SA Squash awards 2016

The following  Awards were presented for 2015 at the final of the 2016 National Championships.

Honours Award

Caroline Rose – Eastern Province

Timothy  Leeuw – Border

Mass Participation Coach of the Year

Shadrack Tshivhidzo – Central Gauteng

Coach of the Year

Graham Prior – Central Gauteng

Referee of the Year

Devan Currie – Central Gauteng

Administrator of the Year                       

Cathy Jackson – Midlands

Province of the Year

Eastern Province

Ina Ackermann Memorial Award

Angela Difford – Eastern Province

Merit Award                        

Angela Difford – Eastern Province

Jarvis/Kaplan final report 2016

Jarvis Kaplan Cup Interprovincial  Squash Championships

Pietermaritzburg

Kwazulu Natal (men) and Central Gauteng (women) emerged victorious at the end of the 57th Jarvis Kaplan Cup Interprovincial Squash Championships hosted by the Midlands Squash Association in Pietermaritzburg on Friday afternoon.

The men’s final was completely dominated  by defending champions Kwazulu Natal A, spearheaded by Steve Coppinger and Laurans Anjema, with Western Province fading out of the picture. Rodney Durbach, the experienced Western Province number 4, drew first blood as he accounted for Andrew Martin in straight games. Durbach raced through the first two game 11-6 11-4 before Martin, who has been struggling to find some form during the week, found his length and timing but the experienced Durbach won the game 13-11. Kwazulu Natal’s import from the Netherlands, Laurans Jan Anjema, levelled the tie when he defeated Pierdro Schweertman in four games.

Ranked 24 in the world, the 2016 national champion Steve Coppinger, was in rampant mood as he disposed of national team mate, Shaun le Roux, for the loss of only 6 points 11-2 11-2 11-2. It was then left to the captain, Adrian Hansen to put the final nail in Western Province’s coffin as he outplayed Zuko Kubukeli 11-6 11-4 11-4 to give Kwazulu Natal their fifth victory in the past 10 years.

Third place was taken by SACD followed by Central Gauteng in fourth.

Despite losing to Northerns 15-8 on the first day of the event, Central Gauteng women’s A side bounced back to defeat Western Province 16-7 in Friday’s final clash. Lume Landman had little trouble in beating Sacha West (WP) in straight games but the 2015 national champion, Alex Fuller, notched a win for the coastal side by disposing of Cheyna Tucker in straight games.  Playing in her first Kaplan Cup, Heba el Torky of Egypt , ranked 23 in the world, managed to subdue Siyoli Waters in 4 games to give Central Gauteng the edge at 2-1 in matches.

In an evenly matched tough encounter Western Province’s Miranda Lang balanced the scale as she  drew on all her reserves to edge through 13-11 in the decider against Michelle Kohne, the Central Gauteng B side number 1, who replaced an injured Mariske Wiese.

The pressure then fell on Elani Landman (CG) and Karen Blom (WP) but it was the positive attacking play of Landman who steered Central Gauteng to victory as she outplayed Blom in straight games.

Northerns who registered a  an easy 17-4 win over Eastern Province A slipped into second place followed by Western Province and Eastern Province.

For the first time in the 57 year history of the Jarvis Cup, Midlands A, who defeated Border A 15-5 in Friday’s B section final, will gain promotion in 2017 to the A section.

Eastern Province B women’s team annexed the B section followed by  Midlands A and Central Gauteng B.

The men’s C section was a closely contested affair with Border B edging through to win the section with 96 points followed by Easterns A on 95 and Central Gauteng third with 81 points.

In 2017 Midlands B will also gain promotion to the Men’s C section having walked away with the D section honours by a  comfortable margin of 16 points. Second was Central Gauteng D with Eastern Province B in third place.

Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng win Jarvis & Kaplan cups

Jarvis Kaplan Interprovincial Squash Championships

Pietermaritzburg

Final Results: Men: A Section: Kwazulu Natal 14 Western Province 4: Steve Coppinger bt Shaun le Roux 11-2 11-2 11-2, Laurans Jan Anjema bt Peirdro Schweertman 11-8 8-11 11-4 11-8, Andrew Martin lost to Rodney Durbach 6-11 4-11 11-13, Adrian Hansen bt Zuko Kubukeli 11-6 11-4 11-4. Central Gauteng 19 Free State 7: Tarek Momen bt Omar Meguid 11-8 11-7 11-13 11-7, Thoboki Mohohlo bt Reinhold Hergeth 11-7 7-11 11-3 11-4, Devon Hendrikse bt Tremayne McDonald 11-5 11-7 11-2 11-4, Kyle Maree lost to John Kuhn 11-7 11-6 7-11 9-11 4-11, Paul Atkinson bt Calvin Deutschmann 7-11 11-8 11-7 11-9. SACD 20 Northerns 6: Karim Gawad bt Kelvin Ndhlovu 11-6 12-14 7-11 11-4 11-8, Christo Potgieter bt Nell van der Merwe 11-7 11-7 12-10, JP Brits bt Ruan Olivier 11-4 11-4 11-3, Jimmy Schlebusch bt Craig Ruane 10-12 9-11 11-9 11-9 11-5 , Rudi van Niekerk bt Jason Phillips 11-4 11-4 11-3. Final Log: Kwazulu Natal 88, Western Province 73, SACD 73, Central Gauteng 62  (Northerns/Free State to be decided on appeal).

B Section: 1st Midlands A 18 Border A 5: Justin Gouweloos bt Tim Garner 11-8 11-8 11-2, Josh Taylor bt Jojo Shean 8-11 11-5 13-11 12-10, Mick Gouweloos lost to Jason le Roux 3-11 5-11 11-8 5-11, Luke McFarland bt Kelvin Edwards 11-7 11-7 1-11 11-9, Alan McGuigan bt Adam Shean 11-6 11-7 11-2. 3rd: Western Province 17 Central Gauteng 8: Daniel Smith lost to Jarryd Carter 11-6 4-11 11-7 9-11 9-11, Thean Toerien bt Paul Cresswell 11-8 11-7 12-10, Mighael Lombard bt Cyal Eigemann 9-11 11-6 11-4 7-11 11-9, Luke Stevens lost to Mark Dunn 7-11 11-9 7-11 8-11, Neil Oosthuizen bt Richard Middleton 11-8 11-7 12-10, 5th: Kwazulu Natal 19  Eastern Province A 9: Justin de Neef bt Bonakele Nomkala 11-4 11-7 9-11 9-11 11-5, Mike Hutchings bt Warren Bower 11-7 8-11 11-7 11-8, Matthew Boote lost to Murray Schepers 8-11 12-10 6-11 11-2 9-11, Jesse Hutton bt Jason Bigara 13-11 13-15 11-8 11-8, Jon Hilliar bt Gershwin Forbes 10-12 11-8 9-11 11-9 11-9. 7th: SACD 20 Free State 0: Alwyn Venter bt Johan van Rooyen 11-7 11-7 11-6, Dewald van Niekerk bt John Pan 11-4 11-7 11-4, Tiaan van der Merwe bt Wouter du Randt 11-3 11-7 7-11 11-8.
C Section: Easterns A 18 Northerns B 5: Dylan Groenewald bt Johan Fourie 11-4 11-0 11-7, Wade Groenewald lost to Mikael Clayton 5-11 11-2 9-11 6-11, Blessing Muhwati bt Derek van der Merwe 11-1 11-2 11-2, Rudolf Coetser bt Giovanna Raffa 13-11 11-7 8-11 11-8, Ryan Wallis bt Jacques Theron 11-5 11-6 8-11 11-6. Border B 15 Central Gauteng C 9: Geoff Stephen bt Sheldon Erasmus 11-7 11-3 11-7, Jimmy van Niekerk bt Mkhosonke Ntuli 11-6 11-4 8-11 11-7, Hayden Worth bt Bradd Lodge 11-6 8-11 9-11 11-6 11-5, Ross Pretorius lost to Mike Hambley 6-11 6-11 3-11, Brent Beard lost to Simpiwe Qgibani 7-11 12-10 9-11 6-11. Namibia 18 Kwazulu Natal C 6: Andrew Forrest bt David Caine 11-8 11-3 11-7, Norbert Dorgeloh bt Chris Sayer 11-8 5-11 11-8 12-10, Kyle Kriel lost to  Richard Valentine 11-8 7-11 10-12 5-11, Max Endjala bt Bryce Allsopp 11-7 9-11 8-11 11-5 11-3, Clifford de Witt bt Alex Holmes 11-8 15-13 11-0. Final Log: Border B 96, Easterns A 95, Central Gauteng C 81, Namibia 71, Kwazulu Natal 60, Northerns 48, SACD 38.

