The first Junior Development Tournament for 2016 took place on 12 June with a good entry of locals and four participants coming down from Manawatu.

All the players had a good number of games and also willingly took on umpiring when requested. Thanks also to Stuart McKinnon, Rob Chung, Tim Wilson, John Kane and Richard Lee for assisting with umpiring duties. Their assistance enabled the players to have several more games and also have the tournament finish earlier than would have been the situation without their help.

Also thanks go to Pub Charity for their support of the venue hire for this event!


Under 12 Open Singles (12 entries):
 1st Ryan O’Leary
 2nd Joshua Corby
Under 12 Girls Singles:
 1st Anna Wilson
 2nd Emerson Devos
Under 12 A Plate:
 1st Rian Lyver (Manawatu)
 2nd Max Pickering
Under 12 B Plate:
 1st Joshua Jones
 2nd Nathan Rankin
Under 14 Singles (10 entries):
 1st Jackson Stewart
 2nd Jordan Chan 
Under 14 A Plate:
 1st Jin Shim (Manawatu)
 2nd David Mitchell
Under 14 B Plate:
 1st Rian Lyver (Manawatu)
 2nd John Medland (Manawatu)
Under 14 Doubles:
 1st Callum McKinnon & Jin Shim (Manawatu)
 2nd Jackson Steward & Jordan Chan
Under 17 Singles:
 1st Olly Evans
 2nd Daniel Wilkinson

Time constraints meant that there were no doubles events in either the Under 12 or Under 17 age groups.

-Kevin Haines

PS: The original details of the competition are here.