NMSA Closed 2014 results

The NMSA Closed tournament delivered its share of upsets and surprises through a week of enjoyable squash. It all culminated in the finals at PHSOB on Saturday. The finals were scheduled to be played earlier than usual to leave enough time for a nice social over lunch and beyond for those who came to play or watch.

The final results were as follows – in the order winner, runner-up and 3rd place:

  • 35-39: Craig Ruane, Izak Veldsman, Brian Farham
  • 40-44: Mark Southwood, Musa Malinga, Marlon Mount
  • 45-49: Peter McLachlan, Ralph du Toit, Mags Pather
  • 50-54: Grant Williams, Ian du Plessis, Steve Artman
  • 55-59: Hugh Wallace, Peter Carey, Riaan van Deventer
  • 60-64: Toepie Wood, Dave Edwards, Tony Minnaar
  • 65-69: Frans Bestbier, Bertie Blignaut
  • Ladies: Melanie Knibbs, Gina Gerber, Sharon Cousins

The section winners were:

  • A (35-44): Craig Ruane, Izak Veldsman, Brian Farham
  • B (45-54): Mags Pather, Piet Jordaan, Grant Williams
  • C (55+): Hugh Wallace, Peter Carey, Toepie Wood
  • D (combined): Izak Lamprecht, Klasie Schoeman, Bennie Koekemoer
  • Ladies: Melanie Knibbs, Gina Gerber, Sharon Cousins

Here are the full results: NMSA Closed 2014 Final results. More pictures on the Facebook page.

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NMSA Closed draws – final round

Here are the updated draws for the NMSA Closed: NMSA Closed 2014 Draws Final round.(UPDATED D-SECTION)

  • Venues: P = PCC and H = PHSOB. Check your time and venue on the draw.

The prize giving will take place directly after the finals that start at 11h00. Lunch will be ready by 12h15 and social after that. A sms will be sent to all players to get numbers for the braai – you will have to pay for guests who didn’t play in the tournament.

  • Please make sure you write your score on the sheet provided at the court after the match.
  • If you’re NOT playing at the designated venue and time, please inform the tournament convenor in advance.


  1. Players are obliged to mark/referee the following match.
  2. Men will play on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with the final round on Saturday morning. Ladies will play on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with the final round also on Saturday morning. Please make yourself available to complete the tournament. D section plays on Friday as well.
  3. After the finals there will be a prize giving and social event. More information to follow.
  4. The Dunlop Pro ball (“Double Yellow dot”) will be used for the tournament.
  5. Scoring for all sections will be PAR to 15.
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2 World Masters medals for Northerns

Northerns player Johnny Orsmond reached the final of his age group in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships that took place in Hong Kong China last week. Johnny won the silver medal in the over 60 age group. Another Northerns player Farrah Fenner (Sterne) beat compatriot Sam Herbert in the play-off to win the bronze medal in the women over 35 section. Full match results below.

Other Northerns players who participated were Pieter Swart, Trevor Wilkinson, Peter Mclachlan, Peter Howarth, and Varick von Broembsen.

Full results can be found on the tournament website – www.worldmasterssquash.com.

  • Men’s Finals: Over-60: [1] John Macrury (CAY) bt [3/4] Johnny Orsmond (RSA) 11-7, 9-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-7 (38m)
  • Women’s Finals: Over-35: [1] Natalie Grainger (USA) bt [2] Melissa Martin (AUS) 11-4 ret.
    Bronze medal play-off: [3/4] Farrah Fenner (RSA) bt [3/4] Sam Herbert (RSA) 11-9, 11-5, 11-6 (23m)
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Northerns results at junior IPT’s

The Northerns junior IPT teams achieved the following results in the different age groups. Congratulations to the players, team managers, coaches and parents on all the achievements.

U13 played in Port Elizabeth:

  • Boys A – 5th
  • Girls A – 4th
  • Boys B – 10th
  • Girls B – 5th
  • Top 10: n/a for u13.

U14 played in Johannesburg:

  • Boys A – 4th
  • Girls A – 1st
  • Boys B – 4th
  • Top 10: Mikhael Clayton (1), Helena Coetzee (2), Shané Luyt (6)

U16 played in East London:

  • Boys A – 4th
  • Girls A – 5th
  • Boys B – 6th
  • Girls B – 7th
  • Top 10: Nico Ras (4), Nothando Ntimane (5), Amy Mentz (8)

U19 played in Paarl:

  • Boys A – 2nd
  • Girls A – 3rd
  • Boys B – 1st
  • Girls B – 2nd
  • Top 10: Marko Fourie (5), Josh Pretorius (8), Makgosi Peloakgosi (2), Boipelo Montwedi (10)

Full results of the IPT are available on the Squash SA website under tournament results.

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Makgosi Peloakgosi to play in World Championship

Northerns junior player Makgosi Peloakgosi has been selected by Squash SA to represent SA at the Junior Women’s Individual Championships to be played in Windhoek from 10th - 21st August 2014. She will be joined by Kacey Leigh Dodd.

Lawrence Kuhn, Aubrey Lawrence, J P van der Merwe and Wayne Sithole will represent South Africa at the World Junior Men’s individual and Team Championships to be played in Windhoek from 10th - 21st August 2014. Justin Wesson is the travelling reserve and he will play in the Individual Championships.

The manager is Calvin Deutschmann.

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