Mid Lancs Badminton Tournaments 2017/18

Message From Mark Pallett

After a few issues with courts etc here we finally are the dates for the Handicap Level Doubles & Mixed events for the season 2017 / 18, to be played at Wellfield High School, Leyland on

Sunday 15th April – Level Men’s & Ladies Doubles   (Entries will close on Thurs 12.04.18)

Start times will be approx. 9.30am (but confirmed after numbers confirmed)

Sunday 22nd April – Mixed Doubles  (Entries will close on Wed 18.04.18)

Start times will be approx. 9.30 am (but confirmed upon entry numbers).

Entries will be accepted in normal way by phone, text, e-mail or entry form, but must be followed up by entry fess ASAP (which is £5 & £4 for juniors / U18), details are in handbook.

Apologies for short notice & delay’s in organising these events but have had other issues to deal with throughout the past year.

Hope to see as many as possible at these events

Regards
Mark

Mid Lancs Week U

In my final report of the season, Division 1 kicked off with MGS A whitewashing bottom team Clayton A 18-0, with Becky Ashton being statistically the best player on the night to help the team move into 2nd place due to Andy’s A not playing.

Hawks A beat MGS B 11-7 as Jenny Mx won 5 games to be the best player on the evening.

David Lloyd as expected beat Clitheroe A 17-1, only Alison Leaver & Jess Portas stopping the complete whitewash.

Cross Feathers kept firmly in charge at the top with a 16-2 victory over Carlton A; Hayley Harrison was statistically the best.

The result makes Cross Feathers favourites to lift the shield for the very first time and who knows on the runners up????           Crusaders A are relegated and Clitheroe A are likely to join them in the drop into division 2.

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News and Fixtures

The season is drawing to a close, but there are a few titles and cups still to play for. Both the A Team and the D Team have made it through to their respective cup finals, and the A Team are still battling for the Division One title.

The C Team have their final match of the season, and its the last Junior session of the year. The A Team have a week off.

Monday 19th of March
C Team vs Penwortham A @ Home 7:30pm D4
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 21st of March
B Team vs MGS C @ Wellfield 8:00pm D2
D Team vs Brindle @ Home 7:30pm D5
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Good luck to everyone taking part in matches this week.

Mid Lancs – Week T

Resumption of fixtures started in Division 1 this week when Carlton A hosted joint runners up, St Andrews A. The visitors didn’t mess about, they got off to a 2-6 flying start being 2-6 up after the levels and then only lost 2 more games in the match for a 4-14 win to keep in sole 2nd place on the tables. Ash Gibson & Karolyn Hustler won all their 6 games on the night.

Hawks A got thrashed 1-17 by leaders of the division Cross Feathers to keep a 6 point lead at the top; only Andy Owen & Chris Chu winning the 1 game to stop the total whitewash. Rach Graham was statistically the best player on the night.

Clayton Crusaders A suffered another loss this week at the hands of MGS B who virtually send them tumbling back into division 2 next season with a 3-15 win. Adrian Greenwood, Alex Mackie & Jenny Stothard won all their 6 in the 4 pt win.

In a crunch match at David Lloyds pad, the struggling Champs took on current joint place team, MGS A who were 3 points ahead of them prior to the match kicking off. At the end of the levels the score was tied at 4 & then Jared Matthew & Rebecca Ashton won the opening mixed set to take MGS into a 4-6 lead. Alan Clarkson & Joanna Holt won both games to 12 & 14 to even the score again. The 7th was split before Jared & Rebecca won a pair over Alan & Joanna to go 7-9 ahead going into the nail-biting final set which was split to give MGS a 8-10 victory & a clean sweep of wins over the Champs this year! In the 3 point win that drops MGS down to 3rd place, Rebecca was the LOTM on the night for winning all of her 6 games.

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News, Fixtures and Dinner Dance

Cup week this week, and news from last night is that the D Team won their semi final and have progressed to the Phillips Cup final. Well done to them. The A Team have an opportunity to match that when they play their Cunningham Cup semi final on Wednesday.

Note that last call for the Dinner Dance early bird discount is this weekend, so those planning to go, can get in for £20 instead of £25, a great saving on what is already bargain price. Get your orders to Matt/Janette by Sunday the 11th of March.

Wednesday 7th of March
A Team (-140 OHGH) vs Hawks A (-145 GH) @ Home 7:30pm Cunningham Cup
B Team vs MGS D @ Wellfield 8:00pm D2
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Sunday 11th of March
Dinner Dance Early Bird Cut Off

Monday 12th of March
A Team vs Carlton A @ Garstang YMCA 8:00pm D1
B Team vs Hawks B @ Home 7:30pm D2
Juniors 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 13th of March
C Team vs Garstang B @ Garstang YMCA 8:00pm D4

Wednesday 14th of March
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Mid Lancs – Week S

Report From Paul Eastham

This week in Division 1, MGS A managed to overcome Hawks A with an 11-7 home victory over them. The match was won in the 6th set as MGS blew Hawks away in the early sets, only a brave comeback in the last 3 sets saved the visitors blushes when they won 5 of the 6 games on offer to steal the bonus point. MGS move into joint 2nd place with the 3 points won.

In a crunch title chasing match, last year’s runners up, Cross Feathers took on Champions, David Lloyd at home and after the levels, the hosts were 5-3 up. Cross Feathers then built on this lead in the mixed when they won the next 4 games to at least earn a draw at 9-3. Scott Weber & Emily Hollis won a pair in the 6th set to take the score to 9-5, but Mike Johnston & Rach Graham won both games to 7 to win the match for Cross Feathers before Scott & Emily won the final pair of games to make the final match score 11-7. The win & 3 points keep Cross Feathers in pole position at the top with a lead of 6 points over joint 2nd place teams, MGS A & St. Andrews A… but they both have a match in hand, so it’s still gonna be tight!

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