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2014 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES RESULTS

For current up to date results and further match details visit the official AWG results website

 

Singles - Junior Female (Sujal Shrestha in Pool A) 

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Win against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Win against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 2nd in Pool A vs. 1st in Pool B: Loss against Alberta North 

Singles - Junior Female (Brooke Schaefer in Pool B)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: DNF
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Loss against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland

Singles - Junior Male (Dylan Allen in Pool A)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Win against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Win against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland 
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 2nd in Pool A vs. 1st in Pool B: Loss against Greenland

Singles - Junior Male (Spencer Bonnetrouge in Pool B)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Loss against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Loss against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Loss against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland 

Singles - Juvenille Female (Christina Bonnetrouge in Pool A)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Loss against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland

Singles - Juvenille Female (Aodhan Mooney in Pool B)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Loss against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland

Singles - Juvenille Male (Casey Tai in Pool A)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: WIn against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: WIn against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland

Singles - Juvenille Male (Daniel Melanson in Pool B)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Loss against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Loss against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Loss against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Loss against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland

Doubles - Junior Female (Brooke Schaefer and Sujal Shrestha)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: DNS
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Win against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 2nd vs. 3rd: Loss against Alberta North

Doubles - Junior Male (Dylan Allen and Spencer Bonnetrouge)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Loss against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Loss against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Win against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 1st vs. 4th: Loss against Greenland 

Doubles - Junior Mix (Dylan Allen and Sujal Shrestha in Pool A)

  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v4: DNS
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v5: Win against Nunavut
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v6: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v7: Win against Alaska
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 1v3: Loss against Greenland 
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v3: Win against Alberta North  
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 2nd in Pool A vs. 1st in Pool B: Loss against Greenland 

Doubles - Junior Mix (Spencer Bonnetrouge and Brooke Schaefer in Pool B)

  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 1v5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v5: Win against Nunavut
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 4v5: Win against Alaska
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 5v7: Loss against Greenland
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 5v6: Win against Yukon
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v5: Loss against Alberta North

Doubles - Juvenille Female (Christina Bonnetrouge and Aodhan Mooney)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Win against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Loss against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: DNS
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland
  • SEMINFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 1st vs. 4th: Loss against Greenland

Doubles - Juvenille Male (Daniel Melanson and Casey Tai)

  • Monday, March 17th - Match 2: Loss against Nunavut
  • Monday, March 17th - Match 5: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 9: Win against Yukon
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Match 10: Win against Alaska
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 16: Loss against Alberta North
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Match 18: Loss against Greenland
  • SEMIFINALS - Friday, March 21st - 1st vs. 4th: Loss against Greenland 

Doubles - Juvenille Mix (Casey Tai and Christina Bonnetrouge in Pool A)

  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 1v2: Win against Nunavik Quebec
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v3: Loss against Greenland
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v4: Loss against Alberta North
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v5: Win against Nunavut
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v7: Win against Yukon

Doubles - Juvenille Mix (Aadhon Mooney and Daniel Melanson in Pool B)

  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 1v3: Loss against Alberta North
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 2v3: Loss against Greenland
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v4: Loss against Nunavut
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v5: Win against Yukon
  • Thursday, March 20th - Match 3v6: Win against Nunavik Quebec

 


AWG 2014 BADMINTON NT TERRITORIALS  

Territorials are just around the corner (January 23rd to the 25th)! Below is a copy of the AWG Badminton Territorial Information Package, which includes a detailed schedule for all 3 days. Please read this CAREFULLY!

Remember that you need to bring $10.00 for your Badminton NT Registration Fee if you have not already paid it. You can pay this fee on Thursday evening when you check-in between 5 and 7 pm.

*****These games are in Alaska this year which means EVERYONE needs a passport.  You will need to provide proof of having a passport at the registration desk (a copy of your passport, your actual passport or proof that you are in the process of receiving a passport), if you cannot provide the desk with this you will NOT be able to participate in the Territorial Trials!

We do understand that some athletes may have exams, if you are one of these athletes and have an exam scheduled during the Trials and have scheduled to write at St. Pat’s/Weledeh while in Yellowknife PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP. If you are missing from any part of the trials it will result in not making the team.

Please do not hesitate to contact Alison Devitt (445-4103), or Julie Jeffery if you have any further questions.

Good luck and we will see you all on Thursday, January 23rd at check-in!

 

INFORMATION PACKAGE
ARCTIC WINTER GAMES BADMINTON SELECTION CAMP
 
More than 150 players, coaches, and chaperones will be part of this exciting weekend. The following information is intended to explain the format and logistics for the AWG Selection Camp so everyone understands where they need to be, when, and why.
 
