Henry siblings top Tournament of Kings

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Sports Development Foundation-sponsored Tournament of Kings — singles only — badminton tournament that was completed recently at the Constant Spring Golf Club’s Racquet Complex produced some good performances throughout the two days of the weekend event.

The Henry siblings, Geordine and Gareth, took the open events, while the only double winner was Christina Petri, who won both the Division B and C ladies singles. Gareth Henry, who at 197 is currently the highest ranked Jamaican badminton player in the world, defeated the Caribbean Under-17 champion Samuel Ricketts, who was unseeded, in the male final 21-14, 21-16, while his sister Geordine put away Ruth Williams 21-13, 21-14 in the female open final. Both ladies were unseeded. Complete results of all the 2013 Tournament of Kings finals are: OPEN — Men’s singles: Gareth Henry defeated Samuel Ricketts 21-14, 21-15; Ladies singles: Geordine Henry defeated Ruth Williams 21-13, 21-14. B Division — Men’s singles: Jemarey Gordon defeated Oshane Morgan 21-11, 21-11; Ladies singles: Christina Petri defeated Cristal Smith 21-13, 21-11. C Division — Men’s singles: Shane Wilson defeated Tremat Barham 21-17, 21-15; Ladies singles: Christina Petri defeated Cristal Smith 21-15, 21-13. D Division — Men’s singles: Imran Thomas defeated Sean Rowe 21-10, 21-17; Ladies singles: Camille Ayre defeated Shannon Morgan 18-21, 21-17, 21-5. (From left) Jamaica Badminton Association president Vishu Tolan with winners Ruth Williams, Samuel Ricketts, Geordine Henry and Gareth Henry at the awards presentation. (From left) Jamaica Badminton Association president Vishu Tolan with winners Ruth Williams, Samuel Ricketts, Geordine Henry and Gareth Henry at the awards presentation.

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