Slideshow: Claire outguns Cannon

PUBLISHED: 17:45 09 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

COUNTY junior Claire Widdicombe s greater experience saw her triumph in the Herts U15 girls A singles competition. She came up against surprise finalist Alison Cannon from Brookmans Park s Queenswood School. Cannon, a newcomer to Herts Schools Badminton

COUNTY junior Claire Widdicombe's greater experience saw her triumph in the Herts U15 girls' A singles competition.

She came up against surprise finalist Alison Cannon from Brookmans Park's Queenswood School.

Cannon, a newcomer to Herts Schools' Badminton Association tournaments, beat Heather Myers in the semi-final, but couldn't repeat the trick against Chauncy girl Widdicombe in the final.

Ten girls started out in the event, playing in one group of four and two pools of three.

Group winners were eventual champion Widdicombe, Myers and Kate Sellars.

Chancellor's schoolgirl Jessie Northen beat Reena Tarkhala in the quarter-finals of the main draw before losing to Ware schoolgirl Widdicombe.

Cannon beat group winner Sellars in the knockout rounds and then Nicholas Breakspear girl Myers.

The final was a match too far for the Queenswood pupil and Claire's tournament experience proved too strong and she was crowned U15 girls' champion.

HSBA Tournament Results

U15 Girls' A Singles

Quarter-finals: Jessie Northen (Chancellor's) beat Reena Tarkhala (St Albans Girls' High) 21-11; Alison Cannon (Queenswood) beat Kate Sellars (Sir John Lawes) 21-14.

Semi-finals: Claire Widdicombe (Chauncy) beat Jessie Northen 21-10; Alison Cannon beat Heather Myers (Nicholas Breakspear) 21-13.

Final: Claire Widdicombe beat Alison Cannon 21-16.

Plate Final: Aimée Couch (Presdales) beat Anjali Karnani (St Albans Girls' High) 21-17.


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