The 8th Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star took place on the 31st of January. The tournament saw 83 players take part across the 16 events. The u11 boys was taken home by unseeded Jamie Johnson from North Ayrshire TTC, the group of 5 saw Jamie go unbeaten with Gene McGhee only losing to Jamie to claim second, 3rd was Bishops Leo Pontone and 4th Sam Lowe from Yorkshire.
The u11 girls was an all Cleveland final with Lola McGhee taking the title over team mate Lucy McGhee with Bishops Anya Milne finishing 3rd and Scotland’s Ameila Smolarek in 4th.
The Cadet girls was won by Charlotte Weatherby, the final seeing Charlotte beating 4th seed Darcie Proud in the final in fantastic finale to the event. The 11-9, 9-11,11-4,10-12 12-10 score line reflexes what a final it was.
The plate was an all Durham affair with Kate Peacock over coming Erin Greensmith, Erin having team mate Charlotte McCarty in the Semi-finals, Bishop Emma Smith reached the quarter finals.
36 cadet boys wrestled for the cadet boys title, the title went the way of the seeds with top seed Josh Weatherby taking the title beating second seed Tom Macintosh of Nottinghamshire in the final with josh beating 3rd Seed Jonny Heslop and Tom beating surprise semi-finalist Max Duffin who took out the 5th and 4thseeds on his run to the semis. Peter Smallcombe and Sam Hume both lost out in the last 16.
The plate event was taken home by Scotland’s Jake Somerville, having beaten Bishop Auckland’s Troy Maddison in the Semis he then beat Adam Webster in the final who had beaten Jakes international team mate Rayyan Khalid in his Semi-final. Alex and Hayden both lost in the last 16 but Adam Hanby and Conner Elston both reached the quarter finals before going down.
The Scottish winners continued in the junior Girls with Jennie Yang taking home the Junior Girls Title and a £80 vouchers for TT camps Hungary. The final saw Jennie beat 3rd seed Frederica Bonato in 3 games Frederica having beaten Charlotte Weatherby in her Semi-final and Jennie beating Top Seed Medha Verma to reach the final.
The plate event was taken home by Rana Rassem in an all North East Final over coming Northfields Amy Webster with Emma Smith reaching the quarter finals.
Sam Kwan justified his top billing reaching the final without dropping a set, dispatching the 3rd seed Tom Macintosh in the Semis. His opponent in the final was 5th Seeded Jonny Heslop who had taken out 4th Seeds Kieran Wardell in the quarter finals and 2nd seed Josh Weatherby in the Semis. The final saw Sam win over 3 games to take home the title. Bishop players Ed Sett and Robert Renton both lost on in the last 16 and Max Duffin reached the last 8.
The plate was won by Jack Dewar from Cleveland beating Bishop Auckland Lee Tinkler over 3 ends. Both finalist having beaten further Bishop Auckland Players Sam Hume and Jack Jacomb in the semis. Connor Kieran and Alex Dickons all reached the last 16 and Troy lost in the quarter finals.
The final events of the day were the u13’s, the girls event saw Darcie Proud again in the final this time overcoming Cumbria’s Rebecca Rigg in straight sets. The plate event went north of the border with Scotland’s Holly McNamara beating Reem Raseem from Darlington in the final with Anya Minle losing in the Semi-final.
The boys saw an all Durham final and a repeat of the last Bishop 2 star in October. Peter Smallcombe vs Tom Rayner and in a repeat of last time Tom came out on top winning in 3. Hayden Gilmour reached the last 16 with Luca Pontone going one further to reach the Quarter finals
The plate event was a all Scottish affair with Jamie Johnson picking up his second title over coming fellow North Ayrshire TTC player Chad Duncan. Jamie had Knocked out Alex Robinson in the Semi-finals with Adam Hanby and Leo Pontone reaching the last 8.
Big thanks to all the volunteers for their hard work and for the continued support of the players. The next Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star is on the 17th of April and looks like could be another busy one so get your entry’s in early