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Upcoming Events
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2015 ACT CALD Team Challenge

Saturday 5 September 2015

At Kaleen High School Baldwin Drive, Kaleen. see location

Grade A, B and C

Team consists of 2 Men & 2 Women

Team Fees: $60.00 / team for Members

$80.00 for Non-Members

Playing formats:

One Men’s Double, One Women’s Double and Two Mixed Doubles

Entries Close: 28 August 2015

Team must be named after a Country or Ethnicity (i.e. Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka etc) as part of CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) Program.

During the tournament, Kindle Sports will display and sell Denmark No.1 brand FZ FORZA badminton products with 15 - 40% discount.  Cash sales only, no credit card facility is available.  If you wish to examine or purchase particular items on that day, please contact kindlesports@yahoo.com or 0421 131 626 in advance

Players in the team can be from mixed countries of origin, but each team must bring a dish of the country it represents to be shared for lunch. The amount of the dish only needs to feed 6 to 8 people. If they have their country’s flag, we encourage them to bring it to the venue for display.

Please submit your team entry either using the Print Team Entry Form (which contains more information) or fill in the Online Team Entry Form as soon as possible before the closing date.

Send entries to: The Organiser, Cheques made to: ACT Badminton Association, PO Box 794, Belconnen ACT 2616.

Follow the draws and results on Tournament Software

If you need further information, send an email to: act badminton


2015 ACT Interschool Badminton Competition

Year 7/8 and Year 9/10.

The ACT Badminton Association is pleased to invite your school to participate in the Interschool competition in 2015

Where: ANU gym, North Road, Acton, see map of location
When: Year 7/8    Monday 26 October 2015 from 9am to 3pm
Year 9/10  Friday 30 October 2015 from 9am to 3pm

If you need further information, send email to actbadminton


2015 ACBA CALD OPEN
17 OCTOBER 2015

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Sports Hall
Grand Parade (Cnr of Olympic Boulevard) Sydney Olympic Park 2127
Time: 9:00AM SINGLES , 1:30PM DOUBLES

Click here for more information and entry form


2015 ACBA CALD JUNIOR OPEN

18 October 2015

at Hurstville Aquatic Centre
Cnr King Georges Road & Forest Road
PENSHURST NSW 2222

Singles 8:45am, Doubles 1:00pm, Mixed 4:00pm


Past Events

2015 ANU Closed Tournament
Saturday 8 August 2015

at the Australian National University Sports Centre, North Road, Acton ACT.

Grades B, C (Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles)

Grade D (Doubles and Mixed Doubles only)

This tournament does not count for the national ranking points.

Entries close 1 August 2015

The entries are closed. Thank you to all those who have submitted their entries.. If you need further information, please send an email to the Organiser

ENTRIES TO:          The Organiser

Cheque made to:         ANU Badminton Club

                                    Unit G01, 4 Hutton Street, Acton, 2601

General Information for ANU Badminton Closed Tournament

The tournament will be a one day tournament held on Saturday, August 8th (approximately 9am-6pm) in the New ANU Sports Hall. The primary objective of this tournament is to foster student participation and encourage players who don’t normally participate outside the ANU club to participate on a fun competitive level. We are trying to promote the idea of a low skill level tournament to be as inclusive as possible for players, this involves creating a friendly positive tournament environment for all.

Some players may not be fully aware of the rules of the game or what is expected of a tournament so umpires will have to be conscientious of this. We do not have many experienced umpires so on the day, score sheets should be made as simple and clear as possible for players to umpire. The rules of the tournament will be posted online and also announced on the day. 

As the first tournament of its kind, it will be split into three categories based on skill level, these are D Grade (beginners), C Grade (social) and B Grade (experienced). 

The tournament will be broken down further into three events (Singles, Doubles and Mixed) for B and C grades skill level and two events (Doubles and Mixed) for D grade. The playing format will be similar to previous ACTBA tournaments, generally singles will be played first (9am-11/12pm) followed by doubles (12pm-2/3pm) and mixed doubles later in the day (3pm-5/6pm).

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2015 ACT Closed

Sat/Sun 18-19 July 2015

at Kaleen High School, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen, see location

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Grades: A, B and C

(limited number of Interstate entries to A grade only will be accepted) This tournament does not count for the national ranking points.

Entries close on 10 July 2015

All Singles and Doubles will be played on Saturday 18 July.

Singles to start at 9.00am and Doubles start at 2.00pm.

All Mixed Doubles will be played on Sunday 19 July.

Mixed Doubles to start at 9.15am.

The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up.

For more details of the draws and the results on Tournament Software

If you need further information, please email to: act badminton


2015 ACTBA Interclub Team Challenge

Saturday - 13 June 2015

at Kaleen High School, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen,  ACT

Grade: A, B, C

Team consists of 2 Men & 2 Women

Entries Close: Friday 5 June 2015

The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up. The final results:

Team's Name Player
A Grade Winner The Avengers
Anthony Joe
Edward Wang
Jacinta Joe
Melanie Pill
Runner Up Interclub Winners
Bong Wong
Terrance Wong
Adriana Phan
Sanoja Ramasundara
B Grade Winner Monday Baddies
Arnel Basas
Hao Dao
Lani Jaiyawong
Sarah Singh
Runner Up Nemesis Assasin
Alan Kisbee
Ricky Lim
Lisa Ping Jiang
Giuliana Amin
C Grade Winner Veterans
Arphan Bhatt
Chris Crane
Jerry Lebreton
Sebastian Mendez
Runner Up GraspHoppers
Bach Nguyen
Dien Ma
Lien Nong
Jane Ma

For more details of the draws and results go to Tournament Software

If you need further information, please email to: act badminton




2015 ACT Junior Open Tournament

Saturday 14 March 2015

at  

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 !

The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up. Click here for the final results

Follow the details of the draws and results on Tournament Software

If you need further information, please send an email to: act badminton



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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.

Registration is now open. Please complete the registration form and email to coaching@badmintonact.asn.au or send to ACTBA, PO BOX 477, Belconnen, ACT 2616.


The STAR Australian Open

26 - 31 May 2015

Sydney, Australia

For more details of the draws and results, click here


2015 Sudirman Cup

10 - 17 May 2015

Dongguan, China

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


National Junior Squad Nominations

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.



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2015 ACT Australia Day Doubles

24 January 2015

at the Australian National University, North Road Acton, ACT

see map of location

The competition has been run and won. Congratulations to all the winners and the runners up. Well done !

Final results

Event Winner Runner-Up
Open Men's Doubles Terrance Wong / Bong Wong TaiLiang Ko / Mingbin Ye
B Men's Doubles Guolin Mah / Vu Pham Jay Cui Cruise / Wai Low
C Men's Doubles Bach Nguyen / Quang Nguyen Dinuka Perera / Felix Hok Gie YAP
C Women's Doubles Joyce Cheung / Louisa Tang Daphne Premnath / Diane Premnath
Open Mixed Doubles Jacky Wan / Kay Chan Alex Au / Joyce Cheung
B Mixed Doubles Farhad Islam / Indu Sealy Ricky Lim / Valouny Souksavat
C Mixed Doubles Kwok Kin Tsang / Louisa Tang Christian Tang / Lucy Sun

University of Canberra
Badminton CALD Closed Championship Doubles/Mixed Only

Saturday 28 March 2015

at

University of Canberra Gym

Building 4, UCU Sports & Fitness Centre, see location

Allawoona Street, Bruce, ACT 2617

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

If you need further information, please send an email to: act badminton


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

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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

If you need further information, please send an email to: act badminton

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