ALTHOUGH down on numbers from previous years, the Yehlex North Devon Badminton Bonanza on Saturday beat the weather and drew entrants from a wide area. Such was the determination of players that even those travelling from Cornwall were able to converge at

ALTHOUGH down on numbers from previous years, the Yehlex North Devon Badminton Bonanza on Saturday beat the weather and drew entrants from a wide area.Such was the determination of players that even those travelling from Cornwall were able to converge at the North Devon Leisure Centre by 9am. Stalwart regulars pit their skills against a plethora of new competitors to the tournament and often it was the case of age and experience versus youth and exuberance, with many games going to the wire.For Exeter students Tom Bass, Matt Bolton, Minty Gilders and Kat Thornton it was certainly not a wasted journey, with all four returning successful. Bass came from one end down to beat Alan Waistell 16-21,21-9,21-9 in the men's league singles.He also took the men's league doubles title with partner Matt Bolton and the mixed league doubles with Kat ThorntonThere was double success for Minty Gilders, taking the ladies' league singles and the ladies' league doubles title with her compatriot Kat Thornton. Results: Men's Singles League - winner, Tom Bass; ru, Alan Waistell.Ladies' Singles League - Minty Gilders; ru, Kat Thornton. Men's Doubles League - Tom Bass & Matt Bolton; ru, Terry Derbyshire & Jon Bawden. Ladies' Doubles League - Minty Gilders & Kat Thornton; ru, Tanya Chick & Bev Grant. Mixed Doubles League -Tom Bass & Kat Thornton; ru, Matt Bolton & Minty Gilders. Men's Singles Social - Matt Childs; ru, James Brown. Men's Doubles Social - Ewan Manansyah & Nick Kingdon-Kruszewski; ru, Howard Price & Gary Tovey