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Terence De Bruyn Super Sport Qualifying Games 2015 Log standing

Terrence De Bruyn Cup – SSWBS Qualifiers 2015
Teams Pool A Blades Mongoose Wings Pumas Points Bonus Log Total
KZN Wings 61 71 50 1,05 1 5 6
Ricoh Pumas 55 51 44 1,14 5 5
Bladerunners 37 69 48 0,88 1 4 5
GBT Mongoose 59 60 34 0,97 4 4
Teams Pool B Vaal River Eagles Tlamelang Buffaloes Points Bonus Log Total
AGA Vaal River 44 67 88 3,55 2 6 8
Discovery Mandeville Eagles 31 82 97 3,62 2 5 7
Oswellini Wheeling Buffalos 9 5 51 0,59 4 4
Tlamelang Club 16 9 13 0,05 3 3
Scores
No Game Team A Score vs Team B Score
1 Pool A Blades 69 vs Wings 61
2 Pool B Vaal River 88 vs Buffalos 9
3 Pool B Mongoose 34 vs Pumas 51
4 Pool A Tlamelang 9 vs Eagles 82
5 Pool A Mongoose 59 vs Blades 37
6 Pool B Buffalos 51 vs Tlamelang 13
No Game Team A Score vs Team B Score
7 Pool A Mongoose 60 vs Wings 71
8 Pool B Eagles 31 vs Vaal River 44
9 Pool A Pumas 55 vs Blades 48
10 Pool B Eagles 97 vs Buffalos 5
11 Pool A Pumas 50 vs Wings 44
12 Pool B Vaal River 67 vs Tlamelang 16
No Game Team A Score vs Team B Score
13 Q/Finals Wings vs Tlamelang
14 Q/Finals Pumas vs Buffaloes
15 Q/Finals Bladerunners vs Eagles
16 Q/Finals Mongoose vs Vaal River
17 Classification Loser 13 vs Loser 15
18 Semis Winner 13 vs Winner 15
19 Classification Loser 14 vs Loser 16
20 Semis Winner 14 vs Winner 16
No Game Team A Score vs Team B Score
21 7th & 8th Loser 17 vs Loser 19
22 5th & 6th Winner 17 vs Winner 19
23 3rd & 4th Loser 18 vs Loser 20
24 1st & 2nd Winner 18 vs Winner 20
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The Terrence De Bryun Cup – SuperSport Qualifying Games 23 April to 27 April 2015 Mandeville Indoor Sports Centre

Date Time No Court Game Team A vs Team B
Day 2 08:00 1 Mandeville Pool A Blades vs Wings
24-Apr 09:45 2 Mandeville Pool B AGA Vaal River vs Buffalos
Friday 11:00 3 Mandeville Pool B Mongoose vs Pumas
12:45 4 Mandeville Pool A Tlamelang vs Eagles
15:00 5 Mandeville Pool A Mongoose vs Blades
16:45 6 Mandeville Pool B Buffalos vs Tlamelang
Date Time No Court Game Team A vs Team B
Day 3 08:00 7 Mandeville Pool A Mongoose vs Wings
25-Apr 09:45 8 Mandeville Pool B Eagles vs AGA Vaal River
Saturday 11:00 9 Mandeville Pool A Pumas vs Blades
12:45 10 Mandeville Pool B Eagles vs Buffalos
15:00 11 Mandeville Pool A Pumas vs Wings
16:45 12 Mandeville Pool B AGA Vaal River vs Tlamelang
Date Time No Court Game Team A vs Team B
Day 4 08:00 13 Court A Q/Finals A1 vs B4
26-Apr 09:45 14 Court B Q/Finals A2 vs B3
Sunday 11:00 15 Court A Q/Finals A3 vs B2
12:45 16 Court B Q/Finals A4 vs B1
15:00 17 Court A Classification Loser 13 vs Loser 15
16:45 18 Court B Semis Winner 13 vs Winner 15
18:00 19 Court A Classification Loser 14 vs Loser 16
19:45 20 Court B Semis Winner 14 vs Winner 16
Date Time No Court Game Team A vs Team B
Day 5 09:00 21 Court A 7th & 8th Loser 17 vs Loser 19
27-Apr 11:00 22 Court A 5th & 6th Winner 17 vs Winner 19
Monday 13:00 23 Court A 3rd & 4th Loser 18 vs Loser 20
15:00 24 Court A 1st & 2nd Winner 18 vs Winner 20
16:30 Medal `ceremony
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Eight provincial teams to challenge for Terrence Be Bruin Cup

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Eight provincial teams to challenge for Terrence Be Bruin Cup

Johannesburg (22 April 2015) – For the first time in history of Wheelchair Basketball League competition, Eight Provincial teams will be fighting for a place in the 2015 National Premier League (Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series). The Eight teams will partake in the Terrence De Bruin Cup to be held on the 24th till 27th April  2015. Vodacom Mandeville Indoor Centre will be the venue for this historic event.

