U11 Singles - 12th April
The junior singles tournament organised by South Somerset Community Badminton Network and supported by Somerset Badminton Association, took place on Sunday 12th April 2015 at Westfield Academy sports hall.
The event was for non-county players. However, the standard of badminton played was very high for the age group, and was a credit to all who competed.
There were 2 groups, with medals being awarded to the group winners and runner ups. In group A, Samuel Thananki won the gold medal with Ben Rogers achieving silver. In group B, Koko Taylor-Takahashi won the gold medal with Barney Pridmore obtaining silver.
There followed a group play off to determine the overall champion, which was won by Samuel Thananki winning against Koko Taylor-Takahashi; 21 – 11 & 22 – 20. Where Samuel came from 18 – 20 down in the second game to win and prevent a 3rd and final game.
In the runner up play off, which turned out to be an exciting and fiercely fought affair that did go to a 3 game decider. Ben Rogers won against Barney Pridmore 22 – 20; 7 – 21 & 28 – 26. A brilliant match to watch, with a number of very long rallies.