Meridians Badminton Club
Meridians Badminton Club

Playford Trophy 2016/2017

Congratulations to our mixed team for winner the playford trophy for the second consecutive year!







Team from left to right:

Jonny Coleman, Mark Augustus, Matt Healey,
Hayley Moore, Anna Godbold and Harriet Osborn.

The first round of the playford trophy was a home draw against Abbeygate where the home team came out as winners with 381 points to Abbeygate's 297. There were many competitive games as all players were from teams currently playing in division one for all three disciplines. 


The quaterfinal match was another home draw but this time against YMCA - the current mixed division 1 champions who have won the divisions for 14 consectutive seasons and 8 years unbeaten. This match too had many competitive games with meridians' handicap helping them to claim the victory of 451 points to YMCA's 200. 


Next up was the semifinal match at home to Stowmarket. Another competitive team playing in division 1 in all three disciplines. Again the handicap Meridians had was enough to overcome the tough Stowmarket side and clinch a victory of 401 points to Stowmarkets 239 and booking a place in the final for a chance to retain the playford title!


The playford trophy final was played at Northgate sports centre to a packed 2 courts of spectators. Meridians had to play against a very talented Belstead side, who have some very strong players and performing well in the league.

The final was extremely closely fought where the points in every game proved vital. Meridians managed to claw back the handicap Belstead had started with and it all came down to just the last couple of games. There were lots of tense moments during the last games but once again Meridians proved too strong and showed their experience managing to retain the title with a 371 point victory to Belsteads 342 points.


Congratulations to Belstead for coming runners up in a very tough tournament. Also a thank you and well done to all the players who took part in the Playford Trophy tournament.
Good luck to all of the teams for next years Playford Trophy!

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