The 13th Warwickshire Junior Inter-Club Tournament was hosted by Rugby Youth Badminton Squad at the Harris Sports Centre in Rugby, on Sunday 19th June, 2022. Due to the COVID pandemic, this was the first event since 2019 . Only 3 clubs entered this year since the Alveston Juniors club is no longer active. There were no Under-18 teams due to the older players still preparing for exams.
Jubilee Juniors (Coventry)
Racqueteers Juniors (Coventry)
Rugby Youth Badminton Squad (Rugby)
The teams played a series of round robin matches. Each match included individual boys and girls singles games as well as a number of doubles (boys, girls and mixed) matches. The competition excluded County players above 12 years of age. There were some keenly fought games in all groups. Rugby Youth BS won both of their matches to take the gold medals and the trophy. Jubilee Juniors and Racqueteers Juniors drew their match so placings had to be decided on points, with Racqueteers just edging the silver medals.
U14 Shield: Rugby Youth Badminton Squad
2nd place: Racqueteers Juniors
3rd place: Jubilee Juniors
The Rugby Under-14 team (in no particular order)
Juee Deshpande, Lauren Smith, Sheryl Suresh Babu, Gabrielle Pascal, Saaketh Parvath, Advay Pophali, Chanukya Paladugu, Nikhil Paladugu
The U-14 team won both their matches by 7 games to 3. Saaketh won all his games and he and Advay won both the boys doubles. Juee won both her singles games but she and Lauren couldn’t quite get over the line in the doubles. Lauren won one of her singles games but faced a strong Jubilee girl in her second game. Nikhil and Chanukya won one of their boys doubles and three of the four mixed doubles, just losing the fourth 21-20. Sheryl and Gabrielle dug deep to win both their doubles games. Everyone played their part in a good all round team performance. Games were played in a good spirit with everyone supporting each other. Well done. Click here to see match scorecards.