News and Fixtures

The new season is here, and Mid Lancs fixtures and Junior sessions are taking place this week. Unfortunately there are a couple of postponements as the Evergreens Hall is unavailable this week, and that has meant the B and D team fixtures are off.

Monday 17th of September
C Team vs Evergreens B @ Home 7:30pm D3
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 18th of September
A Team vs Carlton A  @ Home 7:30pm D1
Shared Club night 7:30pm until finish

Thursday 19th of September
B Team and D Team vs Evergreens postponed

Summer Club/Club Nights/Fixtures

The August Bank holiday is on its way which means we will be switching from Monday Night Summer club to regular Wednesday Night Club Night from next week (29th of August).

The league formation was sent out last time, and the changes mean that there are just 4 divisions and we have a team in each one. The first week of fixtures all look strangely similar as they feature three St Andrews vs Evergeens match ups. 

Matches start week beginning the 17th of September.

Monday 17th of SeptemberCvEvergreens B19:30HomeD3
Wednesday 19th of SeptemberAvCarlton A19:30HomeD1
Thursday 20th of SeptemberBvEvergreens A19:00ABSD2

DvEvergreens C19:00ABSD4


League Formation and Fixtures

League Formation 2018-2019

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Carlton A Carlton B Clitheroe B Brindle
Cross Feathers Clitheroe A Crusaders C Evergreens C
David Lloyd Crusaders A Crusaders D Mythop B
Hawks A Crusaders B Evergreens B Penwortham A
Hawks B Evergreens A Garstang  B Penwortham B
MGS A Garstang  A Hawks D Preston College A
MGS B Hawks C Hawks E Project 12
MGS C MGS D MGS E St. Andrews D
St. Andrews A St. Andrews B Mythop A Whittle
St. Andrews C

Message From Paul Eastham:

The fixtures committee met in July to form the league.

As every year, we are always challenged in what we should do and the way forward.

We had a great format last year with the season and a half with great feedback and we wanted to continue with the same format this season but it meant that 2 teams that had gained promotion would not have been allowed to earn their just rewards due to us losing 3 teams ( MGS E, Whittle A, Clayton E) and trying to balance out all the divisions evenly.

Therefore after a lot of deep discussion, we had to take the very harsh decision to drop down to 4 divisions.

We will now revert back to just a full season again as we have 9 teams in divisions 1 & 2  and 10 teams in divisions 3 & 4. (Assuming we have no other teams withdrawing!)

One saviour is that we have a new team in the league, Mythop B.

Having 4 divisions will have implications on the cups and we will seek approval from an EGM at the registration meeting to introduce a new cup competition that will mean that each division will now hold their own handicapped cup.

The EGM & registration meeting will take place at St. Andrews on Monday 10th September at 7.30pm. A reminder will be sent out!

(Preston College B dropped out after Formation meeting so only 9 teams in D4)

Summer Club Court Availability

Hi All,

The Church Summer Holiday Club will be setting up a stage in the Church Hall on Thursday the 19th of July. That will mean just 2 badminton courts from then until the end of the summer holidays. There will be no Badminton on Monday the 6th of August as the hall be setup for Holiday club during that week.

Regards
Colin

Summer Club

Only 3 months until the start of the season, so to get you ready, Summer Club is up and running on Monday nights @ 7:30pm. The session rate is £3 for St Andrews members and £4 for visitors.

Bring a drink, badminton is not a summer sport, it gets hot indoors!