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NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION WEBSITE

THE 2016/17 SEASON

You can get all the information on badminton clubs, matches and tournaments in the area on this site.

Plus all the archive information from previous years and weekly match reports.

Read the whole seasons's match reports here, the full unedited version. Read how the teams faired, how the players performed, and whether you got a mention!

To view the year's reports, follow the 'NWN Match Reports' link on the left.



* TERRY SNOOK 2017 *

MARGARET NEVILLE IS THIS YEAR'S RECIPIENT OF THE TERRY SNOOK TROPHY


This year's presentation was made by Nigel Coombs (NDBA Chairperson) to Margaret Neville a member of Bucklebury Badminton Club for over 20 years.

During her time at Bucklebury, Margaret has undertaken the roles of Secretary and later Chairperson (continuing to this day) and has seen many changes in the fortunes of the club overseeing a move from Brockhurst School to Elstree and seeing membership dwindle from a high of 40 to a low of circa 15. Recognising the reducing membership Margaret instigated and led an initiative to reverse the fortunes of the club. Margaret helped the club to gain external funding which enabled over 20 new young people to attend a coaching course to introduce them to the sport she loves. Many of these new players are still coming back each week to Bucklebury Club nights growing the membership significantly since the coaching finished. Bucklebury’s membership is now back close to its peak of 40 members. This increase in membership has allowed Bucklebury to gradually increase the number of teams it enters in the Newbury leagues.

Margaret has been a very active player throughout her time at Bucklebury captaining both the Ladies and Mixed teams at various points during the last 20 years.

The award recognises Margaret Neville’s long term service and contribution to badminton in the community.


* THE BOWSHER / CHIVERS / JACKSON AWARD *

a.k.a. THE BOTTOMS AWARD


KENNET MIXED C



* BLACKFORD CUP FINAL *

KENNET B WIN 2017 BLACKFORD CUP FINAL


Kennet B Team - Blackford Cup Winners

Back - Isabel Oettinger, James Powell, Andrea Allen

Front - Malcolm Taylor, Jackie Ansell, Owen Polka


Second Leg Scoresheet

The second leg of the 2016 / 17 Blackford Cup final saw Kennet B carry forward a narrow 25 point lead. With St Mary' starting each game on -6 points and Kennet B on +10 St Mar' needed to establish an early lead. The two singles games were halved with the points evenly split. Kennet then opened up a narrow lead as Jackie Ansell / Owen Palka won their first mixed encounter. Malcolm Taylor / James Powell cemented the lead for Kennet after winning the first mens encounter opening up a 40 point lead on the night. Despite many of the remaining games being halved Kennet continued to extend their lead point by point. When Jackie Ansell / Owen Palka won the final mixed game Kennet were finally able to celebrate their victory. Owen Palka starred for Kennet winning all 6 of his games supported by Jackie Ansell and James Powell who both won 5 of their games additional contributions came from Andrea Allen, Isabel Johnson and Malcolm Taylor. St Mary's team who put up stout resistance comprised Alexandra, Andrea and Katie Woods, Lee Frith, Matt Benians and Michael Nash. The final score on the night was Kennet B on 397 points and St Mary's on 328 points leaving Kennet B winners of the Blackford Cup by 772 points to 678 points a 94 point winning margin.

For all the scores and how the clubs faired throughout the competition follow this link

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For all the nominated players from this years teams follow this link

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2017 LEVEL DOUBLES & Yr11 AND UNDER JUNIOR TOURNAMENT

Sunday 29th January 2017 at Elstree School hosted by “Shaw Badminton Club”.

All Junior Competitors

 

Eighteen juniors from local badminton clubs took part in the Y11 and Under tournament at Elstree School on Sunday 29th January.

Olly Hill and Josh Philips from Shaw juniors managed to win all their games to retain the Boys Doubles title with Phoebe Douglas and Leigh Avery from Newbury juniors winning the Girls title .

Junior Girls and Boys Winners 2017


(left to right) Olly Hill, Joshua Philip, Phoebe Douglas and Leigh Avery.


LADIES LEVEL DOUBLES

WON BY SUE HAINES & CLAIRE DRYSDALE

Runners Up - Sarah Lewington & Olivia May


Winners Claire Drysdale and Sue Haines



MENS LEVEL DOUBLES

WON BY ANDY NORMAN & MIKE PEMBROKE

Runners Up - Matt Beniens and Jason White


Winners Mike Pembroke and Andy Norman


Both pairs ended the day undefeated and with the Men retaining their title.


