• Gabby and Chris Adcocks at Bitburger Open semi-finals

    Germany: Top seeds Chris and Gabby Adcock have coasted through to Saturday's mixed doubles semi-finals of the Bitburger Open.

    Last year's finalists beat the Russian-Indian partnership of Vladimir Ivanov and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-19 21-9.Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

    Chris and Gabby Adcock at the Bitburger Open

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock into French Open mixed doubles final

    Paris: England's Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the final of the French Open after a hard-fought win over Mads Pieler Kolding and Kamilla Rytter Juhl.The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

    The Adcocks rediscover form to reach French Open final

  • England's new National Badminton Centre needs another £2m

    London: Badminton England bosses are confident that a £2m shortfall for a new national headquarters will be found.

    There are plans to move the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes two miles away to the National Bowl.There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

    There could be a possible delay to the completion of England's new National Badminton Centre

  • World Champs Day 2: Pei Jing's bid for revenge falls flat

    Copenhagen: It's been almost a month after losing to Chris Adcock-Gabrielle Adcock 14-21, 16-28 in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games mixed team event final partnering Chan Peng Soon. On Tuesday, Lai Pei Jing and her current partner Tan Aik Quan fell short in their revenge against the same England couple.Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

    Lai Pei Jing-Tan Aik Guan and Chris Adcock - Gabby Adcock are warming up before the match

     

  • Chris Adcock always had potential to succeed

    London: Twenty-four hours after he missed out on one medal at the Commonwealth Games, Chris Adcock bounced back to take the top prize.

    Others might have let defeat affect them, but the badminton player from Ravenshead is made of sterner stuff.

    And he always has been.Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

    Chris and Gabby Adcock - An absolutely beautiful couple!

  • Glasgow 2014: Malaysia beat England to defend mixed teams gold

    Glasgow: On Monday's badminton mixed team event final, Malaysia won their third consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medal in the mixed team’s badminton event with a 3-1 win over England in Glasgow.England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

    England, Malaysia, Singapore (from left) stand on podium for national anthem of Malaysia - "Negaraku"

  • Glasgow 2014: England vs Malaysia in the mixed team final

    Glasgow: England will face Malaysia in the badminton mixed team event final on Monday after a hard-fought 3-0 win over India in the semifinals at the Emirates Arena on Sunday evening.England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

    England celebrates after 3-0 win over India (left); Chris kisses wife Gabby after their victory in mixed doubles

  • Glasgow 2014: Royals pay a visit to England shuttlers

    Glasgow: Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, met with England badminton team ahead of Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were chatting with Chris and Gabby Adcock of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters

    Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, were chatting with Chris and Gabby Adcock of the England badminton team during a visit to the Commonwealth Arena and Velodrome in Glasgow. Credit: Reuters
  • Chris and Gabby Adcock in England team at Glasgow 2014

    London: Chris and Gabby Adcock are the first married couple to represent England at the Commonwealth Games.

    Chris Adcock will also partner with Andrew Ellis in the men's doubles event.Adcock couple in England badminton team

    Adcock couple in England badminton team

    Rajiv Ouseph who won the silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi is the only men's singles player in the England team.

  • Chris and Gabby Adcock pursue the world number one spot

    If the world No. 5 England's Chris and Gabby Adcock could win the European badminton title this week, they would move one step closer to the world No. 1 ranking in mixed doubles.Chris and Gabby Adcock lead England's top players into action at European Badminton Championships

    Chris and Gabby Adcock lead England's top players into action at European Badminton Championships

    "We are working towards that goal, and we believe we can get there," said Gabby Adcock.

  • Adcocks’ win underlines rise of English badminton (pic)

    Ravenshead duo Chris and Gabby Adcock’s victory at the Swiss Open Badminton Championships last weekend was further evidence of the rise of English badminton ahead of the Commonwealth Games and World Championships this summer.

    The Swiss Open, a BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament, the third highest level in the world, proved the perfect opportunity for the mixed doubles married couple to demonstrate why they are English National Champions and ranked fifth in the world.Chris and Gabby Adcock won the Swiss Open Badminton Championships

    The Adcocks defeated China’s Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17, 21-13 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final.

    England’s last winners of the Swiss Open were Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2006.

  • Swiss Open title for Chris and Gabby Adcock (pic)

    CHRIS and Gabby Adcock yesterday added the Swiss Open mixed doubles title to their Hong Kong Open triumph in late November.

    The England stars defeated their second successive Chinese pair to claim the title in Basel.

    The highest-ranked mixed doubles pair among Commonwealth nations beat China's Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17 21-13 in 38 minutes, having already repeated their Hong Kong final victory over Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin on Saturday in a 64-minute, three-game semi-final.Swiss cheese: Gabby and Chris Adcock smile for the camera after victory

  • Adcock on the march in All England Championship (pic)

    Chris Adcock enjoyed a memorable day at the Yonex All England Championships in Birmingham as he safely navigated first round games in both the doubles and mixed doubles.

