Assore/Balwin Joburg Open Tour 3: Day 1

Assore/Balwin Joburg Open Tour 3: Day 1

Please see results and media release below:

Sahand Kabirjabbari (IRI) v [2] Jean-Pierre Brits (RSA)2-11, 3-11, 1-11 (14m)
[WC] Hayden Worth (RSA) v [8] Ruan Olivier (RSA)7-11, 3-11, 4-11 (24m)
Rachel Shannon (RSA) v [1] Jenny Preece (RSA)5-11, 8-11, 4-11 (23m)
Mariska Wiese (RSA) v [4] Makgosi Peloakgosi (RSA)11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (22m)
Gary Wheadon (RSA) v [4] Sami Ghasedabadi (IRI)11-9, 11-8, 11-8 (32)
[2] Teagan Leigh Roux (RSA) v Jess McDonald (RSA)11-3, 11-1 11-4 (14m)
[1] Dewald van Niekerk (RSA) v Reuel Videler (RSA)11-6, 11-3, 11-5 (29m)
[6] Tristen Worth (RSA) v Jonty Matthys (RSA)13-11, 11-6, 11-6 (28m)
[3] Sepehr Etemadpoor (IRI) v Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY)11-8, 11-8, 18-16 (58m)
[5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) v Savannah Ingledew (RSA)11-6, 3-11, 11-7, 11-6 (31m)
[WC] Cheyna Wood (RSA) v [7] Kimberley McDonald (RSA)11-2, 11-2, 11-3 (21m)
[7] Christo Potgieter (RSA) v Tayne Turnock (ZIM)11-9, 11-2, 11-5 (23m)
Ali Tajahmadi (IRI) v [5] Blessing Muhwati (ZIM)11-1, 11-0, 11-1 (12m)
Elske Garbers (RSA) v [6] Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK)11-3, 12-14, 9-11, 6-11 (24m)
[8] Bongi Seroto (RSA) v Tayla Diepenbroek (RSA)7-11, 14-16, 4-11 (30m)

PSA Tour squash made a welcome return to Parkview Squash Centre this evening for the Assore/Balwin Joburg Open Squash Championship.

While three women’s seeds fell in the first round all the men’s seeds won through to the quarter-finals.

WC Cheyna Tucker played good constructive squash to beat [7] Kimberley McDonald, while Tayla  Diepenbroek showed a return to form beating [8] Bongi Seroto in straight games. The highlight of the evenings play was the match between two juniors with [5] Yasshmita Jadishkumar beat Savannah Ingledew in four tough games. Both of these young players will be tough to beat in the future.

Local squash enthusiasts are looking forward to seeing the next round of matches.

Men’s Draw:

Ladies’ Draw:

Quick Update: 11 May 2022

Joburg Squashers,

Quick Update: 11 May 2022

Upcoming Tournament
2022 Assore Balwin Joburg Open
Starts: Fri, Jun 3rd 2022
Ends: Sun, Jun 5th 2022
Entry Deadline: Fri, May 27th 2022 11:45pm
Venue: Parkview SC

2022 Growthpoint IPT (Jarvis/ Kaplan Cup)
Meeting (Potential Players)
Date: Sunday 15 May 2022
Time: 18:00
Venue: Parkview SC
Please attend the meeting if you are interested in participating in the upcoming Growthpoint IPT in East London 11-15 July 2022.

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Gary Plumstead
Joburg Squash

2022 Joburg Squash League Ball Ruling

15.0 BALLS

15.1 All matches shall start with a new ball provided by the home team.

15.2 The Dunlop High Altitude (green dot) ball will be the official ball for Men’s 1st, Reserve, and 2nd league as well as Ladies 1st leagues and is to be used for the entire season. All remaining leagues (i.e. Men’s 3rd league and lower and Ladies 2nd league and lower) will be required to use the High Altitude ball from 1st September of the current year until 30 April of the following year.

15.3 The Dunlop, Wilson or Prince Double Yellow dot ball as approved by Squash SA, shall be used in all league matches (Men’s 4th league and lower and Ladies 2nd league and lower) from 01 May to 31 August of the current year.

15.4 If two players from opposing teams agree, then they may play their match using whichever ball/s the two players agree to use. If in the event that both players do not agree, then the prescribed ball for that time period, as per rule 15.2 and 15.3. If the home team cannot provide the ball required for that period, then the visiting team may claim the points for that particular fixture/s and or the match.

2022 Balwin JHB Closed Squash Tournament

2022 Balwin JHB Closed Squash Tournament
Starts: Tue, May 3rd 2022
Ends: Sat, May 7th 2022
Entry Deadline: Thu, Apr 28th 2022 5:00pm
Venue: Parkview SC
Entry Form:

Tournament Details: This event is for JHB squash players only. It will have various sections so all players are welcome irrespective of standard.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER INTO THE MEN’S OR WOMEN’S EVENT. (Depending on the number of entries we will place you in the correct section).

The top few players from each section will get the opportunity to go up by playing in a qualifiers section on Tuesday 3rd May. All sections will be a swiss pairing of 16 players and matches will be from 16:30 on 4, 5, 6, May and from 9am on Saturday 7th May. The finals will be held at about 13:00 on Saturday 7th May but is dependent on the number of entries received. Should you not be able to play at a specific time please include this in the comments under availability.

