Hunters 1 team secured the RDBA Britannic trophy after a nail-biting finish. After 6 hours of play, Hunters 1 were tied on points with Trinity 1, with the match to be settled on a first to 21 single match decider. Phil Pelton and Wing To stepped up, and overcame a handicap start to win the deciding game 21-19.
Photos of the winners holding the trophy are in the gallery.
Well played to Hunters 2, 3 and 4 who also competed in the marathon event.
Message from Steve Turner, match secretary:
As Match Secretary for Hunters BC and RDBA committee member I would like to thank all who took part in the 2016 Rugby and District Badminton Association Britannic Tournament today (Sunday 21st Feb).
It was a fantastic day of badminton with some laughs, some passion, some tears (maybe) and some great games to be part of and watch.
The Britannic was once held every year at this time, played for by the RDBA league clubs. It has been some five years since the Britannic Assurance cup was last contested.
At the league AGM last summer, we committed to holding the event this year and see the cup once again contested. This happened due to a lot of hard work from Mark Hope and co; and it was great to see so many players of all ages and standards playing today.
After the success of today it is really important that we now continue to hold and support this event and events like them to keep the game being played in Rugby.
So I would like to thank Mark on behalf of the club and say a well done to all who turned out to play (especially the ones who dived in at the last minute!).
If you have any comments on how the day went or any feedback for the next event please catch me at a club night and I will feed them back to the league.