Monday, 11 February 2019

The Newquay Cup mixed doubles tournament

Mixed doubles couples from all over Cornwall played in this year’s Newquay Cup at Treviglas Sports Hub at the weekend with some exciting action across a wide age range.

Newquay Cup participants

Players from Liskeard, St Austell, Newquay, Pool and Camborne took part in some close games, with some games featuring rivals from their own clubs to add to the tension.

Tecans v Tecans

Liskeard v Liskeard

The game that decided this year's winners was the final one of the afternoon, between defending champions Pete Bazin of St Austell and his partner Lorna Riggs of Newquay and Truro, against Newquay's Paul Tooley and Jen Pugh. This proved a tense and exciting game, as Pete and Lorna edged a tight first end and then, early in the second, Pete was injured going for a backhand shot, but managed to continue and they held on to once again win the Cup by just 5 points.

Winners Pete and Lorna with runners-up Jen and Paul

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Cornwall County Badminton Association


The 2019 Kernow Carlton Cup

Team Tournament

For League and Social Clubs combined


Sunday 14th April 2019 9am – 6pm

Sir Ben Ainslie Sports hall (8 courts)

Truro School, Trennick Lane, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1TH


Please fill in an entry form or download one from:

The Kernow Carlton Cup team tournament, Sunday 14th April 2019, Sir Ben Ainsley Centre, Truro TR1 1TH

Conditions of entry:

·         All players must be 16 or over

·         Any players who have played more than once for Cornwall senior or junior teams matches in the last 3 years are ineligible

·         Cornwall veteran players are eligible

·         All players play at their own risk

Play and teams:

·         Each team will consist of 1 men’s pair, 1 women’s and 2 mixed (these can be the same or different players)

·         Clubs can enter more than one team, subject to court time availability

·         There will be groups of approx. 4 teams, including social and league teams, so each team will have a minimum of 3 matches

·         Each match will consist of 1 men’s, I women’s, and 2 mixed doubles games

·         Each game will consist of 2 ends to 21 points with no setting, unless time is limited

·         There will be no handicapping

·         Feather shuttles will be used

·         There will be play-offs of group winners with the winning team receiving the Carlton Cup

Entry fee - £60 per team, so approx. £15 per player, unless more players are used. Cheques payable to Cornwall County Badminton Association on entry. Entry fees will not be refundable for late cancellations.

Name of team: ___________________________________________________

From which League or Social Club: ___________________________________

Team players names:





Team contact – Name: _____________________________________________                                                  

Email: _________________________________Phone: ___________________                                    

Signed: ________________________________Date: _____________________                                                                       

Entries to Lyndon Allen, 01726 63245, 11 Chipponds Drive, St Austell PL25 5DE

Closing Date 31.3.19, but first come, first served, as space is limited!
Cornwall 1st team v Devon, January 2019
Cornwall’s top badminton players travelled to Bristol at the weekend to play the next set of matches in Badminton England’s South West Division Senior Championships.

1st team looking smart

The team, smartly kitted out in a new strip sponsored by Cornwall Fascias, had a tough first match against a powerful Devon 1st team featuring an ex England international and higher ranked players. Despite two three-enders by a battling James Whetter and Kellen Moore in the men’s and women’s singles, the Cornish team suffered a heavy defeat.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

CCBA new sponsor

Cornwall Badminton Teams new Sponsor
The three senior county teams have a new sponsor this season – Cornwall Fascias, who have supplied new shirts and tops for the players for their matches in the Senior County Championships.
Cornwall Fascias were started in 1995 and this family firm, based in Bodmin, are the leading uVPC multi stockists working in the building plastics supply sector all over Cornwall.

Pat Edwards of Cornwall Fascias hands over the new kit to CCBA Chairman Bob Bell

Monday, 21 January 2019

Newquay Cup

The 2019 Newquay Cup will be held at Treviglas Sports Hub – Bradley Road Newquay TR7 3JA commencing at 13.00 sharp until 5.00pm on Saturday 9th February 2019.

Entry fee £12.00 per person and entry forms are available to download here.

This tournament is a Handicapped Mixed Doubles Tournament open to ALL players – League and Social. (The Social element of the tournament will not be handicapped as the Committee will not have the relevant info to handicap couples fairly). The format of the Tournament will be decided by the number of entries, but it will be a round robin.

Social Category : Eligible players must have only played recreationally within the last 10 years. Players who have played any league/county or similar standard matches within this time will be ineligible for this category.

League Category: Eligible players who have played League or County, and who do not fall within the Social category.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Cornwall Vets rise to the Challenge

The two Cornwall badminton veteran teams have just returned from a successful weekend in Eastleigh, taking part in Badminton England’s Masters County Challenge, where the top players from counties across the country compete against each other and enjoy a sociable two days.

The over 50s team had an impressive weekend, never losing a match and combining well to beat Buckinghamshire 3-1 and Surrey 4-0 and drawing 2-2 to Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire on the first day.

Cornwall over 50s in new kit supplied by Richard Jones
Lynda and Jan win yet again
Richard J and Bob looking good

Day two saw the teams all play each other again, after an enjoyable dinner dance the night before, and first up for Cornwall 50s were arch rivals Herts who were dispatched 3-1, followed by two 4-0 whitewashings of Surrey and Bucks. Last up for the Cornish players were Oxfordshire in the final match and after losing the men’s doubles and the first mixed, a 2-2 draw was achieved after fine wins for the women’s doubles and the second mixed pair.

Brian trying hard
Lorna feels proud
Although the weekends results are yet to be confirmed by Badminton England, the Cornwall over 50s look to have won the division and will be promoted following these excellent results.

Cornwall over 50s team – Jon Wyatt, Richard Jones, Richard Haughton (all Liskeard), Bob Bell (Callington), Pete Bazin (St Austell), Jan Santillo (Liskeard), Lynda Beer (Callington), Lorna Riggs Captain/Manager (Newquay/Truro), Sue Biscoe (Truro).

New kit for the weekend once again kindly supplied by Richard Jones.

The Cornwall over 65s also had a good weekend, on the first day winning against the Isle of Wight 3-0, Somerset 2-1 and a combined Buckinghamshire/Surrey team 3-0, before losing 3-0 to a strong Sussex team.

Cornwall over 65s
Pat and Linzi in action

Brian and Graham battling hard

On the final day, the team again beat the Isle of Wight and Bucks/Surrey 2-1, but lost to Somerset and Sussex 2-1.

Cornwall over 65s team – Brian Hannibal Captain/Manager (Penzance), Graham Smith, George Whetter (both St Austell), Brian Gilbert (Callington), Pat Edwards (St Austell/Truro), Linzi Crosswood (Truro), Christine Smith (Looe).