D Section: Midlands B 18 SACD 6: Frank Bradford bt Justin Wesson 10-12 11-9 11-7 8-11 11-4, Edward Baldrey bt Conrad Janse van Rensburg 11-7 12-10 11-6, Mark Gouweloos bt Marnus Janse van Rensburg 11-6 11-6 11-7, Daryn Pieters bt Vince van der Merwe 11-8 11-4 9-11 11-8, Piet Erasmus lost to Lofty Fourie 9-11 4-11 11-4 7-11. Eastern Province B 17 Midlands C 8: Jethro Thorburn bt Kiashen Brimiah 11-6 11-6 7-11 11-7, Johan Thiel lost to James Gouweloos 7-11 18-20 5-11, Matthew Tait bt Dave Terrebanche 11-3 11-2 9-11 11-9, Lance Peterson bt Anthony Grounden 6-11 11-9 11-13 11-9 11-9, Daneel Strydom bt Eli Meyer 11-13 12-10 11-8 14-12. Central Gauteng 19 Northerns 10: Simpiwe Qgibani bt Michael Forner 12-10 6-11 7-11 11-9 11-6, Hannes Schoeman bt Quinton Taljard 9-11 11-3 3-11 11-6 11-6, Sean Schouten bt Braam Coetzee 11-7 5-11 11-2 11-5, Sylvester Mabote lost to Barry Coetzee 2-11 11-8 6-11 11-8 9-11, Clinton Ndbele bt Franco Henning 10-12 11-6 11-3 8-11 11-7. Final Log: Midlands B 94, Central Gauteng D 78, Eastern Province B 69, SACD D 47, Midlands C 45, Northerns C 44.

Women: A Section: Central Gauteng 16 Western Province 7: Heba el Torkey bt Siyoli Waters 11-2 11-5 9-11 11-6, Cheyna Tucker lost to Alex Fuller 9-11 7-11 9-11, Elani Landman bt Karen Blom 11-4 11-6 11-3, Lume Landman bt Sacha  West 11-6 11-8 11-2, Michelle Kohne lost to Miranda Lang  8-11 11-5 11-7 6-11 11-13 Northerns 17 Eastern Province 4: Sarah Jane Perry bt Aisling Blake 11-6 11-2 11-8, Milnay Louw bt Lizelle Goosen 11-3 11-4 11-1, Christine Ferreira lost to Jacqui Ryder 6-11 6-11 4-11, Megan Page bt Kacey Leigh Dodd 11-7 11-2 11-4, Makgosi Peloakgosi bt Anlen Murray 11-4 11-9 12-10 11-7. Final Log: Central Gauteng 64, Northerns 61, Western Province 57, Eastern Province 35, SACD 7.

B Section: Eastern Province 18 Central Gauteng 4: Bianca Brown lost to Panashe Sithole 11-6 7-11 5-11 8-11, Haley Ward bt Bongi Seroto 11-6 11-3 10-12 13-11, Sarah O’Grady bt Tayla Diepenbroek 11-6 12-10 11-8, Alison Oshry bt Bianca Hendrikse 11-6 11-2 11-6, Annemie Erasmus bt Nono Sekhoto 13-11 11-1 11-7. Midlands A 18 Kwazulu Natal A 6: Noel Lee bt Samantha Herbert 13-11 11-4 3-11 12-10, Ashton O’Neill lost to Collette Ferguson 11-7 12-14 8-11 1-11, Maxine Gouweloos bt Kim Stewart 4-11 11-6 11-5 15-13, Shannon van der Merwe bt Karen Bishop 4-11 11-6 11-5 15-13, Catherine Lewis bt Kate Rowe 11-7 11-8 12-14 11-5. Free State A 17 SACD 4: Jasmin Ballman bt Hester Willer 11-2 11-4 11-3, Jennifer Preece bt Shanel Potgieter 11-4 11-5 11-8, Hesmine du Plessis bt Janita de Villiers 11-8 6-11 11-5 14-12, Mariska Brits bt Beandri van Loggerenberg 11-5 11-7 11-7, Tristen Lourens lost to Vasti Oelofse 11-13 1-11 7-11. Final Log: Eastern Province B 111, Midlands A 98, Kwazulu Natal A 79, Central Gauteng B 78, Free State A 60, Northerns B 36, SACD B 31.

