As always the Northerns Junior Closed tournament was a tense affair with players using the last chance to improve or consolidate their positions on the provincial ladder in order to get selected to the provincial teams.
The selection criteria takes into account each player’s record against the others over the whole season, starting with the Start of season tournament in September and culminating in the NJSA Closed. The committee met right after the prize giving to select the teams and invitation letters went out on Monday (see the announcement elsewhere on the website).
In all the excitement, let’s not forgive who were crowned the NJSA champions for the year:
||Wian de Bruin
||Elzandri Janse van Rensburg
Here are the full results of the tournament:
Congratulations to all the players with a great tournament. All the prize winners pictured below.
We invite all northern master squash players to enter for the Friday sponsored league.
NMSA 2019 Open Results and pictures Posted
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to the host Uitsig or a very successful tournament.
A small but passionate crowd was entertained with squash of a high standard on the final evening of the NSA Closed tournament.  Gary Naidoo proved that he is in unstoppable form to beat  Kyle Maree 3-1 in the men’s A section.  Andrew Martin upset  Ruan Olivier to take third place after a humdinger of a 5-setter where he fought back from 0-2 down.
In some other notable results young Damian Groenewald beat Nell van der Merwe 3-1 for 5th place and Blaine Verhage took 7th place after overcoming Jason Phillips 3-2 in another closely fought match.
Helena Coetzee was in sublime form to win the ladies final 3-0 over Kim McDonald. Third place went to Amy Farrell.
The men’s B section final was cancelled due to Sven Claassen picking up an ankle injury in his semi final match, so Pieter Albertyn won by default. In the 3/4 playoff Wayne Muller was responsible for Barry Coetzee’s second successive loss by the same margin of 9-11 in the 5th set. Innes de Vries was 5th after beating Brandon Thomas 3-2.
Here are the full results: NSA Closed tournament 2019
Kyle Maree (2), Andrew Martin (3) and Gary Naidoo (1) in the men A.
Amy Farrell (3), Jess McDonald (4), Helena Coetzee (1), Marelise Boshoff (5) and Kim McDondald (2) in the ladies..
Damian Groenewald (5), Blaine Verhage (7) and Jason Phillips (8) in Men A.
NORTHERNS CLOSED TOURNAMENT
10 – 12 May 2019
Boys & Girls u11 – u19
Open ONLY to PAID UP NJSA REGISTERED Players
This is a COMPULSORY TOURNAMENT for National IPT Selection
No SPECIAL REQUESTS can be accommodated
- Closing date for entries:
- 20h00, Monday 06 May 2018
- NJSA Players must be REGISTERED and PAID Up for the 2019 season.
- Online entries are the only accepted form of entry and late entries will not be accepted.
- If you DO NOT RECEIVE a confirmation e-mail (check your email spam as well); then check the website for your entry confirmation (at the bottom of the online entry form).
- If you cannot find your entry, re-enter immediately.
- Squash SA registration (fully paid) is compulsory (u13 to u19).
- Tournament Organiser: Brett Cousins: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Method of communication is email: email@example.com.
ENTER ON THE NJSA TOURNAMENT PAGE.