No badminton this week and the rules (yes… again)

Just a courtesy reminder that there is no badminton this week.  Please be reminded that it is your responsibility to check the calendar for black out dates.  The schedule can be linked to your google account and can be found here: https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/.

As requested, see below the rules for how the Board System works.  This can also be found on our Rules page here: https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/rules/.  Those following the rules are welcomed in our club!

HOW THE BOARD SYSTEM WORKS

When a name reaches the top of the “Queue”, it is that member’s turn to pick. Please DO NOT pick on behalf of someone else.

To try to give equal playing time, when picking a game, a member must select 3 additional players from the top 10 players in the queue (not from “Wait 1”, “Wait 2” or “Wait 3” or from players who have just vacated a court).

Pick balanced games and aim for having an even number of colours (e.g., 4 blue players, 4 red players, 2 red players and 2 blue players).

If a player is picked but would rather wait for a different game, that player’s name falls to the bottom of the queue and forfeits his/her “picking” turn.

If you notice someone not following these rules, you can let one of the execs know. That person will be reminded that of the rules to the board system. Otherwise, you may remind them kindly of these expectations.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

All our members are good people!  Please show courtesy and respect on the court.  Don’t forget that we are all here to have fun!

Only ‘pick’ a game if your name is at the top of the queue. DO NOT pick for someone else.

“Wait 1” and “Wait 2” should be filled at all possible times to ensure as much play time as possible. Due to our limited facility time, please pick games quickly to avoid leaving any court(s) unattended.

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Winter Membership is closed/The Board System

Welcome to all the new and old faces to the club!  Yesterday was an exciting start to the new season!

We’re happy to report that membership has hit capacity and membership for the Winter season is closed.  We will not be accepting new members at this time.  Additionally, dropins will not be permitted until further notice.

HOW THE BOARD SYSTEM WORKS

When a name reaches the top of the “Queue”, it is that member’s turn to pick. Please DO NOT pick on behalf of someone else.

When picking a game, a member must select 3 additional players from the top 10 players in the queue (not from “Wait 1”, “Wait 2” or “Wait 3” as those players have already been selected).

Pick balanced games and aim for having an even number of colours (e.g., 4 blue players, 4 red players, 2 red players and 2 blue players).

If a player is picked but would rather wait for a different game, that player’s name falls to the bottom of the queue and forfeits his/her “picking” turn.

If you notice someone not following these rules, you can let one of the execs know. That person will be reminded that of the rules to the board system. Otherwise, you may remind them kindly of these expectations.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS

All our members are good people!  Please show courtesy and respect on the court.  Don’t forget that we are all here to have fun!

Only ‘pick’ a game if your name is at the top of the queue. DO NOT pick for someone else.

“Wait 1” and “Wait 2” should be filled at all possible times to ensure as much play time as possible. Due to our limited facility time, please pick games quickly to avoid leaving any court(s) unattended.

Winter 2018/2019 Season Starts Tonight!

We are still taking memberships at this time.  Membership is $270 for the season (Oct – Mar) and payable by cheque to Leanne, Raj or Vinu only during play time.

Winter Badminton runs every Tuesday and Thursday at the Velodrome between 8:30 and 10:30 PM.

Things to know:

  • There will be NO dropins at this time.
  • New 2018 Winter name tags will be supplied this evening.  Members are responsible for their name tags.  Replacement tags are available at a small fee.
  • Colour promotion information can be found here.
  • Blackout dates can be found here.

Please see the current roster below.  If you believe you should be listed, but are not, please contact us.

Ahmed Mohsen
Al Pereira
Alfred Mathivathanan
Alok Anadkat
Amanda Conrad
Anish Makil
Arsalan Siddiqui
Atif Mangat
Binod Upadhaya
Brian Mereweather
Chetan Veerabhadraswamy
Darwesh Mangat
Dinesh Chinnaswamy
Dinesh Kumar
Gautan Thakur
Henedine Camins
Irfan Khan
Jay Black
Jean-Paul Paraiso
Jean-Paul Trafford
Jeleile Melegrito
Jennifer Kay
Jose Palakunnel
Junaid Akhtar
Krishna
Lalit Jagasia
Laura Goodman
Leanne Ramirez
Lisa Halfpenny
Loujain Al Alul
Manpreet Singh
Maqbool Sheikh
Martin Kay
Muhammad Sarwar
Muhammad Iqbal
Nick Bhangal
Nirav Patel
Pranav Parikh
Praveen Penubaka
Raj Senghal
Ranjan Rao
Rob Ramirez
Roland King
Ross Morley
Ryan King
Saki Giannakopoulos
Shashi Sharma
Shefali Thakkar
Siva Sankaran
Sri Bhamidipati
Sumit Kharbanda
Sunil Kumar
Swathi Umesh
Tijo Jose
Vijay Venkatesan
Vineet Lal
Vinu George
Wendy Telford
Zaki Khan

Winter Season starts this week

The 2018/2019 Winter season starts Tuesday.  We are still taking memberships at this time.  Membership is $270 for the season and payable by cheque only.

Info about play nights and blackout dates can be found here: https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/

Please see the current roster below.  If you believe you should be listed, but are not, please contact us.

