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    13th East Sussex Junior Restricted Badminton Championships - 2017

    Sunday 12th saw the 13th Annual East Sussex Junior Championships.  Once more the event was held at the 6-court University of Brighton Sports Centre, Falmer.  This event is aimed at those players who are not selected for the County teams.  Once more the tournament ran to a very tight schedule and managed to complete ahead of schedule.  We had a total of 44 entrants from across East Sussex. 34/8 boys/girls.  A total of 225 games were played over 7½ hours.

    Presentations were made by William Brown, Chairman of East Sussex Badminton.  This was also the fifth year of presenting the Kevin Marquiss Award, made in honour of Kevin, one of the Association’s founders who sadly passed away eight years ago with cancer.  This year it was awarded to Parisé Lockwood (Heathfield) one of our U18 players.  This award is made from all the squad coaches’ nominations, combining their players and based upon attendance, attitude, ability and personality.

    The morning session was for the U11 & U13 age groups plus an U15 Mixed doubles group.  In the afternoon it was the turn of the U15 and U18 age groups.  The results were that 24 out of 39 of the trophies were taken by players from the ESJBA squads.  Once more we saw a much larger entry in the middle aged groups with a considerably low number of U11’s coming through and an enormous lack of girls across the board.  The U18 Girl’s featured Charlotte Foord, from St. Leonards-on-Sea, who has entered every year since 2011 and consistently won a trophy every year. We also saw the return of Dhanush Thiagaraj from Stonecross, for the second year, who also first appeared in 2011 but ‘missed out’ for two years due to his selection into the County Squads.

    Winners and runner-ups for the tournament were: -

    RESULTS

    U11

    Boys Singles:  WINNER:  ARJUN KOLANI St. Leonards-on-sea  R/U: CURTIS LYNAM Polegate

    U13

     Boys Singles:   WINNER: MAX WARREN Brighton   R/U: HARRY SOUTHERN Stone Cross

    ‘Plate’:  WINNER: OLIVER WILLIAMS Eastbourne R/U: AARON ADAMS  Bexhill

    Boy’s Doubles: WINNER: AMEYA SANGLE/HARRY SOUTHERN St Leonards/Stone Cross

                              R/U: ALEX CIOBANU-NEESAM/MAX WARREN Eastbourne/Brighton

    U15

     Girls Singles:  WINNER: ABBEY SPENCER Hastings R/U:  LUCY MEACHER Uckfield

    Boys Singles: WINNER: DHANUSH THIAGARAJ Stone Cross R/U:MATTHEW LAING Pevensey

    ‘Plate’: WINNER: DANIEL KAVANAGH Lewes  R/U: PRITVEY SHANKER Stone Cross

    Boys Doubles: WINNER: CAMERON COOPER/DHANUSH THIAGARAJ Burgess Hill/Stone Cross

                             R/U: CHARLIE RUSSELL/MATTHEW LAING Tidebrook/Pevensey

    ‘Plate’:   WINNER: FINLAY ROBERTS / PRITVEY SHANKER Heathfield/Stone Cross

    R/U: SAMUEL FARLEY/MARK SAUNDERS Brighton/Heathfield

    Mixed Doubles: WINNER: GEORGIA THOMAS/BRADLEY LYNAM Eastbourne/Polegate

    R/U: ABBEY SPENCER/RYAN BURDETT Hastings/St. Leonards-on-Sea

    U18

    Boys Singles:     WINNER: BRADLEY LYNAM Polegate R/U: RYAN HOBBS Uckfield

    ‘Plate’:   WINNER: ALEX PUSEY Eastbourne R/U: JACOB FORWARD Hartfield

    Girls Singles:  WINNER: CHARLOTTE FOORD St Leonards 2nd: JESSICA NEWBERRY  St Leonards 3rd: PARISÄ” LOCKWOOD Heathfield

    Boys Doubles:  WINNER: BRADLEY LYNAM/ ALEX PUSEY Polegate/Eastbourne

    R/U: NATHAN DAVIDSON/RYAN HOBBS Hartfield/Uckfield

                         

             

             

             

             

             

             

             

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    Christmas Fun-Day 2016

    With our annual organiser, Martin lying on a beach in sunnier climes, the task of organising this year’s event was taken on by former Chairman, Bruce and assistant coach, Rosa.  Once more the turnout was excellent with over 30, players and parents taking part, alongside coaches and committee members.

    Group winners were:  Curtis + Dad (Stuart) Photo-bombed by younger brother; Lekham + Dad; Pritvit + Dad; Bradley + Dad (Glenn)

    Winners of the Christmas Jumpers were:-  Lara + Jack Hammond (Quite honestly it was Rosa’s own that was best).It was also birthdays for Alex Neesam + Curtis Lynam, so special cakes were presented to a round of choral greetings.

    It was only last year that Rosa was a member of the U18 squad and already assisting at the other squads, this year she has been assisting Martin in Eastbourne and now becoming an active member of the committee with running our Christmas event.  Well done Rosa.

          

          

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    2016 - Invitation Team Challenge

    On Sunday 8th May we hosted the second Invitation Team Challenge competition. This was so successful last year that the response from other clubs meant that this year’s event hosted three other clubs alongside the Esjba teams.

