Championships and Congratulations
Badminton Season Wrap-Up
This year's badminton team included both boys and girls in Grades 6 through 12. Our players practice and play from October to May, preparing for tournaments or just playing for fun. Our 7 o'clock morning practices started up in Terms 1 and 2, followed by after school practices every Tuesday and Thursday. In the tournament season (April and May) our team played in all three categories of play: Bantam, Juniors and Seniors in the GVISAA and public-school leagues.
Our team would like to thank the parents and school staff for their support in transportation, TOCs, and tournaments! A special thanks to Shuttlesports, who provided specific skills training during April and May practices. Most importantly, we would like to thank our badminton players for their enthusiasm, commitment, and hard work in both practices and tournaments throughout the year. As coaches, we are especially proud of our team for how much they loved the sport and how well they represented Meadowridge. Overall, our team had a wonderful season of playing badminton!
In the Senior GVISAA league, players played several league games and qualified for the championships. While it was a league for Grades 11 and 12, we brought players in from Grades 6 through 12. The championships took place on Tuesday, May 22 and our players took to the courts for some tough matches! As a result, our school placed 6th overall. Congratulations to our Seniors who participated: Tony Y., Sahil L., Taylor P., Matthew X., Ally W., Jay L., and Daniel Z. Thank you to our Juniors who helped the Seniors, as well: Ivan G., Julia P., Brian L., Ena K., Ruochen Y., Tracy Y., Justin J., and Jennifer L.
In the Junior GVISAA league, players played several league games and qualified for the championships. While it was a league for Grades 9 and 10, we brought players from Grades 6 through 10. The championships took place on Wednesday, May 9 and players took the court for some tough competition. As a result, our school placed 1st overall. Congratulations to our Juniors and mini Juniors—one of the largest Junior teams we've ever seen! Well done to Patrick P., Tracy Y., Ena K., Sunny Y., Brian L., Johnny H., Louis L., Julia P., Jennifer L., Merdeka M., Ruochen Y., Justin J., Titus L., Jason Z., Ivan G., Priya S., Riya L., Simon X., and James S.
In the Bantam GVISAA Championships on Monday, May 14, eight players took the courts to play tough matches. While it was a tournament for Grade 8 students, we brought players from Grades 7 and 8. We would like to recognize: Julia P. placed 1st in Girls Singles, Nathan Z. and Michelle Z. placed 3rd in Mixed Doubles, Jennifer L. and Karen L placed 1st in Girls Doubles, and Sam D. placed 4th in Boys Singles. Because of their placings, Meadowridge placed 3rd overall.
In the Senior (Grades 11 and 12) public-school league, players competed to advance from Districts, to Upper Fraser Valleys, and finally to Fraser Valleys. In the Districts on Friday, April 27, Taylor placed 4th in Girls Singles, Sahil and Matthew placed 4th in Boys Doubles, and Tony and Taylor placed 4th in Mixed Doubles to move onto the Upper Fraser Valleys.
In the Junior (Grades 9 and 10) public-school league, players competed to advance from Districts, to Upper Fraser Valleys, and finally to Fraser Valleys. In the Districts on Tuesday, April 24, Tracy and Ena placed 3rd in Girls Doubles, Jason and Tracy placed 2nd in Mixed Doubles, Patrick and Brian placed 4th in Boys Doubles, and Patrick placed 1st in Boys Singles.
In the Bantam (Grade 8) public-school league, players competed to advance from Districts, to Upper Fraser Valleys, and finally to Fraser Valleys. In the Districts on Wednesday, May 16 David and Ray placed 3rd in Boys Doubles, Jennifer and Karen placed 1st in Girls Doubles, Nathan placed 6th in Boys Singles, Ray placed 7th in Boys Singles, Jennifer placed 4th in Girls Singles and Nathan and Michelle placed 4th in Mixed Doubles. In the Upper Fraser Valleys on Friday, May 18, Jennifer and Karen placed 1st in Girls Doubles and Nathan and Michelle placed 6th in Mixed Doubles.
We will miss our graduating member, Ally W. Thank you for your long time commitment as our team manager!
Thank you all for a fantastic season!
Coach Rajeev and Coach Villadiego