Wessex Wanderers Badminton Club

News

2019

15th May

At the AGM we agreed that membership subscriptions should be increased for the first time in nearly 10 years.
So from September the new subs will be £90.

27th April

Yet more congratulations to the West Dorset team for winning the West Dorset KnockOut Plate final.

23rd April

Congratulations to Will and Alison for winning the West Dorset Division2 tournament. Dave and Jackie finished 3rd.

21st March

Congratulations to the West Dorset team for securing top spot in Division 2 and promotion to Division 1 for next season.

2018

14th December

Both South-East Somerset teams suffered defeats in the Knock-Out Cup and are now out of the competition.
The West Dorset team faired no better in their Cup match losing by just 2 points but were drawn a bye in the Plate competition are will now play in the Plate final in April.

23rd May

At the AGM we had a discussion about club night attendance. It was decided to change club nights from Tuesday to Wednesday which meant a change of venue also as Oxley was unavailable on Wednesdays. Therefore club nights for the 2018/19 season will be held at the Gryphon Leisure Centre in Sherborne.

1st March

There will be no club night at Oxley either side of Easter (27th March and 3rd April).
This is due to a marquee being erected in the sports hall for the visit by the National Youth Orchestra. Alternative club nights are being held on Thursdays at Westlands (29th and 5th respectively)

23rd January

There is no club night at Oxley on 27th February due to exams.

2017

1st December

Congratulations to Kevin Robinson partnered by Jenny Tutton as they came second in the recent SES Miller Mixed tournament.

5th November

There is no club night at Oxley on 14th November due to exams.
Westlands is free to use as a spare club night both on the 9th and 16th in recompense.
Club nights will resume on 21st as usual.

5th September

A successful first club night with a number of visitors.

12th August

The league fixtures for the coming season have been finalised.

2nd August

The club BBQ has been rearranged for Sunday 6th August.

28th July

The club BBQ has been postponed. A new date will be advised.

25th June

It has been decided that we are unable to support 2 teams in the West Dorset League and so we have reluctantly taken the decision to withdraw the team from Division One for the 2017/2018 season. We will still enter 2 teams into the South-East Somerset League as last season.

13th May

We had no trophies to collect at the West Dorset presentation evening tonight but that didn't stop us having a good time and winning NINE raffle prizes, including a watering can!
Mind you, we did buy an awful lot of tickets between us!

raffle prizes

9th May

The club AGM was held this evening at Gryphon Leisure Centre. The minutes will be circulated soon.

2nd May

The club AGM will take place on 9th May commencing promptly at 8.00pm.
The venue is the Gryphon Leisure Centre in one of the classrooms on the balcony upstairs.
Please make every effort to attend.

22nd March

Please note that Oxley is closed for 2 weeks on 29th March and 5th April.

6th February

Please note that the hall is unavailable for the week commencing 20th Feb.
This means that there will be no club night on 22nd Feb.

16th January

A dismal night in the WD Plate competition as both teams lost, the 1st team beaten by Yeovil while the 2nd team lost at Bishops Caundle.

2016

23rd November

Congratulations to Jason and Janet who won the SES Miller mixed tournament over the weekend.

19th October

Oxley is unavailable during the week commencing 14th November.
Club night on 16th will be held at Gryphon instead.

19th October

The draw for the SES Cup has been made and using a different format consists of 2 groups of 3 with each team playing the other teams in a round robin format and the group winners contesting the final. We have entered a single team and the other teams in our group are Gryphon 1 and Yeovil. Thankfully it is handicapped and the matches will be arranged when courts are available.

17th September

James Elkin will be providing more coaching for club members who would like it. The dates are 28/9, 12/10 and 30/11.

5th August

The first club night for 2016/17 will be on Wednesday 7th September.
Note that Monday 5th September is also available for anyone who wishes to attend.

3rd August

Most fixtures for 2016/17 have now been organised though a few dates are yet to be confirmed.

12th June

The date for the summer BBQ has been changed to Sunday 14th August.

10th May (AGM)

Janet Martin and Colin Billington were awarded the club trophies for the 2015/16 season.

5th May

Congratulations to the SES 1st team for winning tonight's SES Cup final against Cerne Abbas and retaining the cup for a second season. It was a close match throughout and the result was assured only in the closing games ensuring a 10-point victory. A good finish to a successful season.

