Great Performance by Richmond at the UKBT Club Championships 2024

We’re very proud of all Richmond teams that took part in the UK Beach Tour Club Championships this weekend!

In the Championship Division our women’s team consisting of Katie Keefe & Martha Bullen, Cleo Jongedijk & Elisa Jarmon came within 2 points of the final, in the golden set of the semifinal against the eventual winners Deep Dish Bournemouth. After 2 days of tough competition the girls came 4th (out of 13).

The in the Men’s Championship Division, our team of consisting of Zak Maghur & Bailey Harsum, Ben Sanders & Romario Stambullio came a very respectable 7th (out of 13), being the only team in the competition with all players under 18. They came within a golden set of making it to the semifinal in a tough quarterfinal against eventual winners Fireball North Devon.

In the Men’s Trophy competition our young team of Rease Jarmon & Ben Sizoo came 17th (out of 20) and gained a lot of experience against strong adult competition.

In a strong Mixed Trophy competition we entered three teams at both ends of the spectrum with the junior team of Tyler Sourmarie & Tilly Hutton, and the senior teams Martin Rees & Arzu Davis and Mike Keefe & Sarah Keefe putting in a great effort to finish 19th, 18th and 23rd (out of 28) respectively.

Overall, taking into account all the competitions, the club made a great improvement over last years result coming a respectable 8th out of 15 clubs. Especially with the number of young players that took part, this bodes very well for next year!

Well done and thank you to all the teams that took part!