Men’s Doubles winners Jake and Andrew Blix of Terrace.

Men’s Doubles winners Jake and Andrew Blix of Terrace.

Terrace badminton players net wins

Northwest badminton players converged at the Thornhill Jr. Secondary School gym for two tournaments two weekends ago

Two consecutive badminton tournaments took place in Terrace two weekends ago, with players from Terrace and Prince Rupert going head to head at Thornhill Jr. Secondary.

On Saturday, Nov. 23 the Terrace Junior Badminton Club hosting it’s annual fall tournament with 23 junior badminton players competing in doubles and singles.

In the girls U11 singles, Noella Baerg of Terrace came away with first, with Ruby Jaakkola of Terrace in second.

In the girls U13 doubles, first went to Leah Julseth and Sarah Kroeker of Terrace, with Ruby and Rylee Jaakkloa in second.

For boys U11 singles, Carson Vibert of Terrace took first,  with Terrace’s Levi Kroeker in second.

And for boys U13 singles, Levi Ewald of Terrace came first, with Terrace’s Logan Clunas in second.

Jake Blix took the top spot in the boys U16 singles category, with Noah Allison of Prince Rupert in second. And Prince Rupert’s David Armstrong paired up with Terrace’s Carson Vibert to take first in boys U11 doubles, with Braden Clunas & Levi Kroeker of Terrace in second.

Boys U13 doubles saw Levi Ewald and Carson Vibert of Terrace in first, with Terrace’s Logan Clunas and Joshua Brown in second.

And the next day, Sunday, Nov. 24, 25 adult badminton players came out for the Annual Doubles Tournament.

In men’s doubles, Andrew Blix and Jake Blix of Terrace came first, with Prince Rupert’s Julian Callangan and Thai Pham as runner’s up. For ladies’ doubles, Prince Rupert’s Lena Ly and Cathy Young took the top spot, with Terrace’s Mel Denomme and Brianna Weir in second.

Prince Rupert’s Lena Ly & Steve Weir took first in the mixed doubles category, with Terrace’s Mel Denomme and Prince Rupert’s Julian Callangan pairing up to earn second.

The Terrace Badminton Clubs are fully up and running now into the 2013/2014 season. The juniors are almost at full capacity of 40, a few spaces are left and the adults are looking to encourage anyone to come out and give Badminton a try.