Tuesday, 31 August 2021


Welcome to the 2021-22 Cornwall Badminton Season. We hope you’re having a good break and are raring to go! Please note - 

Key dates:     

Sun 12th SeptemberPool1-4Open Practice - All welcome
Sat/Sun 25th/26th SeptemberPool10-6Restricted Championships
Sun 17th OctoberPool10-6Trials
Sat 13th NovemberWellingtontbcInter-SW Matches
Sun 19th DecemberPool10-6U21 Championships

 All players should attend practice & Training, enter the Restricted, and attend the Trials. We welcome those who have graduated from the under 18s to all of these events.

County Training/Practice:  at Cornwall College Pool Sports Hall TR15 3RD, on Sundays 1pm – 4pm, starting on Sunday 12th September, and then:


November 7th  with James Elkin

December 5th  with James Elkin

January 30th     with James Elkin

March 6th         with James Elkin

ALL expected to attend all of the above to be considered for team selection

Matches: all matches will be played on fixed dates at central venues (tbc) - please note (and be available on!) the following dates – 

Saturday 15th January – 2 matches 

Saturday 12th February – 2 matches

Saturday 26th March – 2 matches 

Sunday 27th March – 1 match 

Fees: per player, payable by BACs to CCBA 30-98-98 00734585 before each event - £20 for each James Elkin training, £15 for each practice, Trials £20 for the day.

Match fees will be confirmed later once we have heard details from Badminton England. Match players will also be expected to contribute towards any accommodation costs for the March weekend.

Please let us know asap if you will NOT be available for any of the above.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Selectors if you need any information in advance, or we can see you at the first practice and training. Thanks, and have a good season!

Team selections will be made on the basis of results in the Restricted, Trials (final Trials Decmber 5th) and performance at training sessions. Restricted Champs entry forms available here – please organise your partners!


Brian Hannibal   01736 740913     07770 442800  brianhannibal@hotmail.co.uk

Lorna Riggs         01726 862878     07775 934679 dorisriggs@aol.com

Sue Kinnaird       01872 870897     07840 335734  kinnairdsj@gmail.com

Sue Biscoe          01872 242293     07804 584663  susbiscoe@gmail.com 


We would be grateful for help with any of these events – please support your hard-working committee!

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Hot hot Training

Coach James Elkin put the Cornish players through their paces today at Cornwall College’s Pool sports hall, in scorching hot conditions. The players all worked really hard and enjoyed three hours of great coaching and court play, getting ready for the new season ahead.

The next training session is on Sunday August 8th 1pm-4pm with James, at Pool - get in touch with any of the selectors if you’d like to come.

James gives instructions 

Warming up…

Getting hotter

Warm enough 

And finally


Tuesday, 26 January 2021

 John Tresidder

Sadly we have to report the death of John Tresidder.

Many of you will remember him from his role as Publicity Officer for Cornwall Badminton, or as a mainstay of the organising committee for the Duchy tournaments over many years.

John was one of the most enthusiastic and passionate supporters of badminton in Cornwall you are ever likely to meet. He even named his house ‘Chy badminton’.

I have visions of his singles strategy, running round his forehand in order play what can only be described as an immense backhand. Despite being a big man, he and his mop of hair, were surprisingly agile and he covered the court with relative ease.

Those people within Cornwall badminton who knew John will have many fond memories of him and we send our sympathies and good wishes to his family in these difficult times.

Bob Bell, CCBA Chairman

“JT” (in suit and tie) in his Duchy tournament days over 30 years ago