Badminton grand final
Euroa and District Badminton Association – Grand Final 2017
THE Euroa and District Badminton Association held their grand final on Monday, September 18 where a hotly contested final was played between Team White, captained by Shae Van der Schoor and Team Yellow, captained by Jason Schultz.
The competition was fierce and close all night.
After the first round of doubles of which two went White’s way, and there was only 13 points in it.
The four singles game saw very close matches with only six points or less being the difference between each game, the closest of which was between David Ericksen and Alex Dean.
David won 28-26 but White still had the edge with a now 20 point lead.
The next round of doubles saw Yellow on the attack bringing the difference back to just 10 points with standout games being won by doubles combinations of Ashleigh Fraser and Shannae Van den Berghe and Alex Dean and Shannae Van den Berghe.
However, White had the final say, decisively winning the last of the four doubles rounds seeing them outright winners by 33 points: 328 to 295.
Trophies were presented to the winning teams and a number of awards awarded to individual players for their achievements during the year.
It was fantastic to see not only the team members in attendance, but also player’s families, current players and other friends of the association.
A special presentation was made to Diane Mackrell for more than twenty years dedication to the association with her tireless efforts at coaching and encouraging new and young members to take up the sport.
A special thank you was made to our major sponsors - the Commonwealth Bank of Euroa, Joe Vaz (Vaz Train) and the Euroa Newsagency and staff.
And special mention was made to thank the committee and volunteers for running the season, for selling raffle tickets down the street and for a tireless effort during the season.
The 2018 season will commence in term two and the pre-season meeting will be held in March.
For any interested players, please see our Facebook page and watch out in The Euroa Gazette in March 2018.
BADMINTON RUNNERS UP: Team Yellow – Jess Staff (left), Shannae Van der Berghe, Ashleigh Fraser, Jason Schultz, Alex Dean and Michael Nolan.
BADMINTON PREMIERS: Team White - Michael Lummas (back left), David Ericksen, Shae Van der Schoor, Craig Mawson; and Alison Rotherham (front left) and Molly Van der Schoor.