On 14th April 2013 the Hengrove Leisure Centre saw 32 pairs from 25 different clubs meet for the 2013 George Rowdon Sid Moxon Tournament. Clevedon Feathers, Jason Reading and Nicola Wall entered the mixed doubles, winning the semi final but were just beaten in the final by Matt Cole and Kirsty Langford of Uphill.
Clevedon Feathers B team managed to break the winning streak of Uphill BC's B team by winning 6-3 at home. This was a one-sided match in which Clevedon Feathers did not get to double figures in five of the rubbers. Only one rubber proved competitive and that was the second ladies in which Jane Guy and Viv Nash lost to Ellie and Becky 18-21, 19-21.
The evening started well for Uphill with Emily and Matt winning the first mixed rubber in straight games. The Clevedon second mixed pair of Nicola Wall and Jason Reading, won a hard-fought second mixed rubber against Harriet and Robin 21-9, 19-21, 21-10. Clevedon Feathers also won the final mixed rubber.
All the ladies’ matches were competitive, with Clevedon winning the first and third rubbers, which were dominated by the play of Nicola Wall. Emily and Steph won the second rubber.
The same pattern emerged in the men’s rubbers with Reading dominating the first and third rubbers and Matt and Rob winning the second. The only players to win all their rubbers were Nicola Wall and Jason Reading.
Clevedon Feathers Badminton Club celebrate their 40th birthday this season and to mark the occasion are reaching out to all former members.
The club are inviting all past and present members to remember the score over a Ploughman's Supper at thier End of Season Social Evening on 12 May 2012 at Kingston Seymour Village Hall from 7.30pm.
The event is free and will include a Barn Dance with live music and a caller.
The Clevedon Feathers was formed in 1972 as a direct result of daily coaching sessions for local ladies at the old Youth Club in Chapel Hill (now long gone), their enthusiasm transferred to many of the husbands and mixed doubles was added to the Ladies doubles coaching.