Just two days to go to the English National Badminton Championships at the arena:stadiummk in Milton Keynes and there’s still time to buy tickets to see the best players in England.
Chris and Gabby Adcock will be leading the doubles challenge and Rajiv Ouseph will bid for a seventh consecutive men’s singles title during the tournament this weekend.
The English Nationals is a chance for the the top youngsters from all over England to take on BADMINTON England’s world class stars.
Even former World, Commonwealth and European champion Gail Emms, the 2004 Olympic mixed doubles silver medallist, has entered the event which has the world’s number one badminton brand Yonex as Official Sports Equipment Partners for the English National Championships series.
There’s still time to get tickets. Just go to the tournament website www.nationalbadmintonchamps.co.uk for details.
But if you can’t be there, don’t despair. You can still see Sunday’s finals.
BADMINTON England will be streaming the finals live from 12 noon until 5pm (or the completion of the finals day programme, whichever is later).
Just go to www.badmintonengland.co.uk/tv on Sunday, February 9, to see if Ouseph can keep his amazing men’s singles title run going or whether Adcock can recapture his mixed doubles titles with wife Gabby and his men’s doubles crown with Andy Ellis.
The commentators will be two stars of past English National Championships, Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson.
Robertson won the 2004 Olympic silver medal with Gail Emms and took the world title in 2006 when they beat Anthony and Donna Kellogg in the final in a year when Clark also won men’s doubles silver.
Anthony and Nathan also won England’s first Superseries crown when they won the 2009 Singapore Open in their second men’s doubles spell together.
The two players won six men’s doubles titles together with both going on to win nine apiece.
Nathan also won six mixed doubles titles, two with Jenny Wallwork and four with Gail. Anthony won three times with Donna as well as winning the European title with her.
The streaming means BADMINTON England are able to bring the finals straight into your home – and LIVE.
Whether you are in the arena or watching at home, be with us all the way on Sunday. It’s the only way to be in the mainstream of English badminton.