Senior County teams

Senior County Championship teams consist of 9 or more players, with at least 4 women and 5 men. Matches are played on dates and at venues organised by Badminton England on 3-4 weekends over the year. A match consists of 3 mens singles, 2 ladies singles, 2 men's doubles, 2 ladies doubles, and 2 mixed games. No individual player can play in more than 2 disciplines.

Cambridgeshire Badminton Association currently fields three senior teams.

The 2019/20 Senior County Championships will be played over three weekends in the season with those qualifying for the play-offs attending a fourth weekend:

  • 9th November 2019

  • 25th January 2020

  • 28th and 29th March 2020

County training

The County runs regular training sessions for the senior and masters squads. These sessions are held every other Thursday evening from 6:40-8:40pm at Swavesey Villiage College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, CB24 4RS on the following dates:

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All players who are currently representing the County at senior or masters levels, identified reserves, and players living in the County who are of a sufficiently high standard but representing another County may be invited. For further details contact badminton@bates.net.

County selection

Player selection for the senior County Ist, IInd and IIIrd teams is the responsibility of the County Selection Committee.  Selection takes place shortly after the County Players (Restricted) Tournament, usually at the end of September each year.  Anyone wishing to be considered for selection is strongly encouraged to enter. 

The Selection Committee for 2019/20 is currently: 

  • Chair: Daniel Bates

  • Steph Jong

  • Andrew Kidger

  • Adele Woodmans

  • Martin Crossley

To contact the Selection Committee, please email selection@cambridgeshirebadminton.org 

In making selection decisions, the Committee form their opinions based on the following set of criteria (in no particular order):

  • County performances from previous seasons;

  • Results at the restricted tournament;

  • Results in other competitive events (leagues and tournaments);

  • Potential for improvement / development trajectory;

  • Availability;

  • Discipline strength (given the format requirements of the County competition); and

  • Commitment to the County.

For more information please visit the BE County Championship site.