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:


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
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
Two club Bowlers were chosen to manage the Gauteng North inter District teams

Indeed, a club of choice, on and off 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!

Bowling highlights from the last few months

Bowling in pink fundraiser

The club hosted two special events the latter part of of 2019. A Breast Cancer Bowl for Pink event in October whereby R16K was raised for a Pretoria based charity Reach for Recovery. This was the fourth event of its kind and R56K have been donated to this charity the past 4 years. The annual Turkey Day, traditional presented in December was a huge success.

North Gauteng bowls Champion
Bowling in pink fundraiser

Ten club members were selected to represent Bowls Gauteng North in the 2020 Inter Districts Tournament.

Esme Kruger, a seasoned international player, represented SA in Australia on both the World Bowls Champ of Champs as well as the World Bowls Atlantic Championship whilst she also represented SA in The African States tournament in Kenya. She was also part of the victorious silver medallist team returning from the Common Wealth Games in 2018

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