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 Autumn 2016 Season

The next phase of this season in the Thursday night competition has just started with 2 pools of 4 teams – C1 and C2.  Teams in each pool will play each other twice and then the top 2 teams will play each other to decide premiers and runners-up – the bottom 2 teams will be required to umpire the final.
Only eight teams mean no team that can be drawn on for fill-in players – Each team must use approved team fill-in players – players from the list of fill-ins and where none of these are available seek permission from the match secretary on whom they can play.
The revised draws have been done and are posted to the Tournament planner web-site.
You can check the draw and the results for your team by going to the Competitions page on this site.
Please note there is no competition on Wednesday nights this season — if you want to play in a doubles team at high B low A level next season please contact the match secretary no later than the end of April — If we don’t get enough teams this gives those wanting to play a chance to join a competition with another association..

 Parking rules….new charges  read Car Parking Guide – December 2015 (MSAC)

Annual Tournament — now CANCELLED

Those of you who look forward to our tournament will be disappointed to know that it is not included in the calendar for 2016 — once again the costs mean we would run at an loss of around a thousand dollars — and we cannot justify this .

Join the Committee

Central Badminton Association is run by a committee of 5 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 — and be able to assist at the annual tournament.
If you would be interested in being part of the committee please contact John Weisheit (President).
We also need some-one prepared to learn how to operate the League Planner software (used for the nightly competition) as the current Match Secretary would be interested in handing the task over to a younger person. 
There is also a need for some-one to learn the role of the CBA Tournament Director — involves the use of the Tournament Planner Software. This role involves a lot of time for about 6 weeks before the tournament — attendance at the tournament — and for about a week after the tournament.
If you would be interested in either of these roles — contact Gary Grierson – he can give you more information — whilst it is preferable you be on the committee it is not essential.

BV Annual Registration Fee

For 2016 Badminton Victoria will be charging Central a fixed fee of $4000.00 for Player Registrations and this is to cover between 90 and 180 players.  Central now have to work out how to recoup this amount from those people whom we believe should pay — Competition players …. Tournament players ….. Veterans tournament players …. Social players …. Parabadminton players and non-playing officials (umpires, coaches etc) who must be registered with an Association…….but working out just what fee for what classification is difficult.  One thing you can be sure of we will not be charging any-one more than the $40.00 they paid in 2015.
This registration fee will include an Injury Insurance premium that covers you for injury when training for and playing Badminton — it covers expenses incurred that are not covered by medicare/third party car/travel and/or any other insurance.
Physio is covered and is the main item claimed. It may cover you for loss of salary (maximum of $300pw) for upto 12 months after a 14 day qualifying period and after all your sick leave entitlements are finished.
We believe all players — social or competition should consider this — as even at $40.00 is a very cheap injury insurance policy.

Scoring

Don’t like scoring – have an Iphone or maybe just a smart phone – no worries check out the info on ‘apps for scoring’ — found on the Competition page.  

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www.facebook.com/centralbadmintonassoc
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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 $40.00 annual BV registration.