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Rossendale Badminton League

Established 1953

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Coronavirus Update

With the ongoing coronavirus problems the League has decided to cancel the presentation evening provisionally booked for the 23rd October, with a Goverment limit of no more than 30 at an event and the latest local lockdowns imposed it would have been impossible to stage the event. And with ongoing court problems in schools and Sports Centres the possibility of any sort of league badminton is looking a long way off.

Stay safe and well and hopefully we will have some competitive badminton in the future. we will keep you informed.

The Committee

Ian Mawdsley

It is with great sorrow that league has been informed of the very sad death of Ian Mawdsley  who passed away on Sunday 20th September after a very short battle with Cancer.

Ian had been a member of the league for a great number of years playing for Helmshore and Rising Bridge and he will be greatly missed in the league by all that knew him.

Our Thoughts are with his Family and Friends R.I.P. Ian

1st & 2nd Division Tiles announced

 After all the unplayed match results have been taken into account Blackburn Seniors A retained their 1st Division title, with Oakgate A taking the runners up position.

In a close run 2nd division tile race Blackburn Seniors B were the Champions and promoted to the 1st Division, 3 points behind are Brunlea in the runners up position.

Accy Flyers B are relegated to the 2nd division

Final League Tables

Hi all hope you are all keeping safe and well, by now all Secretaries / Captains will have received an email with our explanation of  the final league tables which are now on tables page, we have used Rule 33 to calculate all unplayed matches. where a team has played another team once the score from that first game will be used as the score for the second unplayed  match. where two teams had not played each other then an average score will be added to the final score, where there is a decimal point the score has been rounded to nearest whole number.

Further information re the new season will be posted when available will be put on the news page, but at the moment we cannot see anything positive at the moment with the availability of courts at sports centres and schools to enable us to be able  start the new season.

Stay safe The committee

Coronavirus Update

Hi all Sorry for the recent breakdown of updates for the website, I have been indisposed for a week but am now ok and all aspects of the website will be brought up to date as soon as possible.

After the Goverments latest bullitans and rulings on the Corona Virus outbreak The Committee have had to make the following hard decisicions.

1. As from Monday 16th March 2020 ALL League fixtures will be suspended until Further Notice

2. The Rossendale Badminton League Presentation Evening sceduled for Friday 15th May 2020 has been CANCELLED. (Provisional new date 23rd October 2020)

3. The Rossendale Badminton League Annual General Meeting Scheduled for Thursday 4th June 2020 has also been CANCELLED.(Club Secrataries / Captains will recieve all relevant information regarding the AGM)

Further information re this problem will be forwarded to all Secretaries & Captains and posted on the League website when available.

Finally thank you to those people who have sent their good wishes for my recovery after my recent accident, I will be out of action for some time but will be able to deal with Badminton League Buisness now i'm back home.

New leagues sorted

The leagues for next season have been sorted with the three teams leaving the league we are left with 17 teams 8 in Div1 and 9 in Div2

Blackburn Seniors C&D will be renamed Blackburn Seniors B&C Rising Bridge B will be renamed Rising Bridge

Goodshaw A are relegated to the 2nd Div. Independents & Accy Flyers B are promoted to Div 1

Div 1 Accy Flyers A. Accy Flyers B. Alpha Whitworth. Blackburn Seniors A. Broadway A. Independents. Oakgate A. Transport.

Div 2 Blackburn Seniors B. Blackburn Seniors C. Broadway B. Brunlea. Edenfield. Goodshaw A. Goodshaw B. Oakgate B. Rising Bridge.

THREE Teams withdraw from 1st Division

Three teams have withdrawn from the 1st division leaving the league with 17 teams, Last season's runners up Riverside plus Blackburn Seniors B and Rising Bridge A, The reformed league set up will be announced early next week.

League Founder Passes Away

It is with regret we have to announce that a former founder of the Rossendale Badminton League Carl Collinge passed away on 26th June from Kidney Cancer and associated complications. Carl played for St.Johns at Cloughfold and in later Years with Goodshaw. Sympathies go to his family.

Former League President Passes Away

Former League President Joan Davenport has sadly passed away at the age of 98, Joan had also been Secretary and Treasurer of the league over a long association with our league, formerly a resident of Stubbins Joan was living at Crawshaw Hall in Crawshawbooth, Joan was a stalwart at St.Phillips badminton club always on hand for a brew during matches in St.Phillips Church Hall. For the few that will remember Joan and want to attend the funeral it is at St.Phillips Church at 11.00am on Monday 24th June, any donations to St.Phillips Church. A Donation has been sent on behalf of all league members.

Presentation Evening

The Presentation evening was held at Haslingden Cricket Club on Friday 10th May where 80 people attended. The main trophies were presented by League President Peter Wood, and the Tony Frost Sports Awards were presented by Mrs Maureen Frost, wife of our late chairman Tony Frost. The sports award winners were as follows.

2nd Division Sports Team Blackburn Seniors D

2nd Division Sports Man Nigel Holt Goodshaw B

2nd Division Sports Lady Rebecca Grimshaw Blackburn Seniors D

1st Division Sports Team Transport

1st Division Sports Man Jack Savin Transport

1st Division Sports Lady Choi Davidson Riverside

After the presentation a splendid buffet was enjoyed which was followed by a disco.

A raffle raised close to £200 with several donated prizes.

Flowers were presented to Margaret Wood wife of our President, To Maureen Frost, and Betty Bayes Vice President.

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Friday 23rd October 2020

Presentation Evening

Haslingden Cricket Club 7.45 pm Start (CANCELLED)