The TuksBadminton Mens Internal League took place on 23 February 2017 at 19:00 at the TuksSport Center in Hall 3. There were 33 teams that participated in the league, making it one of the largest in recent years. But, the venue was jam-packed with spectators. The players enjoyed mass support from their fellow house mates. The atmosphere was exciting and the badminton was of a good quality.

After many hard fought matches, the finalists were determined. Olympus and Mopanie looked solid throughout the run-up to the final, and there was little to choose between them. These two teams included TuksBadminton players and there was little doubt that they were the eventual finalists.

The final took place amongst excellent support, especially for Olympus. The level of badminton was at national standards, and the spectators loved the high quality, cheering after every point. It was Mopanie however who started well and closed off the 1st game winning it 21/15. But Olympus had other ideas in the 2nd game and fought back to win it 21/16. This meant that a third game decider was needed to determine the winner. It was neck-on-neck throughout the game, each side trading blows. At half way it was Olympus leading 11/10. However, towards the end, Mopanie put their foot on the accelerator and dominated the game winning the 3rd game 21/14, and thus winning the league.

The TuksBadminton Mens Internal League 2017 was a huge success, with Mopanie being deserved winners. 

The 2017 TuksBadminton Ladies Internal League took place on 21 February 2017 at 19:00 in Hall 3 in the TuksSport Center. This year saw a record entry of 46 teams. The largest in the last 20 years of recorded history of the league. This caused a small time delay, but added to the atmosphere. The ladies enjoyed the matches, singing and supporting their team mates constantly. In the end, it came down to the final between Vividus Ladies and Hatfield Studios Ladies. Vividus started strong and took a strong lead early with 11/3. Hatfield Studios made a small come back but Vividus won the first game easily 21/13. Hatfield Studios started the second game strongly and kept up with Vividus at 11/10. But Vividus went into overdrive, and sealed the match 21/13 & 21/13. Congratulations to Vividus on winning the TuksBadminton Ladies Internal League.


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Click here to see the images for the Female Internal League.

- Author Nolwazi Khumalo
Published by Nolwazi Khumalo

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