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f LAST updated 9th July 2017

Spring 2017 Season

The season starts on Monday 17th July and ends on Thursday 30th November

Five teams on Monday – 3 teams on Tuesday and, 6 teams on Thursday.
Draws have now been posted to the Tournament Software Site http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=5790A719-FCCB-4366-8DF7-F1964C828486
The current Tuesday competition will end around 12th September.

CBA is looking at running a “KWIK Baddie” competition for 7 weeks in October and November.
Basic idea – teams of 2 men and 2 ladies or 3 men and 1 lady (one or the other) – play 6 matches from 8 pm to 10 pm – all the best of 3 round-robin games to 15 points (no setting). Either MD, WD & 4 XD or 3 MD and 3 XD. No play in the week of the Melbourne Cup. Winners & Runners Up to be given medals – cost will be around $50.00 – $60.00 per team member for the season.

Looks highly possible that a competition of 4 teams (most likely 3 men and 1 lady) will play this competition on Tuesdays (C Grade). The match secretary says that as at 0900 on 20th September he has 10 men and 4 ladies wanting to play and only needs 2 more men to make up the 4 teams (of 3 men and 1 lady) –  If YOU are one of those men please contact him – garygrierson@gmail.com – by 2400 Saturday 23rd September  

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.

We’ve got a Facebook page

www.facebook.com/centralbadmintonassoc
The site manager may remove any postings considered inappropriate.

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.