Tuesday 11 November 2014

A Bonanza of Badminton

Over 65 badminton players from all over Cornwall joined visitors from Plymouth and North Devon, at the 8 court Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre at the weekend to take part in Cornwall Badminton Association’s latest 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, some playing in a tournament for the first time, as the Bonanza goes from strength to strength, with any profits going towards developing new clubs in Cornwall.
This year’s tournament at Truro was another great success, with some close fought battles in all the 5 different disciplines. Cornish players dominated in all the social events, with the league finals being split between Cornwall and players from North Devon.
The social section gave the chance for the local players to shine as they triumphed in the men’s and ladies’ singles, men’s and ladies’ doubles and mixed doubles. The league events were more evenly split, with Devon competitors taking the ladies and mixed titles, and Cornwall’s athletes taking both singles and the men’s doubles.  

More photos here: Truro School 2014 Bonanza
League men’s singles – winner Steve Ellis, runner up Sean Havis
Ladies singles – winner Kassy Bull, runner up Tamsin Knuckey
Social men’s singles  - winner Martin Penney, runner up Mark Griffiths
Ladies singles – winner Sanaa Roth, runner up Fiona Jackson
League men’s doubles – winners Alex Smith/Gary Braunton, runners up Steve Ellis/Richard O’Byrne
League ladies doubles – winners Mandy Raasch Sotinwa/Carol Kingdon, runners up Kay Bossenger/Wendy Horam
Social ladies doubles – winners Zelda Bennett/Marnie Boston, runners up Fiona Jackson/Simone Green

Social men's doubles - winners Martin Penney/Russell Tucker. runners up- Mark Griffith/Peter Rhodes
League mixed doubles – winners Marcus Symons/Mandy Raasch Sotinwa, runners up Steve Ellis/Kay Bossenger
Social mixed doubles – winners Mark Griffiths/Zelda Bennett, runners up Martin Penney/Marnie Boston