Ahmed Mohsen
Al Pereira
Alfred Mathivathanan
Alok Anadkat
Amanda Conrad
Anish Makil
Arsalan Siddiqui
Atif Mangat
Binod Upadhaya
Brian Mereweather
Chetan Veerabhadraswamy
Darwesh Mangat
Dinesh Chinnaswamy
Dinesh Kumar
Gautan Thakur
Irfan Khan
Jay Black
Jean-Paul Paraiso
Jean-Paul Trafford
Jeleile Melegrito
Jennifer Kay
Junaid Akhtar
Krishna
Lalit Jagasia
Laura Goodman
Leanne Ramirez
Lisa Halfpenny
Manpreet Singh
Maqbool Sheikh
Martin Kay
Mazooz Alul
Muhammad Sarwar
Muhammad Iqbal
Nick Bhangal
Nirav Patel
Pranav Parikh
Praveen Penubaka
Raj Senghal
Ranjan Rao
Rob Ramirez
Roland King
Ross Morley
Ryan King
Saki Giannakopoulos
Shashi Sharma
Shefali Thakkar
Siva Sankaran
Sri Bhamidipati
Sumit Kharbanda
Sunil Kumar
Swathi Umesh
Tijo Jose
Vijay Venkatesan
Vineet Lal
Vinu George
Wendy Telford
Zaki Khan

 

 

 

Last Night of Summer play and Winter Registration

Hi Everyone,

September 25 is the last night night of the summer season and the last night to register for the Winter Badminton season before the season begins.

Membership cost is $270/pp and granted on first-come-first-served basis.

Membership fees will be accepted by cheque only at the Velodrome this Tuesday by Raj Sehgal during play time.

Hope you had a fun and safe summer!

Leanne

send on behalf of the MBC

Winter Season Registration is OPEN!

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had an exciting and safe summer!

We are currently enrolling member for the 2018-2019 Winter Badminton Season!

Winter season will run from October 2, 2018 to March 28, 2019.

Membership cost is $270/pp and granted on first-come-first-served basis.

Membership fees will be accepted by cheque only at the Velodrome on Tuesday and Thursday nights between 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM (before play time).

The scheduled blackout dates are posted on the club calendar (https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/).  This schedule is updated regularly.  Please check this schedule often as dates may change.

  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 23, 25
  • Dec. 25, 27
  • Jan. 1, 3

Our last day for the summer season is Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Our last day for the winter season is Thursday March 28, 2019.

Hope to see everyone soon,

Leanne

On behalf of the MBC

Interested in summer membership with MBC?

We still enrolling members for the 2018 Summer Badminton Season!

July – September Membership cost is $150 and granted on first-come-first-served basis.

We have 2 gyms, 6 courts and plenty of space!

Membership fees will be accepted by cheque only at the Velodrome on Tuesday and Thursday Nights during play time.

The scheduled blackout dates are posted on the club calendar (https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/).  This schedule is updated regularly.

Please comment below or use the Contact Us page if you have any questions.

Summer Membership Still Open

We still enrolling members for the 2018 Summer Badminton Season!

June – September Membership cost is $180 and granted on first-come-first-served basis.

We have 2 gyms, 6 courts and plenty of space!

Membership fees will be accepted by cheque only at the Velodrome on Tuesday and Thursday Nights during play time.

The scheduled blackout dates are posted on the club calendar (https://miltonbadmintonclub.org/calendar/).  This schedule is updated regularly.

Please comment below or use the Contact Us page if you have any questions.

About Last Thursday…

A message from Wendy:

Hello Badminton Friends,

I realize the situation with the number of courts last week was not ideal. Please accept our apology for all the trouble in getting our summer season started.

Tuesday, we had email confirmation from the Town that both gyms were ours, but the second gym was scooped up before our permit was officially filed by the Town in their system. The Town let us know their error Tuesday, and we shared the message with the club as soon as we found out.

As for Thursday, our permit was on file, however a few dates were accidentally omitted by the Town when they completed the permit, including Thursday. So once again, the gym was scooped up immediately. Our contact at the Town didn’t realize their error until after the fact, hence no message from us to you in advance.

We have sorted out all the permit issues with the Town, and there should be no more problems going forward. Raj, Vinu, Leanne and myself all have copies of the revised permit in hand, in case any questions arise at the Velodrome. We have 2 gyms for the rest of the summer.

Just as an aside, the Town originally assigned two gyms to us for the whole summer. When we didn’t have enough people registered to pay the summer downpayment by the Town deadline, we had to let go of the second gym. If everyone paid earlier, we would have had no issues with the permit. I know I sound like your mom wagging her finger, but you should know that the people who do the permits are very busy, and gym space (especially our time slot) is in HIGH demand.

The Town has actually been great with us… we are lucky to even have the second gym after giving it up earlier. Lots of people wanted our gym.

That being said, last week was frustrating for all of us. To those of you who were kind enough to register your complaints about last week in writing, we really appreciate it.

Thank you to those who emailed us your concerns.  I have forwarded your messages to the Town (verbatim but with names removed) to provide support for my request of a free night of play. That request has not been answered as of yet.

Please note… even if we do get a free night, at this point there would be no refund. The free night just gets us one step closer to covering our final bill for the summer permit!

So please thank your executive when you see them, because even though you’ve had some frustrations on the court, I can assure you, the work behind the scenes requires more effort than you might imagine, and it’s all on their own time.

Wishing you a fun, safe, social, and active season of summer badminton.

Thanks, as always, for your patience in moving toward smooth operations.

Wendy (on behalf of MBC executive)