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January 2019

Terry's Tournament 2019 will be held on Wednesday 30th January.

The tournament is a light-hearted competition run in honour of our previous club chairman Terry Seaforth who ran annual tournaments at Dorking Badminton Club for many years. The tournament is open to both current members (seniors and “gold” juniors) and past members (£5 entry fee for non-members).

For those of you not familiar with the format, we play several rounds of randomly selected games with different partners in each round. There is an arbitrary and top-secret handicapping system designed to ensure that winning takes both luck and skill. Wearing a tank top and/or playing in Converse shoes (Terry’s favourite attire) will lead to a favourable handicap.

We will be collecting donations for St Catherine’s Hospice: please bring money if you would like to donate!

We usually have a good turn-out, so it is likely that some people will have to sit-out at least one round. If anyone would like to bring nibbles, that would make the sitting out more enjoyable!

It helps enormously in running the event if you can e-mail MARK to let him know in advance whether you plan to attend.

We will try to get the first round off at 8:15 sharp, so please be warmed up and ready to play by then (or if that is not possible, let Mark know if you are going to be late).

Please wear a club shirt if you have one (we have some for sale for anyone that needs one!).

December 2018

We are delighted and proud to announce that our very own Mike Knott has had his years of dedication recognised by winning the BBC Surrey Outstanding Services to Sport Award.

Having already won the category at Mole Valley borough level from among a long list of nominees, Mike was shortlisted for the 2018 Surrey Sports Awards ceremony ​and came out top of the pile at a presentation dinner held earlier this month.   Surrey Sports Awards 2018 ​ ​

The BBC were covering the awards ceremony and Mike was interviewed in the following Podcast (Mike’s appearance at 9mins 10 seconds).   ​BBC PODCAST Surrey Sports Awards 2018

Please join us in congratulating Mike and in thanking him for the many years of service that have benefited so many members of Dorking Badminton Club both past and present.

September 2018

Congratulation to the team captains selected for the 2018/19 season:

  • Surrey Mens             Adam Neale
  • Surrey Ladies           Hannah Taylor
  • Surrey Mixed            Chris Walker
  • Guildford Mens         Paul Sanders
  • Woking Ladies          Karen Marsden
  • Sutton Mixed            Mike Wood

September 2018

The new season for the Senior section starts at 8pm on Wednesday 5th September 2018.

Junior sessions will commence a week later on Wednesday 12th September 2018.
    Session times for the Bronze Group will be from 6pm to 7pm.
    Session times for the Silver Group will be from 7pm to 8pm.

If you are interested in joining either the Adult or Junior section, please contact the club secretary - Paul Novell - secretary@dorkingbadmintonclub.co.uk

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