Wednesday 28 October 2009

Talented New Resident Makes Clean Sweep at Cornwall 'Blue Riband Event'

The last weekend of September saw the Cornwall County Badminton Association host its 'Restricted' championships at Polkyth leisure centre in St Austell.

The 2 day competition brought together the best badminton players in Cornwall, with a large contingent drawn from the Cornwall Youth badminton and 17-21 age group. Over 60 competitors took part. The first day comprised Mens and Ladies Singles and Level Doubles, whilst the Mixed-doubles title was played for on Sunday.

The Ladies Singles event saw last year's winner - Bronwen Wotton being narrowly beaten in the semi-finals by the eventual winner, - Jo Philp, who went on to beat finalist Emily James in a very close 3 ender.

In the Mens Singles, the 'new boy in town'- Kelvin Edwards won his first honours of the weekend against last year's winner, (and previous 6 times title holder)- James Whetter.

The Ladies Doubles pairing of Rachel Irish and Jo Philp retained their title in a comfortable victory against Emily James and Bronwen Wotton.

The last discipline on Saturday had an exciting and close-run Mens Doubles final which saw eventual winners, Kelvin Edwards and Nick Phelps beating James Whetter and Guy Michell in a thrilling 3 ender.

Unfortunately, due to injury, the partnership of James Whetter and Jo Philp could not defend their title on the Sunday in the Mixed Doubles event. This left the way clear for the talented combination of Kelvin Edwards and his young partner Bronwen Wotton to lift the title against Nick Phelps and Jan Santillo, but not before battling it out in a nail-biting semi-final against Guy Michell and Rachel Irish.


Ladies Singles
Winner - Jo Philp (Camelford) R/Up - Emily James (First Edition) 19/21 21/7 21/12

Mens Singles
Winner - Kelvin Edwards (First Edition) R/Up - James Whetter (St Austell) 21/19 21/8

Mens Doubles
Winners - Kelvin Edwards/Nick Phelps (First Edition/Tecans) R/Up - James Whetter/Guy Michell (St Austell) 16/21 21/17 21/14

Ladies Doubles
Winners - Rachel Irish/Jo Philp (Truro/Camelford) R/Up - Emily James/Bronwen Wotton (First Edition) 21/14 21/12

Mixed Doubles
Winners - Kelvin Edwards/Bronwen Wotton (First Edition) R/Up - Nick Phelps/Jan Santillo (Tecans/Liskeard) 21/18 /21/15

Ladies Singles Plate
Winner - Abigail Logg

Mens Singles Plate
Winner - Pete Bazin

Ladies Doubles Plate
Winners - Lorna Riggs/Tamsin Woodroffe

Mens Doubles Plate
Winners - Nigel Stephens/ Rob Cook

Mixed Doubles Plate
Winners - Trev Searle/Claire Peterson