Thursday, September 30, 2010

Day 2 Individual Events

The kids are still recovering from the excitement of the BBQ and chatting to members of the opposite sex.

The day's breakfast was made up of left overs from the BBQ.

Andik, our assistant coach is down with a sore throat from too much shouting.

The morning started out well. Jazton had an easy run against Budisiletio in the 3rd round of the BS.  Jaz is now in the quarter finals for the BS which means his ranking is at least 7/8. He easily won 21-9, 21-15. For once, he did not give his mum any stress.

Titus lost to Matthew Tan 17-21, 21-23. The last game was so close but Titus could not make it.

Edmund won easily against A Yuen in the plate at 21-10, 21-6.

Tyzton was unable to beat K Patil in the singles despite fighting hard. His temperament to kill instantly makes it harder for him to play singles.


Edmund easily won Benjamin Han 21-5, 21-3 in the BS Plate.

Olivia won Siobhan Dang 21-8, 21-14 in the GS Plate.

Alexandra also won her plate event easily at 21-9, 21-4.

Phing Teo beat  Joanne Au 21-18, 21-18 after a hard fight.

Olivia beat N Rattan 21-14, 18-21 and finally 21-7.

Tyz and Olivia survived a 3 setter against Enoch Chu and Wynne Chen. It was a close fight and they came in from behind. This was despite Tyz accidentally hitting the shuttle against Olivia's forehead. They lost the 1st game at 21-19. They came back on the 2nd at 21-12. The last game went to the wire at 21-23.

Their 2nd doubles game against Calvin Lai and Claudia Lam was easier. They won in 2 sets without any drama at 21-14 and 21-12. They outplayed the team with easy drops and positioning. Their partnership seems to be getting stronger despite Olivia being the quiet one.

There was then a photo break where the following great pics were shot.

Some of the top players of the competition. They are all good looking too.
The boys trying to squeeze as many heads as possible on a pillow.

Jaz Edmund and Guda




Whose bum is that? $20 to the winning guess.

Could this 2 pretty girls be tomorrow's top 1 and 2 seed?




Phing and Jaz played Mitchell Gervasoni and Alice Lorincz for the mixed doubles. They were good at 21-12 and 21-17.

The epic game for the day was Phing against the Victorian No. 1 player Joy Lai. The 1st game was won by Joy. Phing fought back with great courage to win the 2nd set. The final game was a thriller that got the crowd cheering for Phing and WA. Phing came from behind 18 to get to the lead which then see sawed till Phing finally close the deal. I could see Suzanne her mum, pacing the court with her heart beating rapidly. She might get high blood pressure like my wife.

Jaz's quarter final was also a thriller. He won the 1st set after coming from behind. The 2nd set went to deuce so many times, my heart gave up. Austin from NSW finally won the point to get to a 3rd set. Despite all Jaz gave, he was not able to get the 3rd set.He did me proud with the way he fought all the way. One of the NSW coaches commented to me that Jaz had great fighting spirit.

Jaz and Phing then played their mixed doubles  game. Unfortunately they lost in 2 sets. Jaz was visibly upset as he expected to do better.

I got upset seeing him upset. 

The quiet achiever has been Olivia. She won her game in a three setter with no ceremony. She is now playing for the plate.

Alexandra gave her best to fight against a stronger player but had to concede.  She was upset but has shown strength of character in all her games. Her mum should be proud of her.

Olivia and Tyz are playing well and were at 11-4 at midpoint in their mixed doubles when I was blogging.

I was sitting beside the girl  opponent's mother and she was giving all sorts of advice. You can feel all the nervous energy from the mother.

 Tyz and Olivia won the 1st set 21-13. Why do parents go through what we do, feeling every pain and joy of our children from just a game?

These kids have made me so proud in how they have played every day.

The game was finally won by Tyz and Olivia at 21-11.

After the game, we went to an Italian restaurant to celebrate. The meals were expensive but the kids deserved it for all the true grit they have shown. Courage and determination, much more than what one would expect from children their age.


They have endured pain, tears, all of them, including the parents and especially myself.
They have also enjoyed friendship, laughter, comraderie, joy and sorrow. All part of growing up but packaged in a 1 week box.

You ask yourself why we make the these kids go through all these emotions. I believe it is character building, it builds up their respect for sportsmanship and their abilities. It brings the parents and children closer in a bond, having shared the ups and downs of competitive or social sporting challenges.



