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Junior Tournament 2013/14

Rosie Hancock and Sam Gray were the stars of the first weekend of the Isle of Wight Junior Badminton Tournament.

The duo enjoyed a clean sweep of victories in the under 14’s and under 10’s competitions respectively. Rosie, in the under 14’s won the girls singles with a 15-3 win over Evie Afonso and then with Evie won the girls doubles round robin tournament, over Sophie Green and Isabelle Honnor, with maximum points.

She completed her hat-trick of titles with a mixed doubles win with Jack Hobbins, arguably the match of the day, as they defeated William Heritage and Evie 15-12, 14-15, 15-8.

In the under 10’s competition , Sam won the boys singles with an 11-2 win over Jasper Evans and then with brother George, won the boys doubles round-robin tournament  over Harry Gwilliam and Jasper.

Finally, he and Freya McCarthy won the mixed doubles, over Aiden Tillbrook and Sarah Baggott.

Four other under 10’s titles were also decided, Emily Clow defeated Tia Kirwin 11-2 to take the girls title, before Emily teamed up with Sarah Baggott to win the girls doubles over Millie Evans and Charlotte Saunders.

In the plate contest Charlotte edge Millie 11-10 while Harry defeated George 11-6.


There were 12 entries in the strong under 14’s boys tournament, with William Heritage digging deep to beat former champion Jamie Sheath 15-11, while Aaron Scott-Roberts took the boys plate, beating Tom Rice 15-2.

Aaron paired with Jack Hobbins to win the boys doubles round-robin with maximum points, with Sam Woods and William only two points behind in second.

The Girls plate competition was won by Isabelle Honnor, who defeated Isabelle Rothwell 15-6.

Jack Hobbins, Evie Afonso & Jacob Honnor were the big winners from the second round of the Isle of Wight Junior Badminton Tournament, at the Fairway Sports Complex.

Jack took a hat-trick of wins in the under 12’s competition, defeating Aaron Scott-Roberts in the singles final 15-11, 15-8, before teaming up with Aaron to win the doubles in a round-robin tournament with maximum points. Nicholas Early and Richo Hadibroto were second.

Jack completed the sweep by winning the mixed doubles with Evie Afonso in a round-robin, again on maximum points. Sam Gray, playing in an older age group, and Isabelle Honnor were second.

In the girls under 12’s Evie won the singles, beating Isabelle 15-13, before the pair teamed up to win the doubles, beating Lilly Green and Sarah Baggott 15-5, 15-10, in the final and these with her mixed win with Jack also gave her  a clean sweep.

The boy’s plate competition was won by Oliver Clow, who beat Richo Hadibroto 15-10.


In the under 16’s tournament, Jacob Honnor also swept the board.

With a 15- strong entry in the singles, he beat Alfie Hancock 21-8, 21-11 to retain the title he won last year.

He and Alfie then teamed up to win the boys doubles, defeating Luke Joynes & Sam Woods 21-15, 21-7 in the semi-final and Jordan Aspinal and Lucas Afonso in the final, 21-9, 21-11. Jordan and Luke made the final by beating Reece Widgery and Ted Blowers 21-7, 17-21, 21-10.

The hat-trick was complete in the mixed doubles when he and Lucy Baggott took maximum points in the round-robin tournament, with Alfie and his sister Rosie Hancock, second.


Having won the under 14’s tile two weeks earlier, Rosie won the under 16’s girls singles title beating Emily Boynton 21-16. She also won the girls doubles with Victoria Miles as they beat Emily & Lucy 21-20, 21-16.

The Boys singles plate was won by Sam Woods who beat Daniel Peach 21-11, an impressive win given he was playing in an older age group.


Brothers and sisters did battle, and then put their rivalries aside in the final weekend of the IW Junior Badminton Tournament.

The under 21’s competition took place at the Fairway Sports complex, with three pairs of siblings, Matthew & Jacob Honnor, Alfie & Rosie Hancock & Sophie and Lucy Baggott, featuring heavily in the final results.

The men’s singles attracted a strong entry of 16, of whom 11 had represented the I.W at senior county level in the last year.

The semi-finals were between Angga Dewanatara and Jacob Honnor, which Angga battled through to win 21-20, 19-21, 21-17, while in the other semi-final Matthew Honnor defeated Daniel Parslow 21-14, 21-10.

Angga and Matthew both stepped up a gear for a thrilling final, which was won eventually by Matthew, 21-17, 21-19.The men’s singles plate final was won by Connor Ambrosini, who beat Connor Firth 21-14, 12-21, 21-16.


The ladies singles event was held as a round robin event , with Sophie Baggott edging out sister, Lucy by just four points for the tile. They then teamed up for the ladies doubles and won without dropping a game. Victoria Cave and Beth Wathan were second with Emily Boynton and Rosie Hancock third.

The men’s doubles had two groups of four, with two pairs going through from each group to the semi-final stage. Matthew and Jacob Honnor teamed up to play George Utteridge & Connor Ambrosini, the latter pair booking their place in the final, winning 21-15, 19-21, 21-17.

The other semi-final saw Angga Dewanatara and Hasma Hadibroto defeat Connor Firth and Alfie Hancock 21-14, 21-16.

The final went to George and Connor who came back from 20-18 down to win the first game 21-20 before winning the second set 21-15.

A round-robin mixed doubles event concluded the day and the tournament for another year, and this was won by James Phillips and Sophie, winning from Jacob and Lucy second. Alfie and Rosie were third.



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