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Irish Open (badminton)

The Irish International or Irish Open in badminton is an international open held in Ireland since 1902 and is thereby one of the oldest badminton tournaments in the world. It was however interrupted by the two World Wars. This tournament is currently a part of the European Badminton Circuit and takes place at the beginning of December every year as part of the home nations loop of International tournaments that include the Scottish Open and the Welsh Open in consecutive weeks. The tournament for most part and in recent years has been an International Challenge rated event. The recent exception was in 2012 when the tournament was downgraded to International Series due to funding. Recent editions have been held in the Baldoyle Badminton Centre except for 2007 and 2011 tournaments which were held in Lisburn, Northern Ireland.

The Irish Open was the first senior international title won by Spain's Carolina Marin at the age of 16 in 2009. Marin went on to win the European & World Championship in 2014 in Copenhagen as well as the coveted All England in 2015 in Birmingham, England before adding another world title in 2015. Marin then claimed Olympic Gold in Rio 2016. Other greats to lift the Irish Open title have been Kenneth Jonassen and Tine Rasmussen (Baun) of Denmark with Adam Cwalina of Poland the most prolific of champions in recent years with Men's doubles victories in 2011 (partnering Michal logosz) and back-to-back titles in 2013 & 2014 alongside Przemyslaw Wacha. Recent Irish winners have been Scott Evans (MS) in 2012 and Chloe Magee alongside Huang Bing in 2007.

Carolina Marin, European, World & Olympic Champion winning her first senior title in Dublin 2009

In 2018 Sam Magee reasserted himself as the most successful Irish badminton athlete of the modern era adding the Irish Open mixed doubles title to his European Games and European Championship medals. Sam Magee partnered his sister Chloe to the title, a part of the European badminton circuit, at the National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown.

Chloe & Sam Magee Irish Open Mixed Double Champions 2018

In 2016 the Irish Open moved to the new National Indoor Arena in Blanchardstown, Dublin as the first ever event in the new state of the art arena before its official opening in January 2017. The December 2017 edition reverted to an International Series level tournament which saw three Irish players/pairs reach the final.

