Tuesday, 10 October 2017

News flash, round robin tonight!

Due to a school conflict, the round robin has been rescheduled for tonight, Tuesday October 10th.  There is also a round robin scheduled for Tuesday October 24th.

Thursday October 12th will now start at 8:00 but we'll stay later until 10:00.  Reminder that Thursday October 26th is also an 8:00 start.

General meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday October 19th at 8:00 pm (play starts at 7:00).  We'll keep it to 15 minutes or less so that we can get back on the courts.

Full schedule available on the club's calendar.

Players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old, must sign in by 7:20, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not playing in the round robin.

See you on court,
The Exec.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

No badminton on Thursday, round robins resume Oct 12th

No badminton Thursday October 5th as the school is not available.   Belleville Badminton Club will be open and welcomes guests.  $5 guest fee.  Be aware that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over. 

Thursday October 26th is a late start at 8:00 but we'll stay later until 10:00.

Round robin nights are scheduled for Thursday October 12th and Tuesday October 24th.  While round robins ran smoothly last year they were poorly attended by Madoc regulars.  Round robins make a significant financial contribution to our club and help offset membership fees.  They also raise the profile of our club with the local badminton community.  Many guests that attended in May and June were introduced to the club via the round robins.  As an executive we encourage you to support the round robins to demonstrate that Madoc remains the logical choice to host them going forward.

Players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old, must sign in by 7:20, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not playing in the round robin.

Our general meeting will be held Tuesday October 10th at 8:00 pm.  We'll keep it to 15 minutes or less so that we can get back on the courts.

Full schedule available on the club's calendar.

See you on court,
The Exec.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Season Kickoff on Tuesday

You're invited to join us for the season kickoff on Tuesday. 

Single session fees are unchanged at $25 for juniors/youths (under 19 years old) and $45 for adults.   $10 discount if paying for both sessions at the same time. 

Nightly fees remain unchanged at $2/night for juniors/youths and $5/night for adults.  Players planning to purchase a membership must still pay the nightly fees until they make the session payment.  They will be credited 50% of nightly fees already paid.

Please use the “Sign In” book and make payment before going on court.  Compliance will make life easier for the executive member keeping the attendance.

The season runs in two sessions, the first from September 12th to January 30th, and the second from February 1st to June 21st.  Every Tuesday and Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.  Entire schedule is available on the club's calendar.

Note that Thu Sep 28th is cancelled due to a school event.   Belleville Badminton Club will be open and welcomes guests.  $5 guest fee.  Be aware that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over. 

Hoping for a great turnout!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Badminton resumes Sep 12th

Yes indeed, badminton is back in your life starting Tuesday September 12th.

The executive is meeting this week to set fees for this year and finalize the schedule.  We'll send an update later this week.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again,

Terry, President
Mark, Treasurer
Henry, Coach
Mike, Webmaster
Dave, Director

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

No badminton Thursday, round robin Tuesday

Gymnasiums not available Thursday June 1st so badminton is cancelled.

Tuesday June 6th is a round robin night. Please remember that players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old, must sign in by 7:20, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not playing in the round robin. 

Thursday June 8th we're in the small gym only.

End of season Pub Night is Thursday June 15th.  A few of us leave the club around 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. and go to the Barley Pub for snacks and socializing until around 10:30.  Everyone is welcome to attend (including the juniors).

See you on court,
The Exec.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Team Tournament a resounding success

We hosted our first annual Team Tournament May 6th.  The tournament was a tremendous success.  The day proceeded without a hitch and the feedback from participants was extremely positive.

Big “Thank You" to our chair  Henry.  He put an incredible amount of effort into the organization.  All that effort resulted in a tournament that was not only fun on court and on the sidelines, but was lots of fun after play ended when prizes were distributed.  I’ve been to many different tourneys in my 50+ years of badminton and have never seen one that was supported by so many sponsors.  Through their generosity (and Henry's considerable effort) the tourney supplied complimentary refreshments, the competition prizes, the many draw prizes, and giveaway swag-bags for participants and volunteers.  As well, player donations and a portion of registration fees were used to contribute goods and $200 to local food banks.

Much appreciation to our volunteers (Ross, Andy, Terry, Joan, Dan, Anil, Margaret) whose efforts resulted in a seamless tournament.  And our gratitude to the Belleville Club (particularly Tom and Kay) who showed a tremendous generosity of spirit in sharing the infrastructure of their established tournament.

