A second Wellington Junior Development tournament was held on Sunday Sept 11, 2011 at Empire Stadium.

Another successful tournament where Wellington’s developing players were on display.  This included many players from the successful Silver and Bronze level coaching groups. Thank-yous to The Southern Trust for helping support the Silver group and to Pelorus Trust for helping support the Bronze group.

Thanks to all the juniors who played  in the tournament, all in very good spirit.  It was also great to see all the girls who entered – well done for playing, girls! 

In a first ever for a Wellington tournament, we had a brother sister sibling final.  The Under 17 Mixed Singles final was contested between Ellen Xiong and brother, Adam.  And it was the younger sibling Adam who prevailed in the final.  Well done to both Xiongs for contesting a brother vs. sister final! 

Thanks to Bruce Northover and Paul Escott for running the tournament, with great assistance from Alan Costley. 

The winners and runners-up’s of the tournament were:

Event: Winner: Runner-up:
Under 12 Mixed Singles Hui-Ling Vong Chris Linton
Under 12 Plate Singles Tauariki Matthews Liam Buckrell
Under 12 2nd Plate Singles Josh McPhee Taine Eade
Under 12 Doubles Liam Buckrell/Mason Tangatatai Chris Linton/Chris Pearson
Under 14 Mixed Singles Adam Xiong Yao(Frank) Fu
Under 14 Plate Singles Henry Stoupe Chris Pearson
Under 14 2nd Plate Singles Tauariki Matthews Max Turner
Under 14 Boys Doubles Ben Westenra/Yao (Frank) Fu Adam Xiong/Kieran Mouton
Under 17 Mixed Singles Adam Xiong Ellen Xiong
Under 17 Plate Singles Chun-Kiet Vong Henry Stoupe
Under 17 Boys Doubles Adam Xiong/Kieran Mouton Ben Westenra/Chun-Kiet Vong
Under 17 Girls Singles Angela Chapman Abbey L’Estrange
Under 17 Girls Doubles Angela Chapman/Ellen Xiong Angelica Aberia/Abbey L’Estrange

There is video footage from the tournament uploaded onto Youtube (edited and uploaded by Win Nguyen).  There are presently 4 videos, with another one or to two video parts to come.  Check these out (along with heaps of other t.t. videos) at: