Sunday 14 November 2010

Bronze medals at Warwick Bronze

Ten Cornish U17 players made the long journey to Warwick to take part in the Warwick U17 Bronze tournament on the 13th November. There were 86 boys and 47 girls taking part throughout the day. The Cornish players were: Abi Logg, Beth Wotton, Chris Cooper, Chris Grout, Kris Jasper, Christian Jasper, Kynan Clarke, Tony Marshall, James Gallagher & Sam Spencer

In the boys doubles Kris & Christian Jasper were the only Cornish pair to come through their box. They won their next match 24-22 only to be knocked out in the semi-final by the eventual winners.

In the singles all 10 players won at least one game in the group stages. Kris Jasper and Sam Spencer both won their boxes comfortably. Kris lost in the last 16 to a player from Middlesex 21-17. Sam made it to the quarter finals where he came from 15-19 down to win 21-19 to beat a Staffordshire player. In the semis he went down to the Wiltshire number 1 in a fantastic game 21-19.

Then followed the long trip home.

Well done to Sam, Kris & Christian and all the players who took part.

Kris & Christian


Tuesday 9 November 2010

Duchy Doubles Delight

It was a superb display of Level doubles at its best that overwhelmed the Dorset badminton team on their home turf. The Cornish 1st team travellers took the match 8-7 and bagged an important 2 points to begin their 2010/11 campaign.

Captain and coach Kelvin Edwards gave the team an initial boost with a superb win over the Dorset singles number 1 in straight sets.
“I just kept it simple and hit the corners” remarked Kelvin.

The men’s doubles was a master class in attacking play; James Whetter and Guy Michell were never really troubled in both their contests and clearly showed their authority as a well established pair. Their counter hitting and ability to turn defence into attack was just too much for any of the Dorset pairs. Not to be out done the new pairing of Tom Lyle and Ross Lashbrook also proved to be too strong for the home side.

“I am sure these two pairs will have to play each other in the restricted tournament next year, and that is a contest worth booking your seat for now” commented Kelvin.

The ladies doubles were shared with Jo Philip and Rachel Irish winning in three sets against the Dorset first pair and, Bron Wotton and Jan Santillo winning in three sets against the seconds. Both pairs should great determination to win through.

Unusually, the mixed doubles faired against the Duchy side, with only James and Jo winning through. The other pairs did all lose in three sets which shows that the fitness training of late has paid off.

“The whole team did complain of feeling “flabby” before pre season training commenced” reported Guy “But we have all worked so incredibly hard in training and this result sends out warning signs to the other counties in the group.”

Cornwall’s next match is at home, Polkyth Leisure Centre, St Austell on Sunday 28th November against Somerset. Match starts at 1pm, admission is free so why not go and support the team for what looks like a successful season.

Monday 8 November 2010


Following their 7-5 success against Dorset away earlier in the season, Cornwall over 60's winning ways continued on Sunday 7th November with a convincing 10-2 win over Somerset at Yeovil.

Their 'I have a bad cold' captain Brian played well with Phil Oland to win both their mens, while the pairing of Tony Roberts and Mike Nancekivell lost to the Somerset No 1 pair.

However the ladies of Chris, Vera, Pat and Celia all played well to win all of their matches in convincing style.

Cornwall went on to take three of the four mixed with 'under the weather' Brian just loosing in a three ender with Celia.

Away to title contenders Wiltshire at Melksham in six weeks time are their next opponents, so it is hoped that their winning ways will continue.