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  • Gold for Stephenson at 2015 Ulster Open read more…..

    08/03/2015 Gold for Stephenson at 2015 Ulster Open read more…..

    A lot of badminton fans would have their eyes fixed on the All England Championships but yesterday in Lisburn the focus was on the last of the senior provincial events the 2015 Ulster Open.In the Women singles it was 14 year old Beth Stephenson who stole the show winning her first senior title beating Dublin’s Lucie Corcoran. In the Men’s singles Tony Stephenson beat fellow Ulster player Andrew McKee to take his first title of the day.In the Women’s doubles national champions Jennie King and Sinead Chambers took victory beating Clodagh Dunne and Beth Stephenson.In the Men’s doubles Daniel Magee partnered Tony Stephenson to beat number one seeds Ciaran Chambers and Ryan Stewart to secure Tony’s second title of the day.In the last of the finals number one seeds Ciaran and Sinead Chambers beat their club mates Stuart Lightbody and Catherine Coyle.

  • RIP Lennox Robinson

    03/03/2015 RIP Lennox Robinson

    The death has taken place of Lennox Robinson aged 80.

    Lennox was a leading player in the fifties and sixties in Ulster and Irish Badminton, winning many provincial and national titles.

    He played nine times for Ireland in a career cut short by a serious knee injury. A Bank Manager, he found the time to qualify as a top level coach in Ulster and Ireland. He was the National Coach in Sandeford Norway in 1981 when an outstanding Irish Team won the Helvetia Cup and the then European B Team Championships. He played most of his club badminton at St Johns Newtownbreda, Fitzroy and Fisherwick in Belfast.

    A service of Thanksgiving was held at St Johns on Monday the ninth of March 2015. Every sympathy is extended to his whole family circle.

    Source - http://www.ulsterbadminton.com/latest-news/

  • Forza Ulster Open Preview

    28/02/2015 Forza Ulster Open Preview

    The Forza Ulster Open will take place at the National Badminton Centre, Lisburn on Saturday 7th March. It is Ulsters showcase senior tournament with a total of £900 in prize money spread across 5 events. The event will be played over 1 day with a total of 51 players battling it out to claim the top prize in Singles, Doubles and Mixed.

    Jack O’Brian is the top seed in the men’s singles but with have tough competition from the 2105 Irish Nationals Men singles winner Tony Stephenson who is seeded 2. Other to look out for are the 3/4 seeds Norman Lau and Tony Murphy.

    Lucie Corcoran is the Top seed in the Ladies singles and will have a tough opening round against the young in form Rachael Woods. Jennie King is the 2nd seed for the event.

  • Donegal Thwart Ulster League to Lift Gilbert Trophy

    02/02/2015 Donegal Thwart Ulster League to Lift Gilbert Trophy

    Donegal A surprised Ulster League A to lift the coveted Gilbert Trophy and despite a 5-2 win over the North Down A, the Ulster League’s  failure to clinch a couple of key matches in the showdown were crucial to give the title to the Donegal side.

    With Ian Suffern and Colin Watterson losing the top mens doubles clash against Ryan Macbeth and Jeffrey Magee 21-18 21-10, Suffern was to lose his mixed doubles with Dawn McClung in three sets  after winning the first 22-20 only for Macbeth and Kathy Ann Gibson to  came back and secure a vital victory 21-14 21-18.

    Watterson partnered Karen Ballantine against Jeffrey Magee and Fiona Hillen and lost the opening set but dropped the second 21-15, winning the decider by the narrowest of margins 23-21.

    Donegal’s Kathy Ann Gibson partnered Siobhan Parker in the ladies doubles clash against Sheenagh Hughes and Lorna Beattie and with little between both pair,s it was the Donegal pair who edged the victory 21-18 21-18 to set the platform for Donegal to go on to the title with a 6-1 victory over North Down with Michael Fullerton partnering Stuart Porter for North Down’s solitary victory over Glen Duncan and Evin Henderson 17-21 21-15 21-18, though Jenny Stephenson and Stuart Porter came close to snatching the mixed doubles against Simon Moore and Deborah Moore, only going down 19-21 19-21.

    The Division Two title was won by Ballinderry with their wins over North Down (6-1) and Donegal B (4-1) while Coleraine & District took the Division Three title after their convincing 5-2 victory over North Down C

  • Matthew and Stuart Win in England

    29/01/2015 Matthew and Stuart Win in England

    Irish national Under 13 squad player Matthew Cheung and Stuart McCollam have been enjoying their most successful season at Under 11 and Under 13 levels this season and returned from a sojourn to Northumberland laden with medals, having initially only expected to be playing in the Northumberland Under 11 event.

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Gold for Stephenson at 2015 Ulster Open read more…..

A lot of badminton fans would have their eyes fixed on the All England Championships but yesterday in Lisburn the focus was on the last of the senior provincial events the 2015 Ulster Open.In the Women singles it was 14 year old Beth Stephenson who stole the show winning her first senior title beating Dublin’s Lucie Corcoran. In the Men’s singles Tony Stephenson beat fellow Ulster player Andrew McKee to take his first title of the day.In the Women’s doubles national champions Jennie King and Sinead Chambers took victory beating Clodagh Dunne and Beth Stephenson.In the Men’s doubles Daniel Magee partnered Tony Stephenson to beat number one seeds Ciaran Chambers and Ryan Stewart to secure Tony’s second title of the day.In the last of the finals number one seeds Ciaran and Sinead Chambers beat their club mates Stuart Lightbody and Catherine Coyle.

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RIP Lennox Robinson

The death has taken place of Lennox Robinson aged 80.

Lennox was a leading player in the fifties and sixties in Ulster and Irish Badminton, winning many provincial and national titles.

He played nine times for Ireland in a career cut short by a serious knee injury. A Bank Manager, he found the time to qualify as a top level coach in Ulster and Ireland. He was the National Coach in Sandeford Norway in 1981 when an outstanding Irish Team won the Helvetia Cup and the then European B Team Championships. He played most of his club badminton at St Johns Newtownbreda, Fitzroy and Fisherwick in Belfast.

A service of Thanksgiving was held at St Johns on Monday the ninth of March 2015. Every sympathy is extended to his whole family circle.

Source - http://www.ulsterbadminton.com/latest-news/

Forza Ulster Open Preview

The Forza Ulster Open will take place at the National Badminton Centre, Lisburn on Saturday 7th March. It is Ulsters showcase senior tournament with a total of £900 in prize money spread across 5 events. The event will be played over 1 day with a total of 51 players battling it out to claim the top prize in Singles, Doubles and Mixed.

Jack O’Brian is the top seed in the men’s singles but with have tough competition from the 2105 Irish Nationals Men singles winner Tony Stephenson who is seeded 2. Other to look out for are the 3/4 seeds Norman Lau and Tony Murphy.

Lucie Corcoran is the Top seed in the Ladies singles and will have a tough opening round against the young in form Rachael Woods. Jennie King is the 2nd seed for the event.

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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