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START TIMES – 22nd Mid Sussex Junior Tournament – 22nd & 23rd February

UPDATE - Start Times: Saturday 22nd February –  U10, U12 and U14’s SINGLES PLAYERS – Please arrive by 8.45am , Matches will commence 9.00am DOUBLES PLAYERS – Please arrive by 12.15pm to commence at 12:30pm Sunday 23rd February –  U16 and U18’s SINGLES PLAYERS – Please arrive by 8.45am, MATCHES WILL COMMENCE AT 9.00am DOUBLES PLAYERS – please arrive by 12.30pm to commence shortly afterwards U10's / U12's / U14's on SATURDAY, 22nd February 2020U16's & U18's on SUNDAY 23rd February 2020  The Dolphin, Haywards Heath (Pasture Hill Road, RH16 1LY) Please note there will be NO PARKING at the leisure centre. Free parking will be available a 5-7 minute walk away at Oaklands Road RH16 1SS, or use the new Multi Storey by the station. Closing date for entries to be received : Wednesday 12th February

Sad News – Mary Eddy

Sussex County Badminton Association were sad to learn that Mary Eddy (nee Bridge aged 73) passed away peacefully at her home in Birmingham with her husband and family on Saturday 16/11/2019 after a short illness.  A National Junior Champion in 1964 with Lynn Veasey, Mary represented Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire first teams all with distinction.  She was a County Badminton, Tennis and Squash player and will be sadly missed by her husband David (a former All England Champion), their three children John, Robert and Amy and their two grandchildren Mimi and Rudy. A cremation will be held at Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium, Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3NL at 1.30pm on Monday December 2nd 2019. This will be followed by a wake at

RECOGNISING COMMITMENT TO SUSSEX!

The county are once again recognising commitment to Sussex badminton and were delighted to welcome Karen Chapman to present the awards. Karen badminton CV is one to be admired... Represented the county 73 times National doubles champion in 1980 Won gold in doubles at the European individual event in 1984 Won two golds in the 1982 Common wealth games (Team and individual mixed) and also a bronze in the ladies doubles at the same event. In 1983 she won a bronze in the mixed doubles world championships in Copenhagon ...and 37 full senior caps for England. Not bad huh?! Debuts Scott Haysom and Eloise Matthews Debuts Evan Gill, Bea Noakes, Howard Gill, Tom Knowles. 25 appearances (bronze) Chris Jones Jonty Russ Helen Merrett, Andrew Brownlie, David Askey (not in photo

SUSSEX JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

It’s always great to see young talent emerging at the Junior Championships and the event that took place over the weekend of 21stand 22ndSeptember was no exception. The first day saw the Under 12’s and U14’s demonstrate their skills with some fiercely determined competition. The U12 boys’ singles was won by Scott Hollingworth who also won the U12 boys’ doubles with partner Leonardo St Louis. The U12 girls’ singles champion was Ines Dobson who also took the U12 girls’ doubles title with partner Anniika Trygstad-Fleury. The U14 boys’ winner was Arjun Kolani, whilst the girls’ champion was Kathryn Ticehurst. In the U14 doubles events, Ryan Colcombe and Daniel Hitchcock won the boys’ and Amelia Roberts with Alice Fletcher won the girls’. The

RESTRICTED TOURNAMENT TIMINGS – 21/22 September

The arrangements for this weekends tournaments at Portslade Sports Centre, Brighton are as follows: Saturday 21st September  U12 and U14 boys singles arrive by 09:00 to start at 09:15. U12 and U14 girls singles arrive by 10:15 to start at 10:30 U12 and U14 Doubles will start approximately 13:00 depending on the conclusion of all singles events Sunday 22nd September  U16 and U18 boys singles arrive by 09:00 to start at 09:15. U16 and U18 girls singles arrive by 10:30 to start at 10:45 U16 and U18 Doubles will start no earlier than 13:00 and will be dependant upon the conclusion of all singles events. Good luck to everyone taking part!

THE WORKFORCE ACADEMY

Sussex County Badminton are very excited to invite committed people to enhance badminton at all levels within the County.  Whether you are a coach, an aspiring coach, an official, volunteer or budding social media guru we can support you.  The Workforce Academy will provide support, training and mentoring, in return for delivering more Badminton activity, thus creating an accessible and sustainable workforce across the County. Longer term, we hope the Academy will drive the recruitment of future workforce, and become responsible for determining workforce education needs. To apply for this fantastic opportunity please complete the attached form and return to the following email:  sussexworkforce@gmail.com Sussex-Workforce-Academy-Invite-LetterDownload If you have any questions in regard to the Sussex Workforce Academy please contact: sussexworkforce@gmail.com

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 8 SUSSEX PLAYERS

CONGRATULATIONS to our 8 Sussex players competing for England in the World Senior Championships held in Katowice, Poland from 4-11 August. They will be amongst 1507 players from 56 countries and 6 continents fighting for medals in the iconic Spodek arena (it looks like a flying saucer!)Mark Burgeman, Cathy Bargh, Catherine Wheller, Phil Troke (top row) Vera Groves, Wendy Arscott, Sue Awcock, Mike Stoneman (bottom row) Good luck to you all.

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