Table Tennis: Gloucestershire Schools Individual Championships are hotly contested

THE Gloucestershire Schools Individual Championships was held at Waterwells last Saturday.

The girls U16 saw only three entrants who played each other in a group.

Katie Trinder was the comfortable winner with Elinor Prescott as runner-up.

The boys U11 had six entrants who played in two groups. The top two qualified for the semi-finals.

Stanley Shilton beat Scott Bramley in the first semi-final and Irek Nawiesniak defeated Benjamin Greve in the second.

The final saw Shilton beat Nawiesniak in straight games.

There were nine entrants in the boys U13 so this meant three groups with the top two in each group making it through to the knockout phase.

Ben Tyndall beat Frederick Donald in the first semi-final and Louis Lovell saw off Jack Jones in the second.

Tyndall defeated Lovell 3-1 in the final.

The boys U16 saw the largest entry with 19 players competing in six groups.

The quarter-finals saw Olly Tyndall beat Ed Birt; Shrey Bhardwaj beat Max Benson-Bunch; Kim Benson-Bunch beat Jamie Theyer and Ben Glover beat Seb Culpepper.

Olly Tyndall beat Bhardwaj in straight games in the first semi-final to set up a final with Glover, who also scored a straight games victory over Benson-Bunch.

Olly Tyndall then defeated Glover in straight games in the final.

The boys U19 had five entrants who all played each other and this turned out to be the closest event of the day with no player being unbeaten.

The closest matches saw Sam Turner beat Owen Berry 12–10 in the final game and Ollie Philp beat Liam James 11–9 in the fifth.

The final match of the day decided who would be the winner with Ben Roberts up against Philp, who took the match in four very close games to win the event on count back, with Roberts finishing as runner-up.

The winners all go through to the national finals in Doncaster on Saturday, April 26.

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