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Congratulations to the North West Province in taking the Vodacom SA Provincial Championship title for the 2nd consecutive year

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A huge thank you to all officials, team athletes and WBSA staff , our sponsor Vodacom and the Local Organising Committee of Wheelchair Basketball North West, the North West Department  of Sports & Recreation and of Johann Sauer and the NWU Pukke team whose hard work made the tournament a great success.

Congratulations to the North West Province in taking the Vodacom SA Provincial Championship title for the 2nd consecutive year.

The two finalists North West Province and the Gauteng North, will now contest the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge Cup on Friday 3 October, at the Vodaworld from 15:00 where celebrities from the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will play off in the opening expo game. Come out and support the Vodacom Challenge.

Please find the final days results below. vodacom

 

44th Vodacom Provincial National Championships for Men Competition Schedule

  Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B  
  Day 5 9:00 WBSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ALL TEAMS AND MEMBERS ATTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THE 2015  NATIONAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION  
  27-Sep 12:00 18 5th & 6th Western Cape vs KwaZulu Natal  
  Saturday 14:00 19 3rd & 4th Central Gauteng vs Eastern Cape  
    14:30 Expo Game NWU vs Amawheelaboys  
    16:00 20 1st & 2nd North West vs Gauteng North  
    17:30 Medal & Closing Ceremony      

 

Day 5 Round Robin Log Results

The day’s event opened with the WBSA AGM where both Mr. Vilen Naicker and Kat Swanepoel were voted onto the Board of Trustees, representing the Wheelchair Basketball National Technical Commission and Women and Youth Commission respectfully.

 

All saw a great game when the Western Cape took on the KZN in nail biting 5th and 6th playoff and lost by a point in the dying seconds. Disappointingly, the bronze playoff did not live up to expectations when two players from the Central Gauteng withdrew, compromising their chance of taking Bronze but the North West Province continued to dominate the Vodacom SA National Championships once again, by beating a flustered Gauteng North team in the finals.

 

A big shout out to the NWU Pukke running Basketball team, for their brave challenge against the Sasol Amawheelaboys in the closing ceremonies expo game, where they were put through the paces on how to play ball! Fun was had by all

 

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Date Time Game Court Team A Score vs Team B Score
Day 5 12;00 18 5th & 6th Western Cape 42 vs KwaZulu Natal 43
27-Sep 14:00 19 3rd & 4th Central Gauteng 36 vs Eastern Cape 46
Saturday 16:00 20 1st & 2nd North West 54 vs Gauteng North 44

 

The two finalists North West Province and the Gauteng North, will now contest the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge Cup on Friday 3 October, at the Vodaworld from 15:00 where celebrities from the Vodacom Blue Bulls, Kaiser Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will play off in the opening expo game. Come out and support the Vodacom Challenge.

26/09/2014      Game 13: 12:00

5th & 6th Playoff

Western Cape 6th 14 6 20 15 7 42
KwaZulu Natal 5th 8 12 20 11 12 43
 

26/09/2014      Game 13: 14:00 Bronze Playoff

Central Gauteng 4th 4 10 14 11 11 36
Eastern Cape 3rd 11 5 16 11 19 46
 

26/09/2014      Game 13: 16:00 Finals

North West 1st 14 17 31 15 8 54
Gauteng North 2nd 10 9 19 11 14 44
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Results Day 4 Vodacom Provincial National Championships for Men Competition

Day 4 Round Robin Log Results

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As Day 4 draws to a close, the North West took on the Central Gauteng in the 1st Semi finals and secured their position in the Gold Playoff whilst the Eastern Cape challenged the Gauteng North in the 2nd Semi finals and was relegated into the bronze playoff. The Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal playoff for the 5th & 6th Classification game.

