Brilliant Junior Bronzes

Posted by Carissa Turner at 11:10 on 27 October 2017

Last weekend saw both the Gwent and Great Orme Junior Bronze events take place.

Gwent
The day started earlier than originally planned due to the increased entries. It started with the Boys Under 19 and Under 15’s with the Boys Under 19’s title coming down to one match between  Will Vaughan and Jonathan Ewins who both saw off  the other entrants. The deciding match was close with the score remaining tight throughout the match, but it was Will who pulled through and won 21-18.
They later joined forces and paired up for the Boys under 19 doubles, where the winning continued for Will who along with Jonathan beat Ewan Price and Owen Milton 21-10, 21-11. 

gwent u19

The under 15’s Boys saw one of the largest entries with 11 boys all eager to claim the title. The seeded players eventually battled through and together with Dylan Turvy provided a thrilling semi final match up.
Dylan came close to beating  Nye Bennett  in a nail biting semi final with Nye eventually taking the game  24-22 , the win provide Nye with the momentum to take the title with a 15-7,11-15,15-10 against Nanditha Malagamuwa.
In the Boys doubles Nanditha partnered up with Llwyd Crump and got his revenge by beating Nye and his partner Dylan to take the Gold. 

The Girls under 13’s group comprised of a in- house battle between girls from Hereford Academy with Felicity Preston taking the honours and medal back to Hereford.

The other largest entry was the Boys under 17’s which again provided us with an entertaining an action packed event.
All games were intense and full of entertainment, with Will Jowett taking the honours against Will Vaughan in a thrilling 15-13, 13-15, 15-13 final, where both boys proved to the spectators why they should be in the final! Special mention needs to be given to Keiran Gullick for his semi final win over Josh Purnell which produced a rare 30-28 point game.

The Under 11’s  Boys were dominated by Zach Morris and Hector Bult who both came away with a clutch of singles and doubles medals, the Girls Under 11’s singles was won by Bethany Preston who then joined forces with  Alex Essenhigh to  take the doubles.

gwent u11

Full list of results and winners are available here.

Thanks to all the players, parents and volunteers for their help and support and hopefully see you at the Gwent Badminton Wales Junior Gold on the 5th November at Ebbw Vale!

Great Orme


On Saturday the U-11 and U-15 Boys Singles started the 13th (renamed) Great Orme BW Bronze following the 18th Great Orme BW Gold Tournaments.

The winner of the U-11 Boys Singles was Eli Owen (Pembroke) who beat Abhishek Aravind (Cheshire) the U-15 singles followed with Max Gilbert (N.E.Wales) beating Tomos Tustain (N.E.Wales) in the final match. They then teamed up to win the U-15 Boys Doubles beating Eban Jones (Anglesey) & William Winfield (N.E.Wales) in the final.

Sunday brought a larger tournament when the U-13 & U-17 competed. Piyush Pradeep (Cheshire) won the U-13 Singles beating Eli Owen (Pembroke) in the final. Grace Evans (N.E.Wales) defeated Holly Hughes (N.E.Wales) in the final of the U-13 Girls Singles and then played together to win the U-13 Girls Doubles after entering into the U-13 Boys Doubles. The U-13 Boys Doubles was won by Oliver Chandran (Conwy) & Eli Owen (Pembroke) who beat Elliot Cairns & Elliot Jenkins (N.E.Wales) in the final.

James Maddocks (N.E.Wales) won the U-17 Boys Singles beating Suhas Shekar (Conwy) in the final match, they then teamed up to win the U-17 Boys Doubles. Annabelle Short (Anglesey) beat her doubles partner Elen Parry (Conwy) to win the U-17 Girls Singles and then with Elen won the U-17 Girls Doubles

I thank all the parents and players who scored some of the U-11 games and again to all the players in the way all the matches were played.

A full list of the Great Orme Bronze results can be viewed here.