On Sunday the 21st February, the Rugby & District Badminton Association held it’s Britannic Assurance Tournament at the Rugby School Sports Centre. 14 teams of 4 players were split into 2 groups, group “A” being regular league players and group “B” being some players from the league and many “social” players.
The groups would play a “Round Robin” basis, where each team would play the other 6 in the group, so a total of 84 games of badminton through the day.
Handicaps were allocated to individuals at the start of the event and modified during the day, dependant upon the scores achieved in previous games played.
The winners of each group would be decided by the total number of points gained during the 6 matches each team had to play.
Teams were entered from various clubs within Rugby, Lutterworth, Hinckley and Leicester.
The event drew many spectators throughout the day, a day which started at 10:00am and completed the final game at 4:00pm.
The results proved that anyone had a chance of winning this event.
Overall winners of group”B” were a team made up of spare players from other clubs
1st Nomads 463
2nd Crescent 460
3rd QDJC 1 455
4th Hunters 4 443
5th Hunters 3 437
6th Harris 393
7th QDJC 2 352
Nomads Team, Audrey Deeley, Ruth Singleton, Parth Joshi and Paul Johnson
In Group “A” the event resulted in a dead heat at the end of the scheduled games
1st Trinity1 467
1st Hunters 1 467
3rd Trinity 2 460
4th St Philips 1 454
5th Lutterworth 439
6th Hunters 2 430
7th St Philips 2 407
A final “1 Game Play Off” between Trinity 1 and Hunters 1 ended with Hunters winning the game 21 – 17. So the trophy was presented to Hunters 1
Hunters 1 team, Phil Pelton, Wing To, Steve Turner and Callum Gallagher