Friday 19 December 2008

Mounts Bay Junior BC 2008 Christmas Tournament

Mounts Bay Junior Badminton Club held their annual Christmas Tournament at Penwith College Sports Hall on Thursday 18th December.

38 Players competed over 2 hours of badminton for trophies which were presented by Trevelyan Searle-Chairman of Mounts Bay Senior BC.
Players were paired in doubles with different partners ensuring both the U13 and U17 categories were mixed throughout the tournament.
Mounts Bay JBC has now been in existence for some 16 months after an initial successful Local Network funding bid.Since then the club has received financial support from Penwith District Council in recognition of the opportunity the club offers to young children from across the District.

Results ;

U17 Girls Winner-Daphne Luke Mounts Bay School

U17 Girls R/U Molly Blewett Humphry Davy School

U17 Boys Winner Lee Chapple Mounts Bay

U17 Boys R/U Thomas Shorley Humphry Davy

U13 Girls Winner Shauna Payne Pensans Community Primary School

U13 Girls R/U Francesca Ellis Mounts Bay

U13 Boys Winner Matt Dale Newlyn Primary

U13 Boys R/U Mawgan Petersen Newlyn Primary

Most Improved Player Trophy was awarded to Francesca Ellis who has progressed into the U17 session,has achieved County selection at U13 level and competed against Gloucester, and Somerset.She has also competed in the Kerrier Junior Tournament and achieved notable wins in both her county matches and Tournament.

Most Committed Player Award was presented to George Nicholas Mounts Bay for his willingness to assist coaching at the U13 session and ensure the hall is ready for use at the start of each session.George has a 100% attendance since the start of the season in early September.He has a £30 voucher from TAG SPORTS to purchase a YONEX badminton shirt of his choice .

Sportsmanship Trophy was awarded to Molly Blewett in recognition of her willingness to attend the U13 session and assist with coaching.Molly is respected by both Players and Coaches for her behaviour both on and off court and her desire to continually improve and ensure fair play at all times.

Mounts Bay JBC meets every Thursday at Penwith College Sports Hall.
U13s 4.30-5.30pm
U17s 5.30-6.30pm

Club restarts on Thursday 8th January and new players are always welcome.

The club is coached by Cath Bick,Phil Chapple and Jon Wotton.
If any parents are interested in their children learning new skills in a safe and friendly environment please contact Jon Wotton 01736 850045.

Sunday 14 December 2008


Cornwall U17s competed in their third match of the 2008/9 season at Tregorrick Park St Austell today against Dorset.

Ross Lashbrook Launceston College
Patrick Davis Launceston College
Phil Lyle Launceston College
Huw Vicary Truro College
Trevelyan Greenhall Helston Sixth Form
James Payne Callington School
Josh Pearce Truro College

Bronwen Wotton Truro College
Lorna Garbett Callington Sixth Form
Sofia Ziajka Callington Sixth Form
Bethany Wotton Hayle School
Daphne Luke Mounts Bay School
Eve Robertson Callington School
Charlotte Sommerville Truro School

Making their U17 debuts were Eve,Charlotte and Josh.
County colours were awarded to Trevelyan,James,Daphne and Bethany before the start of play,having represented Cornwall U17s on 3 occasions.

In the singles Ross got off to a flying start and defeated Matt Bradley in the number one slot.Matt having previously won against Ross in the Devon Bronze on his way to taking the gold medal.A great win by Ross. Patrick had 3 hard ends but missed out. Josh and TJ also missed out in two ends.Huw played a great 3 ender losing to 17 in the 3rd end.

In the girls Bronwen had a comfortable win in two ends. All the girls thereafter performed outstandingly.Lorna missing out in 3 nail biting 3 ends. Sofia losing narrowly 22-20 first end and narrowly to 17 second end. Beth had 3 great ends of badminton going down to 18 in the third.Eve played with great determination losing narrowly in 3. Daphne chalked up her first win at this level with a fine win at number 5.

Score Cornwall 3 Dorset 9.

In the doubles Ross and Patrick took 2 from 3 matches and Phil and Huw one match.Unfortunately TJ had to pull out after a nail biting 3 ender and Josh replaced him with James for the remaining two doubles.
The girls again fought to the wire,Bronwen and Lorna winning all 3 matches in two straight ends.
Sofia and Beth won their first doubles of the season and lost another in 3.
The new pairing of Charlottle and Daphne was inspirational to the team ,the girls fighting every point and holding a match point in their first match before losing 23-21 third end.Their other two games were very close,giving their all on every point.A great effort.

Score Cornwall 7 Dorset 11

In the mixed Ross and Bron had a comfortable win in two ends. James and Lorna continue to excel at number two,winning in two ends a confident win. At this point Cornwall had to concede the third mixed due to illness to Patrick. Phil and Sofia had a straight sets win at number 4 and Josh and Eve won at no 6. Huw and Charlottle fought hard but narrowly missed out at number 5.

Final score Cornwall 14 Dorset 22.

The game was played in a great atmosphere with sportsmanship on both sides very prominent throughout the match.

Dorset ran out deserving winners but Cornwall take many positives into the new year with developing partnerships in the girls doubles and strong performances from 1-6 in their singles.
Special mention to Ross for a great singles win, and Charlotte playing up from the U15s.Her commitment,attitude and desire simply inspirational. These performances will make ICT selection in late January a hard decision .

Friday 12 December 2008

Penryn Saracens v Mounts Bay Junior BC

Both Penryn Saracens and Mounts Bay Junior Badminton club competed in their first match of the season at Penwith College on Thursday evening 11th December.
Penryn Saracens having been developing their badminton in the newly built six court badminton hall at Penryn College since September.
They travelled to Penzance with a team of 16 players ranging from 15 years to primary school age.
Players were wearing the Penryn College colours with children from the College,Mabe and Penryn Primary schools.

Mounts Bay have been in existence for some 12 months with an initial financial input from the a Local Network fund.
The club has since received financial support from Penwith District Council and act as a feeder club for promising players from Pensans Community Primary School.
The club is now an established fixture every Thursday evening ( 4.30-6.30pm) at Penwith College Sports Hall.

The match format consisted of half court singles with players seeded in a group of 4,followed by doubles again with pairs in groups of 4.
Play was continuous for over two hours with all matches keenly contested.
Both clubs having a strong contingent of Cornwall Youth Badminton players in the U15 and U13 Teams.
After an interval at the conclusion of the singles matches,Mounts Bay held a lead of some 200 points.However as the doubles progressed it was clear that Penryn were clawing back the deficit. The last game was loudly cheered by both teams with great sportsmanship shown throughout by all players.

Final score ;

Penryn Saracens 691 points.
Mounts Bay 763 points.

A challenge match shield was presented to Lee Chapple Mounts Bay Captain.
Ben Cooper Penryn Captain led the applause for a great evenings badminton. .

Both Teams now look forward to their respective Christmas Tournaments.

Penryn will hold their Tournament on Monday 15th December with over 50 players competing.
Mounts Bay will hold their tournament on Thursday 18th December with over 35 players competing for annual trophies.
Both Clubs will be sponsored by TAG Sports on the evening with a £30 voucher being presented to the most committed player selected by the clubs coaches since the start of the 2008/9 season.The deserving player will be able to purchase a YONEX badminton shirt of their choice.
TAG Sports will also be offering the full range of YONEX badminton equipment at very competitive rates at their stall on Monday evening at Penryn College.

Special Thanks to ;
Phil and Maria Chapple-Mounts Bay.
Cath Bick and Liz Laity Mounts Bay.
Dave Spencer and Mark Whitbread Jordan Penryn Saracens.
All the above managed the scoring and coaching of their respective players and commented on the great attitude and commitment by all players throughout the match.
Penryn look forward to a return match on home territory in March.

Sunday 7 December 2008

Cornwall U13 vs Somerset

The second match of the season for our U13's was an away match against Somerset held on Sunday 9th November at Taunton - always predicted to be a close encounter neither side was to be disappointed.

Our team comprised of:
Ben Johnson Alice Sporik
Adith Kumaravel Georgia Higgs
Toby Bamforth Francesca Ellis
Vinodh Arumugham Sophie Laskowski
Ellis Savage Olivia Mortimore-Luscombe
William Powell Kendall Royden

After both the boys and the girls singles the score was equally placed at 7 -5 to Somerset. There were great victories for Ben, Adith, Ellis, Will and Georgia - commiserations to Toby and Vinodh for so narrowly missing out on their tough games.

The doubles also resulted in some very close games with two fantastic three-ender victories for Ellis/Will and Francesca/Sophie. At this stage of the match Somerset were still ahead at 17 - 13.

At the beginning of the mixed Cornwall needed to win all six of the games - with lots of determination and a desire to secure the match all the observers were treated to some VERY exciting badminton. Cornwall did win three of the mixed - congratulations to Ben/Alice, Ellis/Olivia and Will/Kendall - but we lost the other matches with two of them going to three VERY close ends!!

After a great day's badminton the overall score was 20 - 16 to Somerset. Cornwall so narrowly missed their second victory of the season with FIVE closely fought three-enders just slipping away from us! However, BOTH teams performed extremely well and Peter Fairey of the Someret Team commented on the day, "There have been some brilliant games played in a brilliant spirit by all players on the both sides" - a comment echoed by Paul Johnson and Alison Higgs, managers of our own U13 Team.

Congratulations to ALL players and a special mention to Will Powell who earned a well-deserved Player of the Match Certificate and also to Olivia and Kendall who received their first county Caps.

Alison Higgs

Sunday 5 October 2008

CYB U17 vs Somerset

CYB U17s started their season at home against Somerset today.

Team ;

Ross Lashbrook Launceston College
Patrick Davis Launceston College
Phil Lyle Launceston College
Huw Vicary Truro College First Edition BC
Trevelyan Greenall Helston College First Edition BC
James Payne Callington School

Bronwen Wotton Truro College. First Edition BC
Lorna Garbett Callington College
Sofia Ziajka Callington College
Bethany Wotton Hayle School.Mounts Bay BC
Daphne Luke Mounts Bay School. Mounts Bay BC
Sophie Hoskin Newquay Tretherras School
There were first U17 county appearances for Vicary,Greenall,Payne,Bethany Wotton,Luke and Hoskin.

Cornwall took a flying start by taking 4 out of 6 boys singles.Unfortunately the girls failed to register a win.
In the doubles Ross and Patrick and Bronwen and Lorna achieved 3 victories each.
There were magnificent performances by Phil and Huw taking two wins and Trevelyan and James one win. Bethany ,Daphne,Sofia and Sophie fought well but missed out on achieving a win.
The match was still live going into the mixed. Ross and Bronwen had a comfortable win,Patrick and Lorna two close ends but losing in two. Phil and Sofia had a great match losing 22-20 in the Third End.
Huw and Bethany won a great victory in two ends.
Trevelyan and Daphne worked hard but lost in two ends.
James partnering Sophie played a great game losing narrowly in the Third End.

Somerset ran out 21-15 winners.

However the Team had 6 new players and there were great performances by all players which bodes well for the season.
Particular mention to Ross-winning 5 from 5 and Sophie Hoskin who as a newcomer to the county scene played the game in a great spirit and took her mixed to 3 ends,a great Team performance from which all players should take pride in their commitment.

Jon Wotton/Andy Lyle T/ Ms.

Wednesday 21 May 2008


CORNWALL College Sports Hall, Pool, Near Redruth, the home of the First Edition Junior Badminton Club, was the scene of an exciting donation of new track-suits on Saturday Morning May 10, writes John Tresidder, with Paul Martin.

