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Badminton associations compete for new trophy

23 June 2006

The Auckland and North Harbour badminton associations will be competing for a new trophy which honours one of the greats of the sport.

The inaugural "battle of the bridge" match between the two badminton strongholds is hoped to be the first of an annual challenge played for a trophy which has been donated by one of the legendary figures of the sport Richard Pursor.

Pursor won over 30 New Zealand titles during the 60's, 70's and into the 80's, not including the large number of masters titles he has been victorious in as well.

The contest to be held Tuesday 27th June from 6pm at the Auckland Badminton Centre on Gilles Ave will feature juniors, seniors, masters, veterans and super-veterans in the best of 21 matches over the five divisions.

The seniors, juniors and masters matches will feature one men's singles, one women's singles, one men's doubles, one women's doubles and a mixed match in each category while the vets(50+ years)and super-vets(60+ years)will consist of a men's and women's doubles and mixed each.


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