Staffordshire team honours
2014 Under 9 team
2013 Under 11 team
2013 Under 9 team
2012 Under 11 team
2012 Under 9 team
2011 Under 11 team
2011 Under 9 team
2010 Under 11 team
2010 Under 9 team
2009 Under 11 team
2009 Under 9 team
2008 Honours

Thank you
Thanks must go to Traci Whifield for the time she spent organising and looking after the team. Also, for sending the details for this report.

The 2009 Under 11 team

Ten teams went to North Chadderton Upper School in Oldham on 21 March for EPSCA’s under 11 zone championships. Just 5 of those teams would qualify for the final, would ours be one of them?

Each team was made up of 20 players plus 4 reserves. Like the Under 9 team, Staffordshire's Under 11 team was made up of players from the combined Birmingham and Staffordshire areas, selected because of their performances in school, local and national competitions. The team that went to Oldham were:

Leo Tsoi

(England U11 team trials qualifier)

Edward Davies

Hari Nijjar

Si-Woo Kim

Aman Chawla

Ashwin Kalyana

Ashrit Chohan

Prittam Mandair

Sajan Sanghera

Jack Healings

Matthew Fergusson

David Kay

Rishi Sanger

Mia Villon

Jacob Cartlidge

Emma Crick

Rory Knipe

Tom Davies

Karan Gohill

Sam Beardmore

Skye Wiggins

Manpreet Mandair

Sanam Chawla

Jacob Boswell

The opposition was strong and every one of our players had to fight hard for points in each of the three rounds. Special mention must go to Hari Nijjar, Ashwin Kalyana (Still aged Under 9!) and David Kay who all achieved perfect scores 3 out of 3 and also to Leo Tsoi who scored 2½ points against other counties board 1 players.

The team finished in fifth place, level with Oldham on 30½ points. Only five teams can qualify for the final, so a tie-breaker was required. Looking at the number of wins and draws for each team, Staffordshire had 29 wins and 3 draws, while Oldham had 30 wins and 1 draw. Because they had more wins, Oldham qualified for the final.

Well done to all the players

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Please contact:

Traci Whitfield  and  Andrew Davies


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