Congratulations to the Warwickshire Team on winning the RIO Tournament in York this weekend - WOW!!
Thank you to everone who helped to support the Team this weekend - couldn't manage without everyone's support.
Detailed results to follow.
Kavya won Bronze in the girls singles. She also won Silver in the Mixed Doubles with her partner Jason.
The Mixed doubles semi final was very close as the game was at 18-18 at one stage and finished at 21-18.
Well done to all of the WSBA players who took part in the Tournament
Tighe won the Gold medal in the mixed doubles with his partner Katie.
Jason won Bronze in the Boys doubles with his partner Izaak.
It was a great day of Badminton at the U13 BE Bronze Tournament held on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Warwick. Over 80 players took part in the Tournament and there were 27 Warwickshire players who entered and for quite a few this was their first BE Tournament - well done to all Warwickshire players who took part.
There were some great matches on the day and Warwickshire came away with a haul of medals - the photo attached to this report is of the Girls Singles medallists - Gold for Sana (Warwickshire), Silver for Yashica from Wiltshire - (whose father kindly stepped into umpire the Girls and Boys Doubles Finals), Bronze for Lucca from Warwickshire and Aahna from Hertfordshire.
Other Warwickshire successes were:
Jacob - Bronze medal in the Boys Singles
Keerti with her partner Aahna - Gold medal in the Girls Doubles
Venus and Sana - Silver medal in the Girls Doubles
Jacob and Sana - Gold medal in the Mixed Doubles
Keerti and Lohit from Nottinghamshire - Silver in the Mixed Doubles
Alex and Ella - Bronze in the Mixed Doubles
James - Bronze medal in the BS Consolation - his first BE Tournament
Venus - Gold medal in the GS Consolation
Hollie and Ruby - Bronze medals in the GS Consolation - in their first BE Tournament.
A big thank you to the parents who stepped in on the day to help run the Tournament - Nikki and Peter Baxter, Claire Hughes and John - it would not have been possible to run over 240 matches without all of your help much appreciated. To Tim Ward who managed the courts all day - it would not have been possible to complete the Tournament without all of his invaluable help - much appreciated. To Vernon your help was invaluable as the Tournament Assistant and he helped with every single desk task he was asked to do - including sharpening the pencils and even putting up the Christmas Lights!
Many Thanks to Jane and Ujaun Aun and Veronica Chu for monitoring mini Cafe Shuttle on a very cold day, for topping up supp-lies and keeping everyone supplied with hot drinks.
Thank you to Paul Harper for your help before and after the Tournament - WSBA couldn't run the Tournaments without you.
The WSBA U14 Training Session tomorrow night - Monday 11th December 2017 at Whitley Academy is CANCELLED due to the school being closed because of the current weather conditions.
If you lift share with anyone please can you let them know also that Whitley Academy will be closed.
The U12 first team had the privilege to play Buckinghamshire at the National Badminton Centre, home of the England team. At the end of the hall is a large sign saying, “I don’t train because I like training, I train because I like winning”. Very true, and it should always be remembered.
We knew this would be a tough match, and so it proved. The Mixed doubles were shared, and Bucks went on to take the Boys Singles 3-1, despite George taking an authoritative victory, so we were trailing. However, the Girls turned the match round by taking all four singles against some tough opposition, and so we took a narrow lead.
The match was decided by the level doubles, the boys taking three of the four games and the girls taking all four. The performance of Lucca and Ava in beating the Bucks first pair was particularly good. Excellent teamwork and some good partnerships starting to emerge.
A highlight of the day was for the team to meet Julia Mann, one of Warwickshire’s finest, 8 times National Ladies Singles Champion and England International, who gave them some sound advice before the match.
Well played Ava, Ella, Keerti, Lucca, Aaryan, Alex, George and Oli.
Match report submitted by Tim Ward.
Jessica and Isobel competed in the Girls Doubles at the Northamptonshire U15 Bronze and won the Bronze medal. It was a first BE medal for Jessica.
Fantastic result girls - Congratulations from everyone at WSBA!
Well done to all WSBA players who entered this Tournament.
The “mighty” U16B’s carried on where they left off from last season with a very hard fought win against Notts 11-9
Adarsh, Dan, James, Atithya, Natasha, Sri Pradeepta, Tessa & Shan all gave everything they could in a great display of a team working together for the greater good.
After the mixed doubles Notts took an early lead going 3-1 up, but with 4 excellent wins in singles for the boys and 2 for the girls we turned the fixture on its head and went into the doubles 7-5 up.
Solid boys doubles from Atithya and Adarsh, with a great doubles result from Dan and James saw us edge further ahead, the girls found going tough but managed to get the crucial Rubber to turn a draw into a narrow win, well done to Natasha and Tessa for putting in a great performance just when we needed it.
Many thanks to Captain Dan, Coach George, all the parents who couldn’t stop clapping and well done to Shan for getting our player of the match award, Awesome!
Our first points on the table with everything to play for, well done Mighty B’s next up Oxfordshire!
Match report submitted by Mark Curtlin U16 AGC.
Devon showed their strength in the mixed doubles winning all 4 rubbers in 2 games. They were similarly strong in the boys’ singles but Max took his rubber to 3 games in a thrilling contest. We shared the girls’ singles with Emma and Saanvi winning their rubbers and Riddhi taking hers to 3 games. Devon were again strong in the boys doubles, again taking all 4 rubbers but the girls’ continued to persevere and Emma and Simran won against Devon’s second pair taking the match score to 17-3 to Devon.
It was a tough match but provided a lot of experience for some of our younger players and a lot to take on board for the next match.
Well played to Rishi, Oscar, Harry, Avnish, Max, Simran, Emma, Saanvi, Riddhi and Shayni.
Match report submitted by Shamira Naidu-Young