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.

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).’

Emma

November 23rd, 2016

NOVEMBER FIXTURES

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              

DECEMBER FIXTURES

Friday 2nd        A                      Home  Broadlands B              

Tuesday 6th     MENS 2           Away   Allseasons Mens 2    

October 29th, 2016

LADIES DOUBLES
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

THE MYSTERY OF THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER !

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 INTO WINTER ……………..

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

ANDY HAMILTON

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