The 2nd of this season’s Northumberland Junior Super Series tournaments took place at Ashington Leisure Centre on 13th November 2011. Congratulations to everyone who took part and thanks to Karen Watson (Morpeth Riverside) and Pete Samuelson (North Tyneside Badminton Academy) for their assistance in the running of the event. Results and comments are shown below.
U13 Boys Singles
Winner: Ben Leslie Morpeth Riverside
Runner up: Gyan Chadda John Watt Academy/Flight Path
Great to see the younger players joining in. Well done to Jonathan Peart (Durham Prince Bishops), Yuri Hionidis (Tyne Met Sharks) and Alaap Subramonia (Tyne Met Sharks) for rising to the challenge and giving 100%.
Girls Open Singles
Winner: Georgina Ross North Tyneside Badminton Academy (NTBA)
Runner-up: Francesca Wilkinson NTBA
A competitive event group event with 7 participants, with Georgina going one better than last time to take the title. The group games were increasingly competitive, with Megan Porter (NTBA) and the rapidly improving Ilia Hionidou (Tyne Met Sharks) playing a significant part in the final outcome.
Boys U15 singles
Winner: Calvin Watson Morpeth Riverside
Runner-up: Daniel Wight NTBA
Calvin improves on the last event’s 3rd place, with his mobility and racket skills managing to overcome the overhead power and fantastic commitment from Daniel, who qualified from a highly competitive series of group games
U18 Boys Singles
Winner: Michael Dunlop St Aidans Wasps
Runner up: Jack Bennett NTBA
October U15 champion Michael moves up an age group and still manages to triumph, his mobility around the court proving to be the decisive factor when pitched against Jack’s racket skills
U13 Boys Doubles
Winner: Ben Leslie/Gyan Chadda Morpeth Riverside/John Watt Academy
Runner-up: Robbie Fisher/Daniel Scott Ponteland/Walbottle
Debuts in the Super Series for Robbie and Daniel, who gained valuable experience and joined in later with the other competitors to experience playing with different types of player.
U15 Boys Doubles
Winners: Djembe Askins/Dean Martin (NTBA/West End Cobras)
Runners up: Calvin Watson/Angus Johnson (Morpeth Riverside)
The scratch pairing of Djembe and Dean combine effectively to overcome the established pairing of Angus and Calvin
Open Girls Doubles
Winners: Francesca Wilkinson/Georgina Ross NTBA
Runners-up: Megan Porter/Ilia Hionidou NTBA/Tyne Met Sharks
The girls singles winner and runner up combine to take the doubles title against the scratch pairing of Ilia and Megan
U18 Boys Doubles
Winners: Joe Borrowdale/Matthew Chipchase (St Gabriels)
Runners up: Jack Bennett/Steve Brown (NTBA)
A first win for the St Gabriels, finishing strongly against the NTBA pairing
Open Mixed Doubles
Winner: Francesca Wilkinson/Jack Bennett NTBA
Runner up: Georgina Ross/Steve Brown NTBA
NTBA finish strongly, with Jack and Francesca just preventing Georgina, supported by Steve, from taking all 3 titles
Congratulations to the North Tyneside Badminton Academy who retained the team trophy.
The next event is scheduled for 12th February – look forwards to seeing you there