Early this morning Chris Adcock and Gabby White (currently ranked world #7 and England #1) got through to their first ever Super Series final. If they pull off a win tomorrow then it will be only the second time that England have won a title on the Super Series circuit!
To get through to the final they beat world champions, and top seeds, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei in the mixed semi final of the Hong Kong Open.
If you fancy watching the match, it's available on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCPghktOdPc
The final will also be live streamed tomorrow on Youtube, but because of the time difference this is likely to be about 5:30am :S If you're like me and don't fancy getting up that early then it should be available to watch on https://www.youtube.com/badmintonworldtv shortly after.
UPDATE: They won! An amazing achievement. You can watch the final at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h1qW_abR-I.
Not got enough badminton in your week?
Missing your friends that play in a different team?
Want more court time to practice that trick shot?
Then the good news is that Club Nights are back!
Starting Tuesday 15th October, Club Nights will run every Tuesday from 8:30pm until 10pm at Horwich Leisure Centre. All members are welcome to attend. Guests / Visitors are asked to contact Ray first to check availability and suitability.
The Wigan Badminton Bonanza is back for 2013 and will be taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November at Leigh Indoor Sports Centre. It features tournaments for all disciplines for both adults and juniors (U16s, U14s, U12s).
Saturday 16th November (Adults: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)
Sunday 17th November (Juniors: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD)
Leigh Indoor Sports Centre
Adults = £5 per player, per event
Juniors = £4 per player, per event
Entry Deadline: Friday 8th November
The Forrest Ceilidh returns once again for 2013.
Saturday 23rd November 2013
TOLL BAR BAND
Pasty and Peas Supper
St Mary's Church Hall
Contact Brenda for tickets or if you have any questions.
All members are reminded that, as agreed at our AGM, membership fees should either be paid in full, or a first monthly standing order payment made, no later than 30th September. Members failing to do this will unfortunately be ineligible for matches until payment has been made.
If you have any questions about how to pay membership fees please get in touch with our Treasurer, Lisa.
Some photos from the recent BBQ are now available in the gallery. They include photos of the Queen presenting medals to the winners of the Football tournament and the soft foam archery long distance competition!
On the 28 August there are no courts available at the arena and club night will be held at Horwich Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Horwich, BL6 5PY.
Brenda will be hosting this year's club BBQ at her house next Sunday 25th August from 1:30pm. Bring your own food and drink. Entertainment and games will be provided. All Forrest members and their families are welcome.
ATTENTION ALL CLUB MEMBERS
The season is fast approaching and it’s that time when we need to refresh contact details. Please could any player wishing to be a member of Forrest B.C. for the 2013-14 season complete the on line registration form, by clicking on the link below, as soon as possible.
Paper copies of the form will also be available at the next two clubnights on the 14th and 21st August.
From 1st - 6th October 2013, BADMINTON England will host the first ever London Grand Prix tournament at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic Park. As a Premier Club, BADMINTON England are offering our members free tickets for Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd. If anyone is interested in applying for some free tickets for any of these days please get in touch and let us know ASAP as the deadline to apply for tickets is Thursday 18th July 2013.
Summer club night sessions have now commenced and wil be running all the way through to the beginning of the season. As usual they will run every Wednesday at Bolton Arena from 8pm until 10pm. All players of a league standard are welcome to attend. Beginners should consider attending our summer coaching sessions and should contact Ray Schofield (Head Coach) for details.Prices for each summer club session are as follows:
To ensure that the club nights are a success and that all can enjoy them we are looking for volunteers to assist in the running of the club nights. If you would like to volunteer please contact any member of the committee, David Travis, Ray Schofield, Lisa Harrison or Carolyn Wood. You won't need to commit to being there every week and the more volunteers we have the better!
We look forward to seeing you down during the summer club.
The date for this year's AGM has been set and the AGM will be held on Tueday 18th June at 8:00pm at Horwich RMI. A pasty and pea supper will also be served at 9:30pm.
If there is anything members wish to raise at the meeting then please e-mail Carolyn before Friday 31st May so that it can be added to the agenda. Members who are unable to attend should send apologies to Carolyn.
The AGM provides an opportunity for members to have a say in how the club is run and it would be fantastic to see a good turnout.
Forrest Junior Badminton Club are pleased to announce that they will once again be running their junior coaching sessions throughout the summer period. To register for a place, or if you have any questions please contact Ray.
Every Friday evening
Time: 7pm - 8pm
Venue: Bolton Arena
Starts: 26th April 2013
Runs until late August
Sunday 24th March saw the finals of the Greater Manchester Junior Badminton League take place at Belle Vue Leisure Centre. Congratulations to our younger team who ended up runners-up in the Younger group competition.
Congratulations to our Whitefield B team who are champions of Whitefield & District Badminton League's Division 3. Congratulations also go to our Bolton C team who have now guaranteed the runners-up spot of Bolton Badminton League's Section B Let's have a good turnout at both presentation evenings to help them celebrate.
Well done to our Bolton F team, runners-up of Bolton Badminton League's Robert Cup competition this season!