Happenings at Boston Badminton

Up and coming Juniors!

Oct 22, 2011

Focusing on Juniors ...   Read more »

Junior Group Training

Oct 22, 2011

Juniors in training by coach Thomas Indratjaja and Pashupati Paneru.   Read more »

Competitive Training Camp!

Oct 22, 2011

Headed by Boston Badminton's own, Andy Chong. Read more »

Blogs

MAKE THE YONEX US OPEN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS A PART OF YOUR EXCITING SUMMER VACATION

This BWF Grand Prix Gold Series tournament with $150,000 prize money is the biggest and highest level badminton event to be held in the East USA.  Watch the world top competitors compete on July 8-13 at the Suffolk County Community College gym in Brentwood, NY.
Schedule of events:
Tue July 8, 2014 Qualification Rounds 9.00am – 4.00pm Read more »

2014 ADULT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Matches are scheduled on :
Fri, Mar 28           12 noon to 8:30 pm
Sat, Mar 29         9 am to 9 pm
Sun, Mar 30        8:30 am to 3 pm
Boston Badminton will not be available for regular play during the tournament, Fri to Sun.   Courts will become available to members and guests after the tournament on Sunday, starting from around 4 pm to 8 pm.

CHONGTIAN QIU TO JOIN BOSTON BADMINTON

                Chongtian Qiu is not new in the US. During his short stint at the International Badminton Club, NJ (Fall 2012-Spring 2013) as a player and coach, he won many titles that gave him a US National ranking of 8th in Men’s singles and 7th in Men’s Doubles.  These titles include:
Yonex IBC Open
                Champion           Men’s Doubles Read more »

Could Badminton become a mainstream High School Sport in Massachusetts?

Getting badminton as one of the sports in High Schools seemed elusive but was very much in the minds and discussion among Massbad activists for over six years, though no concrete steps were taken.   To their surprise, a student group organizing themselves into the Massachusetts High School Badminton Leaque (MHSBL  http://www.mhsbl.com/) in 2010 held the first MHSBL Open on June of 2011.  The number of participants, most of who never competed in USAB tournaments, and schools involved inspired Massbad to work together with MHSBL.  Both organizations agreed that Massbad was to organize and run an annual HS Team Championships at Boston Badminton while MHSBL was to run the individual event, a High School Open at Newton North HS.  The grassroots organizing from t Read more »

Newton North High School is the 2014 Massbad High School Team Champion

Newton North HS was in second place in two High School Team Tournaments in 2013.  This year  Newton North is the Massbad High School Team Champion.  Unlike other teams, the Champion did not have any junior who is nationally ranked.  They have three alumni (Chris Yee, Kelly Huang and Xin Yin Zhu) who coached and inspired the team to train hard; they had team spirit and they were blessed with having court time in school for regular practices.  They proved that this formula can beat star power!
The other winners are:
Division 1   2nd Place: Newton South HS Read more »

2014 MASSBAD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Eleven HS teams are divided into 3 pools with each pool competing using the round robin format.
The top four will move on to the Division 1 semi-finals and the next four will play the Division 2 semi-finals. The Division 1 Champion shall be awarded a trophy and The Massbad High School Team Champion 26” Perpetual Cup.  Top three finishers in Division 1 and top two finishers in Division 2 shall win a trophy and badminton stuff (bags, racquets, shuttlecock, grips, Badminton Monthly).
Team roster: http://bostonbadminton.com/sites/default/files/2014%20MassBad%20High%20School%20Team%20Roster.pdf Read more »

2014 MASSBAD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE: BADMINTON COURTS ARE NOT OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS ON SUN, MAR 2

Eleven high school teams (over 140 athletes from 15 high schools) will compete for the Team Championship on Sun, Mar 2.  The participating schools are:
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
Algonquin Regional High School-Milford HS
Lexington High School
Lincoln Sudbury High School- Amherst HS and Co.
Marblehead High School
Natick High School
Newton North High School
Newton South High School
Wellesley High School-Advanced Math and Sciences Academy
Westborough High School-Wayland HS
Westford Academy Read more »

MASSBAD CROWNS THE CHAMPIONS OF THE TEAM DOUBLES LEAGUE FOR THE EIGHTH YEAR

The Massbad Team Doubles League was started in 2007 by the trio Beth Sopka, Tom Yang and Yvonne Chern.  Tom Yang led the tournament from 2007 to 2012.  The format that year consisted of home and away team matches.  Because of difficulty in getting courts for the tournament, this was replaced the following year with set dates using Maugus Club and the Chauncy Hill High School gym as the venue from 2008 to 2011 and using Boston Badminton from 2012 onwards.
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