The Cambridgeshire Badminton Association welcomed the return of the Badminton England Senior Silver Circuit at the weekend, holding the 49th Cambridgeshire Senior Silver Tournament all day on Saturday at the Cambridge Regional College.
The Silver Circuit is the second tier of national competition, and attracts top County players from around the Country. This tournament was a welcome return for the County, which has not hosted the event since 2015.
Every discipline was hard fought, with excellent games throughout the day. It was in the Mens singles where Cambridgeshire enjoyed the greatest success, with the County's Min Dabasinskas winning the final against England junior Ethan Rose with a nail-biting 23-21 second game.
In Womens singles Suffolk's Katie Scott took the honours. In the Mens Doubles James Scott and Daniel Hooper (also of Suffolk) were victors in a three-end final against Daniel Leers and Daniel Brown (Herts and Northants). Katie and James then teamed up to take the Mixed Doubles final.
Finally, after playing a round-robin format, Emma Hooper and Natalia Mitchell (Nottingshamshire and Oxfordshire respectively) won the Womens Doubles competition, after winning all of their games.
Cambs' other notable result was Neil Place and Daniel Bates, who narrowly missed out 18-21, 20-22 in the semi-final of the Mens Doubles.
Complete results of all the events are available on Tournament Software.
Many congratulations to everyone who played so well during the day, and to the worthy winners. We hope to be able to run this, and several other circuit tournaments regularly.
Photographs of all the winners are available on the Gallery pages.