Past winnersEdit

Year Men's singles Women's singles Men's doubles Women's doubles Mixed doubles
1902S   Blayney Hamilton no competition   Willoughby Hamilton
  Blayney Hamilton
no competition   Blayney Hamilton
  R. H. Goff
1903   Blayney Hamilton   G. Lucas
  R. D. Marshal
  Meriel Lucas
  Mabel Hardy
  Leonard Ransford
  Mabel Hardy
1904   Blayney Hamilton   Blayney Hamilton
  T. D. Good
  Meriel Lucas
  Ethel B. Thomson
  Leonard Ransford
  Mabel Hardy
1905   Henry Norman Marrett   Henry Norman Marrett
  Albert Prebble
  Meriel Lucas
  Ethel B. Thomson
  Norman Wood
  Hazel Hogarth
1906   Henry Norman Marrett   Henry Norman Marrett
  Albert Prebble
no competition   Norman Wood
  Hazel Hogarth
1907   Arthur Cave   Blayney Hamilton
  T. D. Good
  M. Hogarth
  Muriel Bateman
  Norman Wood
  Hazel Hogarth
1908   Arthur Cave   Blayney Hamilton
  T. D. Good
  Meriel Lucas
  Margaret Larminie
  Blayney Hamilton
  Meriel Lucas
1909   Arthur Cave   Frank Chesterton
  George Alan Thomas
  M. Hogarth
  Muriel Bateman
  George Alan Thomas
  Hazel Hogarth
1910   Frank Chesterton   Frank Chesterton
  George Alan Thomas
  Muriel Bateman
  Margaret Larminie
  George Alan Thomas
  Margaret Larminie
1911   George Alan Thomas   Guy A. Sautter
  George Alan Thomas
  Lavinia Clara Radeglia
  Margaret Larminie
  George Alan Thomas
  Margaret Larminie
1912   Guy A. Sautter   Guy A. Sautter
  George Alan Thomas
  Lavinia Clara Radeglia
  Margaret Tragett
  George Alan Thomas
  Margaret Tragett
1913   George Alan Thomas   Guy A. Sautter
  George Alan Thomas
  R. H. Plews
  Margaret Tragett
  Guy A. Sautter
  Hazel Hogarth
1914   George Alan Thomas   R. H. Plews
  George Alan Thomas
  Lavinia Clara Radeglia
  C. Pearson
  George Alan Thomas
  Hazel Hogarth
1915
1919
no competition
1920   George Alan Thomas no competition   F. A. Kennedy
  R. H. Lambert
  Hazel Hogarth
  Lavinia Clara Radeglia
  George Alan Thomas
  Hazel Hogarth
1921   George Alan Thomas   Frank Devlin
  R. H. Plews
  Hazel Hogarth
  E. F. Stewart
  George Alan Thomas
  Hazel Hogarth
1922   Guy A. Sautter   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  George Alan Thomas
  Marjorie Barrett
  Kitty McKane
  Guy A. Sautter
  E. G. Peterson
1923   Gordon 'Curly' Mack   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  George Alan Thomas
  D. Pilkington
  Elizabeth Anderson
  Frank Devlin
  E. F. Stewart
1924   Frank Devlin   Marian Horsley   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  George Alan Thomas
  A. M. Head
  Kitty McKane
  Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  Margaret Tragett
1925   Gordon 'Curly' Mack   Margaret Tragett   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  R. A. Goff
  A. M. Head
  M. Homan
  Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  Margaret Tragett
1926   Frank Devlin   Margaret Tragett   Raoul du Roveray
  George Alan Thomas
  Marian Horsley
  Violet Elton
  Frank Hodge
  Violet Elton
1927   George Alan Thomas   D. Pilkington   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  George Alan Thomas
  D. Pilkington
  T. D. Good
  Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  A. M. Head
1928   Albert Harbot   Marjorie Barrett   Albert Harbot
  George Alan Thomas
  Marjorie Barrett
  Violet Elton
  Albert Harbot
  Violet Elton
1929   Willoughby Hamilton   D. Good   J. D. M. McCallum
  George Alan Thomas
  D. Pilkington
  T. D. Good
  James Barr
  C. T. Duncan
1930   Willoughby Hamilton   Betty Uber   Herbert Uber
  Donald Hume
  Marian Horsley
  Betty Uber
  Herbert Uber
  Betty Uber
1931   Willoughby Hamilton   Marian Horsley   Gordon 'Curly' Mack
