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Apologies – it seems as if someone hacked into our site again and put some crude remarks up as if from the Administrator – These have now been removed and I hope will not re-appear.
If you find things you believe are not from us – contact one of the people you know at APBC. 

IMPORTANT DATES

We are now back and running reasonably successfully.

Changes during 2018

  • Feb 28th - start at 7:30pm end at 10:00pm  – but to play on courts 9-10-11-12

  • April 25th - MSAC closes at 8:00 pm so no play

  • July 18th - No courts available – seems there will be a gymnastic event here.

  • Dec 12th - The School’s volleyball have moved a week later

  • and from Dec 16th MSAC will probably close at 8 pm over the festive season

  • Our last night in 2018 will be December 5th and we will resume on January 9th, 2019

FEES and shuttles

We have now changed to a more expensive shuttle – costs us 25% more – and have increased our casual player’s fee to $12.00 per night with those who have paid a membership fee paying $4.oo a night less.

At this stage, the annual and/or 6 monthly membership cost will remain the same.

If you want a second shuttle during your 20-minute game please bring the damaged shuttle back to the desk and the person at the desk will decide if a new shuttle is justified.
We have to do this as a couple of people are known to gather barely used shuttles for use at other practice/socials

COURTS

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.

The people running the night have now decided that we will change the maximum number of people we register any night. It will be determined by the number of courts we have.  The first 16 to arrive will play the first game – the 17th to 32nd arrivals will be scheduled for game 2 (starts at 7:50 pm). If we have an extra court the 33rd to 36th arrivals will be first scheduled in game 3 (starts 8.10 pm – when we get the extra court)  and finally the 37th to 40th arrivals will be first scheduled to play at 8:30 pm. This then means that we can schedule 20 people each session until the last one for the night – the 33rd to 40th arrivals will be scheduled for their last game at9:35 pm – and 12 lucky people will be able to play a 4th game.

Apart from the wait to start no player will miss more than one game using this process – it has one problem in that once you are in a group of 16 or 20 you will remain in that group – unless you can find someone from the other group prepared to switch with you. 

At this stage, the extra court will be available until the end of June – we will then have to weigh up whether we book an extra court ourselves or use the CBA one (they permit us to use it). We feel that 40 is the maximum number we can cope with so will not get any more than 5 courts,

Wednesday Social

Two committee members run the social night each week and most nights it has been Gary and Merle – Merle has now decided that she would like to give others the chance to run the club-night and play for free – she has decided to retire from active duty at the club.  You will have seen Kaho assisting recently and Daryl Chung has started to assist again so maybe Gary can take a few nights off and even consider retiring as well. 

If you can arrive at MSAC by around 7:00pm to set up for play and agree not to play before the second game scheduled then you might be able to assist and play for free. Speak to Gary or Kaho and we’ll look at welcoming you aboard our undermanned train.

We currently have Gary, Kaho, Nigel, Subi, and Daryl assisting on a roster basis so itis a lot better

Social Badminton

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 32 players (4 courts) or 40 players (5 courts) 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 $8.00, Casual visitors $12.00

  • 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 an Annual Membership fee

    • provide APBC with the necessary information for registration

For More Information on the Injury Insurance benefit of BV registration  — Check the Insurance item under the Resources tab of the BV website www.badmintonvic.com.au

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