Tournament held at Collyers Sixth Form College, Horsham. Nine tables were in
fully in use all day. There were the following categories, with no. of entrants
in brackets: Boys U11s (7), Boys U13s (18), Boys U15s (18), Boys U18s (21),
Girls U15s (7), Girls U18s (7). There were not enough entrants to run Girls U11s
or Girls U13s.
(Ca) in the semi-final and then won 3-1 in the final vs second seed, Chamika
Weerasinghe (K). Weerasinghe had beaten Nikit Sajiv (Sy) in straight sets in the
other semi. Boston beat Sajiv 11-4 in the decider in the third place play-off to
get the bronze. Louis Price (Dv) won the consolation final vs Harry Filson
impressively, won the event without conceding an end. In the quarters he
defeated Ryan Darwen (Sx), before beating Weerasinghe again in the semi. His
final opponent was Yaj Vashee (Ha), who had knocked out the no. 1 seed, Harry
Nicholls (Co) by 11-8 in the fifth set. Weerasinghe took third place by default,
as Nicholls had to leave. Thomas Arnott (K) turned the tables in the consolation
final, by beating Louis Zanden (Sx), whom he had lost to in the group.
expectations, by taking the gold medal. He beat his three knockout opponents all
in four games, Dexter Sherin (Sx), James Corner (Mi) and Jay Ghazi-Timms (Mi) in
the final. Ghazi-Timms had reached the final with knockout wins over George Long
(Mi) and second seed Artur Caltabiano (Ha). Caltabiano won the bronze medal
match vs Corner. Vashee was too strong for Teddy Sonin (Mi) in the consolation
club-mates Gem Ryder and Jake Mitchell (both Sy) on the way to the final. Ryder
extended him to five games before losing 11-4 in the decider. However unseeded
Ghazi-Timms, having lost to fourth seed Mitchell in the group, then over came
Jermaine Fearon (E) and second seed Artur Caltabiano (Ha) in the quarters,
before losing 11-9 in the fifth to third seed, Daniel Pound (Sx). The final was
another five-setter, with Pound going 2-1 up in games, before being pegged back
11-8, 11-7 in games four and five. Unsurprisingly the bronze medal match was
another close one, with Ghazi-Timms getting revenge on Mitchell 7 in the fifth.
In the consolation event Richard Pelc (Sy) beat Andrew Jackson (Sy) in straight
sets in the final.
(Bu) in the semi-final and Juliette Moussarie (Sy) in the final. However
Moussarie had caused a mini-upset in the other semi, beating no. 2 seed Shristi
Ghosh (Bu) 12-10 in the fifth. Ghosh won the third place play-off. Megan
Ashfield (Bu) beat Charlotte Boston (Ca) in the consolation final.
U18s, again Joubeily was not challenged. In fact all of the nine matches she
played on the day were straight set victories for her, which was very
impressive. This time she beat Moussarie in the semi final and Ghosh in the
final. Ghosh had knocked out Walker in the other semi. Rutna Vashee (Ha) won the
consolation final at the expense of Ruth Marsden (K).
Main Draw: Shaquille Webb-Dixon (Sy) beat Dan Pound (Sx) 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7
Consolation: Richard Pelc (Sy) beat Andrew Jackson (Sy) 11-4, 11-8, 11-9