We have now reached half-way point for the Senior League in the 2012-13 season. We have had just two postponements (one in Division 1 and one in Division 2). I am waiting on 3 score sheets from Division 3.
I wish all Clubs/Teams the best of luck for the remainder of the season. Have a great Christmas and New Year.
League Match Secretary
What a month it’s been weather wise with the BW helicopter grounded, meaning a long drive to Welshpool and back for the Junior Open +. Hard to believe a year has gone by so quickly and it’s easy to think that we have made “ line dancing“ progress (one step forward and two back). In truth though, BW has made progress again in all sorts of ways. Laura Cairns joined us in the new role of Business Support Officer in what seems like only a few months ago but has brought an enthusiasm and fresh approach to many areas of what we do, not the least in marketing and PR where for the first time in many years we had media presence at the Welsh International (S4C and ITV Wales) plus all sorts of coverage in local press. Read more
In Division 1, it’s no surprise that the fixture between Flint Phoenix A and Ruthin A went the way of Phoenix by 7 games to 1. It was left to Sian Glover and Gemma Browne to save Ruthin’s blushes, when they overcame Lorraine Stephenson and Nicola Gilbert 21 -11 and 21 – 18 in two exciting games at second ladies. Read more
Father Christmas came early this year and organised a boys and girls singles tournament at the last Academy B Squad session for 2012.
Owen Jones, Daniel Roberts, Ellis Pugh, Mike Pritchard, Harvey Polson – Davies and Liam Cooper played off in a group competition which gave a semi final of Ellis – v Liam and Harvey v Owen – with Owen and Liam playing quality badminton to go through to the final.
In Division 1, Jane Givelin gave a sparkling display for Llanferres A when they took on Airbus in a fixture involving the top and bottom clubs. True to form, however, Airbus came out on top 7 – 1. Match of the evening was at first ladies in which Jane together with partner Claire Halestrap attacked throughout and cruised to a comfortable two game win over Kim Rogers and Laura Stokes
Successful 5×60 Flintshire schools badminton tournament
On Friday the 30th of November Sport Flintshire and Badminton Wales held the year seven and eight 5×60 badminton competition at Deeside leisure centre.
The day was a great success with over 70 young people taking part from ten secondary schools in Flintshire – Maes Garmon, Richard Gwyn, Flint, Castell Alun, Elfed, Hawarden,Mold Alun,Argoed,Connah’s Quay andHolywell. Teams competed with tremendous enthusiasm and lots of skill; overall the standard was high. Read more
Drawn matches were the order of the day in Division 1 of the North East Wales Badminton League. Runaway League leaders Flint Phoenix A entertained bottom team Llanferres A and in a surprise result could only muster a 4 -4 draw. Match of the evening was a three game thriller in which Lorraine Stephenson and Phil Roberts just edged out Jenni Bailey and Duncan Church at third mixed. Read more