The 6th Bishop Auckland Bribar 2star took place on the 24th of May with entries from as far south as Basingstoke and Ilford and a record entry of over 65 players.
The under 11 boys was won by Durham’s own Thomas Rayner. Tom beat both 2nd and 3rd seed to reach the final, beating top seed Rhys from Lancashire to win the event with Leo Pontone reached the quarter finals.
The under 11 plate title was won by Gene McGhee from Cleveland beating Alex Weatherby from Lancashire. Bishop’s Luke Mitchell reached the semi-finals and Joe Sparke lost one round earlier in the quarter finals.
The under 11 girls final saw top seeds Amy Marriott and Anaya Patel battle it out for the title with Amy justifying her top seed position, going home with the title in 4 games. The U11 girl’s plate was won by Bishop Auckland’s Anya Milne beating Lucy Gent in the final.
The under 13’s boys went as expected, with top Seed Kieran Wardell taking the top prize, beating second seed Rhys Davies in a scintillating final. The bishop players also had good days with Leo scoring a great win over a higher ranked Luke Nimmo in the group before reaching the semis of u13’s plate, Adam Handy reached the quarter finals of the plate event. Luca Pontone and Peter Smallcombe reached the later stages of the mian event with Luca reaching the quarter finals before losing in 5 to Kieran and Peter going down in 4 to Rhys in the semi-finals.
The plate event was won by Cleveland’s Chris Edwards who beat Luke Nimmo from Lincolnshire. Chris, who had a fantastic event, also reached the final of the cadet boy’s plate before losing to Darlington’s Luke Robinson in the final.
Adam Hanby in his first event also did well to reach the Quarter finals of the cadet boys plate with Sam Hume and Conor Elston just missing out losing in the Semi of the plate. The quarter finals of the main event saw 4 bishop players just miss out on the semis, Luca Pontone, Peter Smallcombe, Jack Jacomb and Max Duffin.
Jasmin Wong also had a very good day at the office; as top seed in the under 13’s girls singles and the cadet girls singles, she duly took home both titles, defeating Darcie Proud in the u13 girl’s final and Chloe Lingard in the cadets respectfully, both of Lincolnshire. The u13 girl’s plate was an all Darlington affair with Erin Greensmith beating Katie Wray in 4 games.
Chloe however finished the day in the winners position winning the junior girls title beating Katie Peacock in the final who had a good win over second seeded Amy Webster in the semi-finals. Katie also reached the final of the cadet girl’s plate event, this time beating Abbey Maddison. Abbey Maddison’s second final of the day was the junior girl’s plate event where she was beaten by Jessica Dunn from Swerve.
Justin Wong kept winning in the family by upset the seeding by beating top seed Will Dobinson in the final of the cadet boys, however the roles were reversed in the junior boys when unseeded Joe Walker upset Justin the quarter finals before Joe lost to Josh Harland in the semis. The final saw a battle of the top two seeds Josh Harland and Joe Pilkington with Joe coming away with the title with a 3-1 victory. Zak and Tom both reached the last 16 with Max going one further to the quarters. In the plate Bishop players got into gear with Connor Elston reaching the quarters along with Joe Hume, Younger Hume brother Sam went a round further to the semi junior boys plate before losing to winner Jack Jacomb who beat team mate Robert Renton in the final.