Congratulations to Stiga player Charotte Bardsley who is a Cup champion again.
Charlotte Bardsley came out on top of a three-way countback and became Junior National Cup champion.
All pictures by John Upham.
The top three seeds in the girls’ competition had been level after the first day in Plymouth, and nothing had changed at the end of the second day – except that each lost their 100% record.
The first to go was in round 7 when Bardsley beat Mollie Patterson 4-1. The following round saw Patterson come from 3-1 down to defeat Denise Payet 4-3 (7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 5-11, 13-11, 11-7, 12-10).
It meant Payet needed to beat Bardsley to retain a chance of gold, and she did so in the final round by a scoreline of 4-2 (12-10, 7-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-7).
That left the final verdict with the ‘mathematicians’ and it was second seed Bardsley who had done enough, finishing a fraction ahead of top-ranked Payet, with third seed Patterson in third.
Charlotte Bardsley ‘There were also two terrific comebacks in the girls’ competition on Sunday as eighth seed Mari Baldwin came from 3-0 down to defeat fourth-ranked Jasmin Wong 14-12 in the decider in round 6, while seventh seed Gemma Kerr also turned around a 3-0 deficit against fifth seed Darcie Proud in the following round.
Girls: 1 Charlotte Bardsley, 2 Denise Payet, 3 Mollie Patterson, 4 Ruby Chan, 5 Megan Gidney, 6 Mari Baldwin, 7 Jasmin Wong, 8 Darcie Proud, 9 Tiana Dennison, 10 Gemma Kerr
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