09 December 2010

ODJC Fundraiser Team tournament this weekend!

There will be an Team tournament this Saturday, the 11th, at Longfields Davidson Heights in BarrHaven. A team will consist of 2 Female and 3 Male players (all ages). Registration form can be found here.

I'm not sure currently how many teams are registered but this tournament could get you pumped up since the Mark Grantham Team tournament will be rolling in February 5-6th, 2011. I haven't really decided whether to take photos at this event yet, mostly depending on the demand. However regardless, good luck to all participants this weekend =)

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70+ more photos for District Championships

It's crazy studying season so the updates have slowed down. I've posted up another 70+ photos from the District Championship that I were taken by Ming. I also cleaned up the gallery a little so that everyone doesn't have to scroll through a massive page. Hope you enjoy the photos. Still another 70+ to go! =)

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03 December 2010

More photos to come!

It's been a little while since the District Championships and more photos are still rolling in! I'm looking at a set from Ming Lee right now and they'll be posted up over the weekend as I clean them up ^.^

Keep watching for more updates! =)
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25 November 2010

District Championship photos are up!!

Hit up the District Championship gallery for the photos I've promised =) Still more to come. ^,^

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23 November 2010

District Championship teasers posted

I've put up some teasers in the gallery for you guys to drool over. There are well over 100 photos to go through so stay tuned =)

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19 November 2010

New photos for CarletonU Tournament posted!

The District Badminton Championship is starting in a couple hours starting with Men's and Women's Singles. To wet everyone's lips a little more, I've put up more photos from the Carleton U Intra-club tournament. =)

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18 November 2010

ODBA District Championship 2010 Line up

The line-up for the District Badminton Championship this weekend has now been posted! Good luck to all the players and I hope you all have fun =)


For the nerds/techy ppl: the link does not show up well in Chrome. Firefox works well though.
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16 November 2010

Carleton Photos are UP!!!

The tournament was a blast with nice range of players. =) Congrats to all the winners and I hope everyone enjoyed their door prizes as well. I've posted up some of the photos from the tournament so far in the Carleton gallery. Hit it up and I hope you like them. ^,^ More photos will be added as I sort them all out.

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11 November 2010

CUBC Intra-Club Tournament

It is now official! Luckily not too late either! The Carleton University Badminton Club (CUBC) Intra-Club Tournament is happening this Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 10am to 6pm!

It'll be an open doubles tournament so you can pair up with whomever you want. However your combined skill level cannot exceed 8 for mens doubles and 9 for mixed. If you're unsure of your skill level, I'm sure members such as Carter Chin can give you a rough estimate. It's $10 per person so not a bad deal. This will ultimately fund the annual Eugene Lee Open tournament so join in to help make the tournaments better =)

Naturally this will be held on the Carleton campus, in the Norman Fenn gym. For more information, you can check out their website. Hope to see you all there!

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09 November 2010

In prep for the tournament season

Following my previous photo post, here's some photos taken from this year's Mark Grantham Tournament at the RA Centre. A highly anticipated tournament, the Mark Grantham is the talk of the town once the District Championships are done. A look forward as we start that run of upcoming tournaments. =)

You can find more in the Mark Grantham 2010 gallery.

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04 November 2010

District Championships coming up!!

It's that time of the year again: leaves are strewn over the pavements... leftover halloween candy is lying all over the kitchen... and the District Championship just around the corner...

The tournament, typically the first of the badminton season, will be held on November 19-21 at the RA centre. It will have the expected A-B-C events with minimum 2 matches per event. We even see the same crowded schedule like every year!

Men's Singles - 19th, 6pm
Women's Singles - 19th, 7pm
Men's Doubles - 20th, 9am
Ladies' Doubles - 20th, 11am
Mixed Doubles - 20th, 1:30pm
Finals - 21st, 11am

It'll be $20 for one event and $35 for 2-3 events so join early! The prices will jump after November 9th. Of course, you will also have access to have free therapeutic massages while at the tournament. So all in all, not a bad deal. You can find additional information on the registration form.

Hope to see you all attend and feel free to say 'hi' to the good-looking guy running around with the camera =P
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23 October 2010

Line Judge training for the Pan Am Games

Looks like there will be some training for Line Judging for any avid player here in Ottawa. As I was told about this:

In 2015, the City of Toronto will be host to the Pan Am Games, which will include the sport of Badminton. A significant number of volunteers will be required to ensure that the badminton competition not only runs smoothly but professionally. A few hundred volunteers will be needed for the badminton courts line judges from all five districts of Badminton Ontario.

The Ministry of Health Promotion has approved a grant to conduct these training sessions with a scheduled completion date in the spring of 2011.

Once a participant has completed his/her initial training session they will be encouraged to work as a volunteer Line judge at as many badminton tournaments as possible. They will be provided access to the Badminton Ontario web site where they can update their work record each time they volunteer (and actually work) as a Line Judge.

It is important to note that only actual on court work is to be recorded, as it is actual games/matches worked that is required to gain experience as a Line Judge. This record of work will be maintained for at least the next 5 years. Those volunteers who have performed their duties as a Line Judge most often, and excelled at the job, will be offered the opportunity to volunteer at the 2015 Pan Am Games. While it has yet to be established, it might be anticipated that a minimum age will be required to work as a Line Judge at the Games. It is therefore suggested that only those who will be at least 18 years of age at the time of the Games, be encouraged to take the Line Judge training if they wish to be considered for the Games.

So the question is.....

Do YOU know the lines....?!

Those participating in this training program will receive a tee shirt that will identify them as being a part of the training program. It should be worn each time the participant is working as a Line Judge so that the Referee and/or Tournament Coordinator know they are part of the program and can monitor their work at the various tournaments.

If you're interested, please fill in the application through the link below
Registration PDF and email the application along with a confirmation email to Fei Tam @ odbaweb@gmail.com....THANKS!!!!

I will be attending since I will get a chance to know about all the tournaments and event coming up. Besides, it never hurts to re learn the rules =P
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18 October 2010

Death on the Court

A teaser of things to come... Taken last year at the Mark Grantham tournament held at the RA Centre =)

Death on the Court

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05 October 2010

Ottawa Badminton Photos is born!!

I've been asked a couple times now to start up a website for my badminton photos.... To try out this venture, I figured this could be a pretty good place to start.....

Let me know how this goes!
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