Somerset Badminton - playing all over the country

19/02/2017 00:06

Over last weekend through to this weekend, Somerset Badminton players have been playing a lot of Badminton and people have been playing a lot of Badminton in Somerset.

Last weekend saw the SES Chaplin Tournament (full results are on the SES Website). Congratulations to the winners Charlie Squibb and Lynn Miller from Weymouth Sports Badminton Club.

On Thursday this week saw the Graded Junior Tournament played in Wellington (U12/U14/U16/U18) and the results will be added shortly under the Juniors results page.

This weekend has seen some success by Somerset players in the Hampshire Masters Tournament, with more representation tomorrow in the mixed. Barry Harriss and partner Alan Alexander (Surrey) won the O50s mens doubles. Fiona Rooke and partner Zoe Weller (Devon) were runners up in the O40s ladies doubles. We are waiting to hear how Launa Eyles got on today in the ladies doubles and looking forward to hearing about Launa Eyles playing with James Buckle and Barry Harriss playing with Julie Taylor (Hants) as the mixed events are being played on Sunday. Go Somerset!!!

In the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Championships are being played over a 3 day weekend. Current and ex Somerset players Amy Reddaway, Jemma Reddaway, Jenny Naylor, Izzy Lewis, Chris Pang, Michael Brook and Katy Strange. We will bring you an update soon.

Laura Goodland, Kelly Fairey and Ray Webster entered the Dorset Senior Bronze Tournament. Ray played in the mens singles and the mixed. Kelly and partner Paul Freeman (Kent) got to the semis in the mixed. Leaving the best result til last, Laura Goodland won the ladies singles.

Two Somerset players are competing in the 4 Nations Para Badminton Championships in Scotland. Connor Dua-Harper will be competing in the wheelchair final on Sunday and Andrew Martin lost a hard fought semi final today in the SS6 mens singles category.

Good luck to Connor, Launa, James and Barry for their matches tomorrow. We look forward to hearing all about it soon.