Just a reminder that if you haven’t signed up for Badminton classes with Diane Hendricks it’s getting late.
The Program Guide and Class Catalog is available at all Parks and Recreation facilities, including district offices, centers and pools. The summer issue can also be viewed on-line at: www.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec.
Register now for Badminton classes using the EZEEreg Registration system, either on-line at: www.ezeereg.com or by phone at 573-3933. The summer offerings fill up quickly. The deadline for most class registrations is Sunday, May 19.
For questions or more information on registration or programs contact Registration Services at 791-4877.
LOCATION: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 9am – 5pm – all play at the Arizona Badminton Center
ARIZONA BADMINTON CENTER: The only badminton-dedicated facility in Arizona located at 2150 W. Broadway, #107 in Mesa, a half mile east of the 101 loop on Broadway in the Broadway 101 Commerce Park at the NW corner of Broadway and Dobson. See the AZBadmintonCenter.com website for further details.
ENTRY FEES: $17 first event, $13 each additional event. ENTRY DEADLINE: Early Entry Deadline (submitted on or before) Saturday, June 8, 2013. After that date – add $15 late fee. Late Entry Deadline (in the State Games Office) by Saturday, June 15, 2013. Any entry after June 15 will be accepted only with the Commissioners’ approval and will be based on availability – Add $15 Late Fee.
DIVISIONS: Ladies’ Doubles, Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles
*There are no separate age categories, but there will be consolation play in each division. *All events played and completed on Saturday, June 22, 2013 For more information on Badminton, contact Francis Hartojo at 602-321-3829 or Guy Chadwick at the Arizona Badminton Center at 480-699-2760. Location Map Badminton, AZ Badminton Center
Dear USA Badminton Member,
Welcome Springtime! Great news, USA Badminton reached its goal to receive the matching funds from the USOC Challenge Grant for 2012!
For 2013 we have a new challenge. The USOC Challenge Grant is for $35,000, but in order to receive the matching funds, we need to raise $35,000. Your help is needed in this campaign as our goal is to raise $65,000 by December 31, 2013 so that we can help prepare those athletes whose dream is to participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio and that we have players who will be able to play in each discipline.
Our sincere thanks to those of you who so generously contributed in 2012. All 2012 Donors are posted on the website.
Gifts will be directed to USAB’s area of greatest need, but you can also select an area for your gift to be directed.
- Elite Athletes
- Juniors (Junior Worlds, Junior Pan Ams, World University Games)
- Seniors (Trophies)
- USBEF (United States Badminton Education Fund)
- Other (please designate)
James D. Cloppas Frederick Coleman
CEO/Secretary General Chairman of the Board
PS – You can also donate online at usabadminton.org!
Yesterday Paul Jones and I visited the new facility going up at Curtis Park (http://goo.gl/maps/O8Yc5).
Unfortunately we left with as many if not more questions than we had when we arrived. The wood flooring was being installed so we could not tell where the dedicated badminton courts will be and more importantly how they will line up under the lights and air conditioning. The ceiling height looks good with the only obstructions being the lights which hang down from it.
There are some negatives: They have painted the upper part of the walls white, it looks like sun coming through the windows might be an issue and for some reason they decided not to put in locker rooms and showers.
I will have discussions later today about possible playing times and fees.
Again, it’s too early to come to any conclusions but I wanted you all to know that we’re watching and working to make this facility another place to play.
1) END OF SEMESTER DINNER: We have the traditional end of the semester celebration/good bye dinner for everyone leaving planned. It will be on Wednesday May 1st, 6:30pm, at Hibachi Super Buffet on Speedway and Swan. Our departing VIPs are: Zow (me!), Monica Xiong, Alex Tao, and Stephanie Tsang. Let me know soon if you would like to go but need a ride. Also let me know if you’re planning on leaving Tucson soon, and you can be a VIP as well!
2) New officers: For those not present, the new officers going forward will be: Co-President: Sierra Fung, Co-President: Nico Fajardo, Treasurer: Stephanie Kha, Webmaster: Minqing “Stephen” Li. You’re all in good hands.
3) Summer hours: Normal hours, but the rec closes at 10pm on Fridays: Fridays 6pm-10pm, Sundays 10am-1pm.
4) Non-student pass: If you need one for the summer, email me. The summer is divided into Summer 1 and Summer 2 (I think Summer 1 ends in early July, not sure of exact date), each for $25, or both for $50. If you only want one, make sure to tell them when you’re purchasing your pass.
