Junior Table Tennis Tournament
DAY 3 QLD JUNIORS
The Queensland Junior Championships are heating up, and day three brought us some incredible matches and results! The under-15 boys put on a show in their nail-biting final against Cairns, with intense matches going down to the fifth set and the boys ultimately clinching the gold medal.
What a fantastic effort from these young athletes! Lucas maintained his undefeated streak for the tournament getting up on Adeepa 15-13 in the 5th in an impressive match. U17 Brisbane player Thomas also had a great day, securing his first Queensland Juniors medal in the President's team alongside teammates Zac (SC) and Kane (BB). Thomas played some awesome table tennis and has shown great growth throughout the tournament! Congratulations Thomas!
And let's not forget the U13 girls, who have their gold medal match today against Townsville - we can't wait to see them in action and wish them all the best. Well done Sinead, Olivia and Phoebe.
The U19 teams are also making waves, with the girls Scarlett and Keira fighting for gold today against Townsville where they will be playing top-gun Taleisha from Townsville. The girls showed a very strong performance today against the Presidents team Eujin (Wynnum) and Lily (Mackay). The boys Abiel and Shanith are starting the second round of teams after facing off against all their opponents. The boys gave it everything but went down to Wynnum 11-9 in the fifth set in the deciding doubles match. The boys went into the second round of play with strong wins against Presidents Team Anushka (Cairns) and Jack (Gold Coast).
The Brisbane boys will have another chance to play Wynnum TODAY at 11 am in the final teams match.
Our U15 Brisbane player Sithuki has had some great wins alongside her teammate Amy (GC). It’s their final teams match today, and we are excited to see what the girls will make of it! It's been amazing to see the effort, team spirit, and camaraderie displayed by all our players throughout the tournament - we couldn't be prouder.
As we head into the singles matches, we're excited to see what the rest of the tournament holds. Brisbane's fighting spirit is alive and well, and we can't wait to see these young athletes give it their all!
DAY 4 QLD JUNIORS
What a day that Wednesday turned out to be! It wasn’t the fairy tale ending we were hoping for, but our U19 boys gave it their all and played with passion and spirit, going down in the deciding doubles 3-2. An amazing highlight for the tournament was Brisbane player Shanith the “Rocket Man” DEFEATING Wynnum’s Jithen, who has not dropped a single set in all competitions. Shanith came back from 6-10 down and 1-2 in sets to win with the best performance of his career in the fifth set 11-8. Spectators were left stunned and described this match to be one of the most shocking comebacks they’ve ever seen! It was truly incredible to watch.
Thomas Heyen and his team secured a silver medal for the U17 boys' team event. We are so proud of Thomas and it was a fantastic effort from the team. Everyone should be proud of their performance!
Our U15 boys' team Austin, Ashish and Lucas had an impressive performance in the U15 event, with a win-loss games tally of 24:1. It was an outstanding effort from the boys, and they showed great teamwork and coordination throughout the event.
Well done boys! In the u15/17 girls, Brisbane Team Keira and Scarlett went into their final teams matched with a guaranteed gold medal after a fantastic teams event. Our Brisbane star Sithuki came home with a silver with her teammate Amy Jang from Gold Coast. Well done girls 🎉 To add to the list of our Golden girls, u13 girls Phoebe, Sinead and Olivia had a flawless run, coming home with gold and not a single match lost. Amazing effort! In U11 boys teams, our boys Tenyu and Lochlan won Bronze.
The team's match highlight was Lochlan defeating number seed Pranav in the team's match, keeping his cool to win the fifth set comfortably. Fantastic effort for the boys, especially considering it was Tenyu’s very first QLD Juniors.
SINGLES QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS
It was high fives all round from the Brisbane team after Thomas qualified from his singles group in an upset against Wynnum’s Jarryd Head - with Thomas winning 11-1 in the FIFTH set!! Nerves of steel 💪🏻💪🏻
All of our Brisbane boys Shanith, Abiel, Ashish, Austin and Lucas qualified from groups and will be playing some tough rounds today! Let’s go boys 🏓
Sinaed and Olivia, both getting through their groups will play each other today at 1:30 pm. Best of luck to the girls! Prav came out swinging for his singles qualification, defeating Wynnums Jerry Zhang in the 15s, and Johnson from Star to put him through his groups in both events at the 1st player. Keep it up Prav, we will be cheering you on 🎉
Overall, it was a great day for the Brisbane club, with everyone representing the club with pride. The players showed great determination and support for their fellow members, and we are excited to see what the rest of the tournament holds.
Well done, Brisbane!
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After the completion of the doubles events, here are the results:
The 2022 QLD Junior Championships are due to be held from 3-6 April at the Brisbane Table Tennis Centre.
Play will commence at approx. 9am Sunday April 3rd 2022.
The planned schedule:
All team events are 2 person teams format- Minimum of 2 players and a maximum of 3 players per team.
Entries close 5pm Tuesday 15th March 2022.
THE TEAM: Abiel, Richard (not pictured), Ryan, Ashish, DJ, Paul (Coach & Manager), Tamika (not pictured), Keira (not pictured), Angel, Ella, Praveen, Austin (not pictured).
Way to go!!
Well done team.
Lots of exciting matches at the Table Tennis Junior State Titles held in Townsville.
Very exciting news!
Congrats to our Brisbane Table Tennis Club Members - 2021 QLD Juniors update:👍💪🏓
CHAMPION: Under 19 Girls Singles - Gold - Tamika Connolly
* Under 13 Girls' Team - Gold - Youzhang Li & Ella Yu
* Under 13 Boys' Team - Silver - Ashish Antony & Austin O'Toole-Zhang
* Under 19 Mens' - Silver - Richard Littler
* Under 11 Girls' - Silver - Ella Yu
* Under 17 Girls' - Bronze - Keira Connolly
* Under 13 Girls' - Bronze - Angel Li
* Under 13 Girls Doubles - Gold - Ella Yu (with Taleisha Gaeta from Townsville)
* Under 13 Girls Doubles - Silver - Angel Li (with Manasee Sivayoganathan from Townsville)
* Under 19 Mens' Doubles - Bronze - DJ Li & Richard Littler
* Under 13 Mixed Doubles - Bronze - Praveen Gunawardena & Ella Yu + Angel Li (with Justin Zheng from Townsville)
* Under 13 Boys' Doubles - Bronze - Praveen Gunawardena (with Justin Zheng from Townsville)
* Under 11 Mixed Doubles - Bronze - Ella Yu (with Cruz Nolan from Rockhampton)
A hearty congratulations to all the Brisbane representatives.