Juniors shine at IPT’s

2016 has been a very good year for Northerns at the Junior Inter Provincial Tournaments. We sent 16 teams to the IPT’s. The format for the u11’s is a festival, with no medal winners announced. From a potential 13 teams, of which 2 were C-sides playing in the B-sections, the following 6 teams won medals:

GOLD: U16A boys, U14A girls, U13A boys, U13B girls

SILVER: U19A boys, U16B boys

The following players were selected for the SA team to Malaysia (Top 5 in each age group):

  • U19: Callan Hall, Nothando Ntimane
  • U16: Mikael Clayton, Helena Coetzee

The following players achieved SA Top 10 rankings (only age groups u14 to u19 have rankings):

  • U19: Callan Hall, Nico Ras, Nothando Ntimane
  • U16: Mikael Clayton, Stefano Pitsillis, Joha van der Merwe, Helena Coetzee
  • U14: Valmé Webster, Jeanemie Vorster, Danica Capazorio

The full results of the Northerns teams were as follows:

Boys under 11 A n/a Girls under 11 n/a
Boys under 11 B n/a
Boys under 13 A 1 Girls under 13 A 4
Boys under 13 B 4 Girls under 13 B 1
Boys under 14 A 7 Girls under 14 A 1
Boys under 14 B 8
Boys under 16 A 1 Girls under 16 A 4
Boys under 16 B 2 Girls under 16 B 4
Boys under 16 C 10 Girls under 16 C 8
Boys under 19 A 2 Girls under 19 9
Boys under 19 B 5
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Northerns juniors ready for IPT’s

The Northerns Juniors are gearing up for the Inter Provincial Tournaments that take place all over the country from this coming Saturday, 25 June to Wednesday 29 June. Below are the names of all the players that will represent Northerns in 18 teams.

The u11’s are playing in George, the u13’s in Port Elizabeth, u14’s in Johannesburg, u16’s stay in Pretoria and the u19’s travel to Paarl & Stellenbosch. We wish them all the luck on their quest for medals.

Girls Under 11 Boys Under 11 A Boys under 11 B
Menine Muller Liam van der Merwe Louis Van Wyngaard
Jordin Phillips Patrick Weir Johan Coetzee
Jeanne Craig Judah Phillips Juan-Corne Brand
Erasel Boer Kobus van der Merwe Daniel van Wyk
Girls Under 13 A Girls Under 13  B Boys Under 13 A
Awande Malinga Rachel Shannon Damian Groenewald
Catelin Robson Shannon Fraser Brett McLachlan
Zene Fourie Hannah Du Toit Jarrod Cousins
Claudia Lock Emma Shannon Luhann Groenewald
Deneil Beukes Ashton Weir Hubert van Eck
Boys under 13 B Girls under 14 A Boys under 14 A
Aren Repko Jeanemie Vorster Rounen de Beer
Wouter Kuhn Valmé Webster Steyn van Wyk
Vincent Killian Danica Capazorio Rivoni Mathebula
Nathan Arnoldi Kayla Murray Divan Esterhuizen
Jacobus Botha Ivanti Vorster Calvin Botha
Boys under 14 B Girls under 16 A Girls under 16 B1
Rico Coetzee Helena Coetzee Jana Coetzer
Udore Barwise Shane Luyt Lane Cornelius
Jesse Lessing Sune Blignaut Lara du Plessis
Dewald Opperman Sascha Steyn Erica Naude
Pieter Badenhorst Carla Naude Nicole Barwise
Girls under 16 B2 Boys under 16 A Boys under 16 B
Danelle Oberholzer Mikael Clayton Simon Miller
Elsjeri Prinsloo Stefano Pitsillis Brenden Smit
Miguel Oberholzer Joha van der Merwe Dian de Bruyn
Ilana Jacobs Reece McLachlan Jacqpierre Bleeker
Megan Richter Zian de Swardt Robert Howarth
Louis Henning
Boys under 16 C Boys under 19 A Girls under 19 
Stiaan Louw Callan Hall Nothando Ntimane
Jean-Pierre van Wyk Nico Ras Bronwyn Doeg
Hein van Schalkwyk Blaine Verhage Tino Takawira
Nicholas Holtzhausen Barry Coetzee Jessica Colley
Corne Duvenhage Henco Hefer Danielle Venter
Zenrich Niemand/Andrew Murray
Boys under 19 B
Jeandre Meyer
Rohan Meyer
Chris Minnaar
Neil van der Merwe
Wessel Oosthuizen
Wean van der Merwe
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Northerns Masters Closed tournament – entries open

This year we don’t have a singles IPT so we’re making our Northerns Masters Closed a big tournament. The dates are from 18 to 23 July. Play will start on the Monday and the finals will be on the Saturday. Most players will have Friday evening off and either Wednesday (ladies) or Thursday (men).

We’re in the process of negotiating attractive prizes to add to the prestigious trophies that are always awarded at the Closed. We’re asking people or companies to sponsor more prizes, even if only for one section. Please contact us and let us know what you could contribute – a few bottles of wine, vouchers, equipment, clothing or whatever you choose.

We’re specifically looking for a cash sponsor or 2 to contribute enough to enable us to do a “Skaapbraai” at the prize giving function on the Saturday.

Everyone who enters will get a unique long sleeve dry fit warm-up shirt as part of the entry – a practical memento that is worth more than the meagre R180 entry fee!

Read the conditions of entry on the tournament page on the Northerns website and enter online. Entries are open until Friday, 8 July 2016 – click to enter.

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NMSA Satellite 2 updated draws

Here are the latest draws. Please complete the last round by no later than Monday, 16 May 2016.

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NSA Closed Final results

Finals day of the NSA closed produced some skillful and exciting squash. The mens B section was won by Shahin Lalla who proved too solid and consistent for Neil Strydom. THe women’s final saw the form player of the season Christine Ferreira triumph over Megan Page who is quickly returning to her best form after recovering from serious injury last year. Chrstine was however able to use her sharper match form to prevail in a competitive 4 game match. The men’s final was an excellent contest full of guile, pace and no small amount of skill. The first game was ultimately crucial as top seed and defending champiom, Kelvin Ndhlovu mananaged to sneak it 15-13. Gary Naidoo certainly tested him and for the first time this week Kelvin was forced to really dig deep and graft for his victory. Gary showed tremndous spirit to win the third game after it appeared during the second that his sprit may have been broken in the long hard first game loss. He however showed his fighting spirit and made Kelvin work for wht was ultimately a well deserved 9th closed title.
NSA Closed draw

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