The club tournament is open to all members, although the date and style changes each year.
Doubles format, with the pairings being organised on the day to try to create a level playing field
|2016||Sarah Bright & Max Kniveton||Praveen & James Rickerby||Steve Williams|
|2015||Rachael Farrington & Raj Passy||James Rickerby & Maureen Dieu|
|2013||Sarah Bright & Rob Dungey|
|2012||Charlotte Ho & Max Kniveton||Sarah Bright & Ted Woods|
|2011||Maureen Dieu & Gareth Arnold||Thilda Aung & Max Kniveton|
|2011||Emma Yiu & Mike Sung||Sarah Gill & Max Kniveton|
|2010||Grace Wong & Ian Watson||Sue Wiles & Paul Scantlebury|
|2009||Toni Arnold & Chris Deadman||Grace Wong & Rob Beavers|
|2008||Julia Zeiger & Ian Watson||Louise Hacking & Mike Chisholm|
|2006||Toni Arnold & Bo Sanchez||Paul Askew & Gareth Arnold|
|2005||Chris Percival & Keith Naylor||Pete Hall & Rob Beavers|
2012 - Friday 22nd June - Summer Tournament
Following the previous Saturday's snow white & 7 dwarfs social fancy dress was ignored in favour of racket attire and a huge field of 25 players faced off for the title of Champions Of The Badminton Universe.
Once again the clubs long-standing format of an hour & 15 min play-off with random partners playing any doubles format, then semi-finals & finals playing mixed between the 8 top ranked players.
Semi-final #1 saw Sarah Bright & Ted Woods knock out 2x champion Toni Arnold & Rosset BC's Rob Dee 21-17 in a series of fierce rallies.
Semi-final #2 had Charlotte Ho & Max Kniveton seeing off younger sister Nicola Ho & gents A skipper James Winfield 21-11 proving that Jimmy fluked his way to the semis....
The grand final saw Charlotte & Max win 21-10 as Max finally got a winners medal having reached his third consecutive final!
2011 - Monday 12th December - Christmas Challenge
Its christmas, and everyones got too many parties to have a club social so we went for a christmas fancy dress tournament instead, organised by the ever-ready social secretary Louise Hacking, just back from Africa!
Usual format of a play-off with random partners playing mixed format, then due to time constraints a mixed final between the four players with the best records.
Final was won by Maureen Dieu (Elf) & Gareth Arnold (Christmas Pudding) over Thilda Aung (Elf) & Max Kniveton (Santa).
Best costume saw Humphrey Caseley-Hayford's Grinch pipped at the post by Percy's Boy with Snowman, having played the whole night carrying the carrot nosed one!
2011 - FRIDAY JUNE 10th - FANCY DRESS TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER
No theme for this years outfits......just make had to make sure they were fancy!
Following the same format as last year a play-off period for the 18 competitors with random partners led to 8 best ranked players being paired up for semi-final action.
In semi-finals defending champion Grace Wong (roman toga) & Lucas Papuga (roman soldier) went out to Emma Yiu (hula-girl) & Michael Sung (penguin), and Sarah Bright (nurse) & Gareth Arnold (pirate) lost to Sarah Gill (kitty) & Max Kniveton (nun).
Emma and Mike then used bodyline tactics in the final to overcome Sarah G & Max.
Best costume was awarded to Chris Deadman for his giant homemade (shuttle)cock.
2010 - FANCY DRESS TOURNAMENT FOR SPORT RELIEF
19th March 2010: Fancy dress again, this time with a Disney twist!
Best costume was split between the Hulk (Percy) & Russell (Richard Yau) from Up.
Following an american style round robin the eight players with the best average faced off in the semi-finals
Pocahontas (Sarah Bright) & the Deadman lost to Captain Jack Sparrow (Ian Watson) & Tinkerbell (Grace Wong) 15-12, whilst Snow White (Paul Scantlebury) & an Aristocat (Sue Wiles) saw off the favourites a Dalmation (Louise Hacking) & Butterfly (Lloyd Angus)combo 15-14. Claims that the Dalmation had been put off by the presence of Crulla de Ville were ignored as Pocahontas distracted the RSPCA with chocolate birthday cake.
However despite a pitch invaision by seven small chaps with beards singing the hi-ho song Tinkerbell & Sparrow ran out comfortable winners!
12th June 2009 - FANCY DRESS TOURNAMENT
Country Gent & Black Cat took the honours beating a Viking / Firelady combo in the final following a well attended round-robin session at the first tournament held at new nhome venue the Forum Leisure Centre.
Due to an odd number of players the Country gent had had a different partner in each game, working his way through Batgirl, Black Cat, Fame Dancer, Firelady and forgotton.
Instead of the traditional wooden spoons the bottom placed pair got balloons!
2008 - SPRUNG TIMBER FLOORS!
2008 winners: Julia Zeiger & Ian Watson bt Louise Hacking & Mike Chisholm
16th May 2008 - Carnegie Sports Centre
Julia came all the way from Germany just to play with us
2006 - AWAY FROM HOME
2006 winners: Toni Arnold & Bo Sanchez bt Paul Askew & Gareth Arnold
16th March 2006 - Scott Hall Leisure Centre
well deserved win for the ever smiling Bo
2004/5 THE RETURN OF THE TOURNI!
2005 winners: Keith Naylor & Chris Percival bt Pete Hall & Rob Beavers
19th December 2004 - Carnegie Sports Centre
twas the week before christmas......