The over 40s team has had a couple of great back to back wins to start 2020. Beating Middlesex 9-3 at homeBeating Hampshire 10-2 away.
Sussex Masters keep getting better as shown in last weeks National Championships. The three-day tournament held at Hatfield saw players in each 5-year age groupings from over 35s up to over 70s. Sussex had 5 players winning a total of 7 medals as follows: PHIL TROKE – Mens Doubles 40s Silver Medallist (with Paul Freeman) SARA FOSTER- Mixed Doubles 50s Champion & Gold Medallist (with Simon Gilhooly) Also, Womens Doubles 50s Silver Medallist (with Lesley Pallett). CATHY BARGH – Womens Singles 55s Champion & Gold Medallist! Also, Womens Doubles 55s semi-finalist (with Debbie Miller) WENDY ARSCOTT & VERA GROVES – Womens Doubles 70s Silver Medallists. Congratulations to them especially and all the other entries from Sussex.
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
The first major tournament of the season saw our Sussex players continue to win medals. The Kent tournament is at the highest Gold level and attracted a lot of overseas players, particularly from The Netherlands. Over 40s Mens Doubles Chris Spice (Sussex) & partner Kenton Jones (Kent) won their group beating the No. 1 seeds on the way, whilst Phil Troke (Sussex) & his partner Paul Freeman (Kent) won their group beating the No. 2 seeds. This meant an all Sussex/Kent final pairing against each other. After a hard 3 set battle, Phil Troke & Paul Freeman beat Chris Spice & Kenton Jones, bringing both gold and silver medals home to Sussex (& of course Kent) Over 50s Mixed doubles The established pairing of
Cathy BarghVera Groves & Wendy ArscottSue AwcockSpodek Arena, Katowice Sussex success at the World Senior Badminton Championships in Katowice, Poland. Cathy Bargh reached the semi finals in the 55s singles, winning a bronze medal - congratulations Cathy ! Also, Vera Groves & Wendy Arscott reached the quarter finals in the 70s ladies doubles together and Sue Awcock reached the 70s quarter finals too with her partner Jan Hewett from Worcestershire. Well done indeed ladies Other Sussex players who also competed hard representing England did Sussex proud: Phil Troke, Mark Burgeman, Mike Stoneman & Catherine Wheller All together a fantastic result for Sussex Masters players - congratulations!
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.
Here is a summary of all the various activities, matches, tournaments our Masters players have been involved in throughout a very successful season. Well done to you all and we look forward to more next season! Please click ‘download’ button to read all pages of our newsletter Vera Groves (Masters Coordinator) Sussex-Masters-Newsletter-2018-2019Download
The O65’s celebrated their season with a final get-together at Cote’s restaurant in Lewes. The evening was attended by the complete team of players including the Pordages recently back from their World Cruise and a couple of wives. The dinner concluded with a presentation to the top scoring female and male players and a special remembrance award were given to each of the winning MCC Eastleigh team in recognition of their resounding victory in their division, thus being promoted next season.
Back Row – David Walter, Wendy Gill, Lynne Phillips, Stewart Byne, Front Row – Colin Hayhurst, Cathy Bargh, Shahab Hashemi, Minnie Jones (missing from photo: Nick Chambers, Karen Thomas, Louise Simmonds, Linda Byne) A solid over 55s team once again WON the South East – South Division in the Masters Championships and qualified for the playoffs next month in Hatfield. Captain Colin Hayhurst steered his loyal and competitive team members to finish the season unbeaten! A great achievement, well done to you all.Team members were Stewart Byne, Shahab Hashemi, Colin Hayhurst, Wendy Gill and Minnie Jones who played in all 6 matches. Big contributions were made by other squad members: Nick Chambers (who we welcomed back to Sussex Masters after a few