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12 OCTOBER 2010


Welcome to our re-launched website!  We have been away for a year but are back and want to keep our website up-to-date for current and prospective members.


The new season has started and we have entered an unprecedented five teams in local and county league competitions this year - a daunting 48 matches!!  100% winning record for St Gabriel's so far (except, of course our second team losing to our first team).


Good luck to all for the season!


6 MAY 2009


Third annual club tournament will take place on Saturday 6 June 2009 and we have 16 players this year.  Please pay your entry fee of 10 ASAP.


30 APRIL 2009


Season is over and both our teams in the Hammersmith league have won their leagues.  Well done to all who played.  In the Middlesex league, our first team are unfortunately relegated back to Division 2.


18 January 2009


A bit of a league update and it's proving to be a tough season for one team, slightly disappointing for another and excellent for the third!  Our county team have played five and only managed one win.  Our first team in the Hammersmith league have had a knock back, losing 1-8 to Finsbury after starting the season with three good wins.  Our second team in the Hammersmith league have played six and won six with the loss of only one rubber.  Very impressive!


19 October 2008


Our first league match in Division 1 of the Middlesex League ended in a narrow 4-5 loss to All Nations 1 this afternoon.  Not having our strongest team out was always going to make it difficult for us, but everyone played well and it was slightly disappointing that we couldn't get the 5th rubber needed for victory.  Chris G and Mark S showed some great form to win 2 out of 3 rubbers and force the match to a very tight finish.  Next match is in two weeks against Tower Hamlets 1 at home.


12 October 2008


Dates for the diary - Halloween Party on 31 Friday October at the Church hall.  Christmas party will be on December 19th.


24 August 2008


Well done to Mark M & Dave W who won the London tournament to ensure the title stayed at St Gabriel's for yet another season.  Can anyone remember when we didn't win this title?  I think this will be last year however unless the tournament is moved away from the Sobell Centre.


14 JUNE 2008


Well done to Alan B and Chris G who won the club tournament today.  18 players played and a great time was had by all!


1 JUNE 2008


A reminder that the club tournament is taking place on 14 June 2008 at the Church Hall.  We have an excellent entry of 18 players and the food, drink and medals have all been ordered.  The draw has been sent out to all players.  Play starts at 12 noon.


Also, the club's AGM is taking place on Sunday 22 June 2008.  Please all make an effort to attend.  Starts at 6pm.


7 APRIL 2008


Club tournament 2008 will take place on 14 June 2008.  Email Mark M to confirm if you're playing or not.


25 MARCH 2008


Nine medals won in Amsterdam this weekend, including an all-St Gabriel's A Men's Doubles final between Mark M & Mark S and Ian & Kim, with the Marks winning 19-21, 21-19, 21-19 to take the gold.  Neil also played and picked up a bronze in the B+ Mixed Doubles.  All the results can be found in the Tournament & Results section.


17 MARCH 2008


A fantastic 7-2 win over Finsbury sealed the Division 2B in the Middlesex County league and secures promotion to Division 1.


24 FEBRUARY 2008


A good 8-1 win in the County League today against Riverside - 6 wins out of six now.  A home win against Finsbury in the final match of the season guarantees promotion to division 1, but next up is the away match to Tower Hamlets 2 on Saturday evening.


23 FEBRUARY 2008


Well done to Kim & Mark M who were runners-up in the Middlesex Orbital held at the Dome in Hounslow today.  They narrowly lost 16-21, 21-14, 21-23 in the final, having beaten some very good pairs to get through.


21 FEBRUARY 2008


We now have new lines!  Thanks to all those who helped re-paint them last night.  


A very busy week in the Hammersmith & District Men's 6 league saw us play 3 matches in 7 days and win them all, including an excellent 8-1 win over second placed Hale.  We are now firmly at the top of Division 1 and almost uncatchable.  Well done to everyone who played.


20 JANUARY 2008


A busy day with two matches in one day.  The Men's 4 had a comprehensive 6-0 win over the previously unbeaten Fusion, and we beat Hadley 8-1 in the Middlesex County League to make it 5 out of 5 and be one step nearer to promotion.


