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Let the Children play (Happiness is a Child)

Oblivious to the politics, screaming their lungs away, bellowing so loudly the fish in the sea surely felt the vibration. Children are such a breath of fresh air and watching them play pool can actually put an end to a war. You really can’t touch them as long as they have their team with them, the confidence and exuberance that the juniors command is unparalleled. I literally had all the hairs on my body on high alert when they marched in proudly wearing their respective provincial colours. 

The Pool South Africa 2022 National Championship must be the largest gathering of juniors outside Disneyland and I doubt there is a better way to spend one’s school holidays than competing in a national championship, doing what you love. Come with the thing!!! (kom met die ding) they scream at the top of their voices cheering each other on. You really had to be here to witness the harmony between the kids, their teammates, managers, parents and mentors.

The maturity that the juniors exhibit when making decisions in a game surely will make them better adults, these lads know when to go for game, when and how to hide the white ball and how to escape from a sticky situation and some can barely see over the table but they can still pot almost any ball. 8 year old Elrich Hansen from the Cape Winelands is one amazing character, I followed him around expecting to see him cry himself to sleep after losing a frame but nope; that is a soldier in the making, he is the first to high-five an opponent after losing the match and he takes it all in his stride, of course it helps that his three older brothers Ethan (15), Mickyle (20) and Leeroy (23) are his teammates and the oldest is their referee and manager. Pool is teaching these kids problem solving skills, instead of sulking and getting mad because they got snookered or they lost a frame, they find a way out of the snooker and they learn to do better next time, the game teaches them that one’s fate is in their own hands and there are always ways around a problem. I know quite a few adults who throw tantrums when you snooker them because they think that hiding the white ball is cowardly but the kids demonstrated that it is a strategy and a good one at that.

If you thought that Aden Joseph was quick around the table then you haven’t seen Imaad Saville (9), kid brother to Imtiyaaz, both are sons of the legendary Galiek Saville. Imaad is so quick and so accurate that if you blink slowly then you would probably miss two of his shots if not the whole match. I am tempted to mention words like experienced’ and ‘legendary’ when talking about the very famous wonderkid Rayaan Williams (12), brother to Irfaan, and both are sons of Abduragman ‘Maboy’ Williams. Rayaan is not just good, he is amazing and mature beyond his years but so is Cassiem Abrahams (U14 Opening Competition Winner) Blake, Divan, JT and Tiaan Van Der Merve, Lorenzo, Rushin  Daniels, Raees Attwood, Labeeq Khan, Rauqeeb to mention but a few. I bet all the juniors are in celebratory spirit that Marcelino James is playing his last year as a junior, Marci is a magician on the table, true class, sublime skills and he is no ordinary junior. Young Mr James is ready to take on anyone in the world and I am saying this with a lot of authority and confidence, remember the name.

  In the Semi finals, in the U14 Catergory, Imtiyaaz Saville, took out Aqeel Isaacs and Rayaan Williams won his match against Cassiem Abrahams who had of course beat him in the opening competition finals.  The final was a humdinger and it went all the way to the last frame after Rayaan had to come from a deficit but like his older brother Irfaan, Rayaan was crowned champion. Imtiyaaz exceeded all expectations according to his very proud father Mr Galiek Saville who watched in awe as his eldest son went about his craft. Young Saville took home a golden trophy for winning the team events finals with his Ikapa 1 team and they blew their second team to smithereens which Imaad Saville, the younger of the two brothers is a member of that Ikapa 2 team but the best part is how they celebrated together as if they were joint-first, I had never seen that much happiness and celebration, I think it is safe to say that ‘happiness is a child’.  

The U18 category was a tightly contested one with the likes of Taufeeq, Waleed, Aneeq, Caleb, Irfaan, Jordaan, Charl, Ikraam, Raqeeb, Lorenzo, Sadaqaah all gunning for top honours. The boys were ready for war and they were all very well armed. Ikapa 1 dominated the team events and won the round robin without a single loss and their dominance also showed in the final when they played Western Cape and made it look easy.

 Ikapa was going to make a clean sweep in the team events across all the Junior categories had it not been the u23s who lost in the deciding frame to a star-studded Western Province team consisting of Raees, Tasreeq, Shakeel, Rushin and Waleed. At some stage the score in the team event final was 9-2 in favour of Ikapa and the Province boys managed to scale back and their never-die attitude saw them through. Spectators were treated to breathtaking, scintillating and memorable displays of good pool courtesy of our future champions.

Marcelino James was just too good for everyone and deservedly won the U23 Singles title. I would not want to be found dead playing chess with these boys, not mentioning pool because I’d be embarrassed, these are no ordinary boys, they are just young but very mature in their game.  

In the picture above is Rushion George from Central Boland, he may have lost in the decider  to Blake Joseph due to being time fouled after a lengthy investigation of a foul-jaw snooker but he definitely is one for the future (Remember the name). I had the privilege of watching his game and how he goes about it, the composure and the ball selection skills he possess are way beyond his years. He is truly a marvel to watch.

