It was a tough weekend for the Guernsey table tennis Junior Deutsche Bank teams at the Junior British League qualifiers in Grantham.
The Guernsey boys team of Joshua Butler (pictured), Sam King, James Rabey missed out on a place in the league by the nearest of margins with only 7 team places available in the main league. The boys team qualified for the main draw having finishing second in there groups winning 3 and drawing 2. Unfortunately despite their efforts they could only finish in 8th place having lost to London Academy for the final spot (2 – 1). An existing team within the league is unable to field a team so the boys may be called upon.
For the girl’s team of Megan Gale, Chloe Le Tissier and Naomi Priest it was a very strong competition with 10 girls teams playing for only 3 places in the main league. Unfortunately the story for the girls was the same outcome as the boys, they finished in 5 place having lost to a strong Ashford team (3 – 0) in the main draw of the qualification after finishing with 2 wins and 2 loses in their group.All players picked up some very good wins against highly ranked players in England. Butler and Le Tissier only lost 2 of their matches.