Pittville Badminton Club is a friendly, sociable club, based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We are an accredited Premier (Clubmark) Club and have something to offer junior and adult players of all levels of experience. We run weekly club nights for our members to play socially, coaching sessions (both for juniors and adults) to help players improve and arrange club socials and competitions. We also provide the opportunity for our members to represent our club in the local Gloucestershire Badminton League and in county junior competitions.
Sat 05 Aug 2017 20:02 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, just wanted to let you all know about a couple of upcoming local tournaments that our senior members might be interested in entering. Feel free to get in touch if you are unsure whether a tournament is appropriate for you and I'll try to advise you.
Organised by Ian Day from Academy Badminton Clubs. In this doubles tournament your partner and opposition are randomly drawn for each match, so you can be sure to play with and against a range of different players. I've played in similar tournaments before and found them to be great fun. This tournament is aimed at social, non-league and lower league players. As such, you should only consider entering this tournament if you expect to be playing in the bottom 2 divisions of the league this season.
Date: Sunday 3rd September
Start Time: 10am
Venue: St Egwins COE Middle School, Worcester Road, Evesham, WR11 4JU
Entry Deadline: Friday 25th August
Download Entry Form
Organised by our county association, this is the big annual tournament which sees all the best players in Gloucestershire compete to be crowned 'County Champion'. It features singles, levels and mixed events. Entry is 'restricted' to any players who were born, live or are in full-time education in Gloucestershire. I'd recommend only entering this tournament if you expect to be playing in the top half of the league (i.e. top 2-3 divisions) this season, as competition tends to be pretty fierce.
Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD
Date(s): Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October
(Most events will be on the Sunday, exact times will depend on the number of entries and will be confirmed nearer the event date)
Venue: Aspire GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester
Cost: £12 per event
Entry Deadline: Saturday 16th September
Online Entry: http://be.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=00CCC39E-5D1B-4FBA-9D76-F7722C724C67
As usual, if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch - Chris
Sat 08 Jul 2017 15:48 Chris Travis
We are pleased to be able to let you know that we will be running 2 different types of session over the school summer holidays for our junior members:
We will be running a single weekly junior coaching session over the summer holidays. The session will run on Sundays from 5pm until 7pm at Balcarras Sports Centre. Each session will cost £4. Players who currently attend any of our sessions are welcome to attend. Dates of the sessions are listed here.
This summer we have decided to run a Junior Badminton Coaching Camp. The camp is open to any player who currently attends our weekly junior coaching sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity for players to quickly improve their badminton over 2 days.
Dates: Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre, East End Road, Charlton Kings, GL53 8QF
Parents, please check your e-mail for details of all these sessions and links to the registration forms. As usual, if you have any questions then please feel free to get in touch.
Mon 03 Jul 2017 00:11 Chris Travis
Last Saturday, the Badminton Gloucestershire Community Group held their Annual Junior Charity Tournament. This year the tournament attracted entries from almost 80 players and was able to raise £260 for Young Epilepsy and Hft. 18 players from our junior club entered this year, which is our largest entry to date. So thank you to all the players and parents who supported this tournament! The tournament featured both singles and doubles events for boys and girls at different age groups and the following players were successful at winning medals in their events - well done!
|KS2 Girls Singles||Amy||1st||🥇|
|KS2 Girls Doubles||Amy + Alice||2nd||🥈|
|KS2 Boys Singles||Adam||1st||🥇|
|KS2 Boys Singles||Sean||3rd||🥉|
|KS2 Boys Doubles||Adam + Sean||2nd||🥈|
|KS2 Boys Doubles||Ben + Callum||3rd||🥉|
|KS3 Girls Singles||Lucy||3rd||🥉|
|KS4 Girls Doubles||Annie + Maddie||3rd||🥉|
|KS4 Boys Doubles||Din||3rd||🥉|
Sun 02 Jul 2017 23:12 Chris Travis
A big thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Club Handicap Tournament last weekend. We had 8 pairs enter and everyone played everyone else in a round-robin. Congratulations to Graham and Chris T who won this year's tournament. The handicaps and each game's score is listed below.
