Sport in Short: Badminton

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BULGARIAN VINTNERS ENGLISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Norwich): Men: Singles quarter-finals: P Knowles (Kent) bt A Bush (Wilts) 15-2 15-5; A Nielsen (Surrey) bt S Isaac (Sussex) 15-5 15-11; P Smith (Surrey) bt S Butler (Warwicks) 8-15 15-6 15-11; D Hall (Essex) bt N Panesar (Yorks) 13-18 15-1 15-5. Semi-finals: Hall bt Smith 15-10 15-5; Nielsen bt Knowles 5-15 15-13 15-11. Final: Hall bt Nielsen 15-6 10-15 8-2 ret. Doubles semi-finals: S Archer (Worcs) and N Ponting (Herts) bt J Anderson and I Pearson (Essex) 15-5 15-5; J Robertson (Northants) and D Wright (Yorks) bt A Fairhurst and C Hunt (Lancs) 11-15 15-12 15-7. Final: D Wright and Robertson bt Ponting and Archer 15-7 15-6. Women: Singles quarter-finals: J Mann (Worcs) bt T Hallam (Staffs) 11-7 11-6; S Louis Lane (Devon) bt T Groves (Sussex) 11-8 11-3; T Dineen (Essex) bt J Willmott (Yorks) 11-2

11-7; F Smith (Surrey) bt J Davies (Lincs) 11-2 11-1. Semi-finals: Louis Lane bt Mann 11-6 11-2; Smith bt Dineen 11-2 11-4. Final: Louis Lane bt Smith 11-4 11-1. Doubles Semi-finals: G Clark (Surrey) and G Gowers (Herts) bt J Davies (Lincs) and Groves 15-7 15-6; J Bradbury (Oxon) and S Sankey (Lancs) bt K Chapman and J Wright (Sussex) 15-2 15-9. Final: Clark and Gowers bt Bradbury and Sankey 15-4 17-14. Mixed doubles final: N Ponting (Herts) and G Clark (Surrey) bt C Hunt (Lancs) and J Wright (Sussex)

15-11 15-7.

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