Masters Updates

2013 Canadian Masters to be held at ClearOne Badminton Centre

August 20, 2012

Following a review of many options for hosting the 2013 Canadian Masters, Badminton BC has consulted the Canadian Masters Association and Badminton Canada with the preferred hosting of the event to be at ClearOne Browngate, Richmond, BC from April 22-27, 2013.

As with any event of this size and importance there will be challenges.  To help address these challenges the next steps will be:
Badminton BC will be recruiting volunteers to form the various organizing committee(s).  Interested parties can confirm their interest/support through philw@badmintonbc.com.

Canadian Masters Association will be looking for information from the playing community, somewhat of a pre-event survey, to provide additional insight of potential concerns (along with their possible solutions) for the organizing committee to review and investigate.

With 8 months to the start of the event there is a potential to plan a magnificent competition.  We look forward to hosting the masters community and setting a new benchmark for the potential of British Columbia.

 

2013 Canadian Masters National Championships Update

July 16, 2012

For those not already aware, BC has been given the opportunity next year to host the 2013 Canadian Masters National Championships.  As details evolve and once Badminton BC determines the dates, host venue and accommodations, more information will be provided.

If you have any questions please contact your club, organization or association.  If your club, organization or association are unable to direct you, please contact Phil Weier, Executive Director at Badminton BC 1-800-483-2473 (within BC), 604-333-3599 or philw@badmintonbc.com.

Lisa Davison, Kieran Nair, Jas Kalsi, Norm Parry - Board of Directors, Badminton BC

Phil Weier, Executive Director and Ken Thiesen, Operations Manager - Staff, Badminton BC

 

Masters Update - March 29, 2012

March 29, 2012

BC Masters Provincials - Kelowna, BC, March 23, 24, 25

The Kelowna Badminton Club hosted this years' Provincials this past weekend.  Ninety participants battled it out for Provincial titles.  The matches were hard fought and  unfortunately a few people were injured.  Leslie Lau and Andrew Hoffman both damaged their Achilles tendons and others had minor injuries, such as sore knees, arms and eye sockets!

Mike Mitson and his wonderful crew of volunteers kept the tournament running as smoothly as possible as timing was tight!  It takes many people to run an event and I would like to thank all of the following on behalf of those who attended:

Seeding - Denise Vines, Cindy Simpson, Frank Price
Referee - Peter Dennert
Draw Desk - Lyndsay Thomson, Brennan Arduina, Tyler Kunz, Neil Ward, Jennay Oliver, Jim Warwick
Hall Duties - Max Lauretta (jr), Carly Dal Ponte (jr), Claudia Lauretta (jr), Jarin Davison (jr)

Ramada:
Organiser - Jennay Oliver
Prize Table - Denise Vines

Kitchen:
Organisers - Jennay Oliver and Val Warwick
Volunteers - Gloria Watson, Carla Dal Ponte (jr), Aisha Aktari (jr), Angus McNee, Betty Gordon, Karen Quigley, Flo Masson, Edna Boser, Rod Oliver, Noreen Fraser, Diane Cey, Susie Svendsen, Denise Vines

We had several triple crown winners.  Check below to see which of our masters were successful in winning triple crowns this year.

Thanks to all, including some juniors, who worked for hours on the draw desk, in the kitchen and on the floor handing out shuttles and timing warmup!

Damaris Brix competing this past weekend in Kelowna at the Masters!  Damaris with her husband Peter won the 50+ Mixed Doubles event.

Congratulations to the following Provincial Champions for 2012!

35+ MS Neil Ward
35+ MX Richard Jordan & Erica Tao

40+ MS Terry Downton
40+ MD Richard Jordan & Peter Brix
40+ LD Siu-Imm Tay & Denise Vines
40+ MX Richard Jordan & Erica Tao

45+ MD Terry Downton & Marc Petreman
45+ WD Clara Wai & Denise Vines
45+ MX Terry Downton & Denise Vines

50+ WS Mary-Jo Randall
50+ MD Peter Brix & Marc Petreman
50+ WD Mary-Jo Randall & Karen Sun
50+ MX Peter & Damaris Brix

55+ MS Randy Belanger
55+ WS Marcia Jackson (SK)
55+ MD Mike Mitson & Frank Price
55+ WD Marti Reed (WA) & Siew-Har Hong
55+ MX Frank Price & Marian Holoboff

60+ MD Murray Foubister & David Niven
60+ WD Siew-Har Hong & Lyn Polson
60+ MX Brian Francis & Siew-Har Hong

65+ MS Tony Knott
65+ WS Barb Morin (AB)
65+ MD Tony Knott & Allan Fraser
65+ WD Marg Hudson & Barb Morin
65+ MX David Niven & Sanne Dryborough

70+ MS Daryl Bissell
70+ MD Daryl Bissell & David Brown
70+ MX  Daryl Bissell & Marg Hudson

The rankings and seedings will soon be posted by Ken at the Badminton BC office.

Submitted by:

Cindy Simpson
VP Masters

 

Masters Update - March 5, 2012

March 5, 2012

Brentwood Seniors and Masters - February 17, 18, 19, 2012.

The sixty-five players who participated in the Brentwood Masters are to be congratulated for surviving many tough matches.  Due to the size of entry, there were many round robins and contested matches and a few injury defaults.

The full tournament can be found at: 2012 Brentwood Seniors & Masters.

Thanks to Sital Shoker, David Niven, Pat Kirk, Doreen Elvedahl, Lyndell Currie, Rick Gordon and the others of the Brentwood club and area who contributed to the running of a good tournament.

Although they moved their date forward one week to see if more players would attend, that did not work so the tournament will return to their traditional date in 2013.  

Please support this tournament next season!  Bring a new member!