Thanks to everyone that attended and made the day what it was.  There really was a fun "vibe".

On behalf of the rest of the club,
Terry Mandzy, Pres.


The tournament couldn't have been what it was without our sponsors.  We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the these local businesses:

A&W Napanee
Barley Pub and Eatery Madoc
Belleville City Council
Centre Hastings SS Madoc
Chapters Belleville
Class Events U.K.
Dinosaur Pizza Madoc
Farm Town Park Stirling
Fine Line Design Stirling
Foodland Madoc
Foodland Stirling
Hanley Corp. Belleville
Hidden Goldmine Bakery Madoc
Home Hardware Madoc
Home Hardware Marmora
Hunter Ford Madoc
Ivanhoe Cheese
Madoc Century 21
Madoc Lions Club
Madoc Township Madoc
McDonald's Madoc
McKeown Motor Sales Springbrook
Metro Land News Belleville
Newman Oliver McCarren Insurance Marmora
OPP Madoc
Paradise Butter Tarts Stirling
Pro One Stop Stirling
Quinte Mall Belleville
SAO Fitness Stirling
Split Second Printing Belleville
Sport Chek Belleville
Staples Belleville
Stephen Licence Hobbies Belleville
Stirling Council
Stirling Lions Club
String Doctor Tweed
Subway Madoc
TD Bank Belleville
TD Investments Madoc
Valu-Mart Marmora
Wells Ford Stirling

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Badminton continues until Jun 15th

Are you aware that our club plays right through until June 15th?  So if you're looking for a place to play this spring come out and join us.  14 nights remaining.  $5 guest fee or join the club for only $45.

A reminder that our club is hosting a team tournament Saturday May 6th.  Registration is open until Thursday May 4th.  We'd love to see you there.

Members of our club are visiting the Brighton Badminton Club on Monday May 8th from 7:00 - 9:30.  $3 guest fee.  All participants are required to wear eye protection.  For those who don't wear glasses our club can lend a pair.

Two round robin nights have been scheduled, the first being on Tuesday May 2nd, and the second being on Thursday May 18th.  Please remember that players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old, must sign in by 7:20, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not playing in the round robin.

Harwood Badminton is running a Spring League in Ajax from May 2nd until Jun 15th. Divisions for ages 9 through adult.

See you on court,
The Exec.

Monday, 3 April 2017

April Badminton

April’s full badminton schedule can be found on the club's calendar, but here are the highlights.

Members of our club are visiting the Cobourg Badminton Club on Wednesday April 12th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  $5 guest fee.

Two round robin nights have been scheduled, the first being on Tuesday April 4th, and the second being on Thursday April 20th.  Please remember that players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old, must sign in by 7:20, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not wanting or not eligible to play in round robins.

The COBA Adult "C" Doubles Tournament will be held on Saturday April 8th at All Saints Catholic Secondary School, 3001 Country Lane, Whitby.  $25 per player.  Entry deadline April 5th.  Registration link.

Limestone Badminton Club is hosting a tournament on Saturday April 8th at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute, 153 Van Order Dr, Kingston.  Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles.  $25 for the first event and $5 for the next event.  Contact link.

See you on court,
The Exec.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March update (plus our club set to host tournament May 6th)

Our club will host a team tournament Saturday May 6th, 2017.

Teams of 4 players made up of 2 ladies and 2 men.  Teams will play matches against every team in their division.  Each match consists of two men’s doubles, two ladies' doubles, and four mixed doubles games.

Recreational and competitive divisions.

Registration details are here.


March’s full badminton schedule can be found on the club's calendar, but here are the highlights:

1)  No badminton March 14th or 16th due to March break.  Belleville Badminton Club will be open and welcomes guests.  $5 guest fee.  Please note that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over. 

2)  Members of our club are attending the Ridges Badminton Club on Saturday March 18th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  $10 guest fee.

3)  Two round robin nights have been scheduled, the first being on Tuesday March 7th, and the second being on Thursday March 23rd.  Please remember that players participating in round robins must be at least 14 years old and must sign in by 7:20 with Mark, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30 if necessary.  Courts will be available for regular play for those not wanting or not eligible to play in round robins. 

See you on court,
The Exec.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentines Day pizza night

We're serving up pizza on Tuesday to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Please come out and join us.  Guests welcome as always.

