News & Events

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24/09/16 - European Senior Championships Success

Congratulations to Val O'Neill for her success at the European Senior Championships in Slovenia. Val won a silver medal in the O65 Ladies' doubles with her partner Ewa Carlander from Sweden.

18/09/16 - Success at Avon Junior Restricted

Congratulations to Eve Chillcott for her success at the Junior Restricted tournament. Eve won the girls' doubles with her partner Abi, and also took home a bronze medal in the singles.

14/09/16 - Mid Glos Champions

At the Mid Glos AGM Chew Park were presented with their trophy as Division 1 Mixed Champions in the Mid Glos League. The title race was very close all season but 5-4 wins both home and away against defending champions St Lukes helped the the team to beat them to the title. In all the team won nine of their ten matches. Congratulations to all who played.

14/09/16 - Successful season for Stephen

At the Mid Glos AGM Stephen was presented with the Dennis Aspinall Award for the best record by a player in the mixed divisions of the Mid Glos League. Stephen, in his first season playing for Chew Park, won 28 rubbers and only lost 2 all season, helping the team to win Division 1.

26/04/16 - 2016 AGM

The 2016 Chew Park Badminton Club AGM is to be held at The Ship Inn, Keynsham on Tuesday 26th April 2016.

28/04/15 - 2015 AGM

The 2015 Chew Park Badminton Club AGM is to be held at The Ship Inn, Keynsham on Tuesday 28th April 2015.

11/05/13 - New Badminton England Videos

Check out the latest updates from the Badminton England YouTube channel featuring interviews with top players, tactics and coaching.

Badminton England YouTube Channel

02/05/13 - All England Senior's Success

Congratulations to Val O'Neill for her success in winning the Mixed Doubles in the 2014 All England Senior's in Hatfield playing with Grahame Moscrop from Northumberland. Val also came runner up in the level doubles playing with fellow Avon player Joanna Elson from Beaufort Park. Check out the full report on the Avon website: All England Senior's Report.

30/04/13 - Chew Park Get 3 Teams Promoted

Chew Park has managed to get 3 teams promoted this season and no teams relegated. Our Mixed 2nd Team managed to win the difficult Divison 4B, where only 1 team get promoted.  Also our Men's 1st Team came 2nd in Division 3 and the Mixed 1st Team came 2nd in Division 3.  So congratulations to all those who played a part in the club's success this season, well done everyone.

26/04/13 - End Of Season Meal at Pomegranate

The End of Season meal was held on Friday 26th April at Pomegranete in Keynsham.  A good time was had by all in a fitting end to the season.  Looking forward to a good break and getting back together for a competitive and fun 2013 - 2014 season.

The Family Cron
Chew Park
                  Letting Their Hair Down
Put that tongue away
Chew Park letting their hair down
The Family
Must have been
                  good food, look clean plates
Drinking responsibily of course
Clean plates, food must have been good

18/04/13 - Val O'Neill Wins at the 97th All England Seniors Badminton Championships

Chew Park Chair Val O'Neill once again competed and won at the The 97th All England Seniors Badminton Championships at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes in the over 65s.  Val very nearly made it a clean sweep of titles by winning the singles and doubles titles and coming runner up in the mixed doubles. Well done to Val, who now qualifies for the World Championships in Ankara, Turkey, in September.

All England Masters Badminton 2013

15/04/13 - 2013 AGM

The 2013 Chew Park Badminton Club AGM is to be held a Ship Pub in Keynsham on Monday 15th April 2013.

15/01/13 - Civic Centre Car Park Closed Until Autumn 2013

Due to the ongoing work to revamp the Keynsham town centre, the Council have closed the Civic Centre car park, the car park adjacent to the leisure centre.  Alternative parking is available a 2 minute walk away in either of the Ashton Way or Labbot car parks; it is also possible to in the Bath Hill East car park and walk across the bridge and up to the leisure centre without walking around.  details of the car parks is available at the following link showing all car parks on a map: click here.

13/09/12 - Visit to Badminton House

There is a rare opportunity to pay a visit to Badminton House, the place from which our sport takes its name, in conjunction with National Badminton Museum. Places are limited, click here for more details and how to book.

03/09/12 - Start of the 2012/13 Season

The new season starts again on Monday 3rd September 2012. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the club and encourage any prospective new members to come down, meet the existing club members and give us a go.

16/03/12 - 2012 AGM

The 2012 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Monday 16th April at The Ship pub in Keynsham. Please notify a member of the committee if you are unable to attend. If you would like to raise any subject at the AGM please inform the committee so that it can be included in the agenda.

14/12/11 - Christmas Meal

The 2011 Christmas Meal was held at the The Bird In Hand, Saltford. There was a good turn out with 15 people enjoying some good food, drink and a good atmosphere.

