Junior Jenks does the Double
Jac Jenkins out performed everyone in the recent Burton 1star to take both Cadets and under 13's events without dropping a set. On his way to the Cadet final he beat Welsh Team mate Tommy Heydon in the semis. In the under 13's event Jac had no problems to the final with beating the English number 1 in the under 11 age category. Tommy on this occasion lost out to Aman Rashid in the 2nd round and Marc Castro losing out to James Smith in the Quarters.
A huge congratulations to all the West Wales youngsters who participated in the Burton 1 star. Travelling up were Harry Langley (Penlan), Luca Caplin (Mumbles), Lawrence John (Penlan), Tommy Heydon Mumbles), Tatsuki Dale-Thomas (Carmarthen), Steffan Griffiths (Carmarthen), Marc Castro (Penlan) and Anna Hursey (Penlan).
Tommy lost out to eventual winner and Welsh Team mate Jac Jenkins in the Semi Final. On Tommy's way to the final he met West Wales team mate Lawrence John on the 2nd the round. Steffan Griffiths managed to get through his group and lost to Sean Drewery from England.
Only 2 from West Wales managed to make it through to the knockout stages. Tommy lost out to Amar Rashid 3-1 a player he beat 3-0 in the Cadets. Marc Castro played extremely well but lost out to James Smith in the Quarter final.
In the under 11 event Luca Caplin managed to get the furthest by reaching the Semi final. He lost out to Tong Wah Chan a very good player from England. Harry Langley played out of his skin to reach the quarter final but Tong Wah Chan also got the better of him.
Anna Hursey also competed extremely well throughout the competition very bright youngster for the future.
At the beginning of the day the kids were given the task of working hard throughout the day and to show good sportsmanship. Through the day the organiser commented on how good the players were showing good sportsmanship. As a coach I'm very pleased with all the kids but each now knows the areas they need to focus on.