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No live Esports tournament at CT10s, but fans can still enjoy Esports vibe

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The organisers of the Cape Town 10s, the pre-eminent annual social sport and lifestyle event, are always looking for innovative ways to innovate and appeal to an even wider and bigger audience and in 2019 one of the ways they are doing this is through including an Esports element to the festival.

“The face of sport, especially among young people, is changing. By including Esports in the Tens Series, we are keeping up with the top global trends in sport,” says Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of Old School Group, the organisers of the event.

“In 2019, the Tens, WiFi-IT and Mettlestate created a partnership to include Esports in this traditionally outdoor sports festival series and to introduce participants, fans and consumers to the growing gaming industry. However, we have had to delay our very exciting partnership due to some technical aspects with regards to the tournament.”

Although there will still be Esports Zone at the Cape Town 10s, with big screens live streaming the action, two MCs, an entertainment area and an Esports activation, the qualifying teams will now compete for their share of the prize in an online tournament in the Mettlestate studio in Johannesburg as apposed to the live arena at the event. The R100 000 prize pool (courtesy of WIFI-IT Events) is still up for grabs for our four qualifying teams – it’s just the format in which they’ll play that’ll change.

“We know that nothing beats the experience and vibe of a LAN event, but, given the circumstances, this was the best outcome we could reach with all parties involved. We apologise to those fans who were looking forward to seeing the gamers live, and hope that they will still visit the Esports Zone to experience what this growing craze is all about,” added Odendaal.

If you’ve already purchased tickets to attend the Cape Town 10s, you’re still in for a treat because there’s loads to check out and enjoy, including epic live sports, 18 music acts and some of SA’s biggest sports and entertainment stars.

Join up to 4,000 sportsmen and women participating in eight different sport codes and an expected 25,000 fans at the Hamilton Rugby Club in Cape Town from 1 to 2 February and experience the fun, games and gees.

For more info, check out https://capetown.10s.co.za/

Event Details

Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019

Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point

Price: From R50 for children (13-17 years); R140 for students and R150 for adults.

Tickets: Quicket (https://www.quicket.co.za/events/60577-cape-town-10s-2019/#/)

For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/

Social media

Twitter: @CapeTown10s

Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetown10s

Instagram: @capetown10s

Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group www.oldschoolgroup.co.za

 

Rugby Royalty Converge on Cape Town 10s

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Rugby royalty will converge on Cape Town during the first weekend of February for the 11th edition of the popular annual Cape Town 10s tournament.

Rugby enthusiasts should ensure that they do not miss the rugby highlight of the year when they will have the opportunity to watch and mingle with some of the legends of the game, including current and former Springboks Siya Kolisi, Eben Etzebeth, Bryan Habana, Bob Skinstad, Bakkies Botha, Robbie Fleck, Bolla Conradie and Jongi Nokwe.

The Cape Town 10s is the preeminent annual social sport and lifestyle event and will host nine different sport codes and 18 music acts at the Hamilton Rugby Club in Cape Town from 1 to 2 February.

As a winner of the 2016 Discovery Sport Industry Award for Best Live Experience Event, the organisers are always looking for innovative ways to include even more participants, and this year they are doing it again by hosting an eSports tournament as well as the first ever “Run The 10s” event – a 5.5 km run through the Cape Town Stadium and along the well-known Sea Point Promenade.

The exciting 10s rugby tournament remains one of the event’s biggest draw cards and professional as well as amateur rugby players will give fans much to cheer about over two days of blistering rugby action, including seven finals on the Saturday.

Celebrity coach and former Springbok Bryan Habana’s Oakheart VIP Invitational Team will feature a star-studded cast of former Springboks and provincial players such as Jongi Nokwe, Bolla Conradie, Henno Mentz, Andries Strauss and Hanyani Shimange, to name but a few.

Also in action will be the Espolon Etzebeth BARbarians, coached by Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth, the Ubumbo Legends, coached by Stormers hooker Scara Ntubeni, and the Abantwana Bomgquba, coached by current Springbok captain Siya Kolisi.

Another team to watch out for is the Old School Celebs Rugby Team, coached and captained by local comedian and actor Siv Ngesi and featuring various actors, musicians, and other celebrity players like former PSL football player Ryan Botha, rapper Jack Parow, Espresso host Graeme Richards, and comedian Rob van Vuuren.

“We are pleased to host the cream of South African rugby – past, present and future – as well as the rugby-loving public at the Cape Town 10s this year,” says Gerhardi Odendaal of the Old School Group, organiser of the festival.

