Scotland’s Dan Travers may have lost his singles title but he retained the men’s and mixed doubles crowns at the European Senior Championships after a tough week of badminton action at Caldas da Rainha in Portugal.
Travers and Denmark’s Jesper Helledie won the 55 men’s doubles when the top seeds defeated England’s second seeds Eric Plane and Roger Taylor, coming from behind for the second match in a row to take the title 18-21 21-11 21-14. In the semi-final they had also lost the first game against Austria’s Tariq Farook and Denmark’s Karsten Meier before winning 20-22 21-15 21-12.
In the mixed doubles Travers and Christine Black, the top seeds, claimed the title on a walkover after Helledie and Hanne Adsboel had to withdraw. The Danish pair had won a gruelling semi-final 19-21 22-20 22-20 against England’s second seeds Ian Purton and Christine Crossley.