2.01.11 Bucks U17 Silver - Ross Pilkington and Tom Purwar reach semi-finals and earn bronze medals.
12/12/10 - 3 events on this date and a number of medal winners:
Rory loses in the semi-final to Zac Russ, the eventual winner. Rory and Rhys earn bronze medals in the doubles.
Kent U17 gold
Paige earns silver medals in the singles and doubles.
Essex U13 bronze
Emily and Alex get bronze medals in the girls doubles, Guy Jones and Morrisson Ayley earn bronze as well with Christian Bryant and Ethan Solly taking silver. Well done!
Herts U13 Bronze
In a massive field of U13 boys, Rory battled all the way to the final, losing out in a close match after changing ends 11-7 ahead. Automatic grade 2 we think for Rory because of the size of the field (over 48). 9 years old and no longer allowed to enter U13 bronze events!
Thomas Allen also got out of his box and we think will earn grade 3 for that achievement.
East of Scotland Open:
Paige & partner Rachael Darragh storm thru' to final of U15 doubles by beating Scottish #1 seeds 21 10, 21 16 & they then make the Scottish #2 seeds look silly in a 21 11, 21 8 rout in the final - easy peasy girls.
Some well deserved silverware & even a cash prize to boot! Well done girl.
Veterans Doubles, Hastings. Jo Muggeridge and Tracey Middleton battle through to the final to face the No 1 seeded pair. They have to win some of these veterens events to possibly qualify for the World Finals. 3 qualifying events required.
Jo & Tracy win the doubles beating British #1 seeds in the process.....
East of Scotland U13 open - Rory through to the semi of the plate.
Crashes out of singles, but puts on a decent show in the mixed doubles, losing a close tie 21 15, 21 18 to the 2nd seeds.
East of Scotland U17 open- Paige still on track after being seeded 3 for this event, but comes across Irish U17 champion & loses in 1/4 final.
Paige gets paired with young lad in Mixed & win 3 successive matches before being told they have to play their semi-final at 8.30pm - lose it in 3, going down 22-20 in the last.
Through to semi final of U15 girls doubles playing with young U14 Irish girl.
6/11/10 Another tough match against Sevenoaks School with our U17 lads going down 6-3. Our Migo boys, Will & Henry gave their all to win 2 of their 3 matches but unfortunately a lack of concentration in the final set cost us dear as we lost 4 games in the 3rd set! Those plastic shuttles did not help either - but well done Sevenoaks.
Paige Butler goes close again in the U17 Sussex Silver losing 21-20 in the 3rd set of her singles semi-final. Last we heard Russell Field was also going close winning his first 2 games in his box, but then the mobile went dead - we need a few more roving reporters.....
Russell Field wins through his box in U17 Sussex Silver but comes unstuck against the talented Kelvin Latimer in the 1/4 finals. You should have had him lad, pull the finger oot & concentrate next time.....Ed.
28/10/10 A strong line-up for both boys & girls at the Hampshire U13 Bronze & our youngsters gave it their best shot with U10 junior Rory Easton going down fighting to the eventual finalist 21-17, U11 Rhys Smith winning 2 matches in his box - a significant achievement for someone so new to the game & U12 Luke Bailey likewise winning 2 matches in his box. Sadly none of our boys got thru' their boxes but good performances all round.
In the girls U13 event, again our younger girls put up a spirited display with Emily Easton winning 2 of her 4 matches & Alex Berry cruising (too easily) through her box to the semi-final where she came a little unstuck but loads of stuff to work on on the practise court in the future.
Some valuable lessons learned in the doubles with both Rory & Rhys and Emily & Alex losing out on a semi-final place by a single point on count-back in their boxes!
24/10/10 A packed tournament schedule with a multitude of BE medal wins by HBC Juniors across the board:
First up Paige Butler wins thru' to final of Kent U15 Gold star & loses a tense 3 setter in the final, coming away with silver.
Guy Jones then goes similarly close in Boys u13 doubles at Kent Bronze winning silver with a young lad from Devon.
Alex Berry storms thru' all before her to pick up Gold in Kent u13 Bronze girls singles before slumping in girls doubles semi-final with partner Emily Easton, just when Gold looked on the cards. Sadly a Bronze (our expectations are now high!)
To Oxfordshire U11 AGT with Rory Easton running top rated Harry Huang close in their semi-final clash in boy's singles before succumbing 11-10, 11-7 to gain a Bronze & then similarly going down 11-9, 11-10 in boy's doubles partnered with Rhys Smith who played out of his skin for the lads to get thru' their box & into the semi's - another Bronze.
Lastly, U17 Hampshire Open & whilst Ross Pilkington & Russell Field did not quite get to grips with the strong singles entrants, they teamed up in Doubles to fight hard & win GOLD in the doubles, winning the 3rd set in a tense final 25-23!
So a haul full of medals & some great performances - another big day on Thursday at Winchester in U13 Bronze....watch this space.
23/10/10 OJs Kent Circuit tournament: U15 boys doubles winners Alex Chapman and Matthew Prestage. Alex was also runner-up in the singles! Well done!
23/10/10 Paige hits everything out the back in a nervous start at U15 Kent Gold "star" & loses her first match 2-1, but bounces back to sweep a strong Kathryn Sawell off court 2-0 & progress to semi's t'moro.
17/10/10 Paige Butler wins Cwmbran U17 Gold Singles & automatically earning her BE grade 1 in U17. Well done girl! Kent U15 Gold Star event next week....would not bet against her.
17/10/10 HBC U13's go down 22-18 against a strong South Essex PC side.
16/10/10 - Paige Butler wins thru' to Semi-final in U17 Gold singles in Wales.
Finals day is tomorrow, Sunday 17th Oct. Watch this space.......
9/10/10 - HBC u13's too strong for Epsom, Surrey PC u13's.
A team of 8 lads & 5 girls from HBC largely outplayed their Surrey opposition, but a great days play was enjoyed by all. Next up South Essex on 17th Oct.
2/10/10 - HBC u17's go down fighting in a 5-4 cliffhanger to Sevenoaks U18's
19/09/10 - HBC Juniors dominate County Junior championships taking home 13 of 16 titles at Medway Park!
11/09/10 - HBC U17's hold firm against Tonbridge U18's, edging a close tie 8-7.
11/09/10 - HBC U15's cruise to 10-5 victory over Tonbridge U15's.