Our most recent outing in October 2017 took us to Glasgow for their second ever UK Tournament. This was a really well organised and well attended event. Nottingham took along three pairings, and managed to bring home both silver and bronze medals - well done to Scott & Dan, and Andrew & Samuel on their medals successes.
Back in July, we joined Midlands Out Badminton in Birmingham for the first East 'v' West (Midland) inter-club challenge. In sweltering conditions, 32 players locked rackets in some fierce competition, with games improving and becoming more tense as the day progressed. Whilst the hosts fielded some strong opposition, it was Nottingham who were crowned champions and came away with the trophy!
The star event of the years was in May when we travelled down to Bristol, where we convened (for the first time, to our knowledge) a UK inter-club LGBT Badminton tournament. Along with our own players, we welcomed teams from Wales, Birmingham, Manchester, London, plus some local Bristolians. We trialled a successful new tournament format, and there were some spirited and competitive games. Congratulations to Notts team medal-winners - Andrew & Connor and Bertie & Greg!
Other events to have taken place during the year include: our Anniversary Meal back in February, participating in Notts Pride in July, and in September our first TV appearance with our episode of Eggheads on BBC2. For further details of other previous tournaments - check out the archive.