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Upcoming Events
For other upcoming events, click calendar of events - Calendar 2014


ACT CALD Team Challenge

6 September 2014

Details will be published here soon.

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


World Chinese Badminton Federation Australia Division

Crown WCBF Australia Cup

Junior & Amateur Doubles

4-5 October 2014

Venue: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre,
Cnr Victoria Road & Weaver Road, Ryde NSW

Start 9:00am
Start 1:00pm
04/10/2014
U18 Girls, Age 30 - 39, & 40 – 49
Combined age 100 and 115
05/10/2014
U18 Boys, Age 50 – 59, & 60+
Combined age 60 and 80

Click here for more details and entry form


Past Events

2014 ACT Closed Tournament

Saturday 19 July 2014

at

Kaleen High School

Baldwin Drive, Kaleen.

see location

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Grade A, B and C

(limited number of Interstate entries to A grade only will be accepted)

      Entries Close: 6 July 2014

The schedule of plays

Event Saturday Time to start
C Men's Singles 19-7-2014 9.00am
All other Singles 19-7-2014 10.00am
All Doubles 19-7-2014 2.00pm
All Mixed Doubles Sunday 20-7-2014 9.00am

Please note that due to the large number of entries, ALL MIXED DOUBLES are scheduled to play on SUNDAY 20 July 2014. Our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

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

Follow the draws and results here

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


2014 Gosen NSW State Open

21 - 22 June 2014

at Sydney Olympic Sports Hall,

Grand Parade, Sydney.

For the draws and results, click here

Sponsored by


ACT Interclub Team Challenge

14 June 2014

at

UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen.

see location

Entries Close: 30 May 2014

Thank you to all those who have sent their teams' entries.

The competitions have been run and won.

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up.

Event Winner Runner Up
Grade B Kaleen Juniors HufflePuff
Grade C UC Karma Sensation

Click here for List of Teams

For the details of the draws and results, click here at

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


Gosen ACT Open

3 - 4 May 2014

at

Australian National University, North Road, Acton ACT 2601

Events: Singles – Doubles – Mixed.

Open, B and C grades

Sponsored by

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

For more details of the draws and results click here

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


ACT Junior Open

Saturday 15 March 2014

at

UC High School Kaleen, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen.

see location

Singles, Doubles (no mixed)

U19, U17, U15, U13

Thank you to all those players who have sent their entries.

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

Follow the draws and results on Tournament Software here

Photos of U13 Winners and Runners-Up.

Congratulations to all.

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


2014 ACT Australia Day Doubles Tournament

Saturday 25 January 2014

at

Australian National University

North Road, Acton, ACT 2601

see the location

Open, B, C - Doubles/Mixed Doubles

Thank you to all those who have sent their entries. The competitions have been run and won.

Congratulation to all the winners and the runners-up.

Click for the finals results.

For more details of the draws and results click here

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


2013 CGS Open Tournament

Saturday - Sunday

30th Nov – 1st Dec 2013

at

Canberra Grammar School Gym

Building 11 (see school campus map)

Monaro Crescent / Golden Grove, Red Hill, ACT 2603, see location map

Singles – Doubles – Mixed

Open, B and C grades

The tournament has been run and won. Click here for the results

For the more details of the draws and results click here

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up.

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


2013 ACT Interschool Badminton Competition

Two days of highly contested badminton games were held at ANU last week.

On Monday 28 October 13 teams of year 7 & 8 students from 9 schools in the ACT played in the annual Interschool Badminton Competition.  A combined team from Marist and Merici Colleges defeated a team from Lyneham High School in the finals.  This is the first year that Marist and Merici had entered the competition so the result was particularly pleasing for them. 

Photo of the Year 7/8 Winner - Marist/Marici Colleges

Sixteen teams from 10 schools participated in the year 9/10 division on played on Friday 1 November.  In a repeat of last year’s gold medal match, Telopea Park High School played Alfred Deakin High School.  Telopea Park School emerged as victors for the fifth year in a row.  Belconnen High School finished third.