5) Grand Canyon State Games: Still some time away, but the GCSG will take place on Saturday June 22nd this year at the Arizona Badminton Center. There will be singles, men’s, women’s, and mixed. If you’re interested, find a partner and practice now!
photos from the tournament are up on our facebook page! You can click on this link or try this: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.631242913568057.1073741827.363438620348489&type=1
You do not need a facebook account to view these pictures.
thanks so Zow, Monica and Alisha for once again running a fantastic tournament!
Thanks again to all those who attended and those who helped.
2013 – Arizona Senior Olympics Badminton – Results
55-59 GOLD: JEAN ALBERT
SILVER: AMANDA RITCHIE
60-64 GOLD: ANDREA WEISS
SILVER: ANGIE LUDY
65-69 GOLD: LORNA HUNTER
SILVER: LIZ PARKER
70-74 GOLD: MARGOT HURST
75-79 GOLD: DORIS TAYLOR
SILVER: PEGGY JEFFERSON
80-84 GOLD: ESTER LATHROP
50-54 GOLD: DOUG TOWNE
SILVER: KEVIN BAO
BRONZE: MICHAEL HALCHAK
55-59 GOLD: CHOLIK CHAN
60-64 GOLD: PAUL JONES
SILVER: DENNIS SULLIVAN
65-69 GOLD: STAN BOYD
70-75 GOLD: PHIL BRUNNER
60-64 GOLD: DONOHOE/WEISS
65-69 GOLD: HUNTER/HURST
70-74 GOLD: MORGAN/TAYLOR
75-79 GOLD: JEFFERSON/KEEFER
80-84 GOLD: HALL/KALFAHS
50-54 GOLD: TOWNE/HALCHACK
55-59 GOLD: CHAN/WALLIS
60-64 GOLD: FLIEGER/JONES
65-69 GOLD: BOYD/KONIGSBERG
70-74 GOLD: BRUNNER/FRY
50-54 GOLD: MORRIS/TOWNE
55-60 GOLD: RITCHIE/WALLIS
60-64 GOLD: RYAN/TAGGARD
65-69 GOLD: MORGAN/KONIGSBERG
70-74 GOLD: HURST/BRUNNER
80-84 GOLD: HALL/FINE
Don’t forget it’s time for our spring SmashCats Doubles tournament! This year, we will be hosting it on Saturday, March 23rd. The location will be the South Gym of the UA Rec Center, as usual. As always, pair up soon, and send in your entry forms! The information can be sent to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the fee can be paid on the day of the tournament. Spread the word and let me know if you have any questions.
ENTRY FORM: http://www.uazbadminton.com/tournament.html
We hope to see you all (and more) here, and may be best shuttlers win!
Apologies for not getting this out sooner but this is a hectic time of year what with two tournaments and my own umpiring duties to attend to.
In any case we had 19 members in attendance for the Annual meeting which was held at the Hibachi Super Buffet. Everyone liked the room and the food which helped me to confirm my decision to host the AZ Senior Olympics dinner there.
Votes were counted for the officers and we had 28 votes for and none against:
President: Richard Alexander
Vice president: Cho Lik Chan
Secretary: Jean Cary
Treasurer: Marylee Pangman
Sunshine Coordinator: Jean Cary
We also had a vote to allow ballots to be cast by email. The vote was 25 for and 2 against. The by laws will now be amended to allow members who cannot be present at a meeting to cast votes either by emailing their vote to bdmntncluboftucson(a)gmail.com replace (a) with @ or by submitting them in a sealed envelope as before. Emailed votes will be printed as .pdf documents and counted with the other ballots.
I recounted our activities in 2012 which included:
- Hosting the USA Badminton Senior Nationals
- Luncheon and games at Georgia Keefer’s
- Fun event at Udall (which added some new members)
- Securing new courts at the Southern Arizona Indoor Sport center at Curtis Park
- We also agreed to apply for the 2014 and 2016 USAB Senior Nationals (currently under way).
Liz Betts asked that I mentioned that players are needed at the NW YMCA on Thursdays 2-4PM.
I noted that we curently have 71 members and it looks like we will add a few more this year.
You can see some photos from the games on our facebook page. You do not have to be a member of facebook to view them, just click on this link.
Thanks to everyone who made this a successful event and many congratulations to all who participated and to the winners!