As with the U15 Restricted held earlier in the year entries by the girls was greater than the boys - an unusual situation!
The boys played in one group of 6 as a round robin and it produced some tight games with 21-19 and 21-20 appearing in the results (there was not setting at this stage of the competition). At the end of the Round Robin section points are added together to decide who proceeds to the semi finals.There was a clear winner on 105 points, then two boys on the same number of points (102) who were separated for the semi finals places by which one beat the other in the round robin, the forth place had 84 points.
James Xu (1) v Cameron Foo (3): 21-19
Leo Huang (2) v Julian Owen (4): 21- 10
James (the reigning U15 Champion) went on to play a mature game by beating Leo in the final and lift his second Restricted Title of the year.
Leo Huang v James Xu: 15-21
The girls were in two groups one of 4 and the other of 5. In the girls competition Group 2 was straight forward with two clear winners but Group 1 was a real tight battle for the semi final places with 3 of the five ending on 68 points. One of these had won a single games whereas two had won two. Of those two the victor during the round robin phase proceeds to the semi final.
Amy Zhang (winner G1) v Ghazal Seidi (R/Up G2): 21-16
Chanumi Gamage (G2) v Alice Bates (R/Up G1): 21-9
In the final, as with the boys, Chanumi (U15 Champion) beat her older opponent to lift the U19 title.
Chanumi Gamage v Amy Zhang: 21-7
With just 3 boys pairs entered a Round Robin was played and the 2 highest total points scores would play a 3 game final. The highest points system resulted in a pair that had lost both their games to 19 going through to the final ahead of a pair that had beaten them in the round robin.
Leo Huang and James Xu v Cameron Foo and Julian Owen: 21-12, 21-16
Compared to recent years there was a good entry with 5 girls pairs. After a few close games in the round robin there were 2 clear leaders who played for the U19 title.
Chanumi Gamage and Sophia Abbott v Amy Zhang and Eve Lauder: 19-21
Full scoresheets and photographs of winners and singles runners-up are in the Gallery pages.