Tournament 10th March 2012

Harvey Dinkele of the Bury St Edmunds Club had a good day winning 3 titles :

Boys Singles, Handicap Singles and with Callum Wilkinson the Doubles. In the Boys Singles he first beat Louis Gilham and then Leo Charlesworth before meeting Tom Reeve of Gt Barton Fusion. In a close match Harvey won the first leg  11-5 with Tom coming back to win the next leg 11-8 but Harvey kept his nerve to win the 3rd leg 11-6. In the other semi final Callum Wilkinson beat the younger brother Adam Reeve 11-9 11-6. The final saw Harvey beat his teammate Callum by 2 legs to love. Though the first leg was close with Harvey winning it 11-8 but the second leg saw Harvey get a good start and ended up a 11-3 winner.

In the Handicap Singles the players were given a handicap score of between 0 and 17 according to their results in the league throughout the season and the winning score was 21. Harvey was on a 0 score but he beat Emma Baker(9)  from Stowmarket and Tom Shea(14) from Rougham before meeting Mark Read(12) from EllesmereMark Read in the semi final where he narrowly won 22-20. In the other semi final Tom Bicknell(10) from Ellesmere Club beat Callum Wilkinson(1) 21-15. The final saw Harvey overcome the 10 start to win it by 21 points to fifteen.

The Doubles went according to the seeding, Harvey and Callum first beat Mark Read/Nathan Johnson from Ellesmere and then in the semi final beat Andy Marshall/Bradley Troughton from Rougham. Meanwhile brothers Tom and Adam Reeve beat Natalie Wills/Hannah Stokes from Amberfield. The final saw Harvey and Callum too strong for Tom and Adam and they won 11-6 and 11-5.

The Girls Singles was played on a round robin system with Emma Baker from Stowmarket, Riya Kumar and Anna Ridsdill-Smith from Rougham and Natalie Wills and Hannah Stokes from Amberfield. After some intriguing games with everybody playng everybody, the winner was Emma and the runner up Hannah.

Adam Reeve got his well deserved trophy when he won the Under 13's title. Firstly he beat Quinn Godfrey from Bury and then Tom Raine from Ellesmere. The other finalist was Hannah Stokes from Amberfield who beat Aiden Stibbs from Rougham and Tom Pizey from Ellesmere. In the final Adam won the first leg 12-10 but Hannah fought back to take the next leg 11-3 but the 3rd and final leg went completely the other way with Adam coming through 11-4. 

Natalie got her revenge from losing to Hannah in the Girls Singles by beating her in the final of the Second Division Singles. On her way to the final Natalie beat Tom Shea and Mark Read whilst Hannah beat Quinn Godfrey and Aiden Stibbs. In the final Natalie was on fire beating her teammate 11-2 and 11-5.

After the competition the presentation of the trophies by Ray Diffey.

As well as the winners from above all the players who had played in the league were given a certificate and the winners of the leagues were presented with their medals.

Finally the man of the match trophy was presented, this is voted for by the players after every league match. For the first time we didnt have a clear winner in fact there were 6 players with the same number of votes. Eventually it was decided to give it to Quinn Godfrey of the Bury Club.

Author: via Suffolk and Cambs Junior Table Tennis League
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