Please also see http://www.fivesonline.net/etonfives/433-under-21s-shrewsbury-show-the-way.html for a gripping report on the tournament.
Seven Salopians (five present two past), played in the U21s tournament at Eton On Sunday 29th January 2012. Five reached their respective finals.
Henry Lewis (I) & Jack Hudson-Williams (PH) came an untroubled top of their group. Sam Welti (I) & Tom Welti (OS) did the same. Guy Williams (Rb) & Jack Flowers (I) came top after a good 12-5 victory over Highgate's top senior pair.
In the quarter finals, Guy Williams and Jack Flowers drew Highgate's top U16 pair and lost very narrowly: 13-11 in the deciding game.
SEMI FINALS & FINAL
Both the other pairs made it through to the final, Sam Welti and Tom Welti having been in a very close-fought semi 13-12, 13-15, 12-6. This left them without the reserves they would have needed to challenge Lewis & Hudson-Williams in the final, so the latter triumphed 12-5 , 12-6 to take the U21’s title.
Jack Hudson-Williams & Henry Lewis therefore become the first school boy pair to win the National U21 title.
Old Salopian Girl into Final
Congratulations also Hannah Blofield (OS) reached the final of the Ladies' competition with her Bath University partner Emily Scoones.