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Le Bocage Boys Badminton Team came back last night from Pretoria with the BRONZE medal in the Africa Schools Badminton Team Championships.

They, Shivam Dumree, Brandon Lim Voon Kee, Mevan Dewoo & Darren Lim Voon Kee  were drawn with South Africa B, Zimbabwe A, Kenya B & Botswana in the group stage where a team played every other in a 5-game bout. They won all their games to the score of 3-2 except against Zimbabwe losing 2-3(with very very tight scores), and finished 2nd in their group; South Africa B whom they beat, finished 1st on set difference.

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The other schools in Group A were St Esprit College(MRI A), Kenya A, South Africa A, Zimbabwe B & Lesotho. In the final stage they played St Esprit College(Mauritius A) in the semi-final but lost 0-3. St Esprit went on to win the final against South Africa A 3-0. The 2 unfortunate semi-finalists, South Africa B & Le Bocage got the Bronze medal.

In the individual tournament, Shivam & Mevan passed the group stage but both were eliminated in the 1/4 finals against Zimbabwe and St Esprit(again!). Brandon & Darren did not pass the group stage unfortunately.

Good experience for our kids who made a lot of new friends and a lot to tell when they come back to school next Jan."