Photo of the Year 9/10 winner - Telopea Park High

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


ACT CALD Team Challenge

Saturday, 7 September 2013

at Kaleen High School, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen,  ACT. see the location

Grade: A, B, C

The tournament has been run and won

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up

Event Winner Runner Up
A Grade Jamaica Hong Kong China
B Grade Phillipines Indian Dahl
C Grade Canadian Colts Indonesia
C Grade Men (1) Canada (2) China Nobles
(3) Italy (4) Australia
(5) CGS2 (6) CGS1

Click here for the Teams List

Click here for more details of the final results

Team consists of 2 Men & 2 Women (Up to 3 men). Team must be named after a Country or Ethnicity (i.e. Australia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka etc) as part of CALD (Cultural And Linguistically Diverse) Program.

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.

Some photos on Canberra Centenary Club of the Month website https://www.facebook.com/events/680294188652170/

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


2013 ACT Closed

Saturday 20 - 21 July 2013

at Kaleen High School gym, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen

see the location

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Grades: A, B and C.

The tournament has been run and won.

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up.

Click here for the Summary of the Final Results

For more details of the draws and results, click here

A sepcial mention and congratulations to Karolina Kotte, an Exchange Student at ANU from Sweden, who won the Women's Singles and Women's Doubles partnering with Indu Seally. Anthony Joe and Pit Seng Low won the Men's Doubles. Also congratulations to Jacinta Joe and Pit Seng Low for winning the Mixed Doubles. Well done all.

Click here for more photos gallery of the winners and runners-up

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


2013 GOSEN NSW OPEN

22 – 23, JUNE

Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Sports Hall
Grand Parade (corner of Olympic Boulevard),
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Grades: Open, A, B, C and D.

The tournament has been run and won. Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for being the runner-up in Men's Singles Open.

The detail of draws and results link is


2013 ACBA Flypower Open

Monday, 10 June 2013

at Hurstville Aquatic Centre, Cnr King Georges Rd & Forest Road, Penshurst, NSW 2222.

Singles and Doubles

Open, A, B and C grade.

The tournament has been run and won.

Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for winning the Open Mens Singles and also congratulations to Jacinta Joe (ACT) for winning the Open Womens Singles.

Click here for the results

If you need further information, please send email to acbacompetition@gmail.com


2013 ACT Interclub Team Challenge & Veterans Teams

1 June 2013

at Kaleen High School gym, Balwin Drive, Kaleen

see the location

For Interclub Teams Grade: A, B and C

Team consists of 2 men and 2 women, playing Doubles and Mixed Doubles. No Singles

The tournament has been run and won.

The Final Results:

Winner Runner-Up
A Grade Senior Junior School Juniors UNI
B Grade Whose Bad? Flaming Chillies
C Grade CIT UC 1
Veterans Vets Vets 2

Congratulations to all the winners and the runners-up

Click here for the Teams List and Players

ACT Badminton Association

P.O. Box 794, Belconnen, ACT 2616

If you need further information, please send us an email at: badminton@badmintonact.asn.au


2013 ACT Open

27-28 April 2013

Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles

Grades: Open, B and C

at the ANU Sports Union Extension gym, North Road, Acton

see location map

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

Click here for the finals results

For the details of the draws and results, click here

Click here for the photos gallery of the winners and the runners-up

The tournament was sponsored by Premium strings for badminton and tennis rackets.

If you need further information, please send us an email at: badminton@badmintonact.asn.au


Yonex Australian Open 2 - 7 April 2013

at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Click here for tournament draws and results

Click here for more information


2013 ACT Junior Open

16 March 2013

at Kaleen High School, Baldwin Drive, Kaleen ACT

see the location

Singles and Doubles (No Mixed Doubles)

U19, U17, U15, U13

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

A special Congratulations to Jesamine Donald (pictures below) who is just 8 years old for being the Runner-up in U13 Girls Singles and the Winner of U15/U17 Girls Doubles partnering with Vianna Tri.

Well done to all.

