July 2009 All News
The Annual Players Diary for 2009/10
In the Senior Calendar there have been a few exciting changes and BADMINTON England is delighted to reveal an increase in the number of Open Circuit Tournaments in the 2009/10 season.
The Challenger Circuit now has eight tournaments (in comparison to last year’s seven), the Satellite Circuit has an additional two, and the Orbital Circuit has increased by four tournaments, making the Orbital Circuit a massive 16 event Circuit.
By competing in these three different Circuits throughout the year, players will accrue Circuit Points. The players and pairs with the highest scoring Circuit Points will be invited to compete at the Circuit Finals at the end of the season.
They will be held at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes which will be held on 29th May 2010, where a final will be held for each individual Circuit and invitees will have an opportunity to win prize money.
The highest ranking domestic Circuit is the National Elite Open Circuit where intense action can be seen from the crème de la crème of British Badminton. Players compete in three events around the country; Yorkshire, Sussex and Wimbledon. Most of the Elite Open’s can support spectators – please look on the website for further details.
The English National Championships, held at the Manchester Velodrome, is set to commence slightly later in the season than normal (5th - 7th February 2010). Ensure that this new date in your calendar so that you do not miss out on the opportunity of seeing England’s finest in action.
The European Badminton Championships are taking place 14 – 18th April 2010, at the MEN Arena, which sees the best European Badminton players compete to win the prestigious title of European Champion. For more information on how to purchase tickets for this exciting event (which go on sale end of September) please visit www.europeanbadminton.com
It’s also a very special year for the Yonex All England Championships, taking place at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, 9th – 14th March 2010, as it celebrates its 100th Championships. The tournament will see World Class Badminton players competing under one roof for the five titles on offer, which were won last year by a dominant Chinese squad and promises to be a challenge for England’s players in the build up to the Olympics. Tickets go on sale Mid August – keep an eye on the BADMINTON England website for more details.
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