The up to date seedings and rankings are now online at: Current 2011-12 Masters Curcuit Rankings.

BC Masters - March 23, 24, 25, 2012 in Kelowna, BC

Just a reminder that Kelowna is hosting the BC Masters and online registration is now open.  The entry deadline is March 10.  Mike Mitson is the tournament director.

Here are some changes in eligibility for those who skip the regulations!

ELIGIBILITY

All participants must be current members of Badminton BC.

Players who are 35-39 are entitled to play in 3 events, players who are 40-64 are entitled to play in 4 events, players who are 65 and over are entitled to play in 5 events providing that 3 of the events are in their own age group (dispensation will be given in the case where there are not sufficient entries to hold an event in their own age group.)

No player may enter more than 2 events of the same discipline (a discipline being singles, doubles or mixed.)

Players must meet the age requirement on March 23rd, the first day of the tournament.

Also, be aware that the tournament starts at 5:00 PM of Friday.

2012 BC Masters Provincial Championships Online Registration

See you in Kelowna!

Respectfully submitted!

Cindy Simpson, V-P Masters

 

Winter Update - BC Masters

December 22, 2011

Badminton BC LogoPort Alberni Masters - November 18, 19, 20, 2011.

All the players owe thanks to Olga Kanigan, Marg Hudson, Bob Hudson, Trudy Chisholm, and Larry Spencer for continuing the tradition of the annual Port Alberni Masters badminton tournament.  Although the number attending (68) was one lower than last year's event, there were many hard fought matches.

As usual, the food provided throughout the tournament was enjoyed by all thanks to the culinary work of Bob, Marg, Olga and other club members!

The full results can be found at: 2011 Port Alberni Masters.

The rankings for the first two masters can be found at: Badminton BC Masters Circuit Rankings.

The next Masters Tournament in our circuit will be the VLTBC Masters on January 27 - 29, 2012.  Information should be out soon!

As V-P Masters, I issued a challenge to the players that were in Port Alberni and am issuing it to all other masters badminton players as well as open players to bring someone new into at least one of the remaining events for this season to help in increasing participation numbers in our events!

Wishing all of you A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters.

 

Fall Update - BC Masters!

November 3, 2011

Badminton BC LogoVRC Masters Tournament - Oct. 21, 22, 23, 2011.

Thanks to the volunteers and to Carol Taylor, Frank Price, Jack Rogers, and Marion Holoboff for a wonderful tournament to start our Masters Circuit season.  The event was well run, well attended, totally well contested and the Saturday night social was great!

Next event on our newly renamed circuit to: Masters Elite Circuit will be in Port Alberni, Nov. 18, 19, 20, 2011.  Please register via email to okanigan@shaw.ca.  Be sure to include your entry information, correct Badminton BC number* and your telephone number.  The entry deadline is Friday, November 11th, 2011.  See you there!

*(Having a senior's moment and need to confirm your number, check here: Badminton BC Membership ID Numbers

Finally, just for your information, Badminton Canada has begun collecting a "competition" fee from all competitive players from all Provinces.  Your Provincial Sport Organization, Badminton BC, will cover this $10 charge for this season only.  Please note that this information appears in all regulations of Badminton BC competitions.

Finally, the rankings for the VRC Masters have been posted at Badminton BC 2011-2012 Masters Rankings

Please scroll down as they start at 40+ because the VRC Masters had 30+ and then 40+ upwards.

Thanks,

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters

 

Summer INTO Fall Masters Update

September 19, 2011

Badminton BC Logo2011 BC Seniors Games - August 16 - 20, 2011

Castlegar hosted the badminton event in Selkirk College.  Seventy-nine players entered and competed for medals in singles, doubles and mixed events.  The results can be found on Tournament Software at 2011 BC Seniors Games - Badminton.

The next 55+ Seniors Games will be held in Burnaby, August 21 - 25, 2012.

2011 World Senior Championships - August 21 - 27, 2011

The Richmond Olympic Oval was the venue for the 2011 World Championships in late August.  Canada led the number of entries with India second.  There were 39 countries represented.  As a competitor I want to thank the organizing committee for running the event and dealing with many unusual problems.  

In particular, I wanted to publically acknowledge the work done by Noah Wang to recruit, train and supervise the linespeople for the event.  Noah spent countless volunteer hours with his crew.  I was particularly impressed when I watched him time and time again, go around to each of his courts prior to a match and say or just touch his linespeople to show support and encouragement.  Each and every match had a full complement of officials.  Noah's dedication and hard work was appreciated by all of the competitors so, I say thanks to Noah and his team for a job well done!

Results of the World Seniors can be found at BWF World Senior Championships 2011.

For those of us who played, we now have a WBF number and your results are found in a BWF tournament software file.

2011 - 2012 Masters Circuit & Provincials

The upcoming schedule for Masters Circuit events is published at 2011/12 Masters Elite Ranking Tournaments.

Be aware, that although a bid package was to go out, due to unusual circumstances, the Kelowna Badminton Club will be hosting two tournaments in our circuit.

March 23 - 25th will be the BC Masters in Kelowna and April 20 - 22 will be the Ogopogo Masters in Kelowna.  The change of date for Provincials and order of play is due to the fact the the National Masters will be held in May, and the spacing of these two tournaments is to allow for competition preparation prior to the Nationals.  

Mike Mitson, will be the tournament chairperson for each event.

See you on the courts!

Cindy Simpson,

V-P Masters
Badminton BC

 

April 2011 Masters Update!

May 3, 2011

Ogopogo Masters – March 25, 26, 27th

Thanks to Linda Estabrooks and her committee for running the final tournament of the year in our Masters Circuit.

Kelowna has their own licensed version of tournament software and the results can be found at: Ogopogo Masters 2011

The number of participants was 96 and about 6 or 7 were in the 30 Plus event only.