Please do your part to keep the facilities clean, respect the coaches, other players, and the volunteers. If you have a question, please inquire with the main desk.
 
When you arrive at the Badminton courts:
All players must check-in at the head table prior to each session, this is when you will pay your Badminton NT association fee and ensure you are properly registered for the camp.
 
What to bring:
All players must bring indoor shoes, badminton racquet, shorts, t-shirt, and a water bottle.
 
Selection Camp Format:
An Evaluation Committee will be responsible for determining which players continue on in the selection process. The evaluating team will be comprised of the two Team NWT Coaches and 1 or 2 other individuals as determined by Badminton NT. It is important for players to understand that they will be assessed on not only their play in the tournament, but their participation and results from the fitness and skills sessions – so keep trying your best throughout the entire weekend!
 
Accommodations:
The St. Pat’s classrooms have been made available for all badminton athletes and chaperones at no charge. Chaperones are required to meet with a Badminton NT Official at the front desk upon arrival to register and for a facility orientation. Class is in session Friday, so all AWG participants will need to leave the building from 8:00am–3:30pm and are expected to use the ‘Community Access’ entrance.
 
No shoes or other footwear (other than slippers and socks) are permitted to be worn in the gym and a curfew of 10:30pm will be in effect each night. Showers will be available for use immediately following your session(s).
 
Make sure to bring a sleeping bag, a thick floor pad, a pillow, and a towel. Any athletes and chaperones not staying at the St. Pat’s School are required to contact Badminton NT to provide contact information and are responsible for any costs.
 
Please respect other’s space and privacy. Profanity and roughhousing will not be tolerated and make sure to clean up your area each day and when you’ve finished for the weekend.
 
Lost and Found:
A lost and found bin will be kept at the head table in the gymnasium and after the weekend all unclaimed items will be donated to a local thrift store.
 
Reporting a Problem:
Please find a volunteer at the tournament head table if you want to report a problem (accommodations, bullying, medical, etc.). For emergencies please call Alison Devitt at 867-445-4103.
 

 

Thursday January 23rd

Check-in Time
Category
 
5:00 – 7:00 pm
All Categories
All athletes are required to check-in prior to each session at the head table
Fitness Session
Weledeh Gymnasium
St. Pat Gymnasium
5:30-7:00pm
Juvenile Female
Juvenile Male
7:00-8:30pm
Junior Female
Junior Male
Friday January 24th
Skills Session
Weledeh Gymnasium
St. Pat Gymnasium
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Juvenile Female
Juvenile Male
11:00 – 1:00 PM
Junior Female
Junior Male
1:00 – 10:00 PM
SELECTION TOURNAMENT
Saturday January 25th
9:00 – 11:30 AM
SELECTION TOURNAMENT
11:30 – 12:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
12:00 – 3:00 PM
SELECTION TOURNAMENT
3:00 – 3:30 PM
Team NWT Announcement
Practice Session
Weledeh Gymnasium
St. Pat Gymnasium
3:30 – 5:00 PM
OPEN GYM for Badminton
Team NWT Practice

 

 


NATIONAL OFFICIALS DAY!

April 17, 2013

Want to give a big shout out to all our officials today! 

You do a tough job!  Here are some of our officials at Arctic Winter Games - Whitehorse, 2012


Ron & Laurell Graf

Julie Jeffery


Melanie Kornacki - Marketing and Communications Officer
Sport North Federation
 

NWT Athletes Battle on the Badminton Courts
 
Yellowknife, NT (March 12, 2013) – Hard hitting shuttles, overcoming defeat and plain ‘ole fun were some of the many things you may have caught at the Territorial Badminton Championships this past weekend in Yellowknife. With 75 athletes attending the championships, this proved to be one of the closer in skill and talent in recent years.
 
The tournament saw many close finals in all divisions, with the Open and Junior Men’s single finals having to go to two games. Both Mike Mathison (Open Men’s) and Dylan Allen (Junior Men’s) came charging back from the bottom side of the draw to win two full games against their opponent to capture gold. See second page for full results.
 

Juvenile Mixed Medal Winners, from L to R: Aodhan Mooney (Yellowknife), Axell Bouvier (Fort Providence), Lisa Muyambo (Fort Simpson), Daniel Melanson (Hay River), Danna Webster (Hay River), Brandon Constant (Fort Providence)

 

Badminton NT’s president, Julie Jeffery, was astonished at the level of play presented at the championships, “the caliber of play throughout the tournament at all levels was very impressive. There were close games in all divisions. It makes me excited to see what the future will hold in terms of progress of skill and talent in these athletes”. Head coach, Melanie Kornacki, was also thoroughly impressed with the level of play offered this weekend, “it was great to see some returning athletes winning games and even better to see new faces jumping right on to the scene – I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Badminton NT and the type of talent we will be able to bring to future southern tournaments and games”.

