posted by Matt Green on Mon 12 Apr 2010 13:53
Congratulations to Debbie Rigby, (Forrest A) who picked up a Silver medal at this year's "All England Seniors Championships".
The Yonex 94th All England Seniors Badminton Championships took place this past weekend (9th-11th April) at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes. The prestigious Championships attracted a bumper international entry with players travelling from Malaysia, India, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Debbie Rigby, who was partnering Eric Plane from Norfolk in the 50's Mixed Doubles, won their three group games on Sunday and advanced to the knockout stages.
In the semi finals they met Danish pairing Ejnar Skovrup & Susanne Berg, winning 21-12, 21-10 to book their place in the final.
In the final they faced Ian Purton and Christine Crossley (both Surry). Debbie and Eric claimed the first game, 20-22, however they lost the second, and lost a closely contested third game 21-19.