

PIKE & SHOT - JUNIOR MALE

Date Name of player Flag Member
2007 Duane Havenga South Africa Mind Sports South Africa

MORABARABA - SENIOR

Date Name of player Flag Member
1997 Gilbert Magabotse South Africa South African Wargames Union
1999 Amos Mavuso South Africa South African Wargames Union
2000 David Hlophe South Africa South African Wargames Union
2001 David Hlophe South Africa South African Wargames Union
2002 Simon Skhosana South Africa South African Wargames Union
2004 Simphiwe Maphumulo South Africa South African Wargames Union
2005 Medupe Sekao Botswana Botswana Wargames Federation
2006 Thanos Taktikos Greece Hellenic Wargames Federation
2007 Moses Rannyadi South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2008 Hanna Melkko Finland Finnish Historical Wargames Association
2012 Simphiwe Maphumulo South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2013 Simphiwe Maphumulo South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2014 Lejone Malikoe Lesotho Lesotho Mind Sports Association
2015 Senane Gadlela Swaziland Swaziland Mind Sports Association

MORABARABA - WOMEN

Date Name of player Flag Member
2005 Teresa Chen South Africa South African Wargames Union
2007 Ledile Tshwane South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2008 Hanna Melkko Finland Finnish Historical Wargames Association
2012 Zama Lathla South Africa Mind Sports South Africa
2015 Nipho Sipnepho Swaziland Swaziland Mind Sports Association

MORABARABA - JUNIOR

Date Name of player Flag Member
2002 Innocent Kubheka South Africa South African Wargames Union
2003 Simphiwe Maphumulo South Africa South African Wargames Union
2005 Teresa Chen South Africa South African Wargames Union
2007 Innocent Kubheka South Africa Mind Sports South Africa

SESOTHOMORABARABA - MALE

Date Name of player Flag Member
2014 Tatiso Khosi Lesotho Lesotho Mind Sports Association

Presidents, past and present

Any organisation depends on the vision of the President. The term of office in the IWF, for such position is currently four years.

Period Name Country of origin
1991 to 2001 David Hutchby Britain
2001 to 2004 Lorenzo Mele Italy
2004 to 2006 Scott Nicholas Australia
2006 to 2011 James Hamilton Britain
2011 to 2013 Hannu Uusitalo Finland
2013 to present Colin Webster South Africa
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