Tomorrow, Phing will be playing in the semi finals of the GS. She had to get some cupping from Annie to prepare for tomorrow.

Can you hear Phing screammmmming



Tomorrow will see Tyz and Oliviia fighting for the plate. They have grown up so much this week facing all these challenges. Edmund also has a chance to win the plate. Let's wish them all the best.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Individual events, Day 1

It has started. The individual events which shows the ranking of each player in Australia.

The day started with me putting some chinese cupping on my son's leg. A picture will follow soon. Chinese cupping is the traditional method of using suction cups to relieve muscles and pain. I graduated from the Beijing Chinese Specialist Cupping University after an intensive 1 day internet course.

Cupping time


Breakfast followed the cupping and it was also a traditional chinese porridge breakfast. Yes, we are ready for the Individual Events.

The 1st game was played by Titus in the Boys Singles.Unfortunately, he was not able to play well enough to progress after losing 2 sets. He was most upset but at least has the Plate to look forward to. Edmund also was not able to progress after playing a 3 setter.   He might meet Edward in the Plate event.

Likewise Edward was denied entry to the next level after losing 2 sets.



Jazton survived a 3 setter although his knee was still hurting. It was a close call.

In the doubles events Titus and Tyzton easily wandered into the 2nd level after a 2  set victory.

In the 2nd doubles, Edmund and Jazton won the first set but lost the 2nd set. The 3rd set was won after some close calls.

Phing and Alexandra also had an easy entry to the next evel after winning 2 sets.

Edward  and new beau Josephine are still playing their doubles mixed game. Josephine is a young pretty lass from Northern Territory. They looked quite a cute pair. In confidence, and maybe I should not have blogged this, he was asking tips from Uncle Ray the Player, (that's what they call me, where did they get the idea from?) how to chat up Josephine.

I told him, just ask for her phone number so you can discuss tactics for the game. He told me quizically, but I do not have a phone! Hey man, I can only do so much.

More reporting will come through the day so keep tuned.

Coming back to the blog, I am pleased to say that Edward and Jo progressed to the next stage.

Phing easily won her single's game.

My son Jazton put his mum and I through the coals again by playing a 3 setter. The final score was too close for comfort but Jaz won. He is now in the quarters. This kid must surely know his mum is on high blood pressure medication and does not need all these stress.

Jaz and Tyz playing different singles games side by side.

Olivia  played her 1st singles game late in the morning. She lost the 1st set as this was her 1st game for the day having sat around for 2 hrs. She survived the 2nd set after her opponent lost 2 points for foot faulting.

She brought the points to 20 all coming from behind. This little girl has so much courage. Unfortunately her last point went out and she lost.

Silvi also lost her singles after playing a tough opponent.

Jaz and Edmund are now playing the no. 2 seeds of the competition. I do not know whether they know that. This should be interesting. They lost the 1st set as too many mistakes were made. The 2nd set was better but at half time they were still 11-9 down. They were playing much better . They were playing point by point but lost at 22-20.

Tyz and Titus are not having much luck in their doubles. They lost the 1st game but came back strongly for the 2nd game. However, they could not get past 21-17.

Phing and Jaz have progressed to the next stage of their mixed doubles.

Edmund and Silvi have also progressed.

Tyz and Olivia are out of the mixed doubles.

After the game, we treated the ACT Combined and NT team to a BBQ at our caravan site. They really enjoyed themselves especially the kids.

Tommorow will be another day of hard playing. Got to sleep now.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Day 3 at the competition

The day started well as we were all able to sleep in. For once there was no need to rush the breakfast. As usual the night before I had been farming water by transferring from a 3 litre bottle to small bottles for the kids. Such is the tedious life of a supporting parent at a competition. Sometimes there is some excitement from dealing with other parent's expectations but generally, it is all good fun.

The teams got into the stadium at 1:30 pm for their last team match against ACT Combined.



The 1st match was between Tyzton/Edmund and ACT's top seed Anthony Joe (AJ) and Tom R Yahev.
The game was quite evenly matched as AJ is quite strong but his partner is much younger. Tyz and Ed have been playing together for some time and are quite familiar with each other's tactics. The game went to 18 all before Tyz and Ed got to 20-18. Tyz got the serve for the game point and sent it to the net. The next ACT serve was smashed by Ed for a winner.

