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The Ipswich and District
Badminton League Junior Championships, for the Under 15 age group, were held at
Northgate Sports Centre. In a well-supported event, with a number of young
players aged 12 and under taking part, pride of place goes to Anna Godbold (Meridians)
who captured a hat trick of titles. Gavin Coyne (YMCA) and Ryan Newcombe
(Stowmarket) were also successful in winning two events.
32 players contested the boys’
singles event and there were no upsets as the top ranked players progressed as
expected in the early rounds. At the semi final stage, Coyne defeated Levi
Hoang (YMCA), and Newcombe overcame Jonathan Kuribayashi-Coleman (Meridians).
The final produced some excellent badminton in a match of few errors as both
players tested their opponent with good length clears and enterprising net
play. At the halfway stage, Newcombe had established an 11-5 lead, before Coyne
pulled back to 13-all. Both players gave their all in the final stages, as
Newcombe emerged the victor, 21-19, leaving Coyne as runner-up for the second
The first match losers entered
a plate competition and Sam Abbott (Meridians) won his 4 matches to emerge as
the winner, defeating Ewan Payne (Framlingham), 21-16, in the final.
Godbold reached the final of
the girls’ singles with a semi-final victory over Betsy Chenery (Thorpeness).
In the second semi-final, Katie Clark (Thorpeness) defeated Saskia Wright
(Woodbridge). The early exchanges of the final were even, but Godbold edged
ahead from 7-all and then retained her lead from thereon, to win the title,
21-12, leaving Clark as defeated finalist for the second year running.
16 pairs contested the boys’ doubles and were split into
three groups, with the 3 group winners and best runners-up going forward to the
knockout stage. Coyne and Newcombe, emerged undefeated from Group A, and
overcame Sam Abbott and Kuribayashi-Coleman, the winners of Group C, in the
semi-final. Matthew Cross (Corinthians) and Hoang qualified, as the best
runners-up and beat the Abbeygate pairing of Michael Edwards and Thomas Fisher,
the Group B winners, in their semi-final. Coyne and Newcombe were comfortable
winners in the final, defeating their younger opponents, 21-8.
The 6 pairs in the girls’ doubles played each other
in a round-robin format. In the last match of the event, 2 pairs, undefeated so
far, met to decide the contest. Megan Clark (Thorpeness) and Godbold overcame
Katie Clark and Chenery in a closely fought contest, 21-18, to lift the trophy.
In the last event of the day, the mixed doubles,
there were semi-final victories for Godbold and Coyne against Megan Clark and
Edwards and for Katie Clark and Newcombe over the Abbeygate pair, Hannah
Robertshaw and Matt Osborne. Godbold and Coyne took the title with a 21-13
victory in the final.
Boys’ Singles: Semi-finals – G Coyne beat L Hoang 21-6, R
Newcombe beat J Kuribayashi-Coleman 21-10. Final: R Newcombe beat G Coyne
Girls’ Singles: Semi-finals – A Godbold beat B Chenery 21-4,
K Clark beat S Wright 21-7. Final: A Godbold beat K Clark 21-12.
Boys’ Doubles: Semi-finals – G Coyne & R Newcombe beat S
Abbott & J Kuribayashi-Coleman 21-15, M Cross & L Hoang beat M Edwards
& T Fisher 21-19. Final: G Coyne & R Newcombe beat M Cross & L
Girls Doubles: Winners – M Clark & A Godbold, Runners-up
– B Chenery & K Clark.
Mixed Doubles: Semi-finals – A Godbold & G Coyne beat M
Clark & M Edwards 21-6, K Clark & R Newcombe beat H Robertshaw & M
Osborne 21-6. Final: A Godbold & G Coyne beat K Clark & R Newcombe
Boys’ Singles Plate: Winner – S Abbott
Girls’ Singles Plate: Winner – H Robertshaw
Mixed Doubles Plate: Winners – B Chenery & T
Sports Centre hosted the Ipswich and District Badminton League Championships
for the Under 18 age group. Tim Scott (YMCA) repeated his hat-trick success of
last year by capturing the boys’ singles, doubles and mixed titles and
Claudette Reis (Woodbridge) won two events.
the top half of the draw, Scott made steady progress to the final of the boys’
singles, including a semi-final victory over Jack Gray (Stowmarket). In the
bottom half, Gavin Coyne needed a third game to see off the spirited challenge
of Jonathan Kuribayashi-Coleman (Meridians). He then gained revenge for his
Under 15 final defeat by Ryan Newcombe (Stowmarket) by coming out on top in
their semi-final encounter. The first game of the final was evenly matched,
Scott had game point on three occasions, but Coyne rallied to win 24-22. Scott
came out on top in the next two games to take the title.
