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Orange County Badminton Club, Orange, CA

Discussion in 'Orange County Badminton Club ( OCBC )' started by harimau, May 17, 2005.

  1. harimau

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    Since there is also other clubs in the So Cal area, it is only fair if Kwun also open the new thread for them like OCBC, and MBBC
     
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    Is that a Club? From what I've read and heard up here in Canada it sounds more like a cult!:D

     
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    will be happy to as long as it doesn't turn into a thread about OCBC politics. i think most badminton players have enough of those discussions.
     
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    Thanks Kwun for creating this thread. But from what i have observed for a few years now, compared with other badminton related Forum, Badminton Central moderators have always been very fair and objective when come to point of views and its opinions. Plus their moderators have been very strict in maintaining proper order and quick in giving warning when seeing stuffs getting out of hand or turning into politics and character bashing or character assasination. Whereas other forum tend to be rather subjective and did not give proper warning when things got out of control. My main purpose for the creation of this thread is for informational only to badminton players in the States and also all over the world since Badminton Central has readers from all continents. But if there is any one from any where is trying to use this thread to stir something out again, please by all means, give them warning or even block their posting right or access. THanks.
     
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    thanks harimau. :)

    let's talk about OCBC...
     
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    the one club policy i found harsh was you can only use shuttlecocks purchased from the clubs pro shop.
     
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    OCBC limits the brands: OCBC and Yonex; however, you can find them via your own source, not only from the in-situ shop.

    -SC
     
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    Samkool, OCBC is a private club and it does take money to run it. Having to use their birds doesn't seem that bad to me. It's just part of being a member there. True, the price for the birds there are a bit more than what you can get outside, but if you buy in bulk, it's pretty cheap. With people complaining about the price of OCBC, you should take a look at the new clubs openning up in N.Cal. They are about the same price as OCBC.
     
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    The rules and behavior of a club is "All part of price you pay" when you join. There is always a balance. Member should put on a business person's hat before complaining and club owner should just shutdown before complaining about losing money. For the members, it is very simple: Work within the rules and Vote with your own pocket book. For the owner, it is more complex, there are various aspects to balance: money, fame, and stature. It is not just money alone.
     
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    Jus t want to add one additional thing. Club owner might have passion about badminton, however, he/she still need money to buy food to live on...
     
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    OCBC/USBDF Summer Training Camp

    Where : OCBC
    1432 N Main Street, Orange, CA 92867
    Ph: 714-639-6222
    Email : timocbc@aol.com
    Sessions :
    A Fridays - July 8, 15, 22, and 29 ( 7:30 - 9:30 pm)
    B Saturdays - July 9, 16,23, and 30 (2:00 - 4:00 pm)
    C Sundays - July 10, 17, 24, and 31 ( 2:00 - 4:00 pm)


    Eligibility : Open to all skill levels, ages 6 -14. Club membership not required. Please wear athletic attire with non marking, soft sole court shoes.
    Sessions with less than 10 students are subject to cancellation

    Deadline : June 30, 05

    Session A $ 60
    Session B $ 60
    Session C $ 60
    ANy two sessions : $ 110.00
    Any three Sessions : $ 150.00

    All class fees are non-refundable and non transferrable. No make-up class will be offered for missed dates.
     
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    Ocbc Group Training Program -

    1. Regular OCBC Group Training Program:

    The Regular OCBC Group Training Program is an intensive, year-round training program for selected participants who trains for three hours per day in the afternoon from Mondays through Fridays with the OCBC Coaching Staff:


    Cai Zi Min
    Coaching Manager

    Ignatius Rusli
    Coach

    Tony Gunawan
    Coach

    Eti Gunawan
    Coach

    Cindy Shi
    Coach

    Participants have the opportunity to train with some of the best coaches in the United States as well as to practice and play with some of the best United States badminton players in the OCBC Elite and Junior Teams.

    The annual program fee for the regular afternoon session is $7,500.00*, which works out to less than $9.75 per hour* of training!

    Only participants in the afternoon group training program have the option of adding training in the morning for two hours per day from Mondays through Fridays by paying the annual program fee of $2,500.00* for the morning session (total fee for five hours per day, Mondays through Fridays: $10,000.00* per year.)


