BATTS Under 13's 2* Super Series - September 19, 2019
A little low in numbers, this one, as there were some other tournaments going on at the same time, but as usual, BATTS attracted a wide selection of Under 13 talent to Harlow, and it proved to be a very good tournament indeed. In all, 32 boys and girls competed in six mini-leagues on a round-robin basis, which then divided into three Bands competing on a knock-out basis.
The top honours went to #1 Seed Ollie Maric-Murray (South Croydon), who got to the Final by beating Sienna Jetha (London Academy), and then Tianer Yu (Greenhouse), seeded fourth. Maric Murray faced Larry Trumpauskas (Fusion) the #3 Seed, who had got there by defeating Max Radivan (Urban), Ralphy Pattison (BATTS), and Francesco Bonato (London Foxes). The final went to four ends with Maric-Murray winning the first two 11:7, 11:1, before Trumpauskas replied with a solid 11:3. Maric -Murray struck back with an emphatic 11:5, which earned him the Band 1 Winner's cheque for £80.00.
The Band 2 Finals was won by the highest-placed competitor, Kai Sun Yiu (London Academy) who saw off two Woodford Wells players, Oliver Tozer and Adam Alibai. He was taken to five ends by Wilson Tram, who had started the day at the bottom of Group 5 and would have been thought lucky to have done much in Band 3. A graduate of a nearby Club, Water Lane, Tram recently arrived at BATTS and saw off Brandon Hurtado (Fusion) and Daniel Caroe (Weald) en route to his showdown with Kai Sun. It was by far the longest and most gruelling of the Finals. Tram won the first 11:8 before Kai Sun fought back 11:2. Tram stuck in to take the third 12:10 only for Kai Sun to respond with an 11:7, and with momentum and tournament experience going his way, finished off with an 11:5 which earned him £25.00 in prize money.
The Band 3 Final also went the way of the form book with Jeremy Davies beating Krzysztof Szemro (Rowhedge) and then BATTS Clubmate Richard Dodson to get there. He was faced by Edward Dyson (Cumberland LTC) who after a withdrawal, beat Charles Donald (BATTS) in the Semi-Final. The Final went to three games with Davies winning 11:2, 11:3, 11:4.
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