The TRU Badminton Team welcomes any full time students (3 or more courses each semester) the chance to make the team for the 2011/12 season. The tryouts will be September 7th at 5pm after an introductory meeting at the Wolfden meeting room at the TCC. There are potentially scholarships available for players that show exceptional skill and commitment. For more information, contact Brad Pape (coach).

The dates for the Kamloops Open 2011 tournament have been confirmed to be November 12 & 13 at the TRU gym. The entry form will be posted soon!

Please be aware that there will be no badminton on Tuesday April 12th and Thursday April 14th.

There are a number of days in December when the Pacific Way gym is unavailable. Please review the December calendar, which is also posted at the club, to see when you can play or not.

December Calendar 2010.pdf

The results for the Kamloops Open 2010 can be viewed by the following link:

Kamloops Open 2010 Results.pdf

Congratulations this years champions!

Mens Singles – Neil Ward (Kelowna)
Ladies Singles – Jennay Oliver (Kelowna)
Mens Doubles – Garrett Babichuk (TRU) and Alex Perkin (TRU)
Ladies Doubles – Ezreena Scott (Kelowna) & Eva Weston (Kelowna)
Mixed Doubles – Neil Ward (Kelowna) & Lyndsay Thomson (Kelowna)

Other results:

Mens Singles
A. Lyndsay (runner up)
B. Noah (winner), Alex (runner up)
C. Dave (winner), Tyler (runner up)

Ladies Singles
A. Ezreena (runner up)
C. Ali (winner), Kelsey (runner up)

Mens Doubles
A. Neil and Terry (runner up)
C. Dave and Dan (winner), Lyndsay and Jennay (runner up)

Ladies Doubles
A. Lisa and Rea (runner up)
C. Kia and Whitney (winner), Ali and Gemma (runner up)

Mixed Doubles
A. Garrett and Ezreena (runner up)
B. Steve and Rea (winner), Noah and Whitney (runner up)
C. Robin and Amanda (winner), Cam and Ali (runner up)

Thank you to everybody who participated and we hope to see you next year for the Kamloops Open 2011!

The Kamloops Open 2010 Draws are now available to download:

Kamloops Open 2010 Draws.pdf

If you have registered and are not listed in the draw, contact Alison Slater (president) ASAP!

Please note the approximate start times on Saturday for the following events.

Mens Singles – 9:00am
Ladies Singles – 10:30am
Mens Doubles – 1:00pm

Make sure you arrive at least a half hour before the start time of the event in order to warm up and in case the tournament gets ahead of schedule. We will be announcing the next match on the next available court ahead of time so at that point you will need to head down to the gym floor.

The tournament banquet will be held at the Sports Central Lounge restaurant located at 1430 Summit Drive. Cocktails @ 5:30, Dinner @ 6:00.

The Kelowna Badminton Club Open will be held on October 16th, 2010. Entry is available online at and Linda Estabrooks (Tournament Director) can be contacted at for any questions.

The entry form for the Kamloops Open 2010 is now available. Fill in your information right on the PDF, print it and mail it or scan/email it to Registrations ends on October 27th.


The Kamloops Badminton Association 2010 AGM will be held on Tuesday, October 5th @ 8:00pm.

TRU is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year and the badminton team is hosting a fun tournament for current players, alumni and anybody else who wants to participate.

Where: Old TRU Gym
When: Saturday, September 11th
Time: 10am to 2pm
Price: Free!!

The format will consist of a mix and match draw so come on out and we’ll pair you up with a partner. The winners will receive prizes and there will be some door prizes given away for participants.

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