Badminton: English Championships - Norwich

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Darren Hall, the men's singles champion, is seeded to take a record seventh singles title at the English National Championships in Norwich this weekend, although the Essex player has Colin Haughton, an England international, in his quarter of the draw. At the other end Anders Nielsen, the England No 2 from Surrey, is seeded to meet Hall in the final in what would be a repeat of last year's match. In the women's singles, Sue Lane, the champion from Devon, has had her chances of repeating last's year victory enhanced after the withdrawal of Jo Muggeridge, the No 2 seed who has not fully recovered from recent knee surgery.

How to get there: Norwich Sport Village and Hotel in Broadland, Drayton High Road, Hellesdon, is off A140 Cromer Road, near airport, north of city. Sessions: today noon-10.30pm (admission: pounds 2 adults, 50p children/OAPs); tomorrow 10am-10.30pm ( pounds 3, pounds 1); Sunday six semi- finals from 10am, four semi-finals from 2pm ( pounds 5.50, pounds 1.50), five finals from 6pm ( pounds 7, pounds 1.50). Season ticket: pounds 14, pounds 3. (0603- 788898).

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