December 14, 2017

Guyanese badminton pair hot & cold on opening day

Guyanese Badminton players, National & Caribbean Champions 15 Year Old Priyanna Ramdhani and 16-year-old Tyrese Jeffrey suffered mixed fortunes on the opening day of competition in the ongoing South American Youth Games in Santiago, Chile.

Priyanna Ramdhani (forecourt) in action against Erisa Bleau of Suriname

The 17-years and under Badminton Championships playing at the Centro de Entrenamiento Olimpico started on Tuesday October 3 and will run until Saturday October 7 with 14 countries in all participating.
The tournament is being played off in the Group Playoffs, Quarterfinals, Semi-finals & Finals.
There are four groups where the first two winners in the group will go into the Quarter-Finals where the knock out system leading to the finals will come into effect.
In the Girls Round Robin Play off, Priyanna Ramdhani is in Group B with Chile, Suriname and Peru.
She lost her first match to the No.1 Seeded player in the Group from Chile – Micaela Flores: 21-9, 21-16.
She then defeated Suriname Erisa Bleau: 21-4, 21-8 in her second match.
She was expected to play Chile on Wednesday and if successful, she will be in the Quarter-Finals.
In the Boys Round Robin Play Off, Tyrese Jeffrey is in Group A with Chile & Argentina.
He lost both matches to Alonso Medal of Chile: 21-4, 21-2 and then to Mateo Delmastro of Argentina: 21-12, 21-4.
The other round-robin group matches for the Guyanese players will be the mix doubles.
Meanwhile, Guyana’s Tyrese Jefferey lost in his first math to Argentina’s Mateo Delmastro in the boys singles he now plays Chile Alonso Medel for a possible position to qualify into the round of 16.
In Table tennis, Miguel Wong and Nickolus Romain began their quest for honours on Thursday in the Chile Olympic Centre for Excellence hall where they are group in group 1 with top seeds Argentina and Uruguay, two teams advance to the quarterfinals round.
For basketball, Guyana will open their campaign against Ecuador 16:50h.