NJSA Start of Season tournament results

Upsets were the order of the day in the boys u19A section in the Start of Season tournament that took place from 8-10 September at PCC and PHSOB. It started with eventual winner Damian Groenewald, an up and coming u16 player beating the number 1 seed Zian de Swardt in the first round. The number 2 seed Joha van der Merwe also lost in the first round against Brenden Smit whose good run was ended by an ankle injury in the third round but not before he also had unexpected wins against De Swardt.

In the girls u19A section u14 star player Awande Malinga was 3rd, only losing to winner Helena Coetzee and runner-up Hannah McBride. Rico Coetsee caused some upsets to win the Boys u16A section from being seeded 5th. There were minor upsets in some of the other sections too.

With 10 players from Botswana, including 4 section winners and a number of players from other provinces the tournament was a big success. Now it’s hard work until the next Northerns tournament in January 2018 with a handful of outside tournaments and the Tuks High Schools Festival in between.

Here are the full results of the weekend:

All the winners at the tournament


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NJSA Start of season tournament

Here are the FINAL DAY draws for the NJSA Start of season tournament. Please adhere to the Conditions of entry and you’re specifically reminded of the following: Continue reading

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NMSA newsletter #6 – NMSA Closed tournament

The NMSA Closed was held at PHSOB from 7-12 August 2017. This was used by many as a last minute qualifying event for IPT selection.

–      There were 44 entrants. Six Ladies competed (1 invitational).

–      Round Robins were played in 8 sections. It was possible to schedule at least one Round Robin in each age group (except for 35-39 & 40-44 which were combined into one group, since only 2 entries were received in the first group). Continue reading

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Junior IPT results and SA rankings

During the school holidays the Northerns juniors participated in the Inter provincial tournaments all over the country. Northerns had decent results and brought home 5 medals in total of which 1 was gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze. The u13 group did very well and won 3 of the medals.

The final positions of the Northerns teams can be seen in the table below and the full IPT results are available on the Squash SA website under Tournament results 2017.

Team Boys Girls
u19A 5 5
u19B 7 6
u16A 4 3
u16B 7 n/a
u14A 6 1
u14B 6 n/a
u13A 2 2
u13B 3 5

A number of players also made the top 10 SA rankings. Here is the full list of Northerns players below and the national list is available on the Squash SA website.

Age Nr Boys
u14 4 Gareth Craigen
u14 5 Brett McLachlan
u16 3 Reece McLachlan
u16 10 Joha vd Merwe
u19 1 Mikael Clayton
u19 3 Blaine Verhage
Age Nr Girls
u14 2 Awande Malinga
u14 6 Catelin Robson
u14 8 Zene Fourie
u19 2 Helena Coetzee
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NMSA Newsletter #5

Dear Northerns Masters

Please take note of the following important aspects: Continue reading

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