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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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    What a season for Pandas!

    Congratulations to PANDAS! The players have kept the FAITH in the Panda structure and management. After a very difficult 2019, suspensions and clubs in Mpumalanga boycotting Pandas, we have made 2019/2020 National Championships the best ever by a Puma squad.

    First, we need to start with the NBF and SANDF tournaments.
    You have done a superb job. The key word this year would be Efficiency because you have delivered. From the power outages, stalls, bar and all the way to live streaming, referees and technical staff, well done on a superb national championship.
    A recap on the past 21 days at the National Blackball Championships. (NBF)
    Since 2005 NBF’s first National Championships, you have eventually delivered. Hard work, trust, faith and dedication. That was the key into the success story of 2019/2020.
    TITLES, Podium finishes and Player of the Tournament awards was on the agenda for 2019/2020 PUMA Squad.
    Grand Masters
    Pumas finish 3rd in the team event
    Pumas won Gold in the speedball
    Top 12 finish for Collin Cato
    Jackson Mashetsi won back to back SA title.
    Jan Ferreira, Jackson Mashetsi and Kagiso Komape all finish in the top 12.
    Jan Ferreira finish nr 1 Seed for the event.

    For the first time we sent a women’s team with only one player who has played Nationals before. Outstanding performances from the women on the team under the watchful eye of Nicola Rossouw.
    Nicola on winning the National Champs, finished nr 1 Seed for the event. Nicola finished in the Top 12.
    Nicola on winning her 8th South African NBF Title.
    Just missed out on the podium finished in 4th. The best performance from a Puma U/23 team in 15 years of National NBF Championships.
    Aden Joseph and Peter Nwaila finishes in the Top 12.
    Aden Joseph winning his 8th South African Title.
    A spirited performance from the Masters as a fairly new team tackled the best in SA.
    SO close but yet so far! Pumas 1 and Pumas 2 both finished in the Top 10.
    Pumas 1 finishing second with only 1 loss in the tournament.
    Aden, Vishen and Kyle with Top 12 finishes.
    Pumas 1 recording 45 Breaks and Finishes.
    Aden Joseph hunted his 9th title, but played an inform Kyle Akaloo. Congratulations to Kyle as hard work payed off.
    34 Months… The time it took Pandas to turn Panda’s Cue Sport into one of the BEST Clubs in Africa.
    Winning Chinese 8 Ball Men Nationals
    Walking away with 8/9/10 Ball National Titles.
    Winning Titles at NBF Championships
    And who could forget the first Rhino Cup
    Chinese 8 Ball, 8/9/10 Ball, Snooker, Carom and Blackball
    Competing with the best in SA
    Under the watchful co-owner, Hendry Erasmus you have kept the faith and trust to make sure that PANDAS will become a force to be reckoned with in South Africa.
    Western Cape is purely the BEST Province in SA, with standout performances from KZN and Gauteng. Because of good deals, time, effort, negotiations and hard work, Pandas has created a POWERFUL product in Puma country.
    To the more serious side…NBF has delivered.
    Blackball International has spoken
    Hopefully Mpumalanga Cue Sport would accept PANDAS in 2020 and be part of the celebrations PANDAS has created for Mpumalanga.
    PANDAS will work in FULL force with the YOUTH and SCHOOLS in 2020.


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    What a season for Pandas!