E.B.Y.D.S. School of Excellence – County Finals Report By Mike Taylor
Held at Horsham I.B.C., the competition was split into juniors (under 11) and seniors (under 16).
Representing Eastbourne & District I.B.C. in the juniors were Sophie Cable, Freddie Cable and Alex Dunne, with Charlie Cable in the seniors. Alex and Freddie won all their group games, with Alex winning the singles on shot difference. Alex also won the skills test, with Freddie second. Alex emerged as overall victor with Freddie 2nd and Sophie 5th. In the seniors, Charlie won all of his singles games and came 4th in the skills tests – winning the overall trophy on countback.
Alex and Charlie will now compete in the regional finals in April. Eastbourne indoor coach Dave Buttle congratulated the players on their success and will welcome new junior members to the club at 5 Hampden Park Drive, Eastbourne BN22 9QR. The juniors also play outdoors during the summer at Eastbourne B.C. 3 Saffrons Road, where new members are also welcome.