Junior Boys’ winner Joe Pilkington

Local lad Thomas Rayner beat the top three seeds on his way to winning the sixth Bishop Auckland Bribar 2star.

Entries came from as far south as Basingstoke and Ilford and a record number of more than 65 players took part.

And Durham’s Tom Rayner beat both the second and third seeds to reach the final, before seeing off top seed Rhys Davies from Lancashire to win the event.

The under 11-plate title was won by Gene McGhee from Cleveland, beating Alex Weatherby from Lancashire.

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 four games. The plate was won by Bishop Auckland’s Anya Milne, beating Lucy Gent in the final.

The under-13 boys went as expected, with top Seed Kieran Wardell taking the top prize, beating second seed Rhys Davies in a scintillating final

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 boys’ plate before losing to Darlington’s Luke Robinson in the final.

Junior Girls’ winner Chloe Lingard

Jasmin Wong also had a very good day; as top seed in the under-13 girls’ singles and the cadet girls’ singles, she duly took home both titles, defeating Darcie Proud in the u13 final and Chloe Lingard in the Cadets. The u13 plate was an all-Darlington affair, with Erin Greensmith beating Katie Wray in four games.

Chloe Lingard finished the day in the winners’ position, taking the junior girls’ title by beating Katie Peacock in the final. Katie had a good win over second seeded Amy Webster in the semi-finals and also reached the final of the cadet girls’ plate event, this time beating Abbey Maddison. Maddison’s second final of the day was the junior girls’ 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. The junior boys’ plate saw an all Bishop final, with Jack Jacomb defeating Rob Renton.

The next Bishop Auckland Bribar 2star is on October 11th, entry forms out soon.