The final log results are as follows:

 

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KwaZulu

Natal

Eastern

Cape

Western Cape Points Log
North West   47 85 87 51 70 2,29 9
Gauteng North 54   50 Forfeit 43 50 1,35 8
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 47   48 0,97 8
Central Gauteng 31 32   80 30 62 1,18 7
Western Cape 26 18 16 43 33   0,79 6
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31   38 37 0,75 5

26/09/2014      Game 13: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
KwaZulu Natal 6 11 17 6 15 38
Eastern Cape 14 17 31 11 5 47

 

26/09/2014      Game 14: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 10 15 25 16 9 50
Central Gauteng 8 4 12 8 12 32

 

26/09/2014      Game 15: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 18 18 36 20 14 70
Western Cape 4 11 15 8 3 26

 

26/09/2014      Game 16: Semi Finals 1 16:00

  Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 12 16 28 12 15 55
Central Gauteng 9 9 18 8 6 32

 

26/09/2014      Game 17: Semi Finals 2 18:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 18 20 38 12 8 58
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 2 21 41

 

 

Results – Day 3

Teams North

West

Gauteng

North

Central Gauteng KwaZulu

Natal

Eastern

Cape

Western Cape Points Log
North West 47 85 87 51 2,21 7
Central Gauteng 31 80 30 62 1,33 6
Gauteng North 54 0 43 50 1,28 6
Western Cape 18 16 43 33 1,35 5
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 48 0,90 5
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31 37 0,56 5

 

25/09/2014      Game 8: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 10 12 22 14 11 47
Gauteng North 13 20 33 14 7 54

 

25/09/2014      Game 9: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 6 9 15 10 5 30
Eastern Cape 5 9 14 9 20 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Kwazulu Natal 12 4 16 6 15 37
Western Cape 15 2 17 14 12 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 15:00

  Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 4 8 30
North West 10 14 24 19 8 51

 

25/09/2014      Game 11: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 8 2 10 4 2 16
Central Gauteng 14 12 26 18 18 62

 

 

Results – Day 2

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West     85 87     2,82 4
Gauteng North       0 43 50 1,51 4
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31       0,31 4
Eastern Cape    21       48 0,91 3
Central Gauteng 31     80     0,69 3
Western Cape   18     33   1,11 2

 

24/09/2014      Game 3: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 9 10 19 5 24 48
Western Cape 14 10 24 7 2 33

 

24/09/2014      Game 4: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
KwaZulu Natal 10 8 18 8 4 30
North West 23 14 37 21 29 87

 

24/09/2014      Game 5: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 6 8 14 4 0 18
Gauteng North 13 7 20 8 22 50

 

24/09/2014      Game 6: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 15 20 35 26 19 80
KwaZulu Natal 7 10 17 4 10 31

 

24/09/2014      Game 7: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 14 12 26 14 3 43
Eastern Cape 0 6 6 5 10 21

 

 

Results – Day 1

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West     85     1,82 2
Gauteng North       0   0 0
Central Gauteng 31         0,69 1
KwaZulu Natal 20       0,31 2
Eastern Cape           0 0
Western Cape         0 0

 

23/09/2014      Game 1: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 0 0 0 0 0 0
KwaZulu Natal 0 0 0 0 0 20

 

23/09/2014      Game 2: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 23 18 41 23 21 85
Central Gauteng 12 4 16 6 9 31

 

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The Vodacom Senior Men Cup Challenge Day 3 Results

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Eastern Cape surprised the Central Gauteng and Western Cape notched up their first win of the tournament when they downed KwaZulu Natal to set up some interesting changes on the log.

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With all to play for in the semi finals, the all important morning clash between the Gauteng teams and KZN / Eastern Cape game will determine the top 4.

