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We were lucky that Henky, Cindy's dad accompanied the team. He is a keen photographer. Please see her the shots he took for the event.













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Dear readers

The afternoon was going to be a real test for the WA players.

Playing NSW 1 is never easy and we have always had a hard time trying to beat them.

This was a good fight but WA was not strong enough. Our boys's singles was not strong enough.

For a change, the WA girls fought well and did well for WA beating the NSW girls in the singles. Great work Joanne and Cindy,

It is usually the WA boys winning and the WA girls losing to NSW. Good to see our girls are  girls are getting stronger.

However, the WA boys were too strong as can be seen by the doubles game where we did not win a single one.

I am sure the WA team gave their best. Joanne played a 3 setter and must be very tired by now.

Good fight.

WA Wasps - NSW Thunder: 2-6
Time:Sun 9/30/2018 2:30 PM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Pool A
Score:2-6
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-NSW ThunderScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Tang Ricky
13-21 12-210-1


2BS2
Justin Lim
-
Austin Chen
13-21 14-210-1

0:15
3GS1
Joanne Zheng
-
Priska Kustiadi
21-18 18-21 22-201-0

0:40
4GS2
Cindy Lawrence
-
Jesamine Donald
21-15 21-131-0

0:18
5BD
Robin Fu
Timothy Sentosa
-
Ooi Asher
Tang Ricky
12-21 15-210-1

0:17
6GD
Cindy Lawrence
Joanne Zheng
-
Jesamine Donald
Carina Sam
12-21 13-210-1

0:20
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Jesamine Donald
Tang Ricky
Walkover0-1


8XD2
Shakthi Angusamy
Robin Fu
-
Ooi Asher
Priska Kustiadi
13-21 13-210-1

0:16
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps00012-64-13233-339
NSW Thunder21006-213-4339-233
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Dear readers



After fighting hard for WA , the players drag their tired bodies in for the individual events.


Boys singles:


Robin Fu won his first set against Nicolas Fu in 2 sets but had to bow out to 5th seed Austin Chen in 2 sets.

Justin Lim also won his first set against Egwin Lau but had to exit the singles after losing in 2 sets to Ryan Lei.

Timothy had to go to the plate after losing to K Lew. Timothy ended up winning the plate. He brings back a medal to encourage him further in this badminton journey supported by mum Surya whom he better thank.

All 3 boys have played and fought hard for WA. Their parents should be proud of what they have achieved. I can see them in the Under 17s team fighting hard.

Girl's singles:

Cindy beat Sophia Lim in 2 sets. She then beat E Tay in 2 easy sets to get to the quarters. She lost in 2 sets to Sydney Go in the QTRS. Sydney was the eventual winner. Cindy has progressed so much as a young player. She is more serious now and more competitive. I have seen her changed from a petulant young girl to a serious player. Good on you Cindy.

Joanne beat A Watkinson in 2 sets. She then lost Y Zhang again in 2 sets. I am sure her young body is tired out from the team event. Never mind, her badminton journey has just started. Her strong spirit will see her go far.

Shakti also won her first set against B Li before losing to X Gu in 2 sets. This is another young girl that will continue to  represent WA and get stronger.  I am hopeful her supportive family will ensure that she gives her best for WA for future events.


Mixed doubles:

Robin Fu and R Nugroho won their first set but had to exit after losing to D Batra and E Zhao in 2 sets.

Justin and Shakti did well progressing to  the 3rd round before losing to A Ooi and P Kustiandi in 2 sets. 

Tim and Joanne had a better fight. They progressed to the Qtrs before losing to Jack Yu and Y Zhang
in 2 sets. Jack Yu and  Y Zhang were the eventual winners.



Boys doubles:


Robin and Justin went to the plate after losing to L Li and Winston Li in 2 sets. They won the plate and go home with a medal and a smile. Good on you boys. Remember to give your all.

Tim teamed with A Ooi. They lost in the Qtrs to K Goh and Jack Yu in 3 sets.K Goh and Jack Yu were the eventual winner.  So boys, be proud of what you have done.

Girls doubles:

Carina and Joanne lost to Sydney Go and Y Zhang in 2 sets. Sydney and Zhang were the eventual winners. Joanne and Carina won the plate and will be consoled.


Shakti and Cindy had a better run. They reach the Qtrs before losing to J Lee and E Zhao.

So, what have the team achieved:

They narrowly lost a team bronze but gave their all. This experience will bode well for their badminton future.

In the individual events the players had 3 plate winners.Not a simple feat and still to be celebrated.

I believe the players have just returned. I wish them the best in their badminton journey. Good luck all and remember to thank your parents for their support.

Thanks too to the coach, manager and umpire for their support. Till the next Under 15s tournament. Night.
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Dear readers

WA finds itself in familiar territory fighting for bronze.

We have often fought for bronze against Vic 2, NSW 2 and SA. Sometimes, we win and there is great joy. Sometimes, WA loses and there are times there have been tears after close fights before giving away the bronze.

A few times, we have managed silver.

This  day was one of the tearful ones for the WA as I can see how close the fights were.

Tim lost in 3 sets and must be devastated. Justin Lim also lost in 3 sets.This is his first state team and I am sure he has given his all.

Joanne lost in 3 sets.

Knowing Joanne, I know she would have pushed herself to exhaustion and still fought for WA. What a brave girl. This will surely affect her individual games. Her selfless effort will see her triumph in real life.

Representing WA is an honour and all players who give their best for WA disregarding personal glory in their individual events are to be applauded. So thanks Tim and Justin for your 3 sets fight even if you lost.

Joanne and Tim again fought 3 sets in their mixed doubles.

These WA players have given their all for WA. I am sure the parents, coach and manager were screaming their hearts out.

The game was so close. If any of the players had won 1 extra match, we would have won bronze.

It was not meant to be. I am sure the players have matured based on this team experience.

They will know they have fought for WA. Maybe 1 day, they will fight for Australia.

These losses may feel painful and raw now, however, they will shape the WA young players and will surely make them better young persons.

Vic won gold and the silver went to NSW 1.  Coming 4th in an event with 9 teams is not an easy feat.

Let's see what the individual events hold for them.
WA Wasps - South Australia: 3-5
Time:Mon 10/1/2018 2:30 PM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy
Score:3-5
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-South AustraliaScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Don Bui
18-21 21-14 21-230-1

0:45
2BS2
Justin Lim
-
Aaron Tan
21-8 16-21 14-210-1

0:25
3GS1
Joanne Zheng
-
Catrina Tan
21-17 17-21 14-210-1

0:38
4GS2
Cindy Lawrence
-
Dania Nugroho
21-16 21-151-0

0:23
5BD
Robin Fu
Timothy Sentosa
-
Don Bui
Aaron Tan
21-19 21-171-0

0:20
6GD
Cindy Lawrence
Joanne Zheng
-
Dania Nugroho
Catrina Tan
15-21 18-210-1

0:23
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Don Bui
Dania Nugroho
17-21 21-15 18-210-1

0:35
8XD2
Shakthi Angusamy
Robin Fu
-
Aaron Tan
Catrina Tan
21-12 21-151-0

0:20
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps00013-510-10378-360
South Australia21005-310-10360-378
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Dear readers


The fight against Vic 1 was not good. Losing 0-8 shows how strong Vic 1 is.

The low scores may indicate our players are now very tired.

That means they now fight SA for a bronze.

Do they have enough fuel in the tank?

WA Wasps - Victorian Rebels: 0-8
Time:Mon 10/1/2018 10:00 AM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy
Score:0-8
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-Victorian RebelsScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Kayson Goh
8-21 9-210-1

0:18
2BS2
Justin Lim
-
Kijen Lew
8-21 6-210-1

0:15
3GS1
Cindy Lawrence
-
Sydney Go
6-21 10-210-1

0:15
4GS2
Shakthi Angusamy
-
Gloria Li
15-21 14-210-1

0:22
5BD
Robin Fu
Justin Lim
-
Kayson Goh
Otto Zhao
8-21 10-210-1

0:15
6GD
Shakthi Angusamy
Cindy Lawrence
-
Sydney Go
Gloria Li
12-21 14-210-1

0:21
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Sydney Go
Otto Zhao
16-21 13-210-1

0:18
8XD2
Cindy Lawrence
Justin Lim
-
Kijen Lew
Eva Zhang
13-21 11-210-1

0:17
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps00010-80-16173-336
Victorian Rebels21008-016-0336-173
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Dear readers

The WA players were tested today playing a combined team. The 5/3 victory was close and there were a few 3 setters.

I guess the Combined teams were from NT and NSW.


WA Wasps - Combined Team: 5-3
Time:Sun 9/30/2018 10:00 AM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Pool A
Score:5-3
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-Combined TeamScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Raphael Lydra
21-11 21-131-0

0:20
2BS2
Justin Lim
-
Cedric Souksavat
20-22 21-16 19-210-1

0:30
3GS1
Joanne Zheng
-
Aline Souksavant
19-21 21-17 21-161-0

0:35
4GS2
Shakthi Angusamy
-
Bethany Li
20-22 15-210-1

0:24
5BD
Robin Fu
Timothy Sentosa
-
Raphael Lydra
Jordan Yang
21-14 21-91-0

0:18
6GD
Cindy Lawrence
Joanne Zheng
-
Aline Souksavant
Ewina Tay
21-14 21-131-0

0:19
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Bethany Li
Jordan Yang
21-17 21-131-0

0:20
8XD2
Shakthi Angusamy
Robin Fu
-
Aline Souksavant
Cedric Souksavat
22-24 18-210-1

0:23
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps21005-311-7364-305
Combined Team00013-57-11305-364

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Dear readers

Again, WA had a good day beating Vic's 2nd team soundly.  As I mentioned earlier, very often WA has to play the Vic and NSW 2nd team for a bronze.


