Colin Judge and Paddy Vaughan were in action at the ITTF SQY French Para Open which took place on from 9th – 11th November.
Both athletes compete in the men’s singles; Colin in class 3 and Paddy in class 7. Day one of the event saw the group matches take place.
Paddy Vaughan lost his first two games against Despineux (BEL) and Rosenast (SWI). He won his last game against Dourbecker (FRA) to finish 3rd in his group.
Colin Judge started his event with a 3-0 win against Sincar (TUR) before an impressive win against world number 5 Jenson Van Emburgh (USA) 3-0. In his last group game he stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win against Geuljans (FRA).
As a result of finishing top of his group Colin got a bye into the quarter final were he beat Svatos (CZP) 3-1 to secure bronze medal.
Colin’s tournament came to an end with a 3-0 defeat in the semi-final against Panfeng (CHI).
Overall it was a very impressive tournament from Colin who managed to not drop a set in the group stages and also producing a amazing performance in the group stages to defeat the world number 5.
This was Judge’s final tournament for 2023, putting him in a great position on his qualifying quest for Paris 2024.
Special mention to Sam Logue who travelled as coach for Paddy and Colin.
Find out more about para table tennis at Paris 2024 here.