The 2018 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships concluded last Saturday. Over 350 players participated in the week long competition. Red Willow members produced some strong results.
Leading the way where Nancy Cyr and Garry Marler. Nancy , who despite being 80 years old, won silver in the ladies doubles 75+ catergory.Garry had an excellent singles event defeating the 3/4 seed in the quarter finals of the mens 65+ age group. He lost his semi final to the number 2 seed to finish in the 3/4 position overall.
In the consolation ladies doubles 75+, Wendy Jerome and Anne Emberly finished in second place. Rosalynn Thompson and Barb Biggs won the Ladies doubles 60+ consolation draw.
Please click on the link to see the full results http://www.badminton.ca/sport/tournament.aspx?id=E059158F-6B62-4FCD-8384-386350AA7779.
Wednesday Doubles Ladder
Due to the number of participants the registration and withdrawal time has been changed to 6.00pm to allow draws to be made by 6.30pm.
Mike Semeniuk Sportsmanship Award
In 2007 a plaque was acquired to recognize players who demonstrated good sportsmanship on the badminton court. Akiko Ogata was selected for 2007, Eric Reid in 2008 and Brent Daviduck in 2010. It seems that the Semeniuk Award was lost track of in the years 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014. We are bringing it up to date by recognizing the following players for good sportsmanship:
2009 - Garry Marler
2011 - Lin Lindeman
2012 - Jolie Hamel
2013 - Barb Biggs
2014 - Jim Luttrell
2015 - Anne Emberly
2016 - Edwin Mah
2017 - Email nominatons to badminton@redwillow.
Reservation is not required on Tuesdays 7 to 10 pm or Fridays 9:30 am to 12 noon. You don't need a partner for these drop-in sessions because there is always someone to play with. Regular guest fee is charged (see below) and we can provide "loaner" rackets and court shoes to new players. If you want to acquire your own racket & court shoes our pro shop has an excellent selection at reasonable prices.
Would you like to improve your badminton skill level? At RWBC we can show you how to do it! Private lessons are available from coaching assistant, Andrew Piven. The fee is $40 per hour plus GST for members. For non-members the fee will be $50 per hour plus GST for a junior Lesson and $55 per hour plus GST for a senior lesson. Shuttles must be provided by the student.
Clean shoes must be worn on court. Small pebbles or soles that mark the floor are a big problem! When entering the club outdoor footwear must be left in the front hall. Food or beverages cannot be brought into the club without management approval. Food or beverages are not permitted in the playing area, with the exception of capped water bottles. Broken feathers must be placed in the white cups attached to the net posts.
Monthly membership dues
Family (must be related and living in same home) $80
Adult (born in 1999 or earlier) $70
Senior (born in 1953 or earlier) $60
Junior (born in 2000 or later) $50
Non-resident (residing a minimum of 100 km from the club) 50% of dues in any category
GST will be added. Payment of membership dues is made via electronic funds transfer (EFT). Payments are processed on the 3rd banking day of each month unless notification of resignation is received by the 15th of the previous month. Membership requires a minimum 6 month commitment. It is the responsibility of the member to cancel a membership, we do not give notification after the minimum 6 months has passed.
Please click here for the 2018 Red Willow Badminton Club membership application form.
Daily guest fees
Family (must be related and living in same home) $25
Adult/Senior (born in 1999 or earlier) $15
Junior (born in 2000 or later) $10 except for Friday ladder when guest fee is $15.
Guests who decide to become club members are advised that one guest fee that they pay in any month will be credited to membership dues if they apply for membership before the end of that month.
We have a good stock of Yonex, Victor & Black Knight rackets priced from $45 to $250.Court shoes - RWBC pro shop carries a selection of excellent court shoes made by YONEX & VICTOR. We have approximately 100 pair in stock priced at $59 and up.
Red Willow Badminton Club depends on the patronage of our pro shop in order to maintain membership dues & guest fees at current levels, so anyone involved in the sale of badminton equipment or a racket stringing service is ineligible for membership or guest privileges at RWBC. It is our policy to match prices quoted by all other authorized retail sporting goods dealers.
Full restring costs $36. We use YONEX BG 65 - .70 mm white string and ASHAWAY ZY MAX 67 red string. We guarantee our restrings until the string is worn out in the center, so if you break a string due to a mishit shot close to the frame it will be replaced free of charge while-you-wait (5 minutes) Minimum charge of $5 for repairs to rackets which were originally strung elsewhere than at RWBC.
We can grip wrap any racket in Yonex white GRAP for $3.50 or colored GRAP for $4.00, or you can buy a package of 3 wraps in various colours for $8.00 and grip wrap it yourself. Each wrap can be split into 2 badminton grip lengths.
We recommend Yonex Aerosensa 40 shuttles for all levels of play. These can be purchased from our pro shop for $3 each or $36 per dozen. Although this is the most expensive shuttle available, it is worth the price because of the quality of play provided. For maximum benefit you should discontinue playing with a shuttle when one (not 10) feathers are broken. Watch the video on the instruction page to learn how to replace a feather.
Monday 7 to 10pm - singles
Wednesday 7 to 10pm - doubles
Friday 7 to 9pm - junior singles
Ladders are not just for experienced players. Ladders are not a tournament, champions are not declared and there are no prizes awarded. These are organized games that anyone can play. It's a great way to make new friends, get some good exercise and improve your court strategy. Participants must provide their own feather shuttles which can be purchased at the pro shop.
Members and guests can register for a ladder by email, telephone or in person until 6:30 pm when draws are made. A list of registered players can be found on the schedule page of the redwllow.ca website. Lineups are carried forward from week-to-week, so additions & deletions are required by 6:30pm on a Monday and Friday and by 6:00pm on a Wednesday. Please check the website. Participants who expect to arrive at the club later than 6:45 should phone 780-460-2441 to be sure they are included in the draw.
Ladder draws normally provide 3 best-of-three matches, but depending on the number of participants a draw may provide more or less than 3 matches. If there is a large entry, matches may be only a single game, or two games (no third game when there is a 1-1 tie.) Players are not required to complete the full draw. If you must leave early just let us know in advance so we can rearrange the draw.