On the 2nd set, at mid point the boys were down 11-7. They brought themselves up to 14-13. The score went up to 18-16 in WA's favour.  ACT sent the shuttle out on their serve.  WA got up to 20. On the return Tyz jumped out to smash but missed the shuttle. Luckily Ed returned to the other team. The smash from AJ was returned to  the out side winning WA the point and the match.

The girl's doubles was Phing Teo/Silvi  v LY Khoo and Josephine Liu.

The girl's double started with a  win of the 1st set to the WA team.

The 2nd set was won easily by 21-13.

Sorry I cannot be at 2 places to give on the spot updates for both courts. The reports from 1 court may be detailed and the report from another court sketchy.

The next game was with Jaz/Titus against Daniel Cho and Raymond  Venus. Jaz's knee is feeling a bit sore from the last 2 days. I had already bought a knee protector for him today. He had to dig deep today.

You can generally see the quality of the players when they warm up. This ACT team  seemed an unknown quality.

The 1st point went to ACT as Titus thought it was out.  The boys gave away at least 3 points thinking they were out.  At mid point WA managed to get to 11-5.

WA then gave away 5 points before winning the 1st set. The final score was 21-12 to WA.

The 2nd set was much better. At mid point the score was 11-5 in our favour.  WA lost 4 points in a roll at 19 before getting a point to 20. The serve for the game was high and Jaz got smashed. Luckily there was a good return of a serve by a Jaz smash to get to 21 for WA.

The girls double was with Alexandra/Olivia v Grace Ngiam/S Ramasundra. This was be a tough game.  Grace is at least 1 1/2 heads taller than our 2 girls. Apparently she had trained in Malaysia. Her Indian partner was just slightly shorter.

At mid point WA was down to 11-8. The 1st set was lost at 21-14. The 2nd set was lost 21-6. Grace was just too strong and tall for the girls.

WA was now at 3 games to 1.


The singles game started with Silvi v Josephine. At mid point it was 11-8 for WA. Silvi won the 1st set at 21-18 and the 2nd set was 21-17. It was quite a close game but Silvi stayed strong to complete the task.

Edward played against Ethan Nguyen. At mid point the score was 11-10 in WA's favour. At 17-20 Ed's drop went to the net and just dropped on the wrong side giving the ACT player a 18-20 score. Luckily Ed managed to win the final point. The first set was won by WA at 21-18.

The 2nd set has WA at 11-9 in WA's favour.  At 21-12 Edward lost 3 points in a roll before winning the game. The game was finally won by Edward at 21-17. This is Edward's first win and he must be totally ecstatic.

The Singles game for Alexandra started with her losing 11-9 at midpoint for the 1st set.  She lost the 1st set at 21-15 after staying with the game closely. She finally lost at 21-10.

Titus was playing Raymond Venus for the singles boys. The 1st set was so close. Titus was leading at 19 but they had a close fight to 25-23 in ACT's favour. The 2nd set was won by Titus through sheer determination and with encouragement from his team members. Titus was slogging away in the 3rd set of his game and finally winning at 21-15. What a trooper.

The next singles was Olivia v S Ramasundra.  The set at mid point was 11-4 in ACT's favour. Olivia looked like she had hurt herself in her foot at one stage but she continued. She was down 4-11 but came back so strongly to win the 1st set. The 2nd set ended midpoint at 11-8 WA.   She was leading at 20-14 but lost 5 points in a roll before dropping a cross court for the winner at 21-19. That was close.

The next game was the girl's No. 1. Phing v Grace.

At that stage my computer battery went dead and I am now recollecting the events.

I know that Phing lost 2 sets after fighting hard. She was quite disappointed.

The next game was Edmund v AJ. Although Edmund played his best, he could not contain AJ and lost 2 sets.

Jaz then went on court for his singles and won easily against Anthony Cho in 2 sets.

It was then down to the mixed doubles. Tyz and Olivia managed to get  a convincing win.

Edmund and Silvi were unable to beat Grace and her partner.

It was down to Jaz and Phing. They played strongly to win in 2 sets.

WA beat ACT convincingly but it was an enjoyable game as both sides were friendly and respected each other. We are both underdogs but determined to prove ourselves. The kids were so friendly with each other that I invited the ACT and NT team for a joint dinner tomorrow.

