Friday 27 March 2015

Cornwall’s Badminton Champions

Cornwall’s veteran badminton players have recently finished a very successful season, and will be off to Loughborough to play against the top national teams next month, on April 25th and 26th, having won the South West league.

The team of over 65 year olds swept away two Avon and Gloucestershire teams, Devon, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight to win their division in style.  

The mixed doubles pairs of Captain Brian Hannibal and Celia Hillman, and Bill Edgar and Pat Edwards remained unbeaten all season, and overall this was a great team effort and a notable achievement for Cornwall badminton.

The vets team were already riding high by winning the annual Masters Challenge competition, held in January in Bournemouth, where all the south west counties get together for a weekend of keenly fought badminton, not to mention dinner and dancing. Not only are the vets best at the badminton, their moves conquered the dance floor too. 

This time, the over 65s beat the rival counties of Dorset, the Isle of Wight and Buckinghamshire.

The over 65 team is – Brian Hannibal, Phil Oland, Bill Edgar, Celia Hillman, Pat Edwards, Christine Smith.