    Leicester-born Adcock and his partner Andrew Ellis, the No.8 seeds, defeated Jui Wei Liang and Kuan Hao Liao from Chinese Taipei 18-21, 21-13, 22-20 to set-up a second-round clash with China’s Haifeng Fu and Nan Zhang.Chris Adcock

    Chris Adcock

  • Adcocks progress to quarter-finals of Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships (pic)

    Chris and Gabby Adcock are through to the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles at the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

    The fifth seeds got England’s day three challenge at the 104th Championships off to the perfect start with a 21-13 21-15 win over German pair Peter Kaesbauer and Isabel Herttrich.

    The Adcocks, who won their first Superseries title in Hong Kong in November, are bidding to become the first home winners since Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2005.

  • All England Open: British stars set to feature in Birmingham (pic)

    Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

    Chris Adcock features in the mixed doubles with wife Gabby White, and in the men's doubles with Andy Ellis.Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.

    Britain's leading contenders will be in action when the first round of the All England Open Championships begins in Birmingham on Wednesday.


    Adcock and White reached a career-high fifth in the world rankings when they won the Hong Kong Open last November.

    World number one and top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia will bid for his third All-England title in the men's singles.

    Last year's winner Chen Long of China defends the crown he won in 2013 at Lee's expense.

  • European Team Championships: England lose to Denmark in final (pic)

    England collected the silver medal at the European Team Championships after a 3-1 final defeat by Denmark in Basel.

    Team captain Rajiv Ouseph gave England a solid start with a singles victory over Hans-Kristian Vittinghus.

    But Andy Ellis and Chris Adcock, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, lost their doubles encounters while Toby Penty lost the second singles match.Adcock and Ellis were unable to follow that up as they suffered a 21-17 19-21 21-14 defeat by Carsten Mogensen and Mathias Boe.

    "We were here to win, but also to measure our level, and I'm proud of the silver," said England coach Jakob Hoi.

    "Being in the final gave us the opportunity to compete against the best and that's what we are here for."

  • England defeat Germany to reach Euro Team final (pic)

    England's men beat Germany 3-1 to set up a meeting with Denmark in the final of the European Team Championships.

    Rajiv Ouseph won his singles match while doubles pairs Chris Adcock and Andy Ellis, and Chris Langridge and Peter Mills, were both victorious.England took command of the contest when Adcock and Ellis defeated Michael Fuchs and Johannes Schoettler 21-19 21-19 in the first doubles encounter.

    It means England will collect silver for the first time in the competition after taking bronze two years ago.

    Victory over the Danes on Sunday would also give England their first gold in a European team event since 1984.

  • Gail Emms to make a return to badminton (pic)

    Olympic silver-medallist Gail Emms will compete in the National Badminton Championships in Milton Keynes next month.

    Emms will partner three-times champion Ella Tripp in the women’s doubles draw, as well as current England international and 2013 finalist Marcus Ellis in the mixed doubles event.Gail Emms

    World number five pair, Chris and Gabby Adcock, lead the nation’s big names who will be heading for the arena: stadiummk next month for the first English National Championships to be held at stadium:mk on February 8 and 9.

  • Yonex signs deal to sponsor badminton English National Championships (pic)

    Badminton England has announced sports equipment firm Yonex has signed a multi-year deal to become the official sports equipment partner of the English National Championship series.

    This year's Championships are due to take place at stadium:mk in Milton Keynes on February 8 and 9.Rajiv Ouseph will be taking part in the English National Championships which will be sponsored by Yonex

    Badminton England is based in Milton Keynes and this will be the first time the Championships will be staged in the city after taking place at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester for the past nine years.

    Japanese firm Yonex has a long association with the sport of badminton and the company has been a long-term partner of Badminton England.

  • The Adcocks are a happy couple on and off the court (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: It’s rare to see a couple travel the world and play good badminton together.

    But that is the adventurous journey of mixed doubles shuttler Chris Adcock and his wife Gabrielle.

    The couple tied the knot last September and are enjoying the best of both worlds.Chris (left) and Gabrielle Adcock in action against Germany’s Michael Fuchs-Birgit Michels during the second round of the Maybank Malaysian Open at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Jan 16, 2014. The Adcocks won 23-21, 16-21, 21-6.

    Just a month after their marriage, the English pair won their first Super Series title in Hong Kong.

    And on Thursday, the Adcocks stormed into the quarter-finals of the Maybank Malaysian Open after beating Germany’s Michael Fuchs-Birgit Michels 23-21, 16-21, 21-6 at the Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil.

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