Thursday, 6 August 2020


Welcome to the 2020-21 Cornwall Badminton Season. We hope you’re ok and staying safe. Please note some early planning about the new season below – which could change depending on government and Badminton England advice - 

Key dates - provisional:

Sat/Sun 10/11th October               Cornwall College Pool            10-6 Restricted Champs

Sun 20th December                             “                    Pool            10-6  Under 21 Champs

Sat/Sun 10/11th April                                               York                     ECC under 21

 Still to be arranged are any practices and the Trials – we will keep you all informed when we can go ahead with all of these.

County Training dates – again provisional:  at Cornwall College Pool Sports Hall TR15 3RD, on Sundays 1pm – 4pm, starting on                                       

November 1st    with James Elkin   

December 13th  with James Elkin

January 31st       with James Elkin

                                                     March 7th           with James Elkin

                  Please attend all of the above so that you can be considered for team selection

Matches: Badminton England are still hoping to complete last season’s matches, on the weekend of November 7th and 8th 2020 for last season’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams – we should hear in the next few weeks IF this will happen. The 2020/21 season is planned for the following dates –

Saturday 6th February – 2 matches 

Saturday 27th March – 2 matches 

Saturday 17th April – 2 matches 

Sunday 18th April – 1 match 

Fees: we will confirm the fees for matches, training, trials and practices at a later date.

Please let us know asap if you will NOT be available for any of the above.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Selectors if you need any other information.

Team selections will be made before the first matches take place. We are only able to enter two teams for the new season, due to numbers of available players – this will be reviewed each season.

Selectors: Brian Hannibal   01736 740913                                 07770 442800

Lorna Riggs         01726 862878                     07775 934679

Sue Cooper         01872 870897                    07840 335734

Sue Biscoe           01872 242293             07804 584663 

                                   Sam Spencer       07775 338394                                 

We would be grateful for help with any of these events – please support your hard-working committee!

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Badminton Season 2020/2021

A guarded welcome to the new 2020/21 season. We hope everyone is keeping fit and well.

We have had our first CCBA committee meeting for some time, although we remain in regular contact with each other and with Badminton England.

The County endorses all the Badminton England recommendations and procedures for individual players, coaches and clubs regarding Covid 19 and all relevant information may be found on the Badminton England website.

It is very evident that although badminton can now be played from 25th July, albeit with a number of restrictions, venues are still difficult to access and many clubs will be unable to start the new season in September.

The CCBA committee have taken the difficult decision to suspend County affiliation fees for this season (good news for you all). Badminton England have reduced their affiliation fees by 25% and these now become due in January. We are aware that clubs may have difficulty in encouraging members to return and recruit new members so we hope that clubs will pass on these significant reductions to their members.

We are awaiting a decision from Badminton England on whether last year’s County tournament will be concluded on November 7th/8th. Next year’s dates are already confirmed and should go ahead as planned. We have reluctantly decided to withdraw our 3rd County team for the coming season owing to difficulty in finding sufficient players and the financial implications.

The County Restricted tournament is still scheduled to be played on the 10th/11th October. Clearly we are bound by Government advice and BE guidelines so we are unsure at this stage how we might operate the tournament and the format it is likely to take.

The good news is that the James Elkin Training sessions will go ahead, the first one on 1st November, although numbers will be restricted, so reserve your place early.

In these unprecedented times I’m sure you are all clamouring to return to the game we love to play. We hope you have a successful and rewarding season.

Best wishes to you all.

Bob Bell 

For and behalf of the CCBA committee

Saturday, 2 May 2020


We trust that you are all keeping fit and staying safe.

We would need a crystal ball to predict the future for badminton in the coming season.

It is however reassuring that Badminton England are doing a really good job despite the difficult circumstances.

I recommend you log on to the Badminton England website which comprehensively deals with all the ongoing issues, eg. FAQ’s for clubs, coaches and Counties, funding, Government advice as well as a survey for clubs to feedback.

Three of our committee joined the Badminton England Zoom meeting on April 15th along with representatives from many CBA’s. There is another meeting scheduled for 14th May, so if you have a question for Badminton England, please contact a member of our committee who can ensure the question goes straight to the Chief Executive of Badminton England.

The Badminton England Twitter and Facebook links keep players engaged and entertained.

There is also information to come on marketing and re-start plans.

Please note that a provisional date has been arranged for the Cornwall Restricted Tournament, weekend October 10th/11th at Cornwall College, Pool.

A reminder that Badminton England plan to complete the County 2019/20 season with the postponed matches to be played on September 26th/27th.

All Badminton England sanctioned tournaments are currently on hold which therefore applies to the Duchy tournament.

Although the CCBA committee are unable to meet physically, we are in regular contact. If you have any problems or questions concerning badminton, please contact a member of the committee so that we can collectively address the issue.

Please note also that the CCBA AGM will be held as soon as circumstances allow. In the interim the current committee have agreed to remain in post.

Stay fit and safe.

Best wishes,

Bob Bell ( for and behalf of CCBA committee )

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Statement from Cornwall County Badminton Association

Badminton England have cancelled or postponed all events with immediate effect ( They are unable to offer specific advice for local badminton but in view of government advice, CCBA have decided that it is prudent to bring the season to a premature end.

We are fortunate in some respects that it is so close to the end of the season, although a few league matches cannot be completed and some events both senior and junior have had to be cancelled or postponed. Many summer sports are facing even more difficult decisions and must be unsure of their immediate future.

We will keep all clubs and players informed of developments taking heed of advice from both Government and Badminton England.

Stay fit and well.

Thank you for your understanding.

Bob Bell
Chairman CCBA

Thursday, 12 March 2020

CYB Junior Championships

Entry forms are now available for the annual Junior championships:





2020 Kernow Carlton Cup

Cornwall County Badminton Association

The 2020 Kernow Carlton Cup 
Team Tournament
For League and Social Clubs combined

19th April 2020 9.30am – 5pm

Sir Ben Ainslie Sports hall (8 courts)
Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH

Please fill in an entry form here

Best in the West

The West Cornwall Badminton League: 2020 Championships

Who will be the best in the West?

Saturday 9th May 2020

Approx 9 – 6pm
Porthcurno Sports Hall at Penwith College. St Clare. Penzance. TR18 2SA

Open & Restricted Categories (times tbc)

Level doubles – Morning

Mixed doubles – Early PM

Singles – Late Afternoon

**This tournament is purely for players who are members of an affiliated club in the WCBL, and who have played at least once in the league that season**

Please fill in an entry form here