ROBIN DEASLEY TOURNAMENT

SUNDAY 20nd November 2016 - ELSTREE SPORTS HALL

This year’s Robin Deasley mixed doubles tournament took place at Elstree School on Sunday November 20th and was promoted by St Marys Badminton Club.

A fantastic entry of 16 pairs were greeted by the challenge of getting through 56+ games using just three courts. I would like to thank all the players for playing their part in keeping knock ups to a minimum, always being ready to play and returning their scorecards promptly which allowed us to get through the games in the allotted timeframe.

The tournament turned out to be one of the tightest events held by the NDBA with 15 out 56 games going right to the wire at 21-20. A further 16 out of the remaining 41 games finished with 21-19 score lines. A huge amount of credit needs to be given to the handicap committee for providing us with such a closely fought event.

In group A there were 4 pairs tied for third place on 129 points further illustrating how competitive the games were. The 2 pairs qualifying for the semi-finals were group winners David Irvine & Celia Young on 145 points and group runners-up Lee Frith & Alex Woods on 143 points. Neither pair were undefeated with David & Celia missing out in two tight 21-20 defeats. Lee & Alex lost just the one game to the dynamic duo of Mike Pembroke and Sue Haines 21-17 the latter blowing their chances of glory with a below par performance in their second game.

In group B it was tight at the top with just 4 points splitting the top three pairs. Andy King & Katie Woods finished in third place on 142 points with a couple of 21-20 losses not helping their quest for a semi-final spot missing out by just 2 points. Group winners were the entertaining all Kennet pair of Stuart Ramsey & Anna Sukwong-Fletcher with 146 points winning all but one game which was yet another of the days 21-20 results. Group runners-up were the all St Marys pair with a wealth of experience to rely on of Gareth Jones and Janine Fisher again with just the one defeat to finish on 144 points.

This set up two cracking semi-final battles. The first saw Gareth Jones & Janine Fisher off a -7 handicap take on David Irvine & Celie Young off scratch. A close battle saw the left handed guile of Jones make up for an apparent lack of power by mixing up the angles with plenty of cross court drops and lifts to break up his significantly younger opponent’s rhythm. Fisher playing slightly more orthodox shots added the required consistency as they rallied to a 21-18 victory to book their place in the final. The second semi-final saw pre-tournament favourites and Berkshire restricted runners up Lee Frith & Alex Woods off -9 take on Stuart Ramsey and Anna Sukwong-Fletcher off +5. Frith’s speed and power play in the early stages ensured the handicap deficit was quickly knocked off before Wood’s speed at the net killed off their tiring opponents 21-14.

The final match up was an all St Marys affair with a handicap differential of just -2 in favour of Jones & Fisher. Both pairs knowing each other’s games so well took any surprise element out of play especially the cross court nature of Jones’s game. The match generally remaining a very close affair with no more than 2 points in it up to 13-13. A tiring Jones by this stage looked to his partner to pick up the slack and Fisher responded with a series of tight serving and quick kill shots giving the older pair the vital cushion that saw them home to take the championship 21-16.

A fantastic day was had by all. We’d like to thank all the participants for supporting the event and look forward to seeing everyone again at the leagues next even the Level Doubles tournament promoted by Shaw Badminton Club on January 29th 2017.

Andy King NDBA Championship Secretary

ROBIN DEASLEY WINNERS GARETH JONES and JANINE FISHER

Janine and Gareth with the Trophy

RUNNERS UP LEE FRITH and ALEX WOODS

Lee and Alex with their medals

ROBIN DEASLEY WINNERS and RUNNERS UP



TEAM CAPTAINS

Please photo or scan and email, or post scorecards to the District Fixture Secretary, as soon as possible following the match. If you send an ecopy, please follow this up by sending or giving the card to Phil at a later date

PLEASE NOTE. All names of nominated match players MUST be with Phil McGoun BEFORE they play their first match.


* NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION *

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CLUB TO PLAY BADMINTON?

NDBA organise and manage match play for all the Clubs affiliated to Badminton England in and around the Newbury area. Details and links to all these clubs can be found by clicking the links to the left under 'CLUBS'.

All the Clubs offer friendly and social Club Nights and the chance to play in matches against other local Clubs in the area.


THE AREAS WHERE THE CLUBS PLAY

NEWBURY and SHAW play in Newbury

KENNET and ST MARY'S play in Thatcham

DOWNLANDS play at Compton

BUCKLEBURY play north of Woolhampton

HURST and ALDERMASTON play at Tadley

BHPEGASUS play in Basingstoke

ANDOVER SPORTS, KINTBURY AND WHITCHURCH all play at the places their name suggests