Wednesday 10 March 2010

Cornwall Restricted Badminton 17-21’s Tournament

A marvelous 17-21’s tournament, sponsored by Ginster’s, was held at Launceston College, when players from all over Cornwall converged on this year’s venue.

The tournament this year was sponsored by Ginster’s who are also sponsoring the 17-21’s shirts for this years Inter County Championship held later this month in Hatfield.

The tournament was missing some of last years players who are now at University but welcomed players who last year played in the County under 17 team!

The Men’s singles was a well fought affair with Tom Lyle of Launceston eventually running out winner to Ross Lashbrook also of Launceston. The Men’s Doubles again saw Tom now playing with his brother Phil running out winners to Chris Glasson of Camborne and Will Pepworth of Bude. The Women’s singles was won by Claire Whitmore of Truro beating Bronwin Wotton of Hayle, the two of them then went on to beat Lorna Garbett of Callington and Gemma Cliffe of Liskeard.

The mixed doubles had to wait until Friday 5th due to time restrictions, when Ross joined forces with Bronwen who went on to win, with Phil and Claire being the runners up.

It was a tournament of some quality badminton being played by all and the trophies were presented by County Coach, Kelvin Edwards from Falmouth.