WSF World Masters kicks off

The WSF World Masters Squash Championships matches kicked off in Johannesburg on Saturday after the opening function on Friday evening.

Below are some of the results of the first round. Follow the progress of all the draws on the WSF tournament site.

Wanderers Club, Johannesburg.

Men : 35-39 :  (All players RSA unless otherwise denoted): S Bartlett bt R Adams 11-2 11-4 11-1, J van der Bosch b D Bouwer 1-15 11-5 9-11 11-9 11-9, T Claasen bt G Rubin 11-5 11-2 11-4, James Letlake bt J Moodley 11-1 11-3 11-4, A Grounden bt M Sapire 11-9 9-11 11-6 10-12 11-9,M Oshry bt T Herelal 11-1 11-3 11-5,  J Rossouw bt N Roma 11-7 11-8 9-11 1-7, J Bredenkamp bt B Mans 11-8 11-6 11-6 , B Sack bt D Ollsen 11-2 3-11 11-7 11-9, O Elimelech (Israel) bt W Pohl 11-5 11-4 11-7, D Poortman bt E Karels 11-9 11-2 8-11 11-3, L Snyders b M  Faheem 11-6 11-2 10-12 11-6 , G Shenoy (Ind) bt S Rossouw 10-12 11-4 11-9 11-3,  H Bains (Ken) bt M Deakins 11-4 11-4 11-3, B Nieuwoudt bt T Moepi 11-9 6-3 ret.,   W Oosthuizen bt M Chingwaro (Zim) 11-4 11-7 11-3, K van der Vywer bt M de Oliviera 1-1 11-3 11-2,  T Steenhof bt J Reneke 12-10 11-7 11-8, W Kruger bt S Oosthuizen 11-8 11-3 9-11 11-4, K Visser bt A Botha 11-4 11-7 11-9, S Govender bt I du Plessis 11-5 11-5 11-3, A Hickman (Zim) bt D van Den Bergh 11-4 11-8 14-12,  T Close (Eng) bt R Shih 11-7 11-7 11-5, C Fourie bt J Pearce 11-2 11-5 11-4, C Collier bt A Blencowe (Aus) 12-10 11-6 11-4, H Engelbrecht bt P Grobler 11-3 7-11 11-7 11-8, M Zietsman bt L Dlamini 11-3 11-7 11-5, W Lia bt B Jhajharia (Ind) 11-5 11-3 11-9 , A van Niekerk bt B McMillan 11-9 11-3 13-11B M

40-44: H Smit bt S Mansfield 11-8 14-12 11-7, G Wilkins bt I Pearson 11-7 11-3 11-8, H Terblanche bt T Finck 12-10 16-14 11-5,  A Gibbon bt I Home 11-8 6-11 11-7 11-9, M Martin (Zim) bt A Kotze 11-2 11-4 11-1, A Karpelowsky bt K Kirkhan 114 11-7 11-7, C Engelbrecht bt B Bekker 7-11, 11-6 11-8 9-11 11-4,  A Jenneker bt R Rahaman 11-3 11-5 11-5,  Y Timol b R Hilton 11-5 11-7 11-4 , G Clark w/o A Palazzi scr., T Jordan bt W Breytenbach 11-1 11-4 11-3, S Nicholson bt B Duthie 11-6 11-5 11-5, A du Toit w/o G Meyer scr., A Peterson (Eng)  bt J Fiandero 11-5 111-9 11-8,  G Leach b G Deutschmann 11-6 11-9 11-, G Samuel bt J Alamanos (Aus) 12-10 13-11 7-11 11-8,  R Renecke bt J Rosenstein 11-3 8-11 12-10 11-6, N Eybers bt L Mosieane 11-5 11-7 11-7, J Khan (Pak) bt D van Niekerk (Nam) 11-9 11-4 11-5,  V Sawhney (Ind) bt G Hallowell 13-11 11-3 10-12 11-2, N Barrow bt C Malinga 11-9 2-11 11-8 5-11 13-11,

45-49: J Fullard bt V Knerr (Ger) 11-6 8-11 11-4 11-2, G Goulding bt P Jordaan 6-11, 11-3 11-1 11-8,D Davidson bt P Webber 11-4 11-6 11-5, S Keevy bt A Teseling 11-6 11-9 11-8,R Chin(Guyana)  b R Abrams 11-3 11-5 11-6, J Souto (Spain) bt H van der Merwe 11-2 11-5 11-0, A de Ridder bt H Fiandero 11-9 9-11 11-8 11-5,   J Steenkamp bt E de Klerk 12-10 7-11 17-15 11-7, A Hubscher (Ger) bt G Palmer 11-2 11-4 11-5, D Velthuysen w/o M O’Neil (Ire)scr. , J Elias(Peru) bt P Herbst 11-7 11-6 11-6, F Odeh (USA) bt S Pillay 11-5 7-11 11-6 11-8, T Davies bt W Toi 12-10 11-6 11-4, PMclachlan bt W van Zyl  11-0 11-5 11-4, D Bandiera (FR) bt B Keevy 11-7 11-6 11-6,

A Strauss bt M Wijtenburg 9-11 6-11 11-9 11-8 13-11, G Bourne bt H Winkler 11-4 11-3 9-11 11-6,  R Celliers bt Y Tayob 11-2 11-6 11-4, S Hatwell (NZ) w/o R Winter (Eng)scr. , M Tootill be C Goslin 11-21-3 11-3, B Paul bt P Tiitenen (Fin) 12-10 11-1 12-10, A Omlor (ger) bt R Nyandeni  11-3 13-11 11-0, R Coetzee btt E Asmal 11-8 11-5 11-6, C Neilson (Aus) bt M Metcalfe 11-7 12-10  7-11 11-7,  M Makhija (india) bt J Loureira 11-5 11-1 11-5, G Siberman bt P Naude 11-8 11-3 11-7, N Prinsloo bt W Parry 11-5 14-12 11-4, C Borgvall (Sweden) b5 D Becker 11-4 11-7 11-6, F Chisemba (Zam) bt P Swart 11-5 11-42-11 11-6, J Smith bt R Chegwidden 11-9 11-2 11-8, G Robinson bt E Strydom 11-3 1-6 11-4, R Leob b J le Roux 11-9 11-2 11-3, P Dickinson bt A Wiffen 9-11 11-9 14-12 11-8, M Hambly b M Grecis 11-8 11-3 11-4, F Soares (Bra) bt G Els 11-3 11-2 9-11 11-7, M Willson bt S Clark 11-6 6-11 11-8 8-11 11-4, R du Toit bt D Hyde (Aus) 11-9 1-6 11-6 , K de Lange bt V Brink 11-8 9-11 12-10 9-11 11-5, D Hector bt D Stewart (Zim) 11-6 11-3 11-5, J Montels (Fr) bt P van Greuning 11-2 11-13 11-2 12-10, M Cowhie (Ire) bt H van Wyk 11-5 11-2 11-0, A Wallers bt H Oelofse 11-4 11-2 11-6, E Peterson bt S Kelly 11-7 11-4 11-6, L Fourie bt H van den Berg 11-7 11-5 11-3, J Musto (USA) bt  H Claassen 11-2 11-4 11-3, J Lae  bt S Barton (NZ) 11-5 11-9 13-11, P  Mantaatzia bt A Roberts 11-5  11-6 11-3, V Djurak bt R van der Merwe 11-8 11-9 11-4, W Neumann bt C Dalley 11-6 13-11 11-6, P Gossman bt B Worth 11-7 11-6 11-8, N Taylor (Jersey) bt S Saeys 11-6 11-3 11-6

Women: 35-39: G Moyo (Zim) bt M Boshoff 11-4 11-7 11-6, K Wszolek (Poland ) bt C Wait 11-3 11-8 11-1, C Swanepoel bt R Jacobs 11-7 8-1 8-11 11-9 11-9, S Schoonraad bt M Bailey 8-11 11-9 11-8 5-11 11-7, V Massey bt B Koekemoer (Nam) 12-10 5-11 11-6 11-7

40-44 : C Martin bt M Engelbrecht 11-6 11-7 11-1, L Bootsma (Neth) b I Karsten 12-10 11-1 11-2,  M Bagehorn (Ger) bt D Neville-Smyly 11-6 11-1 11-4, L Moggee Bt M Fujimoto (Jap) 8-11 12-10 8-11 11-4 11-7, D Blackie bt M Urquhart 10-12 11-9 11-7 11-9, J Nel bt M Botha  11-5 8-11 11-4 11-5, B Vintcent bt R Kalker (Neth) 11-4 11-6 13-11, K Schultz bt E Kalker 11-4 11-411-5

The Tuks Inter High-Schools Festival

The Tuks Inter High-Schools Festival will be held from 14 – 16 October 2016.

Last year we had 20 teams participating and we hope to include more teams from outside Pretoria this year. Teams consist of 4 players and can be made up of – Girls teams, boys teams or mixed teams are welcome.

To strengthen the standard of the weekend, we have also allowed players from non-squash schools to enter their own teams.

Accommodation and meals are available at the hpc (Emile Smith on 012 484 1700) or contact the TuksSquash office via email (tukssquash@up.ac.za) for more options.

