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ORBL Presentation Night 26th April

Just a gentle reminder to everyone that the presentation night is on the 26th April at 7:45 pm this year and we need to know how many people are coming. Please don’t wait until you know if you have won something or not as we need the support of all the league and its members and friends to ensure that we get a good atmosphere on the night. Please book places and pay the £6 entry fee to Janet Beardmore as soon as you can and let her know if you want the Meat and Potato pie or Cheese and Onion pie. her e-mail is beardmorejanet@gmail.com or phone on 0170637177.

I would encourage as many people to come as possible and show your support for the league and its committee members and to celebrate the talent displayed by our winners.

Paul Beardmore (Chair ORBL)

Handicap Final

In a final postponed from November due to injury, Ali Asghar and Sameer Qadri faced Haider Ali and Abdul Raheem. This was the ORBL Handicap final and Ali and Sameer played excellent badminton on the night to win 21 – 16 and 21 – 7.

Open tournaments 2019

Sadly we only had a limited number of entries for this years open tournament and consequently only the mens competition was able to be played last night. Even this was depleted after a couple of last minute pull outs due to injury. However the remaining seven pairings enjoyed a good level of competitive but friendly badminton in two round robins. The winners of the two pools were Ali Asghar and Sameer Qadri (pool 1) and Paul Beardmore and Anthony Clarkson (pool 2). In the final Ali and Sameer controlled the game to win 21 – 8 and 21 – 15 and emerged as worthy winners to add to their crown of Handicap mens winners.