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BDO and Bad News take top spots in Windhoek Business Squash league

BDO and Bad News take top spots in Windhoek Business Squash league

The Windhoek Business Squash League produced some surprises when Team BDO managed to scrape past the favourites, Team Trustco Finance in the plate final and Team Bad News convincingly beat Team A&I in the cup final.

The league, hosted by the Namibian Squash Association came to its conclusion with the last round of games on Thursday last week.

The association said this league is one of the oldest squash leagues and favoured by many competitive players. But the league is not exclusively for experienced players, also accepting both young and veteran players.

A total of 7 teams participated with 12 players per team, each team displaying bouts of very competitive squash during the round robin stage of the tournament.

After the round robin stage Glue Devils was leading the pack followed by Alensy, Team A&I, Bad News, Trustco Finance, BDO and Solitaire.

The Business league is not all about winning but also about team spirit and the way the teams dressed themselves. The team with the best spirit was Solitaire and the best dressed team was team A&I

This year the business league has taken on a new dimension with the proceeds ploughed back into junior squash development. A total of more than N$ 30,000 was raised which will be used to provide free professional coaching at Wanderers and Klein Windhoek clubs on specific days to beginner junior players.

“If we judge the impact that the junior players has had on the business league this year, this programme will be the breading ground for our future squash starts in Namibia” said Dirk van Niekerk of the Namibian Squash Association.

 

Pictured at the prize-giving ceremony, from the left, Leanne Ludwig of Team A&I for best dressed, Rupert Prenn of Team BDO, the plate winners, Lindsay Kriel the NSA Chairperson, Nelson Herunga of Team Bad News, the cup winners, and Heiner Ihlein of Team Solitaire for best spirit.

About The Author

Daniel Steinmann

Brief CV of Daniel Steinmann. Born 24 February 1961, Johannesburg. Educated at the University of Pretoria: BA, BA(hons), BD. Postgraduate degrees are in Philosophy and Divinity. Editor of the Namibia Economist since 1991. Daniel Steinmann has steered the Economist as editor for the past 29 years. The newspaper started as a monthly free-sheet, then moved to a weekly paper edition (1996 to 2016), and on 01 December 2016 to a daily digital newspaper at https://economist.com.na. His editorial focus is on economic analysis based on budget analysis, dissecting strategic planning and assessing the impact of policy formulation. For eight years, he hosted a weekly talk-show on NBC Radio, explaining complex economic concepts to a lay audience in a relaxed, conversational manner. He was a founding member of the Editors' Forum of Namibia. Over the years, he has mentored scores of journalism students as interns and as young professional journalists. He often assists economics students, both graduate and post-graduate, to prepare for examinations and moderator reviews. He is the Namibian respondent for the World Economic Survey conducted every quarter for the Ifo Center for Business Cycle Analysis and Surveys at the University of Munich in Germany. He is frequently consulted by NGOs and international analysts on local economic trends and developments. Send comments to [email protected]