LAST updated 2nd November 2017

Autumn 2018 Season

This season will start on Monday 29th January – but what formats and how many teams will we have?

At this stage, it is planned to have 2 formats – Singles and Doubles

  • Singles on Mondays and Thursdays 8-10pm with the higher grade on Monday evening.

    • Two-player, non-gender specific teams – play 4 singles matches – best of 3 rally-point games to 15 and 1 doubles match – best of 3 rally-point games to 21

    • Should be possible for 15 weeks plus 2 finals to be scheduled 

  • Doubles on Tuesday and Wednesdays 8-10pm with the higher grade on Wednesday evening

    • Doubles will be a version of the Kwik badminton tried in Summer 2017 season

    • Four-player teams (with a minimum of 1 lady) to be played in order of Merit.

    • Two-hour time limit so the 6 matches will each be the best of 3 rally-point games to 15 points.

    • We may start with a grading/selection night to place players in teams with a view to making each competition more even.

    • With a BV booking, the Grand Prix, Easter, and Anzac Day in the first 6 months we will have around 15 weeks available for our use so I am hoping we get 4 or 5 doubles teams each night and we will then run an Autumn and Winter season of 1 selection night, 5 or 6 match nights and maybe one finals night.

Please contact the Match Secretary (garygrierson@gmail.com) if you are interested in any of these matches – so he can confirm the court bookings with MSAC prior to the start of 2018


Spring 2017 Season

Five teams on Monday – 3 teams on Tuesday and, 6 teams on Thursday.
Draws have now been posted to the Tournament Software Site – click on this link   http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=5790A719-FCCB-4366-8DF7-F1964C828486
The current Tuesday competition has ended and the match secretary has yet to obtain the trophies. He now intends to present the Spring and Summer season trophies at the end of the Summer season (28th November).

Summer 2017 Season

CBA will run a KWIK badminton season (called Summer season) comprising 4 teams over 7 weeks on Tuesday evenings from 17th October to 28th November – It will not run on Melbourne Cup Day 7th November so there will be 6 weeks of matches. Each tie will consist of 6 matches each the best of 3 rally point games to a maximum of 15 points and the tie will have a 2-hour time limit 8-10pm. We have 10 men and 6 ladies playing this event, so there will be 2 teams of 2 men and 2 ladies, and 2 teams of 3 men and 1 lady.  Teams are to play in order of strength regardless of gender

  • Player1 + Player2, Player3 + Player4, Player1 + Player3, Player2 + Player4, Player1 + Player4, Player2 + Player3    

Results and draw can be found by clicking on this link http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=339A4F72-3C83-4A95-A7CF-B2A36E861AE9

Registration Fees for 2017

At a CBA committee meeting held during the first half of October 2016, CBA decided that in 2017 it would recoup the annual registration fee payable to Badminton Victoria by charging the following amounts.

  • Competition and tournament players registered through CBA – $42.00

  • Players playing Veterans badminton only – $25.00

  • Parabadminton players and non-playing officials -$25.00

We believe all players — social or competition should consider this — as even at $42.00 is a very cheap injury insurance policy.

Join the Committee

Central Badminton Association is currently run by a committee of 6 people who believe that there must be some younger people actively playing badminton who would be willing to help CBA remain the great competition it currently is.
We need new blood — we need persons with a vision of the future — we need people prepared to put ideas into action — and we need those who have been prepared to critique us to join us and point us in the right direction. It’s not all that hard — a committee person would need to attend an evening committee meeting about once every 6 weeks. 
If you would be interested in being part of the committee please contact John Weisheit (President).
The match secretary is teaching someone else how to operate the League Planner software (used for the nightly competition) – this is an 18-month exercise by which time the current match secretary hopes to be able to retire.

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Player Injury News

If you are a team member and injured playing or training for competition badminton you may be entitled to claim under the Personal Accident policy that covers all players registered with Badminton Victoria –
If you sustain an injury – no matter how minor it may seem – we suggest you register a “possible claim” as soon as possible after it occurs. If you do not need to claim – advise that you are not proceeding further — if you need to proceed further  –  advise this and, as the claim is already registered, it will be activated.
Check out the detailed information shown on the Competition page.
 And if you are a social player please seriously consider asking your club if you can become a registered BV Member – it is very easy to get an injury that could cost you much more than the amount Central collects from you to pay what BV charges them.