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Summary

  1. Ellis/Langridge (ENG) lose 8-21 22-20 16-21 to Astrup/Rasmussen (DEN) in men's doubles quarter-final
  2. Kirsty Gilmour (SCO) loses 14-21 16-21 to Line Kjaersfeldt (DEN) in women's singles quarter-final
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  1. What is it and BBC coverage?

    European Badminton Championships

    The European Badminton Championships are held every year to determine the best players in Europe. The event is separated by five categories, Men's and Women's Singles and Doubles, as well as a Mixed Doubles event.

    The tournament only became an annual event in 2016 having previously been held once every two years following its introduction in 1968.

    England's Chris and Gabby Adcock currently hold the Mixed Doubles title while compatriot Rajiv Ousef will be looking to win the Men's Singles event for the second year in a row.

    Following last year's event in Kolding, Denmark, this year’s tournament takes place in Huelva, Spain, and the home crowd will be hoping that local favourite Carolina Marin can retain her Women’s Singles title from last year.27 April (both matches on connected TV and online)15:00 BST: Astrup/Rasmussen (Denmark) v Ellis/Langridge (England) - men's doubles quarter-final

    Time TBC (fourth on court): Line Kjaersfeldt (Denmark) v Kirsty Gilmour (Scotland) - women's singles quarter-final

    Carolina Marin
  2. Gilmour looking to go one better in Women's Singles

    European Badminton Championships

    Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour is no stranger to European Championships and will be looking to make it to the final for the third successive year.

    The 24-year-old has walked away from the last two tournaments with a silver medal after reaching the final of the women's singles before losing to Spain's Carolina Marin on both occasions.

    Following a bronze at the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, the number two seed will be looking to go one better by taking home the gold this time around.

    Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour
  3. Can the Adcocks win back-to-back European Championships?

    European Badminton Championships

    Chris and Gabby Adcock are the current mixed doubles European champions and entered the tournament in good form after picking up gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

    The Adcocks could be the first English pair to win back-to-back championships since Martin Dew and Gillian Gilks won the tournament three times in a row between 1982 and 1986.

    Chris and Gabby Adcock
  4. Can Rajiv Ouseph win back-to-back European Championships?

    European Badminton Championships

    England's Rajiv Ouseph came into the tournament after winning two bronze medals at this year's Commonwealth Games in the men’s singles and the mixed team event. He is also the current European Champion in the men’s singles after winning the competition in Kolding, Denmark last year and entered this year’s competition as the fourth seed.

    He will take on France's Lucas Corvee in the quarter-finals of the men’s singles after defeating Luís Enrique Penalver and Artem Pochtarov in previous rounds.

    Rajiv Ouseph
  5. Ellis and Smith are looking to follow up Commonwealth Games success

    European Badminton Championships

    Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith came into the competition as third seeds in the mixed doubles event following their silver medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, losing to Chris and Gabby Adcock in the final.

    Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith
  6. Chloe Birch looking to make it to the semi-finals

    European Badminton Championships

    Chloe Birch comes into the tournament off the back of winning a bronze medal in the mixed team event at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games as well as reaching the last 16 of the women’s singles competition.

    Birch has improved on her third-round exit in last year’s competition when she was defeated by Denmark’s Natalia Koch Rohde.

    Chloe Birch
  7. Get Inspired: How to get involved in Badminton

    Get Inspired

    #GetInspired

    Badminton is one of the most-played sports in the United Kingdom, with over a million of us taking to the court each month - so, whether you want to play some casual rallies with a pal or have a competitive game, badminton is for anyone. It is an easy sport to pick up, most leisure centres have courts and you can hire racquets and shuttlecocks.

    Visit these club locators in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, or contact your local leisure centre if you want to play casually.