Africa Schools Badminton Championships

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."