4 Nations Welsh Para-Badminton Championships

Posted by James Phillips at 09:09 on 9 September 2013

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The 4 Nations Para-Badminton Welsh Championships took place this weekend at Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. 57 participants took part across 4 categories; Learning Disabilities (LD), Dwarves, Standing and Wheelchair.

In the LD event Stephen Davies from Wales won the men’s singles class 1 event. Stephen defeated England’s Luke Callum in the final 21/19, 21/12. There was an all Welsh Final in the Men’s Singles Class 2 event, with Lloyd Crawley prevailing over doubles partner Dan Grinter 21/18 21/16. The boys then went on to pick up the Class 2 doubles title. Marcony Kilminster paired up with Ben Lale to take the men’s doubles class 1 title, and it was Lauren Heather who overcame Julie Goldsack to add the women’s singles class 1 title to her name. Laura Watson (Wales) took gold in the ladies doubles and also picked up 2nd place partnering Damon Hughes in the mixed doubles.

In the Dwarves event Rachel Choong (England) won all 3 titles. Rachel overpowered Rebecca Bedford in the singles final. Teaming up with Andrew Martin in the mixed they had no problems defeating Ollie Clarke and Lucy Wilkinson 21/11, 21/11. In the ladies doubles Rachel partnered Jenny Greasly and they conquered Rebecca Bedford and Luck Wilkinson in a tight 3 set match 25/27, 21/14, 21/15. Niall McVeigh regained his singles title. Niall overcame Andrew Martin in the singles final 21/10, 21/14. Andrew team up with Ollie Clarke in the doubles and they defeated Shaun Dunford and Jack Sheppard 21/14, 21/9. In the dwarf junior singles event Dylan Beaumont took the title prevailing over Matthew Topping in the final.

In the Standing event Anthony Forster and James Binnie (England) added the men’s doubles title defeating Bobby Griffin and Bruno Forbes (England) in the final 21/13 21/9. Daniel Bethel overcame last year’s disappointment by beating Daniel Lee 21-10, 21-19. In the SL3&4 category Anthony Forster beat doubles partner James Binnie 25/23, 21/12.

Martin Rooke and Paula Robinson took the wheelchair singles events. Martin also went on to add the doubles and mixed titles to his name. Partnering Owen Kilburn in the men’s doubles the pair prevailed over Connor Dua Harper and David Follett 28-26, 21/15. Fiona Jane Kelly and Katherine Last picked up the ladies doubles title.

Full set of results can be found on tournament software.

Picture includes all the medallists.