PLANNING WELL ADVANCED WITH £1,260 IN THE PRIZE FUND, FOR THIS SEPTEMBER’S EVENT.
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):
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2). BADMINTON England:
Graphic Solutions - www.graphicsols.com - the Computer Company, from Farnborough, Hampshire, together with TAG SPORTS - www.tagsports.co.uk, 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: www.cornwallbadminton.co.uk
Cornwall County Badminton Press & Promotions Consultant,