More A Wards for Alec Ward

The fourth annual Cramlington 2 Star Junior Tournament, sponsored by Aalco, the UK’s leading metal stockholder, was held on Sunday 6 November 2011. With 47 competitors it proved to be an enjoyable and entertaining day for competitors and spectators alike, and gave those present a glimpse of a potential top English player of the not too distant future.

Twelve year old Alec Ward from Middlesbrough was the star of the day at the Cramlington 2 Star Junior Tournament, winning the Under 13 Boys Singles, the Cadet Boys Singles and the Junior Boys Singles.

He had little difficulty in taking the Under 13 title with an easy straight sets win over Joshua Harland of Cleveland in the final.

In the Cadet Boys he defeated Northumberland’s Dean Richardson, again in straight sets but his best performance was in the Junior Boys. After winning his group, which included Northumberland’s Adam Curran, he easily beat Calum White of Cleveland and then put out local boy Ellis Cooper to set up a meeting with Northumberland’s top junior, Ryan Richardson in the final. This turned out to be a fantastic match with both players giving a tremendous effort. After swinging one and then the other the young Middlesbrough player edged home 12 – 10 in the fifth end.

In a similar achievement to Ward Eleanor Davidson (Cv) took home two winners trophies when she won the cadet girls and junior girls events and Sophie Barlow (Cv) repeated that performance when she won the under 13 girls and under 11 girls titles.

Will Dobinson (Cv) took the under 11 boys title.

Full results are:

Under 11 boys: Semi finals – Will Dobinson beat Charlie Anderson
Cameron Elcoat beat Simon Knopf
Finals – Dobinson beat Elcoat

Will Dobinson


Cameron Elcoat








Under 11 girls: Final – Sophie Barlow beat Devonne Allison


Sophie Barlow (left) and Devonne Allison


Under 13 boys: Semi finals – Alec Ward (Cv) beat Jack Quinn (Nd)

Joshua Harland (Cv) beat Cameron Parker (Cv)
Final Ward beat Harland

Alec Ward


Joshua Harland








Under 13 girls and Cadet girls: 

Semi finals – Eleanor Davidson (Cv) beat Devonne Allison (Cv)
Katie Barlow (Cv) beat Sophie Barlow (Cv)
Final – Davidson beat Barlow

Katie Barlow (left) and Eleanor Davidson


Cadet boys: Semi finals – Alec Ward (Cv) beat Aaron Uppal (Cv)

Dean Richardson (Nd) beat Joshua Harland (Cv)
Final – Ward beat Richardson


Dean Richardson

Junior boys: Semi finals – Alec Ward (Cv) beat Calum White (Cv)
Ryan Richardson (Nd) beat Samuel Hitchin (Cv)
Final – Ward beat Richardson


Ryan Richardson








Junior boys consolation event: Semi finals – Joshua Harland (Cv) beat Thomas Bouchard (Y)
Adam Barlow (Cv) beat Adam Shafiq (Nd)
Final – Harland beat Barlow

Junior girls: In a final group play off of 4 Eleanor Davidson (Cv) came out in first position
With Eszter Soos (Du) in second place.


Eleanor Davidson

Eszter Soos

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