Terrence Die Bruin Cup will serve as a platform for these Provincial league teams to qualify for a spot in the competition. Wheelchair Basketball Director of Operations, Charles Saunders says the new format is in line with WBAS transformation policy. “The federation gave each province a two year notice to implement development in their local club structures,” he said.

“A business model to implement the Provincial Club Competition League (PCCL) has been implemented. In this model, Gauteng province (incorporating Mpumalanga Clubs), North West (Incorporating Free State Clubs), KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape and the Western Cape are currently running with the PCCL. The format and conditions of the competition allows for an A and B division in each team. In this representation youth provincial U18 and women teams get a chance to showcase their skills.”

Saunders said ten A division provincial teams from the PCCL will play in the National Club Championship (Terrence Die Bruin Cup). Out of the ten teams to spearhead the challenge next month only six will qualify for the Premier National League affectionately known as the Supersport Wheelchair Basketball Series. The new format has given a fair chance for qualifying to all ten provincial teams irrespective of their financial muscle. “In the past teams with resources would buy quality players from internationally and under developed provinces, utilize these players to win the league while those provinces get relegated or even fail to qualify.”

“In terms of development the same resourceful teams were not focusing on development and in the long run that becomes danger for the entire South African Wheelchair Basketball prospect. Our National teams fail to compete against European teams because the development plan was ineffective at provincial level. Top six team were getting automatic qualification to play in the league, this year all team have to qualify.

For interviews contact WBSA CEO Charles Saunders 082 474 9058 or WBSA    Chairman Craig Moorgas on 082 338 8840

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Sasol AmaWheelaBoys hard at training in Paralympic qualifying year

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Sasol AmaWheelaBoys hard at training in Paralympic qualifying year

 Johannesburg, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 – The Sasol SA Senior Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team are chasing their dream of competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, and have been hard at training at the Mandeville Sports Club in Johannesburg.

In order to book a place at the Rio Paralympics, the South Africans will need to finish top at the African Qualifying Tournament to be held in Algeria from 28 October to 8 November this year.

As part of the build up to the African qualifiers, the Sasol AmaWheelaBoys will take on New Zealand in a 6-Test Sasol All Star Series, to be held in Gauteng from 28 August to 6 September.

The 2015 calendar also includes several training camps as well as having the national squad divided into equal strength Green and Gold teams to help national coach Franck Belen to prepare the players for international action.

Belen, the former French national team coach, was recruited shortly before the 2012 London Paralympics, to head up Wheelchair Basketball SA’s High Performance programme and has brought much young talent through the ranks to the senior national team.

“The Sasol AmaWheelaBoys team has changed quite a bit since they competed at the 2012 London Paralympics with several new players having made their mark on the international scene,” said Belen.

“I plan on blooding several other new faces at the training camps over the next few months with the players pushing hard at training in a bid to make the national team that will compete in the Sasol All Star Series and African qualifiers.”

Dumisani Mbokane, Sasol Sponsorship Specialist, wishes the Sasol AmaWheelaBoys the best of luck for the 2016 season, stating, “The Sasol SA Senior Men’s Wheelchair Basketball Team has been a true inspiration to many South Africans across all communities, proving that people with disabilities can play international sport, and I wish national coach Franck Belen and his players well in their quest towards qualifying for the Rio Paralympics.”

 

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Sasol brings New Year’s Cheer to Wheelchair Basketball SA’s High Performance Programme

Sasol brings New Year’s Cheer to Wheelchair Basketball SA’s
High Performance Programme

Johannesburg, Monday, 19 January 2015 – Wheelchair Basketball SA’s High Performance Programme got the perfect New Year start, as Sasol handed over a cheque of R25250 to the sports federation, generated through the selling off of wine compliments of the Wine Cellar, Dunkeld and from a corporate wine cellar in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

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The selling of the wines took place at the premises of the Wine Cellar – Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers, in Dunkeld, Johannesburg on 29 November last year.

Sasol Group Sponsorship Manager Richard Hughes said that Sasol was delighted to play a role in assisting Wheelchair Basketball SA’s fund raising efforts, with the company having an interest in the sport, in being the official sponsor of the Sasol SA Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team.

“Sasol has a proud history of supporting South African sportsmen and women to reach their potential on the national and international stages, and I trust that this financial contribution from the selling of the wines, will make a difference in helping rising wheelchair basketball talent to up their level of play in participating in the sport that they are so passionate about,” said Hughes.

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In thanking Sasol for the initiative, Wheelchair Basketball SA CEO Charles Saunders said: “Sasol has been a loyal sponsor of the Sasol SA Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team since 2007, and it’s through proactive initiatives like the wine selling fundraising that Sasol stands proudly in the sponsorships arena by going the extra mile.”

Wine Cellar – Fine Wine Merchants and Cellarers, Wine Master Debi van Flymen added: “It was a privilege to make our premises available for the wine sales, and I would like to wish Wheelchair Basketball SA and the Sasol SA Senior Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team, the best of luck for 2015.”