watch the superseries badminton semi-finals here.

The 2012 Yonex-Sunrise India Open is the 4th leg of the OSIM BWF World Superseries and takes place in New Delhi from the 24th till the 29th of April 2012. The finals which took place yesterday are not online yet but the semis can be seen below on this post. Thanks to the Badminton World Federation for supplying this.

The OSIM BWF World Superseries is a 12-tournament series that attracts the participation of the top 32 badminton players from around the world. The top eight in each of the five disciplines on the Superseries standings will stand to fight for the Championship in season grand finale, the BWF Superseries Finals.

 

April 27, 2012. UA Badminton Cancelled.

Don’t forget that on Friday April 27, 2012 the University of Arizona’s Badminton Club is cancelled. There is another event which the University needs the courts for. For those needing to play some badminton, you could always get up early on saturday morning and play down at the Morris K. Udall Recreation Center. They have 6 courts for badminton from 8am until 11am every saturday. Click on the link for a map and the contact details.

Professional Olympic Training – Badminton Camp

dennis christiensenWhilst not in Arizona, (in fact it’s a bit of a distance in North Carolina), the Tucson Badminton Club wanted to spread the word about a Training Camp with an Olympic Danish professional badminton coach, Dennis Christensen who will be accompanied by Brendon Morgan from Canada with great experience as a player, coach and club manager and will also be holding the training camp for Adults.

Here is the player information about the Dennis Christensen/North Carolina Badminton Club’s Summer Camps.   All of this information should also be online within a few days at www.badminton-rtp.com. But the flyer with dates and details can be viewed here.
NCBC has made a few changes this year:

1.  Mainly, we have added an adult weekend camp (Sat. & Sun).  The weekend camp head coach will be Brendon Morgan from Canada.  He comes to us with great experience as a player, coach and club manager.  We anticipate that Brendon will be able to bring some Canadian Junior competitive players with him.

2.  The Dennis Christensen 4 day camp will be headed by Dennis himself.  He will be coming straight to North Carolina from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England as the head coach for the Swedish National Team.  If he is able to arrive early, he may be available for the weekend camp also.

3.  NCBC has chosen Comfort Suites as the host hotel – complimentary airport pick up/return & venue transportation; complimentary hot breakfast

4.  NCBC can only offer accommodations for junior players in the junior camp.

They expect the camps to fill up quickly this year, so get your application and deposit in soon! Don’t hesitate to contact Lisa J. Ward, (NCBC and Dennis Christensen Camp Director) by email - lisa14q(at)gmail.com (replace “(at)” with @ )

free quality badminton training videos

badzi’m sure many of you have scoured the internet for tips on badminton instructional videos. there are many out there and some differ. a friend of mine, known to the professional badminton community as “ai-yoh” recently pointed me to an excellent badminton training website.

This site features the following videos with subtitles where appropriate from these masters:

Coach Peter Rasmussen was the 1997 Badminton World Champion in Men’s Singles.
Coach Zhao Jianhua, nicknamed the Badminton King, is the former 1991 World Champion.
Coach Xiao Jie, nicknamed the Badminton Professor, is an actual professor teaching at the Capital Institute of Physical Education university in Beijing, China.
Coach Chen Weihua was a former coach of the popular world and olympic champion, Lin Dan.

usa badminton senior nationals tournament

usa badminton logoover 34 years old? Fancy testing your mettle against some great players? USA Badminton and Tucson Sports are pleased to announce that the 2012 US Senior National Badminton Championships will be hosted by the Tucson Badminton Club. Due to our successful event in 2010 we will again entertain players from all over the US in our beautiful home in the southwest.


Dates: May 17 – 20, 2012
Playing venue: University of Arizona Student Recreation Center
Online entry form: www.tournamentsoftware.com

Useful Information:

Dates: May 17 – 20, 2012
Playing venue:
The University of Arizona Student Recreation Center
1400 E 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85721
520-626-3396

For people travelling to Tucson, here are some accommodation details

Host Hotel:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park
445 S. Alvernon Way • Tucson, AZ 85711 • (520) 881-4200 • www.dtreidpark.com
Room rates: (ask for the ‘badminton group’ rate): $89/night.
This rate is honored up until April 22, 2012
Reduced rate airport shuttle to and from Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Schedule:
Wednesday May 16 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Practice at venue
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Registration at host hotel & Welcome Party
Thursday May 17 8:00 am – 10:00 am Registration at venue
8:00 am – 7:00 pm 55+ and older age groups
Friday May 18 8:00 am – 10:00am Registration at venue
8:00 am – 6:00 pm All age groups – 35+ to 50+ begin
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner & drinks, Awards
Saturday May 19 8:00 am – 6:30 pm All age groups
Sunday May 20 10:00 am – 2:00 pm All age groups

Be sure to take part Friday night in a delightful southwestern dining experience (yes, you can wear your cowboy hat and boots) featuring live cowboy gunfights and train ride around the western village. 

Please view this document. It has all the important information on it with regards to the dinner and shirt sizes for you shirt amongst other things. It also doubles as the mail in form.

 

 

badminton tournament – april 21st and 28th 2012

As some of you may know, in February 2012 the new Arizona Badminton Center opened its doors as the first fully dedicated badminton facility in Arizona history.

AZBC are now hosting a tournament which is open for all levels of players! This will be the first tournament at the new Arizona Badminton Center. It will be split between two Saturdays.  For this first tournament they will hold only the 5 OPEN events:  April 21 for Open Women Singles, Open Men Singles, Open Mixed Doubles.  April 28 for Open Women Doubles and Open Men Doubles.  It is for current Arizona residents who have lived here for 6 months or more. You can get the entry form here:

They tell us with 30-foot ceilings, green backdrops, custom badminton lighting, flooring and net standards, a lobby and Pro Shop, the AZBC is one of the finest places to play badminton in the USA. The 2012 Arizona Badminton Championships is AZBC’s first tournament and the first of many annual Arizona Badminton Championships establishing a new tradition of crowning champions in each of the 5 events! Be a part of history in the making!

Time: 9:00am start each Saturday, play all day until finished
Site: Arizona Badminton Center, 2150 W Broadway, #107 in Mesa. AZ 85202
Contact: Guy Chadwick, AZBC: GCoachGC5@cox.net, 480-699-2760
Format: 3 x 21 rally scoring, straight draws, 1st round losers to Consolation

* For the Champion, Runner-Up and Consolation winner in each event Champions in each event will be named on a Perpetual Plaque in the lobby

Shuttlecocks: HL CHAMPION are the official shuttles and will be provided as part of entry fee
Lunch will be provided as part of the entry fee

Entry Fee: $25 first event, $35 for two events, $45 for all three events
AZBC Members: $20 first event, $30 for two events, $40 for all three events
Deadline: Entry with fee due by April 14 for April 21 events, by April 21 for April 28 events Late Fee: Additional $10 after April 14 for April 21 events, after April 21 for April 28 events Draw: Tournament draw will be conducted on Thursdays, April 19 and April 26

Payment Information:
Checks can be made out to: “AZBC” (or “Arizona Badminton Center”) Credit card payments may be made on-site at the Arizona Badminton Center.
Deliver to: Guy Chadwick, AZBC, 2150 W Broadway #107, Mesa, AZ 85202

Their website is: www.AZBadmintonCenter.com

USA Badminton Tournament Volunteers

Don Fry (a badminton instructor and organizer here in Tucson), needs some volunteers to aid with facilites management of the upcoming USA Badminton Senior Nationals which will be held here in Tucson. See this link to read more about it. This could be a good way for you to watch some badminton and get involved with the game from a logistical point of view.
He says:

The process of securing volunteers to help with the USABadminton Senior Nationals has gone well. I am almost complete with the project. I have a few hours that need to be filled to be completely done. If you can help me with these time slots I would be eternally grateful.

I need a floor sweeper for
Thursday May 17th from 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and11:45 to 2: 45 p.m.
Friday May 18th from 11:45 to 2: 45 p.m.

The hospitality room is completely scheduled except for the following times:
Thursday May 17th  Two people from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday May 18th one person from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sat. May 19th, I will need two people from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are a player or a spectator who  plans to be in the gym during that time and think you could spare an hour according to the above times please email me: don.jackie(at)gmail.com  NOTE: replace (at) with @

Many thanks to all those who have already  committed to volunteer to help out with this event.