Butterfield Banded Tournament 1
Post date: Oct 08, 2019 7:42:59 PM
First Junior Butterfield Banded Tournament
Round 1 in the series of Junior Butterfield Banded table tennis tournaments got off to a start at the weekend. 42 different junior players took part in the first of four such tournaments this season with 5 bands of 8 or 10 players in their new maroon shirts courtesy of Butterfield, whio recently signed as GTTA Development sponsor. It turned out to be an all bright day at the table tennis centre with some promising performances showing that the current crop of young players has real potential.
In Band 1, the title went to Ellis Tomlin and runner up spot went to Ben Sharp, Tomlin beat Sharp 2-0 (11-6, 11-9) with some long, high speed rallies.
In Band 2 Jayden Tucknott finished the event undefeated dropping only two sets, one each by the fast-improving sisters Shelby and Tia Timms. Runner up was Erin Vaudin who narrowly lost to Jayden 11-9 in the second set.
Band 3 saw another fast-improving young junior from Alderney in 10 year old Sian Craig, who was excellent on the day and come out on top with second place going to Jacques Bideau.
The title in Band 4 went to Tom Syer from Alderney with some narrow and hard-fought wins over the other players in his band. Second place went to newcomer Oskar Cleal, whose confidence got better and better with every game he played and worked hard for his runner up spot.
Band 5 saw the emergence of another new star from Alderney, Heidi Dawber. Winning all her matches and taking the title and runner up spot went to Xavier Ingrouille
Player of the Day is awarded for good sportsmanship on and off the table throughout the tournament and this time it went to Gabriel Jouhning.
The tournament had some exceptional matches on show on all 12 tables during the day and many of the 5 bands matches going to the wire.
Band 1 Winner: Ellis Tomlin Runner-up: Ben Sharp
Band 2 Winner: Jayden Tucknott Runner-up: Erin Vaudin
Band 3 Winner: Sian Craig Runner-up: Jacques Bideau
Band 4 Winner: Tom Syer Runner-up: Oskar Cleal
Band 5 Winner: Heidi Dawber Runner-up: Xavier Ingrouille
Player of the Day: Gabriel Jouhning