28th Apr

The club AGM will take place on 10th May commencing promptly at 8.00pm.
The venue is the Gryphon Leisure Centre in one of the classrooms on the balcony upstairs.
Please make every effort to attend.

23rd Apr

The West Dorset 2nd team contrived to lose the Knock-Out Cup Final tonight to Wareham & Purbeck.

29th Mar

Club night tomorrow 30th March and next week on 6th April has been moved from Oxley to nearby Gryphon school due to unavailability of courts. Courts are booked from 8pm as usual.

28th Feb

Congratulations once again to Dave Calway who, partnered by Robin Imms from Gryphon, has won the West Dorset Handicap Mens Tournament to add to the SES division title he secured earlier this month.

8th Feb

Club night on 24th February has been moved from Oxley to nearby Gryphon school due to unavailability of courts. Courts are booked from 8pm as usual.

2nd Feb

Congratulations to Dave Calway and Richard Grigg in the South-East Somerset Level Doubles where a 4th straight victory gives them an unassailable lead in Division 3.

22nd Jan

The club has taken on responsibility to manage the West Dorset Presentation Evening to be held on 14th May. The event will be held in Cerne Abbas as previously and a barn dance and food will be arranged. More details will follow.

2015

18th Oct

Club night on 18th November has been moved from Oxley to nearby Gryphon school due to unavailability of courts. Courts are booked from 8pm as usual.
Both West Dorset teams were victorious in recent cup matches, the 1st team beating Bridport Royals and the 2nd team beating Charmouth.

29th Oct

A big thank you to James for providing some coaching recently. In the first of 3 sessions he covered all aspects of the service and in the next sessions he plans to cover the return of service and 3rd shot and then positioning during the rally. These sessions are planned for 11th November and 9th December.

22nd Oct

Both level doubles teams are doing extremely well in their early matches.
In Division 3 Dave Calway and partners have won both of their first 2 matches and top the division, while Helen's team in Division 4 are in a very creditable 2nd place. There are no more matches in either division until January so hopefully they will continue their successes in 2016.

18th Oct

Commiserations to Stephen Rowell and Janet Martin who have finished in 2nd place in the West Dorset Veterans tournament. It could so easily have been 1st place but for an errant service into the net by Stephen with the score at 20-20 against the eventual winners! smiley_sad

7th Aug

Fixtures for the coming season are largely complete. Teams will be picked soon and everyone will be advised.

6th Jun

Following the AGM and a subsequent poll of members it has been agreed that matches will be moved away from Westland sports club and will now be played at Oxley. By a majority decision it has been agreed that matches will be played on Monday evenings with club nights moving to Wednesday to avoid playing on consecutive nights. These changes will take effect in September.

20th May

The decision has been made to withdraw our team from the West Dorset FourTwo League as there are few teams now entered. To provide more matches we will enter a second team into the South-East Somerset Mixed League instead.

19th May (AGM)

The club trophies have been awarded to Alison Stephens and Bryan Collins.

29th Apr

The end of season tournament was played last night. With more ladies entered than men we played mixed pairs with one ladies doubles pairing. Congratulations to the winners Nigel and Angela, full results here.

25th Apr

The West Dorset 2nd team played extremely well tonight to record victory in the Knock-Out Cup Final beating Cerne Abbas.

19th Apr

Congratulations to the SES team who have beaten Gryphon 1 in the SES Knock-Out Cup Final.

26th Apr

Congratulations to Simon Martin and Angela Strange who have this evening won the West Dorset Divisional tournament for division 2 players. Stephen Rowell and Alison Stephens came third.
Success also for Will Marks and Jo Way who came 2nd in the similar tournament for division 1 players.

24th Mar

There will be no club night on 31st March or 7th April as the sports hall at Oxley is unavailable. Club nights will resume on 14th April until the last night on 28th April

2014

13th Dec

The club held a Christmas dinner this evening at Tamburinos in Sherborne. Perhaps the live music was a touch loud, but it was a good evening and well attended.

23rd Nov

Both West Dorset mixed teams recorded narrow victories in the 1st round of the Knock-Out Cup competition. The 1st team beat Yeovil Graduates by just 6 points, while the 2nd team match against Dorchester was even closer with just 3 points in it! Well done both teams.
The draw for the 2nd round has already taken place and our teams will play against each other in order to progress to the final

18th Oct

Congratulations to Bryan Collins and Jackie Malton, victorious in the West Dorset Veterans tournament for the 2nd year running.

