“Presently, we have the highest number of talents in the 12&under category in Nigeria. Some of these junior players went for international tournaments ahead of this event and we are expecting an exciting and competitive tournament.“At the senior level, interestingly, a few players have graduated from Group B and are looking forward to cause upsets in the Group A which is the elite class. The determination to excel can be seen in members that have steadied their training in recent weeks all because of the tournament,” statedAluko disclosed that the club intend to use the tournament to discover and nurtured more junior players for Nigeria.Matt Holmes defeated Kola Sofola to win the top prize last year.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 2017 Lagos Country Club Tennis Festival has served off with over 100 participants vying for honours at the event which will end on September 16.According to section captain, Segun Aluko, the all-clay tournament which is partnered by 9Mobile, will see members feature in Men’s Singles A and B, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Veterans’ Doubles. The junior players are not left out as they will go through four days of clinic before the tussle for supremacy.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisLincoln, Mich. — Preparation is underway for a local robotic’s tournament. This will be the first time the event will be held at Alcona Community Schools.“It’s cool,” said Hannah Brege. “It’s such a small school, so we don’t really do things like this very often.”The gym will be home to “Rover Ruckus,” a tournament for middle school students from the area. The younger kids compete in First Tech Challenge. Teams from Alcona, Alpena, and Oscoda will compete to test out their bots. Each robot will have to pass an inspection in order to take part in the competition. Robots will pick up blocks and balls for different tasks they must complete.High school student Justin Smigelski is looking forward to recruiting more middle school students into robotics.“I’m looking for commitment, so people that are willing to take time out of their life to just work with their classmates to make this awesome robot,” said Smigelski.The event will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, and awards will conclude the competition at 5:00 p.m. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Community Schools, alpena, FIRST Robotics, First Tech Challenge, Oscoda, Rover RuckusContinue ReadingPrevious Graduates paves the way for early college success at Alcona High SchoolNext Pied Piper hosts flower sale to benefit students