Karim Abdul Gawat was at our club!

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Karim Abdul Gawat visited our club in December, and what a privilege it was.

He is currently the world nr 2 and World Champion.

In 2016 he won the Al-Ahram International tournament, beating Ali Farad.

He was then the runner up to Ramy Ashour in the Hong Kong Open.

He then went on to beat Mohamed El Shorbagy (world nr 1) to win the Qatar Classic.

The pinnacle was beating Ramy Ashour in the World Open!

 

Supersport interviewed him (I will find out when it airs). Dup then showed him some killer shots 🙂

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Club ladder updated – Challenge for league positions!

Hi all

The club ladder has been updated after last year’s very successful club champs.

You can view it on the top menu of the website.

If I have the final game results wrong, please let me know and I will update it asap.

FOR THOSE NOT ON THE LADDER:

You get 2 challenges as per normal. Use them wisely, and remember to send me the results. The challenge rules are on the ladder page.

If you are not on the ladder you don’t have a league position. So, please start challenging soon.

I’m slowly but surely preparing for league. So, if you want to stick together as a team this year, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Remember, players not in your team but between your members’ log positions will leap frog the whole team.

The list of players I assume will play league but is not on the ladder is:

Warren Chapman (NSF2456)
Marc Malan (NSF3515)
Darryl Castle (NSF2294)
Francois Mouton (NSF2207)
Jaco Mouton (NSF2206)
Ronald Pullinger (NSF4105)
Charl Ballot (NSF2134)
Kamlesh Mistry (NSF2262)
Francois du Toit (NSF1895)
Henno Terblanche (NSF3188)
Alfred Botes (NSF4277)
Kobus Van Zyl (NSF0472)
Henning Smit (NSF0408)
Brad Campbell (NSF3782)
Johan De Bruin (NSF0152)
Jannes Silk (NSF3485)
Greg Smith (NSF0538)
Coen Ackerman (NSF0535)
Isak Smith (NSF0537)
Kennith Shuda (NSF0540)
Clint Meyjes (NSF0902)
Hugo Marx (NSF1970)
Martin Schindler (NSF0531)
Stefan Viljoen (NSF0323)
Anton Fourie (NSF0547)
Frans Bestbier (NSF0530)
Ian du Plessis (NSF0528)
Stephan Roets (NSF4167)
Jako du Plessis (NSF4171)

 

Cheers,

Justin

2016 Club champs and End year function

Hi all

Sorry for a belated mail about the club champs and end year function.

It really was a great tournament with a great party thereafter. To all involved a BIG thanks!

We had a total of 52 entrants. This year we split out the top 4 from the rest, and it really worked well. These guys produced absolutely riveting squash. All credit to Christo, JP, Jacques and Jason, who at times brought out some fantastic exhibition squash!

Then, we had a separate ladies draw. This was a great addition to the club champs and I’m hoping we can increase the entrants for 2017.

For the first time we had some juniors partake in the champs. It’s really one of my goals to increase youth participation in the club, and I think we are seeing the first of it. Next year we are sure to have many more young guns chase us toppies from corner to corner!

 

Then, over to some photos:

D group runner up – Jacques Malan_mg_9089

D group winnder – Rudolph de Kock_mg_9090

C group runner up – Lawrence Knight_mg_9091

C group winner – Wilhelm Human_mg_9092

B group runner up – Justin Bredenkamp_mg_9093

B group winner – Musa Malinga_mg_9095

Ladies runner up – Beandri van Loggerenberg_mg_9096

Ladies winner – Juanita Bekker (not present)

Club runner up – Christo Potgieter_mg_9097

Club champion – JP Brits_mg_9098

League player of the year – Chris Louw_mg_9100

Lucky draw winner – Shaun Albon_mg_9107

Lucky draw winner – Ian du Plessis_mg_9108

Lucky draw winner – Shahin Lalla_mg_9109

See you all on the courts!

 

Regards,

Justin

World Masters – Update

From Dave:
The tournament starts this Saturday and is being held at 3 venues: Parkview, Wanderers & Jo’burg Country club.
Here is a list of our clubs players & good games to watch with details of the first matches. After this depending on the results the second round draws can be found on the link below.
Saturday:
Teresa JCC 12 o’clock
Brian Parkview 11am
Dave Parkview 11:30
Justin Wanderers 11am
Musa Wanderers 4pm
Craig van der Wath JCC 3pm
John McLachlan Parkview 3:30
Sunday
Trev JCC 12 o’clock
Rodney Durbach Wanderers 9am
Sarah Fitz-Gerald Wanderers 9am
Mohame3d Abass Wanderers 9am
Jonny Orsmond Parkview 9am
The following link takes you to a page where you can easily see the various draws, specific players etc.
The draws can be seen HERE.

SCHEDULE / VENUES / TRANSPORT

DATE TIMES EVENTS
Thu 22nd  9:00 – 17:00 Registration at Country Club Johannesburg (CCJ) in squash complex
Practice Courts at Playing Venues
Fri 23rd  9:00 – 17:00 Registration at CCJ in squash complex
Practice Courts at Playing Venues
18:00 – 20:30 Opening Function at CCJ
 (Pre-booked ticket holders only. Dress: smart casual)
Sat 24th  9:00 – 19:00 Championship Matches
Sun 25th  9:00 – 19:00 Championship Matches
Mon 26th  9:30 – 19:00 Championship Matches
19:30 – late SA Masters Party for All at CCJ
(Music/dancing cash bar and food available for purchase)
Tue 27th  9:30 – 19:00  Championship Matches
Wed 28th  9:30 – 19:00 Championship Matches
Thu 29th  9:30 – 19:00 Championship Matches
Fri 30th  9:30 – 16:30 Championship Matches (Finals)
Prize-Giving to follow last final at each venue
19:00 for 19:30 Closing Function Dinner at Wanderers Club **
 (Pre-booked ticket holders only. Dress: smart casual)

Venues

CLUB ADDRESS GPS/MAP T/D TEL
The Wanderers Club  21 North St Illovo  S 26.08.18 E 28.03.30  072 758 2538
The Country Club  1 Napier Rd Auckland Park  S 26.10.59 E 28.00.46  072 975 7520
Parkview Squash Centre  5 Emmarentia Ave Parkview  S26.10.17 E 28.01.01 072 472 1353

Semi-finals, Finals and End year function – 16 and 17 September

Hi all

Just a quick note of the arrangements for tonight and tomorrow.

A group semi-finals – Tonight

There are some great matches on tonight. Please come past to support the players.

Mens-A-Draw

 

Finals – Tomorrow

The finals start at 12:00. Please come past to view the matches and support the players.

If you still have to play your 4th round (non-final) game, perhaps arrange so that you can also watch some games thereafter.

Here is a list of the finals (some have not been finalised, but times are set).

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End year function

The final should be done by about 18:00.

Bring chairs, drinks, glasses, if possible a gazebo (in case we get some rain). The caterers will provide cutlery, crockery and most importantly the food 🙂

18:30 – Prize giving

19:00 – Dinner is served

Thereafter – Enjoy the evening

 

Cheers,

Justin

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