2011 – 2012 Season

By the end of May, notices will be sent out to each of this year’s tournament directors asking for confirmation for their dates for the upcoming season.  Those dates will be published sometime in June.

BC Masters 2012

Also, a bid package will be sent out for hosting of the 2012 BC Masters Provincials.  The date of this event will be sometime in April to give players another competitive event to play and practice in prior to the Canadians which will be held May 7 – 12, 2012 in Quebec City at Laval University.  This change of date of our provincials will be for the 2011–12 season only.

Masters Rankings

The rankings have been updated for this season.  Use this link to view them: Current Masters Rankings

See you at the World Senior Championships in Richmond in August as a player or volunteer or spectator!

The Website for the World Seniors is: http://bwfworldseniors2011.com/

Canadian Masters Championships – Stratford, On, April 11 – 16, 2011

BC players performed extremely well in this event.  The Agriplex with 16 courts allowed banker’s hours for play!  Below is a chart of BC players and their results.

BC Players Medal at 2011 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships in Stratford, ON

35+

Players

Home City

Partner (out of province)

Province

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Sue Rogers & Denise Vines

Vernon & Kelowna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Terry Downton

Vernon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Denise Vines

Kelowna

Ian Assing

ON

 

 

 

 

 

45+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Terry Downton

Vernon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Reed Sumida

Victoria

Chris Dorey

ON

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Sue Rogers & Denise Vines

Vernon & Kelowna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Sital Shoker & Marg Chudyk

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Denise Vines

Kelowna

Sajjid Malik

ON

 

 

 

 

 

50+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Reed Sumida

Victoria

Chris Dorey

ON

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Barb Heaney

Westbank

 

 

Bronze

Sital Shoker

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Mary-Jo Randall & Karen Sun

Victoria & Vancouver

 

 

Silver

Barb Heaney

Westbank

Marti Reed

WA

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Barb Heaney

Westbank

Grant Pittman

AB

Silver

Susan Rogers

Vernon

Keith Priestman

ON

Bronze

Karen Sun

Vancouver

John Hunter

ON

 

 

 

 

 

55+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Henry Paynter

Westbank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Geraldine Pugh

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Mike MItson & Rob Oldfield

Kelowna & Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Geraldine Pugh

Victoria

Marcia Jackson

SK

 

 

 

 

 

60+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Tony Knott

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Allan Fraser & Tony Knott

Kelowna & Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Sanne Dryborough

Vancouver

Sue Dommeyer

CA

Silver

Tess Tearoe

Kelowna

Barb Morin

AB

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Anand Walia & Tess Tearoe

Vancouver & Kelowna

 

 

Bronze

Cindy Simpson

Campbell River

Cordell Parsons

ON

 

 

 

 

 

65+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Tony Knott

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Margaret Hudson

Port Alberni

 

 

Silver

Cindy Simpson

Campbell River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Allan Fraser  & Tony Knott

Kelowna & Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Sanne Dryborough & Margaret Hudson

Vancouver & Port Alberni

 

 

Bronze

Doreen Elvedahl & Jessie Rogers

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

David Niven & Sanne Dryborough

Victoria & Vancouver

 

 

Silver

Anand Walia & Margaret Hudson

Vancouver & Port Alberni

 

 

Bronze

Ron Jordan

Victoria

Eliana Schroder

Peru

 

 

 

 

 

70+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Daryl Bissell & Frank Emery

Comox & Trail

 

 

Bronze

Darryl Knott

Vancouver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Margaret Hudson

Port Alberni

Elsie Wilson

USA

Silver

Doreen Elvedahl & Jessie Rogers

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Gold

Daryl Bissell & Margaret Hudson

Comox & Port Alberni

 

 

Bronze

Jessie Rogers

Victoria

Arthur Brown

ON

75+

 

 

 

 

Men’s Singles

 

 

 

 

Bronze

Roger Kerby

Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men’s Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Robert Clark & Jim Duberry

Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mixed Doubles

 

 

 

 

Silver

Roger Kerby

Nelson

Shirley Graham

ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many of the rest of our province’s players earned their way far into draws!  Check out their results at: 2011 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

The Winners tab shows the winners and finalists and those in the semis.  To check on the consolation events, please choose the actual event draw and scroll down.


Respectfully submitted,

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters

 

BC Masters Championships 2011

March 16, 2011

The BC Masters Championships were hosted by the VRC and the VLTBC this past weekend.  Although the majority of participants were from the VRC club, some of the 104 participants came from Alberta, Washington, the Okanagan, the Kootenays, and Vancouver Island and other clubs from the Lower Mainland.

Competition was fierce and all of the matches were enjoyed by the spectators and players!  The "love" of the game was evident everywhere on and off of the courts!

Frank Price, Marian Holoboff, and Committee are to be congratulated on a job well done!  Special thanks to Jack Rogers for dual service - as the referee and draw desk director!

Below are listed the champions for this year!

