R.D. Parker Collegiate badminton players competed in junior and senior competitions in Winnipeg April 5-6, picking up two fourth-place finishes and a pair of consolation championships.
Twelve of 16 senior athletes competing in the Maples Collegiate tournament in Winnipeg advanced to the playoff rounds, with Phillina Thorne and Jenna MacLean capturing fourth overall in the varsity girls’ doubles. Amber Carriere and Chanelle Preston won the girls’ doubles consolation finals while Samantha Palaniuk and Josh Smud were consolation champions in the mixed doubles bracket.
Emma Tomchuck and Amber Miscavish won all of their junior girls’ doubles round-robin matches at University of St. Boniface, won their first playoff contest and ended up finishing fourth overall.
Ethan Alcock and Evan Alcock finished second in the junior boys’ doubles round robin at College Beliveau before being knocked out of the tournament with an 18-21 loss in their first playoff contest.
RDPC’s senior badminton players play in Winnipeg at College Louis Riel this weekend as they gear up for the Zone 11 badminton championships in Thompson April 18-19, follow by the high school badminton provincials, also in Thompson, May 3-4.