The inaugural Weatherby Junior 2 Star table-tennis competition commences at Palatine Leisure Centre, Blackpool on the weekend of the 14/15 December 2013 with some of the country’s best cadet and junior players in attendance. The boys U13 event is particularly strong with 4 out of the top 6 on the current ETTA ranking list in attendance; James Smith (Kent), Harry Dai (Yorkshire), Shayan Siraj (Yorkshire) and Lancashire’s own Amirul Hussain are all in contention for the title.

An excellent 95 entries have been received, 33 for the junior boys competition with 13 entries being submitted for the junior girls. A further 30 for the cadet boys and another 14 entries for the cadet girls.

A copy of the group sheets can be viewed via the links below:

Saturday 14th December – Under 11 and Cadet events

Sunday 15th December – Under 13 and Junior events

Thanks to the Weatherby brothers and in particular Ian and Keith Weatherby who have secured £1700 in cash, vouchers and trophies for the event, and thanks to the main sponsors:

Lilleymans, Fine Furniture & Homeware

Paymatters, Accountancy Services:

Table Tennis equipment supplier Bill Thornton will also be attending the event. Giving all table-tennis lovers a perfect opportunity to purchase new rubbers and blades as well as any other necessities they require such as bat cases, shoes, towels and table tennis balls. You can visit Bill’s site online at:

All spectators of any age are welcome to come and watch the high standard of table-tennis being played at the leisure centre, with no fee being required to watch.

We hope to see you there.

Alec Whitaker
Blackpool TTC – Press Officer