Great year for the Falcons!
Winter Games: Dhir and Shrey made the team and the team finished 4th. This was an all time high for GBDBA in recent memory. The 3-4 Tie was played against TDBA and was lost 5-4. How close can you come to winning a medal!! Well done to Dhir and Shrey and to all the members of the GBDBA team.
GBDBA Championships: Dhir and Shrey won U19 Doubles without really being challenged. Then they finished one-two in Singles with Dhir withholding excellent play by Shrey who forced many very tough rallies.
Cameron and Om won U13 Doubles while our new youngster team of Desmond (Gauthier) and William lost their first match and then won the rest finishing first in C flight. In Singles there were 3 Falcons in the semifinals – Cameron, Om and Desmond. The eventual champion was the Machi player. He defeated Cameron first and then Om in the Finals. Desmond went on to finish 2nd in the B flight.
Cameron teamed up with Kate Wang of Midland and finished as B Champions.
Our sole competitor in U17 was Morgan Gillan. Partnering with Knight Hawk’s Ashley Smith in Mixed and Winston Young in Doubles he finished first in B flight Mixed and third in Doubles.
School teams: Shrey was the only Falcon to play for GHS. Playing Singles he won MPS and GBSSA which qualified him to travel to Windsor to compete at OFSSA. In his first 3 matches he lost, won and lost and was not permitted to compete at the C level because he was considered a club player — a new and very controversial rule for singles players at OFSAA.
Morgan teamed up with Ashley Smith and won both MPS and GBSSA at the junior level.
Om and Cameron surprised everyone. They played Intermediate division (Grades 7 & 8) despite only being in Grade 4 ….. and they won!!
Desmond Gauthier won the Junior Boys Singles in his rookie season!
WELL DONE FALCONS!
Good News! We now have thursday nights available, so the information in the activity guide is accurate. Come on out and register tonight at GPS Gym 6-7pm.
As the cooler weather approaches, and the leaves begin to turn, its time to get registered for Badminton in Gravenhurst! This is the most up to date info on our program. The Activity guide was set before we got our schedule confirmed for gym time from the school board. Registration will be held at the GPS gym Sept 18 and 20 from 6 to 7 pm, with play beginning on Sept 25.
Junior – Grades 4-12 – $60 1 night/wk , $80 2 nights/wk (includes Falcons t-shirt)
Monday 6-730 GPS
Wednesday 6-730 GPS
A mix of instruction and fun. Will teach basic to advanced techniques and strategies, while allotting time for fun and games.
Adult – $5/night to a maximum of $50
Monday 730-930 GPS
Fun recreation for high school aged players and older. Instruction provided if requested.
All programs require indoor gym shoes and clothing suitable for recreation. We have a limited number of loaner racquets. Goggles are mandatory for anyone under 19 (we have a limited number to loan, but recommend you purchase your own).
Congratulations to Dhir who won the BU15 Singles at the Ontario Provincial Junior B Championships! Not only did he win but he did it with relative ease.
At the same tournament Dhir and Shrey won their first match of BDU17 and then lost in the second round in a very close match to a team from E-badminton.
In school play Dhir and Shrey won MPS Doubles meeting Tyler Blair and Matthew Schmanda of Huntsville 3 times – each time a 3 game thriller. They had an easier time winning the GBSSA Championships At OFSAA (provincial championships) they won their first match and lost the second moving to B.
Here they won their first moving to quarterfinals where they lost their final match – a very tight match.
Cameron and Om played Doubles for GPS even thought they are not yet actually Juniors. They played very well posting a 6 and 1 won-loss record.
Morgan finished 3rd in Intermediate Singles playing for Monck P.S.
Congratulations to all! More detailed information will appear in the next issue of Overtime. Make sure that you pick up a copy!