2022 Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, 2-3 July in Bendigo.

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Players ready? Inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and more to hit up Bendigo!

We invite women, girls and families with children to join us for the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational and a mix of fun and social badminton events in Bendigo over the weekend of 2-3 July 2022! Hosted by Badminton Victoria, the exciting weekend celebrates women’s and girls’ participation in sport.

Dubbed the fastest racquet sport in the world, badminton is a fun, dynamic and exciting activity for improving physical and mental health. Bendigo residents and visitors can enjoy all the badminton festivities on offer at Eaglehawk Badminton stadium, the home of Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association. Whether it’s a friendly competition, a casual trial, or a way to keep muscles warm, badminton activities are on offer for any level of experience.

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational – 2-3 July

To celebrate competitive girls’ sport, the inaugural Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational welcomes females under 19 years old to test their skills in a fun and friendly competition. Supported by the City of Greater Bendigo and Sports Marketing Australia, competitors will experience singles and doubles games with players of a similar age and experience level. Teams of two players can now be entered in Open and Beginner Divisions for age groups Under 19, Under 15 and Under 13.

Shuttle Smash (taster) – 3 July

Badminton Victoria is hosting a taster session of the Badminton Australia Shuttle Smash initiative, an exciting new physical literacy and movement program for children aged 5 to 12 years old. The Shuttle Smash taster session is free and open to children of all genders, with limited spots available for Junior Smashers (5-8 years old) and Shuttle Smashers (9-12 years old) groups.

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! – 3 July

There is also a free come-and-try session for women, as part of the Badminton Victoria Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! project. Supported by Change Our Game and the Office for Women in Sport, the project creates opportunities to include women and promote gender equality in sport and recreation.

Saturday Family Fun Day – 2 July

The Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association will also host their weekly Saturday Family Fun Day and is open to all ages, genders and abilities as part of the festivities of the weekend.

For any competitor, casual player or curious person, there are an array of badminton activities on offer during the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational. Badminton Victoria Participation, Inclusion and Communications Manager, Olivia Na shares, “Badminton Victoria is thrilled to be celebrating women and girls in badminton with the support of the City of Greater Bendigo, Sports Marketing Australia, Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Association and the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.”

“Women and girls representation is important in all levels of play, and that is what Badminton Victoria wants to showcase with the Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational, Let’s Play Women’s Badminton! and Shuttle Smash initiatives.”

Moreover, there are exclusive attractions to see in Bendigo including the Djarra Lights, GLOW: Bendigo after dark and Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition.

For more information about the local sites, attractions and accommodation options in Bendigo, visit https://www.bendigoregion.com.au/

Registration forms for all badminton activities in Bendigo during 2-3 July:

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/143375/

Saturday Family Fun Day with Bendigo and Eaglehawk Badminton Association: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/bendigoeaglehawk/events/

Shuttle Smash Program (Taster): https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/145795/

Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/144054/

schedule:
SATURDAY

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM Under 15 and Under 19 Events and Presentation
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM BEDBA Saturday Family Fun Day
After 5:00 PM Local attractions in the Bendigo and Heathcote region:

·         Djaara Lights – free night event

·         GLOW: Bendigo after dark – ticketed night event

·         Elvis: Direct from Graceland Exhibition

SUNDAY

10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Badminton Victoria Girls Invitational Participation Programs
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Shuttle Smash – Taster
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Under 13 Events
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Under 13 Events and Presentations Let’s Play Women’s Badminton – Come and Try

Introducing the 2022 Australian Masters Championships – National Titles

Save the date! Join us for the first individual National Titles event for Badminton Masters and Veterans in Australia!

2022 Australian Masters Championships

  • Friday 30 September – Sunday 2 October
  • Hosted by Badminton Victoria at Ken Kay Stadium (Ballarat Badminton Association, Dowling Street, WENDOUREE VIC 3355)

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Prospectus and tournament entry information coming soon.

VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships 2022 – Entries Open Now!

Do you want to test your skills on the badminton court and meet new friends from across the Oceania continental region?

Sign up for the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships in at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, 29-31 July 2022.

If you are new to international badminton competitions, you can also get formally classified for Para Badminton on Thursday 28 July.

Please download the Tournament Prospectus (PDF) before submitting your entry online here. Entry for Australian Players close on Tuesday night, 27 June 2022.

Not interested in competing?

If competing isn’t for you, we invite you to be part of the event by volunteering or watching all the matches at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre or online at the Badminton Oceania YouTube Channel! Let us know if you’re interested in volunteering here.

All Schools Championships returns in 2022!

We are pleased to announce that the Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships will be back in 2022!

