Whilst sporting fixtures all over the country have fallen victim to the wintery weather, Thongsbridge Juniors have continued to compete, from one end of the country to the other.
Barney Fitzpatrick battled through the snow to Cambridge, where a run of excellent form took him to the final of a high grade under 10s national tournament. The final was to be a gripping affair, with Barney narrowly losing 11-9 in a 3rd set tiebreak.
16 year old, Andrew Atkinson also played in a national level event, having a go in the men’s British Tour in Stirling, Scotland, where he secured a good win. He then went on to compete in a regional 16 and under event in Batley, coming 3rd.
Also competing in some tough, regional level events was Oliver Vesely, who reached quarter finals in the under 10s event in Leeds, and Lucy Margetson who had a solid win in the same age group in Batley.
Chloe Chawner played a qualifying draw for an under 14s regional tour event in Warwickshire, where she successfully qualified for the main draw next week.
Playing the the lower level county tour events, Charlotte Margetson was impressive in the under 9s in Manchester, where she took the top spot, and she also performed well on home turf, with 2 good wins at the Thongsbridge event.
Jacob Chadwick was also in action in the Thongsbridge event, where some superb wins gave him second place, and Robert Sandiford’s good form secured him 4 wins, and 5th place in a challenging field.
With the prestigious Thongsbridge Open only a month away, the potential for the local talent bodes well. With the entrants looking as strong as ever, they will all be working hard to maintain and improve on their form.