U15 & U18 Championships


Northgate Sports Centre was the venue for the Ipswich and District Badminton League Junior Championships for the Under 15 age group where titles were shared between members of the YMCA and Woodbridge clubs.

Blake Hoang and Lucas Campbell-Robson were group winners of the boys’ singles and met in an all YMCA final where Hoang triumphed, winning 21-8, 21-8. Campbell-Robson paired up with Matthew Mason (YMCA) to win a round-robin boys’ doubles event in which they were undefeated. Their success included the 21-15, 21-19 defeat of Laurence Chapel and Daniel Sillett (Abbeygate) who finished as runners-up.

Grace Chester (Woodbridge) captured two titles with final victories in the girls’ singles against Catherine Westland (YMCA) and with Lauren Oxborrow (YMCA), in the doubles, against Westland and Charlotte Xia (YMCA).

The youngest boy and girl competing in the championships, Kayleigh Williams and Hoang (YMCA) took the mixed doubles title with Westland and Robert Saunders (YMCA) finishing as runners-up.

Results Summary:

Boys’ Singles: Final: B Hoang beat L Campbell-Robson 21-8, 21-8.

Girls’ Singles: Final: G Chester beat C Westland 15-21, 21-17, 21-15.

Boys’ Doubles: Winners – L Campbell-Robson & M Mason, Runners-up L Chappel & D Sillett.

Girls Doubles: Final: G Chester & L Oxborrow beat C Westland & C Xia 21-11, 21-6.

Mixed Doubles: Winners – K Williams & B Hoang, Runners-up C Westland & R Saunders.


Girls' singles and doubles winners and runners-up from left to right:: Catherine Westland, Charlotte Xia, Lauren Oxborrow and Grace Chester


Boys' singles and doubles winners and runners-up from left to right:: Lucas Campbell-Robson, Matthew Mason, Blake Hoang, Laurence Chappel and Daniel Sillett


Mixed doubles winners and runners-up from left to right:: Robert Saunders, Blake Hoang, Kayleigh Williams and Catherine Westland



The Ipswich and District Badminton League Under 18 Championships took place at Northgate Sports Centre where Patricia Kou from the Meridians club was the star performer scooping a hat-trick of  titles.

The first of Kou’s successes was the girls’ singles where she won all her matches in a round-robin event including a 21-5, 21-3 victory against Mathilda Barnard (Woodbridge) who finished as runner-up. Kou, partnered by Anna Keeble (YMCA) continued her winning run to lift the girls’ doubles trophy, with the Woodbridge pair of Barnard and Beth Scahill taking second place, and then completed her treble by taking the mixed doubles title with Andrew Sheat (Waterfront). In the mixed event Ellie Davis and Craig Newcombe (Stowmarket) halved their match 21-20, 11-21 with Kou and Sheat and this helped them to take the runners-up position.

Thomas Hunt (Stowmarket) and Blake Hoang (YMCA) won their respective groups to take their place in the boys’ singles final. Hunt eased into a 6-0 lead and retained the initiative to take the first game 21-13 but it was Hoang who came out on top in the second, 21-17. With a depth of clear, exceptionally strong for such a young player at this level of badminton, and good drop shot control, Hoang won the third game 21-17 to complete a singles double, having won the Under 15 event the previous week.

In the boys’ doubles final, the Stowmarket pairing of Ben Bennett-Day and Hunt won the first game, 21-16 against Newcombe and Sheat, but failed to capitalise on a 20-18 lead in the second, losing 20-22. In the deciding game, Bennett-Day and Hunt came out on top, winning 22-20 to take the title.

Results Summary:

Boys’ Singles: Final: B Hoang beat T Hunt 13-21, 21-17, 21-17.

Girls’ Singles: Winner – P Kou, Runner-up – M Barnard.

Boys’ Doubles: Final – B Bennett-Day & T Hunt beat C Newcombe & A Sheat 21-16, 20-22, 22-20.

Girls’ Doubles: Winners – A Keeble & P Kou, Runners-up – M Barnard & B Scahill.

Mixed Doubles: Winners – P Kou & A Sheat, Runners-Up – E Davis & C Newcombe.


Mixed doubles runners-up and winners from left to right: - Ellie Davis, Craig Newcombe, Andrew Sheat & Patricia Kou

Boys' and girls' doubles winners & runners-up - Top row from left to right: Patricia Kou, Anna Keeble, Tommy Hunt, Ben Bennett-Day, Bottom Row from left to right: Beth Scahill, Mathilda Barnard, Andrew Sheat & Craig Newcombe

Boys' singles finalists - Tommy Hunt & Blake Hoang



Results from 2016 can be found here

Results from 2015 can be found here

Results from 2014 can be found here

Results from 2013 can be found here

Results from 2012 can be found here






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