BC Masters Badminton Champions – 2011

35+ Events

MS        Nandana Thushan De Silva (VLTBC)
WS        Anthea Poon (VLTBC)
MD        Nandana Thushan De Silva (VLTBC) & Nadim Mir (CB)
WD        Masako Cochran & Ying-Fan Lai (WA)
MX        Leslie Lau & Siu-Imm Tay (VRC)

40+ Events

MS        Stan Dee (VRC)
WS        No event
MD        Richard Jordon (St. Anthony’s) & Peter Brix (BW)
WD        Sue Rogers & Denise Vines (KBC)
MX        Erik Nilsson & Erica Tao (VRC)

45+ Events

MS        Terry Downton  (VBC)
WS        No event
MD        Mike Britten & Wayne Dalin (VRC)
WD        Sue Rogers & Denise Vines (KBC)
MX        Peter & Damaris Brix (BW)

50+ Events

MS        Henry Sun (VRC)
WS        Mary-Jo Randall (CB)
MD        Mike Britten & David MacCulloch (VRC)
WD        Damaris Brix (BW) & Barb Heaney (KBC)
MX        Reed Sumida & Patti Sumida (CB)

55+ Events

MS        Tony Knott (CB)
WS        Marian Holoboff (VRC)
MD        Mike Mitson (KBC) & Rob Oldfield (CB)
WD        Marian Holoboff & Siew-Har Hong (VRC)
MX        Frank Price & Marian Holoboff (VRC)

60+ Events

MS        Tony Knott (CB)
WS        No event
MD        Tony Knott (CB) & Allan Fraser (KBC)
WD        Marg Hudson (PABC) & Tess Tearoe (KBC)
MX        David Niven (CB) & Sanne Dryborough (VRC)

65+ Events

MS        Anand Walia (VRC)
WS        Marg Hudson (PABC)
MD        Mickey Kroschinsky (KBC) & Anand Walia (VRC)
WD        Barb Aven (VRC) & Cindy Simpson (CRBC)
MX        Al Fraser (KBC) & Joanne Sullivan (VRC)

70+ Events

MS        Daryl Bissell (CBC)
WS        No event
MD        Daryl Bissell (CBC) & Frank Emery (TBC)
WD        Doreen Elvedahl & Jessie Rogers (BW)
MX        Daryl Bissell (CBC) & Marg Hudson (PABC)

 

Note: For those players that have won their respective events and would like to receive their gold, silver, and/or bronze medals, please request for these medals via the Tournament Committee at the Vancouver Racquets Club.  As part of their bid for the 2011 BC Masters Provincial Championships, the Tournament Committee at VRC is to provide all prizing and medals.

Ogopogo Masters Pricing

Please be aware that the original fee structure for the 2011 Ogopogo Masters was incorrect.  The correct pricing is $40 for 1 event (including dinner) to a maximum of $100 for 4 events ($30 for additional dinner ticket).  The entry deadline for the tournament is Friday, March 18th.

 

February 2011 Masters Update!

Feb 23, 2011


President's Award!

Many of you may not be aware but through Sport BC, a President's Award is given each year by the various PSO's or Provincial Sport Organizations.  Last year, Sital Shoker was presented as badminton's choice for the award.  This year, the recipient is Mike Christian, President of the Kelowna Badminton Club.  Mike will receive his award from Badminton BC President David Niven, at a ceremony on Feb. 24th at the River Rock Casino.  Congratulations, Mike.

VLTBC and Brentwood Tournaments!

Unfortunately, I cannot report on the VLTBC or the Brentwood tournaments as I did not attend.  I did look at the results and entries on Tournament Software.  VLTBC had an entry of 73 but three were in the exhibition age of 30+.  Brentwood had an entry of 67.  In both tournaments, the top end and the bottom end are missing players!  Hopefully, many more will attend the BC Masters.  In checking the entry yesterday, it was at 34 which is a strong, early indicator of a good entry as many people wait until the last day to enter!

The entry Deadline for the BC Masters is Monday, Feb. 28th just before midnight.  Please enter online at 2011 BC Masters Provincial Championships

Please make an account for yourself and in the future when you use Tournament Software, your information will be stored and will autofill except for choices and payment criteria.  You can pay by credit card as well.  It will say PayPal but go one page further and you can use your credit card if you wish.

The committee at the VRC, headed by Frank Price and Marian Holoboff, is working hard to give us a great tournament, so come out and support it!

Also, a reminder, the tournament fee now includes the cost for medals.  Prior to this event, the cost was absorbed by Badminton BC.  From this tournament on, the cost is built into the $100 fee as well as your social events, souvenir, HST, shuttles and any other expenses, i.e. rentals, officials, etc.  If you wish to receive a medal, you must contact the tournament committee.  There are no details at the time of registration but I am sure that a committee member will be happy to answer any questions re this matter.

Kelowna Ogopogo Masters - March 25, 26, 27, 2011

The information can be found at Ogopogo Masters 2011 for registration and other information.

The entry Deadline is Friday, March 18th just before midnight.

Be aware that the regulations state the following important pieces of information:

Start Time: Friday March 25th 5:00pm : Mixed 60 and up

Maximum 4 event entry and 2 age groups

Remember to bookmark their site as they use their own licensed Tournament Software for the running and publishing of the tournament.

It is hard to believe that the BC's and Kelowna are our two last tournaments of the season!

See  you on the courts!

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters

 

2011 BC Seniors Games Information

Feb 15, 2011

The West Kootenay 2011 BC Seniors Games Badminton event will be held in Castlegar, BC at Selkirk College, the week of Tuesday, August 16 - Saturday, August 20, 2011.

2011 BC Seniors Games Badminton Sport Chair: Rod Fayant
Email: rfayant@selkirk.ca

Badminton BC Contact: Cindy Simpson
Phone: 250-287-9827
Email: cindy.simpson@badmintonbc.com

 

Masters Update - November 23, 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Port Alberni Masters!

Pictured below is the new venue or Alberni Athletic Hall for sport in PA!  The hall has six badminton courts with bleachers, a fairly high ceiling, a large party/registration area upstairs, plenty of washrooms, showers downstairs, wheelchair accessibility, brownish walls and a beautiful Eastern Maple floor.  Of course, there is more finishing to be done and the curtain to be moved into place.  However, the tournament with 69 entries was held this past weekend and all seemed to have a good time!  The tournament is now posted on www.tournamentsoftware.com.

 

2010 Port Alberni Masters - Alberni Athletic Hall 001

The first match of the evening was a 65+ mixed match and it was only fitting that the hard-working Port Alberni master player, Marg Hudson, was involved in the match with Murray Foubister and two islanders, Wally Hrybko of Sayward and Anna Robitaille of Courtenay!


