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We had a good last term with the completion of our internal club competitions.

The Lightning Competition

The lightning competition involves fast play with the use of clocks. Ayden Salajee came third with 70.00%, Jack Barnett came second with a 71.43% score, but the clear winner was Matthew Barton, returning from his GCSE’s, who retained his championship from last year with an unbeaten score of 100%.


The Knockout competition

The Knockout competition required the recording of matches and should be seen as high-level attainment by the players, from which all learned and made progress.  It was taken so seriously that some games went over two sessions, but the tournament was won by Jack Barnett in a good final match against Joshua Bee, with Oliver Manchester third.

The Plate Competition

We always have a Plate competition for those younger players who are usually eliminated in the first round and this year that too proved to be a thrilling competition, with Freddie Bee emerging victorious in the final against Ernest Saunders, with Nikolaos Halvatzis coming third.

The Grand Prix

The Grand Prix ranking tournament is played over the season and requires the steady collection of points every week. This event has seen a good battle every week particularly between James Robertson and Jack Barnett who battled over third place, with James just winning that at the last by 40 points;

 

The Manchester’s have not been able to make every week, so it was a fine achievement by Thomas Manchester to finish in second place;
The deserved winner is Ayden Salajee, and by some 400 points.

 

Other News

Many of our players have been involved for their schools in the Primary Cup and Butler Cup county finals this term, so well done to all in BHJC for the standards achieved this year.

 

James Robertson was awarded the Star of the Week trophy and becomes our Star for the Summer.