Midland Group – New Season 2019/20

Please see below the information from Midland Group for the coming season:-

Hi All,

I hope you have all had a really good summer and are looking forward to the start of the badminton season.

I am writing as Midland Convenor to let you know of some important changes that are happening within BadmintonScotland.

We now have a new CEO who is implementing a whole new regime and focusing on player participation across all levels. He is trying to encourage more badminton clubs to affiliate and get involved in regional events. If you have any ideas or suggestions that Badminton Scotland could try to encourage your club to affiliate it would be great to hear it. Would cheaper shuttles be an incentive to your club for example? As convenor it would be great if we could get as many clubs within the Midland area to affiliate. Also if you are involved with a Junior Club there is the new Shuttlemark accreditation scheme. There is lots of information on the website about this or the Regional Development Officer for Tayside and Fife would be more than happy to help, her contact details are jane@badmintonscotland.org.uk.

As usual we are running a Senior Open Tournament and 4 Age Group Open Tournaments throughout the season.

It would be great to see some of you come along to support these events and watch some of the top players in action.

Dunfermline Senior Open 6th, 7th, 8th December at the Carnegie Leisure Centre

U13/U17 Junior event 18th 19th January 2020 at the North Inch Community Campus in Perth

 U15/U19 Junior event 21st 22nd March 2020 at the North Inch Community Campus in Perth

I have also attached a list of dates of local events of ladders and tournament that you or your club members might be interested in. Ladders are a great way to play against some like-minded people at a similar level and are also very social.

We are also very fortunate to have Bruce Flockhart, level 3 UKCC qualified coach, who runs coaching sessions for junior players as well as mentoring other coaches to allow them to develop and progress with their coaching qualifications. There are several coaching courses in the Midland area throughout the season.

If you have any question please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this

Kind regards

Aileen Travers

Midland Convenor

Events in the Dundee Area

Doubles ladders:

Saturday 28th September 2019

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Saturday 7th March 2020

Sunday 19th April 2020

Sunday 31st May 2020

DABA Senior Handicap Tournament

Saturday 15th February 2020

DABA Bronze EBA- style Tournament

Saturday 26th October 2019

There will also be a couple of singles ladders over the course of the season although I have not booked these yet. In addition we now have 3 separate leagues up and running in Dundee in the form of a mixed league (teams of 3 ladies & 3 gents), a ladies league (teams of 4 ladies) and a gents league (teams of 4 gents). We would welcome entries from any interested parties in any of the above events. For further information I can be contacted on my email (john_dunn@hotmail.com) or mobile (07876046366)

Events in the Dunfermline area

28th Sept – Junior Ladder

29th Sept – Adult Ladder

6th Oct – Club Challenge

3rd Nov – Club Challenge

16th Nov – Junior Ladder

17th Nov – Adult Ladder

1st Dec – Junior Tournament

25th Jan – Junior Ladder

26th Jan – Adult Ladder

9th Feb – Club Challenge

22nd Feb – Junior Ladder

23rd Feb – Adult Ladder

29th March – Junior Tournament

NEFBA Jaguars Events

14th Sept – Junior Ladder

2nd Nov – Junior Ladder

11th Jan – Junior Ladder

8th Feb – Junior Ladder