2010 Port Alberni Masters - Alberni Athletic Hall 002

The photo below shows part of the gym to give you an idea of how it looks!  The official opening of the facility is on Saturday, November 27, 2010.


2010 Port Alberni Masters - Alberni Athletic Hall 003

The final match of the tournament was, of course a very close three game match, with Marc Petreman and Damaris Brix versus Clara Wai and Peter Brix!


2010 Port Alberni Masters - Alberni Athletic Hall 004

Everyone who attended would like to express their gratitude for running these tournaments over the years, to the ladies below!  Believe it or not, both just returned from holidays and managed to supply the food and draw desk workings, prizes at the dinner, registration and only they know what else,  for us all!  Thanks, Olga and Marg!


2010 Port Alberni Masters - Alberni Athletic Hall 005

Please remember to support the upcoming Masters Circuit tournaments!

Oct 22-24    2010 VRC Masters Badminton Tournament - completed    VRC
Nov 19-21    2010 Port Alberni Masters - completed    Port Alberni
Jan 28-30    2011 VLTBC Masters    VLTBC
Feb 11-13    2011 Brentwood Masters    Victoria
Mar 11-13    2011 BC Masters Provincials    VRC
Mar 25-27    2011 Ogopogo Masters    KBC

And These Events:

Canadian Masters Badminton Championships - April 11 - 16, 2011

www.canadianmastersbadminton.com

World Senior Championships - August 21 - 27, 2011. (Richmond, BC)

Canadian Criteria for Qualification can be found at www.badmintonbc.com

Please remember that for all of the above events  you must be a current member of Badminton BC and for the World Seniors, a paid up member of BADMINTON Canada's Champion Club.

(What fees will be needed for the Canadians, I do not know yet but be prepared to pay some sort of Badminton Canada fee!)

See you on the courts!

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters
Badminton BC

 

Masters Update for October 2010!

Nov 4, 2010

VRC Masters - October 22 - 24, 2010.

The first tournament of the masters circuit was hosted by the Vancouver Racquets Club last weekend.  The total entry was 99 of which 11 or so were playing exhibition matches in the 30+ event. 

Frank Price, Carol Taylor and Jack Rogers are to be commended for running the tournament and for using tournament software!  It was wonderful to see the committee take the risk to use the software and by next year, they will have worked out any glitches!

The committee also wanted to have a 30+ event which replaced the 35+ event to see how the entry would be.  There was growth in this area as Kelowna put in a 30+ in their masters last March but only had a total of 4 male entries in the 30+ events.

Port Alberni will also add 30+ events and they will be included as exhibition events.  Before we change our format to include 30+ events, we need to see if players attend.  Any of the other tournaments that wish to include 30+ exhibition events for the rest of this season are welcome to do so.  Following the season we will look at the number of entries in each tournament and event, how much time was taken up and the impact on the 35+ events before making a decision as to whether or not to include them in our full schedule for the 2011 - 12 season.

Port Alberni Masters - November 19, 20,  21, 2010

Wow, how often does one get to christen a new hall for badminton? 

Take the opportunity and attend the upcoming Port Alberni Masters tournament in the new Alberni Athletic Hall!

Please, let us all support the players from Alberni who work so hard to put on tournaments and who always support our masters circuit events! 

Let's make a goal of over 100 entries!  Bring a new player to help round out our numbers and  hopefully the trickle down effect will help attendance at our other masters tournaments!

Larry Spencer has agreed to have online registration using tournament software!  The information has been uploaded online!  Please be aware, that payment will be made at the tournament! 

Also, as this tournament is sanctioned, you must be a member of Badminton BC to participate!  Make your bill smaller by paying in advance at www.badmintonbc.com!

The entry deadline is Friday, November 12, 2010!

Island Tournaments are awesome!  Attend and enjoy!

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters

p.s. Please note that the 2010-2011 Masters Rankings have recently been posted online as well.

 

One Male Referee Needed For The BC Seniors Games

June 25, 2010

Update to: Two Officials Needed For BC Seniors Games

The Umpire position has been filled by a female.

The badminton event in the BC Seniors Games will run September 15-18, 2010 in Campbell River at the Sportsplex.  A backup venue will be assigned if needed.  The expected number of participants is between 100 and 150.  The ages are 55+ to 80+ in five year increments.  There are two divisions, competitive and recreation with singles, doubles and mixed in both divisions competing in a round robin format with playoffs if needed.

The costs for two officials will be covered by the Host Society at the BC Seniors Games Society Expense Account rates.  Included are accommodation, mileage and food for two officials beginning on the evening of September 14th or 15th as play will begin on the 15th or 16th as determined by the number of entries.

The games will require one male and one female official.  One referee and umpire are required.  Both may be required to umpire at times.  The main roles will be monitoring the field of play, settling any scoring conflicts, or working at solving any problems arising during the tournament.

Please apply via email to
Cindy Simpson,
V-P Masters/Sport Chair, Badminton Event, BC Seniors Games 2010
cindy.simpson@badmintonbc.com

Entry application deadline is July 15, 2010.

 

Request For Bids for 2011 BC Masters Provincial Championships

May 20, 2010

Badminton BC Championships, a yearly tournament, are awarded by a "Bid Process".

Tournament: 2011 BC Masters Provincial Badminton Championships

Dates: March 11 - 13, 2011

Entry Fees: $100 per entry  (Covers four events, (5 if 65+) and other expenses)

Sanctioned Event: All participants must be current Members of Badminton BC for the 2010- 2011 season.

Information To Include: Name of Venue, No. of Courts, Description of Social Events, Brand of Shuttles, Tournament Chair and Contact Information, Tournament Hotel and Information.

