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It was 1956 and the New Zealand and Southland tournaments were held in Invercargill.
Miss A. Holden a promising young player from Southland met Miss J. Hinton of Otago in the final.
Men competing in the tournament were:
R. Gimblett, L. Patterson, H. Hinton, J. Blampied, E. Mortimer, M. Blake, R. Dent, M. Gormack, D. Findlay, A. Whitehead, T. Leonard, J. Brass, K. Lindsay, I. Overton, A. Boyes, T. Speers, P. Coll, O. Harrison, B. Reid, H. Clark, R. O'Connor, J. Gorton, A. McKay.
Women competing were:
Mrs Overton, Mrs Sutherland, Mrs Sim, Miss R. Thomson, Miss P. Thomson, Mrs McPherson, Mrs T. Brass, Miss M. Speers, Miss Belworthy,
Miss Mair, Mrs S. McRae, Mrs J. McKenzie, N. Henderson, Miss B. Fox, Miss R. Shepperd, Miss J. Ronald, Mrs E. Speers, N. Rowley, P. Baxter, Miss Garchow, Miss Sexton.
Men's C Grade:
S. Dryden, W. Walsh, J. Dorman, R. McIntosh, A. Topping, A. McCall, L. Lantsbury, T. Catherall, J. Bone, A. Carron, J. Gardiner, P. McGorlick, W. McArthur, P. Chamberlain, G. Box, D. Officer, P. Adams, A. Sutherland, J. Hamilton, E. Mouat, N. Pollard, C. Childs, T. Hughes, B. Booth, R. Murray, J. Dornan, L. Middlemiss, B. Aitken, C. Shirley, D. Keeler, R. McIntosh, L. Devery, R. Wood, I. Booth, P. Adams, A. Adams, J. Calder.
Womens C Grade:
Mrs P. Gardner, D. Beer, J. Gimblett, A. McConnell, B. Ballantyne, V. Fowle, Mrs Nicol, Miss Nicole, L. Williamson, B. Raines, R. Poole, L. Nicol, P. Gardner, G. Gardner, J. Graham, V. Doherty, E. McHardy, M. Harper, A. Small, A. McConnell,
Reference: Good Progress Made in women's Badminton Championship.
The Southland Times. September 1956.
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