Bribar Plymouth Junior 2 Star Table Tennis Tournament 1st November 2015
On Sunday the 1st November, the second Open Junior Table Tennis Tournament was held at Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth. The tournament saw over 60 young players from around the country fight to win the titles for their age group.
The day began with the under 11 boy’s tournament seeing Gloucestershire’s Benjamin Greve play Somerset’s Bertie Kelly in the final. After a hard fought game it was Bertie who came out the victor, taking the title back to Somerset for a second time this season. Next saw Stanley Shilton winning the under 13’s boys final, beating Bertie Kelly in a closely fought final game.
The boys under 15’s game saw Kai Major from Dorset take on Joe Walker from Essex. After an exciting final match, it was Joe who managed to beat Kai winning the under 15’s title. In the final boy’s game of the day, Kai Major from Dorset took on Plymouth Talent Squad Player Edward Haskell for the final title. It was Edward Haskell who was too strong for Kai, winning the game and bringing the title to Devon.
After outstanding performances for the boys grouping the girl’s games had a lot to live up to and luckily they were just as hotly contested. For the under 13’s girls game, it was Plymouth Talent Squad player Gemma Kerr defending her under 13’s title against Angharad Beman from Cornwall. Nationally ranked Gemma was just too good for Angharad, who won the title for a third time. After winning the under 13’s title, it was Devon’s own Gemma Kerr pitted against Medha Verma from Surrey in the under 15’s final. In an exciting final game it was Gemma winning the title she just lost out on in the last Plymouth 2 star and taking home her second title of the day.
For the final girls game of the day, it was the under 18’s girls final seeing Emily Haskell from Devon pitted against Holly Johns. After a heated game, Emily won the final title and finishing the day on a high.
Along with the older age groups, Joola Plymouth also host a ‘Hope’ tournament for players aged as young as 5. This tournament gives the young ones a chance to play alongside the main tournament, giving them the experience and practise of match play and will hopefully lead them on to the under 11 age groups in the future.
Congratulations to all the players in the tournament who continue to demonstrate their dedication and training in a day of exciting games. Thank you to all those who help to make Joola Plymouth one of the best venues for tournaments in England.
As always, Joola Plymouth Table Tennis |Club is still searching for new players to join our fast growing club. If interested in finding about our sessions and times, please contact Kevin Buddell on 07836 550308 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.