Community Games Badminton: Bedok beat Kampong Chai Chee 4-0 to win East Coast Cluster final

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Chew Swee Han (right) and Li Yu Jia in action for Bedok CSC in the Mixed Doubles match. (Photo 1 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)

Singapore Badminton Hall, Wednesday, June 6, 2012 — Bedok CSC beat Kampong Chai Chee CC Team 2 4-0 to win the East Coast Cluster final in the Community Games Badminton tournament.

Aaron Tan got Bedok off to a winning start with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-12) win over Lim Jian Ann of Kampong Chai Chee.

Next up was the mixed doubles match and Chew Swee Han and Li Yu Jia won the second point for Bedok with a 2-0 (21-6, 21-12) victory over the Kampong Chai Chee pairing of Han Aik Siew and Yong Siew Wai.

The men’s doubles master match was a much closer affair. Samsuddin B Mohammed and Thong Weng Yew of Bedok won the first set 21-15 but Oon Gook Eng and Halim Susanto of Kampong Chai Chee forced a rubber set when they won the second set 21-15. The Bedok pair eventually won the third set 21-11 to give Bedok another point.

Joy Lim of Bedok also beat Lee Si Hui 2-0 (21-9, 21-6) in a match played at the same time to win the final point of the night for Bedok.

Gendgshan beat Changi-Simei 3-2 to finish third in the Cluster. The top two teams will represent their Cluster in the Singapore National Games scheduled for September 1st to 9th, 2012.

“You can have all the youngsters but you need to have a well balanced team to win in the Community Games,” said Aaron Tan of Bedok. Teams competing in the Community Games need to have players from all ages.

“I’m pleasantly surprised about the atmosphere, with the residents coming down to support. It’s been quite competitive with players I’ve never seen before performing well,” noted Aaron.

“The Community Games is giving the younger generation a chance to play competitively,” added Aaron.

On hand to watch the final was Mr Lim Swee Say, the deputy chairman of the People’s Association.

“The highlight for me is to see so many residents come down to cheer for their team, and cheer not just for their team, but also for the whole GRC,” said Mr Lim Swee Say, who is also a minister in the Prime Minister’s Office.

“We compete as a constituency but we celebrate as a GRC,” Mr Lim also told the gathered residents.

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Supporters of Bedok CSC lighting up the atmosphere with their very own 'Bedok wave'. (Photo 2 © Lai Jun Wei/Red Sports)

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