There must be a tree somewhere inscribed with a carving that says, “Beth Loves Badminton.”
And that would be a great way to mark Beth Sopka’s love for the sport. But at this year’s Masters Nationals, the board took that notion up a notch, announcing that she is this year’s winner of the Ray Scott Award.
This year's Connecticut Open, our 55th annual, featured several new champions. Alan Shekhtman from Massachusetts captured his first Men's Singles and Mixed Doubles titles.
Charmaine Reid from Canada, a triple crown winner, took her first Women's Singles title and teamed with six time Women's Doubles winner, Daphne Chang, to top the Women's Doubles field and paired with Alan Shekhtman to take the Mixed Doubles.
For Women 45+ and Men 50+, this is a fun tournament with lots of action for everyone. It is a great way to meet up with players from other clubs who share the same interest.
For information and registration go to: http://bostonbadminton.com/sites/default/files/2013%20HAROLD%20SEAVEY%20NORTHEAST%20MASTERS%20v2.pdf
Sometimes it’s about competition, sometimes it’s about fun, but often it can be simply about the journey. A handful of travelers from the Northeast region headed to Cleveland for the National Senior Games and a couple of them checked in with us along the way.