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Results – Day 3

Teams NorthWest GautengNorth Central Gauteng KwaZuluNatal EasternCape Western Cape Points Log
North West 47 85 87 51 2,21 7
Central Gauteng 31 80 30 62 1,33 6
Gauteng North 54 0 43 50 1,28 6
Western Cape 18 16 43 33 1,35 5
Eastern Cape 30 21 43 48 0,90 5
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31 37 0,56 5

 

25/09/2014      Game 8: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 10 12 22 14 11 47
Gauteng North 13 20 33 14 7 54

 

25/09/2014      Game 9: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 6 9 15 10 5 30
Eastern Cape 5 9 14 9 20 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Kwazulu Natal 12 4 16 6 15 37
Western Cape 15 2 17 14 12 43

 

25/09/2014      Game 10: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 10 8 18 4 8 30
North West 10 14 24 19 8 51

 

25/09/2014      Game 11: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 8 2 10 4 2 16
Central Gauteng 14 12 26 18 18 62

 

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Results of the Vodacom National Provincial Championships

MEMORANDUM 2

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Date:                   24 September 2014

 To:                      Wheelchair Basketball SA

                            Media & Vodacom

                           

Re:                      Competition Schedule – Day 2

 Place:             NWU, Potch Campus Sports Centre,  

                         Potchefstroom

 

Day 1 results.vodacom

The opening ceremony saw the NWU able body basketball team, climb into wheelchairs and take on their wheelchair counterparts, the North West Province, to the delight of the crowd, as the good spirited  expo game launched the 44th National Provinical Games.

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The Gauteng North team failed to arrive on time for their opening game against the KwaZulu Natal Province, and forfeited their game and log points whilst the North West Province made clear their intentions when they convincingly beat the Central Gauteng.

 

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Day  2 results 

The North West Province continue to dominate the Championships, leading the log at the end of the 2nd day of competition. The Gauteng North also made a good recovery to end off the day in second spot. The 2013 finalists both meet tomorrow in what will be an epic game and important in securing dominance and showing possible weaknesses before the semis.

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The ill discipline of KZN’s Clive Mchunu put his team at a disadvantage by receiving a 1 game suspension for misconduct by leaving his bench and court without permission and place unwanted pressure on the struggling team, whilst the Eastern Capes Buffalo City regional team sit comfortably in 4th position.

 

Central Gauteng comeback with a big score against the KZN Province, also puts them into contenders for the semis with still three games in hand. Western Cape Boland, struggles with 2 loses but also have 3 games in hand.10410259_496680617143545_5614445745701110163_n

 

 

Day 1 &2 Results

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44th Vodacom Provincial National Championships for Men Competition Schedule

Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B
Day 2 9:00 3 RR Eastern Cape vs Western Cape
24-Sep 11:00 4 RR KwaZulu Natal vs North West
Wednesday 13:00 5 RR Western Cape vs Gauteng North
15:00 6 RR Central Gauteng vs KwaZulu Natal
17:00 7 RR Gauteng North vs Eastern Cape
Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B
Day 3 9:00 8 RR North West vs Gauteng North
25-Sep 11:00 9 RR Central Gauteng vs Eastern Cape
Thursday 13:00 10 RR KwaZulu Natal vs Western Cape
15:00 11 RR Eastern Cape vs North West
17:00 12 RR Western Cape vs Central Gauteng
 9:00 to 15:00 Table Officials 1st Grade Examination  
Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B
Day 4 9:00 13 RR KwaZulu Natal vs Eastern Cape
26-Sep 11:00 14 RR Gauteng North vs Central Gauteng
Friday 13:00 15 RR North West vs Western Cape
 14:30 – 15:30 Commission & Provinical Chairman Meeting
  16:00 16 Semi Final 1 vs 4
  18:00 17 Semi Final 2 vs 3
Date Time Game Court Team A vs Team B
Day 5 9:00 WBSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ALL TEAMS AND MEMBERS ATTENANCE IS REQUIRED FOR THE 2015  NATIONAL COMPETITION PRESENTATION
27-Sep 12:00 18 5th & 6th A5 vs A6
Saturday 14:00 19 3rd & 4th Loser 16 vs Loser 17
  14:30 Expo Game NWU vs Amawheelaboys
  National Anthem by Anglo Gold Ashanti Choristers
16:00 20 1st & 2nd Winner 16 vs Winner 17
17:30 Medal & Closing Ceremony    

