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SCC Champion of Champions Evaluate


And there was combined doubles success for Laura Mercer and Samuel Ricketts, who beat former Olympic bronze medallist Jo Goode and her son Harry Goode 22-20 21-12 of their last.

That was adopted on Sunday by males’s and girls’s doubles motion, with Tang as soon as once more victorious.

She and former Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist Jenny Wallwork defeated Jessica Hopton and Devon Minnis 21-19 21-19 to say the ladies’s doubles crown, whereas Nathan Rossiter and Steven Strickland noticed off Robin Harper and Ewen Stephen 22-20 22-20 to seal the boys’s doubles title.

The Champion of Champions has offered the chance for rivals to play individuals they’d usually not encounter at county degree, one thing that Badminton England Competitions and Occasions Supervisor Jon Hancock is especially happy about.

Hancock stated: “We have now had such good suggestions from the entire gamers who’ve entered. The idea is admittedly good, the gamers love the chance to play towards gamers from counties they wouldn’t essentially play towards.

“There’s a tendency for gamers to play towards the identical opponents throughout seasons. The Champion of Champions competitors has offered the chance to shake that up a bit.

“County restricted winners characterize their counties at varied ranges by the SCC and so for some, they wouldn’t usually get the chance to play right here on the Nationwide Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, and in addition towards ex-England internationals and Olympic athletes equivalent to Jo Goode MBE and Jenny Wallwork.”

This was the second Champion of Champions occasion to happen in Milton Keynes, with the competitors solely beginning in December final yr.

Although the competitors was undoubtedly a hit, Hancock believes it will possibly develop even additional within the years to come back.

He added: “Naturally I wish to develop the competitors, we wish to see a rise within the entry degree. We will likely be searching for county and participant enter about how we are able to enhance this occasion, and the senior county championships competitors as nicely.

“These competitions are for the gamers and it’s actually necessary that we hearken to them about among the limitations which have prevented them from enjoying and coming into.

“The Champion of Champions Event is a celebration of County Badminton, and I’d like to see it develop and be an necessary date within the badminton competitors calendar.”



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