Relaunched Masters Handicapped Tournament a success


Masters Tournament Competitors 2014

The revamped, renamed Masters Tournament produced some thrillingly close badminton.

The Over 40’s event was played as a round robin event with 7 pairs. It was won by Exeter’s Gareth Pearse and Ross Coomber (-14). However they were pushed hard in all their games but ended up only dropping 1 point, that to runners up Mark Stanley and David Colclough (+10) of Culm Valley.

The Mens Over 60’s attracted only 3 pairs, and it was disappointing that one of these pairs were a no-show on the day. Sidmouth’s David Bromage and Steve Smith (Scr) triumphed over Culm Valley’s Pete Bowers and Fred Rogers (+6) to claim the title.

A paucity of entries in the Ladies classes meant that all ages were entered into one Round Robin Group. Newcomers Lianne O’Donnell and Sara Harvey (+12) of Cranford were delighted to be crowned champions. They won by 1 point from Ringswell's Di Brooker and Sharon Strong (-5).

In the Mixed Over 40’s defending champions Di Brooker and Brian Jeary (+5) won 4 out of 5 of  their games to edge the win by 2 points from the new pairing of Sharon Strong (Ringswell) and Leo Robbins (St Leonards) (Scr). The Saints pair of Ruth McClelland and Andy Rowe (+1) won their first 3 games before losing to the winners and runners-up to end up in 3rd place, 2 points adrift of second place. 

The Mixed Over 60’s was settled by 1 point with champions Ann Bromage and Patrick Cordey of Clyst Vale (+9) beating the Sidmouth pairing of  Hilary Herd and Steve Smith (+10) 21-20 to finish with a perfect unbeaten score.

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RESULTS

Mens Over 40’s

1st Ross Coomber and Gareth Pearse (Exeter) -14 125 points
2nd Mark Stanley and David Colclough (Culm Valley) +10 121 points
3rd Leo Robbins and Anthony Towl   (St Leonards) +2 113 points

Mens Over 60’s

David Bromage and Steve Smith (Scr) beat Fred Rogers and Pete Bowers (Culm Valley)

 
Ladies Over 40’s
 
1st Lianne O’Donnell and Sara Harvey (Cranford)  +12 115 points
2nd Di Brooker and Sharon Strong (Ringswell)  -5 114 points
 
Mixed Over 40’s
 
1st Di Brooker and Brian Jeary (Ringswell)  +5 102 points
2nd Sharon Strong (R/well) + Leo Robbins (St Leonards)  Scr 100 points
3rd Ruth McClelland and Andy Rowe (St Leonards)  +1 98 points
 
Mixed Over 60’s
 
1st Ann Bromage and Patrick Cordey (Clyst Vale) +9 84 points
2nd Hilary Herd and Steve Smith   (Sidmouth) +10 83 points
3rd Heather and Chris Gould (Ringswell) +7 71 points



Andy Rowe
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