Masters County Squads

Newcomers Welcome

We are always keen to add newcomers to our squad and this season, you can get involved in the Masters squad even earlier! The qualifying age for joining the Masters is now your 38th birthday – once you are past that date you qualify for the Over 40s and can start the “graduation” process up through all the age groups! Some of our Over-60s started playing for the county in the Over-40s so there is a long future ahead for the newcomers!

This season there will be a number of practice sessions (typical club night style) organised in the county to make up for lost time and Masters Tournaments for those who qualify by age and split into Over-38, Over-50 and Over-60 for some much needed competition to supplement the local league structure. Watch out for more news as it is released on this website or if you have any questions on dates, timing, locations or just want to receive updates about Masters Badminton in Suffolk, please contact Sue McKinley.

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Masters County Championships

Masters Fixtures 2021-22 (updated 6th January)

For the 2021-22 season, Suffolk Badminton Association has entered the following teams in the Masters County Championships: Over-40 (now over-38), Over-50, Over-55 and Over-60. Whilst the 2020-21 league season was cancelled by Badminton England in October 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the new league season will get under way at the beginning of November 2021 and complete by the end of March 2022.

Over-60 County Championship Team

Over-60 Masters County Championship Team

Masters County Challenge

This national competition is traditionally held on an annual basis in January. The 2021 competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation but the 2022 competition will go ahead on the weekend of 8 and 9 January 2022 in five locations across the country. Suffolk has entered Over-40, Over-50 and Over-60 teams; they will be playing at Bournemouth. More details to follow.

Masters County Challenge at Worcester

Masters County Challenge January 2020

Over-40 Team

Over-40 Team at Masters County Challenge

Practice Sessions 2021-22

Masters players from all parts of the county usually have playing get-togethers early and mid season each year and these will be held on:

17 October, 12 noon to 2pm at Suffolk New College

31 October, 11am to 1pm at Suffolk One

2 January, 12 noon to 2pm at Suffolk New College

Detailed arrangements will be published on the season’s fixture list. If you are over 38, live in Suffolk and/or qualify to play for the county and would like to come to a session, please contact Sue McKinley by email:

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Not everyone is an ex-county player by any means. Many of those who play for Suffolk now, never had the opportunity to represent the county at an earlier age and are very proud to be able to pull on a Suffolk shirt.

Over-60 team

Over-60 Team at Masters County Challenge