NJSA High Schools league starts soon

Here is the information on the 2017 NJSA High Schools league:

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Northerns Masters Newsletter 1 of 2017

Dear Northerns Masters Players

Herewith some preliminary information, regarding NMSA for 2017:

  • NMSA 2017 Committee.

The following office bearers were elected atNMSA Committee 2017 the AGM on 1 November 2016:

 

 

 

Masters general mail: masters@northerns.co.za

Please note that the preferred method of correspondence will be via e-mail.

  • Ideals for 2017
  • The main goal of this Committee will be to generally revive Masters Squash in Northerns.
  • Sponsored League will specifically be targeted, with emphasis on the social aspect
  • Additional sponsors are needed.

Anybody interested in supporting NMSA as a new sponsor, should contact the Chairman.

  • Activities for 2017:

The following activities are planned:

NMSA events 2017

Please note that the dates above are preliminary and may be subject to change. (Hopefully not)

We are looking forward to a very active and enjoyable 2017 Season!

Kind regards.

The 2017 NMSA COMMITTEE.

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Blitz league 2017 into semi’s

The Blitz league has started. Here are the full fixtures: 2017 Blitz League.

Semi final fixtures for Wednesday night:

POOL STAGE RESULTS:

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Titanic battles for junior honours

The Northerns Junior Open Round Robin lived up to expectations of high quality squash over the past weekend. With 150 entries the players were grouped in 26 sections and spread over 4 venues. It was a mammoth task to get the draws done but the tournament ran like clockwork.

A much anticipated all Northerns boys u19 final saw Mikael Clayton, fresh from a plate win in the US Junior Open take on Blaine Verhage whose squash has taken another step up since last season. The massive crowd that gathered – the biggest ever at a Northerns Junior tournament – was not disappointed. The match went to 5 sets with Mikael clinching it 11-9 in the end, after coming back from a set down twice in the match. Zian de Swardt was 3rd.

In the girls u19 final Charlotta Loggenberg from Free State took on Shanel Potgieter from Northwest. Both are SA Top 10 players from 2016 who are vying for top honours again in 2017. A tightly contested match saw Charlotta come out as 3-1 winner but not before both players had shown total commitment in diving to pick up balls and even playing shots while laying on the ground in one instance. Northerns’ Helena Coetzee was 3rd on points despite earlier beating Charlotta Loggenberg 3-2 in the cross-pool playoffs.

In the boys u16 final Damian Groenewald who is still u14 took on the big boys to win the section against Brett McLachlan who made the final despite being still u13. Earlier Brett ousted Gareth Craigen, another top u14 player who joined Northerns this year courtesy of attending Pretoria Boys High and ended 3rd. Some of the u16 boys played in the u19 section, which opened up the section considerably.

In the girls u16 section Almari Claassen won, with Valme Webster in second place and Jeanemie Vorster 3rd.

All the sections offered exciting squash throughout the weekend and there is much to look forward to for the rest of the season.

Here are the full results:

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All the prize winners at the weekend’s tournament.

 

 

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NJSA Round Robin Draws

Draws at the various venues:

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Venue addresses and GPS co-ordinates have been included
  • Court Stewards and contact numbers have been included
  • Girls u11 / u13 has been combined
  • Draws must be checked for final venues and times AT the start of the tournament.
  • Players must be available to start matches from 17h00 on Friday
  • Play will end around 21h00 on Friday, 19h00 on Saturday and 14h00 on Sunday
  • Players NOT attending the prize giving will forfeit their prize
  • Players must be available for the entire duration of the tournament.¬† No reschedules will be allowed.
  • Players are to ensure they ready to play¬†30 MINUTES before the scheduled time of their match.
  • Arriving later than 10 minutes after the scheduled time may result in the player conceding the match.
  • FOLLOW-ON system Players must go onto court immediately after the match prior to their scheduled match.
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