Referee: Mandatory stipend, responsibility of Tournament Committee to pay a reasonable stipend to the Referee.

Prizes/Medals: Responsibility of the Tournament Committee.

Online Registration & Payment: Handled by Badminton BC using Tournament Software.

Deadline: Please submit bids in writing via email to:
                Cindy Simpson, V-P Masters at cindy.simpson@badmintonbc.com
                by June 15, 2010.

 

A "Thank You" Letter from VP Masters, Cindy Simpson

May 11, 2010

Dear Sue, Denise and Mike!
 
On behalf of all of the players attending the Masters Canadian Badminton Championships in Kelowna, April 26 - May 1, 2010, I would like to thank each of you for all of your months of hard work under difficult conditions in providing your guests with a super, well run and enjoyable Masters Championships!

2010 Canadian Masters - Denise Vines & Mike Mitson

Do Denise and Mike look glassy-eyed? Yes, and it is only Tuesday!  Oh, wait, they are enjoying the Kelsey's night!  A marvellous addition to the tournament!

Thanks to each of your committee members as well!  The social events were awesome, the food was great and the draw desk workers were fantastic!  It was plain to see that a major amount of work had gone into the building as well to upgrade it!  The massage lady was superb!  The number of volunteers was staggering!  The tent outside was innovative, complete with TV and the staging of the final day of play was viewer friendly!  The matches were hard fought and entertaining!  All in all, a huge success!

So, please accept our thanks for wonderful, wonderful event that we will all remember for a lifetime!

Cindy Simpson
VP Masters
Badminton BC

2010 Canadian Masters - Sue Rogers

Wow, Sue, I wonder what is happening to you in this picture!  Your smile is perfect!  Great outfit! 
 
Congratulations to these 2010 Canadian Masters Champions from BC.

35+ Men's Singles - Leslie Lau   

35+ Women's Doubles - Susan Rogers

45+ Women's Doubles - Denise Vines

50+ Women's Doubles - Geraldine Pugh & Mary-Jo Randall

55+ Women's Singles - Siew-Har Hong

55+ Women's Doubles - Siew-Har Hong

55+ Mixed Doubles - Henry Paynter & Siew-Har Hong

60+ Women's Doubles - Sanne Dryborough & Joanne Sullivan

65+ Women's Doubles - Margaret Hudson & Joanne Sullivan

65+ Mixed Doubles - Gord McConnell & Joanne Sullivan

70+ Men's Singles - Andy Evans

70+ Men's Doubles - Daryl Bissell & Frank Emery

70+ Women's Doubles - Margaret Hudson

70+ Mixed Doubles - Daryl Bissell & Marg Hudson

75+ Women's Doubles - Claire Bowyer

75+ Mixed Doubles - Claire Bowyer

BC had many silver and bronze medal winners as well.

Check these medalists out at: Canadian Masters Badminton Association - 2010 Kelowna Winners

For an overview of the tournament, please go to 2010 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

 

Masters Update from VP Masters, Cindy Simpson

April 20, 2010

The final event in the BC Masters Circuit was held in Kelowna on March 26, 27, 28, 2010.

The entry was at 95 and there were some wonderful matches, particularly in mixed doubles as teams were trying out new partnerships in preparation for the Canadian National Masters Championships which are also hosted by the Kelowna Club and begin next week.

The draws and timing for this fantastic event of 285 entries can be found at 2010 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships.

As our BC Masters Circuit is now completed for this season, it is time to start planning for next season.

Marg Hudson has already submitted the date for the Port Alberni Masters - Nov. 19, 20 and 21, 2010 AND we hope that the new facility will be completed by then.

I will be contacting the other tournament chairs from this season's events and requesting their dates.

As well, shortly a notice will go out requesting bids for the 2011 BC Masters Provincials!  Prince George's event will be a hard act to follow!

Cindy Simpson
V-P Masters
Badminton BC

 

Masters Update by Cindy Simpson, VP Masters

March 17, 2010

2010 BC Masters - Lance Gordon & Don Hill

Lance Gordon (Prince George) & Don Hill (Terrace) competing in the BC Masters in Prince George this past weekend!

BC Masters!

The College of New Caledonia was the eight court venue for the BC Masters Championships held in Prince George this past weekend.

Tournament Chair, Patty Wadson and her volunteer committee did a wonderful job of hosting the event.

Each competitor received an embroidered towel, free water, sport drinks and snacks during the event and an opportunity to order and prepay for a lunch which was delivered on time!  The Saturday night social was held at the Treasure Cove Resort and Casino!  At the dinner, which was marvellous and pre-ordered as well, the only glitch was that 46 was too many for one area and we had to be separated. 

Patty had draw prizes for everyone and some major  draw prizes as well!  After dinner, we were able to proceed into the casino with a free $5 voucher and try our hand at gambling!  Believe me when I say, that many people won!

Lisa Davison and her draw desk committee also worked hard to ensure that players had many matches!  Lisa was creative with the draws and most players had a good number of matches!  Her draw desk workers were very capable!  Thanks to Jeff Cunin for umpiring some matches and to Rob Oldfield, the referee.

Many of us have been attending Masters Provincials for many years and for the first time ever, the majority of areas of our province were represented.  Such cities as Terrace, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Kelowna, Westbank, Vernon, Trail, Abbotsford, Port Alberni, Vancouver, Surrey, Campbell River, Delta, Victoria and Kamloops were represented! 

Some highlights!

  • a rather loud expletive  during a mixed doubles match
  • socializing and making new friends as never before seen at a masters tournament
  • Rob introducing new players to the matching shirt concept
  • Tony playing in his gardening shoes
  • Denise winning "big" in the casino and Patty following her on the same machine and winning "even more"
  • Louis Gagne showing up out of the northern woods
  • lots of laughter, great play, good food and good times!
  • Joanne tending to Gordie medically - that's what partners are for

Here is a current results list of the Masters Provincials!

