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Badminton Bonanza, Birmingham

Discussion in 'UK' started by Matt Ross, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. Matt Ross

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering if anyone on here from the UK (or anywhere else) was going here in August. www.baofe.co.uk for more details.

    Matt
     
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    you go to there m8 :)?
     
  3. Matt Ross

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    Kevin,

    Sure am, same place as where the All England Championships were held. I'm well looking foward to it, all the people from different areas of the United Kingdom. It will give me a chance to once again see the standard out there and also to make a name for myself. With a £5 entry fee for every event, you really can't go wrong.
    And yes, i am well looking foward to it!

    Matt
     
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    Hi,

    Not many replies to this thread but hey, i thought i would show you the hall i am playing in. This is it-

    Matt
     

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    Hmm - it does look quite tempting - not sure how it will be run though - how many games you'd be guaranteed. Also the all standards bit is disconcerting if it's only divided into two categories! Not sure which i'd be in. Which league? I presume you have to provide your own accomodation, or just travel up for the one day... Have to see... If i'm injury free at that time (unlikely) I may wander along...
     
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    Hi andrew,

    It is meant to be a great day out, and apprently it is very well run! This will be the first time i'm going and i can't wait to go either! See how you hold up, and if your ok then go, you'll regret it!
    It is meant to be great and the tension will be electric!

    Matt
     
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    that gym is wild! how many courts are there? 20?
     
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    and all dedicated badminton courts as well? wow. that's like a dream gym!
     
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    Hi kwun,

    20?? Lol, 28 my friend! And yes, it is the same place as where the All England Championships and World Championships are held! And i am going to play there, and as you said, all dedicated to badminton! It's going to be great!!
    Going to play in the same hall as Kim Dong Moon, Simon Archer :). Oh yesssssssssss :)

    Matt
     
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    Are you sure there are enough courts available :D
     
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    To be honest i think the roof is too low. I mean, how you meant to play a high serve of lift when it's that low? It's rediculous :)
     
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    Watching the All England this year the height of the roof did not appear to be an issue ;)

    Tell you what. If you hit it I'll buy you lunch at a satellite sometime this year! No squashed shuttles allowed!
     
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    What about jet powered shuttles?
     
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    you called that roof "low"??? how high you wanna raise the shuttle? :p
     
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    i know. that's the highest roof i've seen for a badminton gym. i mean, come on, there is no way you can hit that ceiling!
     
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    Lol, i was joking people! :) It maybe hard though because with a cieling that high, your timing will be off quite a bit!
     
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    It's not normally set up as a badminton hall, it's used for big events.
     
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    Yup,

    Things like gladiators (not sure if anyone remembers that) but if i remember a lot of royal things go on in this place (?).
    It has only just been used for things like the badminton bonanza, but you have to admit, theres not a hall like that round the corner!

    Matt
     
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    Have you ever played at Melksham in Wiltshire. I think that it used to be an aircraft hangar. It is probably the highest ceiling I have ever played under. It does have an effect on your timing and also your judgement of length. Another problem is the brass monkeys that hang around looking for a welder (yes, yes, pedantic ones, I know you can't weld brass!).
     
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    Slanter,

    Nope never played there. I've played in something similar to this 'tank hanger' you describe, called the Bannontyne Sports Centre. Here my judgement was bad, mainly because there were crappy blue lines for the badminton court on a dark green floor!
    I've played at the Luton Regional Sports centre many times, last time being in March on this year for the ESBA School finals. Thats a nice spors hall, with a comfortable ceiling and floor to play on.

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