The next question was where to go for dinner. A chinese smorgasbord restaurant was suggested. I drove over to the restaurant after dinner to see what they serve and was not very impressed with their KWAILOH food. I then went to Peking Restaurant and had a chat with the boss. They did not seem very friendly. Hence I think it is the smorgasbord we are going to tomorrow.

The only other issue is how we are going to drive there as there was an argument tonight regarding  policies and regulations when driving the team. Hopefully common sense comes through but I must say common sense is not that common.

It will be a great night for the kids to get to know some new friends. The spirit between ACT and WA is very friendly as both sides are totally different from NSW and Vic. There were some concerns about lining by Vic and NSW players. That will be the subject of another blog.

Kim came back for dinner wth the schedule for the individual events. Jaz and Phing have been seeded 3/4 for the mixed doubles. I am so impressed with how the kids have progressed and improved through the last 3 mths of training. All the parents should be proud of what the kids have achieved. We came 4th out of a field of 6 teams. We are talking about teams that are funded compared to our MFF (Mother Father funding). I would say all our kids have the necessary skills and we can play and fight with the rest of Australia and hold our heads high.

If you are reading this blog, please feel free to add it in your facebook plus join as a follower to get regular updates.

Stephen, if you are reading this, please get BAWA to link this site as the kids need all the encouragement they can get for the next few days. They are playing with their hearts out there for WA. Be proud of them.

Tomorrow will be another day for them. I am just concerned about Jaz and his sore knee. Will he be able to fight?

Till tomorrow, good night.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The 2nd day of the competition

WA v Victoria 2
 
The morning did not bode well.  The kids had to leave early without the parents as laundry had to be done or there would be no uniforms tomorrow. There was an argument as to whether Sam should ask for help with his laundry when he is well able to look after himself.

The 1st game was lost by Tyz and Edmund at  21- 17 21 -16. Things were looking bad.

Ping Teo and Silvi also lost at 21-14, 21 – 8.

Jazton and Titus lost 21-19, 14-21, 21- 16.

Olivia and Alex lost 21-19, 21-18.

Edward lost 21-12, 21-19.

Silvi lost 21-18, 21-15.

Titus lost 11-21, 21-13 and 21-16.

Alex lost 14-21, 10-21.

It was all losses for the 1st part of the day. Things began to look better in the later morning.

Jazton played against   and got the first set. The 2nd set went up to 25-27 with both sides see sawing with the lead. Mr Cool won eventually. You could feel the atmosphere. Boys from the other NSW teams were cheering Jaz on. This kid really wants to give his dad a heart attack.

Edmund lost 18-21, 21-14 , 15-21. It was another draining game for Edmund and he just could not finish the game.

Olivia won her 1st single today. It was one of those epic 3 setters. You could just see the determination in her face. She went for every point. She was just complaining to her dad that she was tired and did not sleep well last night before. What a trooper. 17-21, 21-19, 15-21.


Phing Teo won her game at 22 – 21.  She did her team proud beating the Victorian No, 1 seed.
12-21, 21-23.

Titus and Alexandra were down the 1st set. They come back strongly to win the 2nd set at 21 -9. However they went out of gas and finished down at 16-21.

Edmund and Silvi lost 21-17, 23-21.

Highlight of the day was my wife having an argument with the umpire. The umpire was glaring at her every time she cheered loudly. It ended up with the Referee being called over to speak to Annie. There was a general discussion regarding where she could stand to cheer Edmund in his singles game, Luckily she did not need a lawyer.

Olivia and Tyzton played brilliantly to beat Victoria 21-16, 21-19. Olivia is getting stronger despite not getting enough sleep. Maybe she needs less sleep to win.

Phing and Jaz won the 1st game 21- easily. This partnership is getting stronger and stronger. The second game was closer but they still managed to finish it off at 21-15.

Updates will continue through the day thanks to modern technology.

