WELCOME - THE 2017/2018 SEASON

You can get all the information on badminton clubs in the area and this season's league match fixtures, results, tables and tournaments on this site.

We also have an archive of previous years and publish weekly match reports - read how the teams faired, how the players performed, and whether you got a mention!


Team Captains - This year, we have removed the requirement to physically send scorecards in the post. Please photograph or scan scorecards and email them to the as soon as possible following a match. Full instructions are on the reverse of the scorecard. Please follow the instructions exactly - do not email links to images posted on social media sites or otherwise "share" them via proprietary systems that may require an account to be set up.

Club Secretaries - All names of ALL match players must be registered with the District Fixture Secretary before they play their first match. Any adult player registered after 31st October must wait 14 days before they are eligible to play in a match. Junior players must still be registered. However, junior players are not required to wait 14 days - this is a ruling that the Executive Committee has made for this season only.

BASINGSTOKE OPEN HANDICAPPED MIXED AND LEVEL DOUBLES TOURNAMENT

Here are the details for this season's Basingstoke & District Badminton Association's American Handicapped Tournament. If you think you may like to enter, download the entry form containing the full details in PDF or DOC format.
Date and TimeSunday 4th March, 11:00am (Ladies' and Men's doubles), 1:30pm (Mixed doubles)
VenueQueen Mary Sports Centre, Basingstoke
Cost10 pounds per person
Entries Close26th February 2018

LATEST MATCH REPORT

Match Report: 14th January 2018
All of the action from last week ...

This week's action saw a raft of games in the Ladies leagues, with Bucklebury playing in all of them. Bucklebury Ladies A team took on two very different opponents during the week, starting with perennial champions Newbury, where true to form, Newbury brushed aside Bucklebury winning 6-0 in quick fashion. Luckily for Bucklebury A their game later on in the week was a little easier and it showed when the Bucks ran out 5-1 winners, with Olivia May and Sarah Lewington showing excellent form. Bucklebury B, however, could not match their team mates when travelling to Kennet C and losing 4-2. Much credit going to Matt Gordon and Amy Foreman for the home side.

In the Men's Division this week Newbury had two very close matches which saw differing results. In their first fixture, Dinish Raja and Kevin Sharpe led the way against Andover, taking all three of their rubbers, but Andover put up quite a scrap, taking 3 of the remaining 6 rubbers, resulting in a 6-3 win for Newbury. In their next match they took on Hurst A, but could do little to stop the visitors top pairing of David Irvine and Dylan Lewis. However, in the remaining games it was a tight affair, with Kevin Sharpe and Darius Garnham taking two of their rubbers and many three ends being played. The end result was a 6-3 win for Hurst and Division 1 survival secured.

Elsewhere in the Men's divisions a titanic struggle was seen in the Bucklebury A versus Kennet A match in Division 2. Five of the nine rubbers went the distance, and a 5-4 scoreline was recorded in favour of the visitors, who were thankful for their number 1 pair of Corey Amuse and Phil Bennett, who won all three of their games. It fell to Max Juniper and Paul Knight to win the deciding rubber and take the tie for Kennet, who are still on track for promotion back into the top division. In the same division, Shaw B had an easy time away to Bucklebury B, securing a 9-0 win, as the home side turned up with only two pairs.

In Mixed Division 2, a title scrap was seen as St. Mary's B welcomed fellow Division 1 dreamers Aldermaston. With four rubbers going to a decider and some very close score lines in the other games, Aldermaston managed to get the better of the Saints, with the Apseys still having a great influence on the games. Helen Apsey and partner Mark Lowries won all three of their games and Chris Apsey and new partner Liz Drysdale won two of their three.

In Mixed Division 3, Whitchurch comtinued their fine form with a 6-3 win over St. Mary'Mary'stars for the home team as they won all of their rubbers

NEWBURY AND DISTRICT BADMINTON ASSOCIATION

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CLUB TO PLAY BADMINTON?

NDBA organise and manage match play for all the Clubs affiliated to Badminton England in and around the Newbury area. Details and links to all these clubs can be found by clicking the links to the left under 'CLUBS'.

All the Clubs offer friendly and social Club Nights and the chance to play in matches against other local Clubs in the area.


THE AREAS WHERE THE CLUBS PLAY

NEWBURY and SHAW play in Newbury

KENNET and ST MARY'S play in Thatcham

DOWNLANDS play at Compton

BUCKLEBURY play north of Woolhampton

HURST and ALDERMASTON play at Tadley

BHPEGASUS play in Basingstoke

ANDOVER SPORTS, KINTBURY AND WHITCHURCH all play at the places their name suggests