Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 Minnesota Badminton Open

Event Details

Early Bird Rate Offered Until Wednesday October 11th
SAVE $10 when you register early 
Early Bird Rate:
$35 for the first event; $5 per additional event
SAVE $10 and stand a chance to WIN a Yonex/Victor high-end racket when you register by OCTOBER 4TH! Racket model to be announced once sponsor confirms the model.

DEADLINE: Sunday October 15th

REFUNDS only for events not held or unfullfilled partner request.
Entries for doubles are considered ‘received’ upon receipt of BOTH partners’ entries.

Click HERE to register now!
 


Prizes

Prizes will be given to winners and runners up in all flights. Prizes include rackets, shuttlecocks, string, and grip.

Raffle - chances for all to win some great prizes!
Grand prize for the raffle to be determined and announced.

Events
Men's Singles
Men's Doubles 
Mixed Doubles 
Women's Singles
Women's Doubles
Senior Doubles (Open Category - 50 y/o and above)

Schedule of Events (TENTATIVE)
Saturday October 21st
8:30 am - Men's Singles Registration/Check In/Warm-Up
8:50 am - Men's Singles
11:15 am - Women's Singles AND Senior Doubles (Open Category) Registration/Check In 
11:45 am - Women's Singles AND Senior Doubles (Open Category) (Approximate Time)
12:15 pm - Men's Doubles Registration/Check In
12:45 pm - Men's Doubles (Approximate Time)
3:00 pm - Women's Doubles Registration/Check In

3:30 pm - Women's Doubles (Approximate Time) 
6:00/6.30 pm - Day Ends*
*We will aim to complete all the matches at least through quarterfinals for Men's Singles and Men's Doubles. As for Women's Singles, we may aim to complete all the matches through semi-finals. Finally, for Women's Doubles and the Senior Doubles (Open Category), we will aim to complete both events before 6/6.30 p.m.
Sunday October 22nd
9:00 am - Check In for Remaining Singles and Doubles Matches
9:15 am - Remaining Singles and Doubles Matches
10:45 am - Mixed Doubles Registration
11:15 am - Mixed Doubles (Approximate Time)
5:00 pm - End of Tournament 
Discount for College Students!
Enter Discount Code: CollegeStudentOffer ends October 8th with Early Bird Rates
* Must present current student ID at registration * 

Format
ABCD drop-flight draws. Minimum of 4 entries per event. If fewer than 8 entries in a category, round robin formats may be used. If fewer than 16 entries in a category, modified double elimination may be used. Maximum 64 entries for Men's Singles and Doubles and 32 entries for the rest of the events. At least two (2) matches per event entered. Rally scoring for all matches (best 2 out of 3 games). A ten (10) minute default and three (3) minute warm up will be enforcedPLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCORING FOR EACH MATCH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE depending on the number of entries received.
We are happy to announce that we will continue to hold a Senior Doubles (Open Category) event in the tournament this year. All individuals, who are at least 50 years of age, are eligible to participate (additional $5 fee applies) in the event. Please contact Zoe at chye0801@gmail.com if you have any question.
The draws for all events will be posted and shared by October 20th. Please check out the draws and make sure that you check-in on time during the tournament days. Your punctuality is much appreciated to ensure a smooth run of the tournament. Thank you and hope to see you all on courts.
Note: This tournament is not sanctioned by the USA Badminton Association, therefore membership is NOT required to enter.

Feather Birds For Sale
$22 per tube (subject to change depending on availability)

Miscellaneous
All matches will be played with feather shuttles. If both teams agree to play with nylon shuttles they may do so. Tournament coordinators will NOT supply any nylon shuttles.
Family and friends are welcome to attend and watch but MAY NOT play badminton whether for fun or otherwise due to liability during the course of the two day tournament. 
Have questions about 2017 Minnesota Open Badminton Tournament? Contact Twin Cities Badminton Club at smashthatbird@gmail.com

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall Badminton Training

Hi Parents,

The fall badminton training session will start this Friday (9/1). There are only a few spots left in 8-9pm slot and registration will end this Wednesday (8/30).

The dates for September and October have been set as follows: 9/1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and 10/6, 13, 20. All classes will be held from 6-8pm on Fridays at the Burnsville High School's new gym.  The cost is $150/student for 8 lessons. 

Practice is equally important in badminton training.  Therefore beginning from this fall, a court will be designated for kids to practice before and after class. Using this "kids court" is free to students who are enrolled in the class. If your kid's class is in the second or third hour, you should come in the first hour to take the advantage of this practice opportunity. More courts for walk-in players will be made available (walk-in fee is $4/person). Please encourage your high school kids to practice and have fun even if they are not enrolled in the class.

If interested in the fall classes, please send an email with following information and send the payment through PayPal to maosummer@hotmail.com before the class starts (Please choose family and friends when making paypal payment). 

Participant’s name: ___________________  Age: _____  Sex: ___  
Parent/Guardian: __________________________
Home Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Home Phone: _________________  Cell Phone: _______________________
E-mail: ___________________________________________________
How long has the participant played badminton?       
 Never    Less than 1 year   More than 1 year

The lessons will be canceled or fees may be increased if there are less than 4 students.

If you have any questions, you may email or call Summer Mao at (651)246-6074
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