Wrexham Junior Gold
The first Junior event of 2018, Wrexham Junior Gold, took place last weekend at Glyndwr University.
competed from NEWBA, NW Wales, Hereford, Abergavenny, Penarth, Borth and
Cheshire. The U15 boys entry was good, as was the U17 boys and girls. The
overall standard was high with numerous very close scores and exciting rallies;
players demonstrated skill, fitness and determination.
entered the U15 boys singles and in the semis Liam Hird beat fellow Mold member
Matthew Swash 15-7,15-10 and
Nye Bennett (Hereford) narrowly beat Max Gilbert
(Prestatyn) 15-13,15-12. Hird won the Gold - beating Bennett 15-9,15-12. Then 4
pairs entered the doubles. Hird and Swash won the Gold beating runners-up
Bennett and Dylan Turvey (Hereford) 15-8,15-9.
entered the U17 boys singles. It was very close and exciting with 6 rubbers
going to 3 games and many decided 15-14. Alfie Moorcroft (Flint) and William
Vaughan (Hereford) both won 4 rubbers, losing one. Moorcroft became Gold champion
on the strength of beating Vaughan 15-13 in their third game! 3rd
was Shamanth Moodalbyle (Mold) with 3 wins; Charlie Cahill (CQ) was 4th
with 2 wins; Kieran Gullick (Hereford) 5th with 2 wins; James
Maddocks (CQ) was 6th but only lost to Gullick by one point!
Moorcroft and Cahill became doubles champions beating Vaughan and Maddocks in
another cliffhanger 14-15,15-13,15-14. In 3rd place Moodalbyle and stand
in Josh Barton (Hereford) took a game off the runners-up – a real fighting
6 entered the
U17 girls singles. Hereford’s Vicky Beavan (despite having 3 rubbers going to
3) was a worthy champion beating runner-up Emily Carpenter (Ashton)
12-15,15-4,15-7. Jess Ding (CQ) came 3rd and had a fantastic battle
to beat Cherisse Lau (Penarth) in 4th place 15-14,12-15,15-14. The
girls doubles Gold was won by Beavan and Lau beating runners-up Carpenter and
3 pairs entered
the mixed doubles. Triple Gold champion Beavan partnered Vaughan to beat
Gullick and Emily Goode (Penarth) 15-6,15-8.
Thanks to all
competitors and parents and Ron Evans and his team of helpers.
A full list of results can be viewed here.