For the final results, click here

For the details of the draws and results, click here

If you need further information, please send us an email


2013 ACT Australia Day Doubles

Badminton Open Tournament

26 January 2013

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

Doubles/Mixed Doubles, Grades: Open, B and C.

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

Click here for the final results

For more details of the draws and the results, click here http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=79E437C5-CD2B-4674-9FC8-5FC36033A27F

If you need further information, please send us an email




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Attention all veteran age players (35yrs +)

Important news from the Victorian Badminton Veterans Association (VBVA)

The VBVA has decided that from 1 September 2014 all players wishing to play in a VBVA tournament must be a registered member of the VBVA.  This decision applies to all interstate players/teams that play in their tournaments.  Membership of the VBVA also allows voting rights at annual and general VBVA meetings. see more...>


Badminton - Wednesday Night Sessions at University of Canberra

There will be an additional Badminton session on Wed nights from 8.00pm to 10.00pm starting 23rd July to end of Sept. 2014.

Please inform your friends and other players, all players welcome.


CP Maddern Trophy Championships

Madeley, WA

5-8 July 2014

We wish Anthony Joe and Jay Cui good luck in The Territories Team.

Follow the draws and results here


Australian U19 Championships

Madeley, WA

9-12 July 2014

We wish Anthony Joe and Jay Cui good luck

Congratulations to Anthony Joe for reaching the Finals in three Events of the Championships, Singles, Doubles and Mixed.

In Singles, Anthony faced the old rival Daniel Guda., unfortunately Anthony Joe (ACT) was beaten by Daniel Guda (NSW) in a thrilling final with the end result Daniel Guda beat Anthony Joe 21-14, 20-22, 22-20 in 1 hour 11 minutes.

In Doubles Anthony Joe (ACT) partnering Simon Leung (Qld) beat Daniel Guda (NSW) and Eddie Luk (Vic) 21-16, 21-9 in just 20 minutes. Well done AJ and SL

In Mixed Doubles Anthony Joe (ACT) with Joy Lay (Vic) against Daniel Guda (NSW) and Alice Wu (Vic). The match was also in a thrilling 3 sets, where Daniel Guda/Alice Wu beat Anthony Joe/Joy Lai 24-22, 19-21, 21-11 in 43 minutes.

Follow the draws and results here


Commonwealth Games Team Announced

Badminton Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Association have today announced a 10 strong team to compete in next month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Scotland.

Click here for more details.


Aussie Women Set to Depart for Uber Cup

The Australian women’s team will depart for New Delhi, India this Friday to take part in the 2014 Uber Cup from 18 - 25 May 2014. Click here for more details

Follow the draws and results in TournamentSoftware

Click here for the final results


World Junior Championships Team Named

Following the conclusion of the Australian Junior International last week Badminton Australia is pleased to announce an eight strong team to participate in the World Junior Championships to be held in Alor Setar, Malaysia this April.

Congratulations to Anthony Joe for being selected for the team. Click here for team details.

The Team Event is from 7 April to 11 April 2014. Click here for the group draws .

For more details of the draws and results of the Team Event, click here. Congratulations to the Australian team for achieving good result by ending up in position number 23 out of 32 teams. see the final standings

The Individual Junior Championships will be held from 13 April to 18 April 2014

For more details of the draws and results of the Individual Junior Championships, click here.


2014 Li-Ning Australian Junior International

19 - 22 February 2014

The Ballarat Badminton Association will be the host of the 2014 Li-Ning Australian Junior International.

Click here for draws and results

Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for reaching the Finals in Boys Singles, Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles. In the Boys Singles finals Anthony Joe lost to Daniel Guda (NSW) 8-21, 19-21. In Boys Doubles Anthony Joe/Simon Wing Hang Leung beat Justin Lee/Huaidong Tang 21-18, 21-11. In the Mixed Doubles, Anthony Joe/Joy Lai lost to Daniel Guda/Alice Wu 11-21, 26-24, 17-21.

Congratulations to all.


