The Third Devon Social Series of Badminton Tournaments of 2018/19 took place on Sunday 19th May at the Atlantic Racquet Centre in Bideford under the watchful eye of Referee Paul Widdicombe.
The men’s doubles was a close contest with the eventual winners of the morning tournament going to Paul Cook & Bradley Cloutman who play at Edgehill Badminton Club, close runners up were Harry Chagger & Lino Luongo who play at Kenwith Badminton Club.
The afternoon tournament saw Chagger gain revenge over Cook & Cloutman with new partner Glen Parry with the narrowest of margins 21-20. Chagger & Parry gaining maximum points to claim top spot.
It was good to see so many young players in the event. Teenagers Louis Bloodworth, Matthew Daniel, Adam Hooper, James Leonard, Jake Redstone and Chris Weaver have much to offer for the future.
The mixed was a smaller entry but good to see Ben and Mary Anne Redstone back on court after a few years absence who took the runners up spot. Youngsters Louis Bloodworth & Talitha Tanton finished third behind winner Alison Widdicombe who because of round robin event partnered six different men Gary Cook, Harry Chagger, Glen Parry, Lino Luongo, Paul Cook & Bradley Cloutman to go undefeated in all matches.
More events are planned in the Autumn.