SOME 71 players from North Wales, South Wales, Cheshire, Lancashire and Yorkshire took part in the Badminton Wales Senior’s Open Championship at Deeside Leisure Centre recently.

The highlight was Flint star Jamie Noble playing superbly to take three titles.

He defeated Cheshire's Ian Cottrill 21-16, 21-14 to win the men's singles, before joining forces with Will Toomey to dominate the men’s doubles and take the gold versus Lancashire’s Raj Britto and Riaz Javidahamed.

Noble then secured his third title when he teamed up with Ellen Liddle (Eros) to win the mixed doubles 21-15, 21-18 against the Great Orme’s Iain Lovatt and Steph Marti-Jones.

In Division One of the North East Wales Badminton League, Rossett A travelled to relegation threatened Deeside.

They played high quality badminton to come away with a 6-2 win.

At second mixed for Rossett, Ed Bennett and Sue Lord were just too good for Cerys Brackenbury and Luke McCarry, winning 21-17, 21-12.

Mold A arrived early to get their fixture with Denbigh A quickly underway, but found that their hosts were not in a charitable mood.

Denbigh took the close match 5-3, with four games going the distance.

Mold’s Liam Hird and Joe Nesbitt, at second men’s, showed their staying power when they triumphed 22-20, 19-21, 21-12 over Matty Vacher and Richard Elston.

Division Two leaders Flint Phoenix B were pushed all the way by determined guests Prestatyn A, but winning three of the mixed doubles helped them run out 5-3 winners.

Prestatyn’s Martin Gould and Ruth Salisbury sparkled at fourth mixed and in a very competitive match, they just edged their encounter with Jordan Donnelly and Gwenda Moorcroft 21-10, 26-24.

With their eye still on promotion, Buckley showed no mercy when they defeated hosts Hawarden 7-1.

Hawarden’s sole winner was at first ladies, with the pairing of Di Fardoe and Suzy Steele digging in to overcome Charlotte Ince and Helen Evans 22-20, 21-23, 21-17.

Holywell A continue to dominate Division Three and their 7-1 win at Prestatyn B further consolidated their position at the top.

Prestatyn’s only winners were at first ladies, where the accomplished Heather Owen and Amy Roberts remain undefeated this season.

They continued their success with an impressive 21-14, 21-18 win over Nicky Garnett-Hughes and Anne Booth.

Mold C and Denbigh B fought out a 4-4 draw with the Flintshire hosts taking the bragging rights by 10 points.

Mold’s Chris Preston and Shamanth Moodalbyle upstaged Caeron Jones and Den Cottle in a tense three-game battle before closing out the match with an 18-21, 21-11, 21-14 win.