NJSA Open Round robin results

The first NJSA tournament of the year concluded on Sunday after more than 400 matches and 15 000 minutes of squash over 20 sections at 3 venues with 12 courts.

The winners of the different age group A-sections were:

  • u19 – Zian de Swardt and Helena Coetzee
  • u16 – Brett Mclachlan and Awande Malinga
  • u14 – Luhann Groenewald and Rachel Shannon
  • u13 – HJ Coetzer and Jeanne Craig
  • u11 – Juan-Corne Brand and Anke Garbers

Here are the full results for the tournament this weekend: NJSA-RR-2018-Results.

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Play in the NJSA Open tournament 26-28 January

Enter now for the NJSA Open round robin tournament from 26-28 January by completing the entry form on the NJSA tournament registration page.

Special for players from other provinces

In order to create a better opportunity for players from other provinces to participate in the tournament, the Northerns Junior Squash Association has arranged with parents of Northerns players to host visiting players for the duration of the tournament.

Visiting players will be received and collected from OR Tambo airport by NJSA representatives on the Friday afternoon and will be dropped off on Sunday. The NJSA representatives will ensure that players are booked in and safely on their way.

Parents of local players will collect the visiting players from the venue after their matches on Friday evening and ensure they are at the venue on Saturday and Sunday for their matches. Accommodation and meals will be provided by the parents.

Benefits for visiting players:

  • Get the chance to play against players from other provinces to improve your squash;
  • Gauge where you are early in the season to better prepare for ranking tournaments that follow soon;
  • You only pay for your flight, entry fee and spending money – no costs of accommodation, meals, flight and accommodation for an accompanying parent, car hire, etc.
  • Get more used to playing in different conditions than what you are usually accustomed to.

To make use of this offer, complete the entry form and indicate you will make use of the hosting. Further details will be arranged with you directly.

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NJSA year planner 2018

The 2018 NJSA committee has finalised the dates for all Northerns Junior events for 2018. Here is a handy year calendar for parents, players, coaches and administrators to plan for the season ahead. All the important dates are on there.

Click to download and print: NJSA year planner 2018 season (updated 15 Jan 2018).

Here is the latest SA Schools Squash calendar as well: SA SCHOOLS SQUASH CALENDAR version 30 Oct for 2018

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NSF Awards function – book now

The annual NSF Awards function will take place on Tuesday 14 November at the Voortrekker Monument.

  • Date: Tuesday 14 November 2017
  • Place: Blikkantien Restaurant, Voortrekker Monument (same premises as last year, different venue)
  • Time: 18h00 for 18h30
  • Dress: Smart casual
  • Cost per ticket: R260 (only advance bookings – see below)

Book your ticket here. You will receive a mail to confirm your booking, then make payment to your club before Friday 10 November to finalise your booking.

BOOKINGS HAVE CLOSED.

 

 

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NJSA Awards function 2017

On Sunday the annual NJSA awards function was held at the Midstream College Auditorium. Players were recognised for their achievements through the 2017 season.

Certificates were awarded for Invitation team colours to the players who participated in the Angela Difford u11 Festival and the Country Schools Festival. Certificates for full provincial colours were awarded to the teams that played in the IPT’s. All the schools league winners received trophies and certificates.

The function concluded with the prestigious merit certificates and trophies for exceptional performances. Here is the full list of winners (not including team member names):

PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Primary schools Girls B: Runners-up: St. Mary’s DSG, Winners: St. Mary’s DSG

Primary schools Girls A: Runners-up: St. Mary’s DSG, Winners: Midstream College

Primary schools Boys D: Runners-up: Midstream College, Winners: Wierda Park

Primary schools Boys C: Runners-up: Crawford College, Winners: Midstream Ridge

Primary schools Boys B: Runners-up: Anton van Wouw, Winners: Wierda Park

Primary schools Boys A: Runners-up: Midstream College, Winners: Midstream Ridge

 

HIGH SCHOOLS

Girls C: Runners-up: Pretoria Girls High, Winners: Pretoria Girls High

Girls B: Runners-up: Pretoria Girls High, Winners: Menlo Park

Boys u14 & u16 B&C: Runners-up: Menlo Park, Winners: Zwartkop

Boys u16 A: Runners-up: Midstream, Winners: Eldoraigne

Boys u19 C: Runners-up: CBC Mount Edmund, Winners: Menlo Park

Girls A: Runners-up: Zwartkop, Winners: Menlo Park

Boys u19 A: Runners-up: Menlo Park, Winners: Pretoria Boys High A

 

Dora Orban trophy for Girls interschools squash (Northerns Top Schools): Die Hoërskool Menlo Park

Tony Minnaar trophy for Boys interschools squash (Northerns Top Schools): Pretoria Boys High

Aiden Dixon trophy for best overall performance by a school in the league: Runners-up: Midstream (6 teams, average 9 points), Winners: PHSG (4 teams, average 9.5 points)

 

NJSA MERIT AWARDS

Girls u14 A – IPT winners
Awande Malinga
Catelin Robson
Zene Fourie
Shannon Fraser
Hannah du Toit
Judah Phillips Winner: SA Open 2017 Boys u11
Patrick Weir Winner: Bloemfontein Open 2017 Boys u11
Luhann Groenewald Winner: SA Open 2017 Boys u13
Winner: Africa Open 2017 Boys u13
Winner: Bloemfontein Open 2017 Boys u13
Awande Malinga SA Top 10 Girls u14
SA Invitational Team to Malaysia Girls u14
Catelin Robson SA Top 10 Girls u14
Gareth Craigen SA Top 10 Boys u14
Zene Fourie SA Top 10 Girls u14
Brett McLachlan SA Top 10 Boys u14
Damian Groenewald Winner: Africa Open 2017 Boys u15
Joha van der Merwe SA Top 10 Boys u16
Reece McLachlan SA Top 10 Boys u16
SA Invitational Team to Malaysia Boys u16
Blaine Verhage Winner: Africa Open 2017 Boys u19
SA Team to Junior World Championships Boys u19
SA Top 10 Boys u19
Helena Coetzee SA Top 10 Girls u19
SA Team to Junior World Championships Girls u19
Mikael Clayton SA Team to Junior World Championships Boys u19
SA Top 10 Boys u19
Winner: SA Open 2017 Boys u19

 

NJSA INDIVIDUAL TROPHIES

Most improved player – Girls Primary schools Ashton Weir
Most improved player – Boys Primary schools Kristian Theron
Player of the year – Girls Primary schools Awande Malinga
Player of the year – Boys Primary schools Luhann Groenewald
Player of the year – Girls u14 Catelin Robson
Player of the year – Boys u14 Damian Groenewald
Most improved player – Senior Girls Hannah du Toit
Most improved player – Senior Boys Rico Coetsee
Player of the year – Senior Girls Helena Coetzee
Player of the year – Senior Boys Mikael Clayton
Chairman’s Award – Girls Jana Coetzer
Chairman’s Award – Boys Blaine Verhage

 

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