For some the number 13 is unlucky but the 13th Bishop Auckland Bribar 2 star was a good event for David Gofton winning both the Cadet and Junior Boys titles. Seeded number 1 in the cadets saw David win the event only dropping one set against Jamie Peacock in the quarter finals. His opponent in the final was 3rd seeded Adam Szabo who battled his way to the final with a 5-set victory over Luke Nimmo in the quarter finals and another 5-set victory over 2nd seed Che Goldbourne.
Bishop Auckland players Jake Lomax in his first national 2-star tournament reached the last 16 along with Adam Hanby, Alex Robinson and Jake Haygarth both reached the Quarter finals with Jake scoring a great win over a player 40 places higher than him.
Luke Mitchell won the Cadet Boys plate event beating Flynn Connolly from Grantham in the final with Matthew Pearson and Sean Stobart both reached the semis and Hayden Gilmour the Quarters.
The cadet girls saw shocks galore, Top seeded Katie Bates ended up finishing second in her group losing to Eve Witterick, 3rd seeded Steffi Popa finished 3rd in group 3 to end up in the plate event. Only second seeded Anya Milne took the predicted place in the draw, before losing in 5 tight ends to Amy Mold who in the round before had beaten Katie Bates by the time Amy reached the final she had picked up 3 unexpected higher ranked wins. The final saw Eve too strong for Amy coming out winner in 3.
The Juniors wasn’t all plain sailing for Gofton, losing in his group to Lee Tinkler, David had to take the other side of the draw, 6th seeded Chris Edwards was also beaten in the group by Sam Hume, along with withdrawal of seeded Luke Robinson and Dan Olsberg left the draw wide open. Top Seeded Kieran Wardell made his way to the semis where he then met Gofton, who came out winner in 4, the other Semi saw Second seed Adam Webster overcome Ben Savage in 3 straight games, before a 5- set final with Gofton coming out winner in 5. Jack Jacomb also reached the quarter finals.
The junior boys plate was won by David Porublak beating Jordan Dove 3-1 in the final with both players overcoming tight 5 set semis finals verse Tom Konarski and Adam Hanby. Hayden Gilmour and Jack Lomax both reached the Quarter finals with Kieron Bowes unluckily going down the last 16
The Juniors Girls, unlike the boys’ event went the way of the seeding with top seeded Rana Raseem overcoming Zoe Hewitt over 4 games in the final, third seeded Charlotte Marsden and Katie Peacock losing semi-finalists. Reem Raseem made it a family affair taking the Junior Girls plate final overcoming Steffi Popa in the final with Emma Smith losing out in the semis.
The under 13’s saw both 2nd seeds crowned champions, The Girls saw Anya Milne take home the title beating Sophie Richardson, Sophie who had won group one on count back after beating Katie Bates and then losing to Rebecca Savage then beat Isabella Crooks in the semi with Anya Beating Rebecca Savage. Katie Bates was plate event winner with a walk over vs Lucy Bridle.
The boys saw Lennon Maughan crowned champion beating club mate and top seed Ehsan Jawadi in the final, Jake Haygarth and Jay Misty-Moulton losing semi-finalists, Gregory Frey was crowned under 13’s plate champion beating Sebastian Kilsby in the final.