Christmas break is on, meaning no badminton until we re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

Happy Holidays!

Also here is the link to view results from the 2016 Kamloops Open! 


The 2016 Kamloops Open will be hosted by the Kamloops Badminton Association at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops from November 4-5, 2016. Note that it is all day Saturday November 5th.

Online entry is now open! Registration extended to Wednesday, November 2nd at 11:59pm.

Register now!

Contact: Murray Foubister, Ashley Robertson

Now that it is up for online registration, if you were unaware be known that there will most likely in the majority of cases be issues with existing Tournament Software account holders wanting to register for the tournament due to the fact that we have moved to Badminton Canada’s new player database this season.  For players that have existing accounts, they will first have to link their Tournament Software account to the Badminton Canada Player database (select black ‘Login’ box at top right of the Tournament Software online registration screen).  Second, they will be required through the system to renew their Badminton BC Membership.  Thirdly and only after these first two steps have been completed will players be able to register for the tournament.


For players that do not have Tournament Software accounts, they will first have to create a Badminton Canada Player profile (select red ‘Sign up’ box at top right of the Tournament Software online registration screen).  They will then be prompted to purchase a Badminton BC Membership.  Again, thirdly and only after these first two steps have been completed will players be able to register for the tournament.


The biggest issue will be the linking for existing Tournament Software account holders, however this only needs to be performed once.  For future membership renewals and tournament registrations this will not be an issue as they will already be linked.


Also note that Ken Theissen will be willing to help you with this entire process or if you need help, he is available by email and phone 8:30-4:30 Mon-Fri to assist with participant linking, membership, and registration.  Information on how to do this is also available on his website at: page.aspx?id=1604

Friday November 4th – Saturday 5th (Sunday only necessary if large enough entry)

Adult Category:

Singles, Doubles, Mixed, and Mix&Match

Junior Category U-19, U-17, U-15, U-13, U-11

Singles, Doubles, Mixed

Online entry will be setup soon. Deadline is Monday October 31

On Thursday nights from Sept 15th until Jan 26th Badminton will go from 8-10pm. (Note that Oct 20th, 27th, and Dec 8th, 15th, and 22nd are all cancelled).

If you found this above schedule confusing just check the calendar at the side at any day to see what time badminton is being held.

Reminder that there aren’t that many days of badminton left, so be sure to come out and play before we go for summer break from June 17th until Sept!

There will be no badminton next week, Tuesday March 22nd, and Thursday March 24th. We will resume after this week.


2016 BC Winter Games Bronze Medalist: Boys Doubles Owen Robertson (Kamloops) and Joel Comfort (Kelowna)

Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan) placed 4th in team event in Penticton this past February.  Well Done!

The KBA would to thank Coach Cory Kunz from Kelowna Badminton Club for all his work and congratulations to the Zone 2 players from Merritt, Kelowna and Kamloops.  Their matches were awesome to watch, and the sportsmanship displayed on the court was something to be proud of.

There is a meeting to elect new board of directors on Tuesday, February 23rd from 8-8:30pm. There will be elections and a yearly report, and badminton will carry on as usual during this day as well.

I hope everyone had a good holiday, and are ready to start playing some more badminton! We are playing at our regular times, Tues and Thurs from 8-10pm again, so be sure to come out.

Reminder that all new players are welcome to come out, so if you are interested please come, and if you have any questions just use the contact form tab at the top!

This is the last week of badminton until Jan 5th when we start up again. Happy holidays everyone!


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