Jarvis/Kaplan Cup results day 4

Jarvis/Kaplan Cup Interprovincial Squash Championships

Pietermaritzburg

Results: Men: A section: Free State 14 Northerns 8: Omar Meguid bt Kelvin Ndhlovu 11-8 12-10 11-5, Reinold Hergeth bt Nell van der Merwe 11-8 11-8 11-4, Tremayne Mcdonald lost to Ruan Olivier 2-11 2-11 4-11, John Kuhn lost to Craig Ruane 1-11 5-11 3-11, Calvin Deutschmann bt Jason Phillips 11-6 10-12 9-11 11-6 11-3. Western Province 16 SACD 8: Shaun Le Roux lost to Karim Gawad 0-11 6-11 11-9 9-11, Pieter Schweertman bt Continue reading

Fifth national squash win for UJ

The UJ squash team which triumphed in the USSA tournament in Stellenbosch is, back from left, Ray Dlamini, Tyrone Dail, Ian Sturgeon, Blessing Muhwati, Kyle Maree, Simpiwe Gqibane, Thabo Kenosi, centre, Ruan Olivier (men’s captain), front from left, Nonpumelelo Ndaba, Alexa Pienaar (women’s captain), Kacey-Leigh Dodd and Mikaila Westmorland. Photo: Supplied

The UJ squash team which triumphed in the USSA tournament in Stellenbosch is, back from left, Ray Dlamini, Tyrone Dail, Ian Sturgeon, Blessing Muhwati, Kyle Maree, Simpiwe Gqibane, Thabo Kenosi, centre, Ruan Olivier (men’s captain), front from left, Nonpumelelo Ndaba, Alexa Pienaar (women’s captain), Kacey-Leigh Dodd and Mikaila Westmorland. Photo: Supplied

The University of Johannesburg continued their domination of the University Sport South Africa (USSA) squash tournament with their fifth straight title in Stellenbosch last week.

The defending champions had a close encounter with arch-rivals University of Continue reading

Jarvis Kaplan day 3 report

Jarvis Kaplan Cup Interprovincial Squash Championships

Pietermaritzburg

With only two days’ play remaining in the Jarvis/Kaplan Cup interprovincial squash championships being played in Pietermaritzburg the heat is on as the top 3 men’s teams – defending champions Kwazulu Natal,

Western Province and SACD vie for top honours.

In the past decade Western Province has won the title 5 times (2006, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014)  while Kwazulu Natal has Continue reading

Jarvis Kaplan day 3 results

Jarvis Kaplan Interprovincial Squash Championships

Pietermaritzburg

Results: Men: A Sections: 3rd Round: Kwazulu Natal 20 Free State 3: Steve Coppinger bt Omar Meguid 11-3 11-4 11-9, Laurans J Anjema bt Reinhold Hergeth 11-4 11-4 11-8, Gary Wheadon bt Tremayne McDonald 11-4 11-7 11-5, Andrew Martin bt John Kuhn 11-5 7-11 12-14 11-4 11-6, Adrian Hansen bt Calvin Deutschmann 11-7 11-9 9-11 11-4. Western Province 20 Northerns 4: Shaun Le Roux bt Kelvin Ndhlovu 7-11 12-10 11-9 11-2, Pierdro Schweertman Continue reading

Jarvis/Kaplan Cups report day 2

Jarvis/Kaplan Cups Interprovincial Squash Championships
Pietermaritzburg

Men: A Section: 2nd Round: Central Gauteng 20 Northerns 1: Tarek Momen bt Kelvin Ndlovu 11-5 11-8 11-4 , Thoboki Mohohlo bt Nell van der Merwe 11-4 11-7 11-9, Devon Hendrikse bt Ruan Olivier 11-3 11-7 10-12 11-4, Kyle Maree bt Craig Ruane 11-9 11-4 13-11, Paul Atkinson bt Jason Phillips 11-5 11-6 11-4. Kwazulu Natal 15 SACD 8: Steve Coppinger bt Karim Gawad 14-12 11-6  5-11 11-8, Laurans Jan Anjema bt Christo Potgieter Continue reading

Jarvis/Kaplan Cups report day 1

Jarvis/Kaplan Cups Squash Interprovincial Championships

Pietermaritzburg

Results : Men: 1st Round: A Section : Western Province 15 Central Gauteng 8: Shaun le Roux lost to Tarek Momen 7-11 8-11 2-11, Pieter Schweertman bt Thoboki Mohohlo 11-5 11-7 -4, Clinton Leeuw bt Devon Hendrikse 9-11 7-11 11-3 12-10 11-8, Rodney Durbach bt Kyle Maree 11-3 11-4 11-9, Zuko Kubukeli lost to Paul Atkinson 12-10 3-11 7-11 10-12. SACD 20 Free State 1: Karim Gawad bt Omar Meguid Continue reading