Another great turnout and some excellent play from the 27 players at Annan.
We has 6 girls and 21 boys playing some 80 matches in the four hours at the rather chilly Annan Sports hall.
The big surprise of the day was that none of the top 4 at the Dumfries event made the final today as the rest of the pack picked up their game to make their mark on the leaderboard. After some exiting matches in the group stages the quarter finals got under way. First up say Harry Brown (Moffat) bt Logan McCluskey (Dumfries) 10-6, while Dumfries winner Declan Agnew (Carlisle) bt Thomas McCleary (Annan). In the other 2 quarters Brodie Little (Annan) edged past Rex Castillo (Carlisle) 10-6 and Lewis Hutchings (Dumfries) bt Jake Irving (Carlisle) 10-9 in a very good match. Both semi finals went to the wire as Harry produced a big win as he edged past Declan 10-9 and Lewis won by the same score against Brodie. Declan bt Brodie 10-9 to claim 3rd place whilst an all D&G final saw Harry’s good play and experience give him the edge as he completed the victory against Lewis 10-7. In the consolation final Cameron Hunter (Dumfries) used all his previous tournament experience to take that final 7-0 against Annan’s Alistair Mitchell.
In the girls event we had a 6 player round robin with the finalists from the Dumfries event at the top again. All six girls had some great points throughout the event with Eilidh Topping (Dumfries) coming 3rd, Lauren Gourley (Moffat) played some great tennis as she was just edged into 2nd by the overall winner Autumn Hodgins (Dumfries).
This leaves Declan still top of the boys leaderboard from Harry in second. In the girls Lauren and Autumn share tops spot which is the first time in the 3 years of the tour that 2 different girls have won an event is the same tour.
The results and leaderboard standings can be viewed using the links below.
The final event is on Sunday 25th March in Moffat, 2pm start.