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...

Triumph and Disaster for Ringswell B

 In Division 2, the Queens B team of Oscar Mo, Sarah Preece, Nathan Scase, Mandy Raasch-Sotinwa, Ben Herbert and Bronya Pike comprehensively beat the current leaders, Ringswell B, 9-0 with all rubbers won inside 2 games.Ringswell B beat Otter Vale by the same 9-0 scoreline. Sharon Strong playing her first match for Ringswell helped Ben Boyland to 3 wins. Andy Taylor/Sylvia Child and Steve Rice/Chloe Tsang also came away from the match unbeaten.Luke Passmore replaced Andy Taylor for Ringswell’s road trip to Chulmleigh and contributed to his teams  6-3 win. Sylvia Child partnered Steve Rice to 3 wins, with Chulmleighs top pair being Mat Older and Michelle Wylde.Otter Vale had a moral boosting 8-1 win over Chulmleigh. Otter Vale’s pairs of Dan Clark/Jo Smith and Ray Puttick/Teresa Simic won all 3 of their games. Chumleigh’s point came courtesy of Mat Older and Michelle Wylde winning a marathon game 21-11, 18-21, 21-15 against D

Osborne's Autumn Statement

 Queens A continue to dominate Division 1, with 5 wins on the trot and stretching their lead to 17 points. The Queens A team of Zac Phillips, Darren Frisby, Ben Watkins, Oscar Mo, Jamie Roberton and Ben Jordan notched up a maximum 9-0 win over St Leonards A.In their next match Alex Moir and Tim Goode replaced Ben Watkins and Ben Jordan, with the team winning by an 8-1 margin over Ringswell A. Adam Carrow and Nigel Osborne salvaged a point for Ringswell before they had to retire in their last rubber due to injury.Ringswell A fared no better against Queens B, losing by the same 8-1 scoreline, with the Adam/Nigel combo getting the solitary point. The Queen’s young guns Lloyd Skinner, Alex Moir, Liam Sillifant and Sam Clark were all unbeaten, whilst the more experienced pair of Ben Herbert and Tim Goode bagged a brace of wins.Queens B overcame Sidmouth A by the same winning margin – 8-1. Callum Cheung replaced Li

Ladies Report 1

 In Division 3A, Honiton's Zaria Taylor, Helena Williams, Janet Ingram and Sue Fallows beat Sidmouth 6-0. Only Sidmouth's Irene Newcombe and Ann Povall succeeded in taking a game off Honiton. Chulmleigh enjoyed a 4-2 victory over b St Leonards C.  The Saints' points were both won by Rachel Marson, partnering Sharon May and Anne Trevena in turn.  Chulmleigh's Michelle Wylde, Karen Parish, Jackie Anderson and Kath Escritt beat Cranford 5-1. Cranford's point was picked up by Liane O'Donnell & Karen Cunningham-Smith in the third end.Sidmouth's Grace William's, Sarah Bond, Hilary Herd and Irene Newcombe basked in the glory of a 5-1 win over St Leonards C in a match which saw four rubbers stretched to a deciding game.  The Saints' point was deservedly won by Caroline Mace and Katie Brown. Sidmouth went on to beat Chulmleigh 4-2.Cranford's Lisa Stevens, Mo Martin, Liane O'Donnell and Karen Cunningham-Smith also enjoyed a  victory over S

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

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

Andy Rowe
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