News Archive, Month: March 2012

It’s Beck v Brown for places in men’s semi-finals

23 March 2012

A clash of the Germans is set to be one of the highlights of AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis as top seed Andreas Beck faces Dustin Brown at the University of Bath Sports Training Village today (Friday). The pair will battle it out on court one in the €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event in a match scheduled to get underway at midday with a place in tomorrow’s (Saturday) semi-finals at stake for the winner. Admission for...

AEGON GB Pro Series tournament

Doubles semi-finals places up for grabs today

22 March 2012

The doubles semi-final line-ups at the AEGON Pro-Series Bath tennis tournaments will be confirmed later today (Thursday). The top-flight tennis action is being played out at the University of Bath Sports Training Village and admission for spectators is free. In the men’s €42,500 ATP Challenger Tour event, Austria’s Martin Fischer and Philipp Oswald, seeded four, have already booked a place in themen’s doubles semis against Jan Hernych and David Skoch of the Czech Republic tomorrow...

Kris Gilchrist at the University of Bath

Kris Gilchrist retires from competitive swimming

21 March 2012

British 200m breaststroke record holder Kris Gilchrist has announced his retirement from competitive swimming. Gilchrist, a former world short course champion who has trained at the British Gas Intensive Training Centre (ITC) Bath at the Universtiy of Bath for the last 18 months, first competed internationally in 2006, winning bronze medals at the European Championships and the Commonwealth Games for Scotland. He went on to become 200m breaststroke World Short Course Champion in 2008 and...

Match Report Futsal: BUCS Championships

21 March 2012

Fixture: BUCS Championships Date: 14 & 15 March 2012 Result: See individual match results below Venue: EIS, Sheffield University of Bath 8 – 3 University of Essex University of Bath Futsal 1sts started the 2012 BUCS Futsal Championships up against the unknown Essex. The first half was typically scrappy and a little bit nervy, understandably for an opening championship match. Bath captain Dave Jennings and talisman Sam Dorin scored fairly early on for Bath to...

Katrina Hart with gold medal

Trio selected for Paralympic World Cup

21 March 2012

Three University of Bath based athletes have been selected to represent Great Britain at the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester in May. Beijing 2008 Paralympians Katrina Hart and Ben Rushgrove are named in the 24-strong Aviva Great Britain and Northern Ireland team. They are joined by fellow sprinter Sophie Kamlish, who has been selected to represent Great Britain for the first time. The trio are all coached at the University of Bath by Rob...

Team Bath are crowned Conference West Champions (photo: Kevin Bates/The Bath Chronicle)

Team Bath Buccs secure Conference West title for second time in three years

20 March 2012

Team Bath Buccaneers men’s hockey firsts are celebrating winning the England Hockey League Conference West trophy for the second time in three years. The team were presented with the trophy after Saturday’s 3-1 win over the University of Birmingham on the Sitec Pitch at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. They comfortably took the conference title this year, winning 15 and drawing one of the 17 fixtures they have played in the league to...

Best of the South West - Varsity 2012

Best of the South West University sport comes to Bath

20 March 2012

This year’s varsity between the University of Bath and Exeter will be the largest student sporting event in the history of the University. The ‘Best of the South West’ event organised by Bath Student’s Union will take place across the city on Saturday 24 March and pit the Universities’ best teams against one another in a hotly anticipated ‘varsity’ fixture. The day will start on the University campus, with matches taking place inside the Sports...

Adam Pengilly

Adam Pengilly, Two-time Winter Olympian and IOC Athlete Representative retires from skeleton

20 March 2012

Twice GB Bob Skeleton Winter Olympian Adam Pengilly, 34, today announced his retirement from competition. During his career Pengilly, originally from Taunton, did much of his training at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. In a 10-year career, Pengilly, who joined the sport from bobsleigh, was 2009 World Championships silver medallist in Lake Placid, USA, and 8th in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Since 2003, he has been representing athletes in various ways,...

Louise Hunt in action

Hunt lifts fourth doubles title of 2012

19 March 2012

University of Bath student Louise Hunt clinched her fourth doubles title of 2012 at the Bavarian Indoor Open in Germany. The Sports Performance student, Britain's number 3 ranked women's wheelchair tennis player, partnered Germany's Katharina Kruger in the women's doubles. The top seeds defeated Germany's Bianca Osterer and Dorrie Timmermans of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-1 in the final as Hunt added to doubles titles she's also won in Australia and Britain already this year. Victory...

Teenager triumphs in Bath tennis tournament

19 March 2012

Czech player Tereza Smitkova and Germany’s Peter Torebko took the honours in the singles competitions at the AEGON GB Pro-Series Bath tennis tournament at the University of Bath at the weekend. Seventeen-year-old Smitkova came from a set down to beat number five seed Katarzyna Piter in the women’s singles final 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 of the ITF Pro-Circuit $10,000. It was a particularly impressive performance as Smitkova had to battle her way through the qualifying rounds...

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