Past
SA junior Championships 26 June - 2 July Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
SA Jnr U14 8 ball pool championships 27 Jun 22 - 01 Jul 22 Singles View Results
SA Jnr U18 8 ball pool championships 5 Days Singles View Results
SA Jnr U23 8 ball pool championships DO NOT USE 5 Days Singles View Results
2022 SA U23 8 Ball Pool Championships 4 DAYS Singles View Results
2022 South African Open Championships 18 June - 25 June Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
SA Opens 8 ball pool championships 21 Jun 22 - 25 Jun 22 Singles Timing Program View Results
2022 SA OPENS SINGLE CHAMPIONSHIPS MAIN EVENT 4 DAYS Singles View Results
2022 Master's and Senior's South African Championships 11 June - 18 June Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
SA Masters 8 Ball pool championships 14 Jun 22 - 18 Jun 22 Singles Timing Program View Results
SA Seniors 8 Ball Pool Championships 14 Jun 22 - 18 Jun 22 Singles Timing Program View Results
SA Ladies 2022 4 June - 10 June Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
SA Ladies 2022 Singles Championships 08 Jun 22 - 10 Jun 22 Singles View Results
2019 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships 28 September to 5 October 2019 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2019 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Stats Final 29 Sep 19 - 05 Oct 19 Team View Results
2019 SA U18 & U23 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Event 30 Aug 19 - 28 Sep 19 Team View Results
2019 SA Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships 20 Sep 19 - 28 Sep 19 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2019 SA Under 18 8-Ball Pool Championships 21 to 27 September 2019 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2019 SA Seniors and Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships 20 to 27 April 2019 Singles Fixtures Timing Program
2019 SA Seniors 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Results 20 April to 27 April 2019 Team View Results
2019 SA Seniors 8-ball Pool Championships - Singles 20 to 27 April 2019 Singles View Results
2019 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles 20 to 27 April 2019 Singles View Results
2019 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Event 20 April to 27 April 2019 Team View Results
2019 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships 13 to 19 April 2019 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2019 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships - Team Stats 17 to 19 April 2019 Team View Results
2019 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles Draw 14 - 19 April 2019 Singles View Results
SA Opens Team Event 7 to 13 October 2018 Team View Results
2018 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships 7 - 13 October 2018 Singles Fixtures Timing Program
2018 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships Singles Draw 7 to 13 October 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships Doubles draw 7 to 13 October 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Under 18 Doubles Championships 30 September to 6 May 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Under 23 Doubles Championships 30 September to 5 May 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Under 18 Singles Championships 30 September to 5 May 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Under 23 Singles Championships 30 September to 5 May 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Juniors Team Results 30 September to 5 May 2018 Team View Results
2018 SA Under 18 & Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships 30 Sep 18 - 05 Oct 18 Singles Fixtures Timing Program
2018 SA Seniors Singles Results 03 May 18 - 06 May 18 Singles View Results
2018 SA Masters SIngles Results 03 May 18 - 06 May 18 Singles View Results
2018 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships 29 April to 5 May 2018 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2018 SA Seniors 8-Ball Pool Championships 29 April to 5 May 2018 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2018 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Doubles 2 - 3 May 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Seniors Doubles Results 02 May 18 - 05 May 18 Singles View Results
2018 SA Seniors and Masters Timing Program revised 02 May 18 - 05 May 18 Singles Timing Program
2018 SA Wheelchair 8-Ball Pool Championships 28 - 29 April 2018 Singles Timing Program
2018 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Singles 26 - 27 April 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Doubles 25 April 2018 Singles View Results
2018 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships A Division 22 - 27 April 2018 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2018 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships B Division 22 - 27 April 2018 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2017 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles 11 - 14 October 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles 12 to 14 October 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships - Team Stats 8 to 14 October 2017 Team View Results
2017 SA Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships 1 - 6 October 2017 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2017 SA Under 18 8-Ball Pool Championships 1 - 6 October 2017 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2017 SA Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles draw 1-6 October Singles View Results
2017 SA Under 18 8-Ball Pool Championships- Singles draw 05 Oct 17 - 06 Oct 17 Singles View Results
2017 SA Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles draw 04 Oct 17 - 05 Oct 17 Singles View Results
2017 SA Under 18 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles draw 04 Oct 17 - 05 Oct 17 Singles View Results
2017 SA Seniors 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Results 30 April to 6 May 2017 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2017 SA Seniors 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles Draw 30 April to 6 May 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles Draw 30 April to 6 May 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Seniors 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles Draw 30 April to 6 May 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Masters 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles Draw 30 April to 6 May 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships - A Division 23 to 28 April 2017 Team Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2017 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships - B Division 23 to 28 April 2017 Team Fixtures Timing Program
2017 SA Ladies 8- Ball Pool Championships - Singles 26 to 28 April 2017 Singles View Results
2017 SA Ladies 8-Ball Pool Championships - Doubles Results 26 to 28 April 2017 Singles View Results
2016 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships 9 to 15 October 2016 Singles Timing Program View Results
2016 SA Opens 8-Ball Pool Championships Team Results 9 to 15 October 2016 Team View Results
Tri Nations Test Series 10 Oct 16 - 14 Oct 16 Team View Results
2016 SA Opens Plate Event 13 Oct 16 - 14 Oct 16 Singles View Results
2016 SA Under 18 8-Ball Pool Championships - Singles Draw 3 to 7 October 2016 Singles Fixtures View Results
2016 SA Under 23 8-Ball Pool Championships - Single Draw 3 - 7 October 2016 Singles View Results
2016 SA Juniors 8-Ball Pool Championships 03 Oct 16 - 07 Oct 16 Team View Results
2016 SA Masters Singles 1 to 7 May 2016 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2016 SA Seniors Singles 1 to 7 May 2016 Singles Fixtures Timing Program View Results
2016 SA Seniors Pool Championships 1 to 7 May 2016 Team View Results
2016 SA Masters Pool Championships 1 to 7 May 2016 Team View Results
2016 SA Wheelchair Pool Championships 30 April 2016 Team Fixtures
2016 SA Ladies Pool Championships - Singles 26 to 29 April 2016 Singles Fixtures View Results
2016 SA Ladies Pool Championships - Team B Div 24 Apr 16 - 29 Apr 16 Team Fixtures View Results