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
Fourteen of our players entered the Attewell Tournament held at the Bingham Leisure Centre this weekend. This is the premier local tournament for juniors who haven’t represented the county. We had some success and all players gained valuable experience :
Year 5 & 6 – Michael Penn, Finn Durkin and Owen Williams entered the boys singles and doubles. Izzy Mullen and Sofia Aujla-Jones entered the girls singles, with Sofia reaching the semi-final.
Year 7 & 8 – Alasdair Mullen, Lucas Eden, Ethan Kearsley, Oliver Stewart and James Wade played in the boys singles with James winning and Oliver runner-up. Molly Wade played in the girls singles, doubles and mixed, finishing as runner up in the singles and girls doubles and winning the mixed with a partner from Mansfield.
Year 9 & 10 – Fran Baisley and Chloe Jordan entered the girls singles and doubles. They played against each other in the final of the singles with Fran coming out on top and Chloe runner-up. They played together in the doubles and reached the final but finished runners-up.
Year 11 & 12 – Holly Clarke competed in the girls singles.
Heather, Sophie, Chloe and Maisie represented the Minster School, Nottinghamshire County and the East Midlands in the Center Parcs Final of the National Inter-Schools Badminton Competition. Over 6,000 school teams including over 30,000 players entered this competition which started in December and culminated in 4 finals of 9 teams. The team played really well and came a fantastic 4th (one place better than last year’s 5th place finish).
Well done to the girls and thanks to the SJBC coaches.
Rachel Cutts and Heather Walker were selected to represent Nottinghamshire in the annual U17 inter-county championship which is played over four jam packed days during the school Easter holidays in Nottingham. 37 county teams entered this year consisting of 5 boys and 5 girls playing in three group stages with each match consisting of 10 games. Notts came 16th and the girls had a fantastic time.
Fifty-one of our members played in our Annual Singles Tournament. There were some excellent, close matches and some surprise winners.
Emma Hooper won two trophies, U12 and U14 girls singles. Well done Emma.
Full details and photos are on the dedicated page of our website.