Report on BE Junior Tournament Weekend

The Under 17 Silver and Under 19 and Under 13 Bronze tournaments were held at the TBC over the weekend of 22nd/23rd October.  A considerable number of medals were won over the weekend and, as usual, many of them went down the A1(M) to Yorkshire.  However, the Under 19 Bronze event brought two gold medals to Northumberland’s Emily Harrison who was successful in both singles and level doubles, partnering Beth Speechley, and was also runner-up in the mixed with Jack Railton.  The boys singles gold medal was taken by Tom Burkhill who defeated Tom Macrae (both Yorkshire) and the girls singles runner-up was Teesside’s Rachael Johnson.

The Under 17 Silver tournament saw the medals won by competitors from a wide range of counties but the big winner was clearly Yorkshire’s Nathan Hale, who took a clean sweep in all three disciplines.  He is pictured below with his boys doubles partner, Lanark’s Alex McGarrie.  Dylan Holmes and Jordan Murray of Cumbria scored with silver and bronze medals and other medallists came from Scotland, Wales, Lincolnshire, Sussex and Warwickshire.  However, there were bronze medals for the Northumberland girls doubles pair of Sarah Bambrick and Anna Railton and for Andrew Liang who formed a scratch pairing with Morgan Harding of Wales.


The Under 13 Bronze event saw a strong performance from Yorkshire’s youngsters, with Finley Richardson taking the boys singles.  Ethan Curtis (Lincolnshire) took gold medals in both of the doubles and a silver in the singles.  The girls singles was taken by Mabel Reid from Middlesex.  However, there was some medal success for players from the Northumberland Futures squad with Jack Tilbury and Ollie Bruce taking a bronze in the level doubles.  Tilbury and Jamie Grant took bronzes in the singles plate competition and Lucy Dodd was the runner-up in the girls plate.

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