Update 5th November
Kaine MacDonald of Middlesbrough triumphed in the Junior Boys event at the Cramlington 2 Star tournament sponsored by aalco when he beat another Cleveland player Jack Cope in the final. Both semis were exciting affairs with MacDonald winning in five games against Keir Morton of Dumfries and Cope doing likewise against Washington’s Robert Renton. In the final MacDonald took the first two ends comfortably before Cope pulled one back and came close in the fourth game but lost out 12 – 10.
Cope’s younger brother overcame the Scottish challengers by defeating James Forrest of Dunblane in the Semis and then taking the title with a victory over Morton after being two games down. He also featured in the final of the Under 13 boys which saw him take on another Scot, Danny Bajwa. This time he went two up but Bajwa came back strongly to win an exciting match.
The Under 12 Boys title went to Peter Smallcombe of Jarrow with Darlington’s Jamie Peacock the runner up.
Carl Draper of Bishop Auckland triumphed in the Junior Boys Plate event beating Matt Oldfield in the final.
Amy Webster of Billingham won the Junior Girls round robin contest with Madelaine Dunn of Thornaby finishing second. Dunn, however won the Cadet Girls title with Katie Peacock of Darlington the runner up.
Jessica Dunn beat Brandon’s Rebecca Harrison to claim the Junior Girls Plate.
It was Cup week in the Northumbria League and the young Cramlington Magpies team of Richard and Peter Anderson along with Elliott Dorrington made the most of their handicap starts to pull off a surprise win over North Fire A team.Springwell and YMCA North Tyneside had a closely fought match with Springwell edging home 5 – 4 after the YM come from 4 – 2 down to level matters.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League