A small scale Crawley Circuit event was staged in January to use up tables which were not being used for the Sussex Satellite Grand Prix. It also meant circuit players got the chance to watch the top Grand Prix players in action.
In the morning there were three bands (mini leagues) in action and in the afternoon there were two, and each band had between 5 and 8 junior players. West Chiltington player Matthew Langley played in Band A AM, and brothers James and Stuart Li-Tremble played in Band B PM. The summary of results for each of these bands is as follows:-
Band A AM:
This was a round robin of six players. Top seed Ryan Heselden (St. Leonard’s-On-Sea) won the group, winning all of his matches, but was pushed to five sets by both second seed, Ryan Darwen (Bognor Regis) and surprise package, Matthew Langley (West Chiltington). Langley won four matches, including a quality straight sets win over Darwen, to come second. Darwen came third.
Band B PM:
Ollie Guile (Brighton) was the outright winner in a round robin group of seven players, winning his six matches, only conceding one end. Brothers James and Stuart Li-Tremble (West Chiltington) took second and third place respectively, with older brother James winning a closely contested 11-9 in the fifth match. Stuart had an 11-9 in the fifth set win of his own vs fourth placed, Anna Blackwell (Brighton).