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  • Rachael and Rebecca End Year On A High

    04/01/2016 Rachael and Rebecca End Year On A High

    What an end to 2015 Rachael and Rebecca Woods have had with Rachael winning the mixed doubles in the prestigious Carlton International Youth Tournament in Holland while not to be out-done Rebecca reached the semi-final of the Women’s Singles and the Alpha pair came within a whisker of reaching the semi in the girls doubles while they also joined Kyle Magee to win the Team event.

    It was a truly momentous performance from the 14 year old twins from Lisburn’s Alpha Badminton Club with Rachael teaming up with Will Jones and being seeded No5/8.  They eased through their first matches and then knocked out the No3/4 seeds Rachel Andrew and Adam Pringle 27-25 21-12 and ‘dug in’ to beat 22-20 22-20 Timo Stoffelen and Charissa Kuiper in the semi and held on to take the title 21-15 21-18 beating Karolina Szubert and Lukasz Cimonosz.

    Rebecca who has been in sterling form recently recorded a straight sets win over GB’s Annie Lado and was well worth her bit of the Irish luck when she got a walk-over against the top seed Mathilda Cramer Ahrens.She remained focussed in the semi-final against the seeded Steffi Van De Vel and can be very satisfied with her performance against her more experienced opponent.

    By Brian Kelly

    In the doubles they were so close to booking a semi-final place when they took the opening set from the No2 seeds Cera Samuels and Meike Verstag losing 22-20 21-13.

  • Badminton Shines in Monaghan

    14/12/2015 Badminton Shines in Monaghan

    The bad weather couldn't keep the keen Teicnic participants or the coaches away from the White and Yellow Teicnic course run by the Ulster Branch. Ulster's High Performance coach, Tom Causer led the session alongside Club and Coaching Officer Ryan Prentice. Badminton Ireland's Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre was invited to come along to help out and to talk with the participants.

    It was a successful day with 17 participants being put through their paces, looking for a Teicnic certification. The idea behind the course was to teach the participants the correct techniques so they can bring the knowledge and skills back to their club and in turn to teach the young players that they coach.The Teicnic programme doesn't qualify or certify people to coach, but it is a resource that is available for coaches to use when delivering coaching sessions.

    Tom and Ryan are looking forward to delivering more Teicnic sessions in Monaghan and are also thinking about doing sessions for junior players also, so the future is looking bright for badminton in Monaghan.

    To view Teicnic resources Click Here

    To get in contact with the Ulster Branch Click Here

  • Ulster U15 Open- Entries

    08/12/2015 Ulster U15 Open- Entries

    There have been some problems with online entries for the Ulster U15 Open, 9th-10th January. 

    If you have been unable to enter online please fill in the entry form below and either send to William Martin (williammartin_ubbui@hotmail.co.uk) or post to the Ulster Badminton Office.

    Closing date for entry is Friday 25th December.

    Tournament is open to players born in 2001 or later.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact William or the Ulster Office (02892668392)

  • Coach Development Workshop Ulster

    03/12/2015 Coach Development Workshop Ulster

    Coach Development workshops taking place in Ulster the weekend of the 12th and 13th, read more how to get involved and register for these workshops..... 

     

     

     

     

  • Ulster U17

    28/09/2015 Ulster U17

    The Ulster U17 took place over the weekend at Lisburn Racquets Club. The tournament was well attended with players from all over Ireland participating. Clodagh Dunne went home with two titles, taking the girl’s singles and the girl’s doubles with Beth Stephenson. Nhat Nguyen also went home with two titles, winning the boys singles and the mixed doubles with Rebecca Woods.

    Below are the results from the finals:

    Girls Singles – Clodagh Dunne beat Beth Stephenson 19-21, 21-15, 21-19

    Boys Singles – Nhat Nguyen beat Kyle Magee 21-11, 21-8

    Girls Doubles – Clodagh Dunne/Beth Stephenson beat Orla Flynn/Alexander Troy 21-11, 21-7

    Boys Doubles – Adam McAllister/Brian O’Mahoney beat Des Duggan/Kyle Magee 21-1-, 21-19

    Mixed Doubles – Nhat Nguyen/Rebecca Woods beat Kyle Magee/Clodagh Dunne 21-12, 21-14

    All results can be found HERE.

