Sports Talk: BOP Badminton
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Written by Delwyn Cooper - Bay Trust CoachForce Badminton Development Officer
Last week BOP Badminton Association in conjunction with Badminton NZ hosted the “Yonex 2018 NZ Master’s Champs” at the QEYC Hall in Tauranga.
150 players from across NZ aged 35+ came together to compete against one another for their respective age group titles (5 year age groups). There was also a group of players in a Division 2 – Social Section which was re-instigated after not being contested for several years!
The games were played in great spirit and BOP Badminton also arrange two fun social events. Friday night was a fun quiz night followed on Saturday night with a ‘Hawaiian Luau’ themed dinner and dance. Lots of fun was had by all!
Notable results for BOP players were:
Open Age Group Divisions
- Women’s Singles 45+ Winner: Delwyn Cooper
- Men’s Singles 50+ Winner: Kesh Gurung
- Women’s Doubles 60+ Winners: Sue Stevens & Vivien Theaker
- Mixed Doubles 65+ Winners: Vivien Theaker & Pat Hesketh
- Women’s Singles 50+ Runner-up: Lee-Anne Fraser
- Women’s Doubles 50+ Runners-up: Lee-Anne Fraser & Judith Barnitt
- Mixed Doubles 60+ Runners-up: Vivien Theaker & Gregory Macintosh
- Women’s Doubles Runners-up: Katie Marchant & Jennifer Qi
- Men’s Doubles Winners: Shane Forsyth & Chris Patrick
- Men’s Doubles Runners-up: Hori Erueti & Johnny Ainsley
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