This wonderful place called VRC

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  1. Growler

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    I think it's in keeping with the title of the thread.

    "See what a wonderful place VRC is? You could be minding your own business whacking away at birds on a badminton court there, and *WHAM!* next thing you know, you're taking a pic with Sally Yeh!" :D
     
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    Nephrus, sometimes threads like these need reviving, for nostalgia :D

    -dave
     
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    Sounds like we will have more action tonight. :)

     
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    you should have stayed Dave. Sally gave us games and more pictures towards the end of the evening. Next thing you know we are going to ask for a song performance hehe
     
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    So how come no one else is (shamelessly) posting up their Sally pics, anyway?

    -dave
     
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    Holy smoke dave, you are skinny.

    Extra sushi for the dude, he looks starved!!!!
     
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    It's an illusion! That Yonex shirt he's wearing has black stripes down the side that make him look thinner. And he's sucking in his gut for this pic!

    He's still a blob! :D (I get to call him that because I'm one, too!) :crying:
     
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    Gut-sucking is an art form.

    -dave
     
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    dang, u sure have ways to get nice pics:D I remember u got one with charmaine reid too:D
     
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    the closest i got to sally was her CD's:):(
     
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    Lawl whens the next gathering....even though i dont have a VRC pass, and if i come ill be the smallest person (age wise) only 17...
     
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    Master VW, when will you drop by "This wonderful place called VRC" again?

    And bring Master cooler along :D

     
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    I'm not sure. I will be starting to play again in the next month or so as my back seems to be doing pretty good, but I think all my inlaws will be headed this way this fall.

    I am looking at heading out there with Evylgrynn to play doubles in some masters tournaments if it works out. I'd think a VRC tune up night would be in order!!!

    Well, that is if you can get us to leave the sushi bar. :D
     
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    The VRC Masters is Oct. 19-21, I think. You planning on coming out for that?
     
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    That early? Crap, I won't be in any shape to play at that point, I was thinking that my first tourney might not be until December, maybe even the new year.

    Take about four weeks just to get the timing of my stpuidly huge swing back into any shape so I'm not shredding shuttles.
     
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    Master VW, better be safe than sorry. Come around new year . . .

     
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    vrc is getting to be such a pain espcially with that out of date schedule which veers towards adults. only times junior actually gets is something like after school til 5 pm? but u cant getto vrc till 4pm clearly not enuf time for us to play in. and the adults are very relentless^^

    ill be bak more often next year when i am an adult member i guess, but many of the current adult members there are steering vrc away from a closely knitted community to one which rules are only obeyed by one with powers
     
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    I'm an adult member of VRC and I usually play 2-3 times a week. A couple of days during the week (usually Mondays and Wednesdays), and on Saturday nights.

    On Mondays, my own personal observation is that it's pretty quiet before the ladders start. When I was playing the ladders, I would show up at about 7:30-7:45 to warm up and hit around a bit before the ladder games started. Usually, there aren't many people playing at all.

    On Wednesdays, it's pretty similar i.e. very quiet before the Mixer Night games start, and even when they do, it's a pretty sparse crowd and there's a number of courts available to play.

    Saturday nights, it's dead before 9:00pm almost every time I've been there.

    So what's the problem with playing after 5pm till it starts to get busy?

    The schedule shows junior/elite training from 6pm - 8pm on Wednesdays/Fridays on courts 4-7, so I can see it being busy on those days. Still, at that time slot, aren't courts 1-3 free?

    I agree that some of the adult members take the letter of the by-laws too seriously, and tend to shoo off junior members because adults have priority later at night. Having said that, when it's really busy (i.e. people have to wait for courts to play) I can see the rationale behind giving priority to one group of players over another. Given that adults pay more for their membership privileges, and that their free time to engage in a sporting activity is limited, I would have to agree with the club's choice to give that priority to the adult members.

    Going back to an earlier point, though, when it's NOT busy and junior members are playing, I see no reason for adult members to invoke their priority and prevent juniors from playing. In fact, I personally would like to see more juniors playing with and amongst the adult players. I think that could only lead to better badminton overall at VRC (think "stale" games and cliques, both of which are prevalent at VRC, IMHO).
     
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    Going back to an earlier point, though, when it's NOT busy and junior members are playing, I see no reason for adult members to invoke their priority and prevent juniors from playing. In fact, I personally would like to see more juniors playing with and amongst the adult players. I think that could only lead to better badminton overall at VRC (think "stale" games and cliques, both of which are prevalent at VRC, IMHO).

    Though I'm not a member of VRC, I agree whole-heartedly with this.
     
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    As an adult member of VRC, I agree that as long as there are free courts, juniors should be allowed to play..and that is usually the case. The only time adults kick the juniors off the courