Beaufort High School hosts first Ping Pong Tournament

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David Riedmayer, Beaufort High School varsity boys’ tennis coach, returns the ball during the recent inaugural ping pong tournament to help raise money for the school's tennis team. Event organizers said the goal was to raise $1,500, which they did during the first two hours. Totals were not available at press time. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
David Riedmayer, Beaufort High School varsity boys’ tennis coach, returns the ball during the recent inaugural ping pong tournament to help raise money for the school’s tennis team. Event organizers said the goal was to raise $1,500, which they did during the first two hours. Totals were not available at press time. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

The idea of the Ping Pong Tournament came from Coach Todd Stone, an assistant Tennis Coach at Beaufort High. Stone organized and ran the tournament as a fundraiser for the tennis program in our efforts to build a quality tennis program for all of our student athletes.

It would not be possible to run this tournament without the help from the parents that support the tennis program. Merritt Patterson provided a business trailer to transport the ping pong tables to and from BHS. Plus the Big Green Booster’s Club and our sponsor Maryland Fried Chicken have all been valuable resources for us over the years.

The tournament had over 60 participants this year and, based on its’ success, they are already planning on holding again next year.

Here are the results: JUNIOR DIVISION — Winner: Charlie Bruner, Runner up: Grace Trask. DIVISION C — Winner: Trevor Guynup, Runner up: Johan Meimond. DIVISION B — Winner: Tony Bench, Runner up: Sam Trask. DIVISION A — Winner: Rob Wilson, Runner Up: Dustin Qualls. DOUBLES DIVISION B — Winners: Jonathon Watkins / Tony Bench, Runner up: Sam Trask / Grace Trask. DOUBLES DIVISION A — Winner: Paul Louw / Rob Wilson, Runner up: Todd Stone / Greg Crosby.