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City to sponsor R46000 for SA Inter-union Klawerjas Championships

by City of Cape Town
on 23 Apr 2008
City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town will, for the first time, sponsor the South African Inter-Union Klawerjas Championships. The sponsorship for this traditional card game tournament is R46 000.

It will take place from 24 April to 27 April 2008. As part of the welcoming cocktail function, Councillor Garin Cavanagh, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee for Amenities & Sport; Councillor Derek Smith, Portfolio Committee Member for Amenities & Sport; Gert Bam, Director: Sport, Recreation & Amenities; and Donny Jurgens, Manager: Sport, Recreation & Amenities, will challenge each other to a game of Klawerjas.

The cocktail function will take place as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, 23 April 2008
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: Westridge Civic Centre, Westpoort Avenue, Westridge, Mitchells Plain

Two hundred players will compete in the tournament. The top Klawerjas players in South Africa will represent their respective unions. Each union will be represented by two teams.

The Unions participating are:
* Mitchells Plain Klawerjas Union
* Southern Suburbs Klawerjas Union
* False Bay Klawerjas Union
* Port Elizabeth Klawerjas Union
* Uitenhage Klawerjas Union
* Uitenhage Districts Klawerjas Union

On Thursday, 24 April 2008, Councillor Grant Pascoe, Sub-Council Chair for Mitchells Plain, will officially open the tournament at 09:00 at the Westridge Civic Centre, Mitchells Plain.

All media are invited to attend.

Background

The game was brought to South Africa by the Dutch and is played by four players who play in pairs and sit opposite each other. It is a national game of the Netherlands and has been played there for centuries. Klawerjas is one of the most popular card games in South Africa and is traditionally played on a social level.

END

MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 160/2008
22 APRIL 2008


ISSUED BY:
LISLE BROWN
MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER - CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 3065 CELL: 084 888 1901
COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 3719

MEDIA QUERIES:
CLLR GARIN CAVANAGH
CHAIRPERSON: PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE FOR AMENITIES & SPORT
TEL: 021 936 4502 CELL: 082 453 8403

GERT BAM
DIRECTOR: SPORT, RECREATION & AMENITIES
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400 5090 CELL: 084 222 1242


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