Deutsche Bank Junior Banded Tournament
Post date: Oct 21, 2018 9:36:51 PM
The first Deutsche Bank junior banded tournament of the season took place at the weekend. Turnout was up greatly upon the previous year, with a number of strong and notable performances across the day.
Band 2 was hotly contested, with Jonah Ingrouille eventually coming out on top, though was a close affair and Jonah didn’t have it all his own way, suffering a 2-0 loss to Erin Vaudin who ultimately finished eighth. This demonstrated the openness of the group of players, with all players picking up at least one win. James Crocker put in an assured performance to claim second spot.
Max Burrows continued where he left off last season, dominating band 3 without dropping a set along his way to victory while Nicole Le Noury’s 2-1 win over Holly Jenkins was enough to edge Holly out for second place.
Band 4 saw Ben Sinkinson produce an assured performance to claim the title with only a defeat to Freddie Upham being his only loss on the day. His 2-0 win over Bradley Le Noury was enough to relegate Bradley to second place, despite Bradley winning all of his remaining matches in convincing fashion. Third place went to Grace Milan, who was later awarded the player of the day award for her positive attitude and sportsmanship. Alex Jakubowski dominated band 5, beating all other players 2-0 to claim the title in dominant fashion. The fight for second place was considerably closer, with this spot being won by Daisy Burrows. Burrows’ 2-0 win over Theo Gavin gave her the edge in the race for second place, with Gavin finishing third while Tom Syer put in an impressive performance on his way to fourth spot.
Band 6 saw many new faces competing for the first time, with Isaac Adams claiming top spot with nine 2-0 victories. His sister Grace claiming second place with her only losses being against Isaac and Charlotte Dicker. Band 1 was opened up following Ben Foss being unable to take part due to work commitments, with Ellis Tomlin putting in a dominant display to claim the title. His 2-1 victory over Corey Brouard proved to be the deciding factor as a win for Brouard would have seen him pip Tomlin to the title.
The winners and runners up of each band were:
Band 1 winner: Ellis Tomlin
Runner-up: Corey Brouard
Band 2 winner: Jonah Ingrouille
Runner-up: James Crocker
Band 3 winner: Max Burrows
Runner-up: Nicole Le Noury
Band 4 winner: Ben Sinkinson
Runner-up: Bradley Le Noury
Band 5 winner: Alex Jakubowski
Runner-up: Daisy Burrows
Band 6 winner: Isaac Adams
Runner-up: Grace Adams
Player of the Day: Grace Milan