2014 Kumpoo Oceania Team Championships

Date: 10th - 11th February 2014
Venue: Ken Kay Stadium, Ballarat, Victoria
Click here for details and results

There are 8 teams competing in this tournament from the Oceania countries. Australia won the A Group and will be in final against New Zealand who won the B group. Australia has come through a tough final against New Zealand to secure their third consecutive Oceania Mixed Team Championships in Ballarat last night. The Aussies came back from 1-2 down to claim a thrilling 3-2 victory

Anthony Joe (ACT) was playing for the Australian Team. Congratulations to all.

Final standings

1 Australia
2 New Zealand
3 New Caledonia
4 Tahiti 1
5 Tahiti 2
6 Nauru
7 Tonga
8 Kiribati

2014 Kumpoo Oceania Individual Championships
Date:
12th - 15th February 2014
Venue: Ken Kay Stadium, Ballarat, Victoria

Click here for details and results

Several ACT players: Anthony Joe, Jacinta Joe, Sheehan Lim, Bong Wong and Terrance Wong are taking part in this tournament. Good luck all.

Jacinta Joe (ACT) reached the Final of the Women’s Doubles partnering Louisa Ma of Victoria, but unfortunately was overpowered by the number 1 seed, the combination of Jacqueline Guan/Gronya.Somerville from Victoria.

Congratulations to Yip Ming (Terrance) Wong (ACT) for winning the Mixed Doubles Consolation partnering Tiffany Ho (NSW). Well done !

The other players tried their best and have gained some valuable experience in playing against strong players at the international level.

For the first time ever the Oceania Badminton Championships will be broadcast live on the internet through the website www.mysportlive.com.au. The broadcast will cover the final 2 days (14-15 Feb 2014) of the event and will take in the action from the quarter finals onwards.


AUSTRALIAN OPEN SUPERSERIES 2014
– CALL FOR LINE JUDGES (NSW AND ACT ONLY)

Dear badminton fans,
We are recruiting the second batch of line judge volunteers for the Australian Open Superseries in Sydney in June 2014. This is the first time that a Superseries event will be held in Australia. We are making advance preparations for the event by inviting expressions of interest from line judge volunteers. (Please note that this application process is for volunteers from NSW and ACT only. Please contact Badminton Australia directly if you are from other states).

Dates: 24 – 29 June 2014 (Tues – Sun)

Venue: State Sports Centre, Sydney Olympic Park
Deadline for expressions of interest: 31 March 2014

Please click here for more details


2014 Under 13 Regional Teams Challenge (17 Jan 2014)
2014 U13 Australian Championships (18 Jan 2014)
Altona, VIC

The U13's Territories team consists of 3 players from the ACT (Pascal Souksavat, Lisa Xing and Aline Souksavat) and 4 players from the Northern Territory (Romy Puhalovich, James Deluso, Elysia Viravong and Bernadete Aniceto), Sadina Pawero and Shuen Joe (Team Coaches), Valouny Souksavat (Team Manager) and Sheehan Lim (Umpire). The Territories had a great carnival and enjoyed the competition despite the heat wave.
Congratulations to the Territories team for taking out the Regional Teams Challenge, it was the first team competition for many of our young players.
 The juniors also took part in the individuals event and gained valuable experience. Congratulations to Romy and Bernadete for reaching their respective Singles Quarter Finals. And a great effort from Romy & Pascal for reaching the Boys Doubles Semi Finals, loosing 24-30 to the eventual winners.

Below are the pictures of the team.


Referee's Courses

Badminton Australia and Badminton Oceania invite interested people to attend a Referee's Course during Oceania Championships.

Please download the brochure for more information.


Southside Badminton Club

Tuggeranong Valley

New Southside venue opens 28 November

You are invited to attend the first badminton session at the recently opened Tuggeranong Indoor Multi-sport Facility, Soward Way, Greenway on 28 November from 7pm.

The venue is managed by the Tuggeranong Archery Club and three badminton courts have been marked, with a further three planned for 2014.

Come along and have a look at the venue, nibblies will be provided.  And if you want to have a hit, bring your gear as it will be a free session.  Southside Badminton Club will be hosting a weekly Thursday night hit out session from 28 November.

For more details, click here

Contact Brideen Allen on 0410 666 541 or secretary@badmintonact.asn.au for more details.


ACT Badminton Association

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

ACTBA held its AGM on Friday and elected a new committee for 2014.

Thank you to all previous committee for the job well done and we wish a good luck to the new one.

Junior Awards were also presented during the night as follows:

President Award Rita Tri
Most Improved Junior Quang Nguyen
Sport Person of the Year Pascal Souksavat

Photo of the awards winners left to right: Rita, Pascal and Quang.

Congratulations to all.


BWF World Junior Championships

Anthony Joe from Kaleen ACT took part in the World Juniors Championships held in Bangkok from 23 October to 3 November 2013. Anthony was selected with seven other players to represent Australia in this tournament. Despite facing tough opponents, Australia obtained 19th position out of 32 teams in the Teams event. The individuals event was another difficult path but provided Anthony with valuable  experience in international tournaments.

Click here for results


Line Judges for the Australian Open SuperSeries 2014

The organiser is inviting expressions of interest for the position of line judge volunteers for the Australian Open Superseries 2014 from 24-29 June at Sydney Olympic Park.  Click here for more information.

For those without prior experience, training will be provided.  For your involvement, you will be provided with:

  • Accreditation to the event
  • Uniform
  • Basic refreshment for when you are on duty
  • Certification of line judging at a SuperSeries event

Save Our Sport!

Badminton in the Northern Territory is currently facing a major challenge, one that has the potential to set the sport back decades and stop our growth and national participation in its tracks. The main Darwin playing facility is due to be closed with no replacement offered.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! For more details click the link below:

Save Our Sport

Val Nesbitt Trophy and U15 Individual Championships

27 Sept - 2 Oct 2013

Sydney Olympic Park

The U15's Territories team consists of 5 players from the ACT (Quang Nguyen, Pascal Souksavat, Jordan Huynh, Rita Tri and Lisa Xing) and 3 players from the Northern Territory (Alex Cao, Lidia Aniceto, Elysia Viravong). Sadina Pawero (Team Coach), Yuki  Ruzsicska (Team Manager), Sheehan Lim (Umpire), Steven Huynh (Umpire/Coach). Most of them will also be competing in the individual championships. We wish them all good luck and success!

Congratulations to Jordan Huynh and Pascal Souksavat for reaching the Boys Doubles Semi Finals in the Consolation Draw.


Badminton Australia National Ranking
Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for regaining the Rank Number 1 of the Australian Badminton National Ranking in September 2013.

Well done AJ !

For the information of the Ranking Regulations, click here


Canberra Grammar School (CGS) Badminton

Notice of Changing playing nights to Friday.

Starting from 20 September 2013, the CGS night of play will change from Thursday to Friday. The time of play from 6.00pm to 9.00pm remains the same.


Coaching Course

ACTBA will be conducting a 2-day coaching course on 12th& 13th Oct 2013 at Kaleen High School.  Expression of interest is sought from interested members/applicants. Please apply via email to: president@badmintonact.asn.au by 20th Sept 2013


Ede Clendinnen Shield and Australian Closed Championships

Geraldton WA 24 - 31 August 2013.

The following players: Jacinta Joe, Melanie Pill, Anthony Joe, Sheehan Lim, Bong Wong, Steven Huynh, and Kam Joe manager/player will represent ACT to compete at the Ede Clendinnen Shield combined with the Northern Territory players to form the Territories team.  They also will compete in the Individual Championships. UC Badminton Club sponsored the Team with $1000 to cover some travelling and accomodation expenses. We wish them all good luck and success !

Follow the Ede Clendinnen Shield results here.

Final standings of the Ede Clendinnen Shield:

Team's Name
1 Victoria 1
2 South Australia
3 New South Wales
4 Western Australia
5 Tasmania
6 Territories
7 Victoria 2

Follow the Australian Closed Championships results here

Congratulations to Bong Wong who reached the Men's Singles Consolation Semi Finals but unfortunately lost to Chris Barker (TAS) 22-20, 14-21, 19-21 in the thrilling Semi Finals. Steven Huynh reached Quarter Finals of the MS Consolation but lost to Chris Barker (TAS) 16-21, 18-21.

