Badminton player Gareth Henry has his sights set on reaching the 2016 Olympics, scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is also intending to achieve a top-50 ranking in the world and become a full professional in the sport. The 22-year-old, second-year student at the University of Technology is pursuing studies in

Local badminton queen Geordine Henry says a lack of funding is preventing the sport from progressing at the international level. Speaking to the Jamaica Observer earlier this week, Henry said that the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) needs funding for players to get the necessary training and exposure to compete at the highest level. “The only

THE Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) is reporting some measure of success for 2013, adding, importantly, that the sport continues to grow in Jamaica, says a top official. Robert Richards, who took the helm on October 6 this year, told the Sunday Observer that the new board has so far managed to put some things back

It all seemed so natural for the Henry siblings, Gareth and Geordine, to be winning the Open Mixed Doubles title at the All-Jamaica Badminton Championships on Monday night at the Constant Spring Golf Club Rackets Centre. “It’s a brother-and-sister thing. It’s natural, as we don’t normally practice together,” the 25 year-old Geordine told The Gleaner after winning

Gareth Henry dominates badminton finals

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 by

GARETH Henry won all three major titles — the Open Men’s Single, the Open Men’s Double and the Open Mix Double — in the 2013 All Jamaica Badminton Championship at the Constant Spring Golf Club on Monday night. Henry defeated the Under-17 champion Samuel Ricketts 21-14, 21-11 in the Open Men’s Single final to retain

Shezelle McTyson, a student of Dupont Primary, walked away with the Under-13 and Under-15 Girls Singles titles at the All Jamaica Badminton Championships last weekend, at the Constant Spring Golf Club’s Badminton Hall in upper St Andrew. McTyson, the top seed, defeated Karie Dawson in the Under-13 final, 21-13 and 21-7. She returned later in

Former president of the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA) Robert Richards and currrent vice-president Audley Astwood will be contesting the race for president at the annual general meeting of the association which is set for the Jamaica Olympic Association office today, starting at 2:30 p.m. Richards, who played and worked in different capacities in the sport

Despite the absence of one of the country’s top male players, Charles Pyne, next month’s staging of the All Jamaica Badminton Champion-ships promises to be one of the most fiercely contested, as all of the country’s other top players are set to do battle in the six age groupings. Pyne, who is a 2011 Pan

Senior badminton team home

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 by

The Jamaica badminton team returned to the island last Friday after competing in two international tournaments in the Dominican Republic. Both tournaments were held at the badminton centre in Santo Domingo. After an average performance in the Pan American Championships, the team rebounded to give outstanding performances in the men’s section, and a much improved