South East Winter County Tour 9U Event – Sunday 13th October

South East Winter County Tour 9U Event – Sunday 13th October

On Sunday 13th October 2019, Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club staged a South East Winter County Tour 9U event.   This grade 5, orange ball, tournament was the first in this new 2019 Winter Competition Season.   It was played outdoors using, firstly a round robin format, before progressing to an elimination draw.  Each match being played first to ten points (sudden death at 9 all).

The winner, who received a gold medal after winning all of her matches, was Sophia Oliviera from DL Southampton.   The runner up, receiving the silver medal was Kai Jing Hii-Tan from Hove.  Third place went to Edward Rushworth of Petersfield.

Tournament Referee, Peter Cook, said afterwards, “The tournament was played in a really friendly atmosphere today.  Despite the weather forecast for wet weather, we managed to avoid the heavy rain right up until the last couple of matches, which was a relief.    For some of the competitors it was their first orange ball tournament and they all played very well.   The standard of play throughout was of a very high standard and most of the matches were extremely close and could have gone either way.   It was a very encouraging start to this season.”

Peter Cook -Tournament Referee