Hello all,

How are you doing?
I'm sending you some photo's from the badmintonclinic which Oscar
Brandon gave at the centralized training for the junior squad of
Suriname on Saturday March 13. The training clinic was part of the
preparations the youngsters were making to defend the colours of
Suriname at junior tournaments in the Pan Am region. The clinic took
place at the Pa Lefi Sportshal in Paramaribo.

Oscar Brandon became the Sportsman of the year 1998 in Surinam, after
winning both the Sao Paolo Cup and Argentina Internationals in mixed
doubles and the Suriname International in men's singles last year.
He was also a runner-up in Men's Singles at the Argentina International
98, in Mens Doubles at the South American Badminton Championships 98 in
Brazil and in Mixed Doubles at the Carebaco Games 1998 at Havanna, Cuba.
Last year he got the highest ranking ever of a Surinamese badminton
player. He was at number 62 in the Men's Singles rankings from november
1998. In 1996 Oscar Brandon participated at the Atlanta Olympic Games
with a wildcard. This year he is preparing for participation in the Pan
Am Games at Winnipeg, Canada in July.

The National Junior selection of Suriname is preparing to play at the
Caribbean Easter Juniors Badminton Tournament from April 1 - 5 at
Brievengat, Curacao, the Netherlands Antilles. Twelve young players were
in training from January 30, and last week the trainerscouncil selected
8 to participate at the Caribbean Easter Tournament 1999.
Two boys and two girls will each participate in the agegroups under 15
years and under 19 years. The National junior squad of Surinam will this
year also participate in the Carebaco Games from September 11 - 17, in
Paramaribo and at the South American Juniors Championships in December
in Chili.

Meanwhile the National Badminton Circuit 1999 of Suriname has started
with the 6th Boijmans Junior Tournament on March 14. There are twelve
badminton tournaments on the calendar of the Surinamese Badminton
Association which take part in this years National circuit.


Nardi Soerodimedjo
Freelance Badminton Reporter
Mobile: 06-21635090

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