The Greater Manchester Individual Schools Championships for U13 boys and U16 boys took place at Newman RC College, Oldham on the 6th February. The event was organised at short notice by Jason Jones, head of PE from Newman RC College. Unfortunately, there were no girls events, due to a lack of entries, so Sandy Choong from Woodhey HS, made it forward in the U13 girls event.

Boys from Standish HS Wigan, Woodhey HS Bury, Newman College Oldham, Alrincham Boys School, Salford Grammar School and Bolton Boys School participated in the boys U13 and U16 boys events. The play during the day was of a good standard, particularly within the U16 boys event with the eventual winner being Ryan Choong, England Rating No 1 in England and the U13 boys event was won by Nathan Tripathi.

Ryan Choong, Boys U16 Winner from Woodhey HS, Bury

All the winners will now go forward to play in the National Schools Individual Finals in Wolverhampton on the 21st, April 2018.