West Open Day 2
Junior Boys Singles
Keir Morton topped group 1 defeating Rayyan Khalid and Chris Mexson. Group 2 was won by Danny Bajwa who defeated Luke Hennessey and Patric Hollywood. Group 3 was won by Harvey McDonald who defeated Michael Zhang and Jacob Munro. Group 4 was won by Zaid Khalid who defeated Tony Nelson, David Hay and Chad Duncan. Group 5 was won by the returning Charlie Morton who defeated Rafal Wilowski, Fergus McLean and Euan Walker.
In the play offs, Michael Zhang defeated Luke Hennessey (3-2) and Rayaan Khalid defeated Tony Nelson (3-2).
In the quarter finals, Keir Morton won (3-0) against Michael Zhang, Zaid Khalid survived a (3-2) marathon against Charlie Morton. Harvey McDonald accounted for Rafal Wilowski (3-0) and Danny Bajwa defeated Rayyan Khalid (3-0).
In the semi-finals, Keir Morton took out Zaid Khalid 3-0 and Danny Bajwa defeated Harvey McDonald (3-1).
It was an all Dumfries final with the two top seeds reaching the final. Having dropped the first set Danny came back strong to win the title 3-1 to win the junior boys title.
In the junior girls’ event, Faye Leggett won group 1 with wins against Paula Callaghan and Naomi Provan, Pauls was the runner up.
Group 2 was won by Wiktoria Smolarek, who had lost to Catrin Ace but defeated Amelia Norbury and Holly McNamara to win the count back. Amelia Norbury was the runner up.
In the semi-finals, Faye Leggett defeated Amelia Norbury (3-0) and Paula Callaghan scored a good win against club mate Wiktoria Smolarek (3-0) to reach the final.
In the final it was a rematch from group 1 as Faye Leggett took on Paula Callaghan. Faye was a worthy winner of the junior girls’ title winning (3-1).
Danny Bajwa added a second title by teaming up with Keir Morton to win the junior doubles event, they defeated Harvey McDonald and Tony Nelson in the final3-1 to win the title. In the semi-final Danny/Keir defeated Charlie McGowan/Haydyn Jackson. Harvey and Tony accounted for David Hay/Jacob Munro in their semi-final.
Group 1 was won by Charlie Morton who defeated Haydyn Jackson, Jacob Munro and Finlay Hunter. Group 2 was won by Rafal Wilowski, who had accounted for Patric Hollywood, Charlie McGowan and Kris Taylor. Group 3 was won by Michael Zhang, who defeated Chad Duncan, Fergus McLean and Euan Walker. Group 4’s winner was David Hay who won against Rayyan Khalid, Nathan Hogg and Keiran Walker. Group 5’s winner was Luke Hennessey who won against Joshua Orr, Aron McDonald and MacKenzie Rough.
In the plays offs it was an all North Ayrshire account as Chad Duncan faced Patric Hollywood. In a very Close match it was Patric who emerged as the winner (3-2). In the other play off match Rayyan Khalid accounted for Haydyn Jackson (3-10).
In the quarter finals, Charlie Morton defeated Patric Hollywood (3-0), Luke Hennessey defeated David Hay (3-0), Michael Zhang defeated Joshua Orr (3-0) and Rafal Wilowski defeated Rayyan Khalid (3-1).
In the semi-finals, Charlie Morton continued his fine form as he defeated Luke Hennessey (3-0) and Rafal Wilowski defeated Michael Zhang (3-0)
Charlie Morton was a worthy winner of the cadet boys title defeating Rafal Wilowski (3-0) in the final.
Group 1 was won by Faye Leggett, who defeated Amelia Norbury, Holly McNamara and Katie Fulton. Group 2 was won by Wiktoria Smolarek who got her revenge from her earlier loss against Catrin Ace, also defeated Naomi Provan and Jessica Hogg.
In the semi-finals Faye Leggett defeated Catrin Ace (3-0) and Wiktoria Smolarek defeated Amelia Norbury (3-1).
In the final Faye Leggett secured her second title of the day defeating Wiktoria Smolarek (3-0).
Group 1 was won by Charlie McGowan, who defeated Keiran Walker and Mackenzie Rough. Group 2 was won by Kailun Yuan, who is currently ranked number 3 at under 10 level in China, Kailun defeated Haydn Jackson and Finlay Hunter. Group 3 was won Nathan Hogg who defeated Kris Taylor, Daniel McFaul and Aron McDonald.
In the quarter finals, Haydn Jackson defeated Kris Taylor (3-0) and Nathan Hogg defeated Keiran Walker (3-0).
In the semi-finals, Charlie McGowan was a thriller against Haydn Jackson (3-2) to reach the final and Kailun Yuan also secured a (3-2) win against Nathan Hogg.
In the final, both Charlie and Kailun put on an excellent display of table tennis, well beyond their years to enthral the crowd, but it was the visiting Kailun who was the victor securing his first West Open title defeating Charlie (3-1) in an excellent final.
Amelia Smolarek was the winner of the minor girls’ event, defeating Jessica Hogg and Katie Fulton to secure the title, Jessica Hogg was the runner up.
Kailun Yuan was the winner of the under 11 event defeating Daniel McFaul, Amelia Smolarek, Ross Marshall and Ruairaidh MacLean. Daniel McFaul was the runner up.
The West of Scotland Table Tennis League would like to thank Alison Woods, Ken Cadogan, Corinna Whitaker and Senga Thomson for all their help in the running of the event, their help was very much appreciated.
Our thanks to the Sports Council for Glasgow for their support of the event.
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