Laser Jarvis Kaplan Cups Squash Interprovincial 2015

Potchefstroom, North West

6-10 July 2015

Spearheaded by 3 of the world’s top 20 men’s squash players – Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad (14), South African Steve Coppinger (17) and Australian Cameron Pilley (19), more than 200 of South Africa’s top squash players will be seen in action in Potchefstroom from Monday 6th until Friday 10th July when the annual Laser Jarvis Kaplan Cup Interprovincial Squash Championships will be played.

Emma Beddoes of England, ranked in the World’s top 15 women’s players, together with Denmark’s Line Hansen (24) and South African Siyoli Waters (34) will ensure that the women’s Kaplan Cup will  also provide some top notch squash.

In the Men’s Jarvis Cup Western Province will be looking for a fourth consecutive win and a sixth victory since 2005. With the same line-up as in 2014 –  Pilley, Shaun le Roux, ranked 42 in the world, Clinton Leeuw, Rodney Durbach and Zuko Kubukeli, Western Province could well engrave their names on the trophy again. Seeded second Kwazulu Natal, which last won the title in 2011, sees Coppinger supported by Laurens Jan Anjema of the Netherlands ranked 33 in the world, Gary Wheadon, Andrew Martin and the experienced Adrian Hansen. Slipping in at the number 3 slot, Central Gauteng is capable of surprising the top 2 seeds.

England’s Eddie Charlton will have the Young Turks Thoboki Mohohlo, Michael Wood, Devon Hendrickse and Rudi Willemse in his corner. However it is the fourth seeds, SACD, appearing for only the second time in the A section, which could provide all the upsets. Ranked 14 in the world Karim Abdel Gawad, JP Brits, Christo Potgieter, Jimmy Schlebusch and former Eastern Province player Rudi van Niekerk, if on form, could all upset the higher seeded teams.

Two teams Western Province and Central Gauteng have dominated the women’s A section for the past decade. Western Province captured the title for three consecutive years from 2005 but since then the title has swopped provinces annually with Central Gauteng victorious in 2014. On paper Western Province’s lineup of Hansen, Waters, 2015 National champion Alexandra Fuller, Sacha West and Karen Schultz should edge through. But Beddoes, Cheyna Tucker, twins Elani and Lume Landman and Adel Weir could rise to the occasion and defend their title.

The Men’s division sees 4 sections with two in the women’s. The Men’s A and D, the Women’s A and B play a round robin while the Men’s B and C sections sees the 8 teams divided into 2 pools with crossover play-offs followed by positional play-offs.

Three venues: Defence, Potchefstroom Country Club and Potchefstroom University courts will be used. The Men’s A, Men’s B and Women’s A sections will be played at the Defence courts while the Men’s C, D and Women’s B sections will be seen in action at the Country Club and University courts.

Letter from the President

Dear Squash Community

In June Squash SA held our annual convention where all the policies are discussed and formulated into formal structures.

The Individual player registration system was discussed at great length and what was decided was that we would compile a power point presentation to explain in a simple way what SSA is trying to achieve and try to express the urgency of the Registration System.

Please could you all send this presentation – SSA Survives Jul 2015 – onto as many squash enthusiasts as possible and also print a copy and place it on your notice boards at your clubs.

I thank you in anticipation of the system getting the results we need.

Yours in squash. Regards

Steven Doëg

President, Squash South Africa

USSA 2015 semifinals results

Wits University, Johannesburg

Results: Semifinals: University of Johannesburg 22 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 5: Elani Landman beat Bianca Brown 11-9 11-5 11-6 Lume Landman beat Demi Cooper 11-2 11-1 11-1, Alexia Pienaar beat Miekie Scholtz 11-0 11-5 11-5, Ruan Olivier beat Kyle Schwarz 11-8 11-6 9-11 7-11 11-7, Jarryd Carter lost to Jared Terblanche 9-11 8-11 11-6 11-1 8-11, Simphiwe Gqibani beat Johan Thiel 11-3, 14-12, 11-6.