Christmas Meal 2011
Christmas Meal 2011
A good turn out for the Christmas Meal
A good time being had
                  Meal 2011 Christmas
                  Meal 2011
Nigel can't wait to get started!
Humm... Good cake Anna!!

09/10/11 - 2011-12 Fixture List Released

It's the beginning of October and the 1st matches of the season are under way. The fixtures list for 2011-12 has been released, click here for a copy of the list. Check back later for full squad / team listings.

05/09/11 - 1st Club Night Of The New Season

The new season starts up again on Monday 5th September. We are looking forward to seeing you all back, refreshed and gunning for a successful season.

08/11 - Val To Represent England In The World Senior Championships

Val O’Neill is to represent England once again, this time at the 5th World Senior Championships, to be held in Vancouver, Canada in August. She will play over 60’s Ladies doubles with Joanna Elson also from Avon, with whom she won a silver medal at last year’s European Championships, and play Mixed doubles with Jim Garrett from Kent. We wish them well.

18/06/11 - Dave & Val Talk Badminton And Chew Park On BBC Radio

On the 18th June, Dave and Val from Chew Park, along with Penny Shears the Avon Regional Development Officer, took up an invitation from BBC Radio Bristol & Somerset to talk about Badminton in their Summer Of Sport feature on Summer Saturdays show with Howard Bentham.  We took the opportunity to try to promote Badminton and Chew Park both as a great sport to get involved in and a great club at which to play it.  We hope we did you proud!

19/04/11 - Bowling Night (BowlPlex Longwell Green)

Following a year's absence, the annual Bowling Night has returned and great fun was had by all who attended. As I didn't win, I have conveniently forgotten who did, but congratulations to whoever that was (although I think that I managed 1 game win).

Bowling 2011 Bowling 2011 Bowling 2011
A motley crew at the Annual Bowling
Strike!! - Well maybe, but good action!
What a rogues gallery!

11/04/11 - AGM (The Ship, Keynsham)

The AGM was held on Monday 11th April at The Ship in Keynsham.  Please let a member of the committee know if you haven't had a copy of the minutes and would like one.

31/10/10 - 2010 European Seniors Success

Bristol Evening Post Article
Once again we have to congratulate Val on her success at the recent Seniors European Championships held in Dundalk Ireland with players in age groups from over 35+. Representing England in the ladies 60+ age group with Joanna Elson, also from Avon, they progressed comfortably through the early rounds, beating the Swedish second seeds 21-16, 21-15 on the way. The final was an all English affair, where they lost to the Yorkshire pairing of Sue Ely & Pam Firth 21-16, 21-13, but were nevertheless pleased to come home with Silver Medals. Joanna also won bronze at mixed 65+with Ken Tantum (Notts). Avon were also represented by Penny Shears who took a bronze in Mixed 60+ with Bob Bell (Cornwall), and Dave Gribble playing Mens singles at 50+.

                    Reaches the 2010 European 60+ Seniors Ladies Doubles
                    Final England Over 60's Team At the 2010 European
Val & Jo Win Silver at the 2010 European Over 60s
in the Ladies Doubles
England Over 60's Team At the
2010 European Championships

21/10/10 - Dinner & Darts At The Ship

The dinner and darts evening, held at The Ship in Keynsham, was voted a resounding success by all who attended. We were treated to a nice meal in the upstairs area and then moved down to the bar for coffee and darts. Playing 'killer' the last 3 'players' left were all ladies, with the final winner being Mary. However the men were the more successful in the highest score competition which was won by Johnathan. Certificates were given to the winners. Thanks to Pam for organising the event.

01/10/10 - George Rowden Cup

Anyone who is interested in taking part in next year's George Rowden Cup on Sunday 3rd April 2011 please speak to Steve O who is organising teams.

01/10/10 - Mary Wins Ray Evans Award

Congratulations to Mary for winning the Ray Evans award, presented to her at the Bristol AGM, for winning the most points throughout the season.

01/10/10 - Mixed 1st Team Win Division 3

Congratulations to the Mixed 1st Team for winning Division 3 last season. Good luck to them as they tackle Division 2 this season.

                    1<sup>st<sup> Team - Gary C, Pam P, Mary
                    A & Nigel S
Mixed 1st Team - Gary C, Pam P, Mary A & Nigel S

27/09/10 - 2010-2011 Fixture List Released

The new season fixture list has been released. Click here to download the Word version or check the team pages.

06/09/10 - Start Of The New Season

Monday the 6th September is the 1st club night of the season. Here's to a good season.

27/08/10 - Val O'Neill Represents England In The Over 60's

Following her successes over the last two years, with Bronze medals in Ladies and Mixed Doubles at the Senior European Championships in Spain and then a silver medal at Mixed Doubles at the Senior World Championships, also in Spain, Val is once again to represent England in this year's Seniors European Championships in Dundalk, Ireland at the end of September. She is playing over 60's Ladies doubles with Joanna Elson, also from Avon, and over 55's Mixed doubles with Roy Lord from Essex. We wish her luck.