|Game||Initial Score||Final Score|
|Graham||Chris T||vs.||Sarah T||Dave G||0||-1||21||18|
|Sarah T||Dave G||vs.||Kat||Harvey||-6||6||21||16|
|Julie||Jon F||vs.||Rory||Paul S||1||0||21||13|
|Neil||Harry||vs.||Sarah T||Dave G||-1||0||21||18|
|Martin||Paul P||vs.||Rory||Paul S||-1||0||20||21|
|Graham||Chris T||vs.||Julie||Jon F||-5||1||21||20|
|Graham||Chris T||vs.||Martin||Paul P||-4||0||21||13|
|Sarah T||Dave G||vs.||Rory||Paul S||-6||0||18||21|
|Sarah T||Dave G||vs.||Sharon||Michael||-6||7||21||15|
|Martin||Paul P||vs.||Julie||Jon F||-1||1||20||21|
|Sarah T||Dave G||vs.||Julie||Jon F||-6||1||21||19|
|Sarah T||Dave G||vs.||Martin||Paul P||-5||0||21||13|
|Graham||Chris T||vs.||Rory||Paul S||-5||0||17||21|
Tue 06 Jun 2017 10:45 Chris Travis
Hi Everyone, the league season might be over but there are still a few more opportunities to add to your trophy haul before the start of next season. One of these is our Annual Club Handicap Tournament, the details of which are listed below.
Following feedback collected at the AGM, this year players will enter the tournament individually. Shortly after the entry deadline, pairs will be drawn at random and handicaps assigned. Pairs and handicaps will be announced at the start of the event.
Date: Sunday 25th June 2017
Start Time: 2pm
Latest Finish Time: 5pm
Venue: Balcarras Sports Centre
Entry Fee: £6 per player
Entry Deadline: Wednesday 21st June, 11:59pm
Check your e-mail for instructions on how to enter.
How does a handicap tournament work?
Pairs are assigned handicaps to equalise the chances of them winning. Some pairs will have positive handicaps which means that they will start each game with a head start and therefore need to score fewer than 21 points to win (21 - their handicap). Pairs with negative handicaps will have to score more than 21 points to win each game (21 + their handicap).
As a quick and simple example, if you regularly play with a partner against another couple and always lose 21-15 then you might expect to be awarded a +6 handicap whereas the opposition will be assigned nothing (a.k.a SCRATCH, SCR or +0).
Hope you can make it. If you have any questions about the tournament then feel free to e-mail and ask, or speak to me at a club night session.
Sat 20 May 2017 23:07 Kat Bates
Wear It Beat It - British Heart Foundation
Charity Badminton Tournament
Wednesday 14th June
7pm - 10pm
Leisure@Cheltenham Cricket Hall
(Tommy Taylors Lane, GL50 4RN)
Entry Fee: £10 per pair (£5 per player)
Entry Deadline: 7th June
Time to have fun playing badminton, raising money for The British Heart Foundation and some of you will be winning raffle prizes!
All mens, ladies and mixed partnerships are welcome to take part in this fun tournament. The format will be kept fairly simple and there is a bit of club pride at stake! Pick another pair from a different club and the winners get a point. Games will be played to 15 points, with no setting. If both players in a partnership are wearing red shirts then you get a 1 point head start. If both teams are wearing red then it will be a 0-0 start. The club with the highest win ratio at the end of night will be the winners, getting to take home a trophy (and bragging rights).
Alongside the badminton, edible goodies will be available for donations and we will be selling raffle tickets for £1 each. We've had fantastic support from local businesses so far which means there are already 24 prizes to be won, with more to come - there is a broad spectrum of prizes so there should be something for everyone! Check the current prize list out at http://facebook.com/CharityBadminton/
To enter the tournament please get in touch with Kat Bates.