2017 – WELCOME BACK !
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me know.
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.
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).’
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
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 !!!!
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.
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.
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.