 

Results – Day 2

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West 85 87 2,82 4
Gauteng North 0 43 50 1,51 4
KwaZulu Natal 30 20 31 0,31 4
Eastern Cape  21 48 0,91 3
Central Gauteng 31 80 0,69 3
Western Cape 18 33 1,11 2

 

24/09/2014      Game 3: 09:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Eastern Cape 9 10 19 5 24 48
Western Cape 14 10 24 7 2 33

 

24/09/2014      Game 4: 11:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
KwaZulu Natal 10 8 18 8 4 30
North West 23 14 37 21 29 87

 

24/09/2014      Game 5: 13:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Western Cape 6 8 14 4 0 18
Gauteng North 13 7 20 8 22 50

 

24/09/2014      Game 6: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Central Gauteng 15 20 35 26 19 80
KwaZulu Natal 7 10 17 4 10 31

 

24/09/2014      Game 7: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 14 12 26 14 3 43
Eastern Cape 0 6 6 5 10 21

 

 

Results – Day 1

Teams North West Gauteng North Central Gauteng KZN Easten Cape Western Cape Points Log
North West 85 1,82 2
Gauteng North 0 0 0
Central Gauteng 31 0,69 1
KwaZulu Natal 20 0,31 2
Eastern Cape 0 0
Western Cape 0 0

 

23/09/2014      Game 1: 15:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
Gauteng North 0 0 0 0 0 0
KwaZulu Natal 0 0 0 0 0 20

 

23/09/2014      Game 2: 17:00

Teams 1st Q 2nd Q Half 3rd Q 4th Q Final
North West 23 18 41 23 21 85
Central Gauteng 12 4 16 6 9 31

 

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North West Wheelchair Basketball team plan to capitalize on home ground advantage

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North West Wheelchair Basketball team plan to capitalize on home ground advantage

After an exciting display at last year’s Vodacom Provincial Nationals and Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge competition, North West Wheelchair team hope to excite their local basketball fans.  They want to repeat last year’s Nationals and Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge final episodes when they meet arch rivals Gauteng North in this year’s Vodacom Nationals tournament to be held from 23rd till 27th September 2014.

The North West University, Potchefstroom Campus will be the venue for this top table contest. In this year’s tournament the following six teams will spearhead the challenge: – North West, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng North, Gauteng Central, Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

Speaking ahead of their first encounter against Central Gauteng on the opening day, North West Coach Shadrack Moepeng was confident with his team performance. “We prepared ourselves in Supersport Series Knockout earlier this year, National Wheelchair Basketball League and some of my players managed to got game time in the National team,” he said.

“We have been coming second so many times in this competition. We removed the spell last year when we outplayed Gauteng North in both Vodacom Nationals and Vodacom Cup finals. This year we are playing at home and we can’t afford to lose,” he said.

“We intend to capitalise on home ground advantage. Our local fans always wanted this competition to come to North West and we intend to be great hosts,” Coach Shadrack Moepeng explained.

Wheelchair Basketball CEO, Charles Saunders said Vodacom Nationals has been a platform to unearth talent for the past 15 years. “This tournament dubbed the “Tournament of dreams” has fulfilled dreams of many upcoming wheelchair basketball players,” he said.

“Provincial Wheelchair Basketball teams participate in this competition every year, and the winner and runners up will get a chance to play in the Vodacom Wheelchair Basketball Challenge to be held at the  Vodacom World Midrand – Vodacom Dome 082 Vodacom boulevard, Vodavalley Midrand, South Africa 03rd October 2014.

For interviews contact

WBSA Chief Executive Officer, Charles Saunders 082 474 9058  or

WBSA Chairman, Craig Moorgas on 082 338 8840