NMSA SATELLITE 1 2017: 24-26 MARCH 2017
TOURNAMENT REFEREE: WILLEM KLOPPER (082 622 9763)
- The Committee encourage players to play ALL games at the designated venue and times. Should there be a problem with a scheduled fixture, please contact Anna Botha (083 300 8186). Please arrive at least 10 minutes before scheduled game.
This past weekend saw the second qualifying tournament for 2017 SA Top 10 rankings for the u14, u16 and u19 age groups – the SA Schools Closed that took place at the Parkview Squash Centre in Johannesburg. Northerns were well represented with 4 players per gender per age group participating.
The following players achieved exceptional results:
- Awande Malinga, 2nd girls u14
- Damian Groenewald, 2nd boys u14
- Reece McLachlan, 3rd boys u16, Valme Webster 1st girls u16B
- Helena Coetzee, 2nd girls u19, Mikael Clayton 3rd boys u19, Blaine Verhage 4th boys u19, Sascha Steyn 2nd girls u19B
Congratulations to all our players who participated – don’t forget it’s already a great achievement just to be there.
Girls u14: Awande Malinga (2nd from left)
Boys u14: Damian Groenewald (back row left)
Boys u16: Reece McLachlan (3rd from left)
Girls u19: Sascha Steyn (4th from left) and Helena Coetzee (far right)
Boys u19: Blaine Verhage and Mikael Clayton (3rd and 4th from left back)
Date: 24-26 March 2017
Closing date for entries: Sunday, 19 March 2017
Entry fee: R150
The draw will be posted on the NSF Website after 18:00 on 22 March 2017. The onus is on the players to ensure they are aware of the times of their matches.
– Friday 24 March 2017 from 18h00 – 21h30.
– Saturday: 08h00 – 17h00 or as indicated on the draws.
– Sunday: 08h00 – 13h00 or as indicated on the draws.
Enter on the Northerns website – follow this link.
Here are the final results from this weekend’s tournament: NJSA Graded 2017 RESULTS.
As you can gather there was lots of fierce battles on court and the Graded Format seemed to have worked out well for all.
To the outside players, thank you for the time, effort and cost to visit Blue Bull Country and join us this weekend – Central Gauteng, KZN, Mpumalanga and Free State were represented. It is always a pleasure hosting you and please spread the word.
Below is the link to the NJSA section on the Northerns Squash Website. Please set this as a quick link as all information is posted on this website from (including the SA School Squash Calendar) http://www.northerns.co.za/njsa-documents/.
Below are potential tournaments (including the COMPULSORY NORTHERNS CLOSED) for the rest of the season prior to IPT’s.
We also have our SA Country Festival Tournament end April, targeting the fringe IPT players. Please keep an eye out for emails and information.
||Central Gauteng Open Graded Event
– Western Rackets Squash Club
072 296 5611
||Kwa-Zulu Natal Junior Open
079 695 6702
||Alan Stapleton Eastern Province Open
– Port Elizabeth
083 366 4329
||SA COUNTRY SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
082 337 0478
||Easterns Dunlop Open
082 413 2444
Thank again all, have a wonderful week, and keep the kids on the court with this brilliant game, a game that our Springboks and Proteas play to keep fit.
The Bloemfontein Junior Open is the first qualifying tournament of the year and it’s here that the players get a chance to put up their hands for SA Top 10 positions in the u14, u16 & u19 age groups. A number of Northerns Juniors did just that and although there are no SA rankings for u11 & u13, Northerns did well in these age groups too.
Here are the top 10 results:
- U19: Mikael Clayton (2nd), Helena Coetzee (3rd), Blaine Verhage (4th), Bronwyn Doeg (10th)
- U16: Reece McLachlan (5th), Joha van der Merwe (10th)
- U14: Damian Groenewald (2nd), Gareth Craigen (4th), Catelin Robson (5th), Brett McLachlan (6th), Zené Fourie (8th)
- U13: Luhann Groenewald (1st), Liam van der Merwe (4th), Jarrod Cousins (5th), Deneil Beukes (6th), Hubert van Eck (7th), Ashton Weir (10th)
- U11: Patrick Weir (1st), Juan-Corné Brand (8th)
Patrick Weir (left), winner Boys u11.
Liam van der Merwe (3rd from left), 4th place Bu13 and Luhann Groenewald (front), winner Bu13.
Damian Groenewald (2nd from left), 2nd Bu14 and Gareth Craigen (4th from left), 4th Bu14.
Helena Coetzee (3rd from left), 3rd place Gu19.
Mikael Clayton (2nd from left), 2nd Bu19 and Blaine Verhage (4th from left), 4th Bu19.