Hugo Wins in Horsham

Bournemouth Sports Table Tennis Club

On Saturday 28th February the first Horsham One Star Junior Tournament took place at the club's base in Greenway School, Horsham. The event was very successful, with a total of 53 players playing in 6 events, with 12 players in each event. A further 3 players pulled out, but were replaced by late entries, which had originally been rejected.

The under 11s was won by Hugo Pang of Dorset, who beat Joss Hole (Arundel) in the final. Again Hugo did not lose a set in winning the title. The no. 1 seed for both u11s and u12s Peumal Thilakaratne did not turn up, which made things easier for Hugo. Horsham player James Arnold filled in for him in the u11s and Joss Hole did so in the u12s. Hugo did not have it all his own way in the u12s though. He had a good 3 set win over higher ranked Tony Steel (Pavilion TTC) in the group and then beat Matthew Fields (La) 3-1 in the semis to set up an encounter with Daniel Lawrence (K) in the final. Daniel had had good wins over Richard White (Ha) and Tony Steel to reach the final. The final was a very competitive match, with Daniel coming through 11-13, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6. George Heath (Sy) was the victor in the u13s. He justified his top seeding position, beating Matthew Fields 12-10, 9-11, 9-11,11-8, 11-4 in the semis and then defeating Tony Steel 3-1 in the final.

See below for full results of all finals:

U11s: Hugo Pang (Do) bt. Joss Hole (Arundel) 11-4, 11-3, 11-5
U11s Consolation: Kieran Gray (Horsham) bt. Jessica Wen (K) 5-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-8
U12s: Daniel Lawrence (K) bt. Hugo Pang (Do) 11-13, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6
U12s Consolation: Joss Hole (Arundel) bt. Holly Holder Horsham) 11-9, 11-9, 11-5
U13s: George Heath (Sy) bt. Tony Steel (Pavilion TTC) 11-6, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10
U13s Consolation: Aaron Soraghan (Brighton) bt. Jamie Pryor (K) 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-9
U14s: Tejas Padalkar (Horsham) bt. James Miller (Lancing) 11-9, 10-12, 11-2, 11-8