The fifth annual Cramlington 2 Star Junior Tournament, sponsored by aalco, the UK’s leading metal stockholder, was held on Sunday 4 November 2012. With 51 competitors it proved to be an enjoyable and entertaining day for competitors and spectators alike, and gave those present a glimpse of a potential England players of the future.
Players from Cleveland dominated this years competition. The Junior Boys Singles was won by Josh Harland of Ormesby who beat fellow Ormesby player Sam Hitchen in a very exciting final getting home 12 – 10 in the fifth end. On his way to the final he put out Kaine MacDonald in the quarters and Joe Clark in the semis. Hitchen had accounted for Aaron Uppal of Ormesby and Dean Richardson of Northumberland.
Clark , who plays forNorthfield, had a good day winning both the Cadet Boys and the Under 13 boys. He defeated Northumberland’s Arran Kent in the quarters of the cadets, young Joseph Saxton from Rotherham in the semis and then produced the shock of the day by beating Harland over four ends in the final.
Nine year old Saxton won the Under 11 Boys Group with Ormesby’s Joshua Weatherby runner up whilst the Junior Boys Plate was won by another Ormesby player, Calum White.
Northfield’s Hannah Clark, like her brother, also had a splendid day, taking both the junior and cadet Girls titles. In the Juniors she defeated top seed Eleanor Davidson in the semis and then went on to beat Katie Barlow in the final, which was a repeat of the Cadet Girls final.
The Under 13 Girls saw victory for Sophie Barlow over Holly Williams in an allNorthfieldfinal
Ormesby’s Charlotte Weatherby won the Under 11 Girls Group with Lily May Williams coming second.
Holly Williams had the consolation of winning the Junior Girls Plate., defeating Amy Webster in the final.
Junior Boys: Semis: Harland beat J. Clark 7 4 1 Hitchen beatRichardson 7 11 5
Final: Harland beat Hitchen 8 -11 8 -13 10
Junior Girls: Semis: K.Barlow beat S.Barlow 9 -7 4 8 H. Clark beat Davidson 14 8 8
Final: H.Clark beat K.Barlow 7 5 6
Cadet Girls: Semis: K.Barlow beat H.Williams 4 10 7 H.Clark beat S.Barlow -7 11 7 7
Final: H.Clark beat K.Barlow -5 11 10 -8 11
Cadet Boys Semis: J.Clark beat Harry Saxton 8 3 7 Harland beat MacDonald 7 8 5
Final: J.Clark beat Harland -4 9 7 6
Under 13 Boys; Final: J.Clark beat J.Saxton 5 -7 7 -9 6
Under 13 Girls; Final: S.Barlow beat H.Williams 9 -8 -9 6 7
Under 11 Boys Group: 1st: J.Saxton 2nd: J.Weatherby
Under 11 Girls Group: 1st: C.Weatherby 2nd: L.M. Williams
Junior Boys Plate: Final: White beat Ashwell -5 8 10 8
Junior Girls Plate: Final: H.Williams beat Webster 4 8 8