Wycombe pair win ladies Basingstoke Open badminton title

Basingstoke Open winners Jenny Ross and Claire Workman.

Basingstoke Open winners Jenny Ross and Claire Workman.

First published in Sport

THE Basingstoke District Badminton League Open tournament took place at The Costello School, with Jenny Ross/Claire Workman from Wycombe winning the ladies event.

There were six pairs in the section, with all games played up to 21 points.

Top seeds, Ross/Workman won all their games, three of them being by only one or two points. Reading’s Emma Penn/Jovaynne Teh lost just one league point to finish runners-up.

Basingstoke’s Gina and Linda Rapacioli were a close third with 80 points, while Rachel Jackson/Jo Hiller from Swindon and Newbury’s Katie Woods/Alex Woods finished on 60 and 59 points respectively.

Sadly, Basingstoke’s Cathryn Perkins, playing with Fiona Garnett, suffered an injured ankle in their second game and had to withdraw.

A closely-fought final ended with a 21-19 win for Wycombe’s Ross/Workman.

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