by Pat Sharp 5 March 2019

The first Junior Open tournament of the season started on Saturday provided some interesting results particularly in the younger age groups. The red ball players are very keen to compete and there were several close matches. Played in two groups – Group B the winner was Jack Sharples (42pts) with r/up Oscar Clarke (34) 3rd Mason Austerberry (32) and 4th Emma Perera (31). Group A had the more experienced players – some having played in UK events – and this showed. The winner was Magnus Benson (35pts), r/up sister Millicent (28), 3rd Oliver Neagle (26), 4th Abigail Cowell (25).

Magnus also played in the Orange ball event….

Boys singles 12 & under r/r winner Orry Farnworth (3 wins),r/r Ben Mitchell a visitor from Scotland with 2 wins
Girls 12 & under Group A – winner Annelise Mellor (2 wins) r/up Lucy Clarke (1 win); Group B winner Ava Austerberry (2 wins) r/up Hadassah Smith (1 win). Semi-finals Annelise bt. Haddasah 4/2; Ava bt. Lucy 4/0; final Ava bt. Annelise 4/0 4/0

The IOMLTA Men’s and Women’s league fixtures were announced this week– Captains are preparing all the details. These are due to start from the 1 April 2019. Please note all Albany home fixtures start at 7pm and all away fixtures start at 6.30pm.