Table Tennis Tournament
The Brisbane Table Tennis Association hosted what turned out to be a thrilling National Junior and Cadet Top 10 Tournament this month.
After two days of keenly contested table tennis many of the results came down to the wire.
The first major tournament for 2018 resulted in some tense final matches for both Juniors and Cadets.
So close were the fields this year that most of the minor medals across the age divisions were settled on countback.
Congratulations to all players for the fighting spirit on display and the high quality of skill and sportsmanship shown throughout the entirety of the tournament.
The Brisbane Table Tennis club had two members competing in the Junior Boys competition.
Brisbane local Benjamin Gould led the Junior Boy's Singles from start to finish in a strong display including an impressive 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 victory over runner-up Bob Liang in the decisive final round to claim top spot undefeated.
Third place went to Hayden Green, who narrowly edged out Mike Liang and Andy Nguyen-Huynh on countback.
Special mention needs go to Andy who, despite being seeded 7th in the Junior Boy's, claimed some big scalps on day one of fixtures and was sitting second after the penultimate round of fixtures only to be pipped at the post for a medal due to a bye in the last round.
Well done to all the Junior and Cadet competitors who participated in the 2018 tournament.
Junior Boy's Winner:
Second: Bob Liang
Third: Hayden Green
Winner: Michelle Wu
Third: Diana Jin
Winner: Finn Luu
Second: Nicholas Lum
Third: Raymond Zhang
Winner: Danni-Elle Townsend
Second: Chermaine Quah
Third: Parleen Kaur