Wednesday 31 August 2011

Cornwall Restricted Championships.

Entry forms were released today for the CCBA Cornwall Restricted Championships.

The tournament will be held on Saturday 24th, and Sunday 25th September, at Polkyth Leisure Centre

The closing date for entries is Sunday September 18th and entry forms can be downloaded by clicking HERE , or from the download section on the right of the Cornwall Badminton website.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Community Badminton Bonanza Event

October the 15th 2011 sees the return of the Cornwall County Badminton Association’s Badminton Bonanza tournament at the 6 court sports hall in Penryn Sports college from 10am – 5pm.

This fun tournament will include, singles, level doubles and mixed doubles events, all split into two categories of social and league standard ensuring that players are only drawn against those of a similar ability.

In 2010 the event attracted over 50 entrants from all over Cornwall and parts of Devon, raising significant funds that are to be ploughed back into grass roots community badminton projects within the county.

Forms can be downloaded by clicking HERE , or from the download section on the right of the Cornwall Badminton website, or contact Trevelyan Searle - Tel: 01736 798606.

Monday 1 August 2011



ANOTHER bumper entry of over 100 players is anticipated for the Duchy of Cornwall 29th “Open” Badminton Championships, with competitors expected to be drawn from a good spread of English and Welsh Counties, once more,writes John Tresidder.

The prestigious Event - known as one of the most enjoyable and best organised in England - A Tournament in the BADMINTON England Senior Silver Circuit, and with the prize-fund at: £1,260, is scheduled for Carn Brea Leisure Centre, Pool, Near Redruth, on the Weekend of Saturday and Sunday, September 17/18.

Entry fees – no change:

Entry fees have been pegged at the 2010 prices, with the entry forms scheduled to be posted - around 31st July.

Alternatively, if one is not on the Database, one can download a form from the following Badminton Websites, shortly:

1). Cornwall County Badminton Association (CCBA):

See Download Section to right of this page -->

2). BADMINTON England:

Main Sponsors:

Graphic Solutions - - the Computer Company, from Farnborough, Hampshire, together with TAG SPORTS -, in conjunction with YONEX UK LTD, have once more joined forces as the Tournament’s joint main sponsors.

The Countryman Inns Free Houses Group, from Piece, Carnkie, Near Redruth, together Dales Renault, based at Scorrier and Summercourt, are amongst the other generous backers, of the Championships, which are known as one of the best organised and most popular on the English Badminton Circuit.

Programme-of-Events (10.00am start each day):

Men’s and Ladies’ Singles, followed by Mixed Doubles, extending to the Semi-finals stage on the Saturday evening.

Mixed Doubles Semi-finals and Final, pus Men’s and Ladies’ Level Doubles.

“Bleacher” tiered seating will be set out for players, supporters and spectators, as in past years, with the entry to the hall and the Centre, itself, being free.

CYB expected to be well represented:

There is expected to be a good turn out from Cornwall, the host, of over twenty players, including a healthy contingent of youngsters from the successful Cornwall Youth Badminton Organisation, which is supported by Dairy Crest Davidstow, of the Cornish Cathedral City Cheese.

David on the referee’s console:

David Burgess, an experienced International Referee, is the official in charge of the play in the hall over the weekend.

* Duchy Committee of Management, 2011:

Mrs. Linda Collins: Chairman & Hon. Tournament Secretary;
Mr. David Burgess: Hon. Tournament Referee;
Mr. Paul Martin: Hon. Treasurer;
Mr. Paul Collins: Tournament Co-ordinator/Hall Manager;
Mr. John Tresidder: Press/PR Officer.

Linda looking forward to another exhilarating weekend:

Linda Collins, the diligent and enthusiastic Chairman and Tournament Secretary of Event, who has been in post since 1988, comments: “We look forward to One & All calling into the Carn Brea Hall, over the weekend, of September 17/18, where one will be made most welcome, as usual, to witness, undoubtedly, some more very exciting badminton, indeed.”

Finally, the comprehensive review/results, will be published in the Cornish & Devon Press, as well as being posted on the Cornwall Badminton Website:

John Tresidder
Cornwall County Badminton Press & Promotions Consultant,