The Roadside Motors Lisburn Ulster Masters Badminton Championships took place last week-end at the National Badminton Centre, Lisburn.
Colin Watterson from Alpha, won the men's singles over 35s title. He had to be content with the runners-up spot in the over 35s men's doubles when partnering his clubmate Graham Henderson. They lost out 21-14 21-16 in the decider to Jonathan Perry and Andrew Mc Veigh from Greenwell St Newtownards. (pictured opposite with William Martin, president of Ulster Badminton)
The mixed doubles events across all age groups were well supported and the over 50s produced one of the best finals when Michael Turkington of Alpha and Heather Harron of Laghey, beat Graham Henderson and Doreen McClements of Alpha 21-19 14-21 21-18. There was also a close final in the over 55s mixed with the title going to Clogher Valley’s Leslie Funston and Linda Maguire who beat Kieran McMahon and Christine Graham from Academy 21-19 23-21.
Michael Turkington and Michael Watt of Alpha won the men's doubles over 40s title, while Tony Clarke of Killowen and Alpha partnered Jim Morgan of Roundwood to win the over 70s men's doubles.
Moore of Alpha won the over 40s mens singles beating Cathal Sheehy of Mount Pleasant. Stephen Waddell of Ballyclare, moving into the over 60s mens singles, was the winner over Jim Callan of Dundalk with a with a 21-11 21-10 score line.
Other title winners were:
Men's singles over 70s – Jim Morgan of Roundwood
Mixed doubles over 65s – Adrian Allely and Janet Ferguson of St Annes/Whiteabbey Pres
Men's doubles over 60s – Joe Abbott and Brian McKee of Edenderry/Whiteabbey Pres
Women's doubles over 55s – Lynne Anderson and Carol Dunbar of CIYMS
Men's doubles over 55s – Aubrey Cox and Kieran McMahon of Waterford/Academy
Women's singles – Cherly Evans of Ailesbury
Men's singles over 55s – Gerard Kenna of Roundwood
Women's doubles over 50s – Liz Gault and Pam Peard of Ballyclare/Academy
Men's doubles over 50s – Nelson McDowell and Ian Young of Academy
Men's singles – Simon Thompson of Ballyclare;
Men's doubles over 45s – John Kiernan and Willie Stevenson of Sligo City/ Carlow YM
Mixed doubles over 40s – Jonathan Perry and Jayne Orr of Greenwell St
Women's doubles over 40s – Gillian Grimes and Jayne Orr of Greenwell St
Mixed doubles over 35s – Andrew McVeigh and Karen Heaney of Greenwell St/Ballyclare
Women's doubles 35s – Deirdre A Duffy and Fiona Farrell of Dundalk/KADCA
William Martin, Ulster Branch President and Tournament Organiser said “ Thanks to the players who came from all four provinces of Ireland who produced some great badminton in the one hundred and ten matches played. Special thanks also to our Sponsors, Roadside Motors Lisburn.”
Piece by Ulster Badminton.
Men's Doubles O50
Winners Nelson McDowell & Ian Young
Women's Doubles O50 Winner:
Liz Gault & Pam Peard
Mixed Doubles O35 Winners:
Andrew Mcveigh & Karen Heaney
Mixed Doubles O40
Winner: Jonathan Perry & Jayne Orr
Runners-Up: Michael Watt & Karen Ballantine
Click on this link for all the winners and runners-up from the event.