Gloucestershire Schools Individual Championship report
This championship tournament was very well attended with 45 players competing in 6 events to win the privilege of representing the county in the National Schools final in April. For the first time in a number of years it was great to see a third of the players were girls. As usual all matches were keenly fought by newcomers and established players alike.
Three of the events started with group play and went on to knockouts, with finals between fellow county squad players. Congratulations to :
Boys Under 16 - Sam McIvor beat Jon Ramsbotham in 4 (9-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6).
Girls Under 16 - Anna Maria Besarabova beat Charlotte Sparrow in 3 (12-10, 11-3, 11-6).
Boys Under 13 - Tom Powlesland beat Benjamin Greve in 5 (11-6, 11-1, 6-11, 8-11, 11-7).
The three remaining events were run in groups with the group winners being declared champions. Well done to the following :
Boys Under 19 - Marcus Holba (winner), Jamie Chinn-Brown (runner up)
Boys Under 11 - Charlie Davidson (winner), Jake Davidson (runner up)
Girls Under 13 - Sophie Webster (winner), May Kemp (runner up)
A big thanks goes to Annie Powlesland who manned the control desk and Chris Varley, Eddie Roofe and Mary Holba who did the majority of umpiring during semi-finals and finals.
Here is link to gallery of winners photos: