Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Badminton Bonanza - Truro

This year's CCBA Badminton Bonanza is on Sunday November 18th, once again at the Sir Ben Ainsley Sports Centre in Truro.

Bonanzas are aimed at those who would like some more experience (and fun!) in tournament play in singles and doubles and mixed events. Players from all over Cornwall and Devon take part in what is sure to be another day of great badminton.

The closing date for this year's tournament is November 12th.

Please see the entry form for more details and conditions for entry.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Cornwall Badminton County Championships 2018

Cornwall’s top badminton players took part in the annual county championships over 2 days at St Austell Leisure Centre at the weekend, with an exciting display of talent from over 40 players of all ages ranging from 14 to veteran. Half of the entrants were under 20, showing the promise that the future holds for Cornish badminton, and several sets of siblings took part, including the three Sillifant and Dyer brothers, from Launceston and Truro, and Truro’s Bailey sisters.
Watching the men’s final

Day one started with the men’s singles event which had attracted a large entry, and the crowds were treated to some excellent badminton. Penryn graduate Sean Havis had a good quarter final battle with top seed Tyler Sillifant before losing in three ends, while the other three seeds made their way through to the semi-finals. Here both top two seeds, Tyler and Liam Sillifant had comfortable victories over the evergreen James Whetter from St Austell and Jack Dyer, to meet for the fourth year running in the final. This year it was younger brother Tyler’s turn to triumph and regain his crown, both playing with skill, speed and determination in an absorbing match.

The women’s singles saw a battling Bronwen Wotton from Camborne finally overcome young Joanna Vyvyan in a hard-fought quarter final to meet second seed Mollie Bailey in the semi, which was a step too far as Mollie won in two ends. The final pitched Mollie against her friend, the top seed from Liskeard, 14-year-old Cara Collins who had beaten Beckie Bailey in the semis in two comfortable ends. Cara’s speed and control once again proved too powerful and she ran out county champion for the second time.
The singles finalists
The first day finished with the women’s doubles, and the top seeds progressed to the final, after a tight semi where second seeds Cara and Amy Cox just beat the impressive pairing of Mollie and Truro’s Melissa Lin. The final was one of the best games of the day between the number one seeds, from Camborne, Bronwen and Amy Polglase, a new pairing, against second seeds singles champion Cara with her partner Amy. Cara and Amy finally won after an exciting, see-sawing match of three close ends, thanks to their speed, power and retrieval, but were pushed hard all the way by their opponents.
The women’s finalists

Men’s doubles action
Women’s doubles action
The next day twelve pairs contested the men’s doubles, and all four seeds duly made their way to the semi-finals, despite a tense quarter final three-ender between title holders James and his regular partner from St Austell, Guy Michell, with the Saltash/Pool pairing of Richard Townsend and Sam Spencer. James and Guy had a more comfortable semi-final win over number four seeds Jack and Tyler, although second seeds Launceston’s Tom Lyle and Liam were challenged by Sean and his partner from Plymouth, Tony Clark, in a very tight three-ender, just winning 22-20 in the final end. In the final James and Guy lost a close first end, and despite being pushed hard took the second, and then powered through to win the final end over a tiring Tom and Liam in a thrilling match of hard smashing, quick reactions and amazing retrievals.
The men’s finalists
The final event of the weekend was the mixed doubles which had some of the best games of the weekend and 14 pairs taking part, ranging from new young talent to experienced players using all their skills and knowledge. Some notable successes were Elliot Dyer and Melissa Lin beating the number four seeds Liam and Amy Polglase in an exciting match that went to the wire, and older brother Jack Dyer and Mollie Bailey doing well to oust second seeds James and Amy Cox in another tight game in the quarter finals. The first semi-final line up was top seeds Guy and Bronwen against Tom and Cara, and this was yet another close game which went the distance, but Tom and Cara finally proved a little more consistent despite some excellent retrieving and power play from Guy and Bronwen. In the other semi younger brother Elliot and Melissa could not match the all court play of Jack and Mollie and they ran out comfortable winners in two. The final was a more straightforward affair after all the previous three-enders and Tom and Cara overpowered Jack and Mollie to become well-deserved new champions to complete a fine weekend of top-quality Cornish badminton.
The mixed finalists
In the plate events the youngest Dyer brother, Harry, won the men’s singles, and Beckie Bailey took the women’s singles by default. The women’s doubles saw a victory for Yin Ling Tan from Penryn, partnering Newquay’s Jen Pugh, and the men’s doubles was won by Will Bick from Penzance and his partner Elliot Dyer, and in the final event, the mixed doubles plate winners were Truro’s Josh Richards and Beckie Bailey.
Singles plate winners
Plate doubles winners

Plate mixed winners
Results –

Men’s singles Tyler Sillifant beat Liam Sillifant 21/13 21/11

Women’s singles Cara Collins beat Mollie Bailey 21/6 21/15

Men’s doubles Guy Michell/James Whetter beat Tom Lyle/Liam Sillifant 18/21 21/15 21/17

Women’s doubles Amy Cox/Cara Collins beat Bronwen Wotton/Amy Polglase 21/16 14/21 21/15

Mixed doubles Tom Lyle/Cara Collins beat Jack Dyer/Mollie Bailey 21/14 21/14

Plate events –

Men’s singles Harry Dyer beat Richard Townsend 21/17 21/16

Women’s singles Beckie Bailey

Men’s doubles Will Bick/Elliot Dyer beat Gary Braunton/Steve Ellis 20/21 21/11

Women’s doubles Yin Ling Tan/Jen Pugh beat Marianne Thomas/Vicki Thomas 21/14 21/13

Mixed doubles Josh Richards/Beckie Bailey beat Sam Spencer/Amelia Burrell 21/16 20/21

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Duchy Open

36th Duchy Senior Silver 2018

Last updated: 01 September 2018 18:23
EnglandCornwall, Truro, Cornwall, England


The online entry closes on 14 September 2018 at 23:59 (GMT +01:00).
Venue:Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre
Truro, Cornwall
Route atGoogle Maps
Order of play will be:
Saturday am - Singles
Saturday pm - Mixed doubles
Sunday - finish off mixed doubles if required, followed by Level doubles
Tournament contact
Name:Kay Bossenger
Phone:07723 338860

Online entry
Entry open:26 June 2018 00:00 (GMT +01:00)
Entry deadline:14 September 2018 23:59 (GMT +01:00)
Withdrawal deadline:14 September 2018 23:59 (GMT +01:00)

Tournament days

22 September 2018 to 23 September 2018

CCBA Restricted Championships

Entry forms for the Cornwall Restricted are now available to download here

The tournament will be held at Polkyth Leisure Centre on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 29th September, starting at 10am each day.

Entries must be received by Sunday 23rd September.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Cornwall Badminton new season feature, 2018/19

The new badminton season is about to begin for the world’s second most popular sport after football – over 975,000 adults play badminton every week in the UK, taking part in the sociable, healthy activity. Badminton is the fastest racket sport where shuttles can reach speeds of over 200mph at the top levels, although it can also be enjoyed at a slower pace.

In Cornwall, there are ten league clubs offering social and competitive badminton in two leagues across the county, many with junior sections, and there are also several social clubs, as well as all the casual play in sports and leisure centres.

Cornwall Badminton Association oversees the competitive and league play, and runs several tournaments for all players throughout the season – all details can be found on their website www.cornwallbadminton.co.uk

The new County Chairman is Bob Bell, from Callington, an England senior international and 2015 world masters champion at men’s doubles. Bob, who plays in Cornwall’s veteran teams, says – “there are many opportunities to take part in our fantastic sport in Cornwall, we welcome people to our clubs and tournaments and encourage you to join us”.

