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!