Carlene Starkey

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Carlene Starkey (born circa 1940) is a former American badminton player. She is married to former badminton player Rod Starkey.

She was member of the American team that won the Uber Cup in 1963.[1]

Carlene Starkey and Larry Saben obtained the mixed doubles title of the U.S. Open in 1968, while together with Caroline Hein and Diane Hales, Carlene won the US National Badminton titles in the women´s doubles category in 1971 and 1975.

Carlene also competed in the Mexican Open where she won the women´s singles in 1974. In the women´s doubles event, she won the title in 1962 together with Pat Gallagher, in 1966 teaming up with Lucero Soto de Peniche, in 1967 playing with Diane Hales, in 1971 together with Judianne Kelly, in 1972 with Gay Meyer, and 1974 and 1975 with Maryanne Breckell. She also won the mixed doubles category in 1967 together with Francisco Sañudo, in 1974 with Flemming Delfs, and in 1975 with Paul Whetnall.

Sporting achievements[1][edit]

Year Tournament Event Place Name
1962 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Pat Gallagher / Carlene Starkey
1963 Uber Cup Team 1 USA team
1966 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Lucero Soto / Carlene Starkey
1967 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Diane Hales / Carlene Starkey
1967 Mexican National Open Mixed doubles 1 Francisco Sañudo / Carlene Starkey
1968 US Open Mixed doubles 1 Larry Saben / Carlene Starkey
1971 US National Championship Women´s doubles 1 Caroline Hein / Carlene Starkey
1971 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Judianne Kelly / Carlene Starkey
1972 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Gay Meyer / Carlene Starkey
1974 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Maryanne Breckell / Carlene Starkey
1974 Mexican National Open Women´s singles 1 Carlene Starkey
1974 Mexican National Open Mixed doubles 1 Flemming Delfs / Carlene Starkey
1975 Mexican National Open Women´s doubles 1 Maryanne Breckell / Carlene Starkey
1975 Mexican National Open Mixed doubles 1 Paul Whetnall / Carlene Starkey
1975 US National Championship Women´s doubles 1 Dianeq Hales / Carlene Starkey

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ a b Herbert Scheele ed., The International Badminton Federation Handbook for 1965 (Canterbury, Kent, England: J. A. Jennings Ltd., 1965) 95.