Entry form: 2016 Inter High-Schools Festival. More details on www.worldofsquash.co.za

Looking forward to hosting your team/s in October!

Jesters u23 series

The Jesters National u23 Series has now entered its 7th year! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

This year we will be holding 4 regional tournaments on the same weekend in October – Friday 14th to Sunday 16th. This means a player can only enter 1 regional event this year!

Each tournament will be open to all players 14 and older and under 23 by the commencement of the tournaments – 14 October 2016. Each regional event will have as many sections as needed to accommodate all entrants but will be limited to draw sizes of ether 8 or 16 players.

Depending on the breakdown of the age and amount of entrants received we may in turn also have two different age categories, u17 and u23. This will mean that strength plays strength from round 1 and also younger players of 14, 15 and 16 years will now have a chance to win a prize in their own section! Each player is guaranteed a minimum of 4 matches.

We encourage players of 14, 15 and 16 to enter!!!

There will be 4 tournaments: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth.

The Tournament Details:

Cape Town:                        14 – 16 October
 – WPCC

Johannesburg:                  14 – 16 October – CCJ Auckland Park

Durban:                                14 – 16 October – Westville

Port Elizabeth:                  14 – 16 October  – Crusaders

There is a guaranteed prize money pool of R14 500 per regional event with a minimum of the top 4 in each section receiving a prize!

  • ENTRY FEE IS PAYABLE AT THE INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT AND NOT VIA EFT. THE FEE IS R120 PER EVENT.

Total prize money has increased from R35 000 in 2015 to R58 000 in 2016.

* Entries will close Friday 7 October at 18h00 and each player will be notified the draw via email 3 days before the first round.

WSF World Masters Newsletter 5

ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED

Entries have now closed with an impressive  950 players representing 34 nations set to compete in Johannesburg next month !

The DRAWS will be online two weeks before the event.

Championship merchandise will be available online from Monday the 5th of September.

What to do when you get here

On arrival at ORT Johannesburg International Airport there will be a Welcoming Desk to help with directions to trains, busses or taxis from the airport to the various hotels and venues. This will be operational from Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd September from 06h00 to 11h00.

For those players who arrive before the 21st September the recommended option is the Gautrain from the airport to Sandton and a taxi from there on to your hotel. The Gautrain has a ticket desk situated immediately after the Customs Desk and before you walk through into the public gallery at the International Arrivals Hall. Otherwise follow the signs to the Gautrain in the Arrivals Hall.

A reminder to all players to have identification when presenting yourself for Registration at the Country Club Johannesburg at 1 Napier Road, Auckland Park. Every player has to personally register; you cannot register a friend. Registration will be 09h00-17h00 on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September.

Practice courts

SH31330For courts at Wanderers and Parkview on Thursday and Friday 22nd and 23rd contact Angie Clifton-Parkes on angelique@angelent.co.za or T +27 82 372-1265.

For players arriving before Thursday 22nd September and wanting to get onto a court: contact John van Heeswijk at Country Club on john.vh@absamail.co.za or T +27 83 402-9807.
Parkview Squash Centre

Extra Events and Extra Squash 

For those who are knocked out of the tournament there will be social singles and doubles squash on offer at the Country Club Johannesburg later in the week. CCJ boast 4 doubles courts and have the 4 oldest singles courts in South Africa which are now a National Monument.

On Monday 26th September the SA Masters Squash Association are hosting an evening at the Country Club: casual dining and cash bars together with a DJ and dancing. After 3 days of tough squash you will be able to loosen up a little…

Less than 4 weeks to go until we see you in Johannesburg – get that last minute training in – it’s not too late!

General information call  +27 84 208 9971     Email:info@worldmasterssquash.co.za

Pakistan Stun Egypt To Reclaim World Junior Title

RESULTS: VDC Dental-Care WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship, Bielsko-Biała, Poland

Final:
[2] PAKISTAN bt [1] EGYPT 2/1

Israr Ahmed bt Saadeldin Abouaish 11-9, 11-9, 11-9 (39m)
Ahsan Ayaz lost to Youssef Ibrahim Abdallah 11-13, 13-11, 5-11, 6-11 (47m)
Abbas Shoukat bt Marwan Tarek Abdelhamid 11-7, 11-9, 11-8 (37m)

3rd place: Continue reading

Sad news – Angela Difford passed away

Dear All

Words are never enough  at a time like this .

7 weeks ago tomorrow Angela received the Ina Ackermann and the Merit Award !!

Everyone who met her was really privileged to have known an extra special person who has left an impression on each and everyone one and lived life to the full and gave her heart to squash.

On Friday she drove the development players to Uitenhage and on Monday was still coaching at 91.

To Angela’s family our deepest condolences.

Liz Addison