England come home with a record 11 medals. Rachel Choong retained her status by claiming 2 gold medals in Ladies Singles and Mixed Doubles with England team-mate Andrew Martin. Andrew also won the Short Sture Mens Doubles with England team-mate Ollie Clarke. Krysten Coombes and Jack Shephard won silver in a gripping tournament.
In the Standing SL4 class, Antony Forster won bronze Mens Doubles with german partner Jans-Nikolas Pott.
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England contingent have great success after coming home with 16 gold and 15 silver medals from Cardiff this month. England featured in all finals categories showing grit and determination. With the World Championships in November, just around the corner, players are preparing hard. TeamEngland coach Richard Morris was present to guide players to each individual success.
TeamEngland players will be going to the next training camp on 19th-20th October at Bath University Campus and will have a last competitive play at the Hatfield Tournament on Saturday 26th October 2013 (Wheelchair and Standing).
Classification Regulations - Minimal Impairment Criteria for Short Stature – SS 6 Sport Class
Please note the wording changing related to minimum age for Sport Class - SS 6 players. The previous wording was that “players must be greater than 18 years of age”
The new wording allows players 13 years and older to compete as long as they meet the required conditions:
“Player must be older than 13 years of age. If the player is younger than 18, s/he must prove their chromosomal disorder diagnosis related to short stature. The player must meet the same criteria below and classification measurements will be completed at each competition until the age of 18”.
This is really good news and is something we've been pressing to happen for some time.
Please be advised that the 1st Thai Para-Badminton International, due to be held 17 – 21 September, has been cancelled. The organisers have not been able to secure a sponsor for the event.
The Robin Hood Tournament organised by the Nottinghamshire Wheelchair Blazers Badminton Club and Andy Zadora from Sport-on-wheels was completed with great successes with new and up and coming players collecting medals. The wheelchair category saw Fiona Kelly collecting 3 medals in her 2nd tournament, a great achievement. Suzi French also picked up her first medal in a tournament. Paula Robinson, Owen Kilburn, Martin Rooke and Connor Dua-Harper amongst others also clinched medals in the wheelchair category.
Daniel Bethell SL3 won Gold easing through the group stages and eventually winning the Final against England team mate Daniel Lee. Bobby Griffin SL4 clinching 2 Golds in Singles and Doubles after losing to England Team mate Antony Forster in the group stages.
EBAD was also present on the day to help promote and continue the development of Para-Badminton.
On 30th June 2013 Hemi Help invited Daniel Bethell and Daniel Lee to their Sports/Activities Day to help young people with hemiplegia try out some sports.
Para-Badminton was a big hit on the day with lots of disabled youngsters trying out badminton. They played with Daniel Bethell and Daniel Lee for a few sessions of badminton after the England Team mates put on a small demonstraton one on one.
E.B.A.D. encourages and is always happy to receive any news, information or activities to do with parabadminton.