    The event was divided into two age groups, U11-13 and U15-17 with four teams in each. The games started off at a pace as two of the teams were involved last year and were well prepared for the format. The use of the ‘Power-play’ shuttle became evident by the active contributions from the team mangers/coaches. The introduction of the ‘Power Play’ shuttle was taken by all teams and for many made the deciding result of a match. The day ran to an extremely well calculated timescale, once more by Eastbourne Coach, Martin Bilton and finishing 15 minutes ahead of schedule. The finals’ places in both age groups were decided by the last games with each group going down to the wire with equal matches and a count back on games. The results for both groups were as follows:

    U11-13’s 1st Lewes , 2nd ESJBA, 3rd Worthing, 4th St. Johns
    U15-17’s 1st Lewes, 2nd St. Johns, 3rd ESJBA, 4th Worthing

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    East Sussex Tournament - 2016

    Sunday 20th saw the 11th Annual East Sussex Junior Championships. For the third year the event was held at the 6-court University of Brighton Sports Centre, Falmer. This event is aimed at those players who are not selected for the County teams. Once more the tournament ran to a very tight schedule and managed to complete 15 minutes ahead of schedule. We had a total of 59 entrants from across East Sussex. 48/11 boys/girls. A total of 205 games were played over 7½ hours.

    Presentations were made by William Brown, Chairman of East Sussex Badminton. This was also the fifth year of presenting the Kevin Marquiss Award, made in honour of Kevin, one of the Association’s founders who sadly passed away eight years ago with cancer. This year it was awarded to Cameron Matthews (Heathfield) one of our U13 players. This award is made from all the squad coaches’ nominations, combining their players and based upon attendance, attitude, ability and personality.

    The morning session was for the U11 & U13 age groups plus an U17 Mixed doubles group. In the afternoon it was the turn of the U15 and U17 age groups.  The results were that 24 out of 56 of the trophies were taken by players from the ESJBA squads. This year there was a very large entry in the middle aged groups with a low number of U11’s coming through and an enormous lack of girls across the board.  

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    RESULTS

    U11

    Boys Singles:  WINNER:  ARJUN KOLANI St. Leonards  R/U: CURTIS LYNAM Heathfield

    ‘Plate’ WINNER: JACK HAMMOND  Heathfield  R/U OLIVER WILLIAMS Eastbourne

    Boys Doubles: WINNER: CURTIS LYNAM/JACK HAMMOND Polegate/Heathfield

    R/U: ALEX CIOBANU /ARJUN KOLANI Eastbourne/St Leonards

    3rd Place: JACOB WILLIAMS/OLIVER WILLIAMS Eastbourne

      

    U13

     Boys Singles:   WINNER: CAMERON MATTHEWS Heathfield   R/U: LUKE PEEL Eastbourne

    ‘Plate’:  WINNER: RYAN BURDETT St Leonards R/U: JOSHUA SAJI-MATHEW  Bexhill

    U13 Girls Singles: Winner: GEORGIA THOMAS   R/U: HANNAH JEBB Eastbourne

    Boy’s Doubles: WINNER: TRISTAN HYLAND/RYAN BURDETT St Leonards/St Leonards

                          R/U: LUKE PEEL/CAMERON MATTHEWS Eastbourne/Heathfield

    ‘Plate’ WINNER: DANIEL KAVANAGH/THOMAS SHAW Lewes/Lewes

    R/U: MARK SAUNDERS/BEN CHEVASSUT Heathfield/Isfield

     

    U15

      Boys Singles: WINNER: SETH TURNER Barcombe R/U:DHANUSH THIAGARAJ Stonecross

    ‘Plate’: WINNER: SAM HOODLESS Hassocks  R/U: LOUIS BIOLETTI Lewes

    Boys Doubles: WINNER: BRADLEY LYNAM/DHANUSH THIAGARAJ Polegate/Stonecross

                          R/U: SAM HOODLESS/CAMERON MATTHEWS Hassocks/Lewes

    ‘Plate’:   WINNER: JOEL PENROSE/TOM SHINEBOURNE Lewes/Lewes

     R/U: FINLAY ROBERTS/MARK SAUNDERS Heathfield/Heathfield

     

    U17

    Boys Singles:     WINNER:  THOMAS PICKERING Hastings R/U: SAMUEL SAHAMI Brighton

    ‘Plate’:   WINNER: KIERAN JOHNSON Portslade R/U: AARON BROWN Eastbourne

    Girls Singles:  WINNER: CHARLOTTE FOORD St Leonards R/U: JESSICA NEWBERRY St Leonards

    Boys Doubles:  WINNER: ADRIAN SAHAMI/THOMAS PICKERING Brighton/Hastings

    R/U: KIERAN JOHNSON/SAMUEL SAHAMI Portslade/Brighton

    Mixed Doubles:    WINNER: CHARLOTTE FOORD/THOMAS PICKERING  St Leonards/Hastings

    R/U: AMY FINES/KIERAN JOHNSON Lewes/Portslade

    (Underlining indicates ESJBA players)