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Published: Friday, 08 September 2017 22:39

R.W.P Club Information Update

Secretary; Tom Richards 07814 185709 

Fixture Secretary; Richard Bramley 07890 140153



RWP was formed in 1971 by employees of the Robinsons Waxed Paper Co Ltd in Fishponds for company employees and friends. After the first year, the original organisers had disbanded but the club continued on independent grounds retaining the name RWP.
RWP is a friendly club with a good mix of standards from good club players to high league standard. At present we have vacancies and are keen to welcome new members; ladies or men, young or old!
Unfortunately, we cannot take beginners.


Wednesday night 8:00pm to 10:00pm. Feather shuttles are used


Match night Wednesday 7:00 pm. (PROMPT) One men's team in the Mid Glos League. One mixed, two men's and one ladies team in the Bristol league.


Three Courts in school sports hall (BIG CHANGE – NEW VENUE Colston Boys School, Bell Hill, Stapleton, Bristol, BS16 1BJ). 2 Courts in Summer.

Changing facilities, showers, and toilets available. Unfortunately, this new venue is not ‘wheel chair friendly’. The changing rooms/toilets are upstairs.


Membership: Fee- £80 per year. £3 shuttle fee per week.£3 match fee. Visitors; £5 for a maximum of three sessions. After this, they can apply for full membership. All members become affiliated to Badminton England at no extra cost

Junior Membership/people in full-time education £40 per year (£3 shuttle fee)


Correct Sep 2017

Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 15:55

England Senior National Championships 2016



Avon players performed outstandingly well at the National Championships, held at Derby. With 4 of our top players in the main draw it was a weekend to watch, and they did us proud.

Chris Coles, (pictured) with his best results at Nationals ever, was the star. At Men's Doubles, playing with Andy Ellis from Yorkshire and a 3/ 4 seed, they had a bye through the first round, won comfortably through round 2  21-11, 21-10. In their quarter final they once again had a comfortable win 21-16, 21-9 and were into a Semi-final to meet the No1 seeds Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis. Chris and Andy did not disappoint, playing some great badminton they only just lost the first game, managed to turn it around and take the second and were holding their own in the third when a run of serves by Chris Langridge with a couple of errors from Chris and Andy saw it slip away. The final score was 21-19, 19-21, 21-19 with the No1 seeds going on to win the final and take the title.

Chris's Mixed Doubles, playing with Sophie Brown also from Yorkshire, and seeded 3/ 4, went one better. With another bye through the first round they played the longest match of the day to win through their second round match 21-15, 14-21, 21-17. They had a very comfortable win 21-5, 21-5 in the Quarter Final and were through to play the No2 seeds Matthew Nottingham and Emily Westwood in another semi-final. Another long 3 setter ensued which Chris and Sophie won 21-16, 17-21, 21-19, and they were through to a final to meet Chris and Gabby Adcock.  This final showed us why Chris and Gabby are doing so well on the International scene as they played attacking badminton from the start, with Chris and Sophie going down 21-11, 21-11 but taking a very well won Silver Medal.

Jess Hopton playing Mixed Doubles with Matthew Clare, another Yorkshire player, won through the first round 21-7, 21-7 to meet a tough pairing in the second round. They lost the first game 21-15, fought back in the second winning 21-23 but lost the third 21-14.  At Women's Doubles Jess was paired with Gloucester's Nicola Gresty. With a bye in round one then a steady 21-10, 21-10 in round 2, Jess and Nicola were through to a Quarter Final to play the 3/ 4  seeds from Yorkshire Chloe Birch and Jennifer Wallwork. Losing the first game 21-9 they upped their play to take the second game 23-25 only to lose the third 21-12. A very commendable performance against an experienced pair.

Henley Ngan was only entered in one event but was another local player to reach a National Quarter Final, this one at Men's Singles. Henley played well to take his first round match 21-14, 21-14 and his second round match 21-16, 21-10 to set up the Quarter Final against Devon's Alex Lane a 5/ 8 seed but was then outplayed and lost this one 21-10, 21-8.


Kirby Ngan (pictured) was also playing in two events. At Women's Singles, and a 5/ 8 seed she was through her first round match against Sophie Males from Dorset 21-13, 21-8 but lost to Cheshire's Claire Weaver in the second round 21-13, 21-17.  At Women's Doubles, playing with Joshmyn Bong, their opening match in the first round was a tough one, with scores of 17-21, 21-18 to start they came through in a nail-biting third game 21-16. A much more comfortable win, 21-15, 21-16 in the second round saw them through to the Quarter Final against 3/ 4 seeds Jennifer Moore and Viki Williams where they were beaten 21-17, 21-7.

Having risen through Avon's junior ranks and now holding senior ranking of 6th at Women's Singles and 11th at Women's Doubles, Kirby is also a top seed at both Singles and Women's Doubles with Jessica Pugh from Shropshire, in the U-19 Nationals and has recently been selected for her debut senior appearance for England. Kirby will travel as part of a 17 strong squad to the European Men's and Women's team championships to be held in Kazan, Russia later this month.

