THERE was Worcester success at Worcestershire Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Championships at Evesham’s St Egwin’s Middle.

The winners go through to the national championships at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton, on Saturday, April 23.

Ten entered the under 11s girls’ competition and St George’s Primary, Worcester, sent a strong team with all four players reaching the semi-finals.

Lucy Siket proved too powerful for Grace Lewis, winning 3-0.

Hannah Harding pushed Annelie Fidoe closer, going down 3-1.

The final was a repeat of an earlier round match-up but the result was the same with Fidoe winning both 3-2 against Siket.

Anna Cole of Blackminster Middle School, Evesham, won a medal for outstanding play, determination, sportsmanship and grace.

The boys’ competition drew 17 entries and Daniel Reynolds of St Egwin’s was dominant in his semi-final against Michael Campion of St George’s, winning 3-0.

In a titanic struggle in the other semi, Johnny Blakely of Blackminster overcame Luc Chevailer of St George’s 3-2.

The impressive Reynolds proved too strong for Blakely in the final, winning 3-1.

The under 13s boys’ event drew just three entries with Kalen Parson of St Egwin’s entering as an overage player.

Ben Robinson of St Egwin’s prevailed in a round-robin, proving too strong for Parson and Jack Witheford of Blackminster with 3-0 wins.

Witheford secured the runners-up spot, beating Parson 3-0.

The under 13s girls’ competition proved to be a walkover for Lucy Rose of Blackminster.

She instead played a friendly against Charlotte Bardsley, an England youth international ranked number two in the country at cadet level.

The under 16s boys’ event involved nine talented players. The semi-finals pitched brothers Craig and Ali Witheford of Prince Henry’s, Evesham, against each other with the former winning 3-0.

Dominic Weston and Ben Meredith, both of The Chase, Malvern, went head-to-head in the other last-four clash.

Weston won 3-0 but then lost 3-0 to his elite training partner Craig Witheford in the final.

The under 16s girls’ final saw confident Bardsley of Heathfield School, Kidderminster, beat Holly Bilsborrow of Prince Henry’s 3-0.

The under 19s boys wrapped up the tournament in a round-robin format with no girls’ event. County number one and favourite George Carroll lost 3-2 to Kenneth Li of St Michael’s College, Tenbury, in what turned out to be the decider.

Li then took on Craig Witheford in a fine game and won 3-0, earning an additional trophy for player of the tournament.