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Minimum coaching standards to rise effective 01 September 2018

This is a reminder that as of September 1, 2018, minimum accreditation for court access in all Badminton Canada and Badminton Alberta tournament events is Competition Introduction Provincial "trained".

Registration is open for The Badminton Academy's junior programs for WINTER 2018

Registration is now available for The Badminton Academy's Calgary Youth Program for WINTER 2018. All registration is available on-line.

Team Alberta selection criteria for 2018 Western Canadian Team Championships

 

 

Participation in the Western Canadian Team Championships is important for Badminton Alberta for the following reasons:

  1. It provides a benchmark to compare the level of junior development in Alberta with that of Western Canada.
  2. It is an excellent development experience for athletes and coaches in a team environment.

Badminton Alberta will serve as the host province, with the WCTC slated to take place at the Calgary Winter Club on the weekend of April 20-22, 2018. Competition will begin Friday at 12 noon, with the finals scheduled for Sunday at 10am. Particpant dinner scheduled for Saturday evening at the venue.

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Parents Guide - How to enter Badminton Alberta sanctioned tournaments

With the growing number of new and emerging clubs, the demand for players to enter sanctioned tournaments is on the rise.

Many of you have expressed interest for your children to participate in upcoming junior badminton tournaments. I would like to provide you with some information that may assist you with your decision.

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Calling all athletes interested in attending 2018 Alberta Winter Games in Wood Buffalo

Badminton Alberta is responsible for the various zone trials that will be used to select 4 boys and 4 girls, born in 2001 or later, who will represent their respective zone at the 2018 Alberta Winter Games in Wood Buffalo / Fort McMurray.

Each of the eight zones will hold a one-day trials (either November 4, 5 or 11). The format of the trials is singles format only. The top 4 boys and top 4 girls following the competition of the trials will be eligible to represent their zone at the upcoming Alberta Winter Games to be held February 16-19, 2018.

The cost of the trials is $20. Each participant must be a basic RECREATIONAL member of Badminton Alberta in order to complete the registration.

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Alberta's Josephine Wu named to National team

Alberta's Josephine Wu has been named to the Canadian national badminton team for 2017-18.

Wu resides in Edmonton and trains at B-Active Badminton Club under head coach Wang Wen. Wu has recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Nursing degree.

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Millar Wins Gold at 2017 Para Badminton Championships

Congratulations to Calgarian Luke Millar for his winning performances at this year’s Para Badminton Championships held in Vancouver.

Luke received a bronze medal in mixed doubles and WH1 men’s singles, while also winning gold in men’s doubles, partnering Misha Bilenky from BC. Millar’s next competition is the US Open scheduled next month in Colorado Springs.

International players to compete in upcoming Alberta Junior Elite

Badminton Alberta is excited to announce that at least 27 players from Japan and China will be competing in the Yonex Alberta Junior Elite scheduled for October 27-29 at the Derrick Golf & Winter Club of Edmonton.

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