SA SCHOOLS TOP 10 ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with great pleasure to release the SA Top 10 rankings for 2019 – u14, u16, u19. The SA Schools selectors have taken not just days, but weeks to get to the final rankings which has been thoroughly researched.

Congratulations to 16 NJSA players who, through their the hard work and dedication were selected.

 

Congratulations to all the players

NJSA Committee

Please find the NJSA Raffle Winners below:

  • Lisette Cousins (Sold by Sean Quinn – u13): 2 night stay for 2 at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge – R18,000
  • Marita Enslin (Sold by Scott Radley – u14):  2 night stay for 2 at Ivory Tree Game Lodge – R16,000
  • Adele du Rand (Sold by Jeanine du Rand – u13):  iPhone X – R15,000
  • Gordon Hollamby (Sold by Shane Grant – u13 ): Huawei Handset – R4,000
  • Connor Essex (Sold by Rounen de Beer – u19): Huawei Tablet – R4,000

The committee wishes to thank ALL participants for supporting NJSA and their players in realizing the dream to represent Gauteng North.

97 individuals comprising of 20 teams took on the rest of the country claiming 10 medals.  This is a fantastic output and without your support, to many players, this would have remained a dream.

Thank you once again to everyone who supported our players.

NJSA Committee

We are delighted to announce the following 20 NJSA Teams to represent Northern Gauteng at the annual Inter Provincial Squash Festivals / Tournaments running from 15 – 19 June 2019.

Congratulations on the players who were selected.  An email will have been sent to the selected player’s parents.  If not received, please urgently email NJSA@northerns.co.za.

The Festivals / IPT will take place at the following venues this year and more detailed information will be sent to you soon; however, we can confirm the costs, as indicated below.

Age Event Venue Dates
u11 Angela Difford u11 Festival George 15 – 18 June
u13 Sally White u13 IPT Pretoria 15 – 19 June
u14 Marge Taylor u14 IPT Paarl 15 – 19 June
u16 SA Schools u16 IPT Bloemfontein 15 – 19 June
u19 SA Schools u19 IPT Cape Town 15 – 19 June

Players are to confirm their participation by Tuesday 12h00 by signing the sent acceptance form. 

The NJSA capping ceremony will take place on Sunday 19 May at 16h00 in the school hall at Midstream College. Please arrive from 15h30.  Dress code is formal school uniform.  Team managers will be announced at the capping ceremony.

The teams are listed below, in playing order. Chairman’s challenges will determine the final positions in the teams where needed.

Congratulations to all the players

Regards

NJSA Committee 2019

As always the Northerns Junior Closed tournament was a tense affair with players using the last chance to improve or consolidate their positions on the provincial ladder in order to get selected to the provincial teams.

The selection criteria takes into account each player’s record against the others over the whole season, starting with the Start of season tournament in September and culminating in the NJSA Closed. The committee met right after the prize giving to select the teams and invitation letters went out on Monday (see the announcement elsewhere on the website).

In all the excitement, let’s not forgive who were crowned the NJSA champions for the year:

Winners Boys Girls
u19 Reece Mclachlan Helena Coetzee
u16 Damian Groenewald Awande Malinga
u14 Luhann Groenewald Jordin Phillips
u13 Patrick Weir Chanté Leppan
u11 Wian de Bruin Elzandri Janse van Rensburg

Here are the full results of the tournament:

Congratulations to all the players with a great tournament. All the prize winners pictured below.

NORTHERNS CLOSED TOURNAMENT

10 – 12 May 2019

Boys & Girls u11 – u19

Open ONLY to PAID UP NJSA REGISTERED Players

This is a COMPULSORY TOURNAMENT for National IPT Selection

No SPECIAL REQUESTS can be accommodated

  1. Closing date for entries:
  • 20h00, Monday 06 May 2018
  • NJSA Players must be REGISTERED and PAID Up for the 2019 season.
  • Online entries are the only accepted form of entry and late entries will not be accepted.
  • If you DO NOT RECEIVE a confirmation e-mail (check your email spam as well); then check the website for your entry confirmation (at the bottom of the online entry form).
  • If you cannot find your entry, re-enter immediately.
  • Squash SA registration (fully paid) is compulsory (u13 to u19).
  • Tournament Organiser: Brett Cousins: bcousins@cellc.co.za.
  • Method of communication is email: njsa@northerns.co.za.

ENTER ON THE NJSA TOURNAMENT PAGE.

This weekend the Northerns Juniors Squash Association hosted the Pro Kennex Graded Open.

  • 3 venues
  • 10 sections
  • 11 courts
  • 150 enthusiastic players
  • 300 anxious parents
  • 375 matches
  • 11 250 minutes of squash

All done and dusted in  2 ½ days. We want to thank Pro Kennex for the wonderful prizes as well as the players for their participation in which we had participants from Botswana, WC, KZN, NW, Easterns, Central Gauteng.

The final results of the tournament are as follows:

 

  • Date: 5-7 April 2019
  • Venue: Harlequins Squash Club, Pretoria
  • Playing times: Friday 5 April 17h00 – 21h00, Saturday 6 April 8h00 – 18h00, Sunday 7 April 8h00 – 13h00
  • Sections: Men A, B, C and a Ladies section subject to number of entries.
  • Closing date for entries: Monday, 1 April 2019 – 12h00.
  • Convenor: Blaar Coetzee – 082 781 6917
  • Any queries should be directed to the convenor at blaar.coetzee@theprofessional.co.za

Click here to enter.

The NJSA Open Round Robin tournament was concluded on Sunday with the final round of squash matches that always prove to be the toughest of the lot. This time didn’t disappoint, with hotly contested “finals” throughout the day.

The round robin format ensured hard matches in all the rounds and the eventual winners in the different age groups were (Northerns unless indicated otherwise):

  • u11: Christian Swanepoel & Inge Hamm (NW)
  • u13: Juan-Corné Brand & Anke Garbers (NW)
  • u14: Judah Phillips & Jordin Phillips
  • u16: Ethan Robinson (Eas) & Elske Garbers (NW)
  • u19: Damian Groenewald & Helena Coetzee

Here are the complete results for the tournament. Photos of all the prize winners are on the Galleries page.

Some of the players and spectators that attended the prize giving on Sunday.