Southern Open Badminton Tournament August 31st – September 1st, 2013


** EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR SOUTHERN OPEN ***

Hi Everyone,

The Southern Open is in Florida this year and is being played at ClearOne.  This is 1 of 5 USAB Sanctioned Regional Tournaments in the US and covers an 11 state region in the south, from Florida to Texas. Continue reading Southern Open Badminton Tournament August 31st – September 1st, 2013

2013 Sunshine State Games – Badminton Tournament for everyone

Hey everyone! We’ve dusted off our website and are excited to share with you the online signup for our upcoming tournament. So everyone can get in on the fun, this tournament features a special “novice” bracket. This group will be less intense than the other ones. The event will take place at Shula’s Athletic Center on the weekend of June 29 (check-in is at 8AM) and 30,2013, check out our registration details for more information (click the “show details” link) :
http://www.flabadminton.org/index.php/events/ssgb2013/

Hope to see you there!

Clear One Orlando February Tournament

ClearOne’s first tournament of the new year for Feb 16th and 17th.
The tournament details can be found at
http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=F937D65A-5D7E-4DB9-873F-0B1F9078BDAE

Due to popular demand we have added the following additional event to be played after the men’s and women’s doubles events played on Sunday Feb 17th.

    Unisex 80+ Doubles Event (like we had in our September 2012 tournament).
    The event will have the same structure (Levels A,B,C,D) and prizes as the other events.
    A team can be made up of 2 men, or 2 women, or 1 man and 1 woman.
    The combined age of the 2 participants must be 80 or greater.
Also, regarding the Online Registration  –
    If you do not already have a Login Account
        Choose ‘sign up’ in the upper right corner.
        Enter a username
        Enter a password
        Enter your email
        Enter your personal information – if you were born or raised in a country other than the U.S. feel free to put that country in the country field.
    Proceed with the ‘Online Entry’.
    When you get to step 6 ‘Online Payment’ you can click on ‘Close’ and deal with payment at a later date.

December Schedule Updates

Hi All!

We have a complicated schedule at the club this month, here’s the latest:

Date Time
Dec 13, Thursday Cancelled
Dec 14, Friday 6pm – 9:30~10pm
Dec 16, Sunday 10am – 5pm (All day!)
Dec 18, Tuesday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Dec 20, Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Dec 23, Sunday 10am – 3pm
Dec 27, Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Dec 30, Sunday 10am – 3pm
Jan 3, Thursday 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Sunshine State Wrap-up + Next week + Senior Nationals

A decree from Dave:
  • THIS SUNDAY, December 9, 2012, there will be a basketball event in the gym, so there’s NO BADMINTON that day
  • In its place, THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY, December 11, 2012, we will have the gym to play badminton from 7:30PM – 10:30PM
  • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012, gymnastics is taking the gym for their annual show
  • In its place, FRIDAY, December 14, 2012, we will have the gym to play badminton (I’ll try and get them to keep the club open until 10PM, or that we can start at 7PM… more on this when I hear from Jamie)
  • The following Sunday, December 16, 2012, it’s badminton as usual at the Athletic Club

Also, starting Thursday, it’s that time of the year where I collect for the front desk and maintenance people at the club. They DO prefer us over the basketball people, but they’re not the ones who made the decision to take away Tuesday night from us, so please don’t hold it against them.

I know the economy’s still not the best, but these people are paid minimum wage, and just a little something from all of us goes a long way to maintain the goodwill we enjoy with them.
If you can make a $5, $10, $15, $20 donation (or even more if you so choose to be in the giving spirit), let’s do it. I’ll probably present them with it (wrapped in a money card) on the Sunday before Christmas, December 23, so I’ll need everyone to sign the cards that Thursday and Sunday.
Thank you, folks, and special thanks to the people who made it to the Sunshine State Games/State Senior Games: Phil, Dudley, Andrew, Owen, Tamiko, Zarni, Peter, Pat, Sid, Nick, Mike, Randy, Panita. You all represented South Florida well. I know it was a grueling Sunday, but next year, it will be two days and at Estero in the Fort Myers area. We need to keep the excitement going for 2013.
Also, December 26 is the deadline for the Graham-Toms Senior Internationals at Shula’s, January 15 – 19, 2013. Anyone 35 and up should seriously sign up and play. PLEASE?
Then, May 21 – 25, 2013, at Estero Community Center (the same venue as the 2013 Sunshine State Games), the Senior Nationals will be held. Dudley and I will be running the event, but we need everyone’s support (those in the same age brackets as the Graham-Toms Senior Internationals of 35+) to enter and, again, HAVE FUN.

When to come to see the Panam International

Hey All, If you’re in South Florida and you’re interested in badminton you can’t miss the Miami Panam this week. If you’re coming to watch some international badminton here are the times to come watch:

  • Wed, Oct 31st: 5 PM – 9 PM (If you’re not trick-or-treating)
  • Thurs, Nov 1st: 10 AM – 10 PM
  • Fri, Nov 2nd: 6 PM – 10 PM
  • Sat, Nov 3rd: 1 PM – 5 PM (the best time to come – finals)

The more the merrier!

– Nick

2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships

Sign up now for the Florida State Championship tournament!  Here are the details:

EVENT: 2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships, the 21st Annual Games, is an Olympic-style competition for athletes age 50 and over.  The Florida Senior Games is a program of Florida Sports, a division of Enterprise Florida, Inc., which serves as the state’s lead organization in promoting and developing Florida’s Sports Industry.

Date: Sunday December 2nd, 2012

Location: Kelly Recreation Center, Lakeland

Registration: visit www.flasports.com.  Registration is available in a variety of ways with the easiest being online registration.  Forms are available to download, print out and send back to the Florida Sports Foundation.

 For more information contact Nick Gandy, Florida Sports Director of Communication, and Florida Senior Games State Championships s at (850) 488-1422 or [email protected]