The League, formed in 1952, is based in Exeter and provides competitive badminton for clubs in the area. The season usually starts in September and ends in April. Some clubs do, however continue to play socially throughout the summer months...

League Composition 2016/2017

The League composition for the 2016/2017 season will be decided when the League Committee meets on Wednesday 21st September. Secretaries are reminded that they MUST submit their League Entries and Club Details paperwork to Helen Potter, by 6pm on Saturday 17th September at the latest.  See downloadable version below.  The League's Fixtures Meeting will take place on Thursday 29th September at The Coaver Club, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter from 7.00pm.

Sam has double success at League Tournament

 There was a double success for Sam Owens at this year’s Exeter and District Badminton League’s Annual Tournament.  Sam won the doubles with his brother, Callum, and mixed doubles title with his mother, Suzanne.The new Men’s Singles champion is Zac Phillips who defeated the number one seed, Sam Owens, in his semi-final match and the holder and number two seed, Jamie Roberton, in the final. Jamie faced tough opposition from Nathan Scase in his semi-final match before winning 21-11 in the third set.There was a shock defeat for the 2014 champions and number one seeds, Jamie Roberton and Zac Phillips in the first round of the Mens Doubles when they were beaten 21-13, 7-21, 21-19 by their clubmates, Lloyd Skinner and Alex Moir. Skinner and Moir had another tough match in their semi-final against Geoff Littler and Sam Lees, this time lo

Exeter B take Division 2 title in final mach of the season

 In Division 3A, Division winners Otter Vale B's Anne Drury, Claire Ross, Sue O'Brien and Susan Ross finished the season by beating second place Honiton 6-0 without dropping a game. Otter Vale B  end the season with 45 points, 27 points ahead of Honiton with 18 points, with Cranford and Clyst Vale very close behind with 17 and 16 points respectively.In Division 2, Ringswell B's Becky Bailey, Sharon Strong Kathryn Brown and Becky Follett clinched a nail bitingly close 4-2 victory over St Leonards B.  The last four rubbers were decided in the third end, with Ringswell winning the last three to take the match.  The Saint's Nicola Anslow and Rachel Marson picked up both of the Saints' points when they beat their opposite numbers (3&4) and Ringswell's top pair.   This win put Ringswell on level points with rivals Exeter B (and one point behind Otter Vale A) as they went into the last and crucial match of the season against Exeter B. &

Ringswell take 2a and 2b titles

 Ringswell B have secured the Division 2a title following wins over both St Leonards C and Chulmleigh.    The Ringswell pairings of Becky Bailey & Andy Taylor and Chloe Tsang & Paul Owens were unbeaten in their 7-2 defeat of St Leonards C. The team of Sylvia Child & Andy Taylor, Becky Bailey & Jordan Medcroft-Coltman and Sharon Strong & Paul Owens finished the season in style with a 9-0 win over Chulmleigh.   The Otter Vale A team of Heather Rake & Brian Deem,  Jo Smith & Daniel Clark and Teresa Simic & Mark Brown beat Sidmouth B 6-3 although no Otter Vale pairing could beat Sidmouth’s Grace Williams & James Newcombe.   Grace and James led the way for Sidmouth B once again when together with Jess Hodge & James Clarke they formed a two pair team to beat Chulmleigh 6-3.  Ringswell C are celebrating finishing top of Division 2b.  The team of Sharon Strong & Steve Rice, Chloe Tsang &a

Time to celebrate at the Annual Social ....get your tickets NOW!!!

 A reminder to everyone that the League's Annual Social will be held on Friday 13 May at the Exeter Golf & Country Club - it will also be a special occasion as it marks the retirement of Di Brooker and Liz Goodwin who have both served 30 years on the League Committee. Please contact your club secretary by 25th April for more information.

Ant refuses to throw in the towl !

 In Division 2, St Leonards B and Exeter C had a humdinger of a match. 2nd placed St Leonards came out on top by the narrowest of margins – 5-4, with 6 of the 9 rubbers going to a 3rd game. The pattern was set in the very first rubber between the Saints pair of Isaac Chung and Ant Towl and the Exeter pair of Alex Bulley and Jack Southcott. Honours were shared in the first 2 games – 21-18, 19-21. In the deciding game the Saints pair was 16-4 up, but Jack and Alex fought back bravely, only to lose out 21-19. Isaac Chung and Ant Towl went on to bag 3 wins, and the remaining Saints points came courtesy of the reserve pairing of Leo Robbins and Ian Jameson.Division 2 winners Queens B enjoyed a straightforward 9-0 win over Otter Vale. However the score was adjusted to a 6-3 win to Queens as they fielded an ineligible player.Queens B extended their unbeaten run to 9 matches with a 6-3 win over St Leonards C. The Queens pairs of

