A small group of our younger and less experienced players went down to York for the Under 13 Silver event. All of them had some good wins. Ashraf Alam pushed the eventual winner of the Silver Star boys singles in a close group match but lost out 9-15 in the third end. Newcastle Performance Centre’s Murray Wright of Durham was the runner-up. Jonathan Elsdon showed his promise in scoring two excellent wins in his singles group in the Silver Singles but could not progress from the group.
In the Girls Silver Star singles, Sarah Wilson also had two wins but lost to the eventual overall winner. In the Silver Singles, Ellie Roberts had three excellent wins to move into the semi final but could go no further. And Asmita Chaudhari underlined her promise with two wins and then only just lost her third match against the group winner.
The boys level doubles saw Ashraf and Murray power into the final where they went down 11-15, 9-15 to the winners from Yorkshire. In the girls event, Sarah and Ellie won two games but could not get out of their group.
The day had seen some promising performances which have been rewarded by recent regradings.