  Frank Devlin
  Marian Horsley
  C. T. Duncan
  Frank Devlin
  Marian Horsley
1932   Raymond White   Betty Uber   Donald Hume
  Ralph Nichols
  Marian Horsley
  Betty Uber
  Donald Hume
  Betty Uber
1933   Willoughby Hamilton   O. Wilson   Thomas Boyle
  James Rankin
  Marian Horsley
  Olive Wilson
  James Rankin
  Mavis Hamilton
1934   Raymond White   Thelma Kingsbury   Ian Maconachie
  Willoughby Hamilton
  Marian Horsley
  Betty Uber
  Donald Hume
  Betty Uber
1935   James Rankin   Alice Teague   Ian Maconachie
  James Rankin
  Marian Horsley
  Olive Wilson
  Ian Maconachie
  Marian Horsley
1936   Ralph Nichols   Thelma Kingsbury   Ian Maconachie
  James Rankin
  Marian Horsley
  Betty Uber
  Donald Hume
  Betty Uber
1937   James Rankin   Elizabeth Anderson   Ian Maconachie
  James Rankin
  Mavis Macnaughton
  Norma Stoker
  James Rankin
  O. Wilson
1938   Thomas Boyle   Daphne Young   Kenneth Wilson
  A. Titherley
  Daphne Young
  Norma Stoker
  Thomas Boyle
  O. Wilson
1939   A. S. Samuel   Mavis Macnaughton   Thomas Boyle
  James Rankin
  Mavis Macnaughton
  Olive Wilson
  Thomas Boyle
  Olive Wilson
1940
1946
no competition
1947   Noel B. Radford   Q. M. Allen   Thomas Boyle
  James Rankin
  Q. M. Allen
  Betty Uber
  Ralph Nichols
  Bessie Shearlaw
1948   Noel B. Radford   Q. M. Allen   Noel B. Radford
  Frank Peard
  Nora Conway
  B. Good
  H. J. Wingfield
  V. E. Duringer
1949   Ong Poh Lim   Q. M. Allen   Ong Poh Lim
  Lim Kee Fong
  Q. M. Allen
  Betty Uber
  Harold Marsland
  Q. M. Allen
1950   Frank Peard   A. M. Horner   Frank Peard
  James FitzGibbon
  Nora Conway
  B. Potter
  J. C. Mackay
  A. M. Horner
1951   Eddy B. Choong   I. E. O'Beirne   Harold Marsland
  Kenneth Greasley
  I. E. O'Beirne
  A. Choong
  Eddy B. Choong
  A. Choong
1952   Eddy B. Choong   Jean Lawless   E. L. Choong
  Eddy B. Choong
  Jean Lawless
  B. J. Good
  H. A. Heah
  G. F. Saunders
1953   Eddy B. Choong   Iris Cooley   E. L. Choong
  Eddy B. Choong
  Iris Cooley
  June White
  Eddy B. Choong
  June White
1954   J. E. Robson ?   Frank Peard
  James FitzGibbon
  Iris Cooley
  June White
  W. A. Robinson
  A. M. Horner
1955   Tony Jordan   Iris Cooley   Warwick Shute
  John Best
  Iris Cooley
  June White
  Tony Jordan
  June White
1956   James Doyle   Mary O'Sullivan   Alastair Russel
  Alistair McIntyre
  M. B. Forrester
  M. McIntosh
  Ray Smyth
  Sheila Smyth
1957   Eddy B. Choong   Iris Rogers   Eddy B. Choong
  Oon Chong Teik
  Iris Rogers
  June Timperley
  Tony Jordan
  June Timperley
1958   Oon Chong Jin   Yvonne Kelly   Oon Chong Jin
  C. L. Oon
  Catherine Dunglison
  Gladys Massie
  Mac Henderson
  Helen McIntosh
1959   Trevor Coates   Heather Ward   Tony Jordan
  Ronald Lockwood
  Iris Roggers
  June Timperley
  Tony Jordan
  June Timperley
1960   Robert McCoig   Mary O'Sullivan   Robert McCoig
  Frank Shannon
  Yvonne Kelly
  Mary O'Sullivan
  Robert McCoig
  Wilma Tyre
1961   Trevor Coates   Ursula Smith   Hugh Findlay
  Ronald Lockwood
  Sue Peard
  Lena Rea
  Tony Jordan
  June Timperley
1962   Charoen Wattanasin   Ursula Smith   Robert McCoig
  Frank Shannon
  Yvonne Kelly
  Mary O'Sullivan
  Robert McCoig
  Wilma Tyre
1963   Colin Beacom   Ursula Smith   Tony Jordan
  Peter Wadell
  E. Parr
  Jennifer Pritchard
  Kenneth Derrick
  Margaret Barrand
1964   Robert McCoig   Judy Hashman   Robert McCoig
  Frank Shannon
  Sue Peard
  Judy Hashman
  Robert McCoig
  Judy Hashman
1965   Richard Purser   Angela Bairstow   Roger Mills
  David Horton
  Ursula Smith
  Jennifer Pritchard
  John Havers
  Margaret Barrand
1966   Lee Kin Tat   Mary Bryan   Robert McCoig
  Mac Henderson
