BC get together @ 2005 World Championship..

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  1. ctjcad

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    To all BCers and BFers,

    I know the WC is still quite a while(7 months away), but I am thinking of doing this, just like how some of the BCers did a get-together during the recent Aviva S'pore Open..
    Since i know some of us are in California, I know there will be a few of us who will be coming to the World Championships(ie. Kwun), i was wondering if we BCers could do a get-together. I've met Paisan R. and familiar with some of the U.S.Badminton people and currently i am assigned as a "Liaison Officer" for the event so i would know more infos on the event as well as the teams coming in(I was helping the Indo team during the last US Open and currently i'm assigned to the Indonesian team for the WC).
    One thing is for sure, the Indo team will at least go out and do a dinner party. For example in last year's US Open, when the Indonesian contingent came(they were ex-players), we went out to eat dinner together 2x(one time for Halim's birthday with Howard B. and the Philippine team and the another time as a regular dinner exclusively for the Indo team with Tony G.)..

    Let me know if any of you guys need any assistance with getting a place to stay/transportation as I live not too far to Arrowhead Pond(about 20 min. freeway drive). This would be a fun time to get together..:).
     
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    yes, most definitely.

    it is a pity that there are assigned seatings. i was just talking to another friend about it and we all agreed that free seatings will make group cheering easier.

    however, outside of the stadium, it will be ideal if we can get together and play some badminton. i am not familiar with the gym arrangement in s. cal but i am guessing most places are drop-in style and that will make it a bit more difficult.

    since you are familiar with the area, in your opinion what type of gathering will be more feasible?
     
  3. ctjcad

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    Kwun,

    i don't know when you(and the others) will come??Will you(and the others) be in the L.A. area the whole tournament week or just on weekends(QF, SF, Finals days)??Cos if you(and the others) are going to be here the whole week, then most likely if you want to play some badminton then it has to be either before the Preliminaries(Sun.) and/or during the QF, SF, Finals days(Thurs. til Sun.)..Preliminaries and the 1st 2 days of competition will be full tilt, with draws starting from mid-morning til night-time I believe..

    About the most "feasible" gathering, i can't think of one "ideal" gathering. I think playing badmiton together would be a good idea. Other than that, i guess we all can meet esp. with Jonas Rasmussen and co. I'm sure he will be happy to meet us there. Other than a possibility of eating out, we could also arrange for some other activities if time permits.

    Now, speaking of playing badminton, there are only 2 "real" badminton clubs in the So. Cal area(OCBC which is near the Arrowhead Pond and SGVBC). There are 1 or 2 other places near the Arrowhead Pond if anyone wants to play(it's not a club, but held in a university/school). There is 1 place near my home also(a public gym), but it's open Tuesday night(which we prolly won't make it) and Saturday evening only. The OCBC will most likely will be used throughout during the WC by the players to practice. Other than that, there's another club in the city of Rosemead(i don't know if you've heard of the city or not) called the San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club. That club is open 7 days/24 hrs with fees for guests. It's about almost an hour drive from the Arrowhead Pond. And if anyone wants to play during the WC week, most likeliest time will be from Thursday til Sunday in the morning to afternoon time. I can arrange to take you guys there if anyone wants to play. Heck, i could be working as a "tour guide" during this period for you guys(hehehe)..:).

     
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    I'm up for meeting with BCers and playing some badminton! we'll be staying nearby the arrowhead pond. So long as we're coming all the way from Vermont, it would be a shame not to test out some of the badminton facilities in CA... :)
     
  5. B3nny H4nn4

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    hey i also applied to be a liason officer...however im still kinda sketchy on what an LO does. I live in san francisco so i will definitely need some guidence on transportation and lodging...u can email me at bennyluo@yahoo.com, thanks alot!



     
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    Benny,
    i sent you a private msg regarding an LO job description. Try to get a lodging near the Arrowhead Pond arena. There are several motels/suites/inns within walking distance both to the arena as well as to OCBC(Orange County Badminton Club) where the players will practice. If you want to stay in hotels, they are a bit far and you will need somekind of transportation to take you to the arena.

     
  7. BoboTheBadder

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    I was wondering if you could send me the LO job description as I applied to be one too (hopefully I'll get assigned to the Chinese team :D )! I will definitely be going to WC2005 and am really interested in meeting BC members and playing baddy with you guys too (though I have to warn you I suck). If you guys decide on anything, I'd appreciate a private message or maybe an email listserv type thing, since I rarely get to check these forums these days. :crying:


     
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    Hi,

    I'm coming down...hopefully as a linejudge again, but probably won't be bringing my racquets. Anyone spare me and my buddy a racquet if we get a chance to come play and do the meet and greet?
     
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    I haven't made up my mind about going to see the 2005 World Championships or not but I am definitely up for some badminton at San Gabriel Badminton Club. I live in Irvine so it's only about an hour drive for me, not too bad.

    If you guys decide to come bring some money since charge entrance fee. I think drop-in fee for the guests are $8 USD for the whole day. If we do decide to play and get together, we definitely should make a plan and coordinate the events.

    But yeah, that is an excellent idea.

    P.S. So far, I have met three members from this forum. I can't wait to meet more members.

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    EDIT: Sure you are welcome to use any of my racquets to play with for those days that you do not have to be a line judge. I am sure the other members are bringing a few racquets themselves so there will be enough racquets for those who need one for the day.
     
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  10. B3nny H4nn4

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    hey ppl

    i was wondering...im currently assigned as an LO officer for the 05 champs. Since i don't drive yet...i was wondering if anyone would be nice enough to give me a ride down there (i live in san mateo, CA), im willing to help pay for the gas...LOL thnx
     
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    o by the way...i forgot to mention...i live in san mateo (norcal)
     
  12. spohl

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    Don't forget Manhatton Beach Badminton Club!

    Don't forget Manhatton Beach Badminton Club. This is also a "real" club. Complete with swimming pool! It's a great facility.
     
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    Will anyone in BF be the line judge for WC 2005?
     
  14. ctjcad

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    Sorry, forgot to mention about that. Personally i haven't been there, but heard about it, just haven't had the time to visit the place. I'm just thinking about distance/time wise if the guys are coming from Anaheim/Orange County. I'm not sure about the time it'll take from OC to Manhattan Beach during regular weekdays, but it looks like it can take a bit more time than to go to SGVBC. Plus you have to think about traffic in and out of the L.A. area during peak hours..:p.

    Anyways, we still don't have the official time schedule for all the matches yet. But if you guys are up for a BC group travel, the "best time", IMO, is to go and play(as a group) either on:
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday in AM until afternoon time slot.
    Mondays and Tuesdays will probably be filled with qualifying rounds taking the entire day from morning til night. As for the QF, SF and Finals days, it will most likely take place in the late afternoon/early evening til evening time.

    Also, I'm sure some of us "locals" can arrange some "special request" time to take some of you "out-of-town" guys to play some baddies..:).
    Too bad, there aren't any "real" clubs anywhere "near to" Arrowhead Pond, just OCBC which unfortunately will be used the whole week for the athletes..:p

     
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    Manhatton Beach Badminton Club (MBBC) is about the same distance as San Gabriel from Orange. They have less courts than at SGVBC but often they are less crowded.



     
  16. ctjcad

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    Shannon,
    is that you??...if it is then i noticed from your screen name-sPOHL..:).

    Well, i've seen you play before quite a few times in local Southern California tournaments..Glad to have you aboard in BC also..Are you still pursuing your WC qualification position??..I heard they will have a Wildcard position for the host country..

    About the MBBC, yes, it's probably about the same distance to SGVBC from OCBC. But how about the traffic going back and forth?? I also heard the club is "private", meaning "only members" can come in and play?? As i heard, unlike SGVBC or OCBC, the entrance door is locked and you have to actually speak on the intercom to get in??..

     
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    yep..can´t put anything passed you! haha. just kidding. nice to hear from you on badminton central!

    who´s this? your screen name isnt as obvious! yep. still pursuing world championships! and yes, there is also a wildcard position.

    hm on traffic.. depends what time of day.. but I have found it faster than SGVBC when traffic is good. Hmm.. not sure what the policy is on guests... you´ll have to ask them. Ive never been locked out or had a problem but thats a good idea to check ahead of time! good luck and have fun!

     
  18. JimmyG

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    Kwun

    I have just discovered your website today and have spent most of the time reading some of the posts instead of getting on with some work so thought I would register.
    I am coming out to LA for the WC as 1 of the International LineJudges, having been 1 of the "lucky" ones to be chosen. It would be interesting to meet if there is a get together. Don't know how much spare time I will have as previous tournaments have shown that line judges get worked very hard but we do have the best seat in the house.
    You will easily find me if you are there as I am the only line judge coming from Scotland.
    Should be an amazing week if 1997 in Glasgow is anything to go by.

    JimmyG
     
  19. OTFK

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    From Scotland, that is a long way to travel. I hope WC is covering part of your travelling expense. If you are looking for accommodation, KWUN has set up a deal with Holiday Inn near the venue.
    Holiday Inn deal
    This is still cheaper than staying at the sponsor hotel (even if you are renting a small car plus parking and eat breakfast somewhere else).

    See you at the WC.
     
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    Hi All,

    I'll plan on attending the WC this year. Also, I know the San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club (SGVBC) well as I play there once a week. It's a good place to play. Here's their website: https://secure.ksb.net/badminton/user/default.asp

    The SGVBC has 10 courts and a Pro Shop and is usually very busy with instruction. It would be prudent to make reservations in advance but I can find out what the peak hours and off hours are and see if we can get a special group rate. I would need to know how many would be participating.

    Also, if you need any equipment, you can get it through a coach that teaches there. Please tell me in advanced what you need and I'll get you pricing.

    Panhandle: yes, I have a some MP99s with BG85 you can borrow. I hope that's sufficient. :)

    Regards,
    Dan
     

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