Regional Qualifiers

Sam Lowe and Moke Wharburton have won their respective age groups at the Yorkshire Regional qualifiers at Pontefract at the weekend.
The qualifiers excluded England ranked top 15 players for girls and top 20 for boys who qualify by right.

Sam Lowe won the under 11's boys singles and remained unbeaten. Sam won all his group matches and then
the semi final and final were both won with 3/0 score lines with Sam playing a level above his opponents using
some powerful attacking forehands. He beat team mate Fraser Ives in the final.

Moke Wharburton won the under 13's girls singles by winning all her 4 games 3/0 with her consistent sustained attack proving too much for her useful opponents, leaving her the clear winner.
Moke also was runner up in the under 15's cadets event winning 3 games 3/0 and losing 3/1 to the eventual winner.

Both players have now been invited to regional training at Pontefract where they will mix with some of England's elite top ranked young players which will include England no1 U13 girl Jasmin Wong and no 5 Ruby Chan.

Also representing Scarborough premier club were James Biggs u15, Frazer Ives, Jack Louth and Issac Grunwell U11's.

James Biggs had a tough group with England no 41 cadet Tong Wah Chan in his group.This however spurred James on to a fine performance losing 3/1 in a great game. James won his next match 3/1 and needed to win his last match to qualify for the Semi finals. It turned out to be a pulsating game coming down to the wire in the 5th with James losing out 12/10.
Frazer Ives can take great pride from his performances and in reaching the he final excelled expectations! After losing his opening game to Isaac Grunwell 3/2 in an exicting contrast of styles, Frazer won his remaining 2 group matches to qualify for the semis where he beat  Jack Louth. Isaac also won another group match however he didn't progress to the semi's as 3 players each had won 2 matches and Isaac was an unlucky loser on for/against count back. He did however win the group that followed for none qualifiers and lost only 1 match on the day !
Jack Louth progressed to the semi finals as runner up in the group winning 2 games and losing a tough game to Sam Lowe 3/1 in the group.
He was then beaten in the semi final by Fraser 3/1. Jack then lost in the play off to take 4th position on the day knowing he had not produced his best form, but still managing a high place finish should give him encouragement to use his aggressive style more to realise his potential in competitions.
Author: via Scarborough Table Tennis League
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