Saturday 19 January 2013

Badminton England Masters County Challenge

Left to right - Lorna, Riggs, Alan Riggs, Sue Biscoe, Pete Bazin, Adam Widdison, Lynda Beer, Bob Bell, Jan Santillo

The Badminton England Masters County Challenge, this year played over 2 days at Andover, consists of county teams from the south and south west in different age groups competing against each other in mens, ladies and mixed doubles. The over 45 team came 5th in their group, beating Middlesex and Suffolk along the way, with some great performances particularly from the dynamic duo of Lynda Beer and Jan Santillo who only dropped one game all weekend.

The Cornwall over 60s team faired even better, led by Brian Hannibal, coming 3rd in their group and just losing out to Berkshire and Sussex this year. The team was Brian Hannibal, Phil Oland, Tony Roberts, Brian Gilbert, Vera Nancekivell, Pat Edwards, Celia Hilman, Linzi Crosswood.

Another enjoyable vets weekend came to a close, after some mighty battles on the badminton court, and even better moves on the dance floor and in the hotel pool.