IDBL Under 15's

The Ipswich and District Badminton League Under-15 Championships took place at Northgate Sports Centre. The honours were shared amongst four players with Rebecca Easy (Hamlets) and Levi Hoang (YMCA) scooping a hat-trick of titles, gaining victories in the singles, level doubles and mixed events.

In the boys’ singles, Blake Hoang, the youngest competitor of the day at nine years, put in a spirited performance in his defeat by Craig Newcombe (Stowmarket), showing that he will be a serious challenger for titles in years to come. There were semi-final wins for Levi Hoang over Newcombe and Matthew Cross (Corinthians) against Joshua Braker (Stowmarket). In the final, Hoang took an early lead in the first game against Cross and remained ahead to win 21-12. The second game was a see-saw contest, Hoang took a 7-0 lead, then soon found himself 12-7 down, before recovering to win 21-18 and secure victory.

The girls singles event was played in two groups with Rebekah Easy and Katie Scott (Corinthians) emerging undefeated to contest the final. Easy, last year’s runner-up, won the first game 21-11 and went on to win the match in a closely contested second game, 21-19.

The boys’ singles finalists, Cross and Levi Hoang, paired up to take the boys’ doubles title. In their match against the Stowmarket duo, Braker and Ben Bennett-Day, who were the runners-up, they came out on top in a 21-12, 21-14 win. For Cross and Hoang it was third time lucky, having been runners-up in this event for the previous two years.

The girls’ doubles trophy was won by Easy and Scott. They secured a 21-7, 21-4 victory over Emma Jobbins and Samantha Scott of Stowmarket who finished as runners-up.

In the last event of the day Easy and Levi Hoang completed their treble by taking the mixed doubles title. In a round robin competition, they won all their matches including the 21-14 defeat of Cross and Scott, who finished in second place.

Boys’ Singles: Semi-finals – L Hoang beat C Newcombe 21-6, 21-3. M Cross beat J Braker 21-16, 21-11. Final: L Hoang beat M Cross 21-12, 21-18.

Girls’ Singles: Final: R Easy beat K Scott 21-11, 21-19.

Boys’ Doubles: WinnersM Cross & L Hoang, Runners-up - J Braker & B Bennett-Day.

Girls Doubles: Winners – R Easy & K Scott, Runners-up – E Jobbins & S Knott.

Mixed Doubles: Winners – R Easy & L Hoang, Runners-up – K Scott & M Cross.

Boys’ Singles Plate: Winner – B Bennett-Day


IDBL Under 18's

Northgate Sports Centre was the venue for the Ipswich and District Badminton League Championships for the Under 18 age group. Players of the day were Tim Scott (YMCA), who captured three titles, and Anna Godbold (Meridians) who won two events.

18 boys contested the boys’ singles and it was the youngest player in the draw, 13 year old Levi Hoang (YMCA), who caught the eye in the early rounds as he overcame two older opponents before losing in three games to Ryan Newcombe (Stowmarket) in his quarter-final match. The four seeded players emerged to take their places in the semi-finals where Newcombe was defeated by Scott and Jonathan Kuribayashi-Coleman (Meridians) beat last year’s winner, Gavin Coyne (YMCA). Scott came out on top in the final with a comfortable victory, although the 21-9, 21-10 score-line was a little harsh on Coleman who had played his part in some absorbing rallies.

The girls’ singles was played in two groups with Godbold and Ashleigh Gormer (Belstead) going through to contest the final. Gormer won the first game 21-19, but Godbold levelled the match, taking the second game 21-16 and finished the stronger player to win the decider by the same margin.

Coyne and Scott took their place in the boys’ doubles final, having won all their games in Group A. including a narrow victory, 15-13, 15-14, over Andrew Farn (Skillcentre) and George Godbold (Thorpeness).  In Group B, the Meridians pair, Kuribayashi-Coleman and Matthew Healey also won all their games to reach the final. Coyne and Scott repeated their success of 2012, taking the title by a 21-17, 21-19 margin.

Katie Clark (Thorpeness) and Rebekah Easy were the winners of the girls’ doubles. In their match against Godbold and Gormer, who finished as runners-up, they overcame the loss of the first game before securing a 13-21, 21-19, 21-18 victory.

In the mixed doubles Anna Godbold and Scott won all their games in Group A to reach the final. In Group B both Easy and Hoang, and Clark playing with George Godbold, won two of their three games, but Easy and Hoang, went through having won the contest between them. Anna Godbold and Scott triumphed in the final, winning 21-14.

Boys’ Singles: Semi-finals – T Scott beat R Newcombe 21-17, 21-13, J Kuribayashi-Coleman beat G Coyne 21-13, 21-17. Final: T Scott beat J Kuribayashi-Coleman 21-9, 21-10.

Girls’ Singles: Final – A Godbold beat A Gormer 19-21, 21-16, 21-16.

Boys’ Doubles: Final – G Coyne & T Scott beat J Kuribayashi-Coleman & M Healey 21-17, 21-19.

Girls Doubles: Winners – K Clark & R Easy, Runners-up – A Godbold & A Gormer.

Mixed Doubles: Final - A Godbold & T Scott beat R Easy & L Hoang 21-14.

Boys Plate: Final - A Hunt (Abbeygate) beat G Godbold 21-13, 12-21, 21-19.




Results from 2013 can be found here

Results from 2012 can be found here






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