Deutsche Bank 1
Post date: Oct 19, 2017 10:58:4 PM
There was a good turnout for the first of the season’s Deutsche Bank junior banded tournaments. 42 juniors took part across six hotly contested bands.
Band one saw Ben Foss, take the title with Matthew Casey earning second place. Foss has been the dominant force in junior table tennis in recent years and that was reflected in the results on the day. Foss didn’t have it all his own way though as Billy Ogier recreated David & Goliath and managed to secure a 2-1 victory over Foss.
Band two was an incredibly tense affair with Caden Brouard, Callum Gilson and Ben Sharp all being in contention during the final round of matches. It was Gilson who managed to come away with the title, edging Ben and Caden into second and third respectively. Max Burrows took the band three title with an assured performance, with Tia Timms and Josh Crocker being the only players to take a set off of him. Tia won all of her other matches, thus wrapping up second place.
Band four saw the rapidly improving Zaheer Anees take the title, winning all of his matches in the process. Zaheer and Jayden Tucknott had a very close match with Zaheer winning 12-10 in the decisive end which ultimately won him the band and forced Jayden into second place.
Band 5 saw Jacques Tautscher play with a maturity beyond what was expected of a player who has only been playing a short while, dominating band 5 with no other player taking more than seven points in a game against him. Courtney Benfield beat Nicole Le Noury 2-1 in a close match which ultimately led to Courtney taking second place.
Jacques Bideau claimed the band 6 title by winning all of his matches 3-0, with Daniel Lasenby taking second place. Nicole Le Noury was given the player of the day award.
The winners and runners-up. Photo courtesy Martin Sarre