seasons LAST updated Late January 2018

We are working on an improved website that will have pages dedicated to each of the clubs affiliated with us and hopefully be more informative and readable.

It will also have a competition page – should tell you everything you need to know about our competitions – and enable you to tell us if you are interested in playing in our competitions.

We hope to have a few more pictures on it – and we will provide links to the Facebook pages of our clubs. 

It’s been a long time coming but we think it will be available in a “cupla months”.

SUMMER 2018 Season

The season started on Monday 29th January.

We have 2 formats of play – Singles and Doubles

  • Singles played 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

    • Monday (8 teams) has 14 weeks of “Home and Away” matches plus 2 final’s weeks scheduled 

      Thursday (5 teams) has 15 weeks of “Home and Away” matches plus 2 final’s weeks 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 2 rally-point games to 21 points. The team winning the most games on the night will be the winner – if games are equal then we check the total points scores.

    • Have 2 seasons planned – Summer and Autumn

    • Summer will have 5 weeks of matches plus 2 finals – Autumn will have 10 weeks of Home and Away matches plus 2 weeks of finals

    • Have 5 teams in the Summer Comp and most likely 6 in the Autumn comp (if can get another court)

Draws have now been posted to the Tournament Software Site – click on this link  http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=3731ADAE-8BC4-4825-9954-974929553116

Registration Fees for 2018

At a CBA committee meeting held late January 2018, CBA set the CBA team Competition fees (which include BV registration and decided to discount the membership if we can verify a person’sclaim to be a member of another affiliate of badminton Victoria.

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

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.