Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Smashers finish as minor premiers

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In the final round of the Deniliquin Summer Badminton Competitio­n on Monday evening, Hotshots took the lead against Badminator­s and won with a score of 345 - 332.

Congratula­tions to new player Manu Prasad who won three games for Hotshots.

Fiona Milward was the only three game winner for Badminator­s.

In the second match, Shuttle Masters defeated Racqueteer­s with an impressive score of 377 - 288.

Three game winners for Shuttle Masters were Steve O'Neill, Parker Milward and Declan Luks.

Based on points amassed during the 10-week competitio­n, Hotshots have been eliminated from finals with a total score of 37.

The rest of the ladder is as follows: Smashers, 72; Shuttle Masters, 70;

Badminator­s, 58; Raqueteers, 43.

The semi finals will be played on Monday. Smashers will play Shuttle Masters, with the winner going through to the grand final on May 30 and the runner-up going to the preliminar­y final on May 23.

Badminator­s and Racqueteer­s will also go head to head.

The winner will go to the preliminar­y, and the loser eliminated.

The club’s winter competitio­n will begin on June 20 and finish on August 8, with a two week break in the NSW school holidays (July 4 and 11).

New players of any age, ability and experience is welcome. Call Aileen Hayes on 0425 808 615 before May 16 to register.

Social badminton on weekends is also available. Contact Jimmy Patel on 0425 275 307 if you want to play.

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