    2. Introductory OCBC Group Training Programs:


    For 2005, the following Special Introductory OCBC Group Training Programs headed by Coaching Manager Cai Zi Min are open to first-time participants with a maximum age of 14 years old:

    2 days per week from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - $2,000.00 annual program fee*.
    3 days per week from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - $3,000.00 annual program fee*.
    5 days per week from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM - $4,000.00 annual program fee*.

    The 2 & 3 days per week introductory programs are a great deal since the hourly training cost for the entire year works out to less than $6.50 per hour* of training! The 5 days per week introductory program is an even better deal at less than $5.25 per hour* of training!


    3. Non-Local Resident OCBC Group Training Program:

    The Non-Local Resident OCBC Group Training Program is open to participants who have residential addresses that are located more than 50 miles from OCBC (proof of non-residency required).

    The monthly fee for this training program is $1,000.00*. This fee must be paid at the beginning of each month. Alternatively the fee for this training program can be paid daily at $50.00* per day.

    Participants in this program will have full access to both the regular afternoon group training sessions and the morning group training sessions of the Regular OCBC Group Training Program and will have full OCBC membership benefits while they are in this training program (an OCBC membership not required for this particular OCBC training program.) Training shuttlecocks are also included.


    * Important notes:

    A. All the listed annual program fees are for participation in the admitted group training program through the end of the calendar year regardless of when the participant starts training in the group training program. There is absolutely no discount for starting participation after January 2nd.

    B. All group training program fees are non-refundable and must be paid prior to participation in the group training programs.

    C. Except where specifically noted, all OCBC Group Training Program participation requires OCBC membership, which is not included in the training program fee.

    D. All OCBC Group Training Program participation requires approval by the OCBC Management.

    E. Group Training Program participants do not automatically become members of either the OCBC Elite Team or the OCBC Junior Team (admission to either team requires separate OCBC Management approval.)

    F. None of the OCBC Group Training Programs include any lodging or meal arrangement.

    G. All the information regarding the OCBC Group Training Programs are subject to change without notice.

    Please contact OCBC Manager Tim Mangkalakiri (timocbc@aol.com) if you are interested in participating in any of the above group training programs or if you need more information.
     
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    OCBC Players' Results at 05 US Jr Nationals

    OCBC Players' results of the 2005 Junior National Badminton Championships:

    U11 XD
    1. William Cheung/Zandra Ho
    2. Ryan Chew (OCBC)/Cherie Chow
    3. Chad Nramore/Denice Belandres
    4. Kai Chern/Michaela Marinos
    5. Shawn Whong/Janice Smith

    U13 GS
    1. Iris Wang
    2. Tracy Chan
    3. Claudia Hardi (OCBC)
    4. Carly Naramore
    5. Karine Hsu

    U13 BS
    1. Phillip Chew (OCBC)
    2. Patrick Pelegri-O'Day
    3. Brandon Chi
    4. Michael Buasan
    5. Henry Zavriyev

    U13 GD
    1. T. Chan/I. Wang
    2. C. Hardi (OCBC)/C. Naramore
    3. K. Hsu/Z. Ho
    4. Cherie Chow/ Kylie Wong (OCBC)
    5. Jessica Mehta/Abhirami Matha

    U13 BD
    1. M. Buasan/ P. Chew (OCBC)
    2. James Huang/B. Chi
    3. Phillip Donlon/H. Zavriyev
    4. Nathan Oh/J. Soh
    5. Kenneth Bohr/Austin Liou

    U13 XD
    1. P. Chew (OCBC)/C. Hardi (OCBC)
    2. P. Pelegri-O'Day/K. Hsu
    3. B. Chi/T. Chan
    4. Jeremy Soh/C. Naramore
    5. M. Buasan/I. Wang

    U15 GS
    1. Isabel Zhong
    2. Cheryl Chow
    3. Beckie Neumann
    4. Karishma Kollipara
    5. Rena Wang

    U15 BS
    1. Yau Hwa Chan
    2. Randy Hsia
    3. Terrence Pang
    4. Zenas Lam
    5. Brendan Lum

    U15 GD
    1. Tina Cavazos/K Kollipara
    2. B. Neumann/I. Zhong
    3. Corinne Belandres/ Erin Soh
    4. Chloe Chow/Catherine Chiu (OCBC)
    5. Cheryl Chow/R. Wang

    U15 BD
    1. R. Hsia/B. Lum
    2. Y.H. Chan/Burton Yang
    3. Nicholas Hardi(OCBC)/Marvin Lin (OCBC)
    4. Eric Kuo(OCBC)/ Z. Lam
    5. Denis Chernoff/T. Pang

    U15 XD
    1. YH Chan/R. Wang
    2. B Lum/Cheryl Chow
    3. Allen Hsu/I. Zhong
    4. R. Hsia/C. Belandres
    5. E. Kuo (OCBC)/K. Kollipara

    U17 GS
    1.Kuei-Ya Chen (OCBC)
    2. Priscilla Lun (OCBC)
    3. Iryna Boboshko
    4. Susana Zhong
    5. Rena Wang

    U17 BS
    1. Emmanuel Pun
    2. Howard Shu (OCBC)
    3. Hanlin Wan
    4. Sasha Boyarin
    5. Dakota Clark

    U17 GD
    1. I. Boboshko/P. Lun (OCBC)
    2. S. Zhong/Beckie Neumann
    3. Veronkia Gutierrez/Crystal Bustamante
    4. Villette Cuthbert.Ying Wei
    5. Helen Chen/Karin Hung

    U17 BD
    1. H. Shu (OCBC)/Jack Shu (OCBC)
    2. S. Boyarin/Arthur Chin
    3. E. Pun/D. Clark
    4. Marvin Lin(OCBC)/Calvin Lin (OCBC)
    5. Daniel Cheung/Eric You

    U17 XD
    1. E. Pun/P. Lun (OCBC)
    2. C. Lin (OCBC)/Cheryl Chow
    3. D. Clark/Sarah Chen
    4. Charlie Hsu/S. Zhong
    5. S. Boyarin/I. Boboshko

    U19 GS
    1. Jamie Subandhi (OCBC)
    2. Lauren Todt
    3. Daphne Ng
    4. Shirley Yu
    5. Kylynn McKinley

    U19 BS
    1. Ronald Sou (OCBC)
    2. Arnold Setiadi
    3. Thomas Blanchet
    4. Andrew Todt
    5. Azam Ali

    U19 GD
    1. Samantha Jinadasa/L. Todt
    2. D. Ng/J. Subandhi (OCBC)
    3. Tiffany Prajudha/Alice Wen
    4. Wendy Keo/Jennifer Prajudha
    5. Christina Bohr/Kimberly Kramer

    U19 BD
    1. A Setiadi/A. Todt
    2. David Lim (OCBC) /R. Sou (OCBC)
    3. Wei Hwa Chan/Kevin Yang
    4. Ben Hussey/Hanlin Wan
    5. Jack Dinh/Kyle Emerick

    U19 XD
    1. A. Setiadi/D. Ng
    2. A. Todt/L. Todt
    3. R. Sou (OCBC) /J. Subandhi (OCBC)
    4. B. Hussey/K. McKinley
    5. W.H. Chen/ S. Jinadasa

    U22 GS
    1. Kuei-Ya Chan (OCBC)
    2. Panita Phongasavithas (OCBC)
    3. Jeannie Poon (OCBC)
    4. Kylynn McKinley
    5. Saori Nakagawi

    U22 BS
    1. Nicholas Jinadasa
    2. Bartolo Chen (OCBC)
    3. Azam Ali
    4. Welsey Hsieh
    5. Ted Shear

    U22 BD
    1.B. Chen (OCBC) /Jack Shu (OCBC)
    2. Tuan Le/Tony Nguyen
    3. N. Jinadasa/Tuan La
    4. Wei Hwa Chan/Charlie Phairojmahikj
    5. Weley Hsieh/Daniel Nguyen

    U22 GD
    1. P. Phongasavithas (OCBC)/J. Poon (OCBC)
    2. Sisi Chen/Belinda Theam
    3. Jennifer Lin/Shirley Yu
    4. Judy Hsieh/S. Nakagawa
    5. Susanna Rodriguez/Veronika Gutierrez

    U22 XD
    1. N. Jinadasa/S. Jinadasa
    2. David Lim (OCBC) /P. Phongasavithas (OCBC)
    3. B. Chen OCBC/J. Poon (OCBC)
    4. Ted Shear/K. Kramer
    5. D. Nguyen/Alice Wen

    CONGRATULATIONS to all !!!!
     
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    05 WORLD Championship

    Congratulations to Tony G & Howard Bach for making a history at the first World Championship in the US soil. There is never be a better time than this one because Badminton Worldwide needs a big boost in order for the sport to grow to the next level. All we need is to confince American corporations that badminton is not a backyard sport as it has notoriously been labeled with.

    Thanks to Mr. Don Chew for having such a vision 9 years ago. He has single-handedly transformed US badminton into world wide mao.

    Thanks to Tony & Howard for making such a dream become reality.

    Please keep up the good work !!!!!!!!!
     
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    Congratulations to OCBC for bringing home a world championship medal, America's 1st

    Tony and Howard were simply awesome all through the tournament and such gracious winners too!

    And awesome applies to OCBC too, being the home gym for 7 of the 9 U.S. representatives in the 2005 World Championships.

    Gon Bui!
     
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    China Taipei WD Player - Cheng, Wen-Hsing

    Chinese Taipei NO 1 WD Players, CHeng, Wen-Hsing has been playing badminton in OCBC during this week. She stays back right after 05 World CHampionship since she was invited to do some exhibition and coaching for some junior players in the east coast area. Then she has a few remaining days before her flight back home, she spares some time to practice and play game with OCBC Junior Elite Players. What a great honor and fortune to get this rare opportunity !!!!

    Thank you so much, Cheng, Wen Hsing.......Good luck to you !!!!
     
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    05 Bitburger Open Mens Double Champions

    TONY G & HALIM H REUNITED TO WIN THEIR 1st DOUBLE CROWN

    at the BITBURGER OPEN in SAARBRUCKEN, GERMANY. Their final opponents were the Canadian Pair, MIke Beres & William MIlroy only managed to get 3 and 6 points from Tony & Halim.

    COngratulations TONY & HALIM ........!!!!!

    Judging from this, they shall have no problem to crash thru their opponents at the Dutch Open starting next week. Good LUCK to both of them !!!! May the "force" be with them .............. GBU ....
     
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    So we look for many more crowns for the US!!!

    The US team should be unbeatable for some time. Can they play in the olympics?
     
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    hey, dun knock us canadian. We're nobody in badminton and we're still in the final :p . Neither mike or william are full time MD players. They often compete in XD and MS too. Also, they aren't imports :p

    ex
    Mixed Doubles
    1st Round / 1ere Ronde
    MILROY William \ SUN Tammy CAN beat LARSEN Jesper DEN \ RUSSKIKH ~ Anastasia (1) RUS no score available
    BERES Mike \ PATRICK Jody CAN beat CLAES Wouter \ DESCAMPS Nathalie BEL no score available
    2nd Round (16s) / 2ieme Ronde (16s)
    MILROY William \ SUN Tammy CAN beat SPITKO Roman \ METTE Carina GER 17-16, 15-8
    BERES Mike \ PATRICK Jody CAN lost to FUCHS Michael \ HUECKSTAEDT Caren GER 15-13, 15-12
    Quarter Finals / Quarte de finales
    MILROY William \ SUN Tammy CAN lost to STOYANOV Svetoslav \ PI Hongyan FRA 15-6, 15-10

    MS
    Quarter Finals / Quarte de finales
    DABEKA Andrew CAN lost to PERSSON Joachim DEN 15-13, 15-2
    MILROY Bobby CAN beat OEDUM Kasper DEN 15-12, 15-2
    Semi Finals
    MILROY Bobby CAN beat RASIDI Arief FRA 12-15, 15-7, 15-9
    Finals
    MILROY Bobby CAN lost to KALDAU Niels Christian DEN 15-2, 15-13

    where is US MS?
     
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    Good question about the Olympic eligibility. At this moment, if there is nothing happened about the USCIS (previously known as IRS) and the immigration laws, the answer would be NO, since the regulations are strict and the government workers are inefficient. If you had seen the DMV here in US, then you know why.

    BTW, people have the right to choose where they would like to live. Badminton is not like volleyball or basketball which is very team oriented. Is it really important where the players were originally from? BTW, if there were some good incentives from some countries, I believe many professional players would be very interested in moving there (for a better life). Also, badminton is a very gentleman and lady sports. We are not playing American football here. Showing respect to the opponents is also important (and polite). Everyone knows Tony and Halim are great players, they play their best, and would give their opponents as few points as possible. Therefore, there is no need to be sarcastic about anything.

    -SC
     
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