Participation by Malaysian Teams in the All Cape

With due regard to the consultations yesterday between the Presidents of the constituent districts of the All Cape Board regarding the above matter, a decision has been reached and conveyed to all players this morning. It reads as follows:


With regard to the participation of Malaysian teams in this year’s All Cape, the controlling body for this tournament, the ALL CAPE BOARD, has taken note of the various complaints received about the entry of teams from outside South Africa.
With due regard to the wider implications of allowing international teams to enter this tournament against club teams, it has been decided that, since they have been included in the draw, they are allowed to play, but will not qualify for the play-off stage of the tournament. At the end of sectional play on Thursday morning, their scores will be expunged (annulled), with the effect that only the results of games involving non-Malaysian teams will count in determining the outcome of sections in which Malaysian teams have played.
The BOARD wishes to emphasise that this decision has been taken after consultation with all relevant parties and in the interest of the All Cape tournament as such”.

It has subsequently been learned that the Malaysian ladies teams have withdrawn from the rest of the tournament, i.e. this morning’s game. The Malaysian men’s teams have also withdrawn from the tournament.

Thank you for your input in this regard.

Kind regards

Koos Louw
2017 All Cape Tournament Committee


Just to clarify the zones for the All Cape:

The eastern zone comprise clubs like Sedgefield, Knysna, Leisure Isle and Plettenberg Bay. The western zone will be Great Brak, Vista (Little Brak), Hartenbos and Mossel Bay. George and Outeniqua will be utilized either west or east, depending on the number of entries per zone. Another option for teams is to specifically indicate that they would like to play in Oudtshoorn. If there are enough teams to make up two sections in Oudtshoorn, they will play exclusively in Oudtshoorn. As long as everybody understands that, whilst every effort will be made to comply with the preference of teams, no guarantee as to the zone into which teams will be drawn can be given and the organizing committee reserves the right to draw teams into zones to best suit the tournament.