Jack Petchey Table Tennis Competition

BDA’s high-achieving table tennis team participated in the Jack Petchey London Schools Individual Finals at East London University last weekend, securing a typically impressive set of results.

Eman Buanani won her group in the U13s competition, but lost narrowly in the quarter finals to the eventual winner. Rikki Burkett, competing in the same event, also won her group but went on to lose in the quarter finals.

Demi Reid, playing in the U16s age range, lost before the knockout stage but won the consolation tournament with an emphatic 3-0 victory in the final.

Cacherel Mirjah had an exceptional day, winning his group to secure a semi-final matchup with James Smith, who is ranked number 2 in England at U13s level. The young BDA star narrowly lost the very close encounter, finishing third overall.

“Cacherel is looking to be a serious contender against the best players of his age for future tournaments,” said Coach Henry. “Overall it was a good performance from the players last weekend.”