Published: Saturday, 14 November 2015 16:10

Chris Coles wins Hungarian Open Mixed Doubles

coles williams hungary 2015
Avon and England's Christopher Coles with Victoria Williams of Hampshire, d
espite never having been on court together, even for a practice, lifted the 40th Hungarian International mixed doubles title.
The unseeded pairing
knocked out top seeds Filip Myhren and Emma Wengberg of Sweden in the semi-final, going through 21-19 in the third set, and went on to beat Patrick Buhl and Isabella Nielsen, of Denmark, in the final, 21-19 11-21 21-17 in 49 minutes.

Chris had a busy week in Budaors as he
also reached the men's doubles semi-finals with partner Adam Hall losing to Scotland’s Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh.

Published: Thursday, 11 June 2015 11:23


Chris Coles helps Team Derby to win the inaugural NBL title

In the 2nd half of the season in the New Year Chris played several tournaments abroad on the Badminton Europe circuit. His best result was reaching the last 8 in the Men’s Doubles with partner Paul Van Rietvelde at the Finnish Open in March. Their current world ranking is 82. Chris and new mixed partner this season Sophie Brown enjoyed their first season together getting to the last 16 at both the Swiss Open and the Swedish Masters. At the All England at the NIA in March Chris and Sophie won through to the main draw but had to play the current Olympic champions. Chris saw this as an opportunity and both were delighted to have the chance to play a world class pair. Unfortunately Sophie has an ongoing injury and had to withdraw from several tournaments in the latter part of the season but they still managed to finish the season at no: 88 in the World rankings.
Alongside all his tournaments Chris continued to play for Avon in the premier league and for their final match in March which saw the Avon 1st Team in 8th position facing relegation, Chris flew home at his own expense in the early hours of the Saturday morning to help the team to try to stay in the Premier Division. With a few players missing Chris's sister Nicola Wall, Captain of the 2nd team, was called up to play. Nicola was delighted to get the opportunity to play mixed with her brother and gain some valuable experience.  Thankfully the team avoided relegation and finished in 6th position.
In the National Badminton League matches Chris's team, Team Derby, finished in 2nd position and were therefore in the playoffs at the K2 Arena in Crawley on Sunday 7th June. A thrilling semi-final against The University of Nottingham team, which Team Derby won 3-2, saw them through to take on Loughborough Sport in the final.  Chris, playing Men’s Doubles with Andy Ellis won the opening event, but this thrilling match was not decided until the final event of Women’s Singles, with Team Derby securing the win 3-2 to claim the first ever NBL title.
Chris's will be flying off on 13th June to play in the New York Grand Prix followed by the Yonex Canada Open at the end of June before returning home for a well-deserved rest.

Published: Sunday, 22 February 2015 15:28


A Nationals semi-final for Kirby

Kirby Ngan Avon women’s doubles semi-finalist at 2015 Nationals

6 players represented Avon in the 2015 English National Badminton Championships over the weekend at the end of January and achieved between them 5 quarter final places. With several of our players playing two events and Jess Hopton playing in all 3 it was a busy weekend.

Henley Ngan, only playing at men’s singles, had a tough first round and lost out to the No 6 seed Alex Lane 11-21, 7-21. Adam Porter, and mixed partner Alison Pulford, went one better winning through their first round but having to play No2 seeds Harley Towler and Emily Westwood in the second round and going out 11-21, 18-21.

First to reach a quarter final was Chris Evans who won through two rounds of men’s singles but lost in his quarter final to the 7th seeded Darren Adamson. Chris Coles, seeded 4th at mixed doubles with Sophie Brown but not playing as she had to withdraw, won through to the men’s doubles quarter final with partner Ollie Baczala. Having then to play the No1 seeds, and eventual winners, Marcus Ellis and Christopher Langridge in their quarter final which they lost 11-21, 12-21.

Jess Hopton, playing with her U-19 partner Matthew Clare, went out at mixed doubles to top seeds Chris and Gabby Adcock in the second round, Jess then won a tight first round singles and went on to reach the women’s singles quarter final by beating the 7th seed Ira Banerjee 21-19, 21-17. Jess had to play No 2 seed Nicola Cerfontyne, the eventual winner, in her singles quarter final and lost a close match 16-21, 17-21. Jess, with partner Lydia Powell were seeded 4 at women’s doubles and won their second round match comfortably 21-14, 21-14 to also reach the quarter final of women’s doubles.

Kirby Ngan having lost out to women’s singles top seed, Fontaine Chapman, with partner Fee Teng Liew also reached the women’s doubles quarter final. This set up a quarter final with Jess and Lydia against Kirby and Fee Teng Liew, and Kirby and partner must be congratulated for winning through in a closely fought contest 27-25, 21-13 to reach the semi-final.

The semi-final opposition proved to be No 1 women’s doubles seeds Heather Olver and Lauren Smith who won out over the Avon pair with Kirby and Fee Teng Liew losing out 21-10, 21-15.

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