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Rachael and Rebecca End Year On A High

What an end to 2015 Rachael and Rebecca Woods have had with Rachael winning the mixed doubles in the prestigious Carlton International Youth Tournament in Holland while not to be out-done Rebecca reached the semi-final of the Women’s Singles and the Alpha pair came within a whisker of reaching the semi in the girls doubles while they also joined Kyle Magee to win the Team event.

It was a truly momentous performance from the 14 year old twins from Lisburn’s Alpha Badminton Club with Rachael teaming up with Will Jones and being seeded No5/8.  They eased through their first matches and then knocked out the No3/4 seeds Rachel Andrew and Adam Pringle 27-25 21-12 and ‘dug in’ to beat 22-20 22-20 Timo Stoffelen and Charissa Kuiper in the semi and held on to take the title 21-15 21-18 beating Karolina Szubert and Lukasz Cimonosz.

Rebecca who has been in sterling form recently recorded a straight sets win over GB’s Annie Lado and was well worth her bit of the Irish luck when she got a walk-over against the top seed Mathilda Cramer Ahrens.She remained focussed in the semi-final against the seeded Steffi Van De Vel and can be very satisfied with her performance against her more experienced opponent.

By Brian Kelly

In the doubles they were so close to booking a semi-final place when they took the opening set from the No2 seeds Cera Samuels and Meike Verstag losing 22-20 21-13.

Badminton Shines in Monaghan

The bad weather couldn't keep the keen Teicnic participants or the coaches away from the White and Yellow Teicnic course run by the Ulster Branch. Ulster's High Performance coach, Tom Causer led the session alongside Club and Coaching Officer Ryan Prentice. Badminton Ireland's Club Development Officer Norma McIntyre was invited to come along to help out and to talk with the participants.

It was a successful day with 17 participants being put through their paces, looking for a Teicnic certification. The idea behind the course was to teach the participants the correct techniques so they can bring the knowledge and skills back to their club and in turn to teach the young players that they coach.The Teicnic programme doesn't qualify or certify people to coach, but it is a resource that is available for coaches to use when delivering coaching sessions.

Tom and Ryan are looking forward to delivering more Teicnic sessions in Monaghan and are also thinking about doing sessions for junior players also, so the future is looking bright for badminton in Monaghan.

To view Teicnic resources Click Here

To get in contact with the Ulster Branch Click Here

Ulster U15 Open- Entries

There have been some problems with online entries for the Ulster U15 Open, 9th-10th January. 

If you have been unable to enter online please fill in the entry form below and either send to William Martin (williammartin_ubbui@hotmail.co.uk) or post to the Ulster Badminton Office.

Closing date for entry is Friday 25th December.

Tournament is open to players born in 2001 or later.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact William or the Ulster Office (02892668392)

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Ulster Badminton

In existence since 1911, the Ulster Branch of Badminton Ireland is based in the Badminton Centre in Lisburn. The Branch represents the nine counties of Ulster (Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, Antrim, Down and Armagh). 

As a Branch of Badminton Ireland, Ulster branch actively promote and encourage badminton development in Ulster from grass roots to the highest playing level and is responsible for managing badminton throughout the province of Ulster as well as co-ordinating the Ulster open and various provincial level events.

Ulster Branch contacts can be found below:

 
Position Name Position Name
President William Martin  Masters William Martin
Chairman Ken Nixon Grading Bob Colhoun
Secretary Emma Nesbitt Events Willy Martin
Treasurer Tony Clarke Schools Linda Coughlan
Coaching Willy McMillan Child Protection Beverley Ringland 
Juvenile Ryan Prentice PRO  
Masters William Martin BI Director Ken Nixon

 

Contact

Address:Ulster Badminton
National Badminton Centre
36 Belfast Road
BT27 4AS Lisburn
Contact:Emma Nesbitt
Phone:028 9266 8392
Website:http://www.ulsterbadminton.com