Tahlia Richardson, Mikhail Williams dominate All-Jamaica U19 Badminton champs

By November 11, 2019
Tahlia Richardson (left) and Mikhail Williams after collecting their mixed doubles medals from Badminton Association President Nicole Case. Tahlia Richardson (left) and Mikhail Williams after collecting their mixed doubles medals from Badminton Association President Nicole Case.

Tahlia Richardson and Mickhail Williams were triple champions at the 2019 All Jamaica U19 Badminton Championships held at the Alfred Sangster Auditorium in Kingston on the weekend.

Richardson, in her final year as a junior, took the Under 19 Girls Singles championship, 21-10, 21-19 over Stefani-Imani Brown.

 She then partnered with the rapidly improving Aaliyah Walker to win the Under 19 Girl’s Doubles title over Nya Brice-Harris and Stefani-Imani Brown, 21-9, 21-12.

Richardson then teamed up with Williams to win the Under-19 Mixed Doubles championship, 21-17, 21-9 over Adam Taylor and Breanna Bisnott to complete the triple.

“I am quite pleased, I wanted to leave my mark on the junior circuit and that's exactly what I did,” Richardson said afterwards.

Williams, meanwhile, won the Boys Under 19 Singles title, 21-13, 21-9 over Kyle Sarju.

He and Adam Taylor then defeated the School’s League standouts Romario McLymont and Chavaughn Schleifer, 23-21, 21-16 in an enthralling showdown.

Former CAREBACO Triple Winner Rhianna Rust of Rusty Rust Badminton easily won the Under 15 Girls Singles title 21-5, 21-4 over Jade Ranger of Rangers Badminton Academy.

Rust then teamed with Zachary Lim-Sang also of Rusty Rust Badminton to win the Under-15 Mixed Doubles title in a round-robin ahead of Aldre Fearon and Brianna Webster of Rangers Badminton Academy.

Lim-Sang won his second title in the Under 15 Boys Doubles, teaming with his Rusty Rust Badminton teammate Nathaniel Finzi to win 21-10, 21-14 over brothers Jorie and Keyon'Dre Mc Bean.

The other Under-15 titles went to Careece Williams and Thalia Yee in a close and exciting match 21-19, 21-19 over Jade Ranger and Brianna Webster in an All-Rangers Badminton Academy Girls Doubles final.

Aundre Brown defeated Keyon'Dre Mc Bean in an energetic Under 15 Boys Singles final 21-14, 21-11.

The second half of the All Jamaica National Badminton Championships serves off this weekend with the Under 13, Under 17, Senior and Masters Categories on Saturday, November 16, 2019.


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