Prize giving at Uphill

BADMINTON - UPHILL Badminton Club held its annual prizegiving evening at the Coach House, Locking.

UPHILL Badminton Club held its annual prizegiving evening at the Coach House, Locking.

Club members gathered together for what proved to be a great evenings presentations and skittles kindly arranged by Fiona Singleton and club chairman Eddie Prest.

Caroline Poole presented trophies to the following - ladies' doubles winners: Becky Matthews and Emily Look; runners-up: Maureen Matthews and Nicky Mills; ladies' plate: Christy Langford and Emily Walker; Becky Halfpenny and Fiona Singleton.

Men's doubles: Grant Kelly and Andrew Potts; Robin Curry and Billy Fear. Mixed doubles: Becky Halfpenny and Robin Curry; Claire Garrett and Steve Mathew.

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Chris Minchington Shield: Becky Matthews; Maureen Matthews. Slimeridge Shield: Robin Curry; Grant Kelly.

The junior Hot Shot Shield, for the junior winning the most points in the North Somerset League: Emily Look. Brown Trophy for most improved junior boy: Billy Fear. Caroline Trophy for most improved junior girl: Emily Look

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Poole Trophy for the junior sports person of the year: Andrew Potts.

Debbie Curry presented the Roy Curry Cup, for the club person of the year to her son, Robin Curry.

Thanks were given to Caroline Poole and Debbie Curry for presenting the prizes and Eddie Prest for the organisation of this year's tournaments and for his duties as MC for the evening.

The club has started its summer season that runs on Thursday nights from 8-10pm at Wyvern Sports Centre and anyone is welcome to join.

The club is now one of the largest in the South West, starts its new winter season on September 7, when club nights will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10pm with league match nights on Saturdays.

The junior club, which is also one of the largest in the South West, restarts on September 11, with three one hour sessions, according to ability, from 2.30-5.30pm. New members are always welcome at this friendly and progressive club, for further information see the club website at

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