In the second of four tournaments this year, the club badminton team will play in the first annual Oregon Winter Classic badminton tournament in Portland Jan. 28-30.
Club coordinator Yiwen He said eight team members are going to the tournament. It is an individual tournament, meaning it is not a team competition. Orie Fukuda and He are entered in women’s doubles, while assistant coach Aaron Siu and Sandy Tang, Yasuhiro Hirayama and He and assistant coach Kevin Penn and Moon Nguyen are entered in mixed doubles. The tournament is open, so all ages are welcome. Oregon State and Portland State will send members to the open as well.
The coordinator said the players all have a good chance to go far in the tournament. Siu, a student originally from China, has played badminton her entire life. Siu said she is the best female badminton player in Oregon because of the instruction and training she received in China.
Club badminton combines casual interaction and competitive play, and all members enjoy the interaction and encouragement in an unfamiliar place.
Read the entire article at the Oregon Daily Emerald.
Portland Badminton Club is hosting a spring tournament on Saturday, Jan. 30th. The entry fee is $20 for 2 events, and $10 for additional events. Once again, UO Badminton Club will sponsor top eight team members’ (four women and men) entry fees and transportation. On the third week of the Spring term, we will have a small tournament to draw top eight players. More detailed information about the ranking competition will be given few days prior to the event.
For more information about PBC Tournament, please follow the link below:
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During winter break we will be having casual practices during Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at REC Court 4 from 6pm to 8pm. Keep in mind that we will not have practices on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
For winter term, we will be meeting at the Gerlinger B54 from 4pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We do not have Friday practices as of now.
Our practice schedule page has been updated accordingly and should reflect these recent changes.
After two and a half days of editing, encoding, and uploading, the 2009 OSU Open videos are finally here!! Please visit our Youtube channel and check out the awesome videos.
Well, enjoy the videos and happy holidays!
Note: I tried to get all eight sponsored UO players and they should have been filmed at least once. Now, I am well aware that I did not get all the ‘good’ matches. There were a lot of mistakes made on my part, one of which being the total and complete absences of women’s single matches. Ok, before you accuses me of misogyny hear me out. Recording matches is a lot harder than it looks. I thought it would be as easy as pushing a record button and forgetting about it, but there were a lot a variables which I had to manage.
Anyhow, this has been a learning experience and I can assure you that these mistakes will not be repeated for the upcoming UO Open tournament.
Tuesday Dec. 8th will be the last day of practice for this fall term. Gerlinger Annex will be closed after next Tuesday. For the dead week, we still have regular practice/training and we will be taking attendance.
We are trying to reserve a REC court for the winter break. We will make an announcement once we get a confirmation from the REC center.
Sorry about the lack of updates!
I am trying to post the OSU Tournament videos as quickly as I can, but unfortunately I have a slow computer. It is taking me good hour or two to encode a single 20 minute video. So, videos will get posted on our YouTube channel probably after the finals.
In the meantime, look at my black and white photos.
Direct link to the draw pdf files is here.
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We installed Google Analytics few months ago for some lulz! Well, here is the result:
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Very strange that we are getting UK visitors…
There was a great article on the Daily Emerald about the motor pool few days ago. Thought I should share it with you, so here it is.
The University’s system that doled out vehicles on a rental basis to student groups and club sports teams, known as the “motor pool,” closed its doors in the spring, leaving a void that is now being filled by Oregon State University’s motor pool.
The ASUO Motor Pool service provider changed this year after state budget cuts, and Oregon State University is now providing the same service for those seeking to borrow a vehicle.
The motor pool system allows student groups, departments on campus and club sports to borrow vehicles for retreats, conferences, tournaments and other events.
“It doesn’t matter what color you wear; we can compete in football, but we don’t have to compete over cars,” said OSU motor pool manager Justin Fleming.
Discussion of the partnership has been going on since the spring, when the University heard of the motor pool’s possible closure and began exploring different options to meet students’ needs.
Read the rest of the article at the dailyemerald.com.