St Clements Badminton Club, Oxford

Summer Singles 2017

During May and June many of our summer club members battled it out again in our annual singles competition.

With a number of newcomers this year we had eleven players in total who were randomly organised into two qualifying groups with the top two going through to the semi-finals.

Group A saw Tom Patissier and 2016 winner Nick Abitabile qualify for the semi-finals. In Group B David Newman came top with 4 wins out of 4 after his narrow 21-19 victory over Paul Johnson.

In the semi-finals, a titanic battle between Nick and David went to 3 games with Nick eventually coming out on top 21-19 in the final game. Tom overcame Paul in two games to set up a showdown with Nick. The final was preceded by the battle for 3rd place with Paul reversing the result of their group game by beating David 21-14, 21-18.

And so to the final. Could Nick retain his title against the ‘French wizard’ Tom in his first season at St Clements? A tense occasion eventually saw Tom come out victorious by two straight games (21-10, 21-17).

Thanks to everyone for taking part, especially our 3 ladies (you know who you are!). Roll on Summer 2018…

002 Nick, Tom and Paul

From left to right: Nick Abitabile, Tom Patissier, Paul Johnson

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