Uphill A team suffer narrow league defeat
PUBLISHED: 11:48 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 11:48 28 November 2018
Uphill Badminton Club’s A team lost to Frys A in a closely-fought league match.
Uphill Badminton Club A team travelled to Frys A losing out 6-3, with five of the nine matches going to three rubbers.
All three men’s went to three, the highlight being a top win for Paul Edwards and Matt Cole.
Christy Cole gained the other two wins, in the mixed with Matt and Becky Halfpenny, both in three setters.
Uphill B travelled away to Chew Valley depleted with four team members missing.
The team of Simon Denton, Rob Morray, Ben Moore, Anna Bickell, Beth Chadwick and Lucy Loud all put up a good fight against a strong Chew team.
There were a number of close games with two of the men’s going to deciding games.
Uphill’s sole success came with Simon and Ben gaining a good win to see Uphill go down eight rubbers to one.
This weekend saw a mass junior doubles tournament at Thornbury. Uphill entered 20 players across four different age categories with all players gaining great experience.
A bumper entry of 11 Under-12 boys, with 22 players in 11 pairs across two boxes made up half the entry.
This was a great experience of tournament play for all the players and fun was had by all and many were playing above their age group.
Uphill entrants were Cameron Christos, Corey Tyler, Daniel Roman, Fergus Aidan, Abin Yi and Tian Lin.
In the Under-16 boy’s event, a five-pair box with all pairs playing each other. Not knowing what to expect from the field, the Uphill boys of David Gumus and Elliot Millard were on top form winning all four of their matches, leaving them as champions
Seven Uphill girls took part and in the Under-16s, the Uphill duo of Alana Burstow and Emily Aldridge blew the opposition away winning all four games to take the title, retaining their trophy from last year.
In the Under-12s, there were five pairs. In fifth place came Xuyi and Shenay despite both only being nine-years old. In 4th place were Charlotte (again nine) with partner Maddie from Chew.
The title was decided in the first match of the day with Riley and Ayshen just being edged out to end up with three victories and a superb runners-up spot.
Thanks go to Bronny Bennett and Penny Shears for a fun and well-organised tournament.