it was a tense and hotly contested affair between Lorraine Summers,
defending champion and Jane Foster, last year’s runner-up. Each
end was very close, with Lorraine taking the first, Jane the next two
and then Lorraine winning the final two, thus pipping Jane to the post
yet again! Congratulations to them both!
The under 15 Championship was played on Wednesday at the Dorset Table Tennis Centre at Grange School in Christchurch. Twelve players turned up for this and I’ve been told by James that it was a super evening. The players were arranged into four groups of three players.
Group 1 consisted of Arthur, Owen & Harvey. Group 2 was made up of Max, Jamie M & Joe. Group 3 included Mieszko, Sam & Dean and group 4 involved Micky, James & Tom. There were some tight group matches. A special mention goes to Arthur and Owen who had a great 5 setter that on this occasion Arthur managed to sneak and to James and Sam who made it through the group stages into the quarters.
The quarterfinals saw Arthur playing James which Arthur won, Jamie playing Sam which Jamie won, Dean playing Owen which Owen won and Tim playing Max which Tim won. Therefore the semi-finals were played between Arthur & Jamie and Owen & Tim. Both semis were well fought, with age and experience the contributing factor of the victors who were Jamie & Tim.
The final was between Tim & Jamie with Tim fighting to keep his crown from last year. Jamie battled hard and took a game from him but found him too stong…congratulations Tim on being Poole League’s under 15 Champion!
In the consolation event between Mieszko, Micky, Joe & Harvey, Joe demonstrated his growing maturity and skill winning the consolation final against Mieszko.
A fantastic evening of table tennis. Well done to all players.