Warwickshire Masters

Posted on 29th July 2013 by Graham Chilvers

Calling all Warwickshire veteran badminton players over the age of 40!

Would you like to represent Warwickshire in the Masters Badminton Leagues? If so, please read on.

For those people who may or may not be aware, Warwickshire will be playing in the following age categories for the forthcoming 2013-2014 season – : over 40, over 45, over 50 and over 60.

We are still looking for players who fit the age criteria and want to play. You will need to be playing for a club side and of a reasonable standard of play. The matches will take place on Sundays from October to March.

There will be two practice sessions before the start of the season which will take place on two Sundays in September and I will notify details by the website nearer the time.

Anyone who wishes to be considered for any of the sides are welcome to attend any of the practice sessions but if you cannot make them then please let me know.

Please contact me: David Wilson on 0121-326-9736 or my email scorpionsfive@yahoo.com for further information.

Warwickshire Restricted tournament

Posted on 11th July 2013 by Graham Chilvers

This year’s Restricted tournament is to be held on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September at St Peter’s Catholic School, Solihull.

If you are interested, and eligible to play for Warwickshire, please contact Paul Harris ( Solihull & Shirley ) or me for an entry form.

Jon Froggett Friendship Challenge

Posted on 8th July 2013 by Graham Chilvers

This year’s annual badminton team tournament will be played on Sunday 1st September 2013 at the AT7 Centre, Austin Drive, Courthouse Green, Coventry, CV6 7GP, time 12pm – 7pm. The format will be for teams of 2 ladies and 2 men and will be handicapped.. The entry fee is £40 per team and it is aimed primarily at league and lower county standard players, it will be played with feather shuttlecocks.

The closing date for entries is Friday 23rd August 2013. There are a limited number of spaces for this tournament, available on a first come first served basis. We are expecting more entries than spaces so please get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

All proceeds from the day will be put towards to the Jon Froggett Badminton Fund (a charitable trust that is dedicated to badminton development and support for all ages in the local community). http://jfbf.co.uk

For an entry form, or if you have any questions, then please contact Ed Cheung at Central Sports, 02476 455149 – email: edward@centralsports.co.uk or me on 02476 412523 – email: graham.chilvers@btinternet.com.

Please support this very worthwhile cause.

I look forward to seeing you on the day.

Sad news

Posted on 5th July 2013 by Graham Chilvers

Local badminton is in mourning for popular player and coach, Elaine Slater who sadly passed away at the end of June. Elaine, along with husband Chris, was a player with WBC for many years and, more recently, with Monsoon. Her two sons are members of the Racqueteers junior club where, such was her enthusiasm for badminton she took her Level 2 coaching qualification and became a popular member of the club’s coaching team. She will also be remembered by the young players at Alveston Juniors (where she helped that club set up a new weekly session in Leamington in 2011) and at her after school sessions at Priorsfield primary school and Kings High, Warwick. Always smiling and willing to help players, she will be sadly missed by us all.

The funeral service is at St John Vianney RC church, Bishopton Close CV5 7GW at 11.45am Monday 8th July

2013 CBA AGM

Posted on 30th May 2013 by Graham Chilvers

Don’t forget that the 2013 CBA AGM is to be held on June 11th, 7.30pm start, at Barkers Butts Rugby Club.

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