Nationals for the juniors was a great success with all players placing in the top three in their respective events:

Teams

  • Girls Under 15 (Anna Wilson, Mei Mun Teh and Erin Huang) won Gold
  • Boys Under 13 (Yufeng Wang, Aaron Lan, Tom Christie and Ben Riddell) won Bronze with a great come from behind win over Canterbury
  • Yashka Rabichand came third as a draft player with Southland in the Under 18 Girls

Individual Medals

  • Yufeng Wang collected Silver in the Under 11 Boys Singles.
  • Yufeng Wang and Aaron Lan collected Silver in the Under 11 Boys Doubles.

Result details are posted to the TTNZ’s Tournament Planner page.
Also check the TTNZ Facebook page for photos from the event in Tauranga.

 

Speaking of national events I have a report from Malcolm Wong on the 2018 South Island Championships held earlier on July 7-8:

There were 104 players at the tournament in Christchurch. Fiona Zhai Ye, Lisa Yue and Andrew Maguire travelled from Wellington.

Fiona Zhai Ye became the first TT Wellington(*) player to win the South Island Women Singles when she won all her matches ( round robin of 5) from Mimi Walle (C), Shelley Smith (S), Lisa Yue (W) and Anny Li (A).  (*)Previous winners from Hutt Valley were Raewyn Young (1993) and Sabine Westenra (1995).

Lisa Yue and Fiona Zhai Ye were runner up in the Women Doubles to Shelley Smith/Mimi Walle  3-0 (11-6 11-6 14-12). Lisa Yue with Hongyi Li (C) were runner up in the Mixed Doubles to Ivo Mikulec (C)/Mimi Walle 3-1 (6-11 11-5 11-7 11-5).

Andrew Maguire with Shelley Smith were runner up in the Over 30 Mixed Doubles to Yikai Tian (C)/Akiko Goto (C) 3-1 (11-6 11-6 8-11 11-5). Andrew with Dave Samson (C) were runner up in the Over 40 Men’s Doubles to Abhay Joshi (C)/ Lyndon White (C) 3-0 (11-5 11-3 11-8). In the Over 30 Men’s Singles (Round robin of three) Andrew lead the winner Vladmir Ivanov (C) 2-0 before losing 3-2 (8-11 9-11 11-4 11-7 11-4).

– Malcolm Wong (South Island Championships report)

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