Ballincollig Open 2016


The Ballincollig Open saw 5 West Cork players take the trip up over the weekend. First up were Erik Olsson, Jasmine and Suki Kelly. Erik won his first round group in the U13s without much difficulty and reached the U13 semi final losing to Isaac Leahy, he eventually finished 4th after a 5 set defeat to Jake Adler.


Jasmine played off in a group round robin in the U13 Girls finishing 3rd. Suki finished 3rd in the U11s. Jasmine was back in action in the U15 Girls event finishing 5th


Meanwhile Erik was also back in action in the U15s where once again he lost out to Jake Adler in the 5th set this time in the ¼ finals. He recovered in the 5/8 play offs beating Nick McLeod in the 5th/6th place match.


The Sunday was the turn of the U18s and Seniors. Tom Walsh playing in his first Munster Ranking for some time finished in 6th place. He lost out in the ¼ finals to an inform Conor Leahy in the 5th set.


Conor went on to almost cause the upset of the day when he pushed the eventual winner James Kelly in the semi final to 5 sets. Walsh was in action once again in the Senior Band 2 event and won his way to the final against Darragh Boyd who went onto win in the final.


After James’s 8th Ballincollig Title in the U18s he reached the ¼ finals of the senior event going down on a 3/2 score line to Matt Hayes. Matt reached the final only to be defeated by Alan Walsh of the host club.


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