End-of-season hunt for medals

Harris School hosted a badminton tournament on Saturday morning for u12's.
Harris School hosted a badminton tournament on Saturday morning for u12's.

Rugby Youth Badminton Squad concluded their London 2012 Olympics season with a series of round robin tournaments.

The beginners group ran two tournaments. Jack Fletcher won the gold medal in the first tournament, by only one point having won the same number of games as Rikesh Vegad, who was awarded the silver medal.

In the second tournament, Daniel Watkin took the gold medal, winning all his games. In a closely fought contest, his opponents all won the same number of games with Alex Zhou taking the silver medal by one point.

Jacob Pollard proved far too strong in the junior group, winning all his games to take the gold medal.

Matthew Gunton-Jones took the silver medal in a very close contest, winning on points since he and James Fletcher both won two games.

In the intermediate group, James Sanders won all his games to take the gold medal. Kishan Mistry won the silver medal, losing only one game, to the eventual winner.

James is the first recipient of the Mark Gallagher Memorial Trophy awarded in memory of Mark Gallagher, who coached the squad for many years prior to his tragic death in August last year.

The senior competition was a keenly fought contest with the top three players each winning three games each.

Thomas Gallagher won gold by only 4 points thus claiming the Gloria Hudson Rosebowl for another year. Second place could not be decided on points, so Daniel Leung was awarded the silver medal, as he was the winner in the game with third placed Callum Gallagher.

Awards for the Most Improved Player in each of the four groups went to Anna Piercy, Pooja Parmar, Ashley Bodycote and Becky Francis.

Trophies, medals and certificates were presented by chief coach Terry Gooding.

n Coaching starts again in September. For more details visit www.rugbybadminton.org.uk, email john.wardropper@gmail.com or ring John Wardropper on 024 7654 3268