CBCOB Committee 2024

CBCOB Committee 2024

On the 10th April 2024, CBCOB Memorial Club held it’s Annual General Meeting. We are proud to announce the following members on the Committee for 2024: 

Renier Smit – Chairman

Rod Watters – Vice Chairman / Secretary

Johan Grobler – Treasurer

Wilfred Lautenberg – Member

Martin Ryan – Member

Pierre Mornet – Member

Ursula King – Club Manager

CBCOB Committee 2024

CBCOB Bowling Club Raises Funds for the Military Veterans in Need

The CBCOB Bowling Club recently organized a heartwarming fundraiser with a noble cause in mind – to support the military veterans residing at The Sound Memory Cottages Retirement Home. Players from CBCOB, in partnership with MOTH (The Memorable Order of Tin Hats), were eager to contribute to the cause, generously donating non-perishable food items. The act of giving became a shared mission, creating a sense of unity among the club members, each one recognizing the importance of supporting those in need this festive season. 

What made the event even more impactful was the overwhelming response from the community as the Louwin Marais Foundation stepped forward with a substantial donation of food parcels which helped amplify the impact of the fundraiser. The collective effort resulted in a significant amount being raised, providing crucial support for the military veterans in need. The funds and donated food items will undoubtedly go a long way in enhancing the quality of live for the residents of the Retirement Home. 

CBCOB Bowling Club would like to thank everyone who took part and donated to make this a successful fundraiser. The event stands as a shining example of what can be achieved when individuals and organizations come together for a common, benevolent purpose. 

If you would like to get involved with the MOTH organization and donate to future causes, please follow the link below:

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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:

https://www.birmingham2022.com/sports/lawn-bowls

 

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:

https://www.birmingham2022.com/schedule/day-by-day

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!

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
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