8th Aug

Fixtures for the new season have been confirmed. Check the fixtures pages for details.

7th Aug

The walk scheduled for 17th August has had to be cancelled.
A quiz night will be organised during October instead.

6th May (AGM)

The club trophies have been awarded to Helen Rees and Colin Billington.

29th Apr

The end of season tournament was played this evening. Playing yet another new format due to the number of entries, full details can be seen here.

26th Apr

The West Dorset 2nd team narrowly lost the final of the West Dorset KO Plate competition, beaten by Charmouth.

4th Apr

Janet Martin and Stephen Rowell last night won the West Dorset Divisional tournament for 2nd division players.

12th Mar

There is no club on 1st or 8th April due to another event taking place in the sports hall at Oxley. Club will resume as usual on 15th April.

3rd Mar

Congratulations to Stephen Rowell who with Brenda Jones from Casterbridge successfully won yesterday's West Dorset Handicap tournament.

24th Jan

The semi-finals of the West Dorset KO Plate featured both our teams playing against each other. The 2nd team (with home advantagesmiley_happy) were victorious by just 20 points.
Thanks to Colin for standing-in at VERY late notice. In the final we will be playing Charmouth.

2013

12th Dec

The Christmas tournament was held for the first time in a few years and was won by Sarah House & Nigel Hinkins. Congratulations to them - full details can be found here.

11th Nov

Both West Dorset teams have been knocked out of the KO Cup, the 1st team losing to Yeovil Graduates and the 2nd team to Bridport Royals. Both teams will now contest the KO Plate.

21st Oct

Congratulations to Bryan Collins and Jackie Malton, victorious in the West Dorset Veterans tournament played on Saturday.

2nd Aug

All fixtures for the forthcoming season have now been arranged. Check the fixtures pages for details.

10th Jul

At the West Dorset AGM the 1st team were reinstated into Division One for next season but the 2nd team were finally relegatedsmiley_happy.

14th May (AGM)

Jackie Malton and Jason Banfield were awarded the club trophies for the 2012/13 season.

27th Apr

Congratulations to the West Dorset 1st team who have tonight won the West Dorset Knock-Out Cup beating Bishops Caundle in the final. Tasked to keep the opposition to single figures, they managed very well as evidenced by the scoresheet.

20th Apr

Commiserations to the South-East Somerset 1st team who have tonight lost the SES Cup Final by the narrowest of margins to Gryphon 2. Unfortunately the scoresheet is not currently available, but the margin was a mere 3 points. Unlucky!

11th Mar

The West Dorset 1st team have reached the final of the KnockOut cup where they will face Bishops Caundle.

28th Feb

The West Dorset 2nd team are officially relegated from Division One smiley_happy following yet another close match!

21st Jan

The South-East Somerset team have reached the final of the KnockOut cup after a narrow defeat of Gryphon 1. They will now play Gryphon 2 in the final at Crewkerne sports centre on 20th April.

2012

13th Dec

In the West Dorset Cup and Plate competitions, both teams have been drawn away to Division Two opponents in the next rounds with matches due to be played in mid January.

9th Dec

Congratulations to team "Minus One" (Jackie Malton and Dave and Debbie Calway) who were narrowly victorious in last night's quiz evening which everyone who attended enjoyed. Thanks to Jackie for hosting the event and to Will for setting the questions and being the quiz master.

18th Nov

Mixed fortunes for our West Dorset Mixed teams in the KnockOut Cup competition.
The 1st team beat Crewkerne Hermitage by a mere 2 points while the 2nd team lost to Preston Racketeers.

12th Nov

At the committee meeting it was decided to have some social events either side of Christmas.
A quiz night will be held on Saturday 8th December - details to follow.
Also a possible late Christmas meal outing is proposed for 1st February (venue to be decided).

14th Oct

The FourTwo team are currently top of the West Dorset league.

2nd Aug

All fixtures for the forthcoming season have now been arranged. Check the fixtures pages for details.

21st Apr

The West Dorset 2nd team have tonight won the Knock-Out Cup Final against Bishops Caundle by 24 points.

14th Apr

The South-East Somerset Cup Final has been postponed because Westland could not raise a team! The date for the re-arranged match is yet to be agreed.

2nd Feb

The South-East Somerset team have reached the Cup Final following victory over KA Wizards. This will be held on Saturday 14th April at Westland Sports Hall.
The West Dorset 2nd team were tonight victorious against Charmouth 1 in their KnockOut Cup quarter-final. The match had some very close games that could have gone either way, and the handicap in Charmouth's favour was perhaps not as large as expected, but in the end the margin of victory was 35 points.
As a result of having been awarded a bye in the semi-finals, the team has now reached the final, to be played at Wadham School, Crewkerne on Saturday 21st April, commencing at 7PM.

31st Jan

The West Dorset 1st team have lost their KnockOut Plate quarter-final in somewhat contentious circumstances against a Gryphons team that was materially different from their nominated team.

10th Jan

The South-East Somerset team had a bye in the first round of the SES Cup but have been drawn at home in the next round against KA Wizards.

5th Jan

The mixed West Dorset teams couldn't be separated in their head-to-head tonight.
The 1st team won more rubbers (5 to 4) but the 2nd team scored more points overall (373 to 358). But the most important statistic was the games which were shared equally - 10 games apiece.
Well done both teams. Very entertaining for the lone spectator!

2011

16th Oct

Bryan Collins and Jackie Malton decided to enter yesterday's WD Veterans tournament held at Redlands and came a very creditable 3rd. Well done to you both.

22nd Nov

Both West Dorset teams are drawn away in their next cup/plate matches.
The 1st team will be playing Gryphons 1 on Tuesday 31st January in the plate.
The 2nd team will play on Thursday 2nd February against Charmouth 1 in the cup.

12th Nov

The ecstasy...
The WD 2nd team were victorious against Casterbridge in the 1st round of the WD cup last night.
In a very close match that saw us score only 40 points fewer than the opposition, we were awarded a handicap of 54 giving us victory by just 14 points.
And the agony...
In contrast, the WD 1st team lost their cup match to Yeovil Graduates by a paltry 9 points! Better luck in the plate guys.

16th Oct

Bryan Collins and Jackie Malton decided to enter yesterday's WD Veterans tournament held at Redlands and came a very creditable 3rd. Well done to you both.

31st May - AGM

Colin Billington has joined the committee replacing Adrian Cocker.
Subscriptions and match fees remain unchanged.
Helen Rees and Mike Read were awarded the club trophies for their continued support and outstanding dedication throughout the season.

17th Apr

Congratulations to the WD 2nd team who have won the Plate competition following victory over WD 1st team. Both teams will receive trophies at the coming West Dorset Annual Presentation Function.
Congratulations also to both teams for surviving in Division One for a season. It was touch and go at times but both teams showed great resolve in winning crucial matches. Well done!

9th Apr

The SES team won every game in their Cup Final match against Cerne Abbas but were undone by the enormity of the handicap against them which when added to the opposition score resulted in a loss by just 12 points.
This was a hard fought match knowing the handicap would be large and the team did a magnificent job in restricting the points scored against them to less that 6 per game, but sadly it was not to be.

29th Mar

The last cancelled match has been rearranged and the fixture lists updated. There are a number of matches still to be played through April, including two cup finals. Please support your teams in those finals on Saturday evenings at Westlands (April 9th and 16th).

25th Feb

Congratulations to the WD 2nd team who have reached the final of the Plate competition following victory over Bridport Royals. They will contest the final against the 1st team (see below).
The final is on April 16th at Westland Leisure Complex.

22nd Feb

Congratulations to the WD 1st team who have reached the final of the Plate competition following victory over Cerne Abbas.

3rd Feb

The South-East Somerset badminton league has launched its own website..

16th Jan

Both WD teams lost their respective KO Cup matches and have been drawn away in the Plate competition.

2010

11th Dec

Apologies for the lack of updates while I was temporarily incapacitated.
Updates are now being made and normal service will be resumed in the new year.

17th Jul

At the West Dorset AGM it was decided to increase the number of teams in Division One rather than split the Mixed League into three Divisions. The upshot of this is that we have agreed that the 1st team that were relegated to Division Two have been re-instated back into Division One, along with the 2nd team who were promoted by right.
It should be noted that Division One is considerably weaker than in previous seasons following the withdrawal of teams from Westland and Dorchester. A total of 4 teams have been promoted from Division Two, so it was felt that this was the best option for the club.

17th May - AGM

The committee remains unchanged except for the addition of Bryan Collins.
Subscriptions and match fees have been increased.
Jo Sams and Adrain Cocker were awarded the club trophies for their outstanding success in leading the West Dorset 2nd team to win Division Two and gain promotion.

27th Apr

The West Dorset 1st team have been relegated from Division One having lost their final match.
The 2nd team failed to keep their unbeaten season losing a close final match against Charmouth 1 by 5-4.

29th Mar

Charmouth 3 are fast becoming the club's nemesis team. Having already beaten our 2nd team in the Cup, they played against our 1st team who faired no better, losing by 46 points.

18th Mar

Congratulations to the West Dorset Mixed 2nd team who have finished top of Division Two with a game to spare. They needed only 3 points from their match against Charmouth 2 to guarantee finishing top and (just) managed to keep their un-beaten run by winning the match 5-4.

14th Mar

Thanks to Will and Mary for organising the social event last night.
And congratulations to Emma and Alan who were the highest scorers at the ten-pin bowling with Ian and Adrian not too far behind. Perhaps the rest of us need a bit more practise before next time!

Mar 8th

Congratulations to Adrian Cocker and Dave Calway who have won the West Dorset Handicap Tournament (Mens Doubles).

24th Feb

The WD 2nd team have lost their 2nd round Cup match against Charmouth 3 by a mere 6 points, 371 against 377.

20th Feb

The WD 2nd team match against Charmouth 1 (postponed from December)has been re-arranged for April 15th. Meanwhile, the postponed SES match against Westland (from January) has been re-arranged for April 22nd.

17th Jan

Congratulations to Jackie Malton who finished 2nd in yesterday's West Dorset Partner Swap Tournament.

9th Jan

The weather continues to play havoc with fixtures. Please remember to check the fixture list pages which are being maintained with re-arranged dates as they are organised.

2009

27th Nov

The West Dorset 2nd team completed another comprehensive victory over Bridport Royals 2 and are now the only unbeaten team in Division Two. The clash with leaders Charmouth 1 has unfortunately had to be postponed until later in the season due to court unavailability.

24th Nov

The SES Mens team are currently in 1st place in Division Two.
It's extremely close and there's hardly room to breathe as only 3 points separate the entire division.

16th Nov

Due to flood damage and the subsequent repair to the roof, all courts at Westlands will be unavailable until December.
Home matches in this period will be rearranged as soon as we can.
The West Dorset Divisional Tournaments have been postponed as a result and will be re-arranged near the end of the season.

12th Nov

Dates for the Cup matches have been arranged.
SES will play Westland on Jan 6th
WD1 will play Grads on Dec 21st
WD2 will play Bridport on Jan 13th

3rd Nov

Due to exams, the number of courts available on club night will be reduced from 3 to 2 on the following evenings: Nov 17, Nov 24.

1st Nov

Both West Dorset Mixed teams and the South-East Somerset team have all been drawn at home in their respective Cup competitions. The SES team will play Westland, while the WD teams will play Grads and Bridport. Dates to be arranged.

29th Oct

Grads 2 have postponed the FourTwo match scheduled for November 5th.
It has been re-scheduled for February 3rd 2010.

25th Oct

Budmouth have kindly agreed to rearrange the match scheduled for November 26th because we had 3 matches on the same evening. This match will now be played on Tuesday November 24th.

16th Sep

Yeovil Graduates have asked to move their home fixture in the FourTwo League and as a consequence the match originally scheduled for January 7th 2010 will now be played on March 31st 2010.

10th Sep

The South-East Somerset team have got the season off to a wining start following their victory over KA Wizards 2.

8th Sep

Yeovil Graduates have had to withdraw their SES Mixed 2nd team.
This means that the SES fixtures originally arranged for 29th October and 25th March have been cancelled.

16th Aug

Thanks to Will who organised a walk at Worth Matravers near Swanage that was enjoyed by all.

5th Aug

The SES AGM was held and the fixtures arranged for the coming season.

4th Aug

It has been decided to withdraw the 2nd team from the South-East Somerset League.
The committee felt that there was not sufficient coverage to support this team.

28th Jul

Team selection has taken place and captains appointed.

8th Jul

The West Dorset AGM meeting passed all resolutions put before it, and fixtures for the coming season have been arranged.

25th Apr

The West Dorset teams had mixed fortunes in tonights Cup and Plate Finals.
The 1st team lost the Plate Final to Yeovil Graduates by 70 points while the 2nd team beat Charmouth 1 in the Cup Final by 59 points.
Well done to everyone who played in these competitions throughout the season.

