The Junior Singles was won by Jack Hannaford (ECFC), narrowly beating Marcus Lee (West Exe)in the final game. Both semi finals were also close with Jack beating Ethan Allen (King's) and Marcus defeating Ollie Gould (West Exe). In the Consolation Singles Benjamin Richmond (ECFC) beat Yana Tushingham (Exmouth) in another terrific match.
Under 12 Winner was Marcus Lee, and the Girls Winner was Lauren Loosemore.
Well done to all these juniors who impressed all of us watching with both the standard of their table-tennis and the spirit in which they played.. supported as required by parents/carers and coaches!
Number one seed, Lara Gimbuta, had to withdraw at the last minute due to an unfortunate transport problem. Lara is ranked Number 4 in England for Under 11s and will compete in the National Championships in June.
Thanks to Penny, Roger and all the volunteeers for organizing an excellent tournament, and special thanks to Newton St Cyres for all the cake, tea and biscuits!
--original article 28 Jan--
As part of our renewed junior table-tennis initiative we are holding a pilot Exeter Junior Championships. All local junior players (under 18 on 31 Dec 2015) are eligible.
The event will take place on Sat 12 March 2016, from 2-6pm in Newton St Cyres Parish Hall EX5 5BW. The Parish Hall is in West Town just 100m off the A377 Exeter to Crediton road in the middle of Newton St Cyres. There is a sign from the A377 and, if approaching from Exeter, the turning is to the left.There is a car park on the left hand side just before you reach the hall.
The tournament will be played as a combined Junior Singles, played in groups followed by knock-out and a consolation knock-out.
Entries to Penny please by 1 March, firstname.lastname@example.org including Date of Birth and Parent/Carer contacts.
Entry fees are £3 per player and can be paid on the day.