George Rowdon & Sid Moxon 2014
This was the second year of the George Rowdon / Sid Moxon tournaments in the new format for individual pairs to enter. Played at Hengrove Leisure Centre, there were 42 entries representing 15 clubs.
The Mixed Doubles was played in 2 groups with some very close games. Group 1 winners, Emma & John Gray (Bristol BC) won this in style without dropping a game but all other group places were closely contested with all matches going to the deciding 3rd game. Group 2 also had runaway winners with Louise Malik & Ross Maclennan (Wyvern BC) also topping their table without dropping a game.
In the semi-finals Emma & John Gray (Bristol BC) beat Bridget Jones & Paul Gardner (Academy BC) and Louise Malik and Ross Maclennan (Wyvern BC) beat Cora Bonifacio and Mark Schofield (Academy BC).
Emma and John finished the day still without dropping a game to take the trophy with a win over Louise and Ross 21-14, 21-9. Emma and John were presented with the George Rowdon trophy and Louise and Ross with the Sid Moxon plate by June Malbourn.
Junior Clubs Badminton League 2013-14 season final report...
Junior Clubs in Avon now have successful competitive leagues in 2 age categories, under-15 and under-18 with different clubs showing strength in both, this season the under-15 league has been won by Keynsham Juniors and the under-18 league by Portishead Juniors.
AVON 2nd TEAM WIN PROMOTION
In a close fought match the Avon 2nd Team secured all 3 points to ensure promotion from Division 4 of the Inter County Challenge league by beating the Cornwall 1st Team 11-4. The match, played at Hengrove Sports Centre, was far from one sided, with 8 of the 15 games going to three, Avon secured 6 wins out of those 8 games.
As team captain for the final match of the season I feel I'm claiming part of the glory for the final write up of the season and success of Avon's second team. We've fought hard throughout the season against some of the top players in the country, promoting us from division 4 to division 3. So as team captain for our final and toughest game of the season, the team managed a reversal of the away match against the only team to beat us this season, I would like to thank the players who performed out of their skin to achieve an 11-4 victory, also a special thank you to Emily Hollis and Chris Erven, for not only being a reliable last minute stand ins, but also such a credit to the team for winning every game they both played in. A big thank you to all the supporters and family who have been there for us. All involved have contributed to a great team effort and I'm sure I can say on behalf of everyone that it has been an excellent season, tough yes, but still very enjoyable games. Looking forward to coming back fighting fit for the next season.
I would like to add my thanks’ Jenny Bush who has managed the 2nd Team this season. Steve Bird
Rob Armstong, Chris Evren, Tom Farmer and Jason Reading
Jenny Buckley, Alison Wallace, Emily Hollis, Claire Buckingham and Nicola Wall
Players who have played this season but are not pictured.
Men: Ian Bush, Kevin Liang, Mehta Prateek, Will Mellersh, Henly Ngan, Chun Wai Wong.
Ladies: Sitara Bali, Jenny Bush, Eve Morgan, Kirby Ngan, Sophie Trerise.