Anthony Joe reached the Men's Singles Semi Finals, unfortunately lost to Michael Fariman (NSW) 10-21, 8-21.

Also congratulations to Jacinta Joe for reaching the Women's Singles Consolation Finals but unfortunately lost to Talia Saunders (SA) 21-18, 15-21, 15-21.

Other players, Kam Joe, Melanie Pill and Sheehan Lim performed to their best and enjoyed the competitions very much. Well done all !


ACTBA Fund Raisings

ACTBA ran fund-raising BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse grounds at Tuggeranong on Saturday 13 July 2013 and also at Belconnen on Sunday 21 July 2013.

Both occasions were very successful. Bunnings provided all the BBQ facilities free of charge as part of Bunnings supports to the clubs and communities. ACTBA would like to express its appreciations to Bunnings. ACTBA also would like to thank you all the volunteers who have spent their times at both sites.


2013 Li-Ning CP Maddern Trophy

6-9 July 2013 and

2013 Li-Ning Under 19 Australian Championships

10 - 13 July 2013 in Hobart Tasmania.

Three ACT Junior players namely: Anthony Joe, Sanoja Ramasundara and Terrance Wong, took part in the above tournaments combined with the Northern Territory players to form the Territories Team. The team ended up in 4th position out of eight teams. Well done all.

In the U19 Australian Championships, Sanoja won the Women's Doubles Consolation Prize, partnering Joniva Almazan from NSW, 17-21, 24-22, 21-17. Congratulations Sanoja.

Sanoja also reached the Women's Singles Semi Finals of the Consolation group, but unfortunately lost to Natasha David (Vic) the eventual winner of the Women's Singles Consolation Prize in a close match 15-21, 21-15, 19-21.

Terrance reached the Men's Singles Quater Finals but unfortunately lost to Daniel Guda (NSW). In Men's Doubles, Terrance partnering with Matthew Nevett (Vic) won the Consolation Prize, beating Kush Gudka(WA)/Emerson Kristic (SA) 21-15, 21-13.

In the Men's Singles Finals, Anthony Joe (ACT) beat Daniel Guda (NSW) 21-17, 23-21 Congratulations Anthony, well done !

Anthony (ACT) and Pit Seng Low (NSW) are also in the Finals of the Men's Doubles but lost to Athi Selladurai/Eric Voung (Vic/Vic), 10-21, 21-16, 18-21. Very close match. Overall, the ACT Junior players performed very well in the competitions. Well done to all ! Finals results can be seen at the links shown above.




Congratulations to Kam Joe.

New BA Board Member

The Board of Badminton Australia has appointed Kam Joe from the ACT to the Board effective immediately.
Kam is a senior Performance Analyst with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation in Canberra and she
has been involved in badminton for many years as a coach, manager and administrator. Her most recent appointment was Manager for the Australian Team 2 at the Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney in January.

Badminton Australia welcomes her to the Board.


2013 Sudirman Cup.

19 - 26 May 2013

in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Australia won the first match against Lithuania, by 4 -1, on Sunday. The next match will be against Vietnam on Tuesday. Australia ended up second in Group 3B winning 3 out of 4 matches. Australia had a play-off against the Philippines and was defeated by 3 -2 by the Philippines and ended up 4th in Group 3 in the Final Standings.

Follow the results here or click the Final Standings


Australian Junior International

3 - 5 May 2013 in Ballarat.

Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for reaching the Semi Finals in the Boys Singles and the Boys Doubles partnering with Pit Seng Low of NSW. We wish them both good luck in the next stages.

Click here for more details.


