- Published: Wednesday, 08 June 2016 17:58
2016 George Rowdon, Sid Moxon and Wendy Phelps tournaments
Hengrove Leisure Centre was once again the venue for this Avon Badminton tournament. Run by the new Events Co-ordinator Bob Hammersley, it was once again well organised and well supported. With a 25% increase in entries, the players taking part represented 23 different clubs from all 3 of the local leagues, with no one club being dominant and several of the clubs being represented for the first time.
The Women’s Doubles tournament was once again played in one group with some very close matches and with several pairs still in the contest until the last round of games. Becky and Shirley Green (St Lukes) took the title having dropped only one game to the eventual runners up Viv Edwards (Clevedon Feathers) and Cathy Jowett (Raysfield) in a tough 3 setter earlier in the day with scores of 21-15, 18-21, 21-18. The group was not finalised however until the last round with Vicky Gigg and Heather Priestly (Clevedon Feathers) also in the hunt only losing to Becky and Shirley 24-22, 21-17 to finish in third place overall.