WA v NSW 2



It was another exciting start to the afternoon. Tyz and Edmund won the 1st set 21-18. They lost concentration and lost the 2nd set 16-21. They finally finished off the game by winning the last set. 21-12.
Highlight of the game was when Tyz dropped a shot and thought it was going to win the point, he shouted “Sold” but the shuttle came back and Edmund had to finish off the game. Tyz had to shout “sold” again.  I wonder what is the origin of this word “sold” when playing a winning point. The kids have to enlighten me.
Phing and Silvi next played. They went up 23-21 in the first set. They then lost 14-21 in the 2nd set. The last game was played to the end but Silvi and Phing lost 23-21. What a waste.
The next game was played by Titus and Jaz. Titus and Jaz won the 1st set easily at 16-21. The 2nd set they were leading at 19-13 when they lost concentration and lost 4 points in a roll. They finally finished the game at 21-17. This is Titus 1st win and I am sure he is relieved. His confidence was taking a drop but it should be sky high now for his singles game.
Olivia and Alexandra finally won their 1st doubles game. The score was 21-15 and 21-15. Alexandra is finding her stride.
Edmund won his first set of the singles game at 23-21 but lost the 2nd set at 14-21. It was a close fight to the end but he lost the last set at 22-20. It was so close.
Jaz won his 1st set at 21-19 but lost the 2nd set at 21-13.. He put me through the coals again but finally lost his last set at 21-18. I think he got upset cos I called him Mr Cool during the game. This kid is so tempremental.
Titus was not able to win his singles game either as he could not find his touch.
Tyz stood in for Edward who was injured. Tyz lost the 1st game at 21-9 as this was his first singles game. He managed to give a better fight on the 2nd set and nearly manage a 3rd set but had to be content with21-18.
In the meantime, our quiet achiever, Olivia was winning her singles game by 2 sets convincingly at 21-14 and 21-13. She really plays better without sleep.
Silvi was unable to secure a win for her singles game although she tried hard. The 1st game was 21-14. The 2nd game was 21-19. She just could not find the strength to get the last few points.
Phing was also able to win her singles game convincingly. It was 10-21 and 15-21.
Titus played doubles with Alexandra and they won the 1st game. The 2nd game was a classic. They were up by 4 points at 18-14. They lost the next 3 points and the game was at 19-20. To win the game, they needed just one point. Alexandra served into the net. Such is the nature of the game.
Luckily they went on to win 2 points for the game to the relief of Titus.
The next game was with Edmund and Silvi.  They lost 2 nil at 21-17 and 21-13.
It was down to Jaz and Phing to finish the game for WA. They easily won both sets at 21-11 and 21-12.
At this stage, the WA team had won 8 games and lost 8 games against the NSW2 team.
There was a quick count down to see what the final score was. Luckily for us, WA won overall on sets at 19-7.
What a great achievement for all.
Tomorrow will be another challenge with ACT Combined. They have a few good players.



1st day of the competition

We woke up and had breakfast cooked by Titus's mum Irene and Phing's mum Susanna. The breakfast was greatly appreciated. It is amazing what these ladies can do with the resources they have.

After breakfast and a briefing by the coach, it was time for the drive up to the stadium.


I do not know about the kids, but as a parent I was feeling the butterflies in my tummy. A lot of the kids have never taken part in a national competition before. They must have been feeling pterosaurs in their tummies.


 When we arrived at the stadium, there was the team photo taking and the opening ceremony.

Here are some photos:

Titus and his cool hat

Tyz and Edmund getting ready for battle


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The Mascot for the competition



The first team that we played against was the NSW No. 1 team. I do not exaggerate when I say they were all much older and bigger than our WA players.

Unfortunately the NSW 1 team was much too strong for the WA team. The only person who managed a win of a set was Phing. The rest of the kids were totally overwhelmed. 


video

It was so discouraging and I could see the spirit of the WA players and parents going downhill.
The NSW 1 team were very fair and sporting. Although the WA players lost all but one set, they still held their heads high as they all played their best.


Lunch followed and for the kids, we were lucky to have sandwiches and rolls prepared by Irene and Susanna.

The next match after lunch was against the Victorian No. 1 team. 

What was going to happen? They are supposed to be one of the strongest team in the competition. 

The 1st game was Tyzton and Edmund against their No. 2 team. After a hard fought game, Edmund and Tyzton lost the 1st set. They came back on the 2nd set and recovered. It was down to their 1st 3 setter in the competition. After a really nail biting finish Tyzton and Edmund triumphed. It was such a relief. All the training they have had just to know that, yes , they can mix with the best.
I must say there was a tear in my eye after seeing how hard they fought without giving up. When Tyzton saw me later, I said it was hay fever, that was why I was teary.
Kim Rogers said Tyzton was playing like a child possessed by a man. Tyzton took it as a compliment.

