Bridgend Shuttle 2016

Posted by Carissa Turner at 10:02 on 24 February 2016

The Bridgend Shuttle was held last weekend in Brackla Sports Centre.

There were plenty of exciting, close matches across all age groups and events.

There were 11 entrants in the U11 Boys Singles this year meaning that there were 3 groups followed by elimination rounds. Making their way through the Semi Finals with relative ease Llwyd Crump and Matthew Logan faced off in the Final with Logan winning 21-15, 21-14.

The two later joined forces in the U11 Boys Doubles winning all four of their matches convincingly. Owen Porter and Nye Bennett who fended off two close matches of 21-19 and 21-18 during the group stages to take second place.

The U13’s had entries in all 4 disciplines.

In the Boys Singles Arnav Patil, Nabil Taufiqurrahman, Amay Patil and Kieran Gullick all made it through to the Semi Finals with Arnav Patil moving through by winning 21-11 against Taufiqurrahman. However Kieran Gullick had a tougher match against Amay Patil winning 21-20. Arnav Patil went on to win the Final 21-14, 21-4.

The Girls Singles consisted of a group of 5 girls.

Bronte Giddens won all matches convincingly without anybody getting double digits against her. Fearne Williams came second, winning 3 of her 4 matches also with relative ease.

After winning their Singles medals the girls teamed up to add the Girls Doubles gold to their collection beating Hannah Douglas and Alys Milton 21-5, 21-5.

In the Boys Doubles Singles Winner and Semi Finalist Arnav Patil and Amay Patil won. They fended off the Runners Up in the group winning an exciting match 21-19.


The Under 15’s Boys Singles was a hotly contested competition with many of the U13 DG players entered. There were two groups of 5 and one group of 4 where winners and runners up of each group went through to elimination rounds.

Will Vaughan won his Quarter Final against Dylan Colmer 21-15 as did Archie Bult beating William Jowett 21-16. Vaughan then faced Dafydd Hughes in the first Semi Final where Hughes advanced after winning 21-12. U13 Welsh Squad members Archie Bult and Adil Khan faced off in the second Semi Final which saw Khan come out on top winning 21-18.

The Final between Hughes and Khan saw some great badminton played with Hughes taking first place winning 21-15, 21-17.


In the U15 Girls Singles there were 4 entries with competitive matches all around.

U13 Welsh Squad member Jasmine Owen dominated the group winning all her matches. Chloe Douglas took second after narrowly losing to Owens 18-21 but beating doubles partner Cherisse Lau 21-20.


The Boys Doubles consisted of two groups of 3.

The first Semi Final saw Dylan Colmer and William Jowett beat Dylan Wright and James Price 21-11 while in the second Semi Final Will Vaughan and Adil Khan beat Rakshith Vijay and Tomos Ablitt 21-18. The Final was an exciting match with Colmer and Jowett winning closely 21-19 21-20.

Cherisse Lau and Chloe Douglas won their second title of the season in a thrilling three set final against Jasmine Owen and Amandie Malagamuwa coming back from one set down to win 17-21, 21-15, 21-17.


More close games followed in the Under 17 event, especially in the Boys Singles.

Tomos Jones and Declan Beech topped their groups with Ieuan Phillips and William Hughes coming second.

Jones faced Hughes in the Semi Final where Jones won 21-18. Phillips and Beech made the second Semi Final where Beech advanced to the Final after winning 21-14.

Beech and Jones fought hard during their three set Final with Declan Beech winning 21-19, 11-21, 21-14.

Only two entered the U17 Girls Singles which saw Rebecca Williams beat Robbyn Brookes 21-10, 21-18.

In the Boys Doubles Tomos Jones and William Hughes topped the group of 4 winning all of their matches convincingly. Sam Liu and Declan Beech came second in the group having won both of their other games 21-12.


Tournament Organiser, Ian Portway said " Excellent turnout and great atmosphere for the event. Some very closely contested games, with many issues going down to the last matches (the last point in quite a few)! Great to see so many children participating and enjoying the experience of competition, as always supported by parents and grandparents. Enjoyable weekend for all!!"

A full list of results can be downloaded by clicking here.