The home scene returned for 2024 following a winter break and loads of badminton motion came about over January.
From the Northumberland Senior Gold to the U13 Gold in York, tournaments spanned the size and breadth of the nation.
The County Premiership and regional leagues continued too, as their campaigns resumed for the primary time since November.
Masters County Problem
5 places hosted the Masters County Problem 2023/2024 supported by BABOLAT from 13-14 January.
The best shuttlers within the over 40 to over 70 age teams contested round-robin matches within the bid for a Masters County Problem title.
Attracts have been performed throughout a most of 4 divisions in every age group class from Premier to Division 2B.
Cambridgeshire got here out on prime within the Premier over 40 class in Worcester as their group of 9 gained 4 matches and drew two to complete prime.
Within the over 70 Premier event, additionally held in Worcester, Lancashire gained all six matches to be topped winners.
Milton Keynes hosted three Premier age-group classes (over 45, over 55 and over 60) as Yorkshire went unbeaten to win the over 45 title.
Essex trumped Surrey within the Premier over 55 draw as Hampshire pipped Yorkshire by one level within the Premier over 60 age group, whereas claiming one other Premier over 50 title in Worcester.
Surrey loved an unbeaten run within the over 65 event held in Wolverhampton, successful all six matches to maintain out Cheshire.
Senior County Championships Premiership and Senior County Championships Regional Divisions
Issues are heating up within the Senior County Premiership Championships as Buckinghamshire sit prime of the standings on 44 factors.
They’re adopted carefully behind by Surrey on 42 factors as Hampshire and Middlesex make up the highest 4, who’re separated by simply 5 factors.
Regardless of Bucks being prime, Surrey beat the leaders 8-3 in January on the Nationwide Badminton Centre because the South East facet loved an unbeaten month.
The Premiership continues on 23-24 March, the place the ultimate set of fixtures will decide who comes out on prime.
Within the Senior County Championships Regional Divisions, unbeaten Kent lead the Championship whereas counties in Division 1 North and South continued to battle it out for a spot in April’s play-offs.
The Incapacity Junior Championships are returning for a second yr following the success of 2023’s occasion.
➡️ Entry is open to all junior gamers aged 9-16 years previous who’ve a bodily incapacity
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Senior Gold Northumberland
Throughout an action-packed weekend at Tyneside Badminton Centre, Ishasriya Mekala claimed a girls’s singles win on the Northumberland Senior Gold event.
Mekala beat Charlotte Forbes 21-13 21-7 within the closing as Dinuka Karunaratne gained the open singles draw with a 21-9 8-21 21-18 win over second-seeded Felix Wright within the closing.
Karunaratne additionally teamed up with Sachin Dias for a doubles triumph following a 21-17 21-16 win over prime seeds Jonty Russ and James Youle.
Anne Hubscher and Magda-Sabrina Lozniceriu got here collectively within the girls’s doubles to win gold, beating Sophie Watson and Lucy Dodd 21-15 21-13 within the girls’s closing.
Dodd discovered success within the blended doubles with Joshua Younger as the three/4 seeded pair beat Russ and Lozniceriu in three video games, 21-15 15-21 21-14.
U17 Gold Milton Keynes
Jaxon Clarke and Jayaditya Kumar pulled off a shocking open doubles win on the U17 Gold event in Milton Keynes on the finish of the month.
They beat Lawrence Chen and Aarav Sujith in an exhilarating three-game closing 21-19 15-21 22-20.
Sujith took the blended doubles crown in a partnership with Sofie Chung to beat Clarke and Mili Patel 21-16 21-16.
Mia Fox and Katie Hoult overcame Patel and Anna Stewart 21-15 24-26 21-9 within the lady’s doubles closing.
Within the boy’s singles, Kalyan Manoj and Yixiang Hou picked up respective titles in two finals on the day whereas Aahna Bhatia and Yashica Earla claimed a victory every in a aggressive class.
U13 Gold York
On the York Railway Institute, the U13 Gold event displayed the perfect expertise within the nation for the age group.
Most entrants have been pooled into predominant draw teams, other than the ladies’ doubles, with the problem of creating it to a play-off closing earlier than winners have been topped in all 5 classes.
Nok Yi Chui picked up a win within the ladies’ singles, as did Jasper Chan within the open finals.
Within the elimination play-offs for the blended doubles, Ananya Sanil and Advait Neelakandan got here out on prime.
Sanil and Saanvi Urs toppled opposition to dominate the standings in a round-robin ladies’ doubles predominant draw to say victory.
And within the open doubles, Arjun Bhattiprolu and Aayush Reddy conquered an elimination play-off closing in three video games to prime the rostrum.