Thu 30 Aug 2012 23:23 David Saunders
An enjoyable and competitive day for all involved lasting from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening (a few hours later than planned, though not as long as last week), a total of 76 matches were played throughout the day, all first to win one game apart from the finals which were best of 3 games. These matches took place over four events mens singles with 10 entries, ladies doubles with 6 pairings, mens doubles with 12 pairings and an impressive 13 mixed pairings competing for the mixed title which was closely contested by Scott Webber and Wendy Higgins against Dave Edgar and Emily Staples (17-21 21-12 21-12).
A special mention this week goes to Rick Smith from Hawkshaw B.C. who played 2 semi finals and one final without having time to rest on his way to win the singles competition against George Jacobs (16-21 21-18 21-19) and narrowly missing out in a place in the final of the mens competition by losing to 21-12 with partner Adam Parker.
|Mens Singles||Rick Smith||George Jacobs|
|Ladies Doubles||Catroina Mackinlay & Anna Wiza||Becky Hurst & Ann Hurst|
|Mens Doubles||Scott Webber & Paul Hope||Andy Tatam & George Jacobs|
|Mixed Doubles||Wendy Higgins & Scott Webber||Emily Staples & Dave Edgar|
Many thanks to Wilson for sponsoring the events and providing the shuttles throughout the competitions. Also thanks to Markland Hill for providing the venue for the tournaments (and not kicking us out as we over ran again). Finally a huge thank you, to all the competitors from local clubs who made the day a success by simply entering the tournaments.