Junior championships 2018-19

First of all I would like to congratulate all the winners for their achievement. I would also like to thank all players for turning up and giving their best in each game, the committee and volunteers that helped organise and run the tournament and of course Cheltenham Table Tennis Club for giving us the opportunity to run this event in their great facilities.

On the Tuesday 26th of March, 3 events were hold with all participants turning up and giving their best in the U11; U13 and U18. Due to low entries in the U11 and U13 we decided to play both on the same. Winner of the U11 and U13 Charlie Davidson was relatively unchallenged during both age groups. In the U18 Chris Austin lived up to his number 1 seeding by winning the tournament undefeated, while Liu Huayhoa (Dou-Dou) came second after overcoming second seed Dinula Gomes who came 3rd in the End.

On Friday the 29th of March, there was only U15 left to play, due to many players not turning up, a late start and change of format was needed. In the end everyone played everyone in a big group of 7. Liu Huayhoa (Dou-Dou) won the U15 with some very impressive Table Tennis and with only losing a single set. However the race for the runners up spot was on till the last round, where Oliver Allenby and Ben Gibson both with only one loss at the time had to battle out the runner-up spot. In an emotional and well played match Ben Gibson overcame Oliver Allenby to secure the runner-up spot.

Cristoph Zickert, Organiser

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