Val O'Neill & Mike Cox Collect Their
                    Silver Medals at 2009 World Championship England Over 60's Team At the 2009 World
Val O'Neill & Mike Cox Collect
Their Silver Medals at
2009 World Championships
England Over 60's Team At the
2009 World Championships

19/04/10 - AGM (The Ship, Keynsham)

The AGM is being held on Monday 19th April at The Ship in Keynsham. The AGM will start at 19:30. Please let a member of the committee know if you are unable to attend.

27/04/09 - Bowling Night (BowlPlex Longwell Green)

It's that time of year again for a bit of bowling fun. Can anyone who wants to come along please let Mark Ashman know either before or during the AGM. Details of meeting time and menu options will be posted later.

20/04/09 - AGM (The Ship, Keynsham)

The AGM is being held this Monday at The Ship in Keynsham. The AGM will start at 19:30. Please let a member of the committee know if you are unable to attend.

02/12/09 - Christmas Meal (The Ship, Keynsham)

The club Christmas Meal is coming up this Wednesday at The Ship pub in Keynsham. The meal is booked for 19:30. The menu can be found here.

28/09/09 - Club Fixtures List Released

The fixtures list has been released. Check out the individual team pages for a list of relevant fixtures. For a full list download it here.

14/09/09 - Rally Point Scoring System Voted In At Bristol And Mid. Glos. League AGMs

Following both the Bristol League and the Mid. Gloucestershire League AGMs, Rally Point Scoring has been adopted by both leagues meaning an end to the traditional 15 point scoring system. The required 2/3 majority to change the system was reached at both AGMs. If you would like a guide to how the new scoring system works then follow the following links: 10 point guide, service guide.

17/12/08 - Christmas Meal

Christmas Meal 2008 Photos
The Club Christmas Meal was held at the The Upton Inn, Upton Cheyney on Wednesday 17th December.  The night was well attended, if only just remembered by a couple of people, you know who you are Rich and James, and proved to be very enjoyable and entertaining.  We managed to find a good use for the "High quality" cracker toys, and, I believe, improved the decor somewhat. 

19/09/08 - Coaching Night

A night of coaching has been booked on Friday 19th September between 19:30 and 21:30.  The fee will be £5 per person.  Please let Val know if you are hoping to attend on or before Monday 8th September.  If you have any specific item you would like to receive coaching on them let Val know.  As a courtesy to the coach, please turn up at 19:20 for a 19:30 start.

14/09/08 - 15 Point Scoring System Stays For Another Year

Following both the Bristol League and the Mid. Gloucestershire League AGMs the traditional 15 point scoring system remains in place in both leagues for this season at least.  No vote was held regarding the change to rally point scoring at the Bristol League AGM, while at the Mid. Gloucestershire League AGM a motion to change to rally point scoring fell 1 vote short of the required 2/3 majority.

14/09/08 - 2008 - 2009 Fixtures Released

The Bristol League and Mid. Gloucestershire League fixtures lists have been released, check the team pages for details.

12/09/08 - Club BBQ

There is a club BBQ planned for Friday 12th September, subject to the weather of course.  For details on the BBQ refer to your pre-season letter or keep your eyes peeled at the first club night.

Unfortunately, this is cancelled.

09/08/08 - Free Courts Available

It is probable that as part of council plans to promote Keynsham we may have access to some free courts on Saturday 13th September between 10 and 12.  If you are interested in coming along then speak to Mary ASAP so that we can gauge numbers.

09/08/08 - Tactics & Techniques DVDs Now Available

The Club has purchased the new Badminton England Tactics DVD.  It is hoped that this may be viewed in small groups to enable more club members to view it quickly and  promote discussion.  Some ladies have already done this and Richard Cron has kindly agreed to organise a night so if there are anyone who would like to see it, please contact him.

Also, the Club owns a copy of the Badminton England Technique DVD.  This is available on weekly loan, please speak to Val if you would like to borrow it.

14/04/08 - Bowling Night (BowlPlex Longwell Green)

Once again there was a good turnout for the annual bowling night.  Unfortunately, the only results I can remember from the night is that I didn't win.  Therefore, you will all have to take my word for it that there was a healthy level of competition and a good night was had by all.

16/04/07 - Bowling Night (BowlPlex Longwell Green)

Rogues Gallery, Results
A good night was had by all those who attended the annual bowling night at the BowlPlex at Longwell Green.  Nothing like a bit of friendly competition away from the badminton court.

01/09/07 - Chew Park Badminton Club Launches Its New Website

Chew Park Badminton Club has launched this its new website for everything badminton and Chew Park Badminton Club related.  We hope you find this website fun, informative and useful.