22nd Apr

Despite repeated requests for match dates, Bichops Caundle have refused to take part in the play-off match against our 1st team, with the result that we will likely remain in Division One next season. Since our 2nd team has been relegated, this is good news although we would have preferred to have played the match.

15th Apr

The WD 1st team have just beaten Crewkerne Hermitage in the Plate semi-final by 23 points, so we will be represented in both Cup and Plate Finals on April 25th.
Well done everyone - now to win some silverware!

12th Apr

The WD 1st team have now been confirmed as finishing just one place ahead of the 2nd team, and will contest the play-off match against Bishops Caundle who have finished runners-up in Division Two. The winner of the play-off match will play in Division One next season, the loser in Division Two.

1st Apr

It's no April Fool, but the 2nd team have reached the final of the West Dorset KO Cup, beating Smallmex in the semi-final. The finals are on Saturday April 26th at Westlands.

26th Mar

The West Dorset Mixed 1st team's loss to Smallmex has confirmed the 2nd team's relegation to Division Two. It's also now likely that the 1st team will be playing in the play-off match against the Division Two runners-up.

18th Mar

The SES1 team have lost their plate semi-final match against Westland.

11th Feb

The West Dorset 1st team have lost their Cup match against Smallmex by 42 points. This means they will be entered into the Plate competition.

3rd Feb

Club night had to be cancelled due to the dreadful weather in the region. There weren't sufficient staff available at Oxley to maintain a safe level of cover and the Sports Centre was closed for the evening.

2008

13th Dec

Thanks to Mary for organising a successful Christmas dinner that was well attended by both old and new members.

26th Nov

The West Dorset 1st team have won only their second match in the top division, beating a weakened Smallmex team 8-1.

22nd Nov

The skittles evening was a great success - thanks to all who attended.

20th Nov

The high-flying SES2 team have lost their cup match against Westland by just 2 points.

7th Nov

There will be only 2 courts available (due to exams) on Nov 25th.
It was originally intended to apply also on Nov 18th, but the Sports Hall staff have said this will no longer be the case as the exams will not start until Wednesday 19th.

21st Oct

A successful racket demo evening was held courtesy of Tony Pryce Sports.

8th Oct

The FourTwo team are top of the league following an unexpected victory over Bridport.
This success is also shared by the SES 2nd team who have started brightly with two wins out of three.

2nd Sep

Successful re-location to Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne.

6th Aug

South-East Somerset fixtures for next season (2008/9) have been arranged.

27th Jul

A very successful (and hot!) barbecue held.

14th Jul

At the EGM the proposal to relocate the club to Oxley Sports Centre in Sherborne was carried.
Of those who attended, there was 1 vote against and 2 abstentions, the rest in favour.
Of those who voted by proxy, all but one were in favour of the move.
Therefore from September, club nights will be on Tuesday 8pm at Oxley Sports Centre, Sherborne.

9th Jul

Team selection has taken place.
West Dorset fixtures for next season (2008/9) have been arranged.

30th Jun

At the committee meeting, prospective teams were selected for next season.
It was also agreed to call an EGM to discuss venue for club nights. This will be held on July 14th.

4th Jun

Following some League re-structuring, the West Dorset Mixed 1st team have been reinstated in Division One for next season.

19th May - AGM

Jackie has taken over from Jo as Secretary.
Subscriptions and match fees remain unchanged. However visitors fees are increased to £4 per visit.
Jo Way and Robin Bugden were awarded the club trophies for their outstanding committment over the past year.

30th Apr

Commiserations to the South-East Somerset 1st team who were beaten tonight in the SES Cup Final. They lost to KA Wizards by 119 points.

28th Apr

Confirmation that the West Dorset 1st team have sadly been relegated from Division 1.

19th Apr

A defeat in their last match looks to have resulted in the West Dorset 1st team being relegated from Division One, though this isn't confirmed yet.

11th Apr

The West Dorset FourTwo team have finished their season with a flourish, winning their last two matches 9-0 and leaving them well positioned in mid-table. This is a fine showing for the team in a new format league.

7th Apr

Congratulations to the South-East Somerset 1st team who have beaten Westland in the Cup semi-final. They will now face KA Wizards in the final, rescheduled for April 30th.

