The first North Tyneside Social Badminton tournament of the season took place recently in the sports hall at John Spence Community High School, North Shields. It attracted 41 players, with ages ranging from 16 up to 79!! The tournament was organised and run by volunteers from Bewicke BC, which plays in the school sports hall on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and volunteer helpers from North Tyneside Badminton Partnership.
Jessica Dyson was a well deserved double champion, winning both the Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. It was good to see regular competitors Mark Henderson and Simon Entwistle win the Men’s and Mixed Doubles finals respectively. Whilst there were a number of participants who have taken part in previous tournaments, it was good to see some new players taking part for the first time.
This was yet another highly successful, well organised and enjoyable social tournament. Players were most grateful to the tournament organisers and helpers, with many much appreciated comments and queries as to when the next tournament will be!
RESULTS OF FINALS Games were played initially in groups with knockout semi-finals then finals.
Jessica Dyson and Monika Przech defeated Pooja Bangera and Mrugaya Tsang 21-9
Mark Henderson and Jason Kwok defeated Redwan Ahmed and Tashriq Ahmed 21-18
Simon Entwistle and Jessica Dyson defeated Elliot Johnson and Monika Przech 21-9
PHOTOS – OF ALL THE FINALISTS WITH THEIR TROPHIES, PRESENTED BY PAUL HARRISON (CENTRE) OF BEWICKE BADMINTON CLUB