CBC Bowlers Representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Games 2022

CBC is very proud of Annatjie van Rooyen (left) and Esme Kruger (right) who will be representing Team South Africa at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games starting on the 28th July 2022. 

Both ladies have represented their country before at the Games with Annatjie bagging a gold medal at the Para-Sport Mixed Pairs B2/B3 division in Glasgow 2014 and Esme winning a silver medal in the Ladies Fours category at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. 

This year, Annatjie will be going as a Director for the Visually Impaired Athlete, Herman Scholtz, whilst Esme is competing in the Women’s Category.

Everyone here at CBC is extremely excited for our athletes and will be keeping a close eye on the results as we are sure another medal is on the horizon! 

For more information on the event click on the event below:



CBCTUT Players off to the Commonwealth Games

CBCTUT is very proud of our international athletes from Zambia in Kelvin Ndhlovu and Kundanji Kalengo who will be representing their country in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting on the 28th July 2022. 

Kelvin, the Zambian National Coach for the event says he is really excited for the tournament which takes place at the Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. 

He explains, “Kundanji is up against Canadian Nick Sachvie (World Ranking 98) in the first round on Friday. It’s really exciting for him being at the Games for the first time and he’s thoroughly looking forward to his first match. I have never seen Nick play but I know Kundanji stands a great chance getting through to round two. He’s in a good shape physically and mentally and he’s on top of his game right now. It will not be easy though, he is in a tough draw with world-class athletes but I believe his athleticism and mental toughness coupled with his skills will definitely get him through.”  

Kelvin is no stranger to the Commonwealth Games, have represented at the Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. He was also the flagbearer for Zambia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and his experience should be a calming presence to the rest of the team.

Everyone here at CBCTUT will be supporting Kelvin and Kundanji and we will be glued to our screens to see how they do!

To see the schedule please click on the link below:


News from the Bowling Greens

The club was selected, as one of the venues to host the Bowls South Africa Inter District Open Championship in
March this year. We received many compliments for our hospitality and the quality of our greens. Seeing the
top bowlers in action, from all around the country was truly an honour. We had fourteen members, from CBC
who were selected to represent BGN in the Inter Districts.

We are so proud of our three junior members who were selected to represent BGN in Bloemfontein. Lolly
Skingle U/20 – Jesse Skingle and Christian Gerber U/15, who won Silver Medals.

In the past few months we have had CBC members achieve success in the following BGN Competitions –
Ladies Midweek Fours was won by Esme Kruger, Ina Fourie, Trudie le Grange and Rolinda Fourie
Alta de Kock, was runner-up in the Open Singles, as were Basil & Trudie le Grange in the Mixed Pairs.

With a view to marketing the club and the game of bowls, we have held many functions with first time bowlers
having fun, both on and off the greens.

CBC – Northerns Squash League Champions

CBC & TUT has had an extremely successful league this year with winning 4 out of our 5 finals! 

The first one came under our belt when our ladies 2nd league took on tough opponents against CSIR. However, the team lead by Nikita Backer, which compromised of Jessica Cullinan, Carina Walters and Teegan Bothma were able to take the narrow win! It came down to points at the end but the ladies had done enough to take it 181 to 175!

The following day promised to be a big one! Both our 1st and 2nd leagues were playing in their respective finals with the 1st league on the hunt for that much alluded trophy. They were up against a strong Uitsig outfit but with our regular number 4, Brendon Paul, who has had a remarkable season, unable to make the final it was up to the rest of the team to make that difference! The team of Kundanji Kalengo, Kelvin Ndhlovu, Sipho Ncube and Arno Vrey were just too strong on the night and were finally able to be crowned 1st League Northerns Champions for 2021 with a dominant 12-5 win! 

Meanwhile, at Glenwood, the 2nd League were also in a hotly contested battle for that top spot! The team of Tafadzwa Tembo, Eric Kpama, Jason Maher and Pierre Mornet also proved to be too strong and came away with a 13-4 win! A special shoutout goes to TK, Eric and Pierre for having an unbeaten season!

The following Monday saw the likes of the 11th league take the stage against an unbeaten Bronkhorstspruit team. With losing the fixture earlier on in the year against the team, our new captain Johan Grobler and his team of Sifiso Nguenha, Kgosi Khiba and Jessica Cullinan were up for the challenge! After a few closely contested games, it took a captains effort from Johan to win his game 3-0 to ensure that it went down to points! The match was on a knife’s edge but the team had done enough to win 207 to 200. Only 7 points in it!

The last fixture of the season saw the 5th league go up against another strong Uitsig team at home. Originally labelled the “Dad Team”, Tobie Botha and his now recently young new team (all the older guys got injured) of Sean White, Armand Pretorius and actual new dad Henco Harmse were up for a cracking day! Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way and they lost the fixture 16-4, but I heard they still feasted on some ribs at the end of the night to celebrate a fantastic season! 

