The competitive badminton season got underway with the Cambridgeshire Players Tournament at Littleport when the outstanding performance came from Olga Bryant who won three trophies. She won the Ladies Singles for the 9th successive year when she defeated Jaclyn Lai 21-12, 21-12.
Olga then partnered with Katie Balls took the Ladies Doubles title defeating Jaclyn Lai and Liz Salmon 21-9, 21-12.
Finally in the Mixed Doubles Olga completed the treble with Nick Pratt as a partner. In a tight final match they overcame Stephen Pickering and Sharon Chandler 21-10, 15-21, 21-17.
Over the years the Mens Singles final has often been between Kevin Barron and Mohammed Mustafa. This year they met in the semi-final with Mustafa being successful by 21-15, 21-11. In the final Mustafa defeated Stephen Pickering 21-19, 21-17.
The Mens Doubles final provided the outstanding and closely fought match of the entire tournament. Jason Bryant and Nick Pratt just edging home against Paul Martell and James Wilson 24-22, 20-22, 21-19.
In the plate competition for the first round losers the most promising performance came in the ladies doubles which saw 14 year old Molly Carter and 15 year old Hannah Sharman being successful.
Mohammed Mustafa beat Stephen Pickering 21/19 21/17
Olga Bryant beat Jaclyn Lai 21/12 21/12
Nick Pratt & Jason Bryant beat
Paul Martell & James Wilson24/22 20/22
Katie Balls & Olga Bryant beat
Jaclyn Lai & Liz Salmon21/9 21/12
Nick Pratt & Olga Bryant beat
Stephen Pickering & Sharon Chandler21/10 15/21 21/17
Mens Singles - J. Pickering
Mens Doubles - D. Dugmore & O. Poyser
Ladies Doubles - M. Carter & H. Sharman
Mixed Doubles - J. Wilson & S. Ashcroft
For further information contact Ken Verney