31st Mar

Congratulations to the West Dorset 2nd team who have won Division Two by quite a large margin.

8th Mar

Congratulations to Jackie and Stephen for finishing as runners-up in the West Dorset Handicapped Tournament.

28th Feb

The South-East Somerset 2nd team lost their Cup match against KA Wizards by 252 points to 203, a difference of 49.

25th Feb

Despite being top of Division Two, the West Dorset 2nd team lost their Cup match against Charmouth 2 by 359 points to 392.

9th Feb

The West Dorset 2nd team are now 28 points clear at the top of Division Two with only 5 matches to play, so they're looking good for a trophy.

29th Jan

In the SES Cup tournament, the 1st team are drawn at home against Westland, while the 2nd team are away at KA Wizards.

20th Jan

Congratulations to Ali Caller and Robin Bugden who entered yesterday's Partner Swap Tournament run by the West Dorset League. Ali won the ladies competition, while Robin came second in the mens. Details and photo can be found here.

16th Jan

Having defeated the 1st team in the WD cup, the prize for the 2nd team is a semi-final draw at home against Charmouth 2. The 1st team will be away against Yeovil Graduates in the plate competition.

7th Jan

In the WD Cup match, the 2nd team beat the 1st team by 392 pts to 365.

2007

25th Dec

The Christmas tournament was held at the last clubnight of 2007 and was won by Robin & Jackie after a titanic struggle against John & Sarah. Full details can be found here.

1st Dec

Mary and Stephen managed to take a game off Westland 1 and should have added a second, but were overcome at the thought of actually winning a rubber! The match ended in a 9-0 defeat as had been expected.
The WD Mixed 2nd team continue to lead in Division Two, having slaughtered third-placed Charmouth 1.
The FourTwo team faired less well as they lost away to Charmouth. A late team change inflicted by Mike Horsey's last minute refusal to play left the team a man short for the match, but frantic phoning found someone to play. Charmouth claimed some games due to the late arrival of the team as per the rules, although there was time at the end of the evening to play them had they wanted.

21st Nov

The WD Mixed 2nd team have been drawn at home in the West Dorset KO Cup - against the 1st team !!!!

15th Nov

Congratulations to the SES 2nd team who narrowly beat Yeovil Graduates in their South-East Somerset Cup match this evening, winning by just 2 points.
The WD Mixed 2nd team have lost their unbeaten run following the match against Smallmex. Turning up with only two pairs didn't help their cause!

30th Oct

The West Dorset 2nd team led by Mike are steam-rolling all before them in Division Two.

2nd Sep

The club barbecue was held, albeit in not particularly summery weather. At least it didn't rain!

29th Jul

The club barbecue has been postponed due to inclement weather. It has been provisionally re-arranged for Sep 2nd.

13th Jun

Team selection has taken place and with regret we have had to withdraw the West Dorset Mixed League 3rd team due to a lack of players.
A new team has been entered into the West Dorset FourTwo league.

21st May - AGM

Maria has become Chair for the coming season.
The decision was made to support the West Dorset's proposal to play rally-points scoring next season.
We will enter a team into the proposed West Dorset FourTwo League.
Subscriptions remain unchanged.

28th Apr

The 3rd team beat Bridport Royals in the West Dorset KO Cup Final by 46 points (234 to 188).
Meanwhile the 2nd team beat Charmouth 1 in the Plate Final by 88 points (247 against 159).

26th Apr

Congratulations to the West Dorset 1st team who have gained promotion to Division One. They finished joint top with Dorchester 2 but were placed 2nd on matches won.

12th Feb

The skittles evening held in lieu of a club night due to unavailability of the courts was enjoyed by those who attended. Thanks to Darren for organising.

25th Jan

At the committee meeting it was decided to start using the rally-points scoring system at club night in preparation for it's introduction in league matches next season. Everyone should start to familiarise themselves with the new scoring method.

2006

22nd Dec

The Christmas meal was enjoyed by all who attended. Still can't figure how the conjuror did some of those tricks! Thanks to Mary for organising.

30th Oct

The Tony Pryce Racquet Demonstration Evening was a great success, although not enough time was available for everyone to try all the racquets they wished to.
Hadyn from Tony Pryce's Yeovil shop brought along a selection of different racquets, as did the Prince representative Peter who came up from Exeter. Also in attendance was the Yonex representative, also Peter, who came all the way from Oxford for the evening.