This means that WA has a good chance to medal.






WA Wasps - Victorian Demons: 6-2
Time:Sat 9/29/2018 10:00 AM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Pool A
Score:6-2
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-Victorian DemonsScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Frederick Zhao
21-19 21-141-0


2BS2
Robin Fu
-
Vincent Chen
6-21 19-210-1


3GS1
Joanne Zheng
-
Starcia Han
21-10 21-111-0

0:14
4GS2
Cindy Lawrence
-
Latisha Gay
21-17 21-171-0


5BD
Robin Fu
Timothy Sentosa
-
Gary Chau
Vincent Chen
21-15 21-181-0

0:17
6GD
Shakthi Angusamy
Joanne Zheng
-
Starcia Han
Yaalini Kuhanandha
21-16 13-21 21-171-0

0:32
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Yaalini Kuhanandha
Frederick Zhao
21-11 21-141-0

0:15
8XD2
Cindy Lawrence
Justin Lim
-
Gary Chau
Latisha Gay
13-21 17-210-1

0:19
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps21006-212-5320-284
Victorian Demons00012-65-12284-320

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Dear readers


I have been away on a cruise in Europe during the time the Val Nesbit and Individual events were being played. That has restricted any ability to blog let alone follow the events. There is no connection when you are at sea!!!.

So here are the belated results.

WA played NSW 2nd team and did well with a 7/1 victory. Sometimes, WA even finds it hard to beat the 2nd team. So that was a good start for the team.

This would have given confidence to the WA team , especially those on their first state team.
WA Wasps - NSW Storm: 7-1
Time:Fri 9/28/2018 3:00 PM
Draw: Val Nesbitt Trophy – Val Nesbitt Trophy – Pool A
Score:7-1
Match overview
OrderEventWA Wasps-NSW StormScorePoints

Duration
1BS1
Timothy Sentosa
-
Lawrence Li
21-18 21-101-0

0:23
2BS2
Robin Fu
-
Allen Fang
19-21 12-210-1

0:22
3GS1
Joanne Zheng
-
Maureen Wijaya
21-10 21-121-0

0:17
4GS2
Cindy Lawrence
-
Victoria Li
21-8 21-101-0

0:17
5BD
Justin Lim
Timothy Sentosa
-
Allen Fang
Michael Su
21-19 21-171-0

0:25
6GD
Cindy Lawrence
Joanne Zheng
-
Victoria Li
Maureen Wijaya
21-11 21-21-0

0:13
7XD1
Timothy Sentosa
Joanne Zheng
-
Allen Fang
Maureen Wijaya
21-3 21-131-0

0:17
8XD2
Shakthi Angusamy
Robin Fu
-
Lawrence Li
Tiffany Teoh
21-11 21-121-0

0:15
Statistics

PointsWonDrawLostMatchesGamesPoints
WA Wasps21007-114-2325-198
NSW Storm00011-72-14198-325

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Dear readers


The Under 15s tournament is back in the calendar.

The 2018 will take place in Wharoonga, New South Wales.

Event dates: 28 September - 4 October 2018.

The 2018 Team:


Justin Lim
Robin Fu
Timothy Sentosa
Cindy Lawrence
Joanne Zheng
Shakthi Angusamy
Coach: David Chadderton
Manager: Suryawati
Umpire: TBA

I believe it is a first No. 1 state team experience for all the players except Joanne Zheng. Joanne was a steady contributor last year when the team got silver. I remember she fought through with courage despite getting injured. I wish her well this year.

Timothy, Shakti and Cindy were in the WA  Under 15s 2nd team last year. Their experience from last year will give them a good idea of what they have to do to win back a medal.

Justin and Robin are first timers and I am sure they will gain much from this experience.

Last year's WA No. 1 team won silver on home soil with Yuli Zheng as the coach and my wife Annie as the manager.

Yuli and Annie are 2 ladies who have 2 silver team medal each.  Annie had her first silver medal as an umpire when Tyz's WA team got silver for the first time for WA in living history. She got her 2nd last year as the manager.

Yuli has won an Under 17 and and an Under 15s silver medal.

This is Surya's first state team as manager. We wish her well. She has done great work fund raising. I was so impressed that I volunteered for Anyu Badminton Academy and Tan and Tan Lawyers to sponsor the team uniforms.

Osso Securities , an Indonesian company has also sponsored the team thanks tothe Dawsons.

The coach is David and I believe this is also his first state team. Good luck and gbet ready for hard work ahead.

The team will have to work hard this year as Vic and NSW will always be formidable opponents.

I hear quite a few parents are going with the team for support. We wish all of them luck. Been there, done that many times and never regretted a moment.

I did tell the players to thank their parents for their support. Hope they remember.

Good luck WA.





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