This is the fourth installment of the junior tournament organized by Times Badminton Academy.
Aaron have just recovered from his ankle injury came back into competitive badminton a little rusty. He again cross swords with his nemesis Wong Vin Sean in the third round and this time went down after a close fight 29-30 to the determined 9 year old. Their head to head record now ties at 2 -2. Vin Sean continued with his fine form to become champion under this category.
Ryan made it to the third round as well in the U12 category to meet Pui Chai School player Lok Chong Ming. The match started evenly but as the match progressed, his couldn’t lift his game to match his opponent’s deft touches and lost 19 - 30.
In the U12 doubles, the brothers performed admirably marching up to semi-finals meeting Muhd Yusrizal / Izz Adli from Pro Badminton Academy. The brothers managed to take advantage of their opponent’s shaky start but towards the end, the bigger sized opponent overcame their gremlins and finished off the game in a flurry. As consolation, the boys collected their semi final medals for their effort.
This tournament is a good reality check. There is still some time for us to work on the boys’ specific areas that needed refining. We will attempt to peak them at the right time for their November major tournaments.
Boys Singles Under 10 Results
1st Round : Aaron vs Bye
2nd Round : Aaron vs Poon Zhi Chung 30 - 2
3rd Round : Aaron vs Wong Vin Sean 29 - 30
Boys Singles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan vs Lee Wei Long 30 - 13
2nd Round : Ryan vs Chan Yong Yao Walkover
3rd Round : Ryan vs Lok Chong Ming 19 - 30
Boys Doubles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Chow Bing Han/Ooi Wei Xiang 30 - 12
2nd Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Lim Yi Ke/Tan Kok Shen 30 - 28
Quarter Final: Ryan/Aaron vs Kingston Tan/Lee Choon Shen 30 - 16
Semi Final : Ryan/Aaron vs Muhd Yusrizal/Izz Adli 24 - 30