Welcome to the Ross Badminton Club website

We're a friendly club with around 30 regular players competing in the Hereford, Wyedean and Gloucester leagues. Players who just want to play socially are also very welcome. We train on Monday and Friday evenings from 7 - 10pm at John Kyrle High School on the edge of Ross-on-Wye.

Congratulations (back to Cliff Richard) to the Mens 1, who have won Division 2 and returned to the first division at their first attempt.    
The fate of the second mens team in Gloucester is still undecided – they have their final match later this week and a good win will secure them second place and promotion in their first season. 
Editor’s Note – as you can see, the Ross second team did come second, so they also look forward to promotion next season – well done to both teams.



March 27th, 2017

Friday 3rd        A                      Home  Wye                            
Monday 6th     B                      Away   Lydney                                   
Friday 10th       MENS 1           Home  Cleeve Mens 2            
Monday 13th   MENS 2           Away   Roxburgh 2                 
Friday 17th       B                      Home  Five Acres B               
Friday 24th       B                      Home  Five Acres C                  
Friday 24th       MENS 1           Home  Struttles Mens             
Friday 31st       MENS 2           Home  Stonehouse Mens     
Tuesday 4th     B                      Away   Cinderford A              
Friday 7th         B                      Home  St Whites B              
Thurs 20th          A                     Away   Broadlands B            
February 27th, 2017

Friday 3rd        MENS 1           Home Hatherley Mens 1      
Thurs 9th          A                      Away   Broadlands A            
Friday 10th       B                      Away   St Whites B              
Monday 13th   MENS 1           Away   Severnside 3              
Wed 15th         MENS 2           Away   Pittville                      
Friday 17th       A                      Home  Five Acres A               
Friday 24th       A                      Home  St Whites A      
February 11th, 2017

2017 – WELCOME BACK !                                                        

Friday 6th        MENS 2           Home  Malvern Hills 2         
Monday 9th     MENS 1           Away   Cleeve Mens 2            7.30     Bishops Cleeve SC                                                                                                                                          GL51 0HG
Friday 13th      A                      Away   St Whites  A               7.00     Five Acres SC,  Berry                                                                                                                                    Hill, Coleford GL16 7JT
Friday 13th      MENS 2           Away   Stonehouse Mens      6.00/   Maidenhill School,                                                                                                                          6.30     Kings Road,GL10 2HA
Tuesday 17th   B                      Away   Cinderford B              7.30     Heywood School,                                                                                                                                            Causeway Road
 Friday 20th      MENS 2           Home  Roxburgh 2                 7.00     John Kyrle 
Friday 27th      MENS 1           Home  Gloucester Mens 1     7.00     John Kyrle 
Monday 30th MENS 2           Home  Allseasons Mens        7.00     John Kyrle High School  (from 14/10/2016)
January 4th, 2017

Christmas Tournament, End of Season and Start of 2017

As you all know, the last night of the season and Christmas tournament will be held on Monday 12th December. There is an entry form at club so that you may enter the tournament, and the last night for entries will be Monday, 5th December. If you will not be at club for the next couple of weeks and wish to enter, then let either Andy (andylerigo1954@gmail.com) or me know.

A word of warning, when Andy produced the entry form, he added a rider – this is not exact, but I think you will understand what he is trying to say :
 “The referee’s decision is final (Andy is the referee!!). Any attempt to bribe the referee without cash or alcohol will result in dismissal from the competition. No alchemy or witchcraft to be used during the competition. If you enter then pull out at the last minute or fail to turn up, a fine of £100,000 (approximately) and a plague of locusts will descend on your home. If locusts are not available, pestilence and/or famine may be substituted”.
Clearly Andy was in a better mood than usual when he produced the form !!
We start badminton again on Friday 6th January and play until mid April, but I’ll circulate further details later in the second half of the season.



November 23rd, 2016

Christmas Party

You should all have received the following message from Emma – this is just another reminder :

‘For those who weren’t there on Monday, I’m trying to establish if there would be any interest in some sort of Christmas meal on the Friday (or Saturday) of the week we finish (so the 16th or 17th December).

I’ve rung around a few places and there are still some pretty good options available, so if those who are interested could let me know when they can/can’t do at or before the club session on Monday 28th I can see if there are enough people to make it viable (or whether you’ve all just been humouring me).’


November 23rd, 2016


Thurs 3rd          MENS 1           Away   Hatherley Mens 1     

Friday 4th         MENS 2           Home  Pittville 3                 

Thurs 10th        MENS 2           Away   Malvern Hills 2          

Monday 14th    B                      Away   Five Acres C            

Friday 18th      B                      Home  Lydney                                   

Wed 23rd         A                      Away   Wye        

Friday 25th      MENS 1           Home  Severnside 3              


Friday 2nd        A                      Home  Broadlands B              

Tuesday 6th     MENS 2           Away   Allseasons Mens 2    

October 29th, 2016

Just in case you haven’t heard, David and Audrey have produced a ladies doubles pair for the future – Clara Jade and Emily Rose, born on the 26th July and weighing in at 3lb 13ozs and 3lb 1oz respectively. Everyone is doing well – particularly the proud grandparents, Julie and Andy !!!!




August 31st, 2016


Those of you who were at badminton on Monday, will know that the floor was in a very strange state when we arrived (understatement!).  I left a message for the caretaker, and he came back to me yesterday.  Because it was half term, he had arranged for the hall to be unlocked for us, but there was clearly no need for anyone to go inside.

Apparently what had happened was that someone had got into the hall over the weekend and extinguished (!) the dry fire extinguisher, and then even hung the empty extinguisher back up again so that it wasn’t obvious to anyone who might have checked.   So far as the water everywhere is concerned, that is yet another mystery to be solved.

 Bryan says that he is on the trail of the perpetrators, and if he finds out who they are not only will they have an £80 fee for the cost of refilling the extinguisher, but also a bill for the hours he had to put in cleaning the hall !

 Anyway, clearly just one of those things, but apologies anyway to all.


February 19th, 2015


Summer was very successful, so thanks to all who came along.

The main season is about to start …… a bit later than planned because the building work at John Kyrle was not completed on time !  We shall now be starting on Friday 5th September, so see you all then.




August 22nd, 2014