NSA Lower League Blitz tournament 2019

  • Date: 15-16 February 2019
  • Venue: To be confirmed
  • Convenor: Blaar Coetzee – 082 781 6917
  • Any queries should be directed to the convenor at blaar.coetzee@theprofessional.co.za
  1. Only players that played 5th to 14th men’s league or Reserve to 2nd ladies league in 2018 may enter. Players who are of similar strength but didn’t play league in 2018 must motivate their entry in the comments on the entry form.
  2. The tournament will be played on a Swiss pairing format from Friday to Saturday, 3 matches in total, 1 Friday and 2 Saturday.
  3. Entries will only be accepted once proof of payment is provided. The entry fee is R100.
  4. Entries close on Monday 11 February 2019 at 12h00.

ENTER ONLINE AT: http://www.northerns.co.za/nsa-documents/nsa-tournament-entry-form/

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Important squash dates for January and February 2019

Welcome back to the Northerns Squash community after the holidays. The new season starts with a bang and there are a significant number of events scheduled for the first 2 months of the year. The calendar is full but some careful planning will let you get the most out of your squash year.

A comprehensive 2019 year planner for Northerns Squash is available on the Calendar page. Links to the full Squash SA and SA Schools calendars can also be found there.

Here are the highlights for January and February:

SENIORS:

  • 19 Jan – last day for club transfers
  • 22 Jan – last day to enter league teams
  • 29 Jan – Blitz league entries close
  • 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 19, 21 Feb – Blitz league dates
  • 15 & 16 Feb – Lower leagues Blitz tournament (5th to 14th league Men, Reserve to 2nd league ladies)
  • 27 Feb – Week 1 of Winter league starts

JUNIORS:

  • 25 to 27 Jan – Easterns Wilson Open tournament & KZN Open tournament
  • 27 Jan – Serious Fun tournament
  • 28 Jan – High Schools league entries close
  • 31 Jan – Bloemfontein Open entries close
  • 1 to 3 Feb – NJSA Round Robin tournament & Central Gauteng Open
  • 15 to 17 Feb – North West Open tournament & DSG Squash Festival
  • 11, 18, 25 Feb – High Schools league fixtures
  • 22 Feb – Serious Fun tournament
  • 22 to 24 Feb – Boland Open tournament

MASTERS:

  • 8 to 10 Feb – NMSA Satellite 1 tournament
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WSF Approved eyewear

It has come to Squash South Africa’s notice that the correct  WSF accredited protective eyewear is not being used.

For doubles and for players under 19 the correct eyewear MUST be used. All players under 19 – whether in or out of school – MUST wear protective eyewear at ALL tournaments/league matches.

Provinces/Tournament Organisers PLEASE enforce the use of the accredited eyewear.

Particularly concerning is the use of the eyeware bought at hardware stores –  a plastic shard in someone’s eye and perhaps the loss of that eye is worth a lot more than the price paid for the eyewear.

In the United States everyone including coaches are not allowed to step on the court if they do not have protective eyewear on.

Here is the list of approved eyewear: WSF Approved eyewear 2018

Liz Addison

National Director

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Big turnout at 2018 NSF Awards function

The Northerns Squash Federation held their annual awards function at the Voortrekker Monument on Thursday evening with a large number of people attending to celebrate the province’s success story of the 2018 season.

Northerns have had an exceptional season on all levels, especially at junior and senior level. The province won the Gary Thompson award for the most successful province at the senior Growthpoint IPT after winning the Men’s C & D sections and performing well in the other sections too. Individual players also won a variety of awards at the IPT.

The juniors weren’t far behind, winning 9 medals out of 13 teams that participated in the age group IPT’s, including 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. A record number of 14 juniors made the SA Top 10 rankings and 3 Northerns players were selected to play in the WSF World Junior championships.

Here is a summary of the major awards for the evening:

MASTERS

  • Player of the year: Craig Ruane
  • Chairman’s awards: Anna Botha & Bertus Kruger

JUNIORS

  • Primary schools players of the year: Luhann Groenewald & Awande Malinga
  • u14 players of the year: Brett Mclachlan & Deneil Beukes
  • Senior players of the year: Mikael Clayton & Helena Coetzee
  • Chairman’s awards: Reece Mclachlan & Helena Coetzee

SENIORS

  • Blitz league winners: Harlequins (Ladies) & PCC (Men)
  • League winners: Harlequins (Ladies) & Uitsig (Men)
  • Growthpoint IPT Best of the rest: Callan Hall & Donna Lobban
  • Growthpoint IPT D section winners: James Terblanche, Jason Phillips, Wesley Daniels, Nico Ras, Wayne Muller
  • Growthpoint IPT C section winners:Mikael Clayton, Nell van der Merwe, Craig Ruane, Murray Schepers, Jarrad Rocher
  • Justin van der Merwe tropyhy: Mat Dewey
  • Pieter Bell trophy: Kundanji Kalengo
  • Uitsig trophy: SABS & SARB
  • Woody Kaiser trophy: PCC
  • NSA player of the year: Callan Hall
  • NSA Chairman’s award: Andrew Martin & Kyle Maree

NSF AWARDS

  • NSF President’s award: Mike Pierce
  • NSF player of the year: Craig Ruane

Here is a full list of all the award winners: NSF Awards 2018

Photos of the evening can be seen on http://www.northerns.co.za/galleries/2018-nsf-awards-function/.

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Notice of the NJSA AGM

Notice is hereby given of the NJSA AGM to be held at Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys Club, following directly after the conclusion of the AGM of the NSA that starts at 18h00 at the same venue. The NJSA AGM should start at approximately 19h00.

AGENDA
1. Welcome
2. Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM
3. Chairman’s report
4. Financial statements for the year ending 30 September 2018
5. Election of office bearers
5.a. Chairman and Vice chairman
5.b. Committee members
6. Appointment of Auditor for the ensuing year
7. General
8. Closing of the meeting

The following documents will  be available on the website (Juniors tab) from Monday, 15 October:
1. Minutes of the previous AGM
2. Financial statements of the NJSA (preliminary)
3. Treasurer’s report

The Constitution of the NJSA determines that the members of the NJSA are the Clubs and Schools with junior players as members, that have applied for membership and was accepted as members by the Association. The members’ representatives must attend the AGM and complete the business on the Agenda.

All parents are welcome to attend the AGM. If you want to nominate anyone for a position on the Committee, please send a mail to njsa@northerns.co.za.

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