Mon to Fri 8h00 to 13h00
+27 (0) 21 531 1541

Junior Nationals 2024

Junior Nationals 2024

The BSA Junior Nationals ran from Friday 22 to Monday 25 March 2024, and were held in Bloemfontein.

The Junior Nationals are held in three age categories – Under-15, Under-18 and Under 25.

It is indicative of the huge growth in our Junior bowls that WP had 5 teams in Bloemfontein this year.

The Junior Nationals Flipbook is available online.


The two Under-15 teams played in a single U-15 section of 14 teams. The 14 teams played a Round Robin format over 4 days, playing 4 games a day from Friday to Sunday, and one game on Monday morning.

Our A team were incredibly consistent, winning 12 of their games and drawing 1. They finished with the Gold Medal

Our B team finished in a very creditable sixth position, winning 7, drawing 1 and losing 5 of their games. They won the Under 15 Spirit Award for their outstanding enthusiasm and love of the game!

Draw and Results

A Team

Manager: Keegan Oliphant

Vigo AlvesGoodwood
Thando MagwacaBellville
Jordané CastleGoodwood
Divan LaubscherKraaifontein

B Team

Manager: Janet Schmidt

Wilmien SmutsStrand
Surina BezuidenhoutStrand
Hannah HavengaGoodwood
Anzel BenadéStrand


The Under-18 teams were divided into two sections, of 11 and 12 teams respectively. They played a Round Robin phase with 4 games a day on Friday and Saturday, and 2 games on Sunday. The top 2 teams in each section played a semi-final on Sunday afternoon, with the final taking place on Monday morning.

Our A team was very unfortunate to finish in third place in their section, narrowly missing out on a medal. 
They won 6 and lost 3 of their games.

Our B team had a great tournament, gaining valuable experience, and finishing with a record of 4 wins, a draw and 4 losses.

Draw and Results

A Team

Manager: Jenny Griffiths

Ryan TruterGoodwood
William NeethlingGoodwood
Divan JoubertGoodwood
AJ HougaardPollsmoor

B Team

Manager: Andries Hougaard

Werner LangenhovenKraaifontein
Kaitlin NiemandKraaifontein
Yanga MalilwanaHelderberg
Gavin (Siviwe) MatomaneHelderberg


The Under 25 tournament was also played in two sections, of 11 and 12 teams respectively.  There were 4 Round Robin games on both Friday and Saturday, with the final two Round Robin games on Sunday. Sunday afternoon saw the top two teams from each section play a semi-final, with the final taking place on Monday morning.

Our team had a tough section with the points being very close. They finished in sixth place in their section on 32 points, only 3 points behind a semi-final spot!

Draw and Results

Manager: Eddie Phillips

Armand AscarayEdgemead
Justin BrinkKraaifontein
Luandré StippKraaifontein
Caleb NeethlingGoodwood