We apologise that the site was offline for about half of March – we had problems with robotic access to the site using up all our available Bandwidth – some of you will know what that means, others, like me, won’t – but we believe we have now put in a fix that means it will not happen again. Cross your fingers and hope for the best.
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 Easter. Central Badminton have 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.
Gary (and Merle) have been missing for a couple of weeks and it’s Gary’s fault – His right shoulder decided to pack up and he needed an “Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression and cuff repair”. This surgery was done one day followed by a second in the same hospital before 10 days in a rehabilitation hospital – two days later the surgeon removed the bandages and said that I was able to drive again – so I should be back next week (12th April) but may need a scribe to write names on the board. Merle does not drive and Gary brings her to Badminton each week. Thanks to Kaho for keeping the show running.
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 Berkeley, Thusi, and Kaho – for thse who don’t have facebook – Thusi is recovering from Surgery as well – I believe he had a faulty heart valve replaced – so it might be a little while before he is running around the court again.
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