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(Left) Ady Skinner and Courtney Anderson (Right) Barry Bushell and Harvey Goddard.

TEAMS BATTLE IT OUT IN BOTH MEN’S AND WOMEN’S DOUBLES HANDICAPPED TOURNAMENT

The IW Badminton Association held a Men’s Doubles handicapped and Ladies’ Doubles handicapped tournament at the Fairway Sports Centre in Sandown.

The men’s event attracted 11 pairs which were split into 2 groups and the winners of each group progressed to the semi-finals. The finalists were the very experienced Barry Bushell and Harvey Goddard up against 2 up-and-coming youngsters Sam and George Gray.

The eventual winners were the old heads Barry and Harvey by the score of 21-19 and 21-17.

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The Ladies’ doubles attracted a small entry of 5 pairs who competed in a round-robin format and the top two pairs played a final with the handicap adjusted to reflect the group match between them. This was a very close affair with the winners Ady Skinner and Courtney Anderson winning in 3 sets against the mother-and-daughter pairing of Helen & Freya McCarthy.

An IW Badminton Association spokesperson said:

“Both of these tournaments were played in good spirits and it was good to see that several junior players entered and performed well.”

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