Titles were fought for on day 1 of the Welsh Nationals at Sport Wales National Centre
In the Cadet Boys, Rhys Hetherton made it through to the final after a small scare against Harri Docherty in the group. Coming through that 3/2, Rhys beat Jayden Meadows in the semis. Jayden had his own battle in the group as he and Evan O’Connor all shared 1 win and 1 loss with Toby Harwood. Toby missed out on progressing due to games difference.
With Harri losing to Rhys it meant he went into the bottom half and played Evan O’Connor in the semis. Evan won that battle but couldn’t find a way past Rhys in the final.
Anna Hursey returned from the ITTF Czech & Swedish Open to win the cadet girls beating both Sasha Lewis & Ruby Elliott in a 3 way competition. Ruby was runner up beating Sasha.
In the Over 50 singles, Dennis Bromage beat Ray Goulding to the title with a 3/1 win. Mark Simon and Mark Farrow were semi finalist respectively.
Josh Stacey won the Para singles beating Jacob Wickes (2nd) and Dan Mead (3rd) to the title. Josh, he Commonwealth Bronze medalist, will be hoping to add more throughout the weekend.
Anna Hursey added the Junior Girls to the Cadet title as she eat Lara Whitton in the final 3/1. Lara reached the final beating Beth Richards whilst Anna defeated Danielle Kelly. It’s the third time Anna has lifted the Junior cup.
Louie Evans took the Junior title to add to the cadet title he won in 2019. Louie beat Ben Allen to the top spot. Semi finalists were Harri Docherty & Oscar Marriott respectively.
Dennis Bromage added another title to his collection as he beat Colin Price to the Over 70s crown. This was the second title of the day for Dennis as he earlier won the Over 50s
The Junior Doubles saw the girls and boys events being put together due to some withdrawals. It was Louie Evans & Rhys Hetheron who beat Beth Richards & Danielle Kelly to the top spot.