A couple of reminders regarding February's schedule:
  • Thursday Feb 16th - late start at 8:00
  • Tuesday Feb 21st - round robin
See you on court,
The Exec.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Regular play only tonight, round robin cancelled

We've learned that we won't have access to the main gym at all tonight, which means that the round robin needs to be cancelled.  There will be regular play in the small gym from 7:00 to 9:30.  Please come out and join us.

A reminder that Thursday Feb 16th is a late start at 8:00 and runs until 10:00.

The next round round is scheduled for Tuesday Feb 21st. 

See you on court,
The Exec.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tonight is cancelled, round robin re-scheduled for Thursday

Badminton is cancelled tonight due to the freezing rain. 

It appears that Belleville Badminton Club is open tonight, but please check their calendar for the latest information. Please note that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over. 

Round robins this month have been re-scheduled to Thursday Feb 9th and Tuesday Feb 21st.  Round robin players must register by 7:20, must be at least 14 years old, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30. 

We may need to start the round robin in the small gym on Thursday.  If so we will move to the main gym when it becomes available.   This means that courts might not be available for regular play until 8:00.   Those not interested in round robin play are still encouraged to attend. 

Hope to see you Thursday, 
The Exec.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Glen Crowley this Thursday and February schedule

Glen Crowley will be visiting the club on Thursday (Jan 26th).  A selection of grips, racquets, and shoes will be available.  All other gear can be ordered.  Minor repairs (grips, strings) can be performed onsite.  Please come out and support the "String Doctor".

Please note that Thursday Feb 16th is a late start at 8:00 and runs until 10:00.

Thursday Feb 2nd is the start of the season's second session which runs until June 15th.  Nightly fees are $5/$2 for adults/juniors.  Session memberships are available for $45/$25 respectively. 

Two round robin nights are scheduled for February (Tuesday Feb 7th and Thursday Feb 23rd).   As usual, courts will be available for regular play for those who don’t play in the round robins.  Round robin players must register by 7:20, must be at least 14 years old, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30.

See you on court,

The Exec.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Jan 17th cancelled due to weather

The school board has sent staff home due to the weather.  Therefore, badminton is cancelled.

It appears that Belleville Badminton Club is open tonight, but please check their calendar for the latest information.  Please note that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over.

Hope to see you Thursday,
The Exec.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Belleville Badminton Club Team Tournament

Some players asked for additional info on Belleville's tournament so we thought we would send it out to everyone.

Belleville Badminton Club Team Tournament
Saturday February 04, 2017
Centennial Secondary School      
160 Palmer Road
Belleville Ontario

Teams of 4 players made up of 2 ladies and 2 men, to play ”ties” of a men’s doubles, a ladies' doubles and two mixed doubles in a round robin format with 5 other teams. (Each player will play 20 games.)

Recreational and competitive divisions.

Registration details are here.

See you on court,
The Exec.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Jan 10th cancelled because of snow

This is to let you know that tonight's badminton is cancelled because the roads are too dangerous for driving in.

Looks like Belleville Badminton Club is open tonight, but please check their calendar for the latest information.  Please note that Belleville is an adult club for those aged 19 and over.

Hope to see you Thursday,
The Exec

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017

We hope you’ve had a good Christmas break and are looking forward to playing badminton again. That’ll burn off some of the extra calories taken in over the holiday.

Badminton resumes on Tues. Jan. 10th. January will be a busy month, as follows:

Henry will be available every Thursday in the 6 to 7 p.m. time slot, in the small gym, for juniors and anyone else who wants special coaching. Please arrange your sessions with him ahead of time when you’re at the club, or via 613-395-5798 or via email to henry.toews@yahoo.com.

Two round robin nights are scheduled for January (Thurs. Jan. 12 and Tues. Jan. 24). As usual, courts will be available for regular play for those who don’t play in the round robins. Round robin players must check in with Mark by 7:15, must be at least 14 years old, and must be prepared to stay until 9:30.

January 26 is the Glen Crowley Night, a night that unfortunately couldn’t be scheduled before Christmas because of school events and Glen’s other commitments. Besides being able to make minor repairs onsite, Glen will have a wide range of badminton stuff for sale (socks, shoes, tops, grips, bags, etc) and may have demonstrator racquets to try out.

The club’s 10th anniversary occurs in January, on Jan. 12 to be exact. We’ll have a special anniversary/pizza night in February, date yet to be decided. We may hold a General Meeting on the same night.

See you on court,

The Exec.