Slideshow: Semi defeats for Regan and George

PUBLISHED: 17:40 09 March 2008 | UPDATED: 22:13 26 October 2009

TWO teenagers from Times Territory reached the semi-finals of the Herts Under-15 boys A singles competition in Stevenage. Chancellor s schoolboy Daniel Regan and Mount Grace pupil Steven George both battled through to the last four of the tournament from

TWO teenagers from Times Territory reached the semi-finals of the Herts Under-15 boys' A singles competition in Stevenage.

Chancellor's schoolboy Daniel Regan and Mount Grace pupil Steven George both battled through to the last four of the tournament from an initial entry of 30 players.

However, Regan and George both crashed out with a place in the county final at stake.

George, a member of Hatfield club Swifts, narrowly lost to top seed Elliott Miles, who went on to claim the overall title.

Regan, meanwhile, was beaten in the other half of the draw by second seed Andrei Donko from Queen Elizabeth Boys in Barnet.

More than half of the 30 entrants were county squad players and they were split into six groups of five.

The four main draw semi-finalists all won their pools, as did Townsend boy Howard Stobo and Nick Barnett, who was beaten 15-11 by Alex Lee in the first round of the knockout draw.

Stobo overcame Sherrardswood's Andrew Maughan to get into the quarter-finals.

The other pre-match was won by Sahil Shah, who beat Verulam's Max Hodgkinson 15-10.

Tournament favourite Miles had an easy win over Thomas Dion-Fehily in the top half of the draw.

He then survived a real scare against George, who had beaten Dame Alice Owen's pupil and Swifts colleague Lee to get into the semis.

Elliott just scraped through into the final 15-14.

In the bottom half, Regan overcame Howard Stobo before losing to second seed Donko, who had beaten Sahil Shah in his quarter-final.

The final was hard fought with Miles just coming out on top.

Dale Maddox won the plate event after beating Dame Alice Owen's pupil Sean Bullock 15-6, Conor Bambrick 15-10, Conor Barford 15-7 and finally William Moss 15-5.

HSBA Tournament Results

U15 Boys' A Singles

Quarter-finals: Elliott Miles (Freman College) beat Thomas Dion-Fehily (John Henry Newman) 15-3; Steven George (Mount Grace) beat Alex Lee (Dame Alice Owen's) 15-11; Daniel Regan (Chancellor's) beat Howard Stobo (Townsend) 15-12; Andrei Donko (Queen Elizabeth Boys, Barnet) beat Sahil Shah (Haberdashers' Aske's) 15-4.

Semi-finals: Elliott Miles beat Steven George 15-14; Andrei Donko beat Daniel Regan 15-4.

Final: Elliott Miles beat Andrei Donko 15-10.

Plate Final: Dale Maddox (Fearnhill) beat William Moss (Bishop's Stortford High) 15-5.


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