Ray Stevens (badminton)

Ray Stevens (born 23 June 1951) is a former English badminton player and multiple National champion.

Ray Stevens
Personal information
NationalityBritish (English)
Born23 June 1951 (1951-06-23) (age 70)

BiographyEdit

A winner of numerous English national championships and international titles in both singles and doubles, his strengths were his power, tenacity, and concentration.[1]

In 1977 Stevens won a bronze medal in the World Championships in men's doubles. He is also won nine medals in the European Badminton Championships, including two gold medals in men's doubles. He was also twice a runnerup in men's doubles at the prestigious All-England Championships with longtime partner Mike Tredgett.

In 1981 Stevens set a new record by winning his fifth English National Badminton Championships singles title [2][3] The record stood until 1993 when his cousin Darren Hall won his sixth of ten titles.[4]

AchievementsEdit

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
1977 Malmö Isstadion, Malmö, Sweden   Mike Tredgett   Ade Chandra
  Christian Hadinata
8–15, 10–15   Bronze

International tournamentsEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
1981 Canada Open   Thomas Kihlström   Martin Dew
  Steve Baddeley
15–8, 15–11   Winner
Rank Event Date Venue
European Championships
1 Men's doubles 1976 Dublin, IRE
1 Men's doubles 1978 Preston, ENG
2 Men's singles 1982 Böblingen, GER
3 Men's singles 1972 Karlskrona, SWE
3 Men's doubles 1974 Vienna, AUT
3 Men's singles 1978 Preston, ENG
3
3
Men's singles
Men's doubles
1980 Groningen, NED
3 Men's doubles 1982 Böblingen, GER
Commonwealth Games
2 Men's doubles (with Mike Tredgett) 1974 Christchurch, NZL
1 Men's doubles (with Mike Tredgett) 1978 Edmonton, CAN
Open Championships
2 Men's doubles 1972, 1980 All England

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davis, Pat (1983). Guinness Book of Badminton. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-271-X.
  2. ^ "Streeton, Richard. "Badminton." Times, 15 Dec. 1980, p. 7". Times Digital Archive.
  3. ^ "Streeton, Richard. "Badminton." Times, 13 Dec. 1980, p. 15". Times Digital Archive.
  4. ^ ""Hall takes title for sixth time." Times, 8 Feb. 1993, p. 24". Times Digital Archives.