The 2017 English National Badminton Championships reached a thrilling conclusion at Wycombe Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd September 2017.
The grandstand in the Badminton Hall was packed with spectators who were treated to a spectacular afternoon of badminton, the culmination of three days of Championship sport which saw the nations best badminton players competing to be the National Champion in their respective discipline.
First to take to the court were Chloe Birch and Atu Sagita to contest the ladies singles title which was won in thirty one minutes by Chole Birch (pictured below) 21-17, 21-12.
In the mixed doubles Ben Lane and Jessica Pugh trumped over Greg Mairs and Jennifer Moore 21-9, 21-11 in a match which lasted twenty seven minutes.
Alex Lane claimed the men’s singles title beating the No. 1 seed Toby Penty 21-11, 21-15 in a match lasting thirty seven minutes.
The ladies doubles was won by Lauren Smith and Sarah Walker who overcame Chloe Birch and Jessica Pugh 21-10, 21-10 in a match lasting thirty minutes.
Rounding off the afternoon was the men’s doubles. This turned out to be the most thrilling and closely fought match of the afternoon with Peter Briggs and Tom Wolfenden clinching victory over Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-19, 17-21, 21-19 in a game which lasted forty nine minutes.
The three days of sporting action which comprised the 2017 English National Badminton Championships turned out to be an excellent showcase for English Badminton as well as the excellent Badminton facilities at the Wycombe Leisure Centre which opened in 2016.
Full results of the games played throughout the three days of the tournament can be found on the Badminton England website.
Further information on Badminton and how to get involved in playing the sport can also be found on the BadmintonEngland.co.uk website.
Information on the Wycombe Leisure Centre and the facilities it has to offer can be found on the Wycombe Leisure Centre website.
Shown below are some more pictures featuring action from finals day :