Four players from the club travelled down to Applemore for the Southern Counties Open on Sunday 5th September. The tournament was fairly small with only approximately 100 players, however the standard was very high with a large percentage of experienced national class players.
The team played really well with 3 out of the 4 facing national class players in their matches. The spirit from the players was excellent with everyone taking on the challenge. The results were
Callum Walker – Bronze Medal. Lost in semi-finals in a very hard fought and physical match with national player.
Alex Walker – Silver Medal. Lost in final, to a national player from weight division above.
Amy Stock – Silver Medal. Lost in final to a one of the brightest prospects in the female cadet divisions.
Neo Botha – Gold Medal. Won final with some fast exchanges dominating the match throughout.
This was a particularly well run and judged event. Highly competitive but still with a friendly atmosphere. Definitely will be on the calendar for 2011!