Tuesday 3 December 2013

Bonanza 2013

A Bonanza of Badminton, Carn Brea Leisure Centre, 23rd November 2013

Over 80 badminton players from all over Cornwall joined our visitors from Devon and Gloucestershire, at Carn Brea Leisure Centre at the weekend to take part in Cornwall Badminton Association’s Bonanza.

The idea of Badminton Bonanza tournaments is to give both social players and those who play league badminton a chance to try out and develop their skills against different players. The many regulars were joined this time by some very welcome new faces, as the tournament goes from strength to strength, with any profits going towards developing new clubs in Cornwall.

This year’s tournament at the Pool centre was another great success, and many thanks go to the Carn Brea staff who came to the rescue when our original venue, the new Truro School sports hall  cancelled at the eleventh hour. The visiting Gloucestershire players proved hard to beat in the league section, winning the men’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles, although the Cornish girls were too strong in the ladies singles and doubles and they won through in these finals.

The social section again gave the chance for the local players to shine, and they triumphed in the men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, with the ladies singles and doubles just going to the Gloucestershire girls, before their long trip home.


Singles Social mens winner – Martin Penney, runner up Jake Turpie

Singles League mens winner – Simon Gay, runner up James Newman

Singles Social ladies winner – Lizzy Seabridge, runner up Julie Norbury

Singles League ladies winner – Kassy Bull, runner up Kelly Freeman

Mens doubles social winners –Bill Edgar and Chris McCarthy

                                Runners up – Mike Ezra and Martin Penney

Mens doubles league winners – Simon Gay and James Newman

                                Runners up – Simon Forni and Adam Hauser

Ladies doubles social winners – Lizzy Seabridge and Julie Norbury

                                Runners up – Zelda Bennett and Marnie Boston

Ladies doubles league winners – Debbie Blight and Kay Bossenger

                                Runners up –  Val Reed and Jessica Reed

Mixed doubles social winners –Chris McCarthy and Tamsyn Cleave

                                Runners up – Adam Hauser and Lizzy Seabridge

Mixed doubles league winners – Simon Gay and Kelly Freeman

                                Runners up – James Newman and Julie Norbury