There was an excellent entry and all the events were played in a round-robin format.
Women’s doubles was split into two halves with Group A won by Jenny Mo and May Ooi (Tynwald Celts), with Jessica Lloyd and Michelle Garrity (Four Leaf Gaming Marown) runners-up.
Group B was won by Tania Thomas (Tynwald Celts) and Sam Spellman (Apollo Blinds Vikings), with Louise Mellor (Athol Park Guest House Castletown) and Molly Bell (Fencibles) finishing runners-up.
Mo and Ooi defeated Mellor and Bell on points (19-21 21-12) in the first semi-final, and Thomas/Spellman beat Lloyd/Garrity 21-16 21-12 in the second semi-final.
The final was a close affair with Mo and Ooi winning the first game 21-18, but Thomas and Spellman came back to win the second game 21-19, meaning that Mo and Ooi won by a single point 40-39.
Men’s doubles was split into four groups with Mark Cheung and Ben Clague (Tynwald Celts) winning Group A.
Group B was won by James Strickett (Sulby) and James O’Meara (Athol Park Guest House Castletown Abbey); Group C by Baillie Watterson and Andrew Simpson (Athol Park Guest House Castletown); Group D by Nick Ardern and Matt Riley (Fencibles).
The first semi-final saw Strickett and O’Meara defeat Cheung and Clague 21-11 21-12, and the second semi-final went to Ardern and Riley who beat Watterson and Simpson 21-19 21-18.
Riley and Ardern won the first game of the final 21-20 and had match points in the second before losing 20-21. With the points being level a third game was played and Strickett/O’Meara proved too strong for their opponents, winning 21-2.
The mixed doubles event was also split into four groups with Group A winners being Matt Nicholson (Apollo Blinds Vikings) and Annelise Mellor (Athol Park Guest House Castletown), who were the back markers at -14.
Group B was won by Martin Cheung (Fencibles) and May Ooi; Group C was won by Juan Domingo (Four Leaf Gaming Marown) and Louise Mellor; with Group D going to Oliver Swales and Vikky Skelly (Four Leaf Gaming Marown).
The first semi-final saw Swales and Skelly beat Domingo and Mellor 21-18 21-17, with the second going to Nicholson and Mellor who beat Cheung and Ooi 21-15 21-20. Nicholson and Mellor successfully came through a tight final, beating Swales and Skelly 21-18 21-17.
l Many thanks to umpires Caroline and David for all their help over the two weekends and to the NSC for the excellent venue.