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UC Badminton Club AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the University of Canberra Badminton Club will be held on 31 January 2016, at 12.00pm, after the usual Sunday games at the sports hall. All members welcome to attend.
Australian Teams named for Oceania Team Events
Badminton Australia has announced the Australian teams for the 2016 Oceania Mixed Team Championships, Oceania Men’s Team Championship and Oceania Women’s Team Championship. All events will be held in New Zealand in February. See below for a full list of team. See the team's list
Expression of Interest
Call for Expression of Interest from those who wish to be line judge volunteers for the Australian Badminton Open, 7-12 June 2016.
Badminton Oceania is looking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO)..
The COO is responsible for providing leadership and managing the day to day operations of the Confederation.
Applications for the position close on 20th December 2015.
Currently the position in based in Auckland, New Zealand and while this is the preferred location this can be discussed with the successful applicant
Remuneration for the position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
All enquiries and applications for the position should be sent to Geraldine Brown, President, Badminton Oceania - e-mail email@example.com
ACT Badminton Association
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The 2015 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the ACTBA was held at Kaleen High School meeting room, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen.
Friday 20th November 2015 at 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Congratulations to all the new committee 2016 and wish them good luck in the coming year.
Thank you to all the outgoing committee for all the time you have given and hard works that you have performed to the association in the past year. Much appreciated !
Albury Veterans Team Tournament
31Oct & 1 Nov 2015
This year saw the largest participation for some years from the ACTBA with three teams competing ,
Congratulations to all
Level 1 Referee
Congratulations to both Jacinta Joe and Steven Huynh who have completed all requirements to be classified as Level 1 Referees and have been issued with their ABCOC certificates. Well done !
2015 New Caledonia International
Noumea, 28-31 October 2015
Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) and Pit Seng Low (NSW) for winning the Men's Doubles Finals of the New Caledonia International held in Noumea, New Caledonia. Well done !
SHUTTLE TIME COURSE
Introduction: Shuttle Time is Badminton World Federation's (BWF) schools programme. This programme aims to help you develop skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver safe and fun badminton lessons to children.
Who is it for?The Shuttle Time course is ideal for badminton enthusiasts, teachers, coaches, assistant coaches who would like to introduce badminton to primary and secondary school aged children .
Note: Shuttle Time is not a part of the National Accredited Coaching Scheme (NCAS), it will not give you a qualification. However, as a Shuttle Time teacher, once endorsed by Badminton Australia, will allow you to teach at your local club and schools.
2015 Intervasity Games
The 2015 Intervasity was held on 27 August 2015 at the ANU Sports Centre. The University of Canberra (UC) competed in badminton against the Australian National University (ANU) in five events format: MS, WS, MD,WD and MX. The ANU beat UC by 3-2. The ANU won in WS, WD and MX while UC won MS and MD. Congratulations all.
New instant review system (IRS) comes into effect in badminton
Men's Doubles, Men's Singles, Mixed Doubles, Women's Doubles, Women's Singles
Players will have two challenges per match when the new instant review system comes into effect on the OSIM BWF World Superseries tour at the Indonesia Open.
Singles players or doubles pairs will be able to challenge line calls or umpire overrules of line calls. If a line call, after review, is deemed correct the player/pair loses one challenge. Two incorrect challenges means a player/pair will have no more challenges for the duration of the match.
However, if the player/pair challenges successfully they do not lose a challenge.
The instant review system will make its debut on the television court at the 10-16 June Superseries Premier event in Jakarta. Challenges will not be available on courts that are not running the camera-based reviews.
Challenges must be made immediately after the shuttle has landed and the call made by the line judge and before the commencement of the serve for the next rally. A player/pair should clearly state “Challenge” to the umpire and signal their request by raising their hand/arm simultaneously.
A description of the review set-up noted the system “comprises ultra slow-motion cameras down the court lines which are sending images to a control position near the referee…On a signal from the umpire, the operator will display the images to the referee…He/she will then decide to uphold the line judges’/umpire’s decision or overturn it”.
The BWF’s newly-published Instant Review System – Player’s Guide also states this is not a “graphical system predicting whether the shuttle is in or out” but rather an ultra slow-motion instant replay which will provide the information for the referee to decide”.
BWF Deputy President Paisan Rangsikitpho pointed out the “beneficial impact” of an instant review system in “giving players confidence that they can instigate change if they believe they have received a poor decision from on-court officials”.
Prior to implementation, there will be a second demonstration of the instant review system during the Li Ning BWF Sudirman Cup 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, though the challenge option will not be in effect for players.
Be Active Campaign
Badminton Coaching for Juniors
ACT Badminton Association (ACTBA) will be conducting a 5-week Junior Badminton program as part of its Be Active Campaign
Dates: Saturdays 1 August to 29 August 2015
Times: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Kaleen High School Gym
Baldwin Drive, Kaleen
Cost: $150.00 per player.
The program will cover basic strokes such as serving (backhand and forehand), returning and receiving serves, forehand and backhand drive and overhead clears as well as foot movement, basic grips and simple tactics. There will also be games for fun and practice.
Racquets and shuttles will be provided.
26 - 31 May 2015
For more details of the draws and results, click here
2015 Sudirman Cup
10 - 17 May 2015
Congratulations to Australia for ending up third in Group 3 final standings.
For the summary results, click here
For more details see TurnamentSoftware
The 2017 Sudirman Cup will be held in Gold Coast, Australia. Watch the handover ceremony video
Nomination forms for the 2015 Badminton Australia National Junior Squads are now available. Please see more details.
X-TRM Oceania Championships 2015
12 - 15 February 2015
Auckland, New Zealand
Several Australian players are taking part in this tournament. Good luck Anthony Joe (ACT) who won the first round but unfortunately he will play against his best friend and doubles partner Pit Seng Low (NSW) in the second round ! Unfortunately there is a winner and a loser and this time Anthony progressed to the next stage, see WBF news
In Men's Doubles, Anthony Joe and Pit Seng Low have reached Semi Final to be played on Saturday 14 Feb 15. We wish them good luck !
Follow the draws and results here
Badminton Australia’s revised Anti-Doping Policy comes into effect 1 January 2015.
Click here to view the policy.
The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has recently warned all Australian athletes and coaches about the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine, following a spate of positive doping tests both in Australia and overseas.
Click here to view the ASC information sheet.
2015 ACT Australia Day Doubles
24 January 2015
at the Australian National University, North Road Acton, ACT
The competition has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up. Well done !
Badminton CALD Closed Championship Doubles/Mixed Only
Saturday 28 March 2015
Building 4, UCU Sports & Fitness Centre, see location
Grades: Open, B, C and D
Entries Close 13 March 2015
The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up.
For the final results, click here
For more details of the draws and the results see Tournament Software
2015 Gosen ACT Open
Saturday - Sunday
2 – 3 May 2015
at The Australian National University, North Road, Acton ACT 2601 see map of location.
Singles – Doubles – Mixed.
Open, B and C grades
Entries Close 25 April 2015
The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up.
For the final results, click here
For the details of the draws and results see Tournament Software
2015 ACT Junior Open Tournament
Saturday 14 March 2015
UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive Kaleen see location
Singles and Doubles (No Mixed Doubles)
U19, U17, U15, U13
Entries close: 1 March 2014
Schedule of plays:
All Singles to start at 9.15am
All Doubles to start at 1.30pm
Good luck to all !
Follow the details of the draws and results on Tournament Software
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