Thursday 29 September 2022

First training session goes well

Hands up if you like James’ training

How to prepare for the County Champs


Tuesday 13 September 2022

CCBA County Championships

The CCBA County Championships will be held on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October, at Cornwall College Sports Hall, Pool, TR15 3RD

SINGLES EVENTS commencing at 11.00am (Saturday 01 October)
LADIES DOUBLES commencing at 2.00pm (Saturday 01 October)
Continuing on SUNDAY if required

MIXED DOUBLES commencing at 10.00am (Sunday 02 October)
MENS DOUBLES commencing at 12.00pm (Sunday 02 October)
**** Plate events for all disciplines ****

Entry forms available here:


Wednesday 7 September 2022

Cornwall Clubs Newsletter



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Newsletter for Clubs September 2022

To all league and social clubs, from the committee that run county badminton, this is a new season update on what’s available for you. We welcome any comments or questions!

Key dates 

County Restricted – 1 & 2 October, for all to find the county champions.

Bonanza – 20 November, for all league & social players, except county players – doubles, mixed & singles.

Vets Tournament – 8 January – for all players over 40 – doubles and mixed.

Kernow Cup – 2 April - social & league clubs tournament for all, except county players.

Club Development Fund

Grants of up to £100 are available to any club to help them grow and develop, for example for coaching/marketing/equipment. Apply to CCBA.

Coach Training

Subsidies of £50 for individuals with BE membership to help towards BE coach training and accreditation costs. Apply to CCBA. Information on accredited coaches is available from CCBA too.

Badminton England & CCBA Membership

This gives you insurance cover, free physio for Compete members, discounted shuttles, kit and equipment, access to BE news and info, and you can play in BE tournaments and matches. You also get priority tickets for the All-England international tournament.

In Cornwall, this helps support competitive badminton, such as league play, training, tournaments, trials and matches, and much more!

Cornish Clubs with BE membership – Callington, Liskeard Inclusive*, St Austell*, Truro, Tecans, CSM, First Edition, Mounts Bay*. 

*=junior clubs too. Details from CCBA.


Key CCBA contacts: Bob Bell (Chairman) 01579 370248, Lyndon Allen (Secretary/Treasurer) 01726 63245, Sue Biscoe (County Matches/Tournaments) 01872 242293

Sunday 4 September 2022

Cornwall Badminton Newsletter 2022/2023


 2022-23 SEASON


Welcome to the 2022-23 Season. We hope you’re having a good break and are raring to go! Please note -

Key dates:
Sun 4th September Pool 1-4 Open Practice-all welcome
Sat/Sun 1st & 2nd October Pool 10-6 Restricted Championship
Sun 16th October Pool 10-6 Trials
Sun 18th December Pool 10-6 U21 Championship

We aim to enter 2 teams this year in the Senior County Championships. Badminton England are running the Champion of Champions event again at the NBC on November 5th & 6th. 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 4th September, and then:

September 15th with James Elkin
October 23rd with James Elkin
December 4th open practice
January 15th with James Elkin
March 12th 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 12th November – 2 matches
Saturday 21st January – 2 matches
Saturday 25th March – 2 matches
Sunday 26th 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 £15 for the day.

Match fees will be £9 per event per match. 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 and performance at training sessions. Restricted Champs entry forms will be available later – please organise your partners!

Selectors: Brian Hannibal 01736 740913 07770 442800 Lorna Riggs 01726 862878 07775 934679
Sue Biscoe 01872 242293 07804 584663

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