The Badminton Victoria All Schools Championships is a Badminton competition open to all schools throughout Victoria regardless of association, status or location. Entries are welcome from players of all ages & abilities and are a great opportunity for kids to experience the fun of competitive Badminton.

Primary Schools Championships – MIXED TEAMS

The Lenny Permana Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – GIRLS TEAMS

The Meredith Prime Perpetual Trophy

Secondary Schools Championships – BOYS TEAMS

The Ken Coleman Perpetual Trophy

About the Competition Divisions:

Open Division: An elite competition for schools who are generally a winner or runner-up on their respective school association competition, have club, state or national level player(s) in their team or are looking for a significantly higher level of competition.

Second Division: For schools wishing to experience a greater level of competition outside their respective school associations or may not have competitive badminton being played in their school association.

Victorians in the spotlight of the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships

What an amazing event the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships was in recently at Melbourne Sports Centres! We’re very proud of our Victorian players that featured in the Finals of each discipline, representing Australia in some amazing matches.

A big congratulations to Oceania Champions from Victoria:

🥇🥇 Mixed Doubles: Kenneth Choo (2G Sports) and Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton)

🥇 Women’s Doubles: Joyce Choong (2G Sports) and Sylvina Kurniawan (NBC Australia, NSW).

Full results

We also want to thank all our Victorian technical officials and volunteers for contributing their time and effort, and making the event a success!

All the photos from the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships

Badminton Oceania was delighted to be able to deliver the Open Individual tournament at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. For the first time ever, this edition of the Continental Championships will be awarding prize money to the winners and runners up. Find out more about the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Championships here.

Up next… the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships return to Melbourne!

In 2022, we will also welcome back the 2022 VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships to Victoria during 29-31 July 2022 at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre.

The Tournament Prospectus for prospective competitors can be found on the Badminton Oceania website now: https://badmintonoceania.org/victor-oceania-para-badminton-championships-2022/

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on getting involved as a competitor, technical official or volunteer…

Oceania Individual and Para Badminton Championships return to Melbourne in 2022

VICTOR Oceania Championships, Welcome back to the sporting capital of Australia!

VICTOR Oceania Championships (Open Individual events) taking place from 28 April – 1 May 2022

Despite the cancellation of the Open Men’s and Women’s Team Continental Championships, and the Junior Open and Mixed Team Championships (due to COVID-19), Badminton Oceania is delighted to be able to deliver the Open Individual tournament at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. For the first time ever, this edition of the Continental Championships will be awarding prize money to the winners and runners up. Find out more here.

Volunteers wanted! – Be part of the action and support the event through a variety of roles. Sign up here.

VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships also set for return

Badminton Victoria will double up on Continental Championships as the VICTOR Oceania Para Badminton Championships will also return in 2022, slotting into the tournament calendar from 29-31 July 2022, also at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre. Read more here.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in getting involved as a competitor, technical official or volunteer…

Victorians win Individual Titles at 2022 YONEX Australian National Championships

Congratulations to all the Victorians who competed for individual titles at the 2022 YONEX Australian National Championships! We are pleased to announce some amazing results from our Victorian representatives winning 3 of the 5 disciplines plus appearances in finals and semi-finals:

 

Men’s Singles

1 –  Jacob Schueler (Ocean Grove Badminton Club) [3/4]

3/4 – Nathan Tang (Glen Waverley Badminton Club) [5/8]

Women’s Doubles

1 – Kaitlyn Ea (Infinity Badminton Association) / Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton) [1]

2 – Joyce Choong (2G Sports) / Sylvinna Kurniawan (NSW) [2]

Mixed Doubles

1 – Kenneth Choo (Glen Waverley Badminton Club) / Gronya Somerville (Play Badminton) [1]

3/4 – Rayne Wang (Melbourne University Badminton Club) / Lee-Yen Khoo (Melbourne University Badminton Club)

3/4 – Ashwant Gobinathan (Ballarat Badminton Association) / Kaitlyn Ea (Infinitey Badminton Association) [5/8]

Women’s Singles

3/4 – Kaitlyn Ea (Infinity Badminton Association) [3/4]

3/4 – Louisa Ma (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club) [3/4]

Men’s Doubles

2 – Kenneth Choo (Glen Waverley Badminton Club) / Ming Chuen Lim (Glen Waverley Badminton Club) [1]

Another honour was presented to our Victorian Louisa Ma (Badminton Academy of Victoria Club) who co-received the Cliff Cutt Memorial Trophy. This trophy is awarded to the player of a State/Territory team who exhibits the highest standards of sportsmanship, personality, court demeanour, playing ability and appearance throughout the Ede Clendinnen Shield and Australian National Championships.

