The first Big Session of 2014 took place on Saturday 15th Feb. Winners in the first session were Tim Stokes, Will Prentice, Michael Penn (captain), Amelia Allwood, Vicky Mendez and Millie Ridley. The second session competition was won by Eleanor Collins, Sophie Adams, Edward Sharpe and Behram Khan(captain).
At the Christmas Big Session on 14th December , we played a singles mini-tournament which resulted in some new faces in the winning positions. In the first session, the winner was Adam Foster with James Hardwick as runner-up and in the second session, Edward Sharpe was the winner and David Edmondson-Jones was runner-up. Well done to everyone who took part and especially to those who came in fancy dress!
The Nottingham Junior Badminton Association Restricted Singles Tournament takes place annually at Carlton Forum and is open to any player who lives or plays in Nottinghamshire and who has not represented the County. Eleven SJBC players competed.
At U17 , Holly Clarke was runner up and Molly Wade came 3rd.
At U15, James Wade was runner up and Devang Nigam came 3rd. (Molly Wade was the only entrant in the Girls’ Event so she played in the U17 event instead).
At U13, Edward Sharpe was runner up in the Boys’ Event and Sofia Aujla-Jones won the Girls’ Event.
The following SJBC members also played and gained valuable match experience :- Alasdair and Izzy Mullen, Owen Williams, Ben Anderson and Matthew Hooper.
Well done everyone.
Fifty five members took part in the Big Session on Saturday, raising £66.70 for Children in Need. The first mini-tournament was won by Michael Penn, Hope Sommers, Abigail Green, Eden Leaper (captain), Tim Stokes, Ellie Hardwick and William Allan; the second group was won by Dan Whaley (captain), Holly Prentice, Isaac Sommers and Izzy Mullen.
In the U13 event, Emma Hooper won gold in the girls’ singles and doubles and silver in the mixed doubles. Sofia Aujla-Jones received a silver medal in the girls’ doubles.
At U15, Dan Whaley earned a silver medal in the boys’ singles.
At U17, Heather Walker won a gold medal in the mixed doubles and received a silver in the girls’ singles and doubles. Rachel Cutts earned a silver in the girls’ and mixed doubles.
Medals were presented by Peter Mills. Well done everyone!
This was our first Big Session in the new format of two two-hour sessions, putting sessions one and two together and three and four together. The winners of the first session were Amy Bruce, Devang Nigam (captain), James Hardwick. Owen Williams, Ben Anderson and Finn Durkin. The second session winners were June Ng, Alasdair Hollows, Dan Whaley (captain) and James Wade. Well played everyone.
In the U13 event, Emma Hooper is through to the final of the girls’ singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Sofia Aujla-Jones has also reached the girls’ doubles final and received a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with a partner from Chilwell.
The U15 event was entered by Sophie Morley, Chloe Jordan, Dan Whaley, Emma Hooper and Eleanor Collins. Dan is through to the final of the boys’ singles. He also got a bronze medal in the boys’ doubles and Sophie and Chloe playing together got a bronze in the girls’ doubles.
In the U17 event Rachel Cutts received a bronze medal in girls’ singles and Heather Walker is through to the final. They are through to the girls’ doubles final playing together and the mixed doubles final playing against each other.
Well done to everyone and great presence for SJBC. All the finals will take place at Chilwell Olympia on Sunday 29th September from noon onwards – spectators/supporters welcome