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Mersea newcomers showing strongly in Ipswich

posted Nov 7, 2016, 12:53 PM by S Meanley   [ updated May 8, 2017, 4:59 AM ]

The East Regional Closed Championships is a tournament held between the six counties that make up this region. Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. It sees the best players from these counties compete against each other for the championship spoils.
Mersea Schools George (Year 4) played in the boys under 9 section. George looked nervous to begin and lost his first match, however he came back in the next two rounds for a 3-0 win and an epic 3-2 battle to the last point to stamp his name on the third place medal. A great job for such a young age.

Amelie (Year 5) acquitted herself well in the girls under 11 section of the tournament. Amelie was drawn against eventual runner up in the first round, a tough feat, and managed to get up to 7 points against her, but not enough to win this time around. Amelie, like George dispatched a Suffolk player 3-0 in round two and was through to Sunday's draw. In the play off for 5th and 6th place, Amelie went two games down before getting her rhythm and took the score back to 2-2 with all to play for. Unluckily Amelie managed to hit herself in the face with her own racket on the first point and this seemed to have an effect as the Norfolk player edged ahead. Amelie took overall 6th position.

Henry played in a strong field in the boys under 11 section, drawn against number 5 seed in his first game. Henry managed to get some useful experience as well as a few points from a highly developed player. Henry then picked even more points from his next opponent on his way to completing his first Bronze standard tournament.  

Elsewhere in the tournament, previous Mersea pupils Olivia took the Plate Final  of the girls under 13's with a great final round match. 
Lara and Max  both made it into the under 13 girls and boys semi finals stages respectively, Daisy making it to semi final stage of the under 15's with a good win.