Gwent Junior Shuttle

Posted by Carissa Turner at 11:09 on 28 September 2016

The Gwent Shuttle took place at Abertillery L.C. with approximately 60 players playing across five age groups. The new U19 was well received and hopefully will grow from this year.

Gwent Shuttle

At U11 Llwyd Crump showed that his Welsh victory was no flash in the pan with a comfortable singles victory over runner up Eli Owen. Llwyd then paired up with Hector Bult (Powys) to take the doubles.

At U13 anyone of four players could have won with Oliver Griffiths and Harper Leigh both desperately unlucky not to win their semi-finals.Joe Barnes and Nye Bennett put on an excellent final with Joe edging it 15/13, 15/14. Oliver and Harper put the disappointment of the singles losses behind them and won the doubles beating Nye and Llwyd. The girls saw Chloe Barton win comfortably with Hereford’s Georgia Essenhigh runner up. Chloe then won the doubles with Gwent’s Seren Carter.

U15 saw Matthew Logan through to the final where he played Oliver Griffiths who was playing up an age group.They both put on a great show but Matthew was just too consistent. Oliver teamed up with brother Beren (Hereford) to take the doubles with Tom Barnes and Anil Patel as finalists.In the girls Ceryl Phillips (Powys) defeated Lydia Ferris 15-8, 15-12.But Chloe Barton and Lydia took the doubles from Ceryl and Fearne.

The standard at U17 was very high with a large entry across all events.There were great games in groups and semis in the boys but Worcester’s twins Matthew and Luke Robinson put on a master class with Luke winning  the singles. The twins combined forces in the doubles which they won with ease.

Not to be outdone, the girls had great games with Lucie Whiteman, Jasmine Owen, Victoria Beavans (Hereford) and Lauren Edwards reaching the Semis. Jasmine and Victoria both won their Semi Finals 21-17 and then Jasmine won the final 15/11, 15/10. The doubles saw an excellent standard and the deciding match won by Lucie Whiteman and Lydia Morris against Jasmine and Lauren was no exception.

At U19 Tomos Jones won the singles comfortably and paired up with Frazer Wilde in the doubles to take home his second gold of the day.

A great day’s badminton was had by all. Thank you to the players, parents and volunteers who all contributed to a successful tournament!

A full list of results can be downloaded here.