5 December, 2023
All outcomes from the English Nationwide Masters Championships 2023 will be discovered here.
The best home shuttlers flocked to Hatfield for a historic weekend of badminton on the twenty eighth English Nationwide Masters Championships 2023.
On the pinnacle nationwide match, 396 entries competed throughout greater than 35 occasions in 9 age group classes.
From 35+ to 75+, a spread of expertise was on present as Nationwide Masters champions had been topped over three days of match motion.
4-time Commonwealth Video games badminton ace and former Sri Lankan nationwide champion Dinuka Karunaratne bagged two golds within the 35+ open doubles and males’s singles classes.
He partnered brother Diluka Karunaratne within the open doubles and the pair got here by means of three rounds to make the ultimate, the place they beat Mark Legislation and Alex Marritt 21-11 21-12.
Within the open singles, Karunaratne overcame Will Hilton-Jackson 21-11 21-7 within the last.
Within the 40+ class, Guernsey’s Paul Le Tocq was among the many notable performers, incomes open doubles success alongside Nick Ponting as they defeated James and Simon White 17-21 21-14 21-10 within the last.
Le Tocq additionally took silver within the open singles after shedding out in an epic 57-minute last in opposition to Andrew Aspinal (23-21 22-24 15-21).
Paul Freeman teamed up with Kelly Fairey within the combined doubles and so they got here from behind in opposition to Paul Andrew Mayfield and Claire Royall to win the ultimate 11-21 21-9 21-17.
Kenton Jones loved a memorable day in Hatfield, topping the rostrum twice, as soon as as a prime seed open singles winner and one other alongside Linzi Kernick within the combined doubles.
Tracy Parker additionally had a powerful displaying, successful the 45+ ladies’s doubles alongside Jenny Adrian and bagging bronze with Phil Sunderland within the combined doubles.
Carl Jennings got here out on prime twice within the 50+ class, touchdown the combined doubles with Paula Wilson and the open singles, beating Simon Gilhooly 21-8 21-19 within the last.
Gilhooly was additionally in opposition within the combined doubles last, alongside Sara Foster, with Jennings and Paula Wilson prevailing 21-11 21-15.
Ponting starred once more, successful the 55+ combined doubles with Julie Bradbury, who additionally teamed up with Debbie Miller within the ladies’s doubles to finish twin triumphs.
Caroline Hale was simply shy of topping the rostrum in her partnership with Betty Blair as Bradbury and Miller pulled off a three-game 21-18 16-21 21-16 win.
However Hale was on prime kind to say first place within the 55+ ladies’s singles.
Lancashire’s John Bowker powered by means of each the 60+ combined doubles and open doubles to choose up two nationwide titles throughout the weekend, partnered by Donald Burden within the latter.
It was an identical story for Viv Gillard, who partnered Bowker within the combined doubles as they got here from behind to beat Mike Nevett and Karen Thomas 15-21 21-18 21-14.
She additionally took a ladies’s doubles gold residence alongside Sue Crompton after beating Chris Summers and Karen Thomas 21-17 21-19.
Ursula Heale and Christine Bridge contested a hard-fought encounter within the 65+ ladies’s singles earlier than Heale got here out on prime with a 21-11 14-21 21-16 win.
Elsewhere, Ian Purton revelled in double gold delight within the 65+ combined and open doubles classes.
He partnered Christine Crossley as the highest seeds stormed to a complete victory and managed the identical with Dean Humphreys within the open doubles class.
Crossley added to her medal tally with 70+ ladies’s singles win as the highest seed within the class, successful all three matches within the round-robin format.
Betty Bartlett teamed up with Janet Williams within the ladies’s doubles for a last win whereas Graham Robinson earned gold within the open singles.
Within the English Nationwide Masters Championships’ most skilled class, Jim Garrett went residence with a brace of golds within the 75+ combined doubles and open singles classes.
He and Mary Jenner overcame Ken Tantum and Sue Awock in three video games (21-18 15-21 21-19) within the combined doubles last and Garrett additionally pipped Rodney Forrest within the open singles, although Forrest joined forces with Grahame Moscrop to land the open doubles crown.
With particular because of Yonex, Official Sports activities Tools Associate for the English Nationwide Championships Sequence