This year the club championships saw 33 entrants, our biggest field yet! Thanks to the volunteer parents and those who helped score the Bronze and Primary games. Each player brought their best game, and it showed with exciting, close, matches that thrilled the spectators. Congratulations to all the players!
This year we had a record number of players, with over half the club participating. The Double Elimination format ensured everyone played at least 2 games. Nothing like a little tournament-adrenalin to bring out the best in every player. Rallies last longer, no one gives up! The spectators were treated to some spectacular shots and rapid exchanges. Many thanks to the parents who volunteered as referees for the Bronze games.
The draw was small this year, apparently due to a number of factors including a coinciding Saints match. That meant though that the entrants had to battle even harder because we had the luxury of more court time per game. Every point was well-earned and the games were no less exciting. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!
This year we tried a double-knockout tournament, which guaranteed everyone at least two games. It’s amazing how a tournament brings out the best play in everyone, and this day was no exception. We were once again treated to some mighty long and tenacious rallies. Many thanks to the people who helped with the refereeing, and especially to Frith Johnson for organising the day and managing the draw desk so effectively.
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!
Held: Saturday April 20, 2013
Spectators were treated to some closely fought matches. Many thanks to the people who helped with the refereeing, and especially to Mike Johnson for managing the draw desk so effectively.
The Bronze and Silver Tournaments were held on the Saturday and were well attended. The Gold Tournament was played over a couple of Monday coaching sessions later in the month. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up!
Free Olympic Tickets Draw – Thanks to Nicky our Membership Co-ordinator who spotted the opportunity offered by Badminton England, our club has been been able to purchase 2 tickets to Olympic Badminton (Men’s Singles Quarter Finals and Women’s Doubles Semi-Finals) at Wembley Area on Thurs Aug 2, 5 pm. The committee decided to offer these tickets for free to some lucky member. Members names were placed in a hat and a draw was held Monday July 9. Congratulations to Sam Roath (Gold group).
Logo Competition Results – It was a really tough decision. The committee received 18 designs in all. Some had to be eliminated because of their similarity to other logos found on the internet. From the remaining, the committee submitted three designs to a members’ (the players) vote. The result was a very close call between two designs but there can be only one winner. Congratulations to Dan Riley (Gold group), who wins £25 for producing the winning logo. We are delighted with how it looks. Thanks to everyone who participated!
2012 Coach’s Award – This is the first year for the Coach’s Award. The committee asked the coaches to chose a club member who best exemplifies true sportsmanship, determination and dedication to the sport. Dan Riley was the unanimous choice amongst the coaches. Many congratulations to Dan Riley, of the Gold group.
Congratulations to all the bronze level winners and runners-up 2012
Club Championship Tournament – 2012
Held: Saturday April 21, 2012
Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up! Spectators were treated to some nail-biting matches. The girls singles final was very close and required the third game to decide a winner. The boys doubles final was equally as exciting to watch, with hard smashes and excellent defending from both sides and many long and tenacious rallies.
Many thanks to the people who helped with the refereeing.
Gold and Silver Tournaments had been cancelled due to lack of entries. This was the first year a club tournament was held, so we are looking forward to more members participating next year.