Lying second in Division 1, Airbus cruised to a comfortable 8 – 0 and 355 to 212 points win over Connah’s Quay, who sit just above the relegation zone. For Airbus and at first ladies, Kim Wood and Lyn Brown were in particularly devastating form when they handed out a 21/8, 21/7 thrashing to Sara Williams and Cerys Brackenbury. Relegation bound teams Llanferres A and Deeside fought out their fixture at Ruthin with the visitors prevailing by a clear 7 – 1. First mixed provided the match of the evening in which Deeside’s Belinda Jones and Ashley Oxborough took on the experienced Dave Clough and Claire Halestrap. Read more
Over the weekend of the 13th and 14th February 2016, the Under 13’s National Badminton squad and Badminton Wales coaches travelled to Belfast in Ireland to compete in the annual ‘Celtic Challenge’ event. The squad who represented Wales in this year’s tournament were:
- Daniel Clarke, Daniel Kite, Charlie Cahill, Alfie Moorcroft, Adil Khan and Thomas Morgan.
- Lowri Hart, Aimie Whiteman, Lucie Whiteman, Freya Cottrill, Jasmine Owen and Saffron Morris.
There were 8 entries in the Under 11’s Boys Singles and competed in two groups of 4 before the Winners and Runners Up went through to the Semi Finals knock out stage. Charlie Marshall and Rohith Muthuvelu topped their groups while Piyush Pradeep and Matthew Swash came Runner Up. Marshall continued his good form beating Pradeep 21-14 to advance to the Finals and Swash beat Muthuvelu. Swash and Marshall had met in the group stages with Marshall winning 21-19 but Swash managed to turn things around and took the Final to win gold. Read more
The latest League Tables show Flint Phoenix A eight points ahead of second placed Airbus, with Mold A a further ten points adrift. Llanferres A and Deeside continue to prop up the division, with relegation in sight.
The Division 1 mid-table fixture between Rossett A and visitors Connah’s Quay went the way of Rossett by 7 – 1 in an impressive and accomplished performance. At third mixed, Matt Orchard and Vicky Jones starred for Rossett when they took on Dan Ellis and Sarah Burke; playing superb badminton they completely outclassed the opposition winning comfortably by 21/3, 21/12. Read more
The latest version of the Senior League Tables is now available – follow this link…..
Flint Phoenix A now have an 8 point advantage over second placed Airbus in Division 1. Both teams have two matches to play to complete their fixtures for this season. Deeside and Llanferres A are the teams in the relegation spots.
In Division 2, Mold B are in top spot and have a healthy lead over Buckley and Rossett B. With their matches in hand, Rossett B are well placed to gain one of the two promotion places. The Buckley vs Rossett B fixture on 14 March is a critical match for both teams. Unfortunately, Wynnstay Arms and Mold C cannot avoid relegation, whatever the results from the remaining fixtures.
Hawarden have a healthy lead in Division 3. The second promotion spot is up for grabs between Llanferres B, Holywell B and Northop.
As previously posted, two important dates:
3 April – Senior League Handicap Tournament at Deeside Leisure Centre.
16 April – Senior League Presentation evening at Corus Sports & Social Club, Rowleys Lane, Shotton
In Division 1, Mold A still have aspirations to take top spot from current leaders Flint Phoenix A. Playing inspired team badminton Mold proved too good for Rossett A and won easily by 6 – 2.
For Rossett, Christian Taylor and Lizzy Ashworth took on Harry Liver and Bethan Sudder at second mixed only to find the Mold pairing in superb form. After dominating both games Liver and Sudder ran out accomplished 21/5, 21/12 winners. Read more
Flint Phoenix A look odds on favourites to take the Division 1 title curtsey of yet another fixture where they handed out an 8 – 0 whitewash – this time to strugglers Deeside. Only Allyson and Rebekah Wynn came close to winning for Deeside when they went down in three pulsating games to Zoe Moorcroft and Ro Spencer by 21/17, 14/21 and 8/21. Read more