Masters County Squads 2019-20

Newcomers welcome

We are always keen to add newcomers to our squad. Invitations are extended to players of all ages over 40 (or who are nearly there) who have not yet got involved with one of the growing competitive and most social parts of the game.

You are very welcome to come along to the practice sessions on 13th October and 5th January 2020 (11am-3pm) at Suffolk One, Scrivener Drive, Ipswich, IP8 3SU but if you want to get involved and can’t make the session, please contact Sue McKinley as soon as possible.

Email Sue McKinley

The season starts in October and runs through to April with matches spread across the season. This could be just the opportunity you have been looking for to represent your county and play against different opponents in new venues around the Eastern Region – you do not have to have previous county representative experience to play Masters County Badminton.

Masters County Championships

Masters badminton is very active in Suffolk where we run Over-40, Over-50, Over-55 and Over-60 teams in the Masters County Championships league run by Badminton England

Each league team consists of four men and four ladies playing level and mixed doubles in matches of 12 games, followed by a brief social in the form of a post-match buffet. Teams have 6 or 8 fixtures against other counties in the Eastern Region.

Masters County Challenge

The very popular national tournament will be played across the weekend of 11th & 12th January 2020. This season Suffolk is entering teams in the Over-40, Over-55 and Over-60 age groups. Our 40s team will be playing at Eastleigh, staying at Sutton Scotney whilst the other two teams will be playing at The University of Worcester with accommodation in Malvern.

Practice Sessions

Masters players from all parts of the county have playing get-togethers on 13th October 2019 and 5th January 2020

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.

If you are over 40, live in Suffolk and would like to come to a session, please contact Sue McKinley by email:

Email Sue McKinley
Over-40 Fixtures
Date v.
3 Nov Essex Home
17 Nov Bedfordshire Home
1 Dec Buckinghamshire Away
8 Dec Essex Away
5 Jan Cambridgeshire Home
11 & 12 Jan Inter-county Challenge Away
9 Feb Cambridgeshire Away
23 Feb Bedfordshire Away
1 Mar Buckinghamshire Home
Over-50 Fixtures
Date v.
27 Oct Norfolk Away
10 Nov Hertfordshire Home
24 Nov Hertfordshire 2 Away
15 Dec Essex Away
19 Jan Hertfordshire 1 Away
26 Jan Hertfordshire 2 Home
9 Feb Norfolk Home
8 Mar Essex Home
Over-55 Fixtures
Date v.
17 Nov Hertfordshire Away
1 Dec Buckinghamshire Away
11 & 12 Jan Inter-county Challenge Away
19 Jan Essex Home
26 Jan Hertfordshire Home
16 Feb Cambridgeshire Home
23 Feb Essex Away
1 Mar Buckinghamshire Home
15 Mar Cambridgeshire Away
Over-60 Fixtures
Date v.
3 Nov Essex Home
24 Nov Kent Home
8 Dec Essex Away
15 Dec Hertfordshire Home
11 & 12 Jan Inter-county Challenge Away
9 Feb Kent Away
8 Mar Hertfordshire Away

Masters Calendar