Wednesday 19 October 2011

Bonanza of Badminton at Penryn

Penryn College’s purpose built badminton hall was full of enthusiastic players from all over Cornwall, and Plymouth, at the weekend – over 70 social and league competitors had a great day’s badminton in the latest tournament promoted by Cornwall Badminton Association.

The idea of Bonanzas is to bring together those who play both sociably and in leagues, to widen their experience and for a day of badminton against new opponents, and Saturday’s event was a big success, judging from the tired but happy faces leaving the hall, asking when the next one would be.

All funds raised from the tournament will go towards the Association’s aim of developing more community league badminton across Cornwall, and to help new clubs to grow.

Winners and Runners up in the various categories were –

Mens Social Singles – Dominic Thomas, runner up Martin Penney
Mens League Singles – Ryan Lambourne, runner up Paul Lydon
Ladies Social Singles – Judit Matyas, runner up Talwyn Craddock
Ladies League Singles – Catherine Harrison
Mens Social Doubles – Keith Wingett/Sei Jip Wong, runners up Phil Eagles/Oliver Fernandes
Mens League Doubles – Russell Hallett/Jeremy Roberts, runners up Paul Lydon/Sim Tak Yau

Ladies Social Doubles – Alison Turpie/Dee Frost, runners up Sarah Catterall/Lynn Jones
Ladies League Doubles – Celia Hillman/Pat Edwards, runners up Rachel Newlands/Sarah Glister
Mixed Social Doubles – Sei Jip Wong/Stephanie Phillips, runners up Andrew Daniell/Judit Matyas
Mixed League Doubles – Jamie Dunn/Julie Edwards, runners up Ryan Lambourne/Waine Parker