Junior B & Open on Nov 9-11!

Hello everyone, the Junior B & Open will be held from Nov 9-11th!

Please register at the links below:

Link for the Junior B and open. 

http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=E29A4519-A614-4D21-9C5C-A02EF3CA7DB5

Entry deadline for the Junior B & Open has been extended until Saturday, November 3rd!

Tickets are still available for the Banquet Dinner (Roast Beef), $25. Please contact Ashley Robertson for more details on reserving tickets, at arobertson66@gmail.com.

Update!

Season Summary 2017-18

The KBA is taking a well deserved summer break and will be back in September at Pacific Way on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Thanks to all members and drop-in participants for a great year!  Our season was filled with hosting BC Winter Games, hosting Kamloops Open and competing in BadmintonBC tournaments.

BC WINTER GAMES 2018:  The KBA was part of this year’s BC Winter Games in Kamloops.  Members participated in the 4-day Badminton Event in several key roles: Ashley Robertson (Sport Chair), Kate Nanson and Mary Wong (Umpires), Murray Foubister (Photographer/Medal Presenter), and Andrew Shu (Zone 2 Player).  The event was a huge success and KBA was proud to apart of it.

COMPETITIONS: Here’s some highlights from the 2017-18 tournaments.

Kamloops Open 2017 (Nov):  Ashley Robertson won the Men’s Open Singles, and Yuzu Saito won the Women’s Open Singles.

Kelowna Open 2017 (Dec): Yuzu Saito won the Women’s Singles and Doubles.

Kelowna Junior 2018 (Mar): Owen Robertson was 2nd in U19 Boys doubles and won Consolation singles, while Kate Nanson and Mark Wong placed 2nd in U19 Girls Doubles.

Kelowna Ogopogo Masters 2018 (Mar): Murray Foubister 2nd in Mixed Doubles MX70 and Men’s Doubles MD70.  Ashley Robertson won the 45 Men’s Singles.

North Central 2018 (Apr): Yuzu Saito won the Women’s Singles, and Mixed w/Robertson, and silver in U-23 Open Singles.  Kate Nanson was 3rd and Mary Wong 2nd in U19 singles, and together won silver in U19 Girls Doubles.  Ashley Robertson won Mixed w/Saito, won Consolation Singles and 3rd Men’s Doubles. Owen Robertson silvered in U17 Boys Singles, but won U17 Boys Doubles, U19 Mixed and the Adult/Child event.

Murray Foubister won Bronze in XD70 and MD70 BC at the 2018 BC Provincials 2018 in March and 4th in MX75 at the 2018 Canadian Masters Nationals in April.

INTERESTED IN PLAYING NEXT YEAR?

The KBA welcomes all players to our Tuesday/Thursday 8-10 pm sessions at Pacific Way.  We also offer Family Fall Sessions available through Kamloops Par & Rec Guide, from 7 pm to 8 pm.  The KBA is also co-sponsoring Scot Young Training Sessions at SaHali Sec on Sundays 10am-noon, running from September to December.  Scot Young is a Nationally-trained coached currently at the Kelowna Badminton Club with over 40 years of playing/coaching experience.  These lessons are open to new players and for competitive players.  Contact KBA regarding registration details.

See you in September,

Ashley Robertson, KBA President.

KBA Open 2017 Results!

Congrats to KBA members on a successful Kamloops Open & Junior tournament!

Women Singles Champion: Yuzu Saito
Men Singles Champion: Ashley Robertson
Mens Doubles 3rd: Ashley Robertson & Aaron Wong

Boys U17 Doubles Winners: Owen Robertson (Kamloops) & Joel Comfort (Kelowna)
Boys U17 Singles 2nd: Owen Robertson

Thanks to all 55 players from Kamloops, Kelowna, Prince George, Vancouver, Richmond and Salmon Arm!

Click here to view results on Badminton BC.

To view more photos from the event please see here!

Kamloops Open & Junior Nov 10-11

Hey everyone, the registration link for the Kamloops Open & Junior is now available, please see here for the Kamloops Open, and here for the Junior Open.

Also if anyone is interested in refereeing the BCWG Badminton in February 2018, the BCWG Officials Course is available. The course is on November 3rd (830 am-3pm) at SaHali Secondary. Please email arobertson66@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Calendar and FAQ added.

The calendar has been moved to a separate tab instead of having it in the sidebar. Please routinely check the calendar to see if Badminton is canceled or not. If you would rather have it in the sidebar like it used to be, please give feedback by going on the Contact Us tab. There is also now a FAQ, please refer to that before you send an email incase your question has already been answered.

Badminton is starting back up!

Hey everyone, Badminton is back up starting on September 12th! The calendar on the sidebar has been updated for the times badminton is being held this Fall.

There is also a Family and Junior program! The Family program is from 6-7pm on Thursday, and the Junior program is from 7-8pm on Thursdays. These programs start on Sept 14th and go until Nov 30th. They cost $50, and program registration is through City Park Rec.

Also, we have the Kamloops Open & Junior November 10-11th at TRU.

Winter Games 2018 Volunteers needed for Badminton event: register online
www.bcgames.org/Volunteers/VolunteerfortheGames.aspx

 

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