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...

Queens A kick-off title defence with table-topping win over Exeter A

Queens A made a great start in their bid to retain their crown as Division One winners for the third season in a row after beating top of the table rivals Exeter A 6-3. The Crediton-based team won the division by just four points last season over Exeter with a win apiece against each other, but the team of Jamie Roberton/Bronya Pike, Nathan Scase/Sarah Preece and Ian Kirby/Hannah Preece each won two rubbers in a match described as having great play. But it is Exeter A who top the table though after an 8-1 win over their B team, with three points coming from Sam Lees/Julia Melling and Mark Trebble/Suzanne Owens - Geoff Littler and Rowan Despard with the consolation point for Exeter B. Ringswell B are the early Division 2A leaders wins two wins from two so far. Despite having just two pairs, Becky Bailey/Joe Davies and Sylvia Child/Mike Yuan combined to

Well It's alright, Ringswell riding high in the League

 The 2017/18 season has kicked off with 19 teams running down a dream of being crowned champions of their Divisions. In Division 1 the reigning champions Exeter A team of Mark Trebble, Sam Owens, Callum Owens, Mac Powell, Sam Lees and Geoff Littler, comfortably overcame newly promoted Exeter  B 9-0.Exeter B are free falling having succumbed to a second 9-0 reverse, this time at the hands of Ringswell A.Queens B and Ringswell A played a tight match, with no team wanting to back down. Eventually Queens B came out on top 5-4, thanks to 3 wins from their star pair of Nathan Scase and Ben Jordan and a brace of wins from Sam Clark and Ben Herbert. Nigel Osborne and debutant, Mike Yuan, were the pick of the Ringswell pairs, with 2 wins.Queens A were 8-1 winners in their in house derby with Queens B. The A team pairs of Ian Kirby/Zac Phillips and Lloyd Skinner/Yang Yijie picked up maximum wins, with the B teams point salvag

A Littler goes a long way....

 There was a triple success for Exeter’s Geoff Littler at this year’s Annual League Tournament. Geoff won the Singles and then teamed up with his clubmates, Sam Lees and Rowan Despard, to win the men’s and mixed titles. Tom Phillips (St. Leonards) was runner-up to Geoff Littler in all 3 level events partnering Tim Wardale in the men’s and Verity Greenaway in the mixed doubles.Sarah Preece (Queens) successfully defended her singles crown as this competition has not been held since Sarah won the event in 2014. The Ladies Doubles was not contested this year due to lack of entries. Sadly, for the first time ever, all the level competitions were run as round robin events due to the low number of entries.   Therefore, the League Committee are considering holding the tournaments on weekday evenings next season to try and attract more entries.

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
Last Modified 2017-11-12