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Sussex County Badminton AGM 19/20 – 7.30pm Tuesday 8th December (Zoom)

Notice to all affiliated clubs and players.  We will be holding our AGM in early December. Sadly it can’t be face to face, but we would love it if you could join us for a virtual Zoom meeting. Reports and minutes of last year’s meeting will be published on the website in the week before the AGM. The meeting agenda can be found below. Amongst other things we will be electing the following officer posts at the AGM: ChairVice ChairTreasurerSecretary Should you wish to stand for one of these posts or be interested in becoming part of the management committee in another capacity then please contact SCBA_secretary@mail.com  before midnight on Thursday 3rdDecember. Should you wish to join us at the AGM then please contact SCBA_secretary@mail.com providing your name and

Mark Allen

It is with great sadness that I have to inform everyone of the passing of Mark Allen. Mark was a true champion of all things badminton especially Sussex Badminton, Mark was vice Chairman of the County for a number of years and officiating, Mark was the current Chairman of the  Badminton Umpires of England. Mark’s passion for the game was boundless.  It didn’t matter what level the game was being played at, be it local club or the Yonex All England, Mark’s love for the game always shone through. Personally I will greatly miss his common sense approach to badminton matters and the clarity that he brought to the many discussions that we had. As a County I would like to pass on our dearest thoughts to Maggie, Mark’s wife and his

Sussex Junior Trials 2020

Please note, due to the guidelines and restrictions issued by both the Government and Badminton England, we will not be holding any trials this year and further updates on this will be given as and when guidance is relaxed.

Coronavirus Update (Covid-19)

As an organisation that is operating in the heart of our local community, we continue to closely monitor the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and follow advice from the government, Public Health England and Badminton England.   We take the health and well-being of our players, supporters, officials and visitors connected with the County very seriously and we are committed to providing a safe environment for everybody that engages with us.   Our communications to relevant parties will be guided by government advice and communications sent to us by Badminton England. We will update members further with relevant information as soon as we receive it.  Thank you for your support and do please take every precaution possible to look after yourselves and ensure, as individuals,

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

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!

SUSSEX JUNIOR BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS

This is the premier junior badminton competition held in Sussex and we very much hope that your youngster will take part. Full details and conditions for entry are given on the entry form attached below. Please email completed entry forms to Mark Russ at marussy@me.comWe look forward to seeing you at the event. Sussex-Champs-Entry-Form-2019Download

A GUIDE TO JUNIOR BADMINTON TOURNAMENTS

Players in our squads are encouraged to entering as many Badminton England sanctioned events during the season, as well as other more local tournaments, as possible.  These are a valuable opportunity to gain competitive experience. SUSSEX COUNTY JUNIOR BADMINTON TOURNAMENTS SUSSEX CHAMPIONSHIPS SCJB runs the Sussex Championships early in the season. This is the most prestigious junior event in Sussex, with the winners being able to say they are the county champion at their age group. All Sussex players are expected to enter, with trophies presented at the end of the event. This event is open to all children who live or attend school in Sussex. SUSSEX RISING STARS The Rising Stars Tournament, for the mid age groups (U10’s, U12’s, U14’s and U16’s), is held towards the end of

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