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.

Thanks to Andy for organising yet another successful tournament – this was the third time we have run  The Hamilton Handicap Tournament in  honour of Andy Hamilton – it is frightening how fast time goes !
Two members forgot to turn up – you know who you are !  If Andy hasn’t sent you the bill for £100,000 (approximately) or a plague of locusts hasn’t descended upon your home, it might well be that pestilence is on its way to you – Simon will be happy because he suffered pestilence all season !
There were two groups – a mens group and a mixed group – the winner of the Mens Group was Sam with 105 points (maximum), and the Runner-up was Mike (100 points).  The mixed group was won by Gina with 126 points (maximum) closely followed by Emma on 125 points.
Congratulations to the winners and to everyone else.  See you all in the summer – details to follow.



May 1st, 2017

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

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

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


You will all know by now the dreadful news that Andy died totally unexpectedly on Monday.  

Andy has been a stalwart member of Ross for years and he will be sorely missed by his many friends at the club, and for his help and advice, always freely and generously given.  

Andy’s funeral will be held on Friday, 7th March at Forest Crematorium, Cinderford, Glos at 12.30 p.m and all Ross members are welcome to attend.  Anthea also told me that as Ross and his cricket club were his two main passions, as a family they have decided that it will be family flowers only and any donations received will be divided equally between Ross Badminton Club and Aston Ingham Cricket Club.  The funeral directors are John Hall, Bulley, Churcham, Glos.


February 27th, 2014