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Success for George in Home 6 Nations

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In last year's Home Nations the Junior Boys' Singles event was one that England failed to win. Not this year. George Downing cruised to victory over the Scots beating Blair Fowler 3 -- 0 in the semis and Scott Barton 3 -- 1 in the final, to bring the Gold back to England. Throughout the Team and Singles events George remained unbeaten and was not really under any pressure from opponents.

Chloe takes Gold in Sweden

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A great weekend for Chloe Thomas in the final meeting of the Women's Swedish National League, taking her team, Peng Da, to the Swedish Elite Women's Division for the first time ever. The town of Eskilstuna, where her team is based, was the birthplace of Kjell Johansson, former World Champion and had a men's team in the Elite in the 1970's -- Eskilstuna has however never had a women's team in such a privileged position.

BTTA Individual Tournements

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Please see the attached details of the BTTA Individual Tournements.

Bournemouth Sports Players in Action

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The last weekend in February and the first in March saw Bournemouth Sports players in action in a variety of events over the UK. In February Hugo Pang took part in the prestigious Cadet Masters at Burton-on-Trent, where the top 14 cadets all meet each other over 2 days. He went into the tournament at No 5 and came out with a Silver Medal. Although he lost to Luke Savill, the Gold Medallist who had only one defeat to Marcus Giles, Hugo beat Marcus, the No 1 Seed on the first day by a comfortable scoreline of 3 -- 1.

South West Region Young Coach of the Year

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South West Region Young Coach of the Year.
Stephen Foster is the winner of the South West Region ETTA Young Coach of the Year award. Below is a summary of the valued work Stephen does in the Dorset area.

Alongside Stephen individually coaching a lot of Bournemouth’s aspiring Juniors who have soared up the rankings in recent months, he has also made great advances in developing table tennis at Bournemouth University. Here he coaches the University Squad and also runs weekly social sessions. This year The Uni entered the BUCS league again and look to being promoted up a division at the end of the season.
Steve along with his regular work at Branksome and Bournemouth Sports TTC also visits clubs to help them develop. These include Harewood, Ringwood, Waterside and Southampton West.

National League

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Bournemouth Sports won Division 1 South-West at Harlow on the weekend 23rd/24th February. By beating Godalming Coversure 7-1, Batts II 8-0 and Mossford 5-3 and drawing 4-4 with Greenhouse Progress II, the team maintained their undefeated record throughout the season. There was an opportunity of winning all fourteen matches, but Matthew Haynes lost 11-9 in the fifth game against Gabriel Achampong when Bournemouth led London Progress 4-3.

Report on the Junior British League (girls divisions) Tipton

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Report on the Junior British League (girls divisions)

Last year at this time, the Bournemouth Sports Girls team finished runners up in division 3. It was a surprise then when the team were promoted straight into division 1 for this year. The first weekend went reasonable well with the team in contention of staying in the division. This weekend however proved too difficult for a much depleted Bournemouth Sports team.

T & D Next Round Draw

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Winton A V B’th Sports N

B’th Sports F V Merton A





Bransgore V B’th Sport U

B’th Sports H V Shamrock B

B’th Sports L V Merton H

B’th Sport V V New Milton E


Finn Cruises to Victory in 4 Star East Midland Event

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Report By Dean Morgan-Bayliss
Finn Morgan-Bayliss of Bournemouth Sports produced an emphatic performance to win the East Midlands 4 Star Cadet Boys Band 1 singles title on Sunday 13th January in Grantham. 43 boys took to the tables split across 14 groups to start the day. Although Finn dropped both his first sets to 8 in his group matches first thing in the morning, he was in inspired form in the knock out phase which took place later in the day. Last 16 match against William Bell (Yorkshire) 3-0 (6,8,8). His quarter final opponent was Kin Fung Chan (Cheshire); somebody that Finn had played earlier in the year at the Junior British league qualifiers and won in the fifth narrowly. This time round however Finn opened strongly winning the first set 11-2 and going on to win the next two sets 11 and 8.

James Chappell (Lancs) was Finns semi final opponent. A player that Finn had played recently at the Nationals and won a close fifth set match so expected a tough test. This time round Finn was in his zone and took complete control of the table winning 3-0 (8,4,8). What a difference a few months makes!


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Hannah McErlane of Bournemouth Sports produced a superlative performance to win the North Herts Junior Open on Saturday and also claim the runner up spot in the junior banded event. She walked away with a couple of trophies and £50 cash prize money for her efforts.
In the early stages of the banded event in the morning, it was evident that the tournament would be a three girl fight for the title between Hannah, Evie Foster from Kent ranked some 300 points above Hannah, and a very good Chinese girl, Maria Wang, who has just arrived in England from Australia but has not yet been awarded a ranking by the ETTA. The event was a round robin affair and Hannah beat all before her until she met Evie Foster. Evie was playing with short pimples and Hannah had problems in adjusting to her style of play. Evie won and Hannah had to settle for second place.