Scottish Tambourelli Under 16s Championships 18th November 2012
Plenty of Under 16s turned up to test their skills against players from different clubs and places. The standard of play was exceptionally high. The original club run at the Merrick Leisure Centre, Newton Stewart is still turning out exemplary players.
The volunteers were happy to referee games all day. All the children were kept busy by playing everyone else in their group and then playing Doubles games with a random partner from the different age group. Malachy Wight and Andrew Cannon, two players from Wigtown Club showed their ability by winning the Mixed Doubles against Barnaby Williams and Jodie Salfenmoser. The Under 9s Girl winner was Vanessa Ho, the mixed Under 9s winner was Rory Mann playing Charlie in a quality final. The 9 – 11 girls winner was Jodie Salfenmoser beating Bethany Proudfoot. The 9 – 11 boys was the biggest class. The final was between Newton players both playing very well. Ruairi Beattie managed to retain his title playing Aiden Brock. The Girls 12 – 15 winner was Sheree Johnston playing Lindsey Barr. The 12 – 15 Mixed group was won by Rowan Appleton – Wickens from South London Tambourelli against Fraser Dawson, Newton Stewart. This was a great match going to 3 games and 5 deuces before Rowan claimed the victory.
All the entrants received a Tambourelli T shirt. Chloe Bruce was thanked for organising the event and gratefully received a T shirt from Wigtown Tambourelli Club. The volunteers wish to thank the players for coming along , playing well and being good sports. And congratulations to the regulars who’s commitment to the game has enabled some excellent quality play.