Four players from Bishop Auckland Table Tennis Club took part in an international tournament from the 17th till the 20th of May in Hungary. The team of six which included Bishop players Emma Smith, Troy Maddison, Jack Jacomb and Sam Hume were picked to represent table tennis in an international challenge event which also saw others competing in Streetball and Beach football.
All players competed in a team singles event which were separated into boys and girls matches which was then followed by 3 doubles matches: a boys’ doubles team, a girls’ doubles team and the remaining two players playing a mixed doubles match. The final medals matches saw a strong Romanian side containing national champions come out victorious, meaning a silver would be best place finish if the team could beat host county Hungary. The match started well with Sam, Jack and Troy all winning their singles before the girls lost their singles games. Sam and Jack combined to win the boys’ doubles match but the girls lost theirs to leave the match at 4-4 going into the mixed doubles. Troy and Emma battled hard but went down in the 5th set to leave the team in 3rd place.
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