2016 All Africa Blackball Championships

The South African Blackball Men’s and Women’s Protea Teams have made the National Blackball Federation and South Africa

The South African Blackball Men’s and Women’s Protea Teams have made the National Blackball Federation and South Africa proud by their achievements in the 2016 All Africa Blackball Championships, which were held in Kampala, Uganda from 01st to 06th November 2016.

The results of the Protea Blackball teams were as follows:

  1. TEAM EVENTS (5 players per team):
  • Men’s Team: Silver  Medalists

The South African Men were runners-up in the Championships and had won $500 US. The Men’s Team played with only 4 players because TOGIED STUURMAN from the Western Cape had pulled out from the team at the last minute. The NBF could not replace him with the next player in line because of the time constraints in getting the required visa for the new player.

(L–R) Ugandan Government Official, Cameron Thops, Yacoob Shaik, Senzo Gumede, Wetsi Morake and in the foreground is David Kriel (Team Manager).

  • Women’s Team: Silver Medalists

The South African Women were runners-up in the Championships and had won $500 US. The Women’s Team played with 4 players because APSRA PANCHOO had pulled out from the team at the last minute. The NBF could not replace her with the next player in line because of the time constraints in getting the required visa for the new player.

(L–R) Olivia Leaner, Ugandan Government Official, Joy Willenberg, Elzette Koen, Tasneem Solomons and David Kriel (Team Manager).

  1. SINGLES EVENTS:
  • Men’s Division: Gold Medal

Wetsi Morake became a 3-time African Blackball Men’s Champion when he won the singles event at the 2016 Championship. Wetsi had won $500 US.

(L–R) Guest of Honour, Wetsi Morake, Ugandan Government Official, Saths Reddy (AAPA President) and Farouk Kisuze (AAPA Vice President)

  • Women’s Division: Gold Medal

Elzette Koen became the 2016 African Blackball Women’s Champion when she won the singles event at the Championship. Elzette had won $500 US.

(L–R) Guest of Honour, Ugandan Government Official, Elzette Koen, Saths Reddy (AAPA President) and Farouk Kisuze (AAPA Vice President)

  • Women’s Division: Silver Medal

Tasneem Solomons became the 2016 African Blackball Women’s Runner-up at the Championship. Tasneem had won $250 US.

(L–R) Guest of Honour, Ugandan Government Official, Tasneem Solomons, Saths Reddy (AAPA President) and Farouk Kisuze (AAPA Vice President)