Last Sunday, October 2nd, saw the first Bournemouth ETTA One Star Tournament which took place in Portchester School’s new Sportshall.
With over 65 entries, from over 7 counties, the day was set for a fantastic competition.
The venue definitely had the ‘Wow’ factor’ clearly evident on the faces of both players and parents as they entered the arena set up with 12 Butterfly tables and over a 100 new Joola barriers. Geoff Ware, who has been round the country playing in tournaments for many years commented, ‘What an excellent venue with good flooring and lighting!  The potential for this venue to enhance table tennis competition in the South is certainly exciting.’
Alan Mann also provided some fantastic memories for the day and has kindly made his pictures available for viewing on his web site and for purchase at a very reasonable price.

Great competition was evident throughout the day with an excellent friendly atmosphere.
Results as follows for the day
Cadet Boys Winner – Finn Morgan-Bayliss – Dorset
Runner up – Jimmy Yeung – Hampshire

Junior Boys Winner – Finn Morgan-Bayliss – Dorset
Runner-up – Mustafa Mohamed – Middlesex

Cadet Girls Winner – Juste Mockeliunaite – Somerset
Runner-up – Amy Blagbrough – Hampshire

Junior Girls Winner – Rebecca Kuzu – Dorset
Runner-up – Hannah McErlane – Dorset

Consolation Trophies awarded for superb performances and excellent character :

Cadets: William Stevens – Hampshire and Thomas Moran – London
Juniors: Chris Clifford – Hertfordshire and Jordan Bone – Devon

‘Geoff Ware Sportsman of the Day Trophy’-  Vincent Cheung –Hampshire

Many thanks as always to Portchester School, Ralph Weeks, Mike Smith, John Fox, Dave Wiles, Carrie and the team.