Close encounters in grand finals
Mid Gippsland Badminton Association held its senior grand finals last week. Section 3 - Labertouche v Warragul The first two matches started off well with both clubs winning one each, which was a even start to the night.
Labertouche, however went into second gear during the next few games and won a majority of the next matches.
Starting the last couple of games, there was about 25 aces separating the teams, which meant Warragul were required to win each game and by a margin of seven or more. They were unable to achieve this. Labertouche youth seemed to prevail here, where they appeared to be able to reach almost every shot.
Labertouche Blue finished the home and away season in fourth place. Section 2- Labertouche v Drouin There were a range of close games during the night.
With teams going head to head in most sets, there were several which were 21-20 in the end, which is a close match.
Labertouche was able to with stand the pressure, and come out with the win by 11 aces.
The youth of Andrew and Stuart Ottrey perhaps helped out here.
Labertouche finished in first place after the home and away season. Section 1 - Thorpdale v Warragul Blue Thorpdale finished the home and away season in first place, and Warragul Blue finished second , so a good game was expected.
The spectators arrived, and kept coming in during the night to see a good match.
Many matches went to three sets and had some close finishes, including a couple of 2120.
It is predicted that the result of the night was left to the last two games on the night.
All players and spectators were on the edge of their seats waiting to see who had won during the tallying up of scores, which was completed by MGBA vice president Hayden Fowler.
As per the season Thorpdale were too good on the night, winning by 16 aces.
Section three runners up Warragul, from left Dylan Pratt, Daniel Masters, Rhain Bateman and Ben Patrick.
Right: Thorpdale section one premiers, from left Matt Powell, Daniel Powell, Doug Farris and Heath Ferguson.
Above: Section three premiers Labertouche, from left Jonah Serong, Korey Carrison, Casey Wells, Danny Carrison and Todd Hobbs.