The BRITISH CLOSED for all junior age groups took place in Manchester from 29th of October to the 1st of November. 5 of our counties juniors travelled down and performed well.
KIM HAY- having beaten Katherine Quarterman in the quarter-final Kim then lost out in the semi-fianl to Carrie Ramsey and eventually finished 4th.
LUCY BEECROFT – after narrowly missing out last year in the u13’s Lucy was very close in the u15 this year. Lucy played eventual winner Eleanor Lake in the quarter-final and only lost in a very close 3-2. She then won her 2 remaining matches finishing an excellent 5th position.
SAM WARD – after winning her first match against 9/16 seed Jessica Mudge Sam then lost out to Hannah Davies from Wales. In her 3 further matches she won 2 of them and finished in 11th place.
RICHARD SHELLAM – after initially being in qualifying Richard came through to win his first match of the u19′ against 9/16 seed and guaranteeing a top 16 finish. He lost to highly seeded Robert Downer and then played 3 further matches finishing in 12th position.
MARIA BAINBRIDGE – along with Lucy played in the girls u15’s, after making it to the last 16 she lost 3-1 to eventual finalist Lucy Pallett. In her 3 further matches she won 1 lost 2 and finished in 14th position.