The Winter 2010 OPEN Rattlers Tournament
(by A.Thomas, tournament coordinator)
The welcome presence of a player of international calibre attracted visitors to our winter tournament and showed them the difference with local talent. Using a combination racket and half the energy displayed by his opponents, Jian Fei Sun smashed his way to victory, often straight from the opponentís serve and without dropping a single set. Only Giancarlo Cerna managed to challenge the champion in the exciting last set of the final, but he didnít quite make it, leaving spectators begging for more.
In U-2300, Ali Sadighefar confirmed his recent fine form. The next three events were won by vastly under-rated players. The good news in juniors is that the new U-200 event was well attended, but the bad news is that the regular O-200 event was not, despite the presence of strong juniors in the tournament, who didnít bother to participate.
Results were as follows:
WINNER RUNNER-UP THIRD PLACE
Open: Jian Fei Sun ($250) Giancarlo Cerna Danny Ly, Thanh NGuyen
O-50: Jian Jiang Alain Thomas Michael Lam
Jun.0-200: Sheree Zhang Amy Nichols
Jun. U-200: Tammy Ou Gordon Chau Dylan Zhao, Derek Fung
U-2300: Ali Sadighefar Alex Csibi Thomas Ho, Richard Lewis
U-1900: Alex Csibi Wendy Chen Wayne Hemans, Filip Ilijevski
U-1500: Mohammad Hasenzada Jim Huang Henry Chau, Adrian Molina
U-1100: Jim Huang Kelvin Du Cameron Siou, Henry Chau
U-700: Samy Saad Cameron Siou Amy Nichols, Sheree Zhang