This is the third junior tournament of the year organized by
. Times Badminton Academy
Aaron continues to progress well in the U10 category reaching the final but lost to Thaanesh Devar from Melaka by one solitary point. The break through came in the second round, when Aaron beat his nemesis, Wong Vin Sean 30 - 28, as the latter was the defending champion in the second tournament by Times BA, with Thaanesh Devar, the runner up. Aaron’s head to head record with Vin Sean now stands 2 – 1 in his favour but the SSBA club player remains a tough opponent and should not be taken lightly.
Ryan made it to the third round in the U12 category to cross sword with Chong Ee Jack again. Ee Jack was the same player who halted Ryan’s run in the first Times BA tournament last April. Ryan could not bring up his game as Ee Jack was visibly a much improved player since the first time they met. Ryan’s head to head record with Ee Jack is now trailing at 0 -2.
In the U12 doubles, the brothers qualified for the semi-finals by beating their team mates, Lee Jia Quan/Abdul Rahman in a closely contested match 30 - 28. This was a significant win for the brothers as they claim their bragging rights in the Putrajaya camp. However, their semi finals vs Putrajaya’s circuit pair Clement Lau/Ho KaTim was beyond the brother’s level. The brothers could have gotten a more respectable score if not for Aaron conserving for his U10 singles final.
Overall, I can say it was a satisfactory tournament for the brothers. Aaron won two medals, silver for U10 singles with cash RM70 and bronze for U12 doubles, while Ryan took home a bronze medal for the U12 doubles. They displayed better maturity in their doubles partnership thanks to the private trainings albeit only in its infancy stage but is gradually seen to be bearing fruit.
Times BA will again run it’s forth installment in 19th October and we are looking forward to it.
Boys Singles Under 10 Results
1st Round : Aaron vs Jason Manimaran 30 - 9
2nd Round : Aaron vs Wong Vin Sean 30 - 28
3rd Round : Aaron vs Hadrian Soh 30 - 15
Quarter Final : Aaron vs Wu Zhen Bing 30 - 15
Semi Final : Aaron vs Low Hong Seng 30 – 21
Final : Aaron vs Thaanesh Devar 29 - 30
Boys Singles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan vs Lai Lit Theng 30 - 8
2nd Round : Ryan vs Lim Yi Ke 30 - 28
3rd Round : Ryan vs Chong Ee Jack 20 - 30
Boys Doubles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Chan Jun Han/Phuang Hong Wei 30 - 16
2nd Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Liew Zi Wei/Yap Zi
30 - 2 Nam
Quarter Final: Ryan/Aaron vs Lee Jia Quan/Abdul Rahman 30 - 28