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Upcoming Local Tournaments

Sun 05 Aug 2018 23:19 Chris Travis

Hi Everyone, I wanted to let you know about the following upcoming tournaments that are being run by the Gloucestershire Performance Centre, which some of our senior members may wish to enter. Registration is now open for both. If you need any help deciding if either of these tournaments is suitable for you then please do ask.

Gloucestershire Restricted

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 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 couple divisions of the league this season, as competition tends to be pretty fierce.

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD
Date(s): Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September (mainly Saturday 29th)
Venue: Cheltenham Ladies' College Sports Centre, Malvern Road, GL50 2NX
Cost: £12 per event
Entry Deadline: Saturday 15th September
More info and Online Entry

Glos Senior Tier 4 Tournament

This is a Badminton England sanctioned tournament that is part of their Senior Circuit. "Tier 4" tournaments are new, introduced this year, and sit below the Gold, Silver and Bronze level tournaments. They are aimed at helping players get started on the circuit.

As such, players that are graded E and above are not allowed to enter these tournaments. This means some of the stronger players in Gloucestershire, who are likely to be playing in the Restricted (see above), will not be able to enter this tournament. I'd recommend entering this tournament if you are expecting to play in the top half of the league this season. Entry is done on a first-come, first-served basis - which means the overall standard of the tournament will depend on who enters first.

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD (you can only enter 2 events)
Date: Sunday 7th October 2018
Venue: Leisure@Cheltenham, Tommy Taylors Lane, GL50 4RN
Cost: £18 for singles events, £16 for doubles events
NB: Entry requires Badminton England Compete Membership - this is either a £10 fee for the year, or £5 per tournament
Entry Deadline: Sunday 16th September
More info and Online Entry

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