The Otago 1 Senior team is facing off against Counties Manukau 1 this weekend for the New Zealand Division 3 final.
This is happening at the Angus Badminton Centre (101 Victoria Rd), at 9.30am on Saturday 9th September.
It would be great to have some local support, so come along and cheer us on!
Date: 7pm Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2016
Venue: Angus Badminton Centre, 101 Victoria Road, Dunedin.
Entries close: Friday 22nd April 2016
Please click HERE and see the Conditions of Entry (Rules and Regulations, Seeding and Draw, Entry Details, Entry Fees and Player Requirements).
Link to online entry
Information about Otago rep teams for this year.
Rep team trials – Monday 4 April and Monday 11 April, 7.30-9pm. No cost. Selectors – Andy, Jim, possibly one other.
In the weeks following these 2 Monday trials Otago 1 and Otago 2 rep teams will be announced, 6 ladies and 6 men in each. Very important – if you are trialing then please fill out the doodle poll (link below) indicating your availability for training and events.
Squad training – once selected Otago 1 and Otago 2 players will train at no cost for 2 x 4 week blocks (Mondays 7.30-9pm coached by Andy) (see doodle poll for dates). The Monday sessions with Andy will likely run throughout the year, however the Mondays in between these 4 week blocks will be user pays at $10 cash per night on the night with no need to rsvp in advance.
Compulsory costs if selected in a rep team:
- 2 x new design polo shirts for $35.
- share of car pool petrol for trips away, shared motel accomodation in Christchurch (one night), Invercargill (one night)
- to play for Otago you must be affiliated to the Otago Badminton Association via a club.
Other costs if selected in a rep team:
- $10 for Monday training/coaching sessions outside of the free 2 x 4 week blocks (strongly encouraged but not compulsory)
- inter club (around $10 a night)
If you are not selected in a rep team you are more than welcome to come to any senior Monday coaching/training with Andy, however it will be $10 cash on the night.
Here’s the link to the doodle poll. Please fill this out before Monday 4 April as selectors will use this as a guide to numbers turning up to trial.
Any questions, please email zn.gro.ogatonotnimdabnull@sperroines
Update – coaching sessions are starting this coming Monday, February 29, 7.30-9pm, and will run for 4 Mondays (this gets us finished before the Easter break). Cost and other details as previously advertised below.
Please register your interest by Sunday Feb 28 at zn.gro.ogatonotnimdabnull@reciffo-ved rather than just turning up on the night, so we can book the appropriate number of courts.
Be there with your friends and fellow players for the OBA End of Year & Prize Giving Event of the year!
Prizes and awards will be given to Senior/Masters/Veterans – outstanding top players, all senior open age reps, respective category Division team winners and Interclub team winners/runners-up. Diners will also stand to win spot prizes too.
RSVP to zn.gro.ogatonotnimdabnull@yraterces by Wednesday 7 October !
Be there for a Badminton Feast:
Mark your calendar for top notch badminton and to support our Otago Top Seniors Team – winners of South Island Div 3 vie with North Island winners Waitakere 3 – for promotion to Div 2. Admission is free.
Some of the notable Northlanders coming include Nick Hall (45) and Dan Shirley (36), both multiple medals winners at the Commonwealth games including in Mixed Doubles. Gabby Aves, sister of Dan, ex-NZ representative player and as recently as 2011 won the Manukau International.
For those of you interested in the Brooke Cup trip to Invercargill, the date in is SUNDAY 29th March (NOT Saturday 28 March as posted previously), Senior team tie starts at 1pm, with prize giving and afternoon tea at 4pm. So travel will be leaving Dunedin by car pool around 10am and returning after the prize giving , eta around 7pm back in Dunedin.
Brooke cup format – 4 ladies singles, 4 mens singles, 2 ladies doubles, 2 mens doubles, 4 mixed double = 16 matches.
Hopefully see you down at the Hall on Monday March 16. After the session on March 16 we will take names of those interested in Brooke Cup.