Norfolk Senior Restricted

Charlie Wakefield took part in the Norfolk Senior Restricted in September 2019. On the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September, Charlie Wakefield played in the Norfolk Senior county restricted. Saturday was singles day and Wakefield (seeded 2) came out of his group fairly comfortably with 3 straightforward wins, all in 2 games. With a bye into the semi-final, he then met his friend, training partner and long standing rival Bradley Smith from Norwich. After going up early on the game, Smith fought back to [...]

Danish Cup – Daniel McMillan

Danish Cup, Hvidovre, Denmark.  23rd – 25th August 2019 I was excited to go to the Danish Cup as I have always heard of it as being a very big tournament that all of the best players went to and I was lucky enough to be selected to go. Friday, Day 1, started off a bit edgy, as I lost my first round of mixed with my first time partner in 2 to a very good Danish pair. This wasn’t the best result going [...]

U17 Silver Doubles – Zak Linley-Moss

My second tournament of 2019/2020 season was the Leicestershire U17 Silver Doubles Tournament – 18th August 2019 U17 Silver Doubles – MIXED My day started off with Mixed Doubles. I was playing with Tilly Dale from Leicestershire. We had not played together before, so we did not know how each other played. This was an opportunity to play with someone new and get used to a different playing style. Although we were a new pair, we were still seeded number 3. In this [...]

Gloucester U17 Gold – Zak Linley-Moss

The Gloucester U17 Gold was my first tournament of the 2019/20 badminton season. A two day event Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August 2019 Saturday First event was mixed doubles. Myself and partner, Sophie Watson from Leicestershire, were seeded 5/8 in this event and it was only our second tournament playing together. In our first game we had a comfortable win in the first end 21-10 but after changing ends, the playing conditions were not as favourable as the previous [...]

Harper Leigh – Wales

Harper’s season concluded on Saturday 1st June so I thought I’d update you on his progress and achievements. He moved from under 13 to under 15s which is a big transition and due to family circumstances didn’t play many tournaments before Christmas.  However, he has made up for this since the new year. His grading moved to E.  He represented Wales in Celtic Challenge, Quadrangular Under 15s and at Glasgow Youth International.  Winning games at all events. Harper was runner up [...]

Worcester U19 Bronze – Matt Bickerton

Worcester u19 bronze – 19 January 2019 I came into the Worcester U19 tournament unseeded but that didn’t stop me from giving it my all, my first matches were in my box although my first opponent fought well I managed to secure the first win 21-10 21-12. My next opponent was good and I found it hard to find my rhythm, but after a long match I managed to scramble back the win 21-18 21-18 after being down at 11 [...]

Loughborough Bronze 31.3.2019 – Victoria Liang

On 31st March, I competed in the Loughborough Bronze – Senior, which took place at Loughborough University. I played mixed doubles with Ewen Stephen from Warwickshire. We won our box and quarter finals quite comfortably, we faced the number 1 seeds and fellow Warwickshire pairing in the semi finals. Having lost the first set 14-21, we pulled through to win the match 24-22 21-17, earning a place in the final where we faced the second seeds. Unfortunately we lost the [...]

Carlton International Youth Tournament – Daniel McMillan

From Boxing Day to the 30th of December 2018 I participated in the Carlton International Youth Tournament, Hoensbrook, Netherlands. I played in all three days, the 1st being the first rounds, the 2nd was the semis and finals and the 3rd was the team event. Unfortunately I was unable to acquire a mixed partner. The first event of the day (28th) was singles and for some reason I had been seeded so I had a bye and was waiting [...]

CIY – Carlton International Youth Tournament – Zak Linley-Moss

Zak Linley-Moss – The Carlton International Youth Tournament (CIY) was my 3rd and final International Tournament of the year held in Hoensbroek, Holland, between 28th-30th December 2018 In the singles I was not seeded and had to play the qualifying group rounds. My first game was against a German player called Noah Volkmann. I won the game comfortably 21-9 21-11. I was very happy to win my first game of the tournament and took that energy into my next match against Jen [...]

DK Way U19 Silver – Charlie Wakefield

Last week I played in the DK way u19 Silver in Welwyn Garden-City and came home with a bronze in the mixed with my partner Megan Brierley from Notts. We had a tough first round match against the 3/4 seeds Jack Lau and Katherine Jong however we moved well around each other and played well as a pair, keeping it simple and doing the basics right, waiting for openings and using them to take the win 21-13, 21-14. We then [...]