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October 4, 2022

September featured an action-packed billing of domestic action, as County Restricted tournaments returned with several events held across the country encompassing juniors and masters. 

The first round of fixtures saw David King enjoy an unblemished run to win the men’s singles event at the Sussex Senior Restricted tournament without dropping a set, beating Will Hilton-Jackson 21-10 21-11 in the final. 

In Northumbria, the Under-15 girls singles was won by Chalida Prapunwong, who came past Jasmine Osborne 15-5 15-5 in the final having topped Group A with three wins out of three. 

There was a tightly-fought contest for the mixed doubles title in the Middlesex Masters competition, where Millie Law and Diluka Karunaratne battled through a decider against Sandra Peaston and Mark McCanney. 

Law and Karunaratne took the lead, winning the first game 21-17 before Peaston and McCanney levelled in the second, taking it 21-18 but the champions held their nerve to clinch victory, triumphing 21-14 in the decider. 

Elsewhere, Martha Ng from Avon enjoyed double success at the Huddersfield U13 gold event, claiming wins in the mixed and girls’ doubles. 

Partnering Tejas Singh in the mixed doubles, Ng claimed the title with a three-game defeat of Hubert Ceglinski and Shraddha Gopalakrishnan. 

Ng and Singh beat Ceglinski and Gopalakrishnan 21-13 15-21 21-10 to claim the title, having won their semi-final 21-11 21-11 against Adam Alam and Wai Yee Law. 

Gopalakrishnan from Kent and Ng then teamed up to emerge victorious in the girls’ doubles 21-16 19-21 21-12 against Katie Carr and Risheka Sathyanathan.

There were more double golds at the Milton Keynes Senior Gold tournament with Abbygael Harris and Brandon Yap leading the way.

Teaming up with Hope Warner, Derbyshire’s Harris made the finals of the women’s doubles having come through a dominant semi-final.

Against Devon Minnis and Stephanie Pinharry, Harris and Warner triumphed 21-6 21-15 before winning the final with a walkover. 

Harris would face Minnis again in the finals of the mixed doubles, with Harris taking the win for the second time. 

Alongside Yap, Harris beat out Jonty Russ and Lucy Dodd 21-7 21-10 en route to the final where they overcame Minnis and Adam Porter 21-13 21-9 to take the title. 

The gold rush continued for Essex’s Yap with victory in the men’s doubles as he partnered Alex Green as the top seeds. 

Facing Koon Fung Kelvin Ho and Samuel Ricketts in the final, Yap and Green earned gold with an assured performance, winning 21-16 21-17. 

Keerti Nalik upset the order at the Under-15 gold tournament in Warwick as the 3 /4 seed claimed the girl’s singles title, as the top seeds triumphed around her. 

The Warwickshire player emerged victorious on home soil, beating out Yashica Racharla of Wiltshire 21-14 21-13 in the final. 

Elsewhere, Mebel Mano Kurian lived up to his billing as top seed in both the mixed doubles and boy’s doubles, alongside Sia Pandit and Aarav Sujith respectively. 

Finally, a reminder for all county champions that the deadline to enter for the SCC Champions of Champions Tournament is 15 October. 

The event will be held at the National Badminton Centre on 5 and 6 November 2022, only entry can be found here. 

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