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Welcome to the Cambridgeshire Badminton Association (Cambs BA), a County association affiliated to Badminton England.

Cambridgeshire Badminton Association is dedicated to the development and promotion of badminton throughout the whole of Cambridgeshire.  The county consists of around 30 affiliated clubs as well as hosting Junior, Senior and Masters teams playing in the Inter-County Championships.

This web site is designed to enable Cambridgeshire Badminton Association to promote badminton through providing news and information on local, County and national badminton. Please visit this web site regularly to keep abreast of all the latest developments.

County AGM: 6 June 2019

The AGM of the Cambridgeshire Badminton Association will be held on 6th June at All Saint’s Church, Milton from 7.30pm.

At the AGM, we review the year, consider strategy for next season, hear the views of affiliated clubs, and most importantly consider the accounts and set affiliation fees for next season.  Volunteers are also nominated for coveted Committee positions for next year.

Who can attend?
Any member of an affiliated club can attend, so please make every effort to forward this invitation to them all. Each club affiliated to BE through the Association shall be entitled to two votes to be cast by a member of their own club on any decisions taken.  It is important that as many clubs as possible are represented to ensure a quorum.

What will be considered?
Detailed financial reports will be available at the meeting, but I can tell you in advance (in case you are holding your own AGM prior to 6th June) that the County has made a loss this year.  We will therefore be seeking to balance the books by implementing the Treasurer's suggestion of raising senior match fees to £5 per rubber, masters to £4 per rubber, and the club member County affiliation fee to £4 per member.

Why does the County need to raise fees.  What do they do with the money?

The County uses affiliation fees to field teams across the spectrum of competitions - junior, senior and masters teams - the entry fees and costs of which have risen significantly but are mainly covered by subs.  Money is also spent running events such as Country trials, junior training, and tournaments such as the Restricted.  We are aiming to support regular senior practice this season as well.

The County also invests a great deal in supporting the development of new coaches, which is providing wider coaching opportunities for players wishing to improve, and feeding the development of the sport in the region, which will help to contribute to the long term survival of clubs by feeding in new members.

Over many years, the County has held the affiliation fee stable, whilst operating costs have increased steadily.  Without an increase of fees, long term projections indicate that the County will end up insolvent.  For the price of a large cup of coffee per year, each club member can give something back to the sport they love by supporting future development, ensure that our region continues to be represented, and that players can get chances to aspire to compete at a regional level. The support of our members is essential to us being able to offer competitive badminton within Cambridgeshire and invest in junior and coaching development, and we very much appreciate the backing of those clubs and individuals that choose to affiliate.

Documentation

William Baddeley

Dear Cambridgeshire players,

It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of William Baddeley.

William's son Stephen sent the following note to Badminton England:

"My father, William Baddeley, died on Thursday 4 April after a short illness. His funeral will take place at the Cambridge crematorium at 3.30pm on Friday 26th April in the East Chapel.

He was well known in (the older and disappearing) badminton circles having been heavily involved with Sussex badminton in the 80ies and Cambridge badminton in the 90ies and beyond including serving as a Member of Council.

Stephen"

Daniel Bates, Chair of Cambridgeshire Badminton Association

Fun Tournament March 2019

Last month a junior fun tournament was run at One Leisure St Ives. Many junior players from across the county in the age groups U11, U13 and U15 participated in the tournament, which is designed to give players an opportunity to get a taste of competitive play.

The hall was filled with young players, and the day was played in great spirits. Many congratulations to everyone involved, and especially to those who came out winners. Details of the winners and photographs of them with their medals are available in the gallery.

Many thanks to the Cambridgeshire Schools Badminton Association and especially to Sandra Dennis for her help in setting up and running the tournament.

Cambs players represent England in Spain

Four of Cambs’ players travelled at the end of the summer to represent England in the 2018 European Senior Championships in Guadalajara, Spain.

Neil Place, Olga Chernysheva, Daniel Bates and Natalie Taylor joined over 1,200 players from across Europe, playing in all three disciplines across the week. Neil and Daniel were particularly pleased to reach the Quarter Finals in the O40 Mens Doubles, but very sadly had to withdraw due to injury at that stage.

For more information, refer to the online results, or the Badminton Europe website.

Cambs' Daniel Bates takes International Senior Medals

Cambridgeshire's Daniel Bates travelled this weekend to compete at the Adria (Croatian) International Masters competition in Opatija, Croatia, with his regular masters mixed partner Michelle Brothers (Kent).

The Adria Masters is an annual Masters badminton tournament on the Badminton Europe circuit, and was held at the same time as a major Junior competition at the same venue.

Daniel played all three disciplines, and succeeded in winning a bronze medal in the men's doubles with a scratch Austrian partner, and a gold medal in the mixed with Michelle.

Michelle was even more successful, with a clean sweep of gold medals in all three events.

Everyone from Cambs Badminton wishes Daniel and Michelle many congratulations on this achievement!

County AGM: Thursday 24th May

The Cambridgeshire County Badminton Association AGM will be held as follows:

Thursday: 24th May 2018 at 7.30pm
Venue: The Red Bull Pub, 11 Barton Road, Cambridge, CB3 9JZ

Every club affiliated to the County Association is welcome to send members, and anyone involved in badminton in the County should attend. 

It is at this meeting where members discuss the fees the County will charge for the following year, which teams the County plans to field, and what goals the County will be working towards in the forthcoming year.  This is your chance to contribute to this discussion.

As always, any volunteers to join the County Committee, or take up more substantive roles, are extremely welcome.  Without people willing to give their time, it will not be possible to continue the County Association.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Cambs Badminton Association Jun Tournament 21 April 2018

Players at the Fun Tournament on Saturday

On Saturday 21 April Cambridgeshire Badminton Association and Cambridgeshire Schools Badminton Association held a Junior Fun Tournament at the One Leisure Centre in St Ives.

Children in the U11, U13 and U15 categories from around the County competed in a fun competition designed to give less-experienced players a taste of competitive badminton.

The winners were as follows:

  • Under 11 boys singles: Nikita Larin
  • Under 11 girls singles: Poppy Gracey
  • Under 11 boys doubles: Ted Stephenson & Nikita
  • Under 13 boys singles: Joe Shears
  • Under 13 girls singles: Calina Sdrobis
  • Under 13 boys doubles: Joes Shears & Zihong He
  • Under 13 girls doubles: Calina & Hannah Cook
  • Under 15 boys singles: Ryan Hodges
  • Under 15 boys doubles: Robbie Melton & Mayur Gangi

Photographs of the winners are available on the Gallery pages.

Many congratulations to everyone who played in such an excellent atmosphere, and thanks to Sandra and the team from CSBA for running the day.  Keep an eye out for more tournament like this around the County over the next year.