The tournament referee’s decision will be final on all matters concerning the event. The Tournament Referee is Craig van der Wath.

By entering this event you give permission to JHB Squash and Parkview Squash Centre to use your picture and name on any of our social media platforms.

Quick Update: 24 March 2022

Joburg Squash Players,
SA Squash registration must be paid up by 15th April. Thereafter penalty points imposed by SportyHQ will not be reversed.
Results must be input within 48hrs of fixture.
If any matches are drawn (ie matches and games equal) John Shannon or Gary Plumstead should be notified so that the correct bonus points can be allocated to the team winning on points.
Joburg Squash

Saturday Top Ladies League

Dear Ladies,

Saturday Top Ladies League

Please find attached the draft format for monthly Saturday Ladies League hosted at Wanderers. (Suggestions for improvement are welcome).

Please complete the survey / registration by Friday 18 March by following the link at: 2022 Saturday Ladies League

We look forward to hosting this event at Wanderers.

Kind Regards

Dino Petrarolo (Wanderers Squash)

Joburg Masters Squash: Chairman’s Report

Joburg Masters Squash Players,

03 February 2022

Joburg Masters Squash has concluded another successful year. As we complete the first full season post COVID-19, and the various accommodations we’ve had to make in our fixtures, tournaments and daily lives.

Our committee continues to actively navigate a continuously changing environment ensuring player safety, fixtures, continuity and fiscal rigor. We can proudly state that our mandate toward the members remains true and secure during these adjusted playing conditions.

Masters Leagues (Thursdays)

The JMS Masters league returned on Thursdays from 18 March. 2021 saw 5 leagues and the hosting of 39 teams. Whilst we faced fewer leagues than the 2019 season, it included a consolidated league with sufficient teams to ensure a competitive and viable league season.

League matches had to be suspended in June and July 2021, due to the pandemics’ third wave, but games were restarted in August. The final matches were completed by the end of October. Player safety remained a priority at all times, for the Committee our Squash SA directed COVID protocols were enforced. Encouragingly this prompted a number of creative solutions from within the committee and suggestions from host clubs, such as splitting venues (thereby ensuring the leagues could continue).

Unfortunately, JMS First League did not provide the depth we’ve seen in previous years, with only five teams entering. Randburg Squash entered three teams, for which we are very grateful in allowing the league to take place. Player numbers became a predictable challenge through the season (COVID waves, illness, holidays and player fitness/fatigue and interest all playing a role). The committee will look at changing the format of the First League in 2022, with options including a Box League (individual participation, that is scored per club and individually) under consideration.

The 2021 JMS League Survey generated numerous constructive suggestions (October 2021), which will be considered and assessed in the context of the various leagues and venues.

Inter-Provincial Tournaments

2021, once again saw the cancelling of a number of Masters Tournaments, including: SA Masters Closed (Parkview), JMS Masters Open, SA Masters IPT singles (Pietermaritzburg) and SA Masters IPT Doubles (Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth); and World Masters (Poland). We did, however, manage to host three very successful JMS Doubles fundraising tournaments throughout the year. These proved to be very popular, and we will continue to run these tournaments in 2022, with the aim of hosting four events in 2022.

JMS Membership

Although JMS membership subscriptions have seen a moderate reduction of 13% year-on-year (with approximately 220 active members); a move to the SportyHQ platform to administer leagues and tournaments has ensured that expenses are contained and JMS remains financially sound (including a saving generated by not paying online league hosting and management fees to the previous provider).

We can expect more players to return to a regular squash season in 2022, as vaccination rates improve and the various risk factors (fourth wave, financial security of members etc.) settle into a more managed state.

2022 AGM and Committee Members

I, sitting Chairman, will stand down from this position, effective the 2022 AGM. I feel that the opportunity to take the federation forward to greater successes is best served by a group of members based locally and able to engage actively with clubs and players.

We wish to extend a special thanks to our venues, venue controllers, COVID officers and club committees for all the hard work. Their tireless efforts made sure hygiene protocols and a safe playing environment were in place for our members.

A special mention to Linda Shannon, who has only worked tirelessly in her role as secretary under the most trying two seasons (2020 and now 2021). She keeps getting things done, people informed and accommodates the countless changes that our players, leagues and clubs throw at her last minute. That over and above participating and co-organising the bulk of our tournaments. You’ve rolled with the late family meetings and adapted the rules countless times, ready for each fixture and fielded thousands of questions. We are very grateful for the role you continue to play with Joburg Masters.

Lastly, to the players – you have weathered an extreme two years and shown patience and support to our organisers. The game has remained strong and robust. Our passions on and off court are intact, and we can honestly say that as we move into 2022, the foundation of what we’ve achieved together here will become the foundation to our future successes.

Thank you to the JMS Committee and well done, under especially difficult conditions.

Joburg Masters Squash | 2021 Committee

Paul S Vermaak

2022 Joburg Squash League

Joburg Squash Leagues,

2022 Joburg Squash Ladies’ League Update (click here)
Summary 3 Divisions
Each division will use 2 venues (1 venue per week)
Round Robin Format
Cost R700
Duration 14 weeks
Ladies’ league is scheduled to start on Monday 21st March 2022.
Please WhatsApp Gary Plumstead 073 791-2851 if you have any problems.
I will send you the SportyHQ link ASAP.

2022 Joburg Squash Men’s League


Gary Plumstead
Joburg Squash