  Yvonne Kelly
  Mary Bryan
  Mac Henderson
  Catherine Dunglison
1967   Alan Parsons   Angela Bairstow   Roger Mills
  David Horton
  Margaret Boxall
  Sue Pound
  Roger Mills
  Iris Roggers
1968   Lee Kin Tat   Mary Bryan   Ian Hume
  J. K. Neillage
  Yvonne Kelly
  Mary Bryan
  Robert McCoig
  Mary Thomson
1969   Ray Sharp   Gillian Perrin   David Eddy
  Roger Powell
  Margaret Boxall
  Susan Whetnall
  Tony Jordan
  Susan Whetnall
1970   Robert McCoig   Yvonne Kelly   Robert McCoig
  Fraser Gow
  Yvonne Kelly
  Sue Peard
  Robert McCoig
  Helen Kelly
1971   Derek Talbot   Margaret Beck   Elliott Stuart
  Derek Talbot
  Margaret Beck
  Julie Rickard
  Derek Talbot
  Gillian Gilks
1972   Colin Bell   Yvonne Kelly   Adrian Bell
  Peter Moore
  Yvonne Kelly
  Mary Bryan
  John McCloy
  Mary Bryan
1973   Colin Bell   Barbara Beckett   Adrian Bell
  Colin Bell
  Barbara Beckett
  Lena McAleese
  Adrian Bell
  Barbara Beckett
1974   Robert McCoig   Dorte Tyghe   J. Ansari
  J. Britton
  Barbara Lord
  Dorthe Tyghe
  Fraser Gow
  Christine Stewart
1975   Piet Ridder   Joke Van Beusekon   William Kerr
  Kenneth Parsons
  Marjan Luesken
  Joke van Beusekom
  Rob Ridder
  Marjan Ridder
1976   Michael Wilks   Barbara Beckett   Peter Bullivant
  Michael Wilks
  Yvonne Kelly
  Barbara Beckett
  John Scott
  Barbara Beckett
1977   Tim Goode   Pamela Hamilton   Tim Goode
  Duncan Bridge
  Mary Dinan
  Wendy Orr
  John Scott
  Pamela Hamilton
1978   Richard Purser   Dorothy Cunningham   Richard Purser
  Bryan Purser
  Christine Stewart
  Anne Johnstone
  Billy Gilliland
  Joanna Flockhart
1979   Brian Walwoork   Sally Laedbeater   Duncan Bridge
  Ray Rofe
  Kathleen Readhead
  Diane Simpson
  Duncan Bridge
  Kathleen Redhead
1980   Dan Travers   Else Thoresen   Dan Travers
  Gordon Hamilton
  Christine Heatly
  Joy Reid
  Frazer Evans
  Diane Ungerwood
1981   Andy Goode   Helen Troke   Gary Scott
  Andy Goode
  Jill Pringle
  Mary Leeves
  Rob Ridder
  Marjan Ridder
1982   Michal Malý   Pamela Hamilton   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
  Pamela Hamilton
  Alison Fulton
  Billy Gilliland
  Christine Heatly
1983   Joe Ford   Pamela Hamilton   Billy Gilliland
  Dan Travers
  Fiona Elliott
  Jill Pringle
  Billy Gilliland
  Christine Heatly
1984   Kevin Jolly   Sally Podger   Dipak Tailor
  Chris Dobson
  Sally Podger
  Barbara Sutton
  Billy Gilliland
  Christine Heatly
1985   Kevin Jolly   Fiona Elliott   Billy Gililand
  Dan Travers
  Fiona Elliott
  Alison Fischer
  Billy Gilliland
  Christine Heatly
1986   Alex White   Alison Fisher   Alex White
  Dan Travers
  Alison Fischer
  Caroline Gay
  Dan Travers
  Morag McKay
1987   Alex White   Sara Halshall   Alex White
  Iain Pringle
  Kartin Beckman
  Sara Halsall
  Mike Tredgett
  Karin Beckman
1988   Alex White   Anne Gibson   Alex White
  Iain Pringle
  Bozena Haracz
  Bozena Siemieniec
  Nick Ponting
  Julie Munday
1989   Anthony Gallagher   Suzanne Louis   Dan Travers
  Ken Middlemiss
  Jennifer Allen
  Elinor Allen
  Miles Johnson
  Suzanne Louis
1990 (Feb.)   Iain Sydie   Charlotta Wihlborg   Stephan Kuhl
  Kai Mitteldorf
  Charlotta Wihlborg
  Margit Borg
  Peter Holden
  Alison Fisher
1990 (Dec.)   Andrey Antropov   Irina Serova   Mike Brown
  Chris Hunt
  Katrin Schmidt
  Kerstin Ubben
  Michael Keck
  Irina Serova
1991   Jeroen van Dijck   Fiona Smith (Elliott)   Nick Ponting
  Dave Wright
  Alison Humby
  Joanne Wright
  Nick Ponting
  Joanne Wright
1992   Chris Bruil   Marina Andrievskaya   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Andrievskaya
  Marina Yakusheva
  Lars Pedersen
  Anne Mette Bille
