Monday, 23 January 2012


Jenny Wallwork
Nathan Robertson
ENGLISH BADMINTON got a big boost this weekend in the Swedish International in Stockholm. First Jenny Wallwork and Nathan Robertson lifted the Mixed Doubles title, defeating the Danish pair Mads Pieler Kolding and Julie Houmann 21-17 21-17

Then in the Women's Doubles Final Mariana Agathangelou and Heather Olve
 took the win 21-15 21-12 over
Heather Olve
Mariana Angelthangelou
the American pair of Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana in just 36 mins.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

English Nationals 2012

Just over three weeks to go before the English Nationals 2012. This years event will be held at the Bolton Arena, this is allow Manchester Velodrome to be used by the cyclists as part of their Olympic build up.
Rajiv Ouseph

Last years men's singles champion Rajiv Ouseph will hoping for a fifth Consecutive title, which would see him overtake Darren Hall's four wins in row 1988-1991.

Carl Baxter

Rajiv's most likely opponent in the final will be Carl Baxter (runner up for the last 4 years). Hard to see anyone else threatening Carl's place in the final although Harry Wright, Ben Beckman and Neil White will be snapping at his heals.

Liz Cann
A fit Liz Cann should return to reclaim the ladies title, last year Liz was knocked out by youngster Chloe Birch, which was a fantastic result and hopefully shows that we have some young players with real potential coming through in the next few years. Liz's opponent in the final could be either last years winner Nicola Cerfontyne or Sarah Walker who pushed Nicola all the way in last years final.

Bolton local girl Jenny Wallwork must be hoping to repeat her ladies doubles title with partner Gabby White,

Gabby White

Jenny Wallwork

Heather Olve
Mariana Agathangelou
Mariana Agathangelou and Heather Olve will be out to stop the Yorkshire pair taking their third title in a row.

In the men's doubles Nottingham Chris Adcock with his partner Andy Ellis, will provide a very strong challenge to last years winner Chris Langridge who will play with Peter Mills in this years event.
Chris Adcock

Nathan Robertson
If Chris fails in his bid to win the men's title for the first time he will almost certainly have a shot of taking the the mixed event with Gabby White, if he can slay the winners of the last two years Jenny Wallwork and Nathan Robertson.

Should be a good event with a batch of good young players hoping to upset the established players, see you in Bolton?  Regards Alan.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

ALEX LANE - U17 European Champion

Devon's ALEX LANE has won the 2011 U17 European mens singles final in Caldas da Rainha,

Alex Lane - England
Alex, ranked 1 for the event comfortably beat Danish player Rasmus Gemke 21-19 21-9 in the 35 minute final. Later today Jenny Moore and Victoria Williams will contest the Womens doubles final, for results please visit

Sunday, 28 August 2011

World Badminton Championships 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier for wining the Mixed Doubles Silver Medal at the 2011 World Badminton Championships.
Along with Lin Dan's win against Lee Chong Wei in the Men's Sinles final, Chris and Imogen's Silver Medal were the highlights of the event.

For more images please go to regards Alan.

Monday, 2 May 2011


WARWICKSHIRE emerged winners of the U17 2011 Shires Leaue Final. After finishing a close third at U17 ICT two weeks earlier this was a chance to improve on that result.

Winner's - Warwickshire U17 Shires League Final 2011
 After disposing of Sussex 17-3 in the first round, Warwickshire again drew Cheshire in the semi-final, unlike ICT however this time Warwickshire turned the result around winning the match by 13-7.

   This left only Lanacshire in the the way of the title. Warwickshire had beaten them 7-3 two weeks before so confidence was fairly high. But after going 0-4 down it was starting to look like Warwickshire were going to miss out yet again. A brief team talk by coach Pete Chapman was needed and the fight back began. Eight of the the next ten rubbers went Warwickshire's way, with the score now standing at 8-6, Lancashire then pulled back taking a 9-8 advantage into the final three games, Rhys Walker and Sam Parsons won thier doubles, 9-9, meaning that it was all down to the last two girls doubles matches.

   It looked likely that that these two matches would end one a piece, with Warwickshire No.2 girls pair having lost their first rubber against Lancashire's No.2 pair, but Joshway Bong and Til'Shilow Shaw-Cole put in a incredible effort to beat Lancashires No.1 pair Sophie Sankey and Terri-Lee Holmes. This left Becci Crawsaw and Eve O'Sullivan to finish off the match 11-9
to Warwickshire.

Full results from the event can be found at:-

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

European Junior Championships 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Coles and Matthew Nottingham on winning the men's double title at the European Junior Championships 2011.

Matt Nottingham and Chris Coles
  Chris and Matt overcame German pair Holzer and Schwenger, after losing the first rubber 15-21 they came back to take the match 21-14  21-15 in 41mins.

Matt had also picked up a silver medal in the mixed final with Helen Lewczynska, losing 19-21 21-14  21-16.

Friday, 22 April 2011

ICT 2011 - Final Day


After four days of competition any one of the four teams from Lancashire, Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Cheshire were still in with a chance of winning.

In the end Bucks proved too stong for Lancs, thier 7-3 victory ment they took the title without loosing a single match.

Warwickshire and Cheshire were left to battle it out for second and third, unbelivablely after the final shuttle was hit the scores were tied 5 rubbers all, level on games and level on points!
Cheshire were awarded second place due to better results of the first ranked players. congraulations to them and bad luck Warwicks.

U17 ICT Winners 2011 - Buckinghamshire
I Hope to publish a complete list of results from the event when I can.

All the photographs from the event are available for viewing and purchase at:-

Please get in touch if you have any questions - cheers Alan.