Stiga Blackpool Junior 4 Star Preview

Martin Ireland

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Alec Ward

Stiga Blackpool Junior 4 Star
Blackpool Sports Centre, West Park Drive – 18/19 May 2013.

The Stiga Blackpool Junior 4 Star re-emerges this weekend after a seven year absence from the tournament calendar. The event takes place at Blackpool Sports Centre in Stanley Park and promises a number of close fought battles.

Saturday starts off with the U13 events which in the Boys event includes top seeds Alex Ramsden (Northamptonshire), Olly Tyndall (Gloucestershire), Harry Dai (Yorkshire) and Joseph Clarke (Cleveland), all within the top six in the country. In the U13 Girls Lancashire’s own Megan Dillon will be competing for the top spot against Amy Blagbrough (Hampshire), Bhavika Mistry (Northamptonshire) and Sophie Barlow (Cleveland).

Following the Cadet Banded events it is the turn of the Cadet Boys with top seeds Alec Ward (Cleveland), Omar Khassal (Middlesex), Robert Barker (Lancashire) and Ryan Williams (Essex). The Cadet Girls includes Zahna Hall (Middlesex), Hibah Feredj (Middlesex), Kate Nixon (Yorkshire) and Megan Dillon.

Sunday sees the day start with the Junior Banded events followed by the Junior Boys with Alec Ward topping the leader board, with Gabriel Achampong (Middlesex), Sam Cowan (Middlesex) and Joshua Robinson (Bedfordshire) also in contention.

The Junior Girls has Kate Nixon (Yorkshire), Hibah Feredj and Bethany Farnworth (Lancashire) competing for the title.

Thanks to our sponsors Stiga, Thornton’s Sports and to Blackpool Borough Council without whose support we couldn’t run the event.

If you are in the NW why not pay us a visit – Directions.

For a full copy of the draw click here.

By Martin Ireland

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