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Masters' Inter County Championship (League) National Finals

 

This season two of Avon’s Masters' teams won their South West Leagues, with both the over 65s and over 70s teams unbeaten and qualifying to play at the National finals, this year played in Wolverhampton.

 

Avon 65s team of Derek Simmons, Mike Cox, Colin Lawry, Cathy Alexander, Penny Shears and Dot Barrett were paired against a strong Lancashire team for Saturday’s semi-final, Avon’s men’s pairings put up a good fight but lost all 3 rubbers, the ladies fared slightly better with Cathy and Penny losing their first game 23-21 but not able to maintain that standard and losing the second game 21-11, then Cathy with Dot had 2 close games but the deciding third was a brilliant 21-5. Sadly this was the only win, although 3 rubbers went to deciders including Penny and Dot only losing 21-19 in the 3rd and Penny with Derek losing 21-11 in 3rd. Mike and Cathy finished the day with another near miss but went down in two 23-21, 24-22. The final score was 8-1 to Lancashire and Avon will go to the 3rd/ 4th match on Sunday.

 

Sunday’s match against Leicester was another closely fought contest. This time Derek and Mike took their men’s rubber 22-20, 21-18. The ladies did even better taking all 3 rubbers so going into the mixed 4-2 up. Derek and Penny went to 3 but lost 21-19 in 3rd, Colin and Dot lost 21-14 and 23-21, and then all depended on last mixed match with Mike and Cathy winning comfortably 21-12, 21-14 to clinch 3rd place for the team 5-4.

Over 65s team

Avon over 70s were represented by Bob Hammersley, Zia Haque and Dave Offer, with Bob having stepped in for an injured Colin Hunt at the last minute, and Joanna Elson, Val O’Neill and Linda Pasley. They were faced with Kent in their semi-final who had not lost a men’s game all season and losing only 2 rubbers in the South East region. Avon lost all 3 men’s, won all 3 ladies and then lost the 3 mixed with the match score 6-3 to Kent they knew they would also be in the 3rd/ 4th game on Sunday and would face Lancashire.

The Sunday match was another close contest and started well with Bob and Zia winning their first rubber 21-19 in 3rd, unfortunately, the only men’s games won. The ladies went to 3 in all 3 rubbers with Joanna and Val and Joanna and Linda winning but Val and Linda losing 21-14 in 3rd. At 3-3 after men’s and ladies a win might still be possible but all 3 mixed were won by Lancashire and the final result was again a 6-3 loss and 4th place.

 Over 70s team

Senior County Championship Weekend

23rd & 24th March 2019

 

Selection for R3 of the SCC is now complete. 

We have a very exciting final weekend of the season ahead with all six teams having much to play for. 

 

Avon 1st

National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK8 9LA
23rd March - Buckinghamshire, Glasgow 
24th March - Middlesex

Avon 2nd

The City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH 
23rd March - Cornwall 1sts, Devon 2nds
24th March - Wiltshire 1sts

Avon 3rds

The City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH
23rd March - Wiltshire 1sts, Devon 1sts 
24th March - Cornwall 1sts

Avon 4ths

University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
23rd March - Somerset 1sts, Gloucester 2nds
24th March - Cornwall 2nds

Avon 5ths 

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury, SP1 3NR
March 23rd - Guernsey 1sts, Hampshire 3rds

Avon 6th

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury, SP1 3NR
March 23rd - Hampshire 3rds, Isle of Wight 1sts
March 24th - Sussex 3rds

 

Special congratulations to all players selected to make their debut for Avon: Erik Seiwald, Ray Tang, Francisco Oliveira, Martin Mai.

Good luck everyone!

 

For more match information check out https://be.tournamentsoftware.com/ 

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A Badminton tournament for everyone:

Adult Club players, Juniors, County players, Masters.

Gordano School, 19th May 2019


Mens, Ladies and Mixed competitions.
NBL style format.
A fun competitive ABA tournament with no ranking or grading points at stake.


There is Prize money!
Planned to be groups of 4 teams, best of 3 games to 11 points, 2 teams per group progress.

It’s a Handicap tournament. Men’s, ladies and mixed events. The tournament is in aid of Avon Badminton.

If you require a partner, please write “partner wanted” on your entry and we’ll try to match you up.

How to reserve a place:
Pay entry (£24 per team or £12 per individual) to:
Account: ABA
No: 13258044
Sort: 52-21-32
Reference: BAH [your surname]

 

Entry Form: click here
Send the entry form attached to 

 

 

 

Avon Dinner Dance 2019 

Friday 10th May

 

Avon Badminton would like to invite you to the 2019 Annual Avon Badminton Dinner Dance.
 
This year we have moved to our new venue of the Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo. Yes, you can have exclusive access to the Zoo from 5.00pm until 7.00pm.
Welcome drinks start at 6.30pm with the event starting at 7.00pm sharp. There will be welcome drinks, a 3-course meal, a video, awards, and a dance. 
Tickets are £37 per person or £320 for a table of up to 10 people. All inquiries to  and you can purchase your ticket by paying £37 or £320 to Pay Avon Badminton using PayPal.Me
 
You can also now vote on the awards via the link here: Avon Dinner Dance Nominations
Additionally, if you have any photos or videos which you would like to see in the annual video, please submit them to  
 
Dinner Dance

Social Series Tournament 

Round 2: Sunday 10th March, 2-6pm
Enter Now: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=31DA084E33B724E4A68328FFF19721FA81896F4E 

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What is the Social Series? 

The Social Series is a set of 3 tournaments being run by Harriet Mortimer in conjunction with Badminton England with the aim of providing more friendly and competitive opportunities for social players and helping to build a network of players interested in playing social tournaments in the future.

Who is it for? 

The Social Series is aimed at social/beginners who are over 18. Anyone who is a member of a competitive club, which plays against other clubs, is not eligible to enter, but members of 'general clubs' are welcome.

What's the format? 

It's a women's and men's doubles round-robin format, which will be held at Kingsdown Leisure Centre (Portland Street, BS2 8HL) on:

 

  • Sunday 27th January, 11am-3pm
  • Sunday 10th March, 2-6pm
  • Sunday 12th May, 2-6pm

 

£12 entry fee for each, or only £30 for all 3. They can sign up as a pair or as an individual and we'll pair them up on the day.

How do I get involved? 

Sign up here: https://badmintonengland.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=31DA084E33B724E4A68328FFF19721FA81896F4E

Beaufort Centenary Open Tournament

 

A date for your diary! 

Beaufort's is running its first open tournament, to celebrate its 100th year! There's limited spacing so get your entry in quickly!

 
6th/7th of April 2019
Kingsdown Leisure Centre 
£7 per event
Entry Deadline 29th March
 
 
Paper Entry: click here      Further details: click here

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