News 2nd January 2014/Boxing Day Tournament

We had an excellent turnout for the Boxing Day Tournament, and congratulations to Henry Andrew and Hannah Burgess on their win, runners up were Craig Rimmer and Laura Pallet. Craig and Laura did have a few serves on match point, but Henry and Hannah managed to hang on in there to stage a great comeback and win. Third place went to Harry Morris and Zoe Watts, with Richard Andrew and Hannah Pallet taking 4th. Well done to everyone who competed, and thanks to Mark and Helen for organising everything. All the best for the New Year to everyone.

Its a week off for the A and B teams but the C, D and E teams have 1st round cup matches.

Monday the 6th of January
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Wednesday 8th of January
C Team  (-70 GH) vs Penwortham A (+40) @ All Hallows 7:00pm
Wrennal Cup

Thursday 9th of January
D Team (-30) vs Clayton Crusaders A (-80 GH)  @ Wellfield 7:30pm
Wrennal Cup
E Team (-60) vs Whittle D (+20 RH) @ Home 7:30pm
Phillips Cup

  • Good luck to all those taking part in matches this week
  • There is no home match on Monday so all courts are available
  • If anybody wants to post entries on the blog let me know and I’ll get you setup

Boxing Day Tournament

The 2013 St Andrews Boxing Day Tournament will be taking place on Thursday the 26th of December. Expect the usual format of round robin games followed by a short knockout phase to determine the winners. If you are planning on taking part please let us know ASAP so we can get pairings, groups and handicaps organised in good time. You can sign up on the sheet in the Church Hall notice board, or if you have the magic numbers contact Mark or Helen directly. There will be the usual charge of a fiver (TBC), to cover bacon butties, prizes and hopefully a bit of fund raising. Its typically a midday start and finishes around 5/6pm,  we then go out for a meal and/or a few beers at a local pub. Great afternoon out.

News 7th December

Quiet week this week, there may be a couple of rearrangements on Thursday, but no confirmation as yet. There will be news on the Boxing Day tournament in due course. This will be the last junior session until the New Year.

Monday 9th of December
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 12th of December
Juniors 6:30pm – 7:30pm

  • There is no home match on Monday so all courts are available
  • If anybody wants to post entries on the blog let me know and I’ll get you setup

Boxing Day Anniversary Do/Whats On January 28th

We received a letter from St Catherine’s to thank us for the money we raised at the Boxing Day 75th Anniversary do. The final total was £305, with half collected from the donation boxes and the other half from the profit we made on the night. Thanks again to everyone who came, it was a very good night.

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Our smart new club tops have arrived. They arrived in time for some of the B Team and E Team to debut them in their matches on Thursday. Thanks to Rachael for sorting those out for us,

There are a few membership payments overdue, so if you have not paid please get your money in to team captains or Karolyn as soon as possible. Adults £50, Juniors £30.

Due to court availability the date for the Mid Lancs Doubles Tournament has been brought forward to Sunday the 10th of February, so entries need to be in by the end of January. I’m am sure Mark will be reasonable flexible given the change of date, but getting entries in by the end of next week would really help with the handicapping.

Tournament Entry Form

If you want to see some top level badminton the English National Badminton Championships are on at the Manchester National Cycling Centre from Friday the 1st to Sunday the 3rd. Tickets are discounted for Badminton England members.

Monday 28th of January
Club Night 7:30pm onwards

Tuesday  29th of January

D Team vs Hawks F @ Clayton 7:00pm D4

Wednesday 30th of January

E Team vs Whittle C @ Whittle 7:15pm D6

Thursday 31st of January
A Team vs MGS B @ Home 7:30pm D1
B Team vs Springfields A @ Lostock 7:15pm D2
C Team vs Clayton Crusaders A @ Home 7:30pm D3
Juniors 6:30pm – 7:15pm Ages 7-11 Beginners 12-16

Friday 1st-Sunday 3rd of February

English National Badminton Championships National Cycling Centre Manchester

  • Good luck to all those taking part in matches this week
  • There is no home match on Monday so all courts are available for club night
  • If anybody wants to post entries on the blog let me know and I’ll get you setup

BOXING DAY TOURNAMENT!!

Please can you ensure that if you are wanting to play on Boxing Day that you let Mark know this weekend and NOT on the day- because contrary to popular belief, partners are drawn out and handicaps are formulated prior to the day!! The earlier you let him know the better your handicap! Except for you Daz!!!

Boxing Day 75th Anniversary Celebration

This year is the 75th year of the St Andrews Boxing Day tournament and to celebrate we have organised an event at Fox Lane Cricket club on the 29th of December at 7:00pm. We have invited as many past winners of the tournament as we can find to join all our current club members on what will be a great night. There will be a supper, some games, a bit of music and some reminiscences of Boxing Day tournaments over the past few decades. We are planning to cover costs through the games and raffles we run on the night, so all raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Hope to see everyone there for a lot of fun and banter.

The Boxing Day tournament itself is taking place on Wednesday the 26th. Expect the usual format of round robin games followed by a short knockout phase to determine the winners. If you are planning on taking part please get there for midday so we can get pairings, groups and fixtures organised ASAP. There will be the usual charge of a fiver (TBC), to cover bacon butties, prizes and hopefully a bit of fund raising. Normally the finish is around 5/6pm and we then go out for a meal and/or a few beers at a local pub. Enjoy the day.

Have a great Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.