Statewide Challenge – Juniors

by admin on December 9, 2018

Today at Longford, the first round of the Juniors Statewide Challenge was held. Teams of 10 played a morning and afternoon match in either the Pairs or Triples followed by the Singles and Fours.

A very closely fought morning section saw the North take the upper hand winning 3 of their 4 matches, whilst the South would win 2 and the North West 1. The Northern Triples teams both got wins on the board defeating the South 23-9 & the North West 20-11. In the remaining Triples game the South defeated the North West 16-12. The Pairs were split between the regions, the North West def the North 21-12, The North defeating the South 16-14 & the South def the North West 26-12.

The North West had a much better afternoon, with 3 wins and a draw from their 4 matches, the North won 2 matches and the South could only manage a draw. The North West were undefeated in their two singles matches with Kyron Daly & Blair Fidler winning 21-20 & 21-13 respectively. The North won the remaining singles game 21-13 over the South. In the Fours matches the North West team skipped by Codi Marshall had a 20-10 victory over the North. The North West & the South couldn’t be split finishing at 12-12 whilst the North were convincing winners 18-8 in the final match.

This now sees the North take the early lead on 15 points, the North West have 13.5 points whilst the South trail on 7.5 points.

Morning games


North B def South A 23-9

North A def North West A 20-11

South B def North West B 16-12


North West A def North A 21-12

North B def South A 16-14

South B def North West B 26-12


Afternoon games


North B def South A 18-8

North West A def North A 20-10

North West B drew with South B 12-12


North West A def North A 21-20

North B def South A 21-13

North West A def South B 21-13

By David Genford