Meanwhile in the next court, there was another epic battle between Phing Teo and Silvi against their no. 1 girls doubles competitor. After losing the 1st set, the girls came back to set the stage for a fight to the death. They triumphed through sheer determination and belief in themselves.

That was a much better start to the afternoon. We lost the next few games as these kids from NSW were big and strong. 

Alexandra and Olivier despite being one of the youngest girls in the competition are showing their fighting spirit. They know how much each point means and they go for each point.

Edmund has been doing a stirling job as no. 1 seed. He has been playing his best against the other no. 1 seeds but I am sure there will be more of him in the next matches.

The next game was Jazton against Shaun Matthews. Jaz lost the first set. He went down smiling but knowing that was just the start of the game. He won the next set while grinning and joking. It was down to the final set and Jaz did not disappoint. He is Mr Cool under pressure. Jaz won the final set much to his relief I think as Tyzton had already won his 1st game. This sibling rivalry takes so much out of their dad.
The rest of the games were lost although I must say all the WA players played above their personal best. Special mention to Edward! He is the smallest in the field but has a big heart and has been playing his heart out.

The last game was Phing Teo and Jaz against the Victorian No. 1 mixed double including quite an obnoxious girl player. She had a habit of shouting at her opponents face when she won a point. It was most unsportswomanlike. However, our players took it in good stead and just smiled away her obnoxiousness. She was squealing and screaming like a spoilt brat. We lost the game but held our heads high.

It was a tough day. Some of the players have yet to win a game but they have showed their true character . All parents should be proud of them.  Titus has shown us that heart is more important than height. He has done us proud by going for every shot.

Whatever they do, the WA kids make me proud.

It was a tough day. There is confidence that tomorrow will be better.

I often wonder how I manage to survive all the heartaches and  triumph they endure.

NSW Thunder - WA: 16-0

Time:Mon 9/27/2010 11:00 AM
Draw:Val Nesbitt Trophy State Teams Event
Score:16-0
Match overview
OrderEventNSW Thunder-WAScorePoints

Duration
1MD2
Jonathan Siu
Howard Cheng
-
Edmund Xu
Tyzton Tan
21-9 21-131-0


2WD2
Nivedita Rattan
Clarise Koh
-
Phing Teo
Silvi Botha
21-14 21-101-0


3MD1
Daniel Guda
Austin Yu
-
Jazton Tan
Titus Tan
21-12 21-81-0


4WD1
Jennifer Tam
Sirina Fan
-
Olivia Fianita
Alexandra Phan
21-15 21-81-0


5MS4
Howard Cheng
-
Edward Fan
21-13 21-101-0


6WS4
Clarise Koh
-
Silvi Botha
21-12 21-151-0


7MS3
Jonathan Siu
-
Titus Tan
21-17 21-151-0


8WS3
Nivedita Rattan
-
Alexandra Phan
21-14 21-131-0


9MS2
Austin Yu
-
Jazton Tan
21-17 21-171-0


10WS2
Sirina Fan
-
Olivia Fianita
21-16 21-121-0


11MS1
Daniel Guda
-
Edmund Xu
21-13 21-151-0


12WS1
Jennifer Tam
-
Phing Teo
21-13 16-21 21-101-0


13XD4
Matthew Chan
Sylvia Low
-
Tyzton Tan
Olivia Fianita
21-17 21-141-0


14XD3
Howard Cheng
Clarise Koh
-
Titus Tan
Alexandra Phan
21-8 21-171-0


15XD2
Jonathan Siu
Sirina Fan
-
Edmund Xu
Silvi Botha
21-15 21-121-0


16XD1
Daniel Guda
Jennifer Tam
-
Jazton Tan
Phing Teo
21-15 21-141-0


Statistics

PointsWonDrawsLostMatchesGamesPoints
NSW Thunder1610016-032-1688-444
WA00010-161-32444-688

 
 
 

VIC 1 - WA: 13-3

Time:Mon 9/27/2010 3:30 PM
Draw:Val Nesbitt Trophy State Teams Event
Score:13-3
Match overview
OrderEventVIC 1-WAScorePoints

Duration
1MD2
Walter Chung
Shaun Matthews
-
Edmund Xu
Tyzton Tan
21-17 14-21 19-210-1