19 DECEMBER 2007


Christmas meal tonight!  Remember, everyone is invited to play badminton from 6pm (and it's free) and then we're going to the Indian for a meal.


11 DECEMBER 2007


Very good 9-0 away win to Hadley tonight in the Middlesex County League.  Team was Kim & Mark M, Chris and Mark S and Ian & Neil.


02 DECEMBER 2007


Well done to the team this evening who battled to a 5-4 home win against Tower Hamlets 2.  We were a little unlucky to only get 5, but we have now won 3 out of 3.  Coupled with our 6 wins out of 6 in the Hammersmith & District Men's 6 League, we've had a great start to the season.  One more match before Christmas, away to Hadley in the Middlesex County League.


25 NOVEMBER 2007


Christmas night out is 14 December 2007 - the plan is to head out somewhere in Clapham.  We'll then have a meal after badminton on Wednesday 18 December 2007.  Everyone can play that night (and it's free!), and the club will contribute towards the meal.  Hope everyone can make it!


We played our final home match in the H&D Men's 6 league and beat Ryefield 8-1.  Very good start to this season, but the away matches will be tougher.


04 NOVEMBER 2007


Billy and Neil came back from Sofia with three medals between them.  They said it wasn't the highest standard tournament, but that it was impeccably organised.  Well done to them!


Also, all three teams in the leagues are doing well with the Men's County team and Men's 6 in the Hammersmith & District league sitting proudly at the top of the league - both teams are unbeaten so far this season.  Check out the results and league tables in the League Results section.


15 OCTOBER 2007


First match in the Middlesex County league and we battled to a 6-3 win away to Finsbury, who were relegated from division 1 last season and are looking to go straight back up.  A great start to the season and hopefully will push us towards promotion.  Well done to the team:  Kevin & Mark M, Alan & Kim, Mark S & Chris.


07 OCTOBER 2007


A very easy 9-0 win over Kodak on Sunday.  Well done to all who played.


02 OCTOBER 2007


We won 8 medals in Hamburg - one less than in 2005 but a good haul nonetheless.  We came 4th in the team cup, which was a little disappointing but a change in how they work it out means that we were always going to find it tougher.


2nd Hammersmith & District match is on Sunday and provisional team is: Mark M & Mark S,

Billy & Grant and Neil & David.  Let's hope we can continue the good start to the season.




First match of the season is on 23 September at home against a strong King Penguins team.  Provisional team is:  Mark M & Kim, Chris & Dominic and Mark S & Ed.


Also, less than two weeks until we fly to Hamburg and attempt to pick up a whole host of medals.  Provisional doubles pairs are:


A Men's Doubles: Chris & Kim; Mark M & Ed; Alan & Dominic

B+ Men's Doubles: David & Ian; Jet & Neil

B- Men's Doubles: Brandon & Simon

A Ladies' Doubles: Lynette & Rikke




Membership fees are now due (90 for the season).  Please pay by cheque or online banking following the instructions sent to you by email.


30 JULY 2007


More Antwerp photos have been added to the Photo Gallery as well as a new album for the Pan Cup in 2006 (Copenhagen).


A team of 16 have been entered into the Hamburg Tournament from 27 September to 29 September.  Let's hope we can bring back the team cup for the 4th time!


29 JULY 2007


The AGM was held today and the following people were elected to the committee:


Chairman - David

Secretary - Simon

Treasurer - Mark M

Vice Chairman - Ed

Middlesex Team Captain - Chris

H&D Team Captain - Mark M

Social Secretary - Grant

Ordinary Members - Jet, Dominic, Kim


23 JULY 2007   


AGM is being held on Sunday 29th July at 7pm in the Church Hall.  Badminton is on from 3pm.


13/14 JULY 2007


We won 9 medals at the recent Eurogames in Antwerp - 6 of which were in the A level.  Well done to all!  Check out all the photos in the Photo Gallery.


23 JUNE 2007


Ian and Mark S won the club tournament held today.  Ning and Simon were runners-up with Kim and Jet coming last and being awarded the "Biggest Bottoms" award.  Check out the photos in the Photo Gallery.