Australian Badminton National Ranking

Congratulations to Jacinta Joe (ACT) for achieving Ranking number 2 of the Women's Singles this week. Click here for details of the ranking


2013 Air Tahiti Nui International Challenge

We wish Anthony Joe who is taking part at the above tournament good luck. He will also be taking part in the Oceania Junior Teams Event 2013 as well as in the Oceania Junior Championships 2013

Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for winning the Mixed Doubles of the Oceania Junior Championships partnering with Joy Lai of Victoria. Joy Lai won the Girls Singles. Congratulations also to Daniel Guda of NSW for winning the Boys Singles of the Championships. Well done also to Pit Seng Low and Melinda Sun. Well done all.


2013 U17 Australasian Badminton Championships

3 - 6 April 2013 in Altona - Victoria

Congratulations to Sanoja Ramasundara (ACT) for winning the U17 Girls Singles Consolation Prize at the U17 Championships held in Altona. She also won the U17 Girls Doubles Consolation Prize, partnering with Ping Teo (WA).

In the Team Event, Sanoja and Jay Cui Ziang from the ACT participated to form a team call ‘Territories” combined with the Northern Territory players.

In the Individuals Event, Sanoja played really well and in the main round, she was 25-27 and 9-21, lost to Alice Lorincz [9/16], and enters into consolation draw.

Also well done to Jay Cui Ziang for taking part in the Individuals Event, but better luck next time. For details, see results here

Well done to all.


Congratulations to Anthony Joe for achieving the Australian National Ranking Number 2 this month. Well done !
Ede Clendinnen Shield & Australian Closed - Expression of Interest.

Date : 24 - 31 August 2013
Venue : Geraldton, WA

Expression Of Interests are sought from all ACT badminton players to take part in the the above Tournaments. If you are nterested, please send an email to badminton ACT as soon as possible.


Southside Badminton Club

A new badminton club at the Southern Cross Basketball, Athllon Drive Greenway, will be starting on 16 March 2013.

Click here for more information.


Congratulations to Anthony Joe

Congratulations is in order to Anthony Joe for winning the U19 Boys Singles of the NSW Junior Open held on 16-17 Feb 2013 in Sydney.

Click here for the results


Congratulations to Steven Huynh

Congratulations to Steven Huynh on achieving a National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) Level 2 coaching accreditation qualification.

Well done Steve. Keep up the good work!


BA Announces National Squads for 2013.

Badminton Australia has named both its Junior and Senior National Squads for the coming year with 38 players targeted for 2013. The National Squad will comprise of 6 male and 8 female players, while the Junior Squad will focus on 13 boys and 11 girls. Congratulations to Anthony Joe (ACT) for being selected into the Elite Junior Group - Boys more--->>


Laws of Badminton - Fixed Service Height Experiments

Following a positive trial at the World Championships in Paris in 2010, and the conclusion of the Olympic Games 2012, Badminton World Federation would like to undertake trials of a fixed service height. These should be domestic (non-World Ranking) tournaments and be agreed with BWF in advance. In order to enable this, an experimental law is necessary to run in parallel with the existing laws in order to validate the trial events. An appropriate ‘measuring tool’ will be developed for use at tournaments conducting trials and sent to Member Association’s conducting trials by BWF.
BWF Council agreed the adoption of the following Law of Badminton and consequent Recommendation To Technical Officials (RTTO):
LAW
9.5.2 the whole shuttle at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket shall be below 1.10 meters from the surface of the court;


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Junior Presentation Awards

Sportsperson of the Year - Anthony Joe

Winners of several ACTBA, NWSBA and BA Junior and National events. Diligent in all training sessions. Showed great attitude, teamwork and sportsmanship and plays within the spirit of the game. Currently, ranked 3rd in the Badminton Australia National Ranking.

Most Improved Junior Player - Vianna Tri

Participated in ACTBA events to the best of her ability. Showed consistent improvement during the year. Put a lot of effort in all her training sessions.

President's Award - Bong Wong

Participated in ACTBA and BA junior events to the best of his ability. Demonstrated positive attitude, teamwork and sportsmanship and plays within the spirit of the game. Showed exceptional co-operation and commitment to training sessions and is a good ambassador for the sport.

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