Today is Finals day for all events, starting at 3 pm at the SBA Hall. The Championships started on 14 December and it has been an exhausting but exciting time for both players, officials and spectators. 14 events will be contested and they are Under 13 Singles for Boys & Girls (No Doubles for this category), U15, U17 & U19 Singles & Doubles for both genders. Participants came from 5 countries, apart from host Singapore. A sole representive, Lehikoinen Kasper, U13 Boys' Singles is from Finland and he did well to enter the Semi-Finals yesterday but lost out to Febriyan of Indonesia in straight games. Singapore has the most number of participants followed by Indonesia, Malaysia, Chinese Taipeh and Thailand. The breakdown in the number of players in all th events are as follows, the number in brackets ( ), represents girl participation while that without represents the boys: U13S - 86 (32), U15S - 93 (51), U15D - 44 (27), U17S - 92 (37), U17D - 35 (23), U19S - 28 (12), and U19D - 14 (9). As can be gleaned from these statistics, the most popular event is the U15 singles with 93 (51) participants by both boys and girls, followed closely by the U17 event. The U19 girls are dominated by Chinese Taipeh. In terms of performance, the following lineup of players appearing in today's Finals tells the story: Singapore 9, Chinese Taipeh 6, Indonesia and Malaysia 5 each and Thailand 3. However, there are finalists from the same country in seven events as follows: U15 GS (Girls' Singles) Singapore; U17 BS (Boys' Singles) Malaysia; U17 GS, Singapore (Xing Aiying (US Open WS Champ) versus her doubles partner, Sari Shinta Mulya, (they also feature in the U17 GD (Girls' Doubles); U19 BS, Singapore (Chew Swee Hau v Djohan Erwin (a recent import from Indonesia), U19 GS and GD, Chinese Taipeh; and U13 BS Indonesia. I look forward to this afternoon's finals and now leave you with some pics which I took at yesterday's Semi-Finals.