The Mildura and District Badminton Association committee held its open veteran teams tournament for 2018 at the Irymple Community Leisure Centre on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th.

Badminton players from Horsham, Ballarat, Diamond Valley, Adelaide, Swan Hill, Barmera, Heidelburg and Mildura competed in a graded team format over the 2 days.

Every competitor played 10 games to 31 on the Saturday and another 5 games to 31 on the Sunday morning, combining with each player in their team and playing against every other opposing team member.

Over the weekend close to 5000 individual hard fought points in total were contested, testing many players’ endurance levels.

High quality close games were a highlight with many games going down the wire at 31 points to 30.

The final results saw only 99 points separating 1st placed team Sultanas on 1280 from 4th placed Gordos on 1181.

The winning team of Sultanas were

Jeff Rose -Mildura

John O’Dwyer -Horsham

Petrus Usmanij -Heidelberg

Carol Richards -SA

Graham Peverell -Diamond Valley

Jessie Symons -Barmera

Second placed Walthams team members were

Garry Price -Horsham

Bruce McDowall -Swan Hill

Shiva Neiker -Mildura

Jean Potter -SA

Debbie Plumridge -SA

Judy Bannear -Barmera

The Mildura & District Badminton Association thanked the sponsors of the event and all of the competitors for making the tournament such a great success.

Normal Badminton social competition continues at the Irymple Community Leisure Centre on Thursday nights from 7pm and Sunday nights from 6pm.