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updated 11/4 /2017

IMPORTANT DATES

We are now back and running reasonably successfully.

Jan 9th - start at 7:30pm end at 10:00pm
Feb 13th - Badminton Oceania Tournament so we are closed
Mar 13th - Formula 1 Grand Prix – so no access to MSAC
Dec 4th - The School’s volleyball championship takes over
Dec 11th – Our last night for 2019
Jan 8th 2020 - start at 7:30pm end at 10:00pm  

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

  • They 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

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 whiteboard 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.

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

Arrive before 8.00pm and you should be sure of getting a game.

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.
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 8.00 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 at 9:35 pm – and 12 lucky people will be able to play in 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 all year – If the current attendance does not pickup the committee will have to decide if it will be cheaper to pick up the hefty fines or just continue with paying for the court for very few usages. 

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

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There’re a few photos on the Albert Park Badminton Club Facebook page (click here).updated 1/4/16 5:39 am