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South African Open Speed Roller Skating Championship 2010

Posted by admin | Events/calendar, News | Posted on novembre 26th, 2009


19- 21 March 2010 – Mandela Village, Hammanskraal

Roller Sport South Africa is proud to announce the 2010 South African Open Speed Roller Skating Championship.  With financial assistance from the National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund we are in the position host this exciting event.  The 33rd  annual South African Championships, open to international participation, will take place in Mandela village, Hammanskraal 19 to 21March 2010.

South Africa’s best skaters will face tough competition from world medal winners who have already confirmed their participation in the event.  Local teams from Eastern Cape, Central Gauteng, North West, Northern Gauteng, southern Gauteng, and Western Cape will battle it out to become South African champions.

The championship will be 2 days of racing on the 400m road circuit followed by a 3rd day of long distance racing on the roads of Hammanskraal.

Beginner skaters will compete in the beginner under 13, under 15 and over 15 sections – these sections will be for South African skaters only and as RSSA rules stipulate, a skater may only skate on the RSSA beginner skates and may only compete in this section for 1 year.

More advanced skaters will participate in the under 13, under 15, under 17 and over 17 age groups and top skaters will compete in the junior and senior sections.  Sections and races may be changed depending on the amount of entries received.

Junior and Senior: 200m,   500m,   1000m – same for male and female skaters
Ladies: 3 000m, 5000m –    10 000m (open road)
Men: 5 000m, 10 000m Points   -   Marathon (42km) or 20 000m
5000m mixed Relay

Age groups -   under 13 and under 15, under 17, over 17
500m, 800m, 1000m – male and female
2000m under 13 boys and girls, 3000m under 15 boys and girls,
3000m under 17 and over 17 ladies, 5000m under 17 and over 17 Men
*Open 5000m on open road under 13, 15 boys and girls under 13, 15, 17 and over 17
* Open Marathon or 20km under 17 and over 17 men

Beginner all sections – under 13, under 15 and over 15 : 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 000m &
*OPEN 3000m on open road – same distances for male and female skaters – ONLY SA SKATERS

*OPEN RACES in beginner and age groups mean all ages will compete against each other in the specific race.  All ages are determined on the 1st of January 2010.

Additional information

Official hotel  – Kwalata Game Ranch (www.kwalata.co.za).
An outstanding hotel in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, the entrance of the reserve is less than 2km from the championship venue.
Teams can stay in the Phiri school camp with dormitory style chalets or in the luxury Main camp in private chalets.
Phiri camp offers very basic accommodation (it is built for school groups) and has shared bathroom facilities.
The 2 camps are very close to each other, everybody will still have their meals together at the main camp.  It is terefore possible to split your team if some want to stay at a different camp.
All the SA skaters will be in the Phiri camp. If International skaters want to stay at the Phiri camp we will also accommodate them even if they are not 10 persons. Accommodation tariffs includes buffet breakfast and buffet dinner.
A light lunch will be provided at the venue  during the championship.
Roller Sport South Africa will handle all the bookings.

Contact us on rssa@tiscali.co.za  or +27 12 5672229  /  skype:  Wendy  Gila

Price of accommodation
Phiri camp – dormitories R 320.00 per person per night – 10 – 12 skaters per chalet – bunk beds
Main camp- luxury: PRICES ARE IN SOUTH AFRICAN RAND (ZAR) +- R 7.50 to 1US$
Single:    R 760.00 per night  (+-100US$)
Double:  R 660 per person per night
Family room:  One double bed and 2 single 3 -4 persons R 660 per person per night
Halaal meals available at an addition R 60 per person per meal

Included in the accommodation price:
We will meet you  at the Johannesburg OR Tambo airport and travel with you to Kwalata.
Breakfast and dinner at the hotel and a light lunches at the championship
Transport  between the venue and hotel
A Game drive in the Dinokeng Game Reserve
A township tour will be arranged on the day before the championship
Final party
Transfers to OR Tambo airport on departure

Gold, silver and bronze  medals will be awarded for each race.  An overall  champion will be annaounced in the  junior and senior sections.
The top South African skater in each section will receive a trophy as South African champion for the section.

There will be stalls selling curio and other interesting articles during the championship.

Totally optional  !!!!!  We will visit  a local creche and from past experience you might want to bring small gifts for the kids, they are absolutely adorable and any help they receive is much appreciated.   It is a rural area and the people do not have much.   Books, pencils, paint, clothes etc. Is much needed and you can make a child very happy with a small contribution. Most of the children are between 2 and 6 years old.  On my last visit we arrived during their afternoon sleeping time, all the kids were sleeping on the cold cement floors with no pillows, I personally want  to try and buy some small foam matressess to give to the school.  If anybody would like to contribute please let me know.

I can organise an additional trips for 2 – 3 days to Sun City (a world famous  holiday resort)  if there are any persons interested.  Let me know and I will get a quote.


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