 Although badminton has wrapped up for the majority of the territory, the High Performance Badminton team has one more tournament and clinic set-up for the end of the season. The team is heading to Edmonton, AB for their final tournament and then over to Vancouver, BC to end the season at a player development clinic.

 
For more information about Badminton NT and upcoming events visit www.nwtbadminton.ca.
 
For more information contact:
Colin Allooloo
(867) 669-8332
 



 
2013 Territorial Badminton Championships Results
Pre Juvenile Ladies Singles
1.     Aodhan Mooney (YK)
2.     Bryn Hill (HR)
3.     Lisa Muyambo (FS)
Junior Ladies Singles
1.     Sujal Shrestha (YK)
2.     Brooke Schaefer (HR)
3.     Paige Kruger (HR)
Pre Juvenile Men’s Singles
1.     Tanner Mandeville (HR)
2.     Yash Shrestha (YK
3.     Dane Dupuis (HR)
Juvenile Men’s Singles
1.     Axell Bouvier (FP)
2.     Brandon Constant (FP)
3.     Spencer Bonnetrouge (FP)
Junior Men’s Singles
1.     Dylan Allen (YK)
2.     Chesley Haqpi (BL)
3.     Tyler Pudnak (BL)
Open Men’s Singles
1.     Mike Mathison (YK)
2.     Yuichi (YK)
3.     Jeremy Keilstra (FP)
Pre Juvenile Ladies Doubles
1.     Bryn Hill (HR) / Abby Webster (HR)
2.     Lisa Muyambo (FS) / Delaney Vandell (FP)
3.     Monique Graham (HR) / Reanna Cross (HR)
Junior Ladies Doubles
1.     Sujal Shrestha (YK) / Brooke Schaefer (HR)
2.     Aodhan Mooney (YK) / Novie Bordey (HR)
3.     Paige Kruger (HR) / Kyla Milne (HR)
Juvenile Men’s Doubles
1.     Harley Beaulieu (HR) / Kjel Crook (HR)
2.     Tristan Cross (HR) / Ryan Dragon (HR)
3.     Christian Laboucan (HR) / Alex Huang (HR)
Junior Men’s Doubles
1.     Tyler Pudnak (BL) / Chesley Haqpi (BL)
2.     Dylan Allen (YK) / Bradley Thom (FP)
3.     Drake Robert (HR) / Joel Gorden (HR)
Open Men’s Doubles
1.     Eric Frenette (YK) / Martin Deschense (YK)
2.     Mike Mathison (YK) / Jim Umpherson (YK)
3.     Jeremy Keilstra (FP) / Yuichi (YK)
Pre Juvenile MXD Doubles
1.     Dane Dupuis (HR) / Bryn Hill (HR)
2.     Tanner Mandeville (HR) / Elaine Chen (HR)
3.     Tyrell Willgosh (HR) / Abby Webster (HR)
Juvenile MXD Doubles
1.     Axell Bouvier (FP) / Aodhan Mooney (YK)
2.     Brandon Constant (FP) / Lisa Muyambo (FS)
3.     Daniel Melanson (HR) / Danna Webster (HR)
Junior MXD Doubles
1.     Dylan Allen (YK) / Sujal Shrestha (YK)
2.     Bradley Thom (FP) / Brooke Schaefer (HR)
3.     Reid Hildebrandt (YK) / Novie Bordey (HR)
 

Badminton NT Shine Over the Weekend

Stettler, AB (February 5, 2013) – This past weekend Badminton NT’s high performance team traveled to Stettler, AB for the annual Junior B Badminton Tournament. Eight (8) athletes from Yellowknife, Fort Providence and Hay River represented the Northwest Territories at this tournament that was otherwise dominated by players from Alberta and Saskatchewan.
 
The tournament proved to be a challenge as the first badminton tournament to kick off the season for the team. Despite the nerves and excitement, the team was able to perform to the high standards from which they were chosen. Each player was able to produce great and exciting games.
 
