Marlborough players made their presence felt at last weekend's Nelson Open age-group championships, led by Lachlan Woolf.
The talented Queen Charlotte College player won three titles in the under-15 section, taking out the singles, doubles (with Tate Hutchins from West Coast) and the mixed doubles with Marlborough's Zoya Timms.
Timms turned in a top performance, taking out the singles title to complement her mixed doubles crown and was runner-up with Marlborough's Tessa Downes in the girls' doubles final.
Downes won the under-15 girls' plate while Brenna Downes was narrowly beaten in the final of the under-19 singles before bouncing back to win the doubles with Nelson's Michelle Westley, who beat her in the singles.
Downes and Benji Little lost the mixed doubles final to Westley and another Nelson player, Rory Weston.
Another member of the talented Timms family was on the medal podium on Sunday.
Eight year-old Soraya Timms played some great badminton to reach all three major finals of the under-13 section and, although beaten, showed huge potential.
- The Marlborough Express