 

Masters Provincial Badminton Championships

March 12 -13, 2010 – Prince George, BC

35+ Events

WS          No Event

MS          No Event

MD          Winners     Andrew Blix & Surinder Dhaliwal
               Finalists    Lance Gordon & Don Hill

WD          Winners    Rea Barber & Judy Kehler
                Finalists    Mary-Jo Randall & Joy Hill

MX          Winners     Lance Gordon & Rea Barber
               Finalists    Surinder Dhaliwal & Lisa Davison
               Third        Donald & Joy Hill

40+ Events

WS          No Event

MS           No Event

MD          Winners     Andrew Blix & Surinder Dhaliwal
                Finalists    Lance Gordon & Garry Wadson

WD          Winners    Sue Rogers & Denise Vines
                Finalists    Nancy Condon & Rea Barber
       

MX          Winners     Surinder Dhaliwal & Lisa Davison
               Finalists    Lance Gordon & Rea Barber
                Third        Garry Wadson & Judy Kehler

45+ Events   

MS        Winner        Andrew Blix
             Finalist       Evan Thomas

WS        No event

MD        Winners     Sue Rogers & Denise Vines       
             Finalists    Kirk Rustad & Ajit Dayanandan


WD        Winners    Sue Rogers & Denise Vines
             Finalists    Mary-Jo Randall & Geraldine Pugh
              Third       Cathy Cole & Patty Wadson

MX        Winners    Mike Mitson & Denise Vines
             Finalists    David Niven & Sue Rogers
       

50+ Events

MS        Winner    Tony Knott
             Finalist    Evan Thomas

WS        Winner    Geraldine Pugh
             Finalist    Mary-Jo Randall

MD        Winners    Kirk Rustad & Ajit Dayanandan   
             Finalists    Mike Mitson & Rob Oldfield
             Third        David Niven & Gord McConnell
   
WD        Winners     Geraldine Pugh & Mary-Jo Randall
              Finalists    Joanne Sullivan & Sanne Dryborough

MX        Winners     Mike Mitson & Mary-Jo Randall
             Finalists    Rob Oldfield & Geraldine Pugh

55+ Events       

MS        No event

WS        No event

MD        Winners     Mike Mitson & Rob Oldfield
             Finalists    David Niven & Gord McConnell
             Third        Donn Aven & Ron Jordan

WD        Winners     Joanne Sullivan & Sanne Dryborough
              Finalists    Marg Hudson & Cindy Simpson

MX        Winners     David Niven & Sanne Dryborough
             Finalists    Donn & Barb Aven
             Third        Rob Oldfield & Cindy Simpson

60+ Events

MS        No event   

WS        No event

MD        Winners     Donn Aven & Ron Jordan
             Finalists    Darryl Knott & Ton Knott
             Third        Frank Emery & Rod Oliver

WD        Winners    Barb Aven & Cindy Simpson
             Finalists    Jessie Rogers & Doreen Elvedahl

MX        Winners     Gord McConnell & Joanne Sullivan
             Finalists    Tony Knott & Cindy Simpson   
             Third        Donn Aven & Barb Aven

65+ Events

MS        No event

WS        No event

MD        No event

WD        Winners    Barb Aven & Marg Hudson
             Finalists    Jessie Rogers & Doreen Elvedahl

MX        Winners     Gord McConnell & Joanne Sullivan
             Finalists    Frank Emery & Doreen Elvedahl   
             Third        Ron Jordan & Jessie Rogers

70+ Events   

MS        Winner    Frank Emery
             Finalist    Daryl Knott

2010 BC Masters - Jessie Rogers & Murray Foubister

Jessie Rogers and Murray Foubister - Mixed Doubles 60+


Kelowna Masters 2010 - March 26, 27, 28

Entry Deadline has passed.

Canadian National Masters - April 25 - May 1, 2010 - Kelowna, BC

Entry Deadline - Monday, March 22, 2010.

Link to entry -  2010 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

Link to tournament website - www.canadianmastersbadminton.com/events/schedule-events

 

BC Masters Badminton Champions for 2010

March 17, 2010

Due to the various combinations of play to ensure play for all, some of the matches in some events were exhibition and here are the actual winners.

35+ MD    Andrew Blix  & Surinder Dhaliwal (Terrace)

35+ WD    Rea Barber & Judy Kehler (Prince George)

35+ MX    Lance Gordon & Rea Barber (Prince George)

40+ MD    Andrew Blix & Surinder Dhaliwal (Terrace)

40+ LD    Sue Rogers (Vernon) & Denise Vines (Westbank)

40+ MX    Surinder Dhaliwal (Terrace) & Lisa Davison (Prince George)

45+ MS    Andrew Blix (Terrace)

45+ MD    Sue Rogers (Vernon) & Denise Vines (Westbank)

45+ WD    Sue Rogers (Vernon) & Denise Vines (Westbank)

45+ MX    Mike Mitson & Denise Vines (Westbank)

50+ MS    Tony Knott (Victoria)

50+ WS    Geraldine Pugh (Victoria)

50+ MD    Kirk Rustad & Ajit Dayanandan (Prince George)

50+ WD    Geraldine Pugh & Mary-Jo Randall (Victoria)

50+ MX    Mike Mitson (Westbank) & Mary-Jo Randall (Victoria)

55+ MD    Mike Mitson (Westbank) & Rob Oldfield (Victoria)

55+ LD    Joanne Sullivan (Vancouver) & Sanne Dryborough (Surrey)

55+ MX    David Niven (Victoria) & Sanne Dryborough (Surrey)

60+ MD    Donn Aven  (Delta) &    Ron Jordan (Victoria)

60+ LD    Barb Aven  (Delta) & Cindy Simpson (Campbell River)

60+ MX    Gord McConnell (Chilliwack) & Joanne Sullivan (Vancouver)

65+ LD    Barb Aven (Delta) & Marg Hudson (Port Alberni)

65+ MX    Gord McConnell (Chilliwack) & Joanne Sullivan (Vancouver)

70+ MS    Frank Emery (Trail)

 

Kelowna awarded 2010 Canadian Masters Championship

December 10, 2009

The Kelowna Badminton Club was selected by Badminton BC to host the 2010 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships April 25 to May 1, 2010.  Click "Read more..." below for more information.

