Sportspace medal haul for Gadebridge

Adult badminton tournament at Sportspace
Adult badminton tournament at Sportspace

BADMINTON players from clubs across Hertfordshire gathered for an adult tournament hosted by Sportspace.

It was a successful day for the Gadebridge representatives, in particular, as they took the ladies’ open, men’s open, men’s vets and mixed titles.

The ladies’ open final was an all-Gadebridge affair, with Laura Godfrey and Lily Cayless edging out club-mates Liz Bateman and Lesley Godfrey 21-19.

Gadebridge duo Grant Hall and Richard Billing took the men’s open title with a 15-10 win over Chris Eagles and Chris Holland, and John Barton and Gary Watkinson added to the Gadebridge trophy haul with a 21-13 win over Peter Garwood and Robert Garwood in the men’s vet final.

The mixed open title went to Laura Godfrey and Richard Billing, courtesy of a 21-18 victory over Harpenden’s Carol Thompson and Rob Bursack in the final.

Gadebridge were denied a clean sweep of trophies, however, as Thompson and Gill Mannion secured the ladies’ vet title for Harpenden with a 21-10 win over Rashida Barnett and Diana Rogers.

Sportspace, meanwhile, are set to host an end-of-season junior tournament on May 26. For more information, please call 01442 507210.