May 2011 Tournaments News
Team England suffer a heavy defeat despite putting up a fighting display in all five rubbers against second seeds Denmark at the 2011 Double Star BWF Sudirman Cup in Qingdao tonight. Picture and copyright: badmintonphoto.com
Lauren Smith and Alex Langley were narrowly beaten in the semi-finals at the Spanish International in Madrid tonight. European junior champions Matthew Nottingham and Chris Coles went out in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles.
Team England's experienced 13-strong squad arrived in Qingdao to be paired with Denmark and Korea in the draw for the 2011 Double Star BWF Sudirman Cup, which gets under way tomorrow [Sunday].
The Division One Play-offs, which determine the two counties who will be promoted to Premier B for next season, took place at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes over the weekend of 7th and 8th May.
Champions crowned at the 2010/11 Veterans Inter-County League Finals, held at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke-on-Trent
Elizabeth Cann reached the quarter-finals at the Forza Denmark International at the weekend while Heather Olver reached the mixed doubles semi-finals with Marcus Ellis and the women's doubles quarter-finals with Mariana Agathangelou.