Chloe Francesca Hannah Birch (born 16 September 1995) is an English badminton player.[1] She was introduced to badminton through school and started playing at age eight at Abbeydale Badminton Club. Birch received the Michael Vaughan Award from Silverdale School, and competed at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2013.[2] She was the runner-up in 2016 English National Badminton Championships Women's singles.[3] Birch was part of the English team that won the mixed team bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.[4][5] She won the women's doubles silver medal at the 2019 European Games partnered with Lauren Smith.[6]

Chloe Birch
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Personal information
Birth nameChloe Francesca Hannah Birch
Country England
Born (1995-09-16) 16 September 1995 (age 24)
Preston, England
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
HandednessRight
CoachMike Adams
Alex Marritt
Women's singles & doubles
Highest ranking42 (WS 9 April 2019)
26 (WD 21 June 2018)
Current ranking56 (WS), 29 (WD) (5 November 2019)
BWF profile

Birch graduated from Loughborough University with sport and exercise science degree.[7]

AchievementsEdit

European GamesEdit

Women's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Falcon Club,
Minsk, Belarus
  Lauren Smith   Selena Piek
  Cheryl Seinen
21–14, 13–21, 15–21   Silver

BWF World Tour (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[8] is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[9]

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 SaarLorLux Open Super 100   Lauren Smith   Liu Xuanxuan
  Xia Yuting
16–21, 13–21   Runner-up
2019 Orléans Masters Super 100   Lauren Smith   Hsu Ya-ching
  Hu Ling-fang
21–18, 21–17   Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (7 titles, 8 runners-up)Edit

Women's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2016 Portugal International   Mia Blichfeldt 12–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2015 Hungarian International   Aprilia Yuswandari 19–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2015 Romanian International   Lianne Tan 7–11, 7–11, 10–12   Runner-up

Women's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2019 Kharkiv International   Lauren Smith   Rachel Honderich
  Kristen Tsai
21–14, 21–18   Winner
2019 Azerbaijan International   Lauren Smith   Ekaterina Bolotova
  Alina Davletova
21–18, 21–12   Winner
2019 Denmark International   Lauren Smith   Saori Ozaki
  Akane Watanabe
13–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2018 Czech Open   Lauren Smith   Émilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
21–14, 21–14   Winner
2016 Belgian International   Lauren Smith   Julie Finne-Ipsen
  Rikke Søby Hansen
24–22, 18–21, 21–18   Winner
2016 Slovenia International   Sarah Walker   Jessica Pugh
  Cheryl Seinen
22–20, 21–19   Winner
2016 Dutch International   Sophie Brown   Myke Halkema
  Lisa Malaihollo
21–4, 21–15   Winner
2016 Portugal International   Sarah Walker   Goh Yea Ching
  Peck Yen Wei
9–21, 15–21   Runner-up
2016 Iceland International   Jenny Wallwork   Jessica Pugh
  Sarah Walker
10–21, 21–10, 17–21   Runner-up
2015 Polish International   Jessica Pugh   Clara Nistad
  Emma Wengberg
16–21, 21–6, 15–21   Runner-up
2015 Slovenia International   Jenny Wallwork   Linda Efler
  Lara Kaepplein
18–21, 21–19, 18–21   Runner-up
2015 Romanian International   Jenny Wallwork   Lea Palermo
  Anne Tran
11–6, 14–21, 8–11, 11–8   Winner
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players: Chloe Birch". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Chloe Birch". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "English National Championships 2016: Adcocks revel in fourth title". www.badmintonengland.co.uk. Badminton England. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games: England reach badminton mixed team semi-finals". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Games: England beat Singapore to claim badminton team bronze". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sterling silver for Smith and Birch in Minsk". Badminton England. 29 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Former Sport and Exercise Science student Chloe Birch lands badminton spot for Gold Coast". Loughborough University. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  8. ^ "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. 29 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. 15 January 2018.

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