End-of-season ladies’ doubles event

Uphill Badminton Club ladies.

Uphill Badminton Club ladies. - Credit: Archant

A popular ladies’ end-of-season doubles event was held at Uphill Badminton Club.

Uphill Badminton Club’s C team completed their season with a home match to already crowned league winners Mendipway.

The team of Luke Morgan, Glyn Davis Matt Valentine, Maureen Mathews, Lauren Rickwood and Julie O’Sullivan all played well, but came up against a strong Mendipway line up.

Despite several close games, Mendipway’s all-round strength shone through and they took the match 9-0 to ensure they gained promotion to division 1 as league champions.

The C team ended the season with 22 points and one win from their 10 games, meaning a return to division 3 for next season.

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The week also saw the popular end-of-season internal club ladies’ tournament.

This saw a round robin box of six pairs with each pair playing the other with the top two pairs going on to play a final.

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With many competitive games and several 21-20s, the top two pairs after the group stage were Maureen and Anna Collins with 105 pts, followed by Lauren Rickwood and Anna Bickell (103), Stephanie Hancocks and Dannie Stone (98) and Bethan Dunning and Georgia Wood with 97.

This left the final between Maureen and Anna Collins (+4) and Lauren Rickwood and Anna Bickell (+4). With the same handicap, the final was a close affair and up to 15-15 there was nothing in it. Lauren and Anna slowly edged ahead and took the title 21-19.

Thanks go to Robin for his on night organisation and his handicapping helpers.

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