The Pontefract Junior Open was held between Christmas and the New Year. It was a SILVER status event with high ranking points at stake.
Many juniors made the journey and competed well.
Laura Neill finished runner-up to Yorkshire’s Ellen Cooper after beating the other 4 players in her round robin format event, she played very well throughout.
Other notable results came from Chris Wiggins in the boys U13’s and Lucy Beecroft in the U15’s both finishing in 5th place. Chris’ result was especially good as he wasn’t seeded and beat 4 higher ranked players only losing out to number 2 seed Harvey Flood in the quarters.
After losing in the qualifying of the boys under 15’s after a tough draw Richard Ridgway then went on to the ‘B’ event which he won.
Other players who played from the county.
BOYS U19 – RICHARD SHELLAM- 10TH, DAN WARD – 11TH , CHRIS CLINTON –
GIRLS U17 – SAM WARD – 9TH
BOYS U15 – ELLIOTT CARR – , SIMON GRAHAM- , DAN WAREING- , RICHARD RIDGWAY – B EVENT CHAMPION.
GIRLS U15 – LUCY BEECROFT – 5TH, MARIA BAINBRIDGE – 11TH.
BOYS U13 – CHRIS WIGGINS – 5TH, ALEX ROBERTSON – , ADAM BAINBRIDGE – , JAMIE TODD.
GIRLS U11 – LAURA NEILL- RUNNER-UP
BOYS 11 – JOE WAREING- 7TH.