GEORGE ROWDON & SID MOXON TOURNAMENT - 2015
Played once again at Hengrove Leisure Centre the new format for the tournaments is proving popular and there was an increase in entry numbers and a Ladies Doubles tournament included for the first time. This was a well organised tournament enjoyed by all who took part and 19 clubs were represented across the 3 events. Many thanks from all to Steve & Brenda and all the organisers.
The Mixed Doubles was run in 2 groups with many closely fought matches. Group A was won by Clara Fitzpatrick-Milton (St Ursulas BC) and James Sole (Beaufort Park) who beat last year’s runners up by the narrowest of margins 21-17, 20-21, 21-20 to top their group. Last year’s winners Emma and John Gray (Bristol BC) topping Group B with Polly Milward (Chew Park BC) and Rohan Weekes (Uphill BC) second in the group losing to Emma and John in two, 20-21 in the second game.
The Mens Doubles tournament was also run in 2 groups, and both groups had one dominant pairing with David Bailey (Severnvale BC) and Aidan Gibbons (Bristol BC) winning Group A without dropping a game with Oliver Dormer (Winscombe BC) and Antony Forster (Nailsea and Backwell) runners up in the group beating everyone else. Group B saw Chris Jones (Bristol) and William Mallett (Clevedon Feathers) winning, also without dropping a game, but the rest of this group was more closely fought with many of the matches going to 3, but second place in the group went to Edward Butler and Cameron Farwell (Kingswood Jnr BC).
The Womens Doubles tournament was played in one group again with some close games, with the winners Rachel Amos and Jane Watson (Wyvern BC) only being taken to a third game by runners up Becci Scott and Penny Scott (Chew Park BC), but also having a close match against Kerrie Banwell and Phoebe Hunt (Kingsdown BC) which they came through 18-21, 20-21. Rachel and Jane were presented with the Wendy Phelps trophy also by Avon president Geoff Malborn.
Ladies Doubles – Wendy Phelps Trophy Winners – Rachel Amos & Jane Watson
|Finalists (from left to right) Mens Doubles, RU Chris Jones & William Mallett – Winners David Bailey & Aidan Gibbons, (Jeff Malborn – Avon President) George Rowden – Winners John & Emma Gray – RU (Sid Moxon Plate) Polly Millward & Rohan Weekes|
Senior County Championship 2015/16 Season
Next season Badminton England are going to re-organise Senior County Championships (SCC) to be held on up to 4 reserved weekends in centralised venues. The weekends selected will be reserved in the Badminton England calendar and have no masters, seniors or under 17 gold events, ensuring those players should be available for the SCC.
There is also a change in the format of each match to a total of Eleven Games, Three Men’s Singles, Two Ladies Singles, Two Men’s Doubles, Two Ladies Doubles and Two Mixed Doubles.
Avon BA are planning to increase the number of Team’s entered into the SCC to four, this is the highest number of teams we have entered into the SCC.
- The first team will continue to play in the highest league, Premier.
- The current plan is the second team will play in Division 2, region to be confirmed.
- The third and fourth teams will play in Division 4, region to be confirmed.
Venues and the teams in the each region are still to be confirmed and we will release these details as soon as they are notified to us. The dates of the weekends are
||7th / 8th November|
|2nd Weekend||12th / 13th December|
|3rd Weekend||30th / 31st January (Not Premier)|
||18th / 20th March|
If you would like to be considered for one of these teams please reserve these dates in your diary; we need to ensure we can put strong teams out on each weekend. This will require a minimum of 36 players each weekend, 20 Men and 16 Ladies.
Avon B.A 2015 Summer Tournament
Tournament for club & social badminton players
See Page 2 - Condition 3 on entry form for exclusions.
Wellsway School, Chandag Road
Keynsham, BS31 1PH
Sunday, June 28th 2015
Singles, Level & Mixed Doubles
First Game: 09:30 - Courts Booked until 18:00hrs
CLOSING DATE: Sunday 31st May 2015
Tournament Secretary: Brenda Bird, 15 Sabrina Way, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, BS9 1ST Tel: 0117 9683281
Avon county teams Development squad based at Wellsway School on Thursday evenings (7-9pm).
The Avon Development Squad is always keen to welcome new players, If you are a player that would like to attend but have not received an invite please contact Will (details below).
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 07721-443343.
If you used to come to the squad but have not been able to recently, for whatever reason, you are extremely welcome to start coming again any time.
All Squad members must have a paid up Badminton England affiliation for the 2014-15 season. Preferably this will be through a club within Avon, although it is appreciated that some students will be affiliated through their ‘home’ club. Others may be directly affiliated with Badminton England. If this is an issue speak to Will or Rob who can organise affiliation relatively quickly. All players must be affiliated for the general wellbeing of the group as any unaffiliated players will invalidate the insurance cover provided by Badminton England