Tuesday, 31 August 2021

CORNWALL BADMINTON – NEWSLETTER 2021/2022

Welcome to the 2021-22 Cornwall Badminton Season. We hope you’re having a good break and are raring to go! Please note - 


Key dates:     

Sun 12th SeptemberPool1-4Open Practice - All welcome
Sat/Sun 25th/26th SeptemberPool10-6Restricted Championships
Sun 17th OctoberPool10-6Trials
Sat 13th NovemberWellingtontbcInter-SW Matches
Sun 19th DecemberPool10-6U21 Championships

 All players should attend practice & Training, enter the Restricted, and attend the Trials. We welcome those who have graduated from the under 18s to all of these events.


County Training/Practice:  at Cornwall College Pool Sports Hall TR15 3RD, on Sundays 1pm – 4pm, starting on Sunday 12th September, and then:

                                              

November 7th  with James Elkin

December 5th  with James Elkin

January 30th     with James Elkin

March 6th         with James Elkin


ALL expected to attend all of the above to be considered for team selection


Matches: all matches will be played on fixed dates at central venues (tbc) - please note (and be available on!) the following dates – 


Saturday 15th January – 2 matches 

Saturday 12th February – 2 matches

Saturday 26th March – 2 matches 

Sunday 27th March – 1 match 


Fees: per player, payable by BACs to CCBA 30-98-98 00734585 before each event - £20 for each James Elkin training, £15 for each practice, Trials £20 for the day.


Match fees will be confirmed later once we have heard details from Badminton England. Match players will also be expected to contribute towards any accommodation costs for the March weekend.


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 information in advance, or we can see you at the first practice and training. Thanks, and have a good season!

Team selections will be made on the basis of results in the Restricted, Trials (final Trials Decmber 5th) and performance at training sessions. Restricted Champs entry forms available here – please organise your partners!


Selectors:         


Brian Hannibal   01736 740913     07770 442800  brianhannibal@hotmail.co.uk

Lorna Riggs         01726 862878     07775 934679 dorisriggs@aol.com

Sue Kinnaird       01872 870897     07840 335734  kinnairdsj@gmail.com

Sue Biscoe          01872 242293     07804 584663  susbiscoe@gmail.com 

                                

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


Sunday, 18 July 2021

Hot hot Training


Coach James Elkin put the Cornish players through their paces today at Cornwall College’s Pool sports hall, in scorching hot conditions. The players all worked really hard and enjoyed three hours of great coaching and court play, getting ready for the new season ahead.

The next training session is on Sunday August 8th 1pm-4pm with James, at Pool - get in touch with any of the selectors if you’d like to come.

James gives instructions 

Warming up…

Getting hotter

Warm enough 

And finally





           

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

 John Tresidder

Sadly we have to report the death of John Tresidder.

Many of you will remember him from his role as Publicity Officer for Cornwall Badminton, or as a mainstay of the organising committee for the Duchy tournaments over many years.

John was one of the most enthusiastic and passionate supporters of badminton in Cornwall you are ever likely to meet. He even named his house ‘Chy badminton’.

I have visions of his singles strategy, running round his forehand in order play what can only be described as an immense backhand. Despite being a big man, he and his mop of hair, were surprisingly agile and he covered the court with relative ease.

Those people within Cornwall badminton who knew John will have many fond memories of him and we send our sympathies and good wishes to his family in these difficult times.


Bob Bell, CCBA Chairman


“JT” (in suit and tie) in his Duchy tournament days over 30 years ago



Sunday, 6 December 2020

 Off we go again!

Training with James Elkin started again following the second lockdown when senior players made a welcome return to the courts in Pool.

James explains

The players worked hard for three hours on their fitness, footwork and gameplay, as James put them through their paces.

Fancy footwork

Selectors impressed behind their masks

Working hard














Thursday, 5 November 2020

National Badminton Museum

The History of the National Badminton Museum

The Badminton Association founded in 1893, later became the Badminton Association of England, then BADMINTON England, had accumulated a considerable amount of Badminton Memorabilia.

The Museum is indebted to Herbert and Betty Scheele, Humphrey Chilton and Heather Nielsen who were the first people to realise the importance of this material to the history of the game.

In 1994 Margaret Cook was invited to become Archivist.

Volunteers realising the importance of recording and preserving badminton’s heritage formed a committee in 2003.

The National Badminton Museum was launched later in that year and was officially opened on September 9th 2003, by Neil Cameron, Chief Executive of the International Badminton Federation now the BWF.

In 2007 the Museum was granted Charity Status. To comply with the Charity Commission regulations the National Badminton Museum is now managed by Trustees. There is also a Working Party of volunteers who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Museum.

The Museum receives no guaranteed income. Some of the display cabinets have been donated, and the purchase of others was assisted by a grant from Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

The Museum now has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of badminton artefacts, archives and memorabilia in the world.

The Museum has an Acquisitions and Disposals committee, basically responsible for accepting and purchasing items into the Museum’s collection.

The National Badminton Museum is supported by BADMINTON England. 


National Badminton Museum website

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Training starts again....

  

James at work

Cornwall’s senior badminton players got back into training with coach James Elkin on Sunday at last. The players made the best of some difficult court conditions in Pool and enjoyed being back together to practice their skills.

Selectors at work 

The next session is planned for December 6th after the lockdown period. Watch this space for further details!

Players about to work







Thursday, 6 August 2020

CORNWALL BADMINTON – NEWSLETTER

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  brianhannibal@hotmail.co.uk

Lorna Riggs         01726 862878                     07775 934679

Sue Cooper         01872 870897                    07840 335734  scooper1964@hotmail.com

Sue Biscoe           01872 242293             07804 584663  bertbiscoe@btinternet.com 

                                   Sam Spencer       07775 338394                                           samspencer365@gmail.com

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