“Fans only need to look at the list of attendees to know that they will be mingling with rugby royalty at this year’s event. Off-the-field fun includes the opportunity to get your favourite rugby memorabilia signed by former and current professional rugby players from the Springboks, England, Saracens, Stormers, Lions, Sharks and Bulls. So, bring that rugby ball, sports cap or t-shirt and get your favourite players’ signatures!”

“We are also pleased to welcome more than 400 teams at this year’s event, including regular competitors like the Steamers, winners of the prize for Best Dressed team nine years in a row, and the Westcoast Crew, who has featured in the final multiple times. Will this year be their year to lift the trophy?”

The Friday Superhero Dress-up at the Cape Town 10s is in a class of its own and there is nothing stopping the spectators from dressing up as their favourite characters too. Prizes are huge and expectations are high. Catch the elusive Siv Ngesi in his Super Man cloak – he is everywhere …

Social rugby teams from all over South Africa will compete in seven different divisions, including a Vets division, expected to attract former international and provincial players, a Social division, and a Premier 10s division, featuring cup winners from various 10s and 7s tournaments throughout South Africa.

To add spice to the event, former Springbok lock Bakkies Botha will launch his new boerewors brand over the weekend.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Tickets are selling fast. Buy yours here.

Event Details:

Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019

Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point

Price: From R50 for children (13-17 years); R140 for students and R150 for adults.

Tickets: Quicket (https://www.quicket.co.za/events/60577-cape-town-10s-2019/#/)

For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/

Social media:

Twitter: @CapeTown10s

Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetown10s

Instagram: @capetown10s

Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group. www.oldschoolgroup.co.za

Enter Cape Town 10s, pay with Spot and WIN R10,000!

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Hey there 10s Family

We hope you’re well into your training and getting ready for the big event at the beginning of Feb. Here’s some really exciting news we’d like to share with you…

As you know Virgin Money Spot is the official payment partner for Cape Town 10s this year. This means that when you buy a weekend pass ticket through Quicket, using the Virgin Money Spot app, you stand the chance to WIN some awesome prizes! (Ts & Cs apply)

There are prizes for two lucky winners up for grabs at the draws, which will take place on the 18th January and the 29th January 2019.

At each draw the prizes are:

  • Ticket upgrade from weekend pass to VIP tickets for the winner & plus 1
  • R10,000 cash

Pretty awesome right?

So don’t wait. Get your friends and family buying their weekend passes through Quicket using Virgin Money Spot today and get entered into the lucky draw.  All you have to do is download Virgin Money Spot from your app store. Link your banking details or internet enabled bank card and then buy your weekend pass.

To buy your weekend pass, go here and when it asks you for payment information select Virgin Money Spot. After clicking “Complete order”, you will be shown a QR code which you can scan in the Virgin Money Spot app to complete your payment.

And you’re entered. Easy.

You don’t want to miss out! Come join us for a weekend of fun, gees, music, live entertainment, sports and so much more.

Event Details:

  • Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019
  • Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point
  • Price: from R140

For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/

  • Twitter: @CapeTown10s
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetown10s
  • Instagram: @capetown10s
  • Official event hashtags: #CapeTown10s #IAm10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group www.oldschoolgroup.co.za

For any media enquiries please contact: Sue Anderson sue@oldschoolgroup.co.za

Be the first to Run The 10s

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(South Africa, January 2019)

Like all children, this baby just continues to grow. Backed by a highly competent and enthusiastic team, the Cape Town 10s sports and lifestyle festival has added an exciting new 5.5km run into the successful mix of rugby, netball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball as well as esports!

Yes, yes, we all know what your next question is going to be… Why 5.5kms and not 10kms?

Well, the truth of it is that since its inception, the goal of the 10s Series has been to make the event as inclusive as possible. We want to offer people from all walks of life, level of skill and fitness an opportunity to take part in both the sport and fun aspect of the 10s. While we may introduce a 10km run in the future, just like all of you seeking to shake off the festive season slump and get fit – it’s a process and we are building up to get there.

But for now, there is a lot to look forward to in this 5.5km trot in arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

For starters it is the first Run The 10s event. When you enter and take part in the future Run The 10s you will forever have bragging rights that claim you participated in the inaugural event. But what’s more, is it is the first running event that takes runners in and around the Green Point Stadium.

Opened in 2009 and built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup, running through the stadium that has hosted famous celebrities like Justin Bieber, U2 and Eminem to name a few, is reason enough to stop reading and enter!

