North Devon Junior Badminton tourney results

Joseph Bulmer

More than 70 young players take part in 6th annual open event at North Devon Leisure Centre.

MORE than 70 under-13 and under 17 players took part in the 6th North Devon Junior Open Badminton Tournament at the North Devon Leisure Centre on Saturday.

The Owens family of Exeter had a particularly a successful day, with Callum undefeated in the u13s, winning the singles, doubles and mixed doubles, while brother Sam won the u17 boys singles before having to pull out of the doubles with an injury.

Kathyrn Saywell from Sherborne in Dorset won the u17 girls event.

The girls doubles produced a local victory for Hannah Down of Chulmleigh and Isabel Hampton of Barnstaple.

Hannah also partnered Alistair Prades of Shebbear to the final of the mixed doubles before they lost out 21-15 to Cornish pair Simon Cox and Hester Luke.

There were two all North Devon finals in the u13 novice singles.

Max Kilham of Barnstaple came out on top over Luke Passmore, also of Barnstaple, in the boys’ event and Megan Gibb won the girls’ title from fellow Bideford player Olivia Phillips.

Roll of honour: U17 boys open singles – winner, Sam Owens; ru, Simon Cox. U17 boys novice singles - Bradley Lavis (Wimple); ru, Michael Brown (Torquay). U17 girls open singles - Kathryn Saywell; ru, Kellen Moore. U17 boys open doubles - Jack Dyer/Vinodh Arumugam; 2, Simon Cox/Chris Cooper. U17 boys novice doubles - Bradley Lavis/Matthew Knight(Exeter); ru, Jack Grasske/Ben Elworthy (S.Molton).

U17 girls open doubles - Hannah Down/Isabel Hampton; ru, Kellen Moore/Hester Luke. U17 mixed open doubles - Simon Cox/Hester Luke; ru,Alistair Prades/Hannah Down. U13 boys open singles - Callum Owens; ru, Tyler Sillifant. U13 boys novice singles - Max Kilham; ru, Luke Passmore. U13 girls open singles - Amy Polglase; ru, Bronya Pike (Credtion) U13 girls novice singles - Megan Gibb; ru, Olivia Phillips. U13 boys open doubles - Callum Owens/Charlie Otto; ru, Jacob Cole/Tom Cooper. U13 girls open doubles - Robyn Bowman/Lucy Byles (Exeter); ru,Lucy Cooper(Plymouth) /Kathryn Brown(Exeter). U13 mixed open – Callum Owens/Amy Polglase; ru, George Lloyd(Exeter)/Robyn Bowman.

This Saturday sees the u11s and u15s take to the courts, with nearly 50 players due to attend and the action due to start at 9am.

Entry is free to the general public to watch.