Click here to go to the 2010 Canadian Masters Championships website.

Vancouver, BC:  The Kelowna Badminton Club was selected by Badminton BC to host the 2010 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships April 25 to May 1, 2010.


The tournament is awarded to the provincial member of Badminton Canada (Badminton BC) and Badminton BC chose Kelowna based on a superior bid.


Brock Turner, CEO of Badminton BC, remarked that Kelowna will be a great host for the tournament.  “The Kelowna Badminton Club used the resources of Sport Kelowna and Tourism Kelowna to put together a very attractive bid and, ultimately, they won.  We look forward to a great competition.”


Susan Rogers and Denise Vines, co-Chairs of the local organizing committee, are very excited to get the Bid.  “When Badminton BC talked to eligible clubs about hosting, we immediately jumped at the chance.  It is a great experience to be able to host a tournament like this as they are mostly held in the larger centres.  We know we will put on a first class tournament.”


Badminton BC was concerned that the tourney would be compromised by hosting the event in BC as it is typically held during March and there would be a conflict with the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  The national tournament schedule is set out four years in advance and 2010 was the year for BC to host the Masters tournament.  When the schedule was released to the provincial bodies, BC approached Quebec to switch years.   Quebec was unable to take on the tournament in 2010 so Badminton BC worked with Badminton Canada to have the tournament date changed and to move the tournament outside of the Lower Mainland.


The Masters tournaments are for players 35 years old and above.  Each age group is set in five year increments up to 80+. Events include all traditional Badminton events of Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for each age group.


Badminton BC’s mission is to “build champions” of the sport at all levels in all areas of the province of British Columbia.  Badminton BC is one of most successful Badminton provincial sport organizations in Canada.  Originally formed in 1925, it is also one of the oldest PSO’s in the country. For more information about Badminton BC and its programs, please visit www.badmintonbc.com.


The Kelowna Badminton Club, one of the oldest incorporated Badminton Clubs in Canada, is located in the heart of the Okanagan.  Originally started in 1910, the Club had a couple of hall locations until it settled into the current location at 1098 Richter Street about 3 blocks from Prospera Place.  The present hall’s official opening was October 14, 1950. The facility is one of the best in B.C. and the only one of its kind in the B.C. interior.  With almost 500 members, the club membership is a mix of ages and skills; from 8 to 80+, beginners to advanced, recreational and competitive.

For more information, please contact:

Susan Rogers, co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee at: 250-307-2531 or srogers@canada.com
Denise Vines, co-Chair, Local Organizing Committee at: 778-755-0120 or denisevines@shaw.ca
Brock Turner, CEO, Badminton BC at:  604-333-3599 or brock.turner@badmintonbc.com

 

Masters Update from new Vice President, Masters

December 9th, 2009

The new Vice-President - Masters, Cindy Simpson, would like to extend her congratulations to the new Board members and thank David Niven, former VP of Masters and current President,  for his years of service to the Masters players.

As the new Vice-President - Masters, Cindy would like to announce the following information:

Canadian National Masters Championships - Kelowna, BC

The Kelowna Club members have been working diligently on this event slated for April 25 - May 1, 2010.  Please go to http://www.canadianmastersbadminton.com/  for more information!


A New Masters Circuit Tournament

The Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club will be hosting a full masters event on January 15 – 17, 2010.  This tournament will become part of the Masters Circuit. As a Badminton BC sanctioned circuit event, all participants must be members of Badminton BC. VLTBC is planning innovative events for the players.  Registration information will soon be available.


New Date Due to Olympics

Brentwood Masters have moved their tournament date to January 29 - 31, 2010 for this year only.

Registration will be online via Tournament Software.  Please check the Home page www.badmintonbc.com for information and links.  Also, this tournament is sanctioned and therefore all participants must be members of Badminton BC.


Masters Provincial Championships - Prince George, BC

Date Change due to Olympics - March 12 - 14, 2010.
Venue - College of New Caledonia
Further Details regarding online registration will be coming soon.

Kelowna Masters 

The "Ogopogo" is scheduled for March 26 - 28, 2010.  Information to be announced on this Badminton BC sanctioned circuit event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Port Alberni Masters was held in November 2009!

This event was held in the high school due to loss of the Alberni Athletic Hall to fire.  Next year, the venue will be the same, (unless the new hall is ready) but the net and post system will be different.  Although only 55 players attended, the tournament  was great and everyone had a good time.  Thanks to Larry, Marg, Bob and Trudy for all of their hard work.


Also, out of 55 players, 54 are members of BBC.  Well Done!  The tournament is up at www.tournamentsoftware.com if you wish to see the results.


VRC Masters - October 23 - 24, 2009

The attendance at this first Masters event of the year was at 92 with the majority of players from the VRC.  The results are up at http://www.vrc.bc.ca/Masters.html .  A good time was had by all and the hula hooping was fascinating to watch! 


As this tournament is also a circuit event, players need to be members of BBC.  Hopefully by now, the 41 players needing their memberships have now secured them so that they can play on in the other Masters circuit events.