St Andrews D vs Hawks E

Team : Dave B, Fergus, Colin, Hannah B, Hannah P, Laura

Result : 15 – 3 Win

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The team got off to a perfect start as we won all 8 games in the levels, and a small blip in the first mixed was not enough to stop us closing out the win with a very respectable result. Best on the night were Laura and Colin with 6 each, I don’t think we ever managed that when we played together in division six all those years ago! Good luck to Laura at Uni. Byeee! Missing you already!

Next up:
Wednesday 3rd of October
MGS E @ Wellfield 8:00pm D4

St Andrews D vs Battledore

Team : Dave B, Fergus, Colin, Hannah B, Hannah P, Helen P

Result : 13-5 Win

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Great start to the season.The 3 wise heads in the team were distributed across our pairings to great effect. The score was 5-3 after the levels, then the next 2 mixed sets were split which kept the game close at 7-5, but a clean sweep in the final 3 sets sealed the win and all 4 points. Top scorers were Dave, Fergus and Hannah who all got 5 games each. The Parent/Child combos appeared to be happy enough during the match, hopefully it did not cause any agro at home!

Next up:
Hawks E @ Home 7:30pm D4

Countdown to the New Season

The new season is not far away, with the first game just over a week away. Club night will be running on Mondays and Thursdays @ 7:30pm, but after Thursday the 13th club nights will revert to Mondays only. Our web site has been updated with links to the latest Fixtures Live information, which has all the fixtures, results and tables.

The first few matches are:

Week beginning 17th of September
E Team – Away to Preston College, Monday the 17th of September
A Team – At Home to Y.M.C.A. on Thursday the 20th of September
C Team – At Home to Flight on Thursday the 20th of September
D Team – Away to Battledore on Thursday the 20th of September

Week Beginning 24th of September
A Team – Away to MGS A, Monday the 24th
C Team – Away to MGS D, Monday the 24th
D Team – At Home to Hawks E, Monday the 24th
B Team – At Home to Team 2000 B on Thursday the 27th of September
E Team – At Home to Hawks G on Thursday the 27th of September

All the St Andrews fixtures are available on a public Google calendar with the ID “calendar@standrewsbadminton.org.uk”. If you have a Google account subscribe to this on your personal calendar to get the fixtures on your smart phone.

LEAGUE FORMATION 2012 – 2013

Message from Paul Eastham:

 

Hi all, The fixtures committee met tonight to form the league for next season. It was a very tough meeting and with the prospect of our league dropping a division, which we all agreed, we would never get back again, so we should fight to save our 6 divisions, as it has huge implications on both the cup & tournament competitions.

The committee voted overwhelmingly to keep 6 divisions, but then faced the tough challenge of trying to ‘even’ out all of the divisions to keep it fair throughout. Therefore the biggest decision the committee made, was not to promote Team 2000 A from div 2 into 1 and St Andrews E from 6 into 5.

Both options, including other ideas were discussed at great length, and trust me, it was not taken lightly!

I have inform you, like I did last year, if lose anymore teams and don’t get any new teams coming in, then we will have no further option, but drop a division and extreme promotion and relegation rules will be applied.

Please find attached the sheet confirming the divisions for next season. Paul.

 

Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Carlton A Carlton B Clayton Crusaders A
Hawks A Hawks C Clitheroe A
Hawks B MGS C Clitheroe B
MGS A Garstang Evergreens A
MGS B Springfields A Flight
David Lloyd A Springfields B Hawks D
David Lloyd B St Andrews B MGS D
St Andrews A Team 2000 A Springfields C
Y.M.C.A. Team 2000 B St Andrews C
Division 3 Division 5 Division 6
Battledore Brindle Clayton Crusaders C
Hawks E Clayton Crusaders B Clayton Crusaders D
Hawks F Evergreens B Evergreens C
MGS E Penwortham B Hawks G
Penwortham A Preston College A Preston College B
Springfields D Springfields E St Andrews EDisappointed smile
St Andrews D Team 2000 C St Peters
Whittle A Whittle B Whittle C
Whittle D