- Published: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:04
Medals for Avon Badminton Masters
A record number of 9 local Avon County Masters players were selected to play for England at the European Seniors Badminton Championships held in Podcetrtek, Slovenia last week where the unexpected stars for Avon were Dave Gribble and Gene Joyner. Playing at 55+ Men’s Doubles they came home with the Gold Medal having beaten a German pair in the first round then winning a tough match in the second round against the Scottish No2 seeds. They went on to win, beating Danish 5/8 seeds in Quarter-finals, the Danish No1 seeds in the Semi-finals and Danish No3/4 seeds in the Final, and all without losing a game. A tremendous performance, especially as this was Gene’s first time at European level. Gene also played 55+ Men’s Singles but went out in the second round to a seeded Norwegian. Dave had more success at Men’s Singles 55+ reaching round 4 before being beaten by a seeded Danish player, whom he had played and lost to, at Mixed Doubles in the first round.