Championships and Veterans

The 53rd Ipswich and District Badminton League Championships were held at Suffolk One where Tim Scott (YMCA) featured prominently with three titles to his name. A number of young players who have previously been successful in the League’s Under 18 event continued their development with good performances in the senior championships.

Anna Godbold (Meridians) partnered by Scott, and the Meridians pair of Patricia Kou and Matt Healey, emerged undefeated to win their respective groups in the mixed doubles. In the final, Godbold and Scott, who were runners up last year, came out on top winning 23-21, 21-16.

In a round-robin men’s singles event, Scott and Healey met in their opening match. In a closely fought encounter, Scott came out on top with a 21-18, 21-19 victory and this result proved to be crucial, as both players went on to win their remaining matches to leave Scott as champion with Healey as runner-up.

Seventeen year-old Kou, the Under 18 girls’ singles champion, took the ladies singles crown. She lost the first game of her final against Emma Lee (Abbeygate) but won the next two to complete an 11-21, 21-18, 21-12 victory.

For the second year running, the ladies doubles was won by Amanda Newcombe and Kari Sherington of the Stowmarket club. They won three of their four matches in a round-robin event, but lost 19-21, 19-21 to the Abbeygate pairing of Emma Lee and Lisa Lee, who finished as runners up with two wins and two defeats from their four matches.

In the men’s doubles, Scott and Gavin Coyne (YMCA) were the winners of Group A, and the Stowmarket pair of Stephen Hall and Stephen Lambert came out on top in Group B. Scott and Coyne took the title with a 21-14, 21-14 victory in the final.

Results Summary:

Mixed Doubles: Final - Anna Godbold & Tim Scott beat Patricia Kou & Matt Healey 23-21, 21-16.

Men’s Singles: Winner – Tim Scott, Runner-up – Matt Healey.

Ladies Singles: Final – Patricia Kou beat Emma Lee 11-21, 21-18, 21-12.

Ladies Doubles: Winners - Amanda Newcombe & Kari Sherrington, Runners-up – Emma Lee & Lisa Lee.

Men’s Doubles: Final – Gavin Coyne & Tim Scott beat Stephen Hall & Stephen Lambert 21-14, 21-14.

 

Veterans’ Winners:

Men’s Doubles: James Cesareo (East Bergholt) & Michael Laker (Corinthians)

Mixed Doubles: Lisa Lee (Abbeygate) & James Cesareo

Patricia Kou, Gavin Coyne, Tim Scott, Amanda Newcombe and Anna Godbold

Amanda Newcombe and Kari Sherington - Ladies doubles winners for the second year running

Previous Years Results along with Roll of Honour can be found here.

 

************************************************************

Club of the Year for 2014/15 - Woodbridge

The Club of the Year is awarded to the club that in the opinion of the committee has supported IDBL events, demonstarted good club administration, club development, hospitality and league performance before awarding the trophy at the end of each season

Previous Winners

2015-16

2014-15 Woodbridge

2013-14 Thorpeness

2012-13 YMCA

2011-12 Kesgrave

2010-11 Corinthians

2009-10 Stowmarket

 

************************************************************

 

Rules for the Playford Trophy Can be found here

Playford Trophy Score Sheet can be found here

The Playford Trophy

 

Round1

To be completed by 25th December 2015

Home Club

Result

v

Away Club

Result

Walton & Kirton  

v

Stowmarket  
Glevering 265

v

Woodbridge 372
DVE 381

v

Kesgrave 329
Corinthians 291

v

YMCA 342
Meadlands 281

v

Meridians 382
Framlingham 459

v

Abbeygate 362
Battledores  

v

BYE  
Felixstowe  

v

BYE  

 

 

Quaterfinals

To be completed by 5th February 2016

Home Club

Result

v

Away Club

Result

DVE  

v

Battledores  
Woodbridge 393

v

Felixstowe 285
YMCA 254

v

Meridians 389
Framlingham 482

v

Stowmarket 368

 

 

Semifinals

To be played by 20th March 2016

Home Club

Result

v

Away Club

Result

Framlingham 332

v

Woodbridge 365
DVE 336

v

Meridians 361

 

 

FINAL

28th April 7pm at Northgate Sports Centre

The final of the Ipswich and District Badminton League Team Championships for the Playford Trophy took place at Northgate Sports Centre where Meridians, who had previously lifted the trophy three times between 1996 and 1998, took on the challenge of Woodbridge.

Woodbridge’s route to the final was achieved with victories over Glevering, Felixstowe and Framlingham. Meridians had a narrow semi-final victory over DVE, having defeated Meadlands and YMCA in the earlier rounds.

The event is handicapped, based on league positions, and Woodbridge (+38) began with an advantage over Meridians (scratch). After the completion of the first two matches, Meridians had overturned the deficit to lead by ten points, and by the end of the evening had pulled further ahead to win the event by 375 points to 265 points.

Victory for Meridians was the finale to a very successful season in which four of their teams - two men’s, one mixed and one ladies, finished top of their respective divisions.

The teams were:

MERIDIANS:.

 

Front: Left to Right Anna Godbold, Harriet Osborn, Natalie Collins

Back: Left to Right Jonathan Roberts, Mark Augustus, Chris Moore

WOODBRIDGE:

Front: Left to Right Annette Robinson, Kim Davison, Julie Pipe

Back: Left to Rigth  Neil Vincent, Tony Davison, Martin Allen

Top

 

 

 

 

Scorecards Sponsored by:

 Ipswich Software Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scorecards Sponsored by:

 Ipswich Software Limited

 All rights reserved. Copyright Boniwell Solutions 2011

mail@idbl.org.uk