Ladies Report

 In Division 3A, Clyst Vale's Imogen Batten, Mandy Gurzynski, Rachel Dare and Sue Mayne clinched a 4-2 victory over Honiton.  Honiton's points were won by Helena Williams partnering Janet Ingram and by Helena partnering Zaria Taylor. There is just one more match to be played in Division 3A, Otter Vale B v Honiton. In Division 2, Sidmouth's Grace Williams, Lisa Maskell, Ruth Scrivens and Maureen Borer settled for a 3-all drew with Otter Vale A's Teresa Simic, Heather Rake, Jo Smith and Susan Ross in a closely-fought match. Exeter B's Lily Stanton, Katie Scotter, Theresa Ford and Stacey Horne  beat Ringswell B 6-0 without dropping a game.  With Verity Greenaway in place of Lily, Exeter B followed this with a 6-0 win, again in straight sets. There are 2 matches remaining in Division 2, both involving Ringswell B who must play St Leonards B and Exeter B. Otter Vale A currently top the table with 37 points having played all the

Queens are the 2016 Knockout Winners

The finals of the 2016 Knockout Competition were held at the Riverside Leisure Centre, Exeter on Saturday 5th March.  In the main event Queens (-14) beat Otter Vale (+7) by 45 points.  In the plate final, Ringswell B (+9) beat Honiton (+9) by 57 points. 

Saints stars Brewer and Midmer are Masters Mixed Champs

 10 pairs took part in the 2016 Mixed Masters Handicapped Tournament. The Pairs were split into 2 groups, played on a round robin basis, with the winner of each Group progressing to a Final. Di Brooker and Brian Jeary of Ringswell (+1) took full control of their group and booked their spot in the final by winning 7 out of 8 games, dropping only 2 points in the process. Clyst Vales Nicola Martin and Steve Thompson (Scr) being the only pair to beat them in the group stages. The other half of the draw was wide open with no one pair winning all their games. The winner of the group was decided in the match between Kay Brewer/Adrian Midmer of St Leonards (-12) and Julie Frost of Sidmouth and her partner Paul Owens of Ringswell (-9). In a pulsating game of high quality badminton, Kay and Adrian won the first game 21-15, and Julie and Paul fought back to win the second game 21-19. The St Leonards pair finished top of the group wi

Hat trick of wins for Andy Rowe in Masters Tournament

 The 2015/2016 Masters Levels Tournament produced some thrillingly close badminton. The Mens event was played as a round robin event with 7 pairs. Andy Rowe of St Leonards won the title for the 3rd time, this year partnered with Phil Matthews also of St Leonards. The pair playing off a handicap of -3 played some fine badminton of stubborn defending mixed with attacking play on their way to winning 6 out of 7 games and a total score of 125 points. Last years winners Adrian Wijay and Adrian Midmer, also of St Leonards (-12) denied them a perfect record by scraping a 21-20 win. That win secured the runners up spot for them with a points tally of 113 points and 4 wins. The Chulmleigh pair of Adrian Bourner and Matt Raasch-Sotinwa (+8) secured 3rd place with 113 points, but won 1 fewer game than the 2nd placed pair. 3 Pairs contested the Ladies with last years winners Chulmleighs Michelle Wylde

No Strings Badminton: Social, Pay & Play Sessions

Need to brush up on your skills before joining a league Club?Weekly, social, pay and play badminton sessions are available at:Clifton Hill Sports Centre: Wednesdays 08:30 - 11:30 for the over 50sContact the venue for more information: 01392 253353Wonford Leisure Centre: Wednesdays 9 - 10:30 & 19:30 - 20:30Contact the venue for more information: 01392 253453Riverside: Wednesdays 9-11Contact the venue for more information: 01392 221771

DCBA Offer to help fund Level 2 Coaching

At a recent meeting of the Devon County Badminton Association (DCBA), a proposal was put forward that the DCBA assist coaches with the financial cost of level 2 training.This was agreed unanimously by the DCBA committee and a figure of £75 was agreed upon.The funding will only be awarded to those who complete and pass the course. Applications to the treasurer, Sue Williams (30 Western Lea, Crediton, EX17 3JQ). Please provide evidence that you have completed the course.

Helen Potter
Last Modified 2016-8-31