Bob Bell, Chairman and World Champion

Apart from an active, thriving Cornwall Youth Badminton organisation, the county has three senior teams who completed a very successful season last year, with two teams winning promotion in Badminton England’s regional senior county championships against teams from across the south and west, and all the players look forward to the new challenges this season.

Cornwall’s 1st team win promotion

Not to be outdone, there are also two veteran teams of over 50 and over 65 competing against other south west counties from September to March, and battling through an enjoyable weekend of inter-county play in January, held usually in Bournemouth.

Over 50s in action
The season kicks off with the prestigious Duchy Tournament on September 22nd and 23rd at the Sir Ben Ainslie Sports Centre in Truro – this event attracts top players from all over the country for a weekend of quality, exciting play. The following weekend at St Austell Leisure Centre is the Senior County Championships to find the latest champions – always a keenly fought, much anticipated tournament – again, spectators are very welcome.

During the season there are also events for all social and league players, such as the well-established Bonanza series, the Newquay mixed doubles tournament and the newer Kernow Team Cup – keep an eye on the website for up to date details, there is something for everyone!

The Kernow Cup final 2018

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Level 1 coaching certificate

Event Details
The UKCC Level 1 Award for Assistant Coaches in Badminton is the entry point onto the coaching pathway and qualifies the assistant coach to support the Level 2 coach during a coaching session.  This support role might include observation of practice, feeding and group management, to allow the effective delivery of the planned coaching programme.

For more information, please click Here.


Course Dates & Times:

Day 1 – 01/09/2018     9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 2 – 02/09/2018     9:30am - 4:30pm
Day 3 – 16/09/2018     9:30am - 4:30pm

£215 for Badminton England Members
£225 for Non-Members

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Best in the West – West Cornwall’s Badminton Championships 19.5.18

In Penwith College's sports hall at the weekend, the West Cornwall Badminton League held their annual championships and around 40 players representing clubs from all over west Cornwall took part.

The day started with the men's and women's doubles with some close fought matches resulting in the men's winners from the Tecans club in Pool, Chris Glasson and Sam Spencer beating First Edition's (Camborne) brothers, Jack and Elliot Dyer.

Chris and Sam with runners up Jack and Elliot

In the men's restricted category, two scratch pairings led to Chris Cordell from Truro, and Jake Turpie from Falmouth triumph over the young pair from Cornwall Youth Badminton, Potae Sheppard of First Edition, and Alexander Beaumont from Tecans.

Winners Chris and Jake with Jake and Potae

In the combined women's doubles there was high level play throughout, and in the end tournament organiser Amy Cox and her partner Yinling Tan both from the CSM club in Penryn university beat sisters Mollie and Beckie Bailey from First Edition in an exciting match.

Tournament organiser Amy Cox with winning partner Yinling, plus Mollie and Beckie

After refuelling thanks to The Cornish Oven pasties, sponsored by Glasson's Garage, the players started the combined mixed doubles event. Eventually, after some tight games, the final was between Chris Glasson and Kellen Moore from Tecans against the First Edition pairing of Jack Dyer and Mollie Bailey, and Chris and Kellen just came out top after a see-sawing battle.

Mixed doubles finalists and winners Chris and Kellen with Jack and Mollie

The last events of the day were the men's and women's singles - in the men's restricted the young doubles pair were this time against each other, with Potae Sheppard narrowly beating Alexander Beaumont. The open men's event saw Jack Dyer, who had beaten title holder Sam Spencer, finally get revenge over Chris Glasson and take the singles title for the first time. The women's singles was won by first team county player Kellen Moore, who just edged out Mollie Bailey in a nail-biting game.

Singles finalists, winners Jack, Kellen and Potae, with Chris and Mollie (missing Alexander)

And so the championships came to a successful end as the weary players dispersed to catch up on Royal weddings and FA cup finals.