Great Southern badminton starts its final series

Player of the Week: Caitlin Stone will play a pivotal role in her team's success in the finals off the back of a stand out performance in the elimination final.
Player of the Week: Caitlin Stone will play a pivotal role in her team's success in the finals off the back of a stand out performance in the elimination final.

Last week saw the first week of finals played at Investigator College Sports Centre.

In the elimination final Terry White Chemmart- Hayborough's season has now drawn to close following a 63 point defeat to the hands of Cardall Conveyancers.

Cardall Conveyancer's; Yulius Potter, Tim Mignanelli, Caitlin Stone, Matthew Farmer, Jannette Novice, Zachary Daniell, Allan Tonkin and Allan Brown scored 355 points to keep their season alive as they defeated TerryWhite Chemmart-Hayborough; Harris Tan, Praveen Sacaran, Emma Walker, Shayne Drummond, Jodie East, Ray Jackson, Joe van Dalen and Max Bubner with 292 points.

Cardall Conveyancers advanced following strong performances right throughout the doubles games.

Yulius and Caitlin were both instrumental to securing the win. Caitlin Stone's efforts against the association's premier number one player Emma Walker were outstanding, earning Caitlin the title of 'Fleurieu Milk Company Player of the Week'.

Browny and Tonk's teamed up on the same side of the net to defeat Joe and Max 21-16 in an enjoyable doubles contest also.

But the drama happened in the singles where Shayne fought back from a horror 1-7 start against Matthew, only to eventually be defeated 23-25 and Harris left his best singles game of the season for last, scoring a whopping 17 points against Yulius, whereby most players are lucky to even get to double figures.

In the first qualifying final both teams were at full strength and in the end McDonalds-Victor Harbor finished ahead with a narrow 9 point winning margin over Victor Podiatry Centre to be the first team to advance directly into the grand final.

McDonalds-V.H's; Dale Sheridan, Simon Brayford, Estelle Brayford, Duncan Andrews, Sandie Sierke, Bohdi Sheridan, Gavin Daniell and Adam Daniell scored 331 points to defeat Victor Podiatry Centre's; Lochlan Hodge, Jacob Dugmore, Amanda Stevens, Brett Vermuelen, Lyn Hodge, Luke Hodge, Rodney Beswick and Norm Scott with 322 points.

The match was still well and truly alive going into the last singles game of the night, with only 4 points separating the teams.

After a tense singles game, Dale Sheridan held his nerve to prevail 21-16 against Lochlan in the OJ Computers match of the night.

Best overall players were Gavin Daniell and Jacob Dugmore.

This week will see Victor Podiatry Centre v Cardall Conveyancers in the preliminary final.

The winner will advance into the grand final and play McDonalds-V.H.

The GSBA is open every Tuesday night between 6pm to 9pm for social badminton.

Call Tim on 0431 041 666 for any inquiries.

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