1993   Chris Bruil   Marina Andrievskaya   Andrey Antropov
  Nikolai Zuyev
  Marina Andrievskaya
  Marina Yakusheva
  Lars Pedersen
  Anne Mette Bille
1994   Rikard Magnsson   Margit Borg   Jan Jorgensen
  Peder Nissen
  Rikke Olsen
  Helene Kirkegaard
  Kenny Middlemiss
  Elinor Allen
1995   Rikard Magnusson   Doris Piche   Jim Laugesen
  Thomas Stavngaard
  Majken Vange
  Pernille Harder
  Julian Robertson
  Lorraine Cole
1996   Keneth Jonasses   Pernille Harder   Sung-Yuan Lee
  Shyh-Jeng Yong
  Tanja Beg
  Mette Pedersen
  Jesper Larsen
  Maiken Vange
1997   Darren Hall   Karolina Ericsson   James Anderson
  Ian Sullivan
  Pernille Harder
  Mette Schjoldager
  Nathan Robertson
  Joanne Wright
1998   Darren Hall   Justine Willmott   Michail Popov
  Svetoslav Stojanov
  Joanne Wright
  Gail Emms
  Ruud Kuijten
  Manon Albinus
1999   Peter Knowles   Miho Tanaka   Graham Hurrell
  James Anderson
  Hiromi Yamada
  Naomi Murakami
  Anthony Clark
  Lorraine Cole
2000   Michael Edge   Gao Yuan   Alastair Gatt
  Craig Robertson
  Emma Chafin
  Sarah Hardaker
  Russell Hogg
  Kirsteen McEwan
2001   Mark Constable   Kara Solmundson   Stephen Foster
  Robert Blair
  Helle Nielsen
  Lene Mørk Christiansen
  Robert Blair
  Natalie Munt
2002   Kenneth Jonassen   Karina de Wit   Robert Blair
  Ian Palethorpe
  Ella Tripp
  Joanne Wright
  Peter Jeffrey
  Suzanne Rayappan
2003   Tine Rasmussen   Svetoslav Stoyanov
  Vincent Laigle
  Nicole Grether
  Juliane Schenk
  Simon Archer
  Donna Kellogg
2004   Joachim Persson   Petya Nedelcheva   Ruben Khosadalina
  Ali Sindoro
  Pernille Harder
  Helle Nielsen
  Ruben Khosadalina
  Kelly Matthews
2005   Chetan Anand   Ella Karachkova   Mihail Popov
  Svetoslav Stoyanov
  Jenny Wallwork
  Sarah Bok
  Roman Spitko
  Carina Mette
2006   Jens Kristian Leth   Sara Persson   Thomas Tesche
  Jochen Cassel
  Emma Mason
  Imogen Bankier
  Wouter Claes
  Nathalie Descamps
2007   Peter Mikkelsen   Elizabeth Cann   Khan Bob Malaythong
  Howard Bach
  Huang Bing
  Chloe Magee
  Howard Bach
  Eva Lee
2008 IC   Rajiv Ouseph   Zhang Xi   Richard Eidestedt
  Andrew Ellis
  Helle Nielsen
  Marie Roepke
  Jacob Chemnitz
  Marie Roepke
2009   Henri Hurskainen   Carolina Marín   Mads Conrad-Petersen
  Mads Pieler Kolding
  Mariana Agathangelou
  Heather Olver
  Mikkel Delbo Larsen
  Mie Schjött Kristensen
2010 IC   Hans-Kristian Vittinghus   Susan Egelstaff   Chris Adcock
  Andrew Ellis
  Maria Helsbol
  Anne Skelbaek
  Chris Adcock
  Imogen Bankier
2011 IC   Rajiv Ouseph   Pai Hsiao-Ma   Adam Cwalina
  Michał Łogosz
  Ng Hui Ern
  Ng Hui Lin
  Marcus Ellis
  Heather Olver
2012 IS   Scott Evans   Line Kjaersfeldt   Jacco Arends
  Jelle Maas
  Samantha Barning
  Eefje Muskens
  Jorrit de Ruiter
  Samantha Barning
2013 IC   Ramdan Misbun   Zhang Beiwen   Adam Cwalina
  Przemyslaw Wacha
  Eefje Muskens
  Selena Piek
  Jacco Arends
  Selena Piek
2014 IC   Ng Ka Long   Beatriz Corrales   Emelie Fabbeke
  Lena Grebak
  Niclas Nohr
  Sara Thygesen
2015 IC   Anders Antonsen   Olga Konon   Raphael Beck
  Peter Kaesbauer
  Stefani Stoeva
  Gabriela Stoeva
  Mathias Christiansen
  Lena Grebak
2016 IC   Fabian Roth   Line Kjaersfeldt   Jones Ralfy Jansen
  Josche Zurwonne
  Emilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
  Mathias Christiansen
  Sara Thygesen
2017 IS   Alexander Roovers   Anna Thea Madsen   Alexander Dunn
  Adam Hall
  Emilie Lefel
  Anne Tran
  Gregory Mairs
  Jenny Moore
2018 IS   Léo Rossi   An Se-young   Choi Sol-gyu
  Seo Seung-jae
  Emily Westwood
  Yang Li Lian
  Sam Magee
  Chloe Magee
2019 IC      
 
 
 
 
 

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