Under 18 Singles Handicap Tournament 2020 (Blenheim Alpaca)
This yearâ€™s Blenheim Alpaca tournament was held at the Wellington court and was interrupted mid-way by the sudden change in the Covid tier structure, with
Wellington going into Tier 4. As a result, only the â€œBâ€ competition was completed with the â€œAâ€ event to take place as soon as possible in the new year.
This year the entry was capped at 24 juniors to make it easier to comply with the Tier 3 Covid regulations. The 12 youngsters with the highest handicaps played on the Saturday in the â€œBâ€ competition. For many of them it was their first taste of tournament play and there were many close fought matches.
In the end it came down to a final between two young players from Wellington, Tanish and Poppy. The match was all square at 3-3 all before Tanish took charge and went on to win 6-3 to win the â€œBâ€ title. Many thanks go out to Wellington for holding the event in these most difficult of circumstances and to The Dedanistsâ€™ Foundation for their continued support and sponsorship.