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02-15-2011, 08:16 AM #1106
hmm do you think BC will soon be replaced just by our Facebook interaction?
02-16-2011, 12:09 AM #1107
I'm sure it will! Social media is in the trend ATM... maybe Titan need to open a twitter account to broadcast msg
03-01-2011, 04:58 AM #1108
I am surprised Vien, you did not post anything on here about our latest badminton success (even before we lifted up a racket!0
03-01-2011, 08:59 PM #1109
I think I want to try a couple more tournaments before I get too fat and old. If anyone is looking for a doubles partner please let me know. I do need lots of notice and need a partner that can cover 90% of the court and leave the remainding 10% for me.
03-02-2011, 07:53 AM #1110
... and if you get older theres always the veteran tournament for the over 35 ... there was on in Geelong over the weekend ... I heard they're getting larger now lots of entry .. its a team event of 4 male, 4 female team .. all doubles game to 21 using the old system.
03-02-2011, 08:21 AM #1111
With a week to go before the start of the badminton tournament season of 2011 .. and the start of my path to AWESOMENESS.... 11 trophies in 2011.
We get this email .....
Hi Anthony and Vien,
We've had some feedback regarding the Ballarat Open & Graded entries. Our committee has asked that you play in the Open & A grade competition. I know this won't be a popular request. If it is any consolation the Open and A Grade section hasn't received any entries from our past or present national squad. Many of the top Open and A Grade players from Melbourne have chosen not to make the trip to Ballarat.
The entries can be viewed online at http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=30B2E04A-3710-4487-A9E3-DD62888A836A
We hope that you will still consider playing the event. If not we will organise to reinburse any paid entries fees.
Ballarat Badminton Association
Naturally Anthony and i wasnt just going to take this outrage lying down without a fight .. so we did what we do best .. sent an onslaught of protest email arguing why we should NOT be promoted up and citing "selective" pass results ... and when that didnt seem to be working we even try to get them to promote Ashley and Yutao up with us .. cause if we can't get into B/C we weren't going to let them win it
So many many emails later and with only a few days before the tournament we got this email .......
ok ok ok.. So after some last minute inclusions from the National squad I've just changed the players lists to accommodate the Bui/Robinson pair into B/C grade.
Please understand that while Ballarat will allow you to play B/C I'm certain this won't be the case in Melbourne for the Vic Open and Graded and the Monash Open & Graded. See you on Sunday.
P.S. Note I'm not posting the email we sent, just incase we decided to use them again for the Vic Open and/or the Monash Graded
or and here's a little puzzle for anyone reading this ... guess if you can work out what the number 207, and 169 means to me and Anthony
03-03-2011, 05:02 AM #1112
Yes it was our finest hour so far in the badminton world, coming back from the brink of certain defeat in Open/A grade in Ballarat to get back to our rightful spot as TEAM AWESOMENESS and DOMINATOR OF all grades below the 'good player' grades
As for the trivia question regarding #167 and #209, I will give our readers a clue - it has something to do with Australia and Badminton r......s (no its not roosters!)
03-03-2011, 09:21 AM #1113
03-03-2011, 09:23 AM #1114
No social badminton this saturday 5/3/11
Just a reminder that there will be NO social badminton at Titans this Saturday 5/3/11 as many regular attendees will be at the Ballarat Tournament.
Back to usual the week after.
03-06-2011, 04:06 AM #1115
Ballarat Graded 2011
C-Champs of Ballarat in 2011
Anthony: C Single Winner & C Double Winner
Vien: C Double Winner
C Grade final
Cash Prize this year in Ballarat .. no trophies
03-06-2011, 04:14 AM #1116
... forgot to mention Ashley, Andrew, Eugene, Sonny .... didnt even make it to a final
... Maybe Anthony and I will need to teach you boys about how to compete in tournaments
P.S. Cost of the whole Ballarat trip $300+ (petrol, food, accomodation, and entries) .. cash prize for winning Double $15 each and $20 for winning Singles .. which is still less than the entry fee not good ... but bragging rights and the excuse to be allowed back into C/B in the CBA, VIC, and Monash Graded ... priceless
.. sorry Eugene .. me and Anthony make it look easy, but as you found out winning a tournament in Victoria isnt that easy ... is cause we're AWESOME !!!
03-06-2011, 06:36 AM #1117
03-06-2011, 06:57 AM #1118
yeah yeah very funny, yes unfortunately this year Ballarat assoc have gone back to their no trophy policy (), but at least not cutlery or shavers, --> we have never seen PRIZE MONEY for C grade before and rightly cashed in hehe!
ahhh back in the winner's circle, the C champs are BACK!!! With so much cash, I am quitting my day job and turning pro, with my total badminton prize money of $35 I can even buy one dinner Now if I play about 400+ points and win each day for the next 28,572 days I will be a millionaire from C grade badminton, but if Ballarat only do it and allow us back to C grade each year, I have to live 28,572 years to earn the mil
Man so hard this year, each singles match best of 3 sets to 21. Lucky for me, only had the one tough game, which happened to be the semi final - big thankyou to Greg for giving me the good tactics to beat that indian guy THANKS GREG IF U READING THIS
My first singles title since June 2008!!! Still some energy left in these old man legs
03-06-2011, 08:23 AM #1119
Hey Vien, checked my ranking, now its 163!! but funny no points from Ballarat as didn't play Open/A grade haha!
Did you check the results, our doubles total points was 146-86!! no-one got above 18 against us after our first "loss"
And so my great Ballarat run continues:
2011 - C doubles & singles winner
2010 - B doubles winner
2009 - B singles and C mixed runnerups (we lost to Jacky and Chris in A grade doubles that year)
2008 - B doubles winner (with Vincent)
2007 - B doubles winner (with Leong)
2006 - no idea
2005 - B singles and mixed runnerup
03-07-2011, 06:11 AM #1120
Ranked the same as Aaron and Dee still in double .. and they actually try to improve themself ... wonder whats going on with the ranking system ????
03-07-2011, 09:28 PM #1121
Sunny & myself was in the right track until we qualified to semi final! the empire told us whether we are serious to win in B double because the prize is without trophy :.> but cash money! this make us frustrated & upset as the intention to participate is to get trophy instead of stupid low prize money. after discussed with Blossom, she decided to leave Ballarat and there we go our journey.
03-08-2011, 01:40 AM #1122
Yes let's remember the pure and true reason why we compete and try to win badminton tournaments - the little GOLDEN TROPHIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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