Northerns Squash PSA Tournament 2020: Rivalry on the Front Porch

Northerns Satellite PSA Tournament

This passing weekend Northerns hosted a PSA Challenger Series Satellite tournament at the Pretoria Country club. Being a PSA ranking tournament, it caught the eye of many top squash athletes with players coming in from all over the country. As always, CBT showed up in force, not only in support but we had 11 players participating across all the divisions, which was a CBT first!

Northerns Satellite Winners
Kelvin Ndhlovu PSA Winner Northerns Open

Our players did extremely well as well! In the C Section, Jason Maher placed 14th , Pierre Mornet placed 10th, Tyrone Le Roux placed 8th whilst Sipho Vuyeka placed 3rd! In the B Section, Andrew McMahon and Tafadzwa Tembo placed 14th and 12th respectively. Our ladies exceled with Amy Farrel coming 6th in the Womens 1st Plate and Makgosi Peloakgosi coming 3rd in the Womens 1st Plate. In the Mens A Section, CBT really dominated with Sipho Ncube placing 7th but the main attraction was that CBT players Kelvin Ndhlovu and Kundanji Kalengo had both reached the finals!

Last year’s runner up Kelvin Ndhlovu found himself in the final once again against his teammate Kundanji Kalengo. This titanic clash lead to a 5-set game where Kelvin came out on top. The 3-2 score kept the CBT supporters on their feet and short of breath. During this game Kelvin won the first set, but Kundanji came back with the equalizer. Kundanji beat Kelvin in the third set, and from this point it was Kelvin all the way. With impressive 11/2 and 11/8 scores during the last two sets!

All-in-all, it was a very successful tournament and yet again our club showed passion, competitiveness and determination! Our presence was made not only on the court but in the stands as well and we are grateful for everyone that came and supported. As a club we are becoming stronger because of the members and their loyalty to the club, and we wish to maintain this incline in interest. We hope to see more of CBT members present at these events. And with that a final congratulations and thanking to the abovementioned players, supporters and coordinators for the successful weekend. 

Kundanji Kalengo and Kelvin Ndhlovu mens finalist

CBC Old Boys Bowls Club

Send off to provincial reps

There was a good turnout of club members at a Farewell Function in honour of those members who

are travelling to provincial and national tournaments.

The 13 CBC club members chosen to represent Gauteng North in a variety of upcoming inter district

and national tournaments were congratulated by the club chairman and presented with a token of

our appreciation for their efforts.

Esme Kruger, our Protea player, thanked the CBC old Boys Club and the bowls section in particular

for their support and the on-going renovation and maintenance projects that have transformed the

club facilities to rank with the best in the province

CBCOB Bowls is certainly morphing into the Club of Choice in Pretoria

A Club of Choice with Remarkable Results

2 march top results CBC Bowls

CBCOB bowlers deliver outstanding performances
In January our star bowler Esme Kruger won the Gauteng North Ladies Singles title.
Esme continued her good form in February by winning a bronze medal in the Bowls SA masters
tournament.
Also in February, Esme “skipped” the CBC Old boys Ladies Team (Esme, Ina Fourie, Rolinda Fourie
and Linda Sheepers) that claimed victory in the Mid-week Fours tournament
In the first week of March, Esme and her team mates Lizzan Norval and Laetitia Momberg won the
Gauteng north Ladies Trips competition
Esme has now been selected to represent South Africa at the World Bowls tournament in Australia
in May 2020
Congratulations on these scintillating performances Esme and we wish you the best of luck at the
World Championships!
In the men’s division, Neil Smit won the Gauteng Bowls Novice singles tournament, Dolf Scheepers
reached the quarter finals of the Men’s singles, whilst the Trips team ( Dolf, Ant Rea and Branden
Allen) also reached the quarter finals
This month, eleven CBC old Boys bowlers will represent Gauteng North in the SA inter districts
tournament, whilst two of our young stars will represent Gauteng North in the U15 and U20
competition.
Two club Bowlers were chosen to manage the Gauteng North inter District teams

Indeed, a club of choice, on and off the greens

GREAT RESULTS FROM THE GREENS

CBC Bowls results January and February 2020

The past week saw some great results for CBCOB. The past week the Ladies Midweek Fours Team won the semifinals, the ladies team in the Bowls Gauteng North  Trips won the quarter final and the men’s team lost in the quarter final.

Esme Kruger, Ina Fourie, Rolinda Fourie and Linda Scheepers have been unbeaten in the Gauteng North Ladies Mid Week Fours competition – heading for the final on Wednesday  26 February.

In the Gauteng North Trips  Tony Rea, Branden Alan and Dolf Scheepers lost to the team skipped by Francois Koen.

Overall a great week on the greens.

Northerns Squash Fixture 2020

Northerns Squash League Fixtures 2020

The 2020 Northerns Squash League Fixtures are now available. CBCOB & TUT Squash Club entered two more extra teams and we are very optimistic about the upcoming season. If you would like to join the league please contact Pierre Mornet 084 903 2400

Rustenburg Squash Tour 2020

Rustenburg Squash new years tournament

CBCTUT Squash Club started off the 2020 season off with a bang after a long and much deserved holiday. Two teams descended down to Rustenburg on the 25th of January for the weekend which promised the likes of good squash, memories and new friendships. The teams consisted of players throughout various leagues within the clubs and some well-known imports filling in the gaps.

The team in the A section consisted of Adelaar’s 1st League player, Brandon, who is an up and coming youngster as well the old CBT faithfuls in Jason, Tyrone and Pierre. The ladies consisted of our latest recruit in Makgosi and the newly appointed, much-against-her-will, and last minute captain, Amy Farrell. The team in the B section had some serious firepower as well with Henco captaining the side. Other members included Daniel, Vincent and Jessica Cullinan, with our imports Jessica “McLovin” McDonald and Johan (a Rustenburg local) filling in the remaining spots.

Upon arrival and a few pancakes in, both teams settled in and got onto the court to play their first fixture. The A team did surprisingly well and beat JP Brits team 11-10 whilst the B team weren’t so lucky in their opening match. After the sloppiest of Joe’s for lunch, round 2 commenced with both teams losing their fixtures but with a few good wins along the way. You could say that some of the players were a bit distracted about the nightly festivities that were to come . . After a rather lengthy and especially boozy fines sessions, our players were raring to go and made sure our eccentric and contagious presence was known. For the sake of this article and a few people’s dignity we will leave the Saturday’s night escapade there . .

Sunday was a new day and with most players only getting a few hours sleep in it was time to Carpe Diem! With a few “reg-maakers” handed out by the veteran drinkers in Henco and Johan to the inexperienced campaigners and a boerie roll for breakfast, most were good to go. Surprisingly, most players were still seeing double and this resulted in another 2 losses for our teams for Sunday’s result.

All-in-all, it was a tremendously enjoyable weekend and a great start to the year! We will be sure to add this event to our yearly calender!

CBT Squash: Blitz League Champions on and off the court

CBC TuT & Tuks Northerns Blitz League

On Thursday night CBC & TUT Squash Club competed in the Northerns Blitz League finals. The Men’s team had to beat last years league winners and the ladies took on the undefeated Tuks ladies’ side. 

The ladies worked very hard and if a few nicks went our way the scorecard might have revealed a different winning team. However, Tuks played extremely well and fought for every point and they were the better side on the day beating our ladies 12 -6. 

The boys came out to play and even Jason a huge underdog took a game from Uitsig. Uitsig however was prepared for a tough game and came out blazing. It was with hard work and determination that we manage to win 14 -3 and took home the Blitz League Trophy for the first time. 

Northerns Blitz League results
Northerns blitz league champions

We would like to thank all our supporters. More than 20 people for CBT strolled through the doors to support our two teams. 

Thank you Uitsig and Tuks for the competitive games and the sportsmanship showed during these matches, as well as the laughs and drinks we shared afterwards.  A great thanks must go to Liz Mckenzie and Anton Louw for the role you play in promoting Northerns Squash and your respective clubs.

We are looking forward to a great season and growing Northerns squash in 2020. 

Thanks to Blaar and the Northerns team for organising the event. 

Kelvin Ndlovu & Kundanji Kalengo

CBCOB bowlers perform well at Gauteng North Trip Competition

CBCOB bowlers perform well at Gauteng North Trip Competition

On Sunday 16 February many a bowler embarked on the Bowls Gauteng North Trips competition played at various venues in the district. Three mens’ and two ladies’ teams from CBCOB Bowling Club progressed to the next round (last 16 teams competing for quarterfinals) which will be played at Villieria Bowling Club on Sunday 23 February.  Best wishes to our teams

The past Saturday CBCOB also excelled in the Bowls Gauteng North League with good results. It is still early in the league with six games to play but teams are well positioned to perform well.

CBC & TUT Squash in the Northerns Blitz League Final

CBC squash in Blitz league final

CBC & TUT Squash entered this years’ Northerns Blitz league with low expectations with a few players missing and some players not as fit as they would like to be. 

Despite these challenges, our ladies’ and mens’ teams managed to win last night in the semi-finals and proved that they will be serious contenders for this year’s league titles. Finals will be played on Thursday 20 February at Tuks. 

Please come and support our teams. The 1st match starts at 6PM at L.C. De Villiers.

Mielieland 2019: Building lifelong friendship through squash

Mielieland squash with cbc

Mielieland 2019

The Mielieland Squash tour is a highlight on the CBC Old Boys Calendar. It always lives up to its reputation and ensures everybody goes home dead tired and entertained.

This year was no exception- we took two teams to Mielieland playing in an extremely tough A-Section. We had some well skilled imports from TUKS, and they proved to be great assets on and off the court.

Strangers got together to play squash this past weekend and walked away as friends with everlasting memories, nicknames and jokes.  

The following players represented CBCOB Pretoria

Here for Beer Again

  1.       Kelvin Ndlovu AKA Fuel Tank
  2.       Sipho Mcyphos AKA Flash
  3.       Shane Maelane AKA Sleep-A-Lot
  4.       Tinus Havinga AKA Giel
  5.       Steven AKA Old Boy
  6.       Amy Farrel AKA Dramy
  7.       Cornelie Read AKA Donkie

Here for Beer Too                                                                                 

  1.       Kundanji Kalengo AKA Stretch
  2.       Pierre Mornet AKA Pedro
  3.       Tyrone AKA Blommie / Weekend Special
  4.       Daniel Pretorius AKA Toight
  5.       Thulani Makoena AKA Oupa
  6.       Jessica Mcdonald AKA Sweet but Psycho / Mclovin
  7.       Kimberly Mcdonald AKA Old Mcdonald

We appreciate the continued support from Anton Louw (TUT) and CBC Old Boys squash committee members. We would like to grow the number of teams in 2020 and ensure that we do not just play squash but build lifelong friendship.

Go the Greens