…then carry on reading again because what you get for the R200 entry is mind-blowing:

  • Saturday entry into the Cape Town 10s (valued at R280!)
  • Finish line refreshment
  • A goodie bag comprising a pair of Versus socks, Run The 10s Cap and Ramble drawstring bag
  • Live entertainment (up to 25 live bands)
  • The opportunity to mingle with celebrities 

It really is a steal.

Now, let’s talk route. The run starts with a lap around the Cape Town Athletics Stadium, exits the stadium and goes onto the main attraction – the Green Point Stadium. After a lap in the Green Point Stadium runners will exit and continue passed the festival grounds (where they will later enjoy the amazing live acts) and head onto the promenade which boasts picturesque views of the mountain, stadium and Atlantic Ocean (keep an eye out for a number of public art installations en-route).

Fun fact about the promenade: Building for the 11km-long promenade began in 1920 and continued for 10 years until completion… 10 years to build and the first Run The 10s on our 10-year anniversary… it seems fitting!

The section along the prom continues until the lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse on the South African coast – and then runners will turn off towards the Green Point Urban Park. This park was declared a heritage site in 2016 and offers a view of the iconic Table Mountain declared one of the 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012! Finally, runners will end up at the festival grounds where finishers are given refreshments and the first 500 entrants receive their goodies bags.

So yes, it may only be 5.5kms, but it’s 5.5kms of rich history, jaw-dropping views, awesome vibe and great value for money!

Don’t miss out!  Enter here.

Event Details:

  • Date: 2 February 2019
  • Venue: Green Point Athletics Stadium
  • Time: 8am
  • Price: R200
  • Prize breakdown: First male and female over the line, best dressed male and female & first 500 entrants get goodie bags to the value of R450

For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/

  • Twitter: @CapeTown10s
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetown10s
  • Instagram: @capetown10s
  • Official event hashtags: #capetown10s #IAM10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group www.oldschoolgroup.co.za

For any media enquiries please contact: Sue Anderson sue@oldschoolgroup.co.za

Join the Revolution. #Iam10s

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The Cape Town 10s team unveils the faces behind the 10s

(South Africa, December 2018)

The Cape Town 10s is more than just an annual social sports and lifestyle festival. In terms of success, the growth speaks for itself. Emerging as a relatively small rugby tournament, evolving into a multi-sport event featuring top local music acts, achieving winner of the 2016 Discovery Sport Industry Awards for “Best Live Experience” Event in South Africa and now after 10 years, continuing in this vain.

Yes, these are impressive accolades, but 10s is also about the everyday faces behind the brand.

The series grew from a passion for rugby, team camaraderie and a love for leading an active lifestyle well-balanced with fun and good times.

The team behind the 10s holds these values at the center. Old School Group (OSG) is 10s and they are passionate about what 10s has become and what it means to everyone who forms a part of the 10s family.

When it comes to OSG, this small, close-knit unit of young, enthusiastic and active individuals are 10s (#WeAre10s) but 10s has extended itself to all of YOU: the fans, the teams, the players, the friends, families, supporters…

“10s is all about offering people from all walks of life, level of skill and fitness the opportunity to compete in sport, make friends, relax and have fun in an environment where the experience of the contestant is the number one priority. We want to introduce the team behind the 10s in order to create a more personal connection with the 10s brand and allow people to intimately engage with the 10s. The aim of the campaign is to encourage our fans to talk about their personal experiences, share stories and explain why they are 10s,” says Gerhardi Odendaal, CEO of Old School Group.

In order to share what #Iam10s means to you, the team appeals to members of the 10s family to share:

Send the 10s team a short video OR image + caption (A personal story / memory from the 10s; Your favourite aspect of the 10s; A funny moment / emotional moment / celebratory moment; Etc.)

Share videos on your personal social feeds

Tag @capetown10s and hashtag #iam10s #capetown10s

Backed by a great team and made awesome by loving fans, who wouldn’t want to experience the 10s vibe underpinned by fun, friendships, sports and a couple of cold ones?

If you want to experience something like this and join the #Iam10s community get your ticket here.

Event Details:

  • Dates: 1 & 2 February 2019
  • Venue: Hamilton Rugby Club in Green Point
  • Price: from R140
  • Tickets: Quicket

For more info visit the website: https://capetown.10s.co.za/

  • Twitter: @CapeTown10s
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/capetown10s
  • Instagram: @capetown10s
  • Official event hashtag: #capetown10s #Iam10s

The event is owned and proudly managed by Old School Group. www.oldschoolgroup.co.za

 For any media enquiries please contact: Sue Anderson sue@oldschoolgroup.co.za, 082 890 4878