the opening round of the girls’ singles, Hannah Ferguson (Belstead) came from
behind to defeat Reis in a closely defeated match but was beaten by Anna
Godbold (Meridians) in the semi-final. Isabel Lucas (Stowmarket) defeated Megan
Clark (Thorpeness) in their semi-final match and Lucas won the event with a
comfortable victory over Godbold in the final.
a round-robin boys’ doubles competition, two pairs, Coyne and Scott, and Gray
and Newcombe had won their first four games and met to decide the contest.
Coyne and Scott were the winners with a 21-12 victory.
five pairs in the girls’ doubles event played each other in a single game to 21
points. Two pairs, Kym Gormer (Belstead) and Reis, and the Meridians pairing of
Godbold and Charlotte Horn both won three of their four games, but Ferguson and
Gormer took the title as a result of their 21-20 win in the game between them.
In the last event of the day, the
mixed doubles, Reis and Scott were the victors for the second year running,
with Lucas and Newcombe finishing as runners-up.
Boys’ Singles: Semi-finals –T Scott beat J Gray
21-15, 21-13, G Coyne beat R Newcombe 21-11, 21-19. Final: T Scott beat G Coyne
22-24, 21-10, 21-17.
Girls’ Singles: Semi-finals - I Lucas beat M Clark
21-9, 21-9 A Godbold beat H Ferguson 21-8, 21-12. Final: I Lucas beat A Godbold
Boys’ Doubles: Winners – G Coyne & T Scott,
Runners-up – J Gray & R Newcombe.
Girls Doubles: Winners – K Gormer & C Reis,
Runners-up – A Godbold & C Horn.
Mixed Doubles: Winners – C Reis & T Scott,
Runners-up I Lucas & R Newcombe.
Boys’ Plate Winner: J Kuribayashi-Coleman
Girls’ Plate Winner: C Reis
Centre hosted the annual Ipswich and District Badminton League Junior
Championships, for the Under 15 age group. In a well-supported event, Tim Scott
(YMCA) enjoyed triple success by winning the finals of the singles, boys’
doubles and mixed competitions, with Isobel Lucas (Stowmarket) and Ashleigh
Gormer (Belstead) lifting two trophies apiece.
Boys’ singles matches were
restricted to a single game to 21 points to accommodate a large entry of 30
players. The top two seeds made comfortable progress to the final with Scott
defeating Ryan Newcombe (Stowmarket) and Gavin Coyne (YMCA) overcoming Jack Gray
(Stowmarket) in the semi-final encounters. Scott had established a useful lead
at the halfway stage of the final, but Coyne reduced the deficit to two points
at 14-12 before Scott completed a 21-12 victory by winning the last seven
The 14 boys who lost their
first round matches, entered a plate competition. Some spirited badminton ensued
with Tom Fisher (Abbeygate) defeating Tom Borrett (Stowmarket) 21-16 in the
Lucas reached the girls’
singles final, with an easy win over Betsy Chenery (Thorpeness) in the
semi-final. The second semi-final was much closer with Katie Clark (Thorpeness)
being stretched all the way before completing a narrow victory over Gormer. In
the final Lucas raced through the first game, 21-4, but had to come from behind
in the second before winning 21-17, to take the title.
16 pairs contested the boys’
doubles and were split into two groups. The group winners and runners-up went
forward to the semi-finals, having played all pairs in their group in a single
game to 15 points. In Group A, Scott partnered by Thomas Sheat (Gainsborough)
won all seven games, including a narrow 15-13 win over Andrew Farn (YMCA) and
Gray, who were runners-up, having won all their other games. Group B followed a
similar pattern with the Meridians pairing of Jack Abbott and George Sutton
winning seven games, with Coyne and Newcombe as runners-up, having lost only to
Abbott and Sutton. In the knockout stages, played to 21 points, Scott and Sheat
defeated Coyne and Newcombe and Abbott and Sutton overcame Farn and Gray. In a
closely contested final, Scott and Sheat edged to victory by a 21-19
In the girls’ doubles
competition, pairs played each other in two games to 15 points. The Thorpeness
pairing of Katie and Megan Clark and Gormer with partner Lucas had both won all
their games, before they met to decide the contest. Gormer and Lucas won the
first 15-11 and the Clark sisters won the second 15-14, leaving Gormer and Lucas
as the overall winners on points scored.
