he shuttles Last updated 9/7/2017
We will not operate on Wednesday 6th December as the Stadium is booked for the Annual Schools Volleyball championships.
The last night of 2017 will be Wednesday 13th December.
The first night of 2018 will be Wednesday 1oth January.
FEES and shuttles
There have been a few people who feel that the shuttles we are using are not up to scratch and want us to use a better quality shuttle. At the moment we issue a new shuttle – without seeing the one being replaced. The shuttles we currently use cost us about $24.00 a dozen – the ones being suggested will cost us almost $30.00 a tube – 25% more.
Casual players currently pay $11.00 per night and play at least 3 games – Members (paid $35 for 6 months or $60.00 for 12 months) pay $4.00 less. If we are to use the more expensive shuttle two things will have to occur:-
- You will have to exchange a damaged shuttle for a new one – and the person on the desk will decide if this is justified.
- Fees will need to be increased to cover the extra cost – probably $1.00 per player for each category.
We have just purchased a stock of the current shuttles that will probably last until the end of this year.
Should we decide to switch to new shuttles – it will not be before the current stock runs out. At this stage we will not increase the fees until 2018 – after MSAC advise us of the court hire fees for 2018 – any increase in these may mean a higher increase is needed.
There have been a few complaints that once we have more than 32 players a few people miss 2 consecutive time slots when being rostered for games – this is because we can only place 16 on the courts at a time.
At this stage, we will not be booking any extra courts – but may have an option available at least until Christmas. Central Badminton has reserved 2 courts for 2 hours from 8 pm and it is highly unlikely they will need them – so at least one will be available for APBC to use.
Two committee members run the social night each week and most nights it is Gary and Merle – others you will have seen this year would include Kaho with assistance from some members.
The committee would like to revert to a roster system where a committee person is responsible for a given week each month and is assisted by another – but in order to do so, we require a couple of others to volunteer – and remember if you work on the desk on you do not pay the nightly fee.
Can you organise us a Social function?
Are you a good party organiser? – Can you arrange a party or other social function for us?
Ideally, we would be looking at between 30 to 40 people and a charge of no more than $40.00 per person.
You could pick a weekend date – or if you like Wednesday 22nd March when there will be no badminton as F1 preparations will close the MSAC stadium
Every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 10.00pm in the MSAC Badminton hall.
Courts 1, 2, 4 & 5 – Table set up near court 2 for the payment of fees.
A white board is used to schedule 20-minute games on all courts
A limit of 36 players guarantees all players can play 3 games/night…….Feathered shuttles provided.
Be dressed in sports clothing — sports shoes with non-marking soles. If you don’t have a racquet we can lend you one.
Arrive before 8.00pm and you should be sure of getting a game.
Annual Memberships and Nightly Fees
Nightly fees – members $7.00, Casual visitors $11.00
Annual Membership $60.00, 6 Monthly Membership $35.00
All players who are not registered with Badminton Victoria via CBA or some other club and who only play socially with APBC will be registered with Badminton Victoria provided
they pay a Membership fee
provide APBC with the necessary information for registration