U9's and U13's Moderates Report

With a combined entry of 60 players the tournament was well attended and extremely well contested in all events.

Many thanks to our hosts Sewell Park (in particular Andy Payne who made us all very welcome) and the tournament assistants Tim, James, Emma B, Jordan, Emma and Kelly without who the event would not have been such a success.

The round robin singles stage of the events for both age groups started at 10am and concluded around 1pm which lead to all four singles finals commencing at the same time:-

The U9 boys singles final was between Nareen Prabhakar and Torben Swan with Nareen coming out well on top with a 21-5 victory.

The U9 girls singles final was between Monica Venn and Hannah Ludman with Monica taking the title convincingly 21-6.

The U13 boys singles final was between Jack Chapman and Daniel Brown with Jack winning a close final 21-15.

The U13 girls singles final was between Joanne Crane and Kumari Venn with both girls playing extremely well, however Joanne came out on top 21-13.

Congratulations also to the singles semi finalists:-

Leo Fonzo and Joe Wells (U13 boys singles)

Erin Jennis and Maddie Hayes (U13 girls singles)

Finn Brown and Cillian Wright (U9 boys singles)

Rebekah Redcar and Anouska Damodar (U9 girls singles)

Straight after the singles presentations made by Mr Ian Murphy the doubles events commenced.

As with the singles events the doubles were keenly contested and after the round robin stages the following finals rounded off an action packed day:-

U9 boys doubles final was Finn Brown and Oliver Sanders versus William Bailey and Oliver Yellop with Finn and Oliver winning a close match 21-18.

U9 girls doubles final saw Hannah Ludman and Rebekar Redcar take on Elise Murphy and Tanisha Ravirja with Hannah and Rebekah winning 21-11.

U13 boys doubles final was between Josh Roberts and Daniel Brown against Joe Wells and Tom Steadman with Josh and Daniel running out convincing winner 21-12.

U13 girls doubles final was contested by Joanne Crane and Erin Jennis (Scratch pairing before this tournament) against Maddie Hayes and Kate Runeckles, this final proved to be the closest of the day with Joanne and Erin winning 21-19.

Congratulations also to the following doubles semi finalists:-

Jack Chapman/Will Oliver and Leo Fonzo/William Houghton (U13 boys doubles)

Izzy Sellors/Mia Read and Yen Yen Loke/Angela Li (U13 girls doubles)

Cillian Wright/Torben Swan and Alex Haslem/Jude Lindsay (U9 boys doubles).

Presentations for the doubles were made by Mr Simon Piff and Mr Ian Murphy and brought a close to an excellent day of badminton.

With a strong entry for the U11 and U15 tournaments on Sunday 2nd March we are looking forward to another well contested and busy event at Sewell Park.