CBC & TUT is incredibly proud of all our league results and teams this year! With being one of the only clubs to grow during lockdown and Covid, the future is sure looking bright! Next up on our agenda is our Club Champs which is currently underway and you can be sure we are all looking forward to our End of Year Function on the 4th of December. I don’t know where I heard this from but apparently there is going to be a fire breathing performance . . .  

Sipho Ncube – Men’s National Squad Selection 2021

A huge congratulations goes to CBT’s very own Sipho Ncube, who has been selected for the Men’s National Squad for 2021.

Sipho is part of an 8 man squad that plans to take part in the WSF World Men’s Team Championship scheduled to take part in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 7th to 11th December 2021!

We are all very proud of you and we wish the best of luck to the other following players who have made the squad; JP Brits, Tristan Eysele, Makho Ntuli, Ruan Olivier, Christo Potgieter, Dewald van Niekerk and Rudi van Niekerk! All the best gents!

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

CBT Squash Agenda 2019 AGM


    1. Payment System
      1. Moving forward we would like to propose two options for payment. EFT and Snapscan. Smaller transactions such as the buying of shirts will be reserved for the Snapscan facilities.
      2. Membership after July will be set to half price. Monthly membership subscriptions will not be considered as this becomes a hassle with management and keeping track of it all.    
      3. An email option will also be available for all parties involved (office and committee)
    2. League
      1. 2x Captains minimum per weekday (Monday to Thursday).
      2. New league bylaws.
      3. League training.
        1. Volunteers to do 2 training sessions out of season and 1 in season per week.
        2. Beginner group and intermediate to advanced group.
        3. Play with people better and worse than yourself, part of player of the year award.
      4. Leagues for 2020
        1. 8 Men
        2. 3 Ladies
    3. Sponsorships for 2020 (Tins, Shirts, Bar, Player of the Year Award Board).
    4. Shirts for 2020 – 2023
      1. Responsible
      2. Type
      3. Cost
      4. Ladies options
    5. Coaching
      1. Minimum membership required to receive coaching at the club.
      2. Maximum Fees for league player R250p/h
      3. Outside coaches allowed to coach CBC members outside of peak hours
      4. All coaches must register on the website in 2020
      5. Coaching Academy possibility 2020
    6. Non-Members
      1. No pay, no play. No day passes. It is cheap enough to become a member and we want to try and promote growth in the club.
      2. Other Northerns squash players may practise with club members with pre-approval from the committee.
      3. Any member ignoring this rule will be held responsible for the social membership and lights fee of that player.
    7. Student membership 16+
      1. R330 to CBC, SA Squash R120, Lights R350 = R900 Total
      2. Social R350 (Kids for coaching)
      3. TUT R300 for lights and a R50 WiFi fee.
    8. Scholars under 16
      1. R350
      2. League R550
    9. League Members R1750 (Increase in Northerns & Squash SA fees)
    10. Bar Upgrades
      1. Cupboards
      2. Microwave
      3. Hotplate
      4. Coffee Option?
    11. Sound / Computer (Sponsor, could provide us with a DSTV option on a decent PC)
    12. Aircon / Fans (High Cost)
    13. Bathroom Upgrades
      1. Hooks in Ladies
      2. Towels (Who will Clean them?)
    14. Social Membership 2020
      1. R1200 (R660 Subs, R350 lights, rest for the club admin. R100 p/m lights incl, most clubs charged R20 – R30 an hour for lights.
    15. Peak hours & Social Members
      1. On league days on peak hours only League members due to the availability of courts and the lack of bar and events support from our social members.
    16. 1st League Ladies
      1. We will have to pay a player for the No.1 spot (sponsorship?)
    17. 2020 in-house tournaments
      1. Club Championship
        1. Ladies
        2. Mens
        3. Junior 
        4. Master
      2. Doubles
      3. Ranking Tournament February
      4. A continuous player of the year competition
    18. Admin Management / Website / eCommerce
      1. Allow CBC office to the website
      2. No pay, No Access to booking or lights
      3. Quarterly mailer
      4. People responsible for website
        1. Subscriptions
        2. eCommerce
        3. Posts & Updates
    19. 2020 Tournaments to attend
      1. Mielieland
      2. Rhodes
      3. Rustenburg New Year Tournament
      4. UK or other options
    20. Lights Fees
      1. R350 2020
    21. DSTV
      1. R400 club point
      2. Through PC with a members subscription
    22. Structural Issues
      1. Quotes for main club for:
        1. Court 1 wall
        2. Front Walls
        3. Sidewall repairs previous effort by the unqualified company that caused  massive cracks damage to the walls
      2. Painting of courts after fixes
      3. Shade structure on deck
    23. WiFi extension for club PC + Access to all players including TUT(R50per TUT member)
    24. Social Cost
    25. Choose Committee members
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