2017-18 ICC Results
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Inter Counties Challenge Cup
A strong Kent over 70’s team attended the finals of the Inter Counties Challenge Cup at Worcester, on the week-end of 13th and 14th January. They remained unbeaten against seven other counties, winning the cup for the third year in succession. This is the only time a county has performed this feat.
The squad – Kay Montgomery, Stella Driver, Mary Sullivan, Joy Jones, Mary Jenner – captain, Ian Brothers, Jim Garrett, Geoff Head and Ray Sharp.
Kent Masters Gold 2017
The Kent Masters Gold 2017 tournament was a another fantastic event for Kent! With an unbelievable turnout and a team of volunteers with well organised procedures, the tournament ran with precision and professionalism. Also fun seemed to be had by all. Congratulations to all the winners, a full list can be found by clicking here
Well done to all who played & a big thank you to all the volunteers, without you we could not hold such prestigious events like this!
Medals in the World Senior Championships!
A number of Kent players travelled to India in September 2017 to represent England and participate in the BWF Masters World Championships. We came away with a very respectable haul of medals as follows:
0ver 45s – Women Doubles Gold – Jo Muggeridge and Tracy Middleton Over 40s – Mixed Doubles Silver – Jo Muggeridge Over 60s – Mixed Doubles Bronze – Robin Wells Over 70s – Ladies Doubles Silver – Mary Jenner Over 70s – Mens Singles Gold – Jim Garrett Over 70s – Mens Doubles Silver – Jim Garrett and Ray Sharp Over 70s – Mixed Doubles Gold – Jim Garrett
Congratulations, we are very proud of you all!
“Over 70’s win again!
When Kent Over 70’s team played an unbeaten Hampshire at Castlemaine, on Sunday 12th March, it was a County Championship Decider. By winning 8 – 1, Kent remained unbeaten throughout the season, and became winners of both the Inter County Championship and the League Championship.
The team can now celebrate a unique achievement, having won the double during the previous season, also remaining unbeaten! Many congratulations.
The Kent squad – Rena Jones, Kay Montgomery, Mary Sutherland, Joy Jones, Mary Jenner, Ian Brothers, Stan Impey, Ray Sharp and Jim Garrett.
Jim Garrett shortlisted for European player of the year!
We are proud to announce that our very own Jim Garrett has been shortlisted to become Europe’s best Senior player of the year 2017!
Already this is another great achievement but lets try and help him win.
Follow this link to place your vote to help him. Click Help Jim Win
Kent Over 70’s win again as defending champions! 2016-17
“The Kent Over 70’s team travelled to Worcester over the week-end of 14 – 15 January, to defend the ICC trophy won in 2016. The team was successful, with a six love victory over Wiltshire, Devon, Gloucester, Dorset, Lancashire, Surrey and Hampshire. The team lost only three games out of a total of 38.
The Kent team – Kay Montgomery, Joy Jones, Mary Jenner (captain) Ray Sharp, Ian Brothers and Jim Garrett.
22nd English National Masters Championship 2016
On the weekend of 2-4th of December the below results were recorded in Hatfield.
In the singles:-
Harinder Singh was 3/4 in the over40’s
Mike Nevett was 1st and Martin Staden 2nd in the over 55’s
Michael Woodgate came 2nd in the 65’s
Jim Garrett was 1st in the 70’s
Christine Bridge came 3rd in the 60’s
Mike Nevett and Martin Staden were 2nd in the 55’s
Ian Brothers and Ray Sharp were 3/4 in the 70’s
Linh Ly (with Lynn Grace) cane 3rd in the 40’s
Jo Muggeridge and Tracey Middleton won the 45’s
Mary Jenner (with Beryl Goodall) won the 70’s
Phil Troke (with Natalie Taylor) won the 35’s with Paul Freeman (and Kelly Fairey) taking 2nd place.
Jo Muggeridge (with Carl Jennings) won the 40,s
Martin Staden (with Linda Wood) won the 55’s
Jim Garrett and Rena Jones won the 70’s
Kent Masters win medals at European Seniors Competition
Three of the Kent over 70s county team came away with medals at the European Badminton Masters Competition in Slovenia in September where 36 countries and over 1000 players took part in the 7 day competition. Jim Garrett got 2 gold medals and a bronze medal, Ray Sharp got 1 gold medal and a bronze medal, and Mary Jenner got a silver and a bronze medal. Phenomenal achievements!
Kent has real strength in depth in the Masters area with a number of other player qualifying to play for England and travelling to play out there as well. Many congratulations go to the following players who worked hard all season to gain sufficient ranking points in the tournaments to get the chance to put on an England shirt and wear it with real pride: Michelle Brothers, Wayne Philogene, Nick Harris, Phil Troke, Paul Freeman, Mike Stimson, Steve Baker, Martin Staden, Robin Wells, Rodney Forrest, and Ian Brothers.
Kent Over 70’s win the double 2015-16
It is always a privilege to be asked to be the captain of a Kent team, but this team has been special. They have been supportive, good fun and skilled.
At over 70 the men were gentlemen as you would expect, although wicked twinkles were noticed at times. We ladies were magnanimous and made allowances for age –despite being the same age, we looked younger!
We have been very successful winning both the ICC and the league without losing a match. The over 70’s have to travel great distances at times and sometimes there is no such thing as home games, because some matches are played on neutral ground – Winchester. This squad never complained, shared the travelling, driving and costs. They still played good badminton.
Well done everyone.
The squad involved during the season. (from left to right)
Ray Sharp, Kay Montgomery, Ian Brothers, Joy Jones, Dave Mardell, Mary Jenner (captain),
Stan Impey and Jenny Waterman, (not shown Per Svennson, Jim Garret).
Counties in the league:-
Surrey Hampshire Isle of Wight Dorset Wiltshire Devon Gloucestershire Kent
We played the ICC at Worcester over one weekend. The same counties competed, but the Isle of Wight was replaced by Lancashire
KBL Mid Term Report
The following reports show that the Masters teams are doing well and will continue recruiting for next season during the Summer practice sessions. At the ICC Kent was one of a small number of counties which put teams in all seven age groups. The Seniors are playing the new system of 7 fixtures over 3 weekends, all at central venues. The Sunday training sessions will continue across the summer and it is hoped also to run a Summer training camp. We will continue to persuade players to enter tournaments outside of Kent with a 50 percent cashback on fees. The juniors will continue to compete in all age groups enjoying equality and equity with squads providing a safe pathway for progressing to Senior teams when eligible. The Network director is looking to revise and clarify the rules for the Inter Regional competition, to encourage all the Regions to attend the Network meetings and ensure Leagues and clubs are aware of the financial incentives offered by KBL. The Competitions Secretary will continue with the tournament programme and will plan for the Senior Silver tournament in August with emphasis on reaching as many players as possible to increase participation.
Final league positions 2014-15 are as follows…. (no wooden spoons, 3 runner ups and a winner…not too shabby !)
70’s 2nd (This is 2nd in the only Division in the country so well done to Mary and her squad !!).
ICC Masters County Challenge…10/11 Jan 2015.
Follow the link to: MASTERS COUNTY CHALLENGE