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Thread: Las Vegas Badminton group
11-21-2008, 02:26 AM #18
Here's the article with Don's picture.
PS: Please remember to credit the original source (and writer) in such posts.
But for the email address, very few would know that this is from the Las Vegas Sun.
03-23-2009, 04:45 AM #19
It's That Time Again
A year later, it's Vegas time again.
This time it's 18 to 26 April.
I will, of course, be packing a few racquets.
Any BC members in the area, please drop me a line
03-23-2009, 04:52 AM #20
Bring back some photos to show. Especially if you going to a badminton court near you...
I have been dying to go back to Las Vegas since my last trip a few years ago. Did not have time to see everything. So much to see, so much to do, too little time...
03-23-2009, 11:50 AM #21
I hope to meet with Don Bolwaire again.
Also, there are quite a few Singaporeans in Vegas working odd jobs.
And they do play regularly at the two places I visited last year.
Also around will be a Philippino coach, two American enthusiasts and a Danish gentleman who plays a mean game of mixed doubles partnering his Vietnamese wife.
Yes, I will snap some photos but they won't be of badminton
03-24-2009, 10:32 AM #22
03-24-2009, 11:37 AM #23
03-24-2009, 12:15 PM #24
04-12-2009, 04:35 PM #25
hi i'm from the vegas area and i'm looking to start playing badminton again. i'm new to this forum. please let me know when you decide to play or where :]
04-12-2009, 08:50 PM #26
Look for Don Bolwaire.
He's the man in Vegas
I too will be there next week
04-21-2009, 11:15 PM #27
It's been a disastrous badminton week in Las Vegas
Saturday - no game
Sunday - no game
Monday - no game
Tuesday - no game
The problem is that badminton session timings in Vegas have been moved to much earlier in the day - for instance, 12 noon!
For a 'working' tourist, that isn't a convenient time
This morning, I motored down to the UNLV (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) after I was told that they have a regular badminton session every day from 8am to 12 noon.
Next to the Thomas & Mack Center is the, er, Student Wellness & Recreation Center, an imposing building with a glass facade.
A glass facade?
A badminton court with glass walls?
The four-storey gym is a fantastic place. Nearly a hundreds treadmills and other exercisers (yes, a hundred), scores of body-building machines, two indoor basketball courts, an indoor running track, an indoor volleyball court, cafeterias, giant multi-viewers... the place is amazing.
The lines for the badminton courts are drawn rather weakly on the upper-level basketball court. And, as I feared, they are set against a blindingly bright wall of frosted glass!
I sat there waiting for the 'several' regular players to turn up.
Not one did
Wednesday - renewed hope
PS: The girl at the counter told me that if I didn't have 'birdies', I could rent them from the gym. When I showed her the tube of shuttles I had brought along, she said she had never seen a feather shuttle before!
04-21-2009, 11:47 PM #28
how long will u be here in vegas playing? I get my equipment from LA tomorrow, so I'm hoping to start playing Friday night sometime during the 6PM-12AM slot at UNLV. let me know
04-21-2009, 11:50 PM #29
04-21-2009, 11:53 PM #30
04-23-2009, 01:01 AM #31
lol i do agree there are a lot of crazy players in LA .. so many at sgvbc!
04-23-2009, 05:37 AM #32
04-26-2009, 05:11 PM #33
I should have seen this earlier.
Yes, I did make a detour to include Anaheim's OCBC.
Had a great session with a few fantastic games.
The inimitable Halim Heryanto and the Panda-in-a-Honda added to the fun.
Quite an unforgettable evening (and that includes the steaks)
04-26-2009, 05:19 PM #34
The playing hall is a wonderful piece of work. It's well-lit, wind-blocked and well maintained (although, ideally, they should be mopping the courts before the games and not after).
What's more, the hall is acoustically treated to such a fine degree that the venue is worth playing at just for the sound!
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