Saturday, 26 May 2018
After a night celebrating Noah Semonin’s 21st birthday, the team came out fighting the next day facing tough competition against Avon in their first-round match. Tyler Sillifant won his singles comfortably, whilst Ellie Watkinson’s opponent proved too much. The Semonin brothers lost their match, whilst Amy Cox and Amy Polglase were victorious in their level doubles games. This meant that the teams were tied at 2-2, and everything came down to the mixed doubles. Amy Polglase and Liam Sillifant won comfortably in two sets, meaning that Tyler Sillifant and Amy Cox just needed to win one set to beat Avon overall. They were successful in doing so, and the Cornwall squad won on points overall against Avon.
Friday, 4 May 2018
Monday, 16 April 2018
|The finalists - winners Mounts Bay and runners-up Newquay|
The clubs that took part were Choughs (Camborne), TruFal (Truro/Falmouth), Mounts Bay (Penzance), St Austell Bay, Newquay, Par, Wednesdays (St Austell), CSM (Penryn), and Truro, in an enjoyable day of good badminton.
Jamie and Marianne v Drew and Lorna
Friday, 13 April 2018
Porthcurno Sports Hall at Penwith College. St Clare. Penzance. TR18 2SA
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
Dear fellow county members,
As many of you will know, I have served this county badminton association for several years now, from my early days as Development Officer to my current role as County Chairman. It has been an immensely rewarding time and has enabled me to witness and assist in some memorable achievements within Cornwall badminton. However, I now feel that the time has come for me to “hand over the reins” to someone else. Accordingly, I will be formally resigning my post as Chairman at the forthcoming County AGM and Presentation event at the White Hart, St Austell on May 5th.
I will remain involved but at a distance, in that I will continue to be one of the authorised document checkers for those applying for or renewing a DBS certificate. Similarly, I will continue my work with Truro Junior BC for the foreseeable future and hope thereby to retain my links with CYB. True to say that I love this sport and this county, but I feel that I have little more to give and that it is time for you to seek someone with new and probably younger ideas and energy.
There is plenty of time for you as individuals and as clubs, to discuss the situation and for one or more of you to offer yourselves to replace me – it shouldn’t be difficult. The post is not onerous, and you will have the support of a very able committee, most of whom are standing again for re-election and who are extremely knowledgeable and experienced in organising our sport within Cornwall and beyond. You should also consider coming onto the committee even if you don’t feel ready to take on the chairmanship at this point. Please, everyone, see if you can give just a little time to serving this wonderful sport and county of ours.
I look forward to seeing you all at the AGM.
Tony Poole, Cornwall CBA Chairman
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Cornwall, TR1 1TH
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
First up was a strong Avon team featuring some young, skilful opponents which the top two men, Tyler Sillifant and Milo Semonin found too hot to handle. Honour was restored when experienced James Whetter gradually wore down the opposition and the Avon man eventually retired injured in the final end.
|Kellen & Amy storming to a win|
|Cara & Bronwen just lose out|
With the match score on 4-5 in Avon’s favour, the mixed games began with a nail-biting top mixed which saw Guy and Bronwen just edge a thrilling, see-saw game in the final end. Another new pairing of Tom and Amy also took an end off the Avon pair but unluckily could not secure the decider, and so the overall match score finished 5-6 to Avon after a long, hard-fought match.
More was to follow in the afternoon as the next opponents were Gloucestershire and the Cornish singles players stormed to a five-nil lead after winning all three men and both women’s singles, four of the games going to three ends showing the great determination and fighting spirit of the Cornwall team.
Gloucestershire came back in the men’s doubles with wins in both games as the players tired, but the Kellen and Amy pairing clinched the overall match with a superb win, giving Kellen an impressive 100% winning record for the day. Again, Cara and Bronwen came agonisingly close in their game after taking the second end, but went out undeserved losers in a tight, long third end.
The two mixed games were a step too far for the Cornish pairs, as Gloucestershire won both fairly comfortably to give a final score of 6-5 once again, but this time in Cornwall’s favour.
Cornwall 1st team –
Tyler Sillifant (Launceston), Milo Semonin (St Austell), James Whetter (St Austell), Guy Michell (St Austell), Tom Lyle (Launceston)
Cara Collins (Liskeard), Kellen Moore (Camborne), Amy Polglase (Camborne), Bronwen Wotton (Camborne).
|Over 50s team|
|Jan and Kath|
|Pete and Lorna|
|Over 65 team minus Pat|
|Celia and Brian H|
|Dinner before dance|
|Brian G and George|
|Richard and Barry|
Over 50 team - Lorna Riggs (Newquay) captain and manager, Kath Wotton (Camborne), Jan Santillo (Liskeard), Lynda Beer (Callington), Pete Bazin (St Austell), Bob Bell (Callington), Richard Jones (Liskeard), Barry Matthews (Liskeard). Reserve Sue Biscoe (Truro)
Over 65 team - Brian Hannibal (Penzance) captain and manager, Brian Gilbert (Callington), George Whetter (St Austell), Celia Hillman (Truro), Christine Smith (Looe). Missing Pat Edwards (St Austell).