Dutchy of Cornwall Satellite

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  1. Dill

    Dill Regular Member

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    Every competition has unbalanced draws, and it costs a lot more than £100. Now I know how the unfunded players feel.

    Oh well at least the weather is going to be good!!


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=3735
     
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    Obviousley otherwise there wouldnt be a winner! I meant grossley unbalanced draws (IE a competition with a national player and tournament first timers)

    I was being conservative with the money figure, I think twice that would be nearer the mark for a lot of places. :crying:

    Good luck anyway!! :)
     
  3. Dill

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    That kind of draw is extreme but not far off the mark in many competitions, that's the bad thing about seeding, I think everyone should be put in a draw irrespective of who you are, if you are good enough you'll win regardless.

    I think twice that would be conservative as well :crying:
     
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    You see the value of seeding at the nationals when a 1 or 2 seed pulls out injured at the last minute, a low player gets through to the semis and instead of a good match you get a whitewash in the semi and one player gets an easy ride to the final. I remember one nationals where about 3 seeds were out injured in one half of the draw and a fairly low player got to the final only to be thrashed in minutes.
     
  5. Neil Nicholls

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    I knew having a weeks holiday in Cornwall before the event wouldn't be good for my game. Too many pasties, and too much lager, and not touching a racquet for 10 days makes you lose your touch. It did for me, anyway.

    Lost in the first round 0-15, 15-12, 9-15 after a 65 minute struggle.
     
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    Neil,

    How did skates, dill and sunny get on?

    Matt
     
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    Dnno about skates and sunny, I was only there for the singles.
    Dill also lost in the first round.
    I don't know how he got on in the plate, I didn't hang around for that.
     
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    Any of you draw the seeds?

    I suppose Carl Baxter won the singles.
     
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    If possible, post some pics! And I'll admit, I haven't checked the previous pages :)

    -dave
     
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    Yes, Matt was correct - Carl Baxter DID win - he beat Chris Shepperd of Hants. 15/7 15/2.

    Mens Doubles Winners - Joe Morgan and James Phillips of Glamorgan beat the defending Champions Tim Willis and Ashley Thilthorpe 15/9 12/15 17/15.

    Had Neil (Nicholls) stuck around and waited for the start of the plate event he may have done well, but unfortunately after calling him to the court three times it had been suggested that he had left us.

    Phil I think enjoyed the weekend - although he is probably on the train back home now but I am sure he will have a few comments (all positive I hope) aboiut the event.

    The whole weekend was voted an overwhelming success by us the organisers with particular "job satisfaction" with an excellent entry of 49 competitors in the Mens Singles.
     
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    As Wood chuck says, any pictures will be great. Also any erport on some of the games, etc... will be well appreciated.

    Neil cheer up, at least you got a holiday. :)
    (the vids will be coming soon, I have had to leave to country out of safety :D you know what I mean! sorry :eek: )
     
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    I will ask our Publicity Officer to submit his official report to this site as well as to our main sponsors site badders.com


    Good to note there is a lot of interest in our Tournament on this site and I very much hope that there will be interest enough for players to enter next year's event.

    Linda
     
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    I did originally say I would play in the plate, but when an official told me the estimated start time, I told the official that I would not be taking part.

    Many thanks to all of you for the time and effort put into running the event.

    Neil
     
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    Thanks for your compliment Neil - it is always good to hear comments that like. We hope you enjoyed the event and look forward to seeing you again next year.


    Linda
     
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    good comeback though after losing the first down to 0 !!!! :eek:
     
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    I'm usually a slow starter. More so against people I've never played before.
    But there's more to it than that.
    I hadn't played for a while and my timing was off for a fair bit of game 1.
    There was a good end and a bad end, and I started at the bad end.
    Behind my opponent was a huge white net dividing the hall.

    When we changed ends in the final set and I moved to the good end, I was 5-8 down and thought I had a good chance to win, but my tired old body couldn't keep up :rolleyes:

    Next time. Anyone know the closing date for the Oxford?
     
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    I'll tell you what, that man Nichols is dedicated and played a blinder!!! Coming in to play on the last day of his holiday and he played a very long game, 65 minutes seemed longer to me, when he came off he was going to play in the plate but he was told about 20 minuted later it would not be starting for a good while and couldn't spare the time.

    At least Neil and I showed up, there was no sign of Sonny and Skates :(

    It was a good game and Neil got stuck right in, if only I could have done the same :( I lost 15-0 and 15-2 in the first and 15-3 15-6 in the plate of the singles.

    As for the doubles a big shout out has to go to Will Nicholls of Somerset who carried me through 2 games and we were getting there in the end having lost 15-3, 15-6/7 in the first round and then losing 15-6, 15-12 in the plate.

    The organisation was first class with the table calling matches out just as the previous ones were finished and the court still warm, sometimes I've seen courts left empty for 20-30 minutes before games are called.

    If you want feedback Linda I'll send you an e-mail.

    And having said that, I'm off for a game of badminton with only 2 hours sleep in the last 2 days :crying:
     
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    Guys,

    I apologise for the long silence and such a long delayed response to queries in this thread. For the last two months I've been very busy working on projects in my day job and my evening and weekend job. As some of you guys might already be aware Lee Jae Bok recently launched www.ibbs.tv website and I'm the developer for the website working during the evening and weekend for the last two months. When you guys have a moment please visit www.ibbs.tv

    Dill,

    Skates was really up for it but I couldn't turn up due to my work load and back to back injuries. I was suffering from shin splints and still waiting to meet a specialist (good old NHS gave me an appointment to meet a specialist sometime after 18 weeks which is somewhere early 2005) and I have been suffering from shoulder injuries as well. On top of this I've been working on IBBS.TV website.

    I'm still reading through this post and it seems like it was hard day out in cornwall but good fun all around.

    Have you played any other Satellites since then?

    Neil, That is really a good comeback. Lost 0-15 and you came back to take the second set 15-12 that is really something.

    You guys were travelled long way and played a brave game but me...giving excuses talking about website, injury blah blah :( very depressing isn't?
     
  20. Neil Nicholls

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    nope, just the County Restricted
    I've entered the Northumberland (23rd Oct) but haven't had a reply yet.
    (there's another thread for the Northumberland, but it's a bit quiet)
     

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