Our most recent event was the Annual Inter-club Challenge 2018 against Manchester GHAP, which we hosted at Nottingham Trent University's Lee Westwood Sports Centre in February. We welcomed along some new recruits to our squad, but it wasn't enough to take on the might of Manchester, who took home the trophy for a 2nd year running. Until next time...
Tournaments we participated in during 2017 include: in January, the Inter-club Challenge against GHAP which was hosting in Manchester; in July, we joined Midlands Out Badminton in Birmingham for the first East 'v' West (Midland) inter-club challenge, funded by Pride In Sport, where 32 players locked rackets, and Nottingham were crowned trophy-winners; in October, we took along three pairings to Glasgow's second ever UK tournament, where we managed to bring home both silver and bronze medals.
Back in May last year we convened a UK inter-club LGBT Badminton tournament down to Bristol (for the first time, to our knowledge). We were joined by teams from Wales, Birmingham, Manchester, London, plus some local Bristolians, where we trialled the innovative and successful Swiss Ladder tournament format. It was a hugely enjoyable weekend, and much fun was had on the evening out afterwards.
Other events to have taken place during the past year include: our Anniversary Meal back in February, participating in Notts Pride in July, and our first TV appearance in September with our episode of Eggheads broadcast on BBC2. For further details of other previous tournaments - check out the archive.