Hadrian Leisure Centre played host to the Inaugural North Tyneside Social Badminton Competition on Sunday 1st July.
The competition saw nearly 50 adults competing in Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles competitions. Entries came from throughout the area from North Tyneside down to Durham. The event was organised to provide non-club players with the opportunity for fun, social games.
The Men’s Doubles was won by the pairing of Saiful Sazalli and Yong Onnyik after a close final beating runners up A Wazed and Reza Ahmed 21-17. Over in the Women’s Doubles the partnership of Lavinia Gray and Pam Moat were unbeaten in a league of five pairs with Gloria Armstrong and Sheila Smith coming a close second. In the final competition of the day, the mixed doubles saw 16 pairs entered. Coming through the competition unbeaten to take the title were Ian Bontems and Coleen Bontems who won the final 15-9 beating Ryan Brignall and Gloria Armstrong, another runner up position for Armstrong. Badmint
Volunteers from North Tyneside Badminton Partnership members Mike and Norma Waterfield, Rene Waugh, Steve Sharp and Nicola Waterfield ensured the event ran smoothly. As well as the help and support before and during the event from Sport North Tyneside and Hadrian Leisure Centre staff, Darren Greco, Jenni Wade and Brandy Riches.