end of season finale – the Kernow Carlton Cup
six social and league badminton teams from all over Cornwall took part in
Cornwall Badminton Association’s inter-team Kernow Carlton Cup competition, run
for the second year at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in Truro.
All the teams taking part in 2019
all played each other in matches made up of men’s and women’s doubles plus two
mixed doubles games. Following some hard-fought matches in the league format,
the second and third placed teams had play-offs against each other, with Ozzell
Smashers narrowly defeating their local rivals St Austell Bay by only three
points to win second place overall, and then the Choughs team had a comfortable
victory over the young Penair team for third.
Team in action in Truro
featured the top two teams, Truro and Tecans Angels, and was an exciting, close
affair between two experienced teams. Truro took the women’s doubles after a
tight two ends, and then just edged the men’s despite losing the first end. The
two mixed doubles that followed were both enthralling games, with honours even
in the first mixed, before Truro won the second mixed after a very close first
end then a much more emphatic second, to finally give Truro victory overall by
six ends to two. A fitting end to an excellent day’s badminton and a good end
of season finale.
The finalists - winners Truro and Tecans Angels
The teams -
Tecans Angels (Pool), Choughs (Camborne), Truro, Penair (Truro), St Austell
Bay, Ozzell Smashers (St Austell).