October 2018

Portsmouth College Ladies withdraw from the Ladies League.

To give the other three teams in the league sufficient matches during the season the PHBA Committee has decided that PORTSMOUTH, SHOT CHOICE and SOUTHSEA can play each other 4 times (2 home matches, 2 away matches) thus giving the ladies 8 matches instead of the original 6 matches.

November 2018

Portsmouth College Mens 2nd Team withdraw from the Mens League Division One.

November 2018

PHBA Club Insurance (Update required by Club Secretaries)

The information below was sent as an email to all 12 Club Secretaries on 15th November @ 13:22.

"A couple of clubs have come back to me saying that Insure4Sport have asked for more details from you regarding the change of details on the PHBA Clubs' <Certificate Of Insurance>. We were originally told that they only required the Club Secretary's 'Name' and 'Address'. It is probable that the company is treating any change of a Policy in general terms so the best thing to do when you call is ask for KAYLEIGH. She is fully aware of our details as she is dealing with our case and has the authorisation from our PHBA Treasurer to action any details for us.
Details you may need (on the Certificate, on the PHBA website):
# The <Certificate Of Insurance> runs from 08 Oct 2018 to 07 Oct 2019.
# The Public Liability is £2m and the Professional Indemnity is £1m.
# Signed on behalf of the underwriters: John Woosey.
The Policy is currently in your club's name; it will be amended to be in your Club Secretary's name on the insurer's system. This is a requirement from the underwriters. The Policy on the PHBA website will remain in your club's name.
Let me know if you have further problems, however if you talk to Kayleigh she should not require any more information from you. Thank you."
Andrew Wright. [PHBA Secretary]


Information on: Terminology, Points Scoring, Match Scoring, Promotion/Relegation, Premier Division, Miscellaneous.

Please note the correct terminology as adopted by PHBA from Badminton England:
21 points = a game.
Best of 3 games = a rubber, or set.
A total of 6 rubbers/sets = a match.

There will be some changes to the league structure for the 2018/2019 season.
See below for details:

All divisions will now have six rubbers/sets per match.

Pairings: A+B v A+B, C+D v C+D, A+B v C+D, C+D v A+B, A+D v A+D, B+C v B+C.

Man A + Lady A v Man A + Lady A
Man B + Lady B v Man B + Lady B
Man A + Lady A v Man B + Lady B
Man B + Lady B v Man A + Lady A
Man A + Lady B v Man A + Lady B
Man B + Lady A v Man B + Lady A

The PHBA Committee voted to retain the scoring system - adopted in the 2017/2018 season - for the 2018/2019 season.
This involves the scoring of one point per game won within a rubber/set. Only game points won count towards the final match points total, not the individual rubbers/sets won as in previous seasons.
This enables teams to score points even if they lose the match 6 rubbers/sets to 0. There are a maximum of 18 points and a minimum of 12 points to be won per match between both teams. Either team can attain anything from 12 points maximum (if they win all of their games) down to a minimum of 0 points, if they do not win any games.

New scorecards were given out at the AGM. They can also be downloaded from Documents and Downloads under the menu About on the Home Page of the PHBA website.

There will be a change this season in the Mens divisions.
The Committee have voted to return to the 'two up, two down' format for promoted and relegated teams. This season, after major restructuring of the divisions due to an influx of four new clubs, the format will be 'one up, one down, in all of the mens divisions.

As voted for by all clubs at the 2016 PHBA AGM, we have been attempting to introduce the new Premier Division for this season, probably in the off-season. This is ongoing and is being organised by Pete Proud [Cowplain].
Once implemented, all clubs will be informed of the structure and running of the Premier Division.
An 'umbrella' insurance will have been taken out for all PHBA clubs and its Committee Members. This is necessary to cover all eventualities. Clubs playing in the Southampton and Winchester Leagues must also be registered with Badminton England due to their stipulation of not covering their own members who play against non-registered B.E. players.


If you have any questions please contact the PHBA Secretary, Andrew Wright: