Good Event for new County Association

Posted by Rob Short at 05:11 on 9 November 2012

Good Event For New County Association

Pembroke Event Oct 2012

Forty Players attended the first Tournament organised by the new Pembrokeshire Badminton Association which has just been set up with support from Sport Pembrokeshire and Badminton Wales.

The Doubles Tournament was held at Tenby Leisure Centre on November 3rd and was a big success with some excellent Junior pairs also taking part, adding their enthusiasm to the event. 

In the Ladies event the winners were Fiona Baker and Linda Gwyther from Pembroke with Jenny Juddha and Suchitra Vijay from the Withybush Hospital club runners-up.

The Mens competition had a bigger entry so after the initial pool matches were played, those knocked out went into a plate event.  In a hotly contested final of the plate, Ben Ashworth and Chris Farrow from the Narberth Club beat Dan Jenkins and Wayne Davies from the Tenby Club.

In the men’s main competition,  the Junior pair of Ben Richards, Pembroke and Luke Pierce, St Davids, showed why they are doing well in National Junior competitions and won last season’s Shuttles Final at Under 15 doubles.  The two fourteen year olds, beat all the men’s pairs put before them right up untill the final, where they met Sarfaraz Malik and David Juddha from the Withybush Hospital club.  In a high standard final the men’s experience told to edge out the juniors.

Phil Gwyther - Badminton Wales BDC Pembrokeshire