But they were made to work for it, as the young PHAB Shuttlers forced three of their seven matches to a sudden death.
And it was PHAB Shuttlers player Te Pa Tupa who won over the crowd. Aged just nine, she held her own against Landcourt’s top senior players and will represent Takitumu School on Friday at the Inaugural Primary School Tournament, also defending her U11 Junior Champ title at next week’s National champs.
Landcourt Services took home the Ray Marsters Memorial Trophy, six Islander Hotel Island Night vouchers and a six pack from Matutu Brewery.
PHAB Shuttlers also received four Island Night vouchers, a trophy sponsored by Beach Place and cash sponsored by PHAB Pharmacy.
In the battle for third and fourth Vaiakura Holiday Homes made quick work of Mama T’s Takeaway, serving a 6–1 beating with exceptional performances from youngsters Damus Matakino of Vaiakura and Eleanor Wichman of Mama T’s.
Both teams took home vouchers from Bluesky, Islander Hotel, Charlies Cafe and The Salon.
The highlight of the evening was the fifth and sixth matchup between PHAB Beauties and Stormers, who were drawn at three matches all.
Stormers youngster Kariana Hagai was ruthless on attack and played a pivotal role in securing the win and taking home meal vouchers sponsored by Charlies Cafe in Titikaveka.
PHAB Beauties were happy to receive vouchers from Island Crepes and they thank Marissa for her support
Remaining results saw Dazzling Cubs in seventh place, Edgewater Resort eighth, Team Manea ninth, followed by Team Tapatapa.
Teams received meal vouchers from Raro Fried & Mama T’s Takeaway.
CI Badminton would like to thank all teams, supporters and sponsors for contributing towards a successful event.