Congratulations to our Victorian representatives on their individual results. Full results are available on Tournament Software online here.

Australian National Badminton Championships in Bendigo for 2022

After two years, the Australian National Championships are back. Australia’s best badminton players will be vying for the title of National Champions and for a spot on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Team.

The Championships will be held in Bendigo, Victoria from Sunday 10th April through to Friday 15th April 2022 at the Bendigo Eaglehawk Badminton Stadium.

For the full announcement and entry information for players and spectators, visit the Badminton Australia website here.

For clarification of eligible players living in Victoria, Australia, please see our Tournament Alert! email here.

Badminton Victoria Player Levy

Please find a message below from our Executive General Manager, Tjitte “TJ” Weistra.

Dear Badminton Community,

You may have noticed that Badminton Victoria has introduced a new fee ($5) for players who are entering into BV sanctioned events in 2022 which is called “Player Levy”. I would like to take this opportunity to provide the reasons why this has been introduced to ensure that everyone understands the rationale for this fee.

Badminton Victoria has over 90 member clubs/associations/venues and at the end of 2021, our members overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new membership model. The new model proposed by BV replaced an outdated model which was no longer a good reflection of the wide range of different types of members we have as an organisation and the fee structure that was linked to that. The new model links the fee closely with the amount of badminton activity a member club/association undertakes throughout the year. Implementing the new model has lead to a fee reduction for 75% of all our members and becoming much fairer across the board.

The new model does mean that there is an overall reduction in membership fee income for Badminton Victoria, but we felt that it was necessary to provide our members with reduced fees where necessary and possible. Too many of our member clubs/associations were paying a fee that was too high. The new model also is the start of a fee model that is based on a “user-pay” model rather than a model where everyone pays the same, regardless of the services/benefits that members are accessing.

One of the services that BV offers are opportunities to participate in sanctioned events which are strongly linked to our overall player pathway. The number of players that participate in sanctioned events makes up a low percentage of the total number of affiliated players, as most people that play badminton only play socially or at a graded level. However, in our old membership model, all clubs/associations, and subsequently all players, ultimately pay for all services that BV offers regardless of whether they are accessing the service. To put it simply, a player that only plays socially still pays a fee to their club/association which includes a wide range of BV services but is unlikely to benefit from all the services.

By lowering the overall membership fee income, we are removing some of the fees that clubs/associations/players pay for services that may never be accessed. In a perfect world, this means that clubs/associations that are now paying much less for their membership to BV and passes those savings on to their affiliated players.

BV had to look at how to replace the loss of income from a reduction in membership fee income to ensure that we can continue to deliver services/benefits to our members. Applying the same “user-pay” principle, we have introduced the new Player Levy of $5 per player per tournament so that those players that access our sanctioned events pay a small additional fee to do so rather than spreading the cost of hosting sanctioned events across all members/players in Victoria regardless of whether they use the service.

Rather than just charging a $5 Player Levy to simply replace the lost income from membership fee income, BV is significantly improving the services we provide to our tournament hosts to ensure our events are delivered more consistently and with increased resources. The additional resources that BV will provide include but are not limited to:
• Standardised prospectuses across all sanctioned events
• Increased administration services to hosts in lead up to sanctioned events to ensure all events are delivered consistently from a rules, regulations, and guidelines perspective
• Increased PR & Marketing support
• BV staff at every sanctioned event

I fully appreciate that some of you may still have questions regarding the new Player Levy and I certainly encourage people to reach out and contact me if they would like further clarification as to why we have introduced this new fee. I look forward to seeing you out on the badminton courts whether playing, spectating, supporting, or officiating.

#LetsPlay

Kind Regards,

Tjitte “TJ” Weistra (Executive General Manager, Badminton Victoria)

YONEX Victorian Open, Para badminton Championships is back in 2021!

We welcome back the YONEX Victorian Open, Para badminton Championships in 2021! This year’s edition includes and Junior Under 17 and Under 13 Events to compete alongside our senior competitors.
Come down and watch the action all weekend, 4-5 December 2021 at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC).

SCHEDULE:
Saturday 4th December:
Open up to semi-finals / U17 up to semi-finals

Sunday 5th December:
Open – semis and finals / U17 – semis and finals / Para – all events / U13 – all events
** Schedule is subject to change ** Where a draw has 8 or less entries, its matches will be played on Sunday (Open only).

Player Entry: Closing FRIDAY 26th November https://www.revolutionise.com.au/badmintonvic/events/84580/

Stay tuned for streaming information…

Let’s Play!
The YONEX Victorian Open is our final tournament of the YONEX Elite Series. Thank you YONEX Australia for the support since 2016.