Badminton PEI - 2013-14 President: Nancy MacKinnon email@example.com Vice President: Paul Marchbank Treasurer: Margaret Parslow Secretary: Rodney Dekker
PEI recently hosted the 2014 Atlantic Junior Badminton Championships, and we had some great performances and awesome results! Congratulations to Tony Fei, the U14 Boys Singles Champion, and to Tihan Hewagama, the U16 Boys Singles Champion!!! Congratulations to Tihan Hewagama and Alex MacFadyen for coming second in the U16 Boys Doubles. Alex McCloskey and Spencer Beaton won the U16 Boys Doubles Consolation. Alex Cyr and Joel Arsenault won the U19 Boys Doubles Consolation. A great performance from all of our athletes! For full results, check the following link: http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/winners.aspx?id=5A883ED3-70B5-4559-85A3-BC07CED1AB2F ******************************************************************** Tony Fei, Own Hall, David Pan, Alex MacFayden, Kelsey MacKinnon, & Adele Arsenault, take top places at Under 16 Tournament Slemon Park sports Centre, February17. In the Under 16 Junior Development Tournament held recently, Ton Fei of Charlottetown took First place in the Boys Singles with Owen Hall of Summerside coming second. Tony then went on to win the Boys Doubles with partner David Pan. Owen Hall and Alex MacFayden came second. On the top half of the Singles draw, Fei won all in matches in straight games against Jack Ronahan, Alex MacFayden, and Benoit Sampson (in the semis) to reach the final. On the other side of the draw, Hall also won his matches in straight games against Spencer Gill, Lucas Banman and David Pan in the semis. David had a very tough match against James Tweel to get into the Semis where he met Hall. In the final against Hall, Fei played confidently and won the match convincingly 21-15, 21-13. Kelsey MacKinnon won the Girls Under 16 Singles with Adele Arsenault coming second. Winning in straight games against Racheal Steele, Kelsey then went on to play Adele Arsenault and won that match 21-11 and 21-9 .
The Boys Doubles was one-way five-team Round Robin consisting of one game of 21 Points. Each team played four matches. Tony Fei and David Pan won all their matches to come First with Owen Hall and Alex MacFayden coming in second. Lucas Banman and Benoit Sampson came third.
Under 19 Mens Singles Tournament Results The Semi finals of the Under 19 Mens Singles Tournament held at Slemon Park on December 28 were between Jesse Cameron, first in Pool 1, against Matthew Barlow, second in Pool 2, and Joel Arsenault, first in Pool 2, against Brohan Brennan, second in Pool 1. Cameron had a close first game against Barlow 21-19. Barlow came back strongly to win the second game in sudden death at 30-29. Cameron played a very tough third game to take the match 21-17 and move into the Final. In the other semi-final against Brennan, Arsenault had straight wins of 21-17, 21-16, to meet Cameron. In the Final, which was a very tough match that illustrated the skill and tenacity of these two players, Cameron was the winner with a score of 21-19, 17-21, 21-18. In the playoff for 3rd and 4th place Barlow came out on top winning in straight games 21-19, 21-14.
Congratulations to Benoit Sampson for capturing the U14 Boys Singles' title at the East Coast Open held Dec. 13-15 in Moncton!!! Well-done, Benoit! We also had 3 other boys that played hard, got some wins and represented PEI very well: Lucas Banman, Sam Yuan and Tony Fei.
Under 14 Junior Development Tournament at Slemon Park December 8. Benoit Sampson, Tony Fei, Bradley Norman, and Ben Tanton were the top contenders in the Under 14 Junior Development Tournament held at Slemon Park on December 8. In Pool 1 Benoit emerged as the #1 by winning his three matches. Bradley came in second place losing only to Benoit. In the other pool Tony won his three matches and Ben lost only to Tony to go to the crossovers. In the first crossovers Benoit vs. Ben was an exciting matching with Ben taking the first game. However, Benoit came back strongly in the 2nd and third games to move to the final. In the other crossover Tony won in two games against Bradley to get to the final. The Benoit and Tony Final was an exciting and close game with Benoit eventually winning 25-23, 23-21 to take 1st. place. In the playoff for 3rd place Bradley was successful against Ben with a score of 21-15, 21-16.
- There will be a Junior Club out of Ecole Francois-Buote, running Wednesdays, January 8th to June 11th, from 6:30-8:00 for Gr. 7-12. For more information, contact Nathalie Lefrancois at 368-5931 or 963-3402. Cost is $30, plus $10 for Badminton PEI membership. Coaching will be done primarily in French.
Nathalie Lefrancois was the tournament manager for the U16 tournament, held recently at Gulf Shore School. She writes,
"Congratulations to all players who came to play at the U16 Gulf Shore tournament today!!! Great matches, a lot of excitement, and so many skilled players!
The matches were so tight and the players were not giving up on any points! Some under 14 players sure gave a good sweat to many under 16!!!
In singles, Spencer, James, David and Benoit kept everyone watching... Spencer and James ended up winning all his games in their respective pool. Then in semis Benoit won against Spencer in 2 games, and James won against David in 3 games. James finally won in 3 games against Benoit. As for 3rd place, Spencer fought all he had left against David who won in 2 games.
In doubles, 3 teams each won 3 matches – Super tight matches. Benoit / Lucas won against David / Tony and lost to James / Spencer. David / Tony won against James and Spencer and lost to Benoit / Lucas. Looking at games won over games played, James and Spencer ended in 3rd place. David / Tony and Benoit / Lucas were still tied 6 games won / 8 games played!!! It all came down to points... and David / Tony won by only 8 points over Benoit / Lucas. Wow!!! I sure was counting and recounting on the calculator!!!
All players did a fantastic job! Congratulations to all!"
- The Summerside Club has begun its season. Play goes Tuesdays (at Athena School) and Thursdays (at Ecole-sur-Mer) from 7:00-9:45 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy MacKinnon.