National Schools Finals
Bishop Auckland Players Anya Milne, Peter Smallcombe, Sam Hume and Robert Renton took the long drive down to Tipton to take part in the English School Table Tennis Association National finals. Anya competing in her first national event outside of Bishop found the going tough including the top seed and eventual winner in her group. However Anya was not out classed and put in some sterling performances. Peter Smallcombe fell short by the smallest of margins to making it to the last 16. Winning 2 of his matches but losing to the top player in his group in the 5th set after being 2-0 down. Rob and Sam also found the going tough but not before making higher ranked players work for the wins with Rob taking an end from England number 14 Hugh Pang.