All 2019-20 South Cambs Badminton League Matches to be cancelled from now onward!
In view of the announcement from the Prime Minister today, the League Committee have agreed our only course of action is to end the Cambridgeshire Badminton League season early. All remaining matches for this season should be cancelled forthwith.
Unfortunately, there is no easy solution to determine final league positions (titles, relegation, promotion) but the committee will meet to discuss the situation when the current crisis is over, and our decision will be posted on the Cambridgeshire League website and Club Secretaries will be emailed. We will endeavour to consult with our clubs as much as possible about these decisions during that time.
It is up to individual clubs whether they will proceed with club nights, though we would urge you not to take undue risks.
Sandra Dennis & Committee; Chair Cambridgeshire Badminton League.
Congratulations to Ely Victoria who won the 2018/19 Bill Pink final with a convincing win over Hurst. The competitive (yet friendly) final saw several games go to 3 but the Ely side came home with a 7-2 victory.
Congrats to their Standard Team: Jenny Crump, James Wilson, Neil Place Hannah Robertshaw, Sara Cunnington, and Chris Tustian (and subs: Mo Chaudury, Dan Lay, and Sandra Ashcroft)
The South Cambs AGM & Fixtures Meeting will be at 7pm 16th August in a meeting room at David Lloyd in Cambridge (membership not required!). We are running both fixtures meeting and AGM on the same day this year, so please could I ask attendees to arrive promptly as we will have a lot to get through. At the meeting we will set next year’s league structure, and it’s a chance for clubs to raise any issues or suggestions for how we can improve things.
As always, our committee is desperately short of volunteers and representation. Only 4 of our 18 clubs are represented!! The workload is very small compared to club roles (2-3 meetings per year) – especially if we have enough to spread it out, so please help out if you can.
Congratulations to St Ives Badminton Club who this weekend claimed the Handicap Cup. St Ives beat Cambridge City 2nd team by 63 points after a small handicap adjustment. This was possibly the easiest handicap to assign in a final for years, given the two sides are right next to each other in the league, and split the points in their two league games!
See the final winning team here:
And commiserations to the Cambridge City side, but well done on fighting your way to the final:
Unfortunately St Ives 2nd mixed team has had to withdraw. The committee have spoken to various clubs and explored our options – thankfully Cambridge City have agreed to move up from division 3 to division 2, ensuring we have 5 teams in each division!
Our thanks to Cambridge City and best of luck in the tougher division!
Apologies this is slightly later than hoped, but we now have the divisions and cup draws all done for the 2017/18 season! These are all available here: Ladies, Mens, Mixed, Cups
The mixed divisions have had to be rejigged slightly; we had a few additional teams and wanted to avoid having 7 teams in one divisions as some clubs were reporting they were struggling with court space last season. This meant creating a new division 3 and sliding a few teams down. We continued the “always promote last year’s winner” rule that we have used previously, which has resulted in some teams that came 2nd bottom last year being relegated. Apologies to those clubs, but our hope is that this will lead to the best badminton.
Ladies divisions now have sufficient teams for 5 teams in each division, so teams won’t be playing eachother 3 teams this season (just the usual 1 home + 1 away fixtures).
We have not yet booked the cup finals, but Sam Shepherd (our Tornament sec) will be in touch about handicaps and deadlines for first round ties shortly. More information to follow.
Most clubs have updated their club info. Please feel free to start organising your fixtures. The fixtures meeting will be at 7pm on 29th August at the Red Bull pub in Newnham. Clubs are reminded that you must send a representative to this meeting, and that paying for entries can be done by cheque at the meeting.