This was the first outstation campaign where by the boys had to stay in Ipoh for 3 nights/4 days together with 18 others representatives from the Wira Tangkis team.
Aaron strut his usual stuff in U10 until 3rd round meeting Yap Juin An (who was the runner-up in the recent HYS tournament).
In U12, Ryan couldn’t get his game going and fell in the first round to Too Ming Yap in an uncharacteristic performance. We were not sure if he was homesick but a disappointing result nevertheless.
In the U12 doubles, Ryan managed to exact his revenge over Too Ming Yap in an upset over their more illustrious opponent with his Penang partner, Wah Jia Wei. Alas, their Ipoh challenge came to an end in the quarter final losing to a girls pair of Nur Syaza Roshidi/Amira Nabilah Humairah. The boys were mauled in the second set. We were not certain if it was the gender thingy but their chivalrous mood certainly did not help their cause. Not until much later our coach pointed that the lasses from Kedah were the reigning U12 girls doubles national circuit and GP champions.
This exposure to outstation tournament certainly gave a new experience to the boys as not only do they have to cope with their badminton but also their personal welfare. The evident was clear when Aaron came back home without the slightest clue where his shoes and jacket were.
Boys Singles Under 10 Results
1st Round : Aaron vs Teh Kai Xuan 30 - 1
2nd Round : Aaron vs Muhd Mustaqim 30 - 26
3rd Round : Aaron vs Yap Juin An 22 - 30
Boys Singles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan vs Too Ming Yap 10 - 30
Boys Doubles Under 12 Results
1st Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Razid/Rafiq 30 – 9
2nd Round : Ryan/Aaron vs Wah Jia Wei/Too Ming Yap 30 – 28Quarter Final : Ryan/Aaron vs Nur Syaza/Amira Nabilah 22 – 24, 9 - 21