Club Tops

One of our club members can source Pro Tech shirts for the special bargain price of £18. The price includes club badge on the front and printing on the back. These are the shirts that are on offer, please let me your top 2. I’ll count up the votes and let you know which one we go with.

Mid Lancs League formation 2017-18

Message From Paul Eastham:

Hi all,

The fixtures committee met tonight to form our league next season with some pretty tough decisions to make, as the whole of Springfields club and Flight withdrew at the end of the season leaving just 41 teams.
A number of options were discussed including
(a) reducing the divisions down to 4 (which we never see a division come back)
(b) increasing back to 7 divisions were there would be 6 teams in a division and each team would play another team 4 times in a season (20 games in the season)
(c) keeping 5 divisions and playing 1 and 1/2 times of a season. This would mean all the divisions of 8 teams would play a team 3 times, totalling 21 games in a season.

The committee, including myself keep hearing that everyone wants to play more badminton and have less breaks in between the weeks, so we have chosen option (c) to give everyone more matches.
Whilst this is new and never been done before, we thought it was a compromise for keeping 5 divisions and not reducing the numbers in a division to play each team 4 times as in option (b) and thought this was the best option going forward.
This chosen option also had some consequences on promotion and relegation issues which the committee had to face in balancing the divisions out and also the season will extend until the end of April.
Whist we all found this tough, we do believe we have found the right balance in giving everyone more badminton whilst protecting (for now) our 5 current divisions.

Paul.

League Formation 2017 – 2018
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5
Carlton A Crusaders B Carlton B Crusaders D Brindle
Clitheroe A Evergreens A Crusaders C Garstang B Crusaders E
Crusaders A Hawks B Clitheroe B Mythop Evergreens C
Cross Feathers Hawks C Evergreens B Penwortham A Penwortham B
David Lloyd MGS C Garstang A Project 12 Preston College A
Hawks A MGS D Hawks D St. Andrews C Preston College B
MGS A MGS E Hawks E Whittle A St. Andrews D
MGS B St. Andrews B MGS F Whittle B Whittle C
St. Andrews A

Summer Club

You probably have not noticed but is is Summer!

Summer Club is now running every Monday from 7:30pm. The session rate is £3 for members and £4 for visitors.

Club Night/Summer Club/Mid Lancs Presentation

We have switched Club Night to Mondays @ 7:30pm. There will be 2 more, before the May Bank Holiday after which we will switch to Summer Club from June the 5th. Summer club will be £3 for existing members and £4 for visitors.

The Mid Lancs Presentation happens this Friday, the 19th of May @ Wellington Park. Its usually doors open for 6:30pm sitting down by 7:00pm.

Monday 15th of May
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Friday 19th of May
Mid Lancs Presentation @ Wellington Park

Monday 22nd of May
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Monday 29th of May
Bank Holiday – No club night

Monday 5th of June
Summer Club 7:30pm onwards

Mid Lancs Singles Tournament 2016/17

Message From Mark Pallett

Hi All

Please find attached entry form for Handicap singles tournament which will this year be held at Wellfield High School on Thurs 11th May 2017 starting at 7.15pm, entries will close on Monday 8th May & will be accepted in the usual way (i.e. post, e-mail or phone)

Sorry for the short notice & hope to see you there.

Regards
Mark

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