Dragon Report 20th November 2011
A record entry of 61 young players battled in the main hall for the 6 trophies on offer in the second Dragon of the season.
The record entry caused a few problems for the organisers who will have to limit entries for the next Dragon to be held on the 18th of December, so get your entries off early to be sure of a place.
The atmosphere in the main hall was electric as dragon players shared the hall with day 2 of the Senior Team Championships.
Under 11s and Under 15s got under way bright and early at 9am, entries in both event far exceeding those received for the last Dragon.
The larger entry brought some shock results as the winners from all 3 events at the last dragon were swept away by the tide of new talent. The under 11s winner was Jake Simeone (Swansea), whilst the runner up was last under 11s champion Joseph Roberts (Cardiff).
In the Under 15s Jack Fletcher (Bargoed) went one better than last time winning, from runner up Macauley Morgan (Cardiff). 3 of the top finishers in the under 15s have now entered next Sundays Blaenau Gwent Open, and it will be interesting to see the gap between the more established stars and the dragon contenders.
No sooner had the organisers finalised the under 11 and under 15 placings, when 31 under 13 players stormed the organisers desk to be signed in.
Again the tide of new talent swept aside the winners of the last under 13 dragon, no fewer than 5 new players finishing above the last under 13 champion. In the end Steffan Griffiths took the win from James Beadle, the end coming at 6.30pm as staff were clearing the hall!
Still, a great day of table tennis for the new players, lots of matches, lots of fun, certificates for all, and trophies for the lucky (but talented) few.
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