This was made possible by a generous gift of £1,100, from Redruth Charity Trust Youth Sports Award, whose Chairman Mr Chris Hailey, attended to witness the official presentation.

For the Club, which is one of the strongest and most buoyant in the County - with many very talented youngsters in its ranks - it was an unprecedented occasion of support, which, thus, allows the youngsters, in the future to display an identity to match their undoubted skills. And, without the help from the Redruth Charity Trust, this could not have come about.

One of the previous donors to the Trust, Mr David Pascoe, the Group Chairman of the Penventon Park Hotel, Redruth, together with Mr Hailey, made the official hand-over to young Imogen Powell, a Truro School student, already a multiple County champion at the age 13.

All the recipients, who will wear the tracks suits with pride, are deeply indebted to the Trust for its generosity in making this happen.

In excess of 2,000 points contested:

Meanwhile, on Saturday May 17, fifteen players from the Penryn Saracens Junior Badminton Club travelled to Cornwall College, Pool. to experience their first ever competitive badminton match.

This event was a prelude to a new West Cornwall Junior League, getting underway in September for the 2008/2009 season.

The majority of the Penryn Saracens Team have only been playing badminton since January, of this year and turn out at Penryn College on Monday evenings, from 5.30 - 7.00pm.

There was fourteen youngsters per team, seven aged Under-12 and seven Under-10.

The match consisted of an hour and a half of “Half-court” singles, with strong support from parents of both teams in attendance.

First Edition eventually ran out winners by 125 points, with over 2,000 points of badminton being contested:

First Edition Juniors 1,117 points.
Penryn Saracens 992 points.

The match trophy was presented to Ellie Watkinson, the youngest player in the match by Mr Alan Williams Life President of Cornwall Youth Badminton and Chairman of First Edition Juniors.

There followed a friendly match with the more senior First Edition players, playing alongside the Penryn Team.

* Contacts:

Penryn Saracens Badminton Club: Ros. Bastian, Penryn College’s Asst. Headteacher for Community, tel: (01326) - 372 379, ext. 252.

Any Junior Team wishing to be included in the new West Cornwall Junior League, contact; Jon Wotton, Tel: (01736) - 850 045.

Teams that have already registered their interest are;

Mounts Bay BC.
First Edition BC.
Penryn Saracens BC.
Helston BC.
Truro BC.
Truro School.

The First Edition Junior Club wishes to thank all the helpers on the day – including Lucy Stocker and Sue Cooper, together with the support of Paul Martin and Alan Williams.

Wednesday 9 January 2008

CCBA Committee

Hon Chairman  Mr. R. J. Bell, Rose Cottage, Lower Downgate, CALLINGTON, Cornwall, PL17 8LA

Hon Vice Chairman

Hon Treasurer
Lyndon Allen, 11 Chipponds Drive, Edgecumbe Green, St Austell PL25 5DE 01726 63245
Hon Secretary
Lyndon Allen, 11 Chipponds Drive, Edgecumbe Green, St Austell PL25 5DE 01726 63245

Hon Match Secretary
Sue Biscoe, Truro 01872 242293

Hon Junior Secretary
Committee of Cornwall Youth Badminton

Tournament Secretary

Development Officer
Badminton England

Hon Patrons
Pat Edwards, Rosemellyn, Truro Road, Sticker, PL26 7JA. 01726 65015

Child Welfare Officer
Mr A Poole

Rep to WCBL

Rep to MCBL

Veterans Co-ordinator
Brian Hannibal, Hayle. 01736 758553

Website Co-ordinator
James Whetter -

Committee members:
Jess Canfield
Pat Edwards
Julian Cooper 

Brian Hannibal - Penzance
Sue Biscoe - Truro - 01872 242293
Lorna Riggs - Newquay

Reps to Cornwall Youth Badminton:

Jenny Marchant, Redroof, Barras Cross, Liskeard, PL14 6BD. 01579 346582

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