Komani Classic this weekend
Tambo Village best boxing club in CHDM
THE 2015 edition of the annual Komani Classic takes place this weekend when a big field of local and visiting golfers is expected for a great weekend of golf.
The competition, in which teams of four golfers play in a betterball and individual format over two days, always produces drama and excitement in going down to the final holes on Sunday afternoon. The field is starting to fill up but there is plenty of space for a few more teams.
The annual Queen’s College Old Boys’ Association (QCOBA) golf day took place on Saturday and an excellent field of 78 golfers took part. The major sponsors were the Kelston Motor Group whose generous sponsorship ensured that every golfer had plenty to eat and drink. Johnny de Villiers saved his best performance for Saturday as he added the QC Old Boys national title to his impressive CV as he shot a two over par 75 to win the day. His Stableford score of 45 points was just enough to push Bryan “Very Scarce” Kretschmer on 44 points into second spot. The third placed golfer was new member Johan van der Mescht on 43 points. The competition for the prizes was frenetic as Gay Wormald, Colin Hartley and Garry Godley filled the next few leaderboard positions. The golf day co-ordinator, Garry “Solid 41” Godley, ensured that an array of prizes was on offer as Keith Wood, Mxolisi Vanda, Danie Nel and Derek “Pale Blue” Helm finished in the top 10 places. Tony McDougall and Lionel “Sharky” Cronje also played good golf in scoring 38 Stableford points. The inter- branch competition saw a home town decision as the Cathcart and Barkly East branches lost by a narrow margin to the Queenstown team. The field prizes were taken by Johnny “Boxed it” de Villiers 5th, Tony “Made the putt” McDougall 11th and Richard “One putt” Armstrong 16th. The closest for two on the 18th green was hit by Dru Nass.
The eight Coast to Kat golf tourists returned from their tour to four courses with a new champion. Andrew “AJ” Smith had to use all his guile to sneak a two point victory over Marc “Single Figure” Bradley with Gary Goldschmidt in third. The cookboys did their duties with aplomb but shall remain incognito for now. SOMILA Jada from Tambo Village Boxing Club was named the best boxer for his bout against Luvuyo Mbobo from Ekuphumleni in the Chris Hani District Mayoral Cup last week. The bout was also named the best of the tourney.
The team that ended first was Sada with five gold medals, four silver and two bronze, followed by Ekuphumleni with five gold, three silver and two bronze. Ixhalanga was third with five gold medals, one silver and two bronze.
Chris Hani Amateur Boxing Organisation (CHABO) secretary Mabhuti Mapeyi said nine teams participated – the boxing clubs of Sada, Ekuphumleni, Tambo Village, Queenstown Boys, Gcina, Ilinge, Cala, Indwe and Eyasekasi.
The tourney served as preparation for an inter-district tournament at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Centre on November 21 to be attended by pugilists from the Nelson Mandela Metro, Buffalo City Metro, OR Tambo and Cacadu.
Boxers will attend the Premier Games in Port Elizabeth from November 26 to 30 with the South African Local Government Association (Salga) games in Alice on December 3.
Results: Akhona Dam (Cala) beat Moletho Ntsika (Gcina), Sipho Gxabazi (Xhalanga) beat Simamkelee Njila (Xhalanga), Abenathi Tyika (Ekuphumleni) beat Zukile Nzanza (Sada), Abongile Miso ( Xhalanga) beat Ncedo Mzimkhulu (Eyasekasi), Zukile Mdela (Tambo) beat Luthando Peters (Indwe), Lundi Witbooi (Ekuphumleni) beat Bonga Mahlubi (Sada), Anele Dubeni (Gcina) beat Nceba Kota (Sada), Anam Mahonga (Ilinge) beat Thando Yekiso (Indwe), Vuyisani Makeleni (Xhalanga) beat Nqobile Phandle (Ekuphumleni), Maxhoba Mxhosana (Sada) beat Sipho Kemka (Eyasekasi), Thimna Ntetha (QBBC) beat Lihle Mbambiso (Ilinge), Athi Kakaza (Sada) beat Anam Maweyi (Indwe), Athi Beyi (Gcina) beat Luzuko Tshemese (Tambo), Yanga Mpayipheli (Tambo) beat Elethu Matwa (QBBC), Cebo Mayekiso (Sada) beat Sihle Fembi (Ilinge), Somnazi Sinovuyo (Ekuphumleni) beat Abongile Phendu (Gcina), Mbulelo Jim (Eyasekasi) beat Liyema Kula (Indwe). Youth boxers: Siviwe Dlephu (Sada) beat Sesethu Ncinitwa (Gcina), Somila Jada (Tambo) beat Ayanda Tshibo (QBBC), Shaun Busakwe (Ekuphumleni) beat Aviwe Matini (QBBC), Aviwe Mpayipheli (Tambo) beat Sipho Ciko (Ekuphumleni) and Athi Hola (Xhalanga) beat Sipho Moyi (Gcina).
FORE! Congratulating the winner of the Queen’s College Old Boys’ Association golf day, Johnny de Villiers, on Saturday were, from left, Jacques and Sanet Victor, De Villiers and Jon de Beer
FIGHT: Preparing for the main bout were, from left, Somila Jada and Luyolo Mbobo at the Chris Hani District Mayoral Cup