In the last event of the
day, the mixed doubles, there were semi-final victories for Gormer and Scott
against Megan Clark and Farn and for Lucas and Newcombe over the Thorpeness
pair, Beth Duggan and George Edwards. Gormer and Scott took the title with a
21-15 victory in the final.
– T Scott beat R Newcombe 21-11, G Coyne beat J Gray 21-8. Final: T Scott beat G
Semi-finals – I Lucas beat B Chenery 21-7, 21-4, K Clark beat A Gormer 21-19,
21-19. Final: I Lucas beat K Clark 21-4, 21-17.
– T Scott & T Sheat beat G Coyne & R Newcombe 21-8, J Abbott & G
Sutton beat A Farn & J Gray 21-17. Final: T Scott & T Sheat beat J
Abbott $ G Sutton 21-19.
Winners – A
Gormer & I Lucas, Runners-up – K Clark & M Clark.
Semi-finals – A Gormer & T Scott beat M Clark & A Farn 21-12, I Lucas
& R Newcombe beat B Duggan & G Edwards 21-1. Final: A Gormer & T
Scott beat I Lucas & R Newcombe 21-15.
Winner – T Fisher
Winner – M Clark
Winners – K Clark & G Coyne
The Ipswich and District Badminton League Championships
for the Under 18 age group were played at Northgate Sports Centre in Ipswich.
Tim Scott (YMCA) completed a remarkable double hat trick by winning three events
to add to the three Under 15 titles he had won the previous week, a feat last
achieved by Linzi Chatfield in 2002.
Scott made comfortable progress to the boys’ singles
final, including a semi-final win over James Early (Walton & Kirton). In the
bottom half of the draw, Luke Burgess (Meridians) won two close matches before
narrowly losing his semi-final match to Philip Nash (Bosmere). In the final
Scott won the first game 21-12, and as Nash tired in the later stages of the
match, Scott cruised to victory, winning the second game 21-6.
The girls’ singles produced saw some closely contested
badminton, with four matches going to a third game. Megan Clark (Thorpeness)
went out at the semi-final stage to Claudette Reis (Adastral Park), having
narrowly defeated Hannah Ferguson (Belstead) in the previous round. Louise
Christopher (Stowmarket) needed a third game to see off the challenge of
Ashleigh Gormer (Belstead), before defeating Isabel Lucas (Stowmarket) in her
semi-final. Without doubt, the final was the match of the day, as both Reis and
Christopher strived to gain ascendancy in an evenly matched contest. Christopher
came from 17-19 down, to win the first game 22-20, before Reis levelled the
match with a 21-18 win in the second. As the players changed ends at the halfway
point of the deciding game, Reis appeared to be in charge with an 11-6 lead, but
after a seven point run by Christopher, the outcome remained in doubt. Both
players held match point on two occasions, before Christopher won 24-22, to take
Scott and Burgess were the victors in a round robin
boys’ doubles competition, winning all their games. Gavin Coyne (YMCA) and Ryan Newcombe (Stowmarket) won
their first game with the Bosmere pairing of Nash and Nick White, by 21-16,
before losing 20-21 in the second, their points advantage in this contest giving
them the runners-up spot.
The six pairs in the girls’ doubles event played each
other in a single game to 21 points. Two pairs, Ferguson and Gormer, and Lucas
and Reis, both won four of their five games, but Ferguson and Gormer took the
title as a result of their 21-19 win in the game between them.
Eight pairs contested the mixed doubles and were split
into two groups, with the group winners going forward to the final, having
played all pairs in their group in a single game to 21 points. Scott, partnered
by Reis, beat Gormer and Burgess in the final, to gain the third of his
Boys’ Singles: Semi-finals –T Scott beat J Early 21-7,
21-6, P Nash beat L Burgess 21-17, 23-21. Final: T Scott beat P Nash 21-12,
Girls’ Singles: Semi-finals - C Reis beat M Clark
21-9, 21-6, L Christopher beat I Lucas 22-20, 21-16. Final: L Christopher beat C
Reis 22-20, 18-21, 24-22.
Boys’ Doubles: Winners – L Burgess & T Scott,
Runners-up – G Coyne & R Newcombe.
Girls Doubles: Winners – H Ferguson & A Gormer,
Runners-up – I Lucas & C Reis.
Mixed Doubles: Final: – C Reis & T Scott beat A
Gormer & L Burgess 21-17.
Boys’ Plate Winner: Jack Gray (Stowmarket)
Girls’ Plate Winner: Katie Clark