2WD2
Jasmine Ziirsen
Sonali Sashikala
-
Phing Teo
Silvi Botha
21-14 19-21 18-210-1


3MD1
Gavin Ho
Anthony Wong
-
Jazton Tan
Titus Tan
21-14 21-91-0


4WD1
Joy Lai
Alice Wu
-
Olivia Fianita
Alexandra Phan
21-16 21-151-0


5MS4
Jayden Stokie
-
Edward Fan
21-17 19-21 21-91-0


6WS4
Rachael Rais-Colvin
-
Silvi Botha
21-7 21-111-0


7MS3
Walter Chung
-
Titus Tan
23-21 21-131-0


8WS3
Jasmine Ziirsen
-
Alexandra Phan
21-18 21-51-0


9MS2
Shaun Matthews
-
Jazton Tan
21-12 13-21 16-210-1


10WS2
Alice Wu
-
Olivia Fianita
21-10 21-91-0


11MS1
Anthony Wong
-
Edmund Xu
21-17 21-131-0


12WS1
Joy Lai
-
Phing Teo
21-16 19-21 21-161-0


13XD4
Jayden Stokie
Jasmine Ziirsen
-
Tyzton Tan
Olivia Fianita
21-15 21-191-0


14XD3
Anthony Wong
Sonali Sashikala
-
Titus Tan
Alexandra Phan
21-17 21-181-0


15XD2
Shaun Matthews
Rachael Rais-Colvin
-
Edmund Xu
Silvi Botha
25-23 21-171-0


16XD1
Gavin Ho
Alice Wu
-
Jazton Tan
Phing Teo
21-14 21-171-0


Statistics

PointsWonDrawsLostMatchesGamesPoints
VIC 11310013-329-8752-587
WA30013-138-29587-752
 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

1st Day of training at the Val Nesbitt Championship

Yes, the team is ready, yes, we got a court for training.



It was the usual training but at an unusual location. The Shepparton Community Hall has 18 badminton courts. That is the most courts I have seen in one location.

The training went well.

The team at the Shepparton Sports Club where the competition is held.




After training, the team returned to their villas for some down time. The team had a welcoming dinner at a restaurant with the other teams.They were able to view their opposition and the common question was " Why are they so tall?".

The welcoming dinner





The state team with their nails painted in black and gold. The boys took some convincing to get their nails done. They were all man enough to do it.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The team leaves for Shepparton Vic

Yes, the day finally arrived for the excited children. The team met at the Perth Domestic Airport. All parents were there with the kids from 10 pm. Everyone was ready for the big flight.

There were some tears as some of the kids were not accompanied by their parents and had to say goodbye.

Luckily for my boys, the whole family left for Melborune.

Here are some photos of the players and their families at the airport.




Phing Teo and Susanna


Olivia and Andik Fianta






Alexandra with dad Quang , mum Lee and sis Victoria.(also a State player).


Titus with dad John and mum Irene





Edmund with mum Verona, dad Daniel and brother Benedict (also a State player).


The Tans, Jaz, Tyz, Annie and myself.



Silvi with dad John and mum Irma.








Phing, the captain, having a nap upon arrival in Melbourne. She is conserving her energy so that she can lead the team attack.




The Western Australian Under 15 State Badminton Team

Badmintion is one of the fastest racket sport in the world.

It is fast even if you are under 15 years of age.

It is even faster if you are under 15 years of age and representing Western Australia.

The following players form the State Under 15 Badminton Squad:

13 years old Phing Teo who is the captain.

14 years old Edmund Xu. 13 years old Silvi Botha. 12 years old Alexandra Phan and 12 years old Olivia Fianita.

There is also 13 year old Titus Tan and  12 yrs old Edward Fan.

My son Jazton Tan, age 14 and my other son, 12 years old Tyzton Tan form the rest of the squad.

The team has been training hard for the National Competition since March 2010.

Their training regime is tough by any standards.

The coach for the team is Kim Rogers. Manager of the team is Irma Botha.

The National Competition is to take place at Shepparton , Victoria from 27 September 2010 till 1st October 2010. All the children have been training hard for this exciting competition. The training for the competition includes taking part in competitions against adults.

The team has fared very well even in the adult competitions. They recently took part in the Senior State Championship and the Silver Cup Competition.

It is quite gratifying to see these little boys and girls beating the adult in competitions.


The Team at the Wa State championship.