|Wira Tangkis Team A (L to R) |
Lau Hong Quan, Ho Ka Tim, Saw Hong Jay & Ooi Zhin Yang
Wira Tangkis sent two teams, 4 players in each team. Team A consist of the circuit quartet Ooi Zhin Yang, Lau Hong Quan, Ho Ka Tim and Saw Hong Jay (all 12 yearls old) Whereas team B made up of the Harcroft Quartet Lie Jia Quan (11), Ryan Wong (11), Aaron Wong (10) and Tan Jae Yang (10).
In the singles event, all 4 from the first team made it to the quarter final. Only Ooi Zhin Yang in a class of his own marched on to the semi final and eventually won in the final again.
In the doubles category, 3 pairs from Wira Tangkis booked their tickets to the semi-finals and as predicted, both pairs from Team A were the ones left for the final scrape of the U12 doubles title. Ooi Zhin Yang/Saw Hong Jay eventually won in the doubles category beating comparriots Lau Hong Quan/ Ho KaTim which means a clean sweep for the Wira Tangkis team.
Aaron surprisingly fell in his first round singles. He seemed to have a thing with slow mornings. However, he made amends with his debut doubles partner Tan Jae Yang to make it to the semi finals against fellow mates Zhin Yang and Hong Jay. The seniors by two years proved too hot to handle as the juniors fell in straight sets.
|Wira Tangkis Team B (L to R)|
Daryl Foo (Friend), Aaron, Ryan & Tan Jae Yang
(Absent Lie Jia Quan)
Also in the singles, Ryan could not get past Selangor BA number 3, Jeffry Wong in the second round. Later, Ryan paired up with school mate, Jia Quan but also found it tough going and fell flat in the first round.
Although the boy’s performance were dismal here but playing under the Wira Tangkis banner with exposure of state level badminton will hopefully rub off some winning culture on the boys. Although time was on their side, but Team B still have lots of catching up to do. The gap between both teams were miles apart.
Boys Singles Under 12
1st Round : Aaron Wong vs Bronson Wang 20 – 30
1st Round : Ryan Wong vs Lee Juin Xian 30 – 11
2nd Round : Ryan Wong vs Jeffry Wong 16 - 30
Boys Doubles Under 12
1st Round : Aaron Wong/Tan Jae Yang vs Chong Yaw Cheng/Gan Yi Zheng 30 – 21
Quarter Final : Aaron Wong/Tan Jae Yang vs Bryan Wang/Bronson Wang 30 – 23
Semi Final : Aaron Wong/Tan Jae Yang vs Ooi Zhin Yang/Saw Hong Jay 6 – 21, 10 - 21
1st Round : Lee Jia Quan/Ryan Wong vs Daryl Foo/Ong Hsien Jun 25 – 30