Bay of Quinte Badminton Club (BQBC)

Practice Details

Our practices are on Sundays at Centennial Secondary School from 5:30 pm to
7:30 pm beginning on September 09, 2018. This time slot has been selected so
that some of the more competitive players can stay longer and take part in the
adult club that begins at 7:30 pm.
Additional gym time at the Quinte Christian High School on Wallbridge-Loyalist
Road has again been arranged. Practice and game sessions are available on
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This is intended to be an
informal practice time, players are encouraged to come out and play with their
parents or friends (even if they are non-members). Individual coaching can be
provided at this time as well.

Our Vision

The motivation for the BQBC is to introduce young athletes to the sport of
badminton and to develop their skills so that they can compete at district
tournaments. Our challenge is to develop athletes to be able to compete at the
Provincial level and beyond.

Maturity Requirements

The BQBC accepts players from the age of 9 to 19. We compete in tournaments
that generally have age divisions of under 19, under 16, under 14, and under
Practices require completion of drills and a focus on a particular skill. In spite of
our goal for skill improvement, we recognize the need for our players to simply
have some fun and to enjoy the company of friends and peers.
Parents are welcome to be spectators at practice. Sometimes they will be called
upon to assist, but generally their assistance will be with children other than
their own.

Our Season and Tournaments

The season runs from our 1st practice on Sunday September 09, 2018 to the
middle of April.
Members are encouraged to participate in several tournaments over the year
and certainly the year-end district championships. Most tournaments are out of town, such as Whitby, Peterborough or Kingston. Some higher level “elite”
tournaments require travel to other southern Ontario cities. Car-pooling is
encouraged. We have an in-house club championship tournament at the end of
the year as well. Parents are encouraged to support their child’s efforts by
attending with them.
Our first tournaments are in Whitby on Saturday November 03 and December
01, 2018. A date for a district tournament in Belleville is pending.

Cost and Expenses

The cost to join the Club for the season is $110.00 per athlete. A receipt is
provided for income tax purposes. Entry into tournaments is voluntary but
recommended as a method to improve your badminton and competitive skills.
The cost of a tournament generally ranges from $30.00 upwards to $40.00.
BQBC members enter several tournaments each year. An Ontario Badminton
Association (OBA) Player Card is required to enter some tournaments.


Tom Dolan jtdolan@sympatico.ca or
David Lear dplear@btinternet.com

How to Join

To join the BQBC, simply attend one of our practices. A fee is not charged until
the fourth practice.