Sunday, 18 November 2012
HOOI YEE SPORT
HYS Junior Badminton Championship was held in Sports Affair Badminton Hall in Taman Segar Perdana, Cheras. It has 16 new teraflex rubber courts. This year, the tournament attracted many contestants from other states as well as badminton academies and schools teams. In the under 10yo category in which both the boys will be competing in, there were 82 entries.
Aaron’s misfortune took for the worst this week. As if his injured toe was not enough, he was stricken by a bout of stomach flu at the eve of the tournament. Having vomited twice after dinner on Thursday evening, he was sent to the clinic on Friday morning to be treated. Just when we thought he could make it for his match in the late afternoon, he vomited again just before his game. Sadly, it was not to be for poor Aaron as he was forced to concede a walkover.
Ryan managed to play his second round match after receiving a bye in the first round. His opponent was a bulky Tay Kar Heng. In the first half of the match, both were equally matched with Ryan leading narrowly 15 – 14. After the break, Tay played strongly executing base line smashes. Ryan had no answer to his strong smashes and bowed out tamely 19 – 30. Ryan could have played with more varied strokes to move that mass of a boy but unfortunately he was not experienced enough to size up his opponent.
A day after his match – on Saturday afternoon, the viral attack unleashed its fury on Ryan, with severe vomiting just as Aaron had suffered a day earlier. Everything he took just came right out. The boys had to abandon all training until they fully regained their strength again. I remained the last man standing since all three of us had dinner from the same ill-fated restaurant. Honestly, if I had a choice, I would gladly trade places with them and free them from their inopportune misery.
Results Boys Singles Under-10
1st Round : Aaron Wong (Bye)
2nd Round : Aaron Wong vs Ervin Tan Walk Over
1st Round : Ryan Wong (Bye)
2nd Round : Ryan Wong vs Tay Kar Heng 19-30