Saturday 15 October 2011



THE Annual Kerrier Junior Badminton Tournament, is being staged at the Truro School Sports Hall, Trennick Hill, Truro, on this Sunday, October 16.
The Event is being organised by the First Edition Junior Badminton Club, from Cornwall College, Pool, Near Redruth, sponsored by the Redruth Charity Trust, writes John Tresidder.

The Under-13’s have attracted an excellent entry of 68, from the South West Counties, including Cornwall, the host, with player registration at 9.30 am., prompt, with the singles matches getting away very soon afterwards.
Alan Williams, EBA, Mr. Cornwall Badminton, is the Tournament Secretary, with Alison Williams, acting as the Referee.

Supporters and spectators will be most welcome, with refreshments available.
Meanwhile, the Kerrier Junior U-15 and U-17 Events, are scheduled for Truro School, on Saturday and Sunday, November, 5/6, respectively. (Mr. Williams contact number: 01209 - 712 626).

Furthermore, on February 11, 2012, Mr. Williams is the Tournament Secretary for another BADMINTON England Bronze Under-15 Event, scheduled for Truro School, as well.

A most successful England Bronze Event, held at Saltash, with three youngsters recording a brace of wins and presented with gold medals for their efforts:
Meanwhile, Yesterday Week (Saturday, October 8), a very successful BADMINTON England Bronze Under-15 Tournament, was staged, at the Saltash Community College, Wearde Road, Saltash, for the first time.

Cornwall Youth Badminton, sponsored by Dairy Crest Davidstow, makers of the Cornwall Cathedral City Cheese, organised the proceedings, with over forty keen youngsters seen to contest the Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles Events, totalling five disciplines, on the Programme-of-events.
Play, throughout the day, was seen to be competitive, with camaraderie, to the fore, as usual.

Devon’s Lauren Theedom, whose general form has come on leaps and bounds over the past year, along with Joe Killoran, her county compatriot and Kyle Jones, from Yorkshire, all harvested a magnificent brace of victories, apiece and became proud recipients of England gold medals, for their sterling efforts
Meanwhile the Duchy’s Amy Polglase, Kellen Moore, Liam Sillifant (Brace), Ruth Barnicoat and William Bick were delighted to win England silver medals, in respect of finishing in the runner-up berth, in their events, respectively.
Sue Cooper, was the Referee, with Jenny Marchant, Chairman of Cornwall Youth Badminton (CYB), the Tournament Secretary.

Mrs Marchant expressed her grateful thanks to the following:
Alice Sporik, for signing everyone in and calling players to the bench; Sam Julian for shuttle control; Georgia Higgs and her friend from Wiltshire. Emma MacDonald, for filling in the results sheets and keeping the play moving; Chris Cooper for filling the results sheets in, in the Gymnasium.
Also, to Kerry Sillifant, her Husband and Mother, for organising refreshments and to Liz Laity and Cath Bick for running the raffle.
Finally, to Graham Drewey, the Site Manager at Saltash Community College, in respect of his co-operation and organisation on the excellent Day’s proceedings.

Winners: Gold medals and Runners-up: Silver medals.
Girls’ Singles:
Lauren Theedom (Devon) bt. Amy Polglase (Cornwall), 21-15.
Bronze medal: Lia Willis, Hampshire.

Boys’ Singles:
Joe Killoran (Devon) bt. Mac Powell (Devon), 21-15.
Bronze medals: Kyle Jones (Yorkshire) William Fryer (Devon).

Girls’ Doubles:
Winners: Lauren Theedom and Victoria Prouse (both Devon);
Runners-up: Amy Polglase and Kellen Moore (both Cornwall).

Boys’ Doubles:
Joe Killoran (Devon) and Kyle Jones (Yorkshire), bt. Liam Sillifant and
William Bick (both Cornwall), 23-21.
Bronze medals: Tommy Bridger and David Higbee (both Dorset).

Mixed Doubles:
Kyle Jones and Amy Jones, brother/sister (both Yorkshire)
bt. Liam Sillifant and Ruth Barnicoat (both Cornwall), 21-16
Bronze medals: Alastair Prades and Isobel Hampton (both Devon),
Gary McDonald and Lia Willis (Wiltshire/Hampshire).