With a tough Friday evening of games, the team was able to rebound and find success on Saturday in the doubles portion of the tournament. Sujal Shrestha (Yellowknife) and Brooke Schaefer (Hay River) were the first on the team to secure a medal, placing second in the U19 consolation women’s doubles. Bradley Thom (Fort Providence) and Dylan Allen (Yellowknife) were quick to follow winning a gold medal in the men’s U19 consolation doubles draw, with Reid Hildebrandt (Yellowknife) and Axell Bouvier (Fort Providence) coming in second. The team finished the tournament on a positive note with Sujal Shrestha and Dylan Allen winning gold in the U19 mixed Consolation doubles defeating hometown favourites in two sets.
 
With one tournament under their belt, head coach Melanie Kornacki is excited to see the team’s progress going into the NWT Badminton Championships, March 8-10. “The team preformed great this weekend. I couldn’t ask for better results. I hope the team will now take what they learned from this weekend and use it to perform even better at our Championships next month”. The team will be competing at two more events this season, representing Badminton NT at the NWT Badminton Championships, March 8-10 and the Royal Glenora Junior Tournament, March 15-17.

 

YELLOWKNIFER SPORTS CARD

You can see Aodhan's "Sports Card" in today's Yellowknifer (Wednesday, February 6, 2013).


AXELL BOUVIER GETS NOTICED BY NNSL

You can see Axell's Name in print today in News North.  He was honoured with the "Sports Card"!
February 4, 2013.


This past weekend Badminton NT held the high performance team tryouts in Yellowknife, NT. With eighteen (18) athletes participating the try-outs proved that badminton is growing in the Northwest Territories. The two day event held on January 12-13 at St. Pat's High School consisted of fitness and tournament play.

 

2012-2013 Badminton NT Team:

 

Men’s
Women’s
Dylan Allen
Sujal Shrestha
Reid Hildebrant
Brooke Schaefer
Bradley Thom
Novie Bordey
Axell Bouvier
Aodhan Mooney
ALTERNATE – Brandon Constant
ALTERNATE – Paige Kruger


A replay from the 2012 Olympics

 Women's Doubles Bronze Medal Match Canada vs Russia


Scrambling all over the court


Athletes impress at badminton tryouts

NWT badminton team coaches believe level of play improving

Thandiwe Vela
Northern News Services
Published Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SOMBA K'E/YELLOWKNIFE
Coaches had no shortage of talent to choose from last weekend at the NWT Badminton team tryouts held at St. Patrick High School

NNSL photo/graphic
Sujal Shrestha, 15, goes for a serve at the 2013 NWT Badminton tryouts on Saturday at St. Patrick High School. - Thandiwe Vela/NNSL photo

Seven girls and 11 boys from Yellowknife, Hay River and Fort Providence came out for the two-day tryout last Saturday and Sunday, all vying for a spot on the territorial badminton team. This year, the team consists of four boys and four girls plus one alternate for each born between 1994 and 2001. The attitudes of the athletes as well as how they fared over the weekend overall determines who is selected, said coach Julie Jeffery, adding 70 per cent of the decision is based on their tournament play, and 30 per cent on their fitness. "So we spent the whole morning just doing fitness testing," Jeffery said Saturday. "We did a 20-minute run, beep test, ball sits, jump ups, situps, pushups, step ups, scramble run. They were pretty tired. That's our goal." The team will represent the NWT at three tournaments this season: Stettler, Alta., in February, the Royal Glenora Tournament in Edmonton in March and at the NWT Badminton Championships, in Yellowknife in March. The tournaments are a means of developing players for higher level competition, said coach Melanie Kornacki, who coached the NWT team that competed at nationals last year. "It was one of our better showings. Overall, the kids' playing, the skill level here in NWT is improving a lot. Skill level has improved immensely. It's great to see." All 18 players took part in singles, doubles and mixed doubles tournament action and Jeffery said there were a few surprises, but the level of play between everyone was extremely close and she's excited to see that. "There were a lot of three-set matches," she said. "It was neat to watch because the difference between the tryouts we're holding this year and the tryouts we hold for Arctic Winter Games is that we put all age categories together (for this event). We had 13-year-olds playing against 17-year-olds and everyone's even." With Arctic Winter Games, there are age categories and Jeffery said the decision on who would represent the NWT wouldn't be as tough if it were done that way, but if the decision would have been based outside of that, it would have been a lot tougher. "We have a lot of young kids who have so much potential to be better than the ones who are already on the team," she said. "I can see (the improvement happening) within the next year. We saw kids last year at the (NWT) championships and said we had to watch them. They're so much better already this year." Jeffery figures one of the big reasons for all the success in the territory is the number of clinics put on by Badminton NT over the past months and the work done there is now translating into success on the court because the younger players want to play. -- with files from James McCarthy

 

 

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