Junior and senior novices enjoy first taste of competition

High Bickington Badminton Club hosted its first tournament this month.

The tournament for novices was organised by the coaches to enable the junior and senior (over 14yrs) players to compete but also have fun.

The Junior Competition consisted of 4 groups of singles and 2 groups of doubles while the seniors competed in mystery doubles and singles.

RESULTS: Group 1 Junior singles Winner: Luke Stone, r/up Leoni Bishop; Group 2 Jnr Singles – Winner: Katie Smith, r/up Morwenna May; Group 3 Jnr Singles – Winner: Charlie Kingdom-Hibbs, r/up Aaron Beel; Group 4 Jnr Singles – Winner: Sammy Kingdom-Hibbs , r/up Theo Anoyrkatis; Junior Doubles Group 1 Winners: Luke Stone and Charlotte Bevan, r/up Leoni Bishop and Morwenna May; Group 2 Jnr Doubles – Winners: Tom Wilkinson and Aaron Beel, r/up Sammy Kingdom-Hibbs and Max Woolrych-Higgins.

In the seniors tournaments, the doubles saw Bee Baker and Pat Bond beating Judy Down and Jodie Sanders 21-19 and in the singles, Group 1 Winner Pat Bond played Group 2 Winner Leoni Bishop in a point-for-point match, with Leoni just scraping through to win 17-16 after setting at 14 all.

The club are always looking for new players - for more info call Mandy Raasch-Sotinwa on 01769 561170/07946 222414.