Dundee Area Badminton: Round Up

It was champions week in the DABA leagues.

After a gap of 6 years Nomads are the T Duncan & Co Mixed Doubles First Division champions. They clinched the title with a 6-1 win v Roseangle, completing their season with a perfect 100% record. Nomads were 3-1 up after the level doubles and wins in the opening 2 mixed games sealed the victory and the title win. Meghan Walker was the star player on the night with 3 wins. On a great night for Nomads, Lauren Corbett and Bill Hogg also confirmed their Player of the year titles.

The day before, Forfar clinched the Gents doubles 2nd Division title with a 6-0 win v NCR 2. Forfar have been in tremendous form all season and this win made it 9 out of 9, with one fixture remaining. There are already noises about them challenging for the top Division title next season. It’s also certain Forfar will have the Player of the Year in this league, with Jamie King currently leading the way from teammate Tom Metcalfe.

On the same day, the Firies made it a treble of championship wins by clinching the Gents doubles 3rd Division title with a 5-1 victory over nearest challengers Forfar 2. The Firies entered the venue to a fanfare and were obviously in confident mood and although the win wasn’t clinched until the final 2 games, the Firies who have been something of a surprise package have also been in tremendous form and are another team with a perfect 9 wins from 9 with one fixture remaining. Brian Corbett and Bob Iannetta were the top players on the day with 3 wins each and Brian is firm favourtite to top the rankings, holding a healthy lead.

The Gents doubles Division 1 isn’t yet settled. NCR moved back top with a 5-0 win over David Lloyd. Lewis Hann and Josh Lowe were on top form for the new league leaders with 3 wins each and Josh currently leads the rankings. It’s all still to play for however as reigning champions Nomads are only a point behind with a game in hand and it’s all set for a big showdown on Sunday between the top 2.

The ladies doubles is also set for an exciting finish, with only a point separating the top 3. Reigning champions NCR aren’t giving up their title without a fight and had an excellent 3-2 win v league leaders Carnoustie. This one couldn’t have been much closer and went down to a last game decider which Liz Clarke and Laurence Boe triumphed in 21-18, 21-19.

The other match saw a local derby with Monifieth Grove overcoming David Lloyd 4-1. Louise Masey was on top form for the victors in this one with 3 wins.