University of Pretoria 20 University of Stellenbosch 5: Megan Page beat Ashleigh Scheepers 11-5 11-5 11-9, Hannelize Human beat Phoebe Bronkhorst 11-3 11-2 11-9, Kim McDonald beat Boipelo Montwedi 11-6 11-8 12-10, Nell Van der Merwe beat D. Smith 11-9 11-7 11-5, Jacques Kruger beat Aubrey Lawrence 11-8 5-11 11-4 8-11 11-4, Marco Fourie lost to JoJo Shean 9-11 13-15 4-11.

Results of the 2015 u/19 IPT

Central Gauteng made history at the annual u/19 IPT in Cape Town by winning all 4 sections – Boys A & B and Girls A & B.

In the Boys A section the Central Gauteng team of Makhosonke Ntuli, Wayne Sithole, Jarrod Rocher, Sipho Ncube and Tyrone Dial took the gold medal. Silver went to Northerns with Callan Hall, Nico Ras, Cuan Verhage, Luthando Mathebula and Jason Lazarus. Bronze went to EP with Dewald van Niekerk, Vaughan Meyer, Gershwin Forbes, Warren Bower and Yannich Adlam.

In the girls A section Central Gauteng’s team was Mariska Wiese, Panashe Sithole, Jaime Leslie, Daniela Scriba and Ashleigh Stoger. Silver went to Kwazulu Natal’s team of Noel Lee, Anele Ngubane, Ana Chemaly, Bridgette Mennie and Jess Britton. Northerns took the Bronze with Nothando Ntimane, Madeleine Lambley, Amy Mentz, Nicoline van Dam and Monica Jansen van Rensburg.

The Boys B section gold winners were Clinton Ndebele, Bradley Cherry, Brett le Roux, Jared Swart, Declan Connelly and Andrew Berry for Central Gauteng. Silver went to the Northerns team of Barry Coetzee, Heinrich Groenewald, Phillip Nel, Michiel de Villiers, Brandon Allner and Jeandre Meyer. EP B took the bronze medal with Travis Whitehead, Liam Cadle, Denric Mulder, Stephan Southway, Tyler Whitby and Stephan Tait.

In the girls B section Central Gauteng’s gold medal winners were Cailin Doyle, Chanelle Galanatis, Kyra Buckle, Julia de Beer and Hayley Blakeman. Boland took silver with Maryna Meyer, Paula Jacobs, Elda Meyer, Jennileigh Jooste and Ziaan Birk. KZN B took bronze with Jess McDonald, Sane Sithole, Rochelle Green, Chrisli Dippenaar and Rebecca van Rooyen.

Full results and Top 10 rankings: To follow.

USSA championships update day 2

Wits University, Johannesburg

Results :  Round Robin Pool Sections : Round 3:

Pool Blue: University of Johannesburg 1 17 University of North West 1 9;  University of North West 2 16 University of Johannesburg 2  6

Pool standings : University of Johannesburg 1  65, University of North West 1 50, University of North West 2 18, University of Johannesburg 2  14.

Pool Red:  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 24 University of Free State 4, University of Witwatersrand 16 Rhodes University 6.

Pool standings: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 72, University of Witwatersrand 41, Rhodes University 30, University of Free State 12.

Pool Purple : University of Pretoria 21 Tshwane University of Technology 4.

Pool Standings : University of Pretoria 68, Tshwane University of Technology 28, University of Limpopo 0

Pool Maroon : University of Stellenbosch 1 20 University of Cape Town 6 , University of Stellenbosch 2 22 University of Cape Town 2 5.

Pool standings: University of Stellenbosch 1  68, University of Cape Town 1 48, University of Stellenbosch 2 33, University Of Cape Town 2 6.

Round 4: University of Johannesburg 1 20 University of Stellenbosch 1 6, University of Witwatersrand 16 Tswane University of Technology 6, University of Pretoria 18 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University 8, University of North West 1 12 University of Cape Town 1 10, University of North West 2 16 University of Free State 9, Rhodes University 16 University of Stellenbosch 2 8, University of Johannesburg 17 University of Cape Town 2 9.

USSA Championships update

University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1st Round: Pool Blue: University of Johannesburg 1 bt University of Johannesburg 2 24-2, University of North West 1 bt University of North West 2 24-1.

Pool Red: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University bt Wits 24-3, Rhodes University bt University of Free State 20-4.

Pool Purple: Tshwane University of Continue reading