Start of Season Notes
Dane Court have been discussing whether or
not they could enter a mixed team. At this stage we are assuming
that they will not – if this changes in the next couple of weeks
then they will be able to add such a team if the other clubs in that
division can fit in the fixtures.
The Judo Club venue in Herne Bay, used by Herne Bay Sports
for quite a few years, is no longer available so they are now
sharing courts at Herne Bay High School.
Alpha are in the process of sorting out their
Badminton England (BE) affiliation system is
now working for the new season.
Just a reminder - BE fees for next season will be £16 for each
senior player and £5 for each junior. Kent fees are £6 for seniors
and zero for juniors. Remember that clubs must keep the Region’s
Match Secretary (Kathy) informed of all player affiliations -
players not so affiliated cannot play in our events. PLEASE ENSURE
that your first BE set of affiliations is sent in promptly - you can
always add any latecomers at a later date. We have access to the BE
system so we can check that clubs and players are affiliated.
Please note that fixtures should be confirmed in
writing (together with any special points such as the need for two
pairs to be available at the start) and clear travel instructions,
perhaps with a map, should also be provided. Once fixtures have been
confirmed clubs should not seek to make changes except for EXTREME
REASONS ONLY (such as very bad weather, unavailability of hall etc)
and not because one of the best players is going to be on holiday!!
If the cancellation of a match proves unavoidable then the
opposition must be given as much notice as possible in order to
minimise inconvenience and costs. If there is a late change,
cancellation etc then clubs must make sure that the opposition is
aware of this – an unacknowledged email, answer
phone etc is not acceptable. Remember the rule that clubs
conceding matches will be penalised by the deduction of 2 points.
May I remind you that the registration and
nomination lists will be due soon after the start of the season.
These are two separate requirements to be sent to Kathy - ***
Registration - a list of all your club players is an early
requirement - only players on this list and who have been or will be
affiliated to BE may play in league matches. Further names may be
added later. *** Nominations - where you have more than one team of
any type (mixed, mens, etc) the players forming all but the lowest
team must be nominated before any match of that type takes place.
*** If you have teams in the composite or ladies divisions then we
need a list of the players who might take part in their order of
Most clubs now use some on-line option to supply
match results such as the Excel system or simply emailing a photo of
the match card but if you wish to post a paper/card version then
that would be OK. Manual and Excel match cards can be downloaded
from the web site.
Whatever method is used please get your teams to send in the results
Once the season is underway we try to produce league
tables on a regular basis. Each table will be posted on the region’s
website and emailed to anyone who has requested this - together with
all individual results.
Copies of all general letters etc will also be posted on our
Just a reminder for clubs in the composite league – if a player is
missing then that player must be taken as the lowest rank. The rules
have not been updated to cover difficulties which might arise but we
will be paying close attention to matches where full teams aren’t
present to ensure fair play.
A date has been fixed for the end-of-season
We have decided not to run a second such event earlier in the
On behalf of the Committee I should like to wish you
an enjoyable season.