Seaside Success for Ben


17-year-old Ben Robinson from Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club, took part in the Bournemouth Special Olympics Table Tennis tournament last weekend. This was Ben’s first Special Olympic event so he had no idea what to expect. The morning started well, with Ben going unbeaten through the classification event where the organisers group the players by ability for the groups in the afternoon, Ben was grouped with several players from the Great Britain Special Olympics team in Division 2.  The status of these players didn’t intimidate Ben at all; he won his first and second games against players from Bournemouth and North Shropshire 3-0, and his in final match at 2-0 up the nerves started as his opponent from Shropshire pulled back to 2-2 before Ben re focused and won the 5th end 11-1 to take the title.

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