PBHSOB
PRETORIA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION
SUMMER SPORTS DAY

Dear Old Boy

Summer Sports' Day 2019 will take place on Saturday 12 January at Pretoria Boys' High School.

The following sporting activities will be on offer:

Basketball
Cricket
Cross Country
Squash
Tennis
Table Tennis
Water Polo
Fencing

The following additional activities will be on offer:

Chess
Bridge
Fantasy War Games
Photography
Sketching

We look forward to see a great turnout of Old Boys supporting each other and the school!

In order to secure your place at Summer Sports' Day 2019, we encourage you to please complete an entry form and return it to info@pbhsob.com as soon as possible or for more information, please contact the following persons:

SPORT NAME  CONTACT
Water Polo Luvuyo Rubushe waterpolo@boyshigh.com
Squash Craig Stephens cstephens@boyshigh.com
Cross Country Lincoln Keeton LKeeton@boyshigh.com
Basketball Rob Fourie rfourie@boyshigh.com
Tennis Gerald Stoffberg gerald.stoffberg.pbhs@gmail.com
Table Tennis Chan Dowra CDowra@boyshigh.com
Fencing Nick Zambara nzambara@boyshigh.com
     
Chess Jeanne De Meillon jdemeillon@boyshigh.com
Bridge Chris Davies cdavies@boyshigh.com
Sketching Debbie Cloete dcloete@boyshigh.com
Photography Joni Jones jjones@boyshigh.com
Fantasy War Games Brenda Bopape bbopape@boyshigh.com

Click here to for more information on Summer Sports Day 2019. For any additional queries, please email info@pbhsob.com


A LOOK BACK...
CRICKET

First Cricket Team - The Pretorian 1969

First Cricket Team - The Pretorian 1999

INSECTS

The day K.E.S. came over the Headmaster told us that we must have no cockroaches; what he meant by this was boys creeping away in the shadows. He took the precaution of locking the sheds though; but he forgot that cockroaches are small, so they climbed through the wire, got on their bicycles and returned the same way. I think the Headmaster should have laid some cockroach powder around in the shadows.

D. MITCHELL Form IIID - The Pretorian 1959


BASKETBALL

First Basketball Team - The Pretorian 1999

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Pretorian 1989

The Photographic Society - The Pretorian 2009
L: "Kloubouter" - Photo by Francois Retief taken at "Mystic Monkeys". R: "Swan Lake - Photo by Garron Cloete taken at "Mystic Monkeys" - The Pretorian 2009

CROSS COUNTRY

The start of the cross country 1979

UNNECESSARY LABOUR

On Monday most of the school gathered to make themselves unnecessarily tired by running three and a half miles. This is commonly known as the cross country.

R. STEYN Form IC - The Pretorian 1959

Cross Country Senior Team 2009


Hatstand
Lap-counter stand
Programme holder
Ash tin
Bell stand
Refreshment stand
Finishing post

- The Pretorian 1959


SQUASH

First Team Squash 2009

WATER POLO

First Team Water Polo - The Pretorian 1989

"That boy. You need to shave - NOW!" (Mr McBride coaching at the water polo pool) - The Pretorian 2009

TENNIS

Tennis First Team - The Pretorian 1999

Tennis First Team - The Pretorian 2009

ART

Art Workshop - The Pretorian 1999

MODERN ART

At first glance, a piece of modern art seems to be only a series of conflicting greens and reds. Should you, however, stand and study such a painting you will slowly understand the inner feeling the artist had when he created his work. Then only do you appreciate it, for in modern art is not only the visible represented but also the invisible.

In a painting of, say, a woman you may see it as abstract but the artist has painted her thoughts into the picture.

We, at Pretoria Boys High School, are fortunate in having a well-liked and well-known artist, Mr Walter Battis, with us. In his own words he says:

"My aim is to make a synthesis in my art between the visible and the suggestions of eternity hidden in man. I am sure that in time all humanity will come, at least to understand if not to love, modern art."

R. VAN DEN BERG Form IV D - The Pretorian 1959


- The Pretorian 1989

TABLE TENNIS

Table Tennis Results - The Pretorian 1969

Table Tennis First Team - The Pretorian 2009

A BANNED SPORT

It is a common sight to see, behind the swimming baths at break, a strenuous cone fight in progress. It is an unwritten law not to throw young green cones, but, usually when nobody is looking, some sly fellows indulge in the unlawful fun of trying to break an opponent's skull with some of the fallen green cones. This game is exciting in the extreme, for one never knows when one is going to be hit. Even the spectators have the thrill of this uncertainty. Usually the sides are of equal strength; but occasionally one side is too strong for their opponents, and the unfortunate weaker side has to take to its heels. (This is a bit of history. The sport described above has not been banned.)

I.M. PRETORIUS - The Pretorian 1949


FENCING

Fencing - The Pretorian 2009

CHESS

The Chess Club is a very informal affair. There are no statutes, no fees, no secretary or chairman, no fixed membership. Last year there was a nucleus of about 15 regulars with a fluctuating sprinkling of casuals.

There is a lot of enthusiasm, although the talent is mixed. A Brick (Form III F) is our best player and last year came in second in the School Tournament, arranged by the Netherlands Max Euwe Club. At the other end of the ladder are beginners who do not mind if they lose every game as long as they can play and get more practice. Between these extremes we have every shade of talent and experience.

In our matches against other schools we again lost against Hor Seuns; an excursion to Bronkhorstspruit ended also in defeat, but the results were much more encouraging than before - it was not a complete walk-over this time.

The atmosphere is not always ruled by complete silence as an adult chess club would keep; occasionally there is quite a lot of chatter and hilarity, but we see to it that the game does not suffer.

1960 has started well. The turn-out is much increased - the new Form I's show remarkable interest, swelling our numbers to well over 30 regulars.

"CHESS NOTES" - W.J.S - The Pretorian 1959


Chess A Team - The Pretorian 1999

BRIDGE

Bridge Club - The Pretorian 2009

FANTASY WAR GAMES

Fantasy War Games - The Pretorian 2009

REGALIA

Purchase regalia items via the Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys' Association online shop on the AlumNet portal or email info@pbhsob.com for more information. Regalia will be on sale at Summer Sports Day 2019. Card and cash facilities will be available.

Please note Regalia is only available to PBHSOB Association Life Members.

"Old Boyz" items are available to all Old Boys of Pretoria Boys High School. Life Members of the PBHSOB Association can purchase these items online. Old Boys must please email their queries to info@pbhsob.com


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