Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Monday, 1 October 2018
|Watching the men’s final|
Day one started with the men’s singles event which had attracted a large entry, and the crowds were treated to some excellent badminton. Penryn graduate Sean Havis had a good quarter final battle with top seed Tyler Sillifant before losing in three ends, while the other three seeds made their way through to the semi-finals. Here both top two seeds, Tyler and Liam Sillifant had comfortable victories over the evergreen James Whetter from St Austell and Jack Dyer, to meet for the fourth year running in the final. This year it was younger brother Tyler’s turn to triumph and regain his crown, both playing with skill, speed and determination in an absorbing match.
The women’s singles saw a battling Bronwen Wotton from Camborne finally overcome young Joanna Vyvyan in a hard-fought quarter final to meet second seed Mollie Bailey in the semi, which was a step too far as Mollie won in two ends. The final pitched Mollie against her friend, the top seed from Liskeard, 14-year-old Cara Collins who had beaten Beckie Bailey in the semis in two comfortable ends. Cara’s speed and control once again proved too powerful and she ran out county champion for the second time.
|The singles finalists|
|The women’s finalists|
|Men’s doubles action|
|The men’s finalists|
|The mixed finalists|
|Singles plate winners|
|Plate doubles winners|
|Plate mixed winners|
Men’s singles Tyler Sillifant beat Liam Sillifant 21/13 21/11
Women’s singles Cara Collins beat Mollie Bailey 21/6 21/15
Men’s doubles Guy Michell/James Whetter beat Tom Lyle/Liam Sillifant 18/21 21/15 21/17
Women’s doubles Amy Cox/Cara Collins beat Bronwen Wotton/Amy Polglase 21/16 14/21 21/15
Mixed doubles Tom Lyle/Cara Collins beat Jack Dyer/Mollie Bailey 21/14 21/14
Plate events –
Men’s singles Harry Dyer beat Richard Townsend 21/17 21/16
Women’s singles Beckie Bailey
Men’s doubles Will Bick/Elliot Dyer beat Gary Braunton/Steve Ellis 20/21 21/11
Women’s doubles Yin Ling Tan/Jen Pugh beat Marianne Thomas/Vicki Thomas 21/14 21/13
Mixed doubles Josh Richards/Beckie Bailey beat Sam Spencer/Amelia Burrell 21/16 20/21
Saturday, 1 September 2018
The tournament will be held at Polkyth Leisure Centre on Saturday 30th September and Sunday 29th September, starting at 10am each day.
Entries must be received by Sunday 23rd September.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
In Cornwall, there are ten league clubs offering social and competitive badminton in two leagues across the county, many with junior sections, and there are also several social clubs, as well as all the casual play in sports and leisure centres.
Cornwall Badminton Association oversees the competitive and league play, and runs several tournaments for all players throughout the season – all details can be found on their website www.cornwallbadminton.co.uk
The new County Chairman is Bob Bell, from Callington, an England senior international and 2015 world masters champion at men’s doubles. Bob, who plays in Cornwall’s veteran teams, says – “there are many opportunities to take part in our fantastic sport in Cornwall, we welcome people to our clubs and tournaments and encourage you to join us”.
|Bob Bell, Chairman and World Champion|
Apart from an active, thriving Cornwall Youth Badminton organisation, the county has three senior teams who completed a very successful season last year, with two teams winning promotion in Badminton England’s regional senior county championships against teams from across the south and west, and all the players look forward to the new challenges this season.
|Cornwall’s 1st team win promotion|
Not to be outdone, there are also two veteran teams of over 50 and over 65 competing against other south west counties from September to March, and battling through an enjoyable weekend of inter-county play in January, held usually in Bournemouth.
|Over 50s in action|
During the season there are also events for all social and league players, such as the well-established Bonanza series, the Newquay mixed doubles tournament and the newer Kernow Team Cup – keep an eye on the website for up to date details, there is something for everyone!
|The Kernow Cup final 2018|
Tuesday, 14 August 2018
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