All’s Set for the Final Showdown In the 2015 JBA/SDF Under-15 Schools’ League

by / Wednesday, 13 May 2015 / Published in JBA News

The Western and Eastern Regions have done battle and the victors have been chosen. Sixteen schools entered this year’s JBA/SDF Under-15 Badminton Schools’ League and 8 have advanced to the finals to compete for all island supremacy on May 15, 2015 at the YMCA Badminton Hall starting at 11a.m. with matches going until 4p.m.

At the end of the three-week tournament, the point standings for the Western Region were Belair High in first place with 14 points followed by Mt St. Joseph Catholic High with 10 points. In third place was El Instituto de Mandevilla with 9 points and Manchester High was fourth with 6 points in the boys’ category.

In the girls’ category, the victor was Bishop Gibson’s High School for Girls with 12 points. The runners-up were Manchester High (9 points), El Instituto de Mandeville (5 points) and Belair High (1 point) respectively.

Oberlin High School was the Eastern Region’s boys champion and runner up was Wolmer’s Boys School. In the girls’ category, St. Jago High defeated St. Andrew High School for Girls to claim the top spot.

The winners and runners-up from each region will be facing off on final’s day. The semi-finals will see matchups between Oberlin High and Mt. St. Joseph Catholic High followed by Wolmer’s School for Boys versus Belair High for the boys. St. Jago High will meet Manchester High and St. Andrew will play against Bishop Gibson’s High School for Girls. The winner of each match will then compete against each other for the All Island finals.

The Jamaica Badminton Association congratulates each school that entered this year’s competition and looks forward to some exciting matches on final’s day.

“We are very proud of all the schools that entered this year. We congratulate each and every one of them on their performance with special mention of those eight schools that will be competing in the finals. Special congratulations as well to Mt. St. Joseph High Catholic School who were first time entrants this year and have made it to the finals as runner-up in boys’ category for the Western Region,” said David Thomas, Acting President for the JBA.


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