Victors emerge after badminton battle

  • Mar. 14, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Submitted by Kenny Hew-We had a very successful tournament over the weekend at QCSS. The winners are as follows:Men’s Singles: Kenny Hew, Randy Friesen, Matthew Davies.Men’s Doubles: Randy Friesen & Steve Q, Kenny Hew & Matthew Davies, Damon Fladmark & Teagan Swain.Women’s Singles: Amy Murray, Jennifer Friesen, Emily Chen.Women’s Doubles: Leah Friesen & Jennifer Friesen, Amy Murray & Emily Chen, Arielle Hallberg & Dominique Hallberg.Mixed Doubles: Randy Friesen & Jennifer Friesen, Kenny Hew & Emily Chen, Daryl Regier & Arleigh Regier.A total of 28 players registered for this tournament: 11 players in men’s singles, 16 players (eight teams) in men’s doubles, five players in women’s singles, six players in women’s doubles (three teams) and 14 players (seven teams) in mixed doubles. Half of the registered players were teenagers ranging from 12-19, with three 12-year-olds who did very well. Players came from Queen Charlotte, Skidegate, Tlell, Port Clements and even Masset. We also had approximately 20 spectators ranging from parents, friends, volunteers and other visitors.The medal ceremony was hosted by Ruben Jatel with guest of honour Sgt. Robert Knapton, who gave out the medals.The event raised over $400. More importantly, the youth gained a lot of experience, were very enthusiastic and competitive, and benefited tremendously from this event. The feedback from the public was also very positive with numerous requests for another tournament in the near future.The Queen Charlotte Secondary School badminton team would also like to thank City Centre Stores and the Queen Charlotte Islands Pharmacy for their contribution to the event.

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