Overseas residents making headlines
Rodion Judin and Ildar Sharipov have only been with us for a short period of time but have already shown a huge improvement. Rodion, who competed for us in the PHF Challenge Tour (finishing 1st individually), won his national championships in Latvia in March and now fellow resident Ildar has followed suit by winning his national championships in Russia with a final match score of 5-0. Both Judin and Sharipov are on a residential package with us and share a house with up and coming Lithuanian player Vilius Shulte.
Left: Rodion with the Latvian Championship Trophy, Right: Ildar Sharipov with the Russian National Championship Trophy
Rodion was also featured in a UK regional newspaper recently, check out the article here: