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BATTS grass roots tournament 18 October 2014

18 Oct 2014

We were delighted to attract a huge entry of youngsters from all round our area at the first Grass Roots tournament of the season.  This was a chance for beginners with limited tournament experience to get their first taste of competition against children from other clubs. Our visitors included parties from Southend, Ilford, North Herts, Bedford, Braintree, Broxbourne and Bishops Stortford, as well as a dozen of our own juniors.  
It was a full and exciting day's play on 14 tables, with a round robin group for all players in the morning, and then another after lunch. The tournament was then rounded off by a mini-knockout for the eight most successful players from the two group competitions.
There were some extremely close matches in the quarter finals, where the contenders were: TJ O'Sullivan, Callum Stepsky, Esher Bahara, William Bettley, Luke Manning, Luca Bailey, Ed Crawford, and Sophie Chiang. In the semi finals TJ overcame William Bettley in a very tough duel and Sophie Chiang surprised Luca Bailey to come out top and a really close match. In the final the experience of TJ O'Sullivan was too strong for the phenomenal 8 year old sensation Sophie Chiang, who is definitely a prospect  for the future.
Click HERE for some photos taken at the event.