Round 10 of the Great Southern Badminton Association (GSBA) was played at Investigator College, marking the end of the 2021 season minor round.
McDonald's-Victor Harbor's; Dale Sheridan, Duncan Andrews, Estelle Brayford, Simon Brayford, Sandie Sierke, Bohdi Sheridan, Gavin Daniell and Adam Daniell scored 339 points to secure top spot on the ladder with a 37 point win over Cardall Conveyancers; Yulius Potter, Matthew Farmer, Caitlin Stone, Tim Mignanelli, Robin Woods, Joe van Dalen, Zachary Daniell and Jordan Daniell with 302 points.
Gavin/Simon were pushed hard in the men's doubles by Zachary/Tim with the end score 23-21 and Matthew/Joe were triumphant 22-20 against Duncan/Bohdi. Robin toiled hard all night going down 17-21 in her mixed doubles with Matthew versus Sandie/Duncan.
The OJ's Computers match of the night honours went to Jordan/Zachary who secured a 21-18 win over Adam/Gavin and in doing so took home the winners bragging rights within the Daniell household.
The other match saw Victor Podiatry Centre's; Lochlan Hodge, Jacob Dugmore, Amanda Stevens, Paul Monash, Lyn Hodge, Luke Hodge, Rodney Beswick and Allan Brown score 346 points to defeat Terry White Chemmart-Hayborough's; Harris Tan, Shayne Drummond, Emma Walker, Ray Jackson, Caitlin Stone, Alex Czarnecki, Steve Wynniatt and Max Bubner with 272 points.
Max/Caitlin had a great win 21-19 against Allan/Lyn as did Amanda/Lochlan 21-17 against Emma/Harris.
Amanda also performed very well in the singles scoring 11 points versus Emma and Lochlan held on for a 21-19 hard fought win against Harris.
But the Fleurieu Milk Company player of the week award goes to GSBA association photographer Ray Jackson, who took the challenge of playing a singles game in his stride.
Ray is generally a doubles only player, but found himself on the other end of the court (minus a wingman), against Paul Monash after an oversight in the team match-ups.
You'll have to ask Ray if you want to know the exact score, however it can be explained by the phrase 'badminton is the winner'.
Round 1 of the finals begins this week with McDonald's-V.H. v Victor Podiatry Centre for a direct spot in the grand final, and Terry White Chemmart-Hayborough v Cardall Conveyancers in the elimination final. Tonkin's Sports season has drawn to a close as they finished in fifth place in the five team competition.
In club news the GSBA also conducted it's AGM last Thursday night.
For any information about finals or to register your interest as a new member call president Tim Mignanelli on 0431 041 666.