One other Profitable Yonex Eastman Open –

Badminton is prospering within the Eastman space.

123 badminton gamers, younger and outdated, participated within the Yonex Eastman Open, organized by the Manitoba Badminton Affiliation at Steinbach Regional Secondary Faculty final weekend.

“It is among the finest tournaments that Badminton Manitoba hosts yearly in your entire province,” mentioned Marge Niemi, match organizer for Lac du Bonnet. “It is also one of many largest ones and a few actually, actually cool issues have been occurring final weekend. The primary time we positioned within the U13 class, we had a complete bunch of little youngsters to find out about badminton.” There was a bunch. Additionally we adults of all ages got here out. There was some actually good badminton to observe, some good video games and many enjoyable.”

Niemi defined why greater than 120 badminton gamers, aggressive and non-competitive, from throughout Manitoba, are registered for the Eastman Open.

“Partly as a result of it is billed as a grassroots match. It is a rural match for individuals who do not actually need to play a better stage match. It is extra of a wide range of birds than a better stage match. and it is extra for enjoyable.”

The primary Yonex Eastman Open was in 2012 when Niemi and Mike Carter of Whitemouth began the match up and operating.

“It was a technique to get youngsters and adults concerned on this space,” Niemi mentioned. “There are a variety of golf equipment however they did not have a spot to play tournaments so we did that and it actually sort of exploded.”

“Now, particularly the youngsters, who’re going to this match — they go they usually have enjoyable they usually see a complete bunch of stuff. They return to high school they usually’re like, ‘Hey, I did it over the weekend. However it did,’ and now impulsively their mates are popping out to play and it is develop into actually big. Not in each metropolis however in a variety of cities within the space.”

Open Champions: Lillian Lau, Scott Scala, Dale Kinley, Kevin Barkman, Brittany Bartell and Katherine Lee

open vary
Males’s Singles: Kevin Barkman (Steinbach) def. Tommy Mackie (Kenora) 21-23, 21-9, 21-16
Girls’s Singles: Duyen Nguyen (Winnipeg) def. Victoria Poraiko (Selkirk) 21-12, 21-12
Males’s Couple: Scott Scala (Steinbach) and Dale Kinley (Stonewall) def. Brad Stevenson and Dave Ardeel (Brandon) 21-7, 21-12
Girls’s Couple: Lillian Lau and Katherine Lee (Winnipeg) def. Brittany Bartel and Cheryl Bartel (Brandon) 25-23, 15-21, 21-12
combined doubles: Kevin Barkman (Steinbach) and Brittany Bartell (Brandon) def. Justin Friesen (Grunthal) and Tasia Lightley (Winnipeg) 21-14, 21-9

Boys Singles: Rayne Sitar (Whitemouth) def. Derrick Huynh (Winnipeg) 21-19, 23-21
Boys Doubles: René Picche and Derrick Huynh (Winnipeg) def. Brendan Bigetti and Eugene Kakewash (Grand Rapids) 18-21, 21-17, 21-14
combined doubles: Mark Shinney (Tullon) and Anika Esau (Steinbach) def. Brendan Bigetti and Ashley Dick (Grand Rapids) 21-17, 14-21, 21-16

U17 Ladies Doubles

Boys Singles: René Picche (Winnipeg) def. Avery Dick (Grand Rapids) 21-18, 21-14
single women: Mackenzie Ftoma (Whitemouth) def. Emalia Sinclair (Warren) 15-21, 21-18, 21-18
Boys Doubles: Justin Levesque and Ethan Lindsay (Stonewall) def. Avery Dick and Eric Turner (Grand Rapids) 21-16, 21-15
Ladies Doubles: Micah Reimer (Blumenort) and Emilia Sinclair (Warren) def. Paige Hobbs (Lac Du Bonnet) and Tammy Mitchell (Grand Rapids) 21-11, 21-12
combined doubles: Avery Dick and Karishma Ferland (Grand Rapids) def. Zane Brandt and Micah Reimer (Blumenort) Walkover

U15 combined doubles

U 15
Boys Singles: Easton George (Grand Rapids) def. Tretten Halcrow (Grand Rapids) 21-14, 13-21, 21-14
single women: Sasha St. Pierre (Lac Du Bonnet) def. Gajayin Senthilkumaran (Winnipeg) 21-11, 21-12
Boys Doubles: Easton George and Tretten Halcrow (Grand Rapids) def. Riley Chappell (Pinawa) and Brandon Lockhart (Winnipeg) 21-9, 21-14
Ladies Doubles: Emma Bolet and Serenity Poirier (Lac du Bonnet) def. Sasha St. Pierre and Paisley Poirier (Lac du Bonnet) 21-19, 21-18
combined doubles: Easton George (Grand Rapids) and Paisley Poirier (Lac du Bonnet) def. Tretten Halcro (Grand Rapids) and Emma Bolet (Lac du Bonnet) 21-14, 21-16

U15 Ladies Singles

Solo: Bere Reimer (Blumenort) def. Sarah Koslowski (Kleifeld) 22-20, 16-21, 21-18
Couple: Bere Reimer & Liu Reimer (Blumenort) def. Sarah Koslowski (Klefeld) and Matvey Zuwe (Steinbach) 21-7, 21-9

U13 Doubles

Motion Picture Courtesy Ian Clara

Winner Picture Courtesy Ryan Gisbrecht

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