Badminton Alberta will be hosting a residential high performance camp at Olds College from July 8-12. The camp will meet the needs of competitive athletes and will consist of skills practice, strategy, badminton conditioning, and match play. The camp is suitable for national and provincial level competitors and also for the competitive schools athlete. The camp will be lead by NCCP level 4 coaches Billy GIlliland and Dave McMaster. Register now - online form.
The ACAC endorsed the applications of two new entries into the sport of badminton for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Olds College and KIng's University College of Edmonton will join Concordia University College of Alberta and NAIT to create a four team conference in Alberta. The four colleges will complete within the Yonex Alberta Series in their shorthen January-February season, with their provincial trails occurring on February 21.
Led by Zarko Cukic, Presdient of The Peruvian Badminton Sports Federation, Lima has been selected as the host city of the 2016 World Junior Badminton Championships. The proposed venue - the National Sports Village - is currently under construction.
The FINALS of the Yonex Alberta Series will be contested May 24-25 at the Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. Alberta athletes have been busy qualifying for the season ending competition. A total of $10,000 will be awarded evenly across the five event championship. Athletes will be involved in pool play on Saturday, with semi-finals and finals occurring on Sunday. Spectators are welcome at no charge. Play begins at 8am on Saturday with mixed doubles.
Team Alberta athletes captured a total of 31 medals at the 2014 Yonex Canadian u23 & Junior Badminton Championships held April 28-May 3 at ClearOne Badminton Centre in Richmond, BC. The breakdown of the medal count is: 8 gold, 7 silver and 16 bronze. The breakdown by age groups is: 6 medals in u14, 9 medals in u16, 9 medals in u19 and 6 medals in u23.
Kevin Lee of The Glencoe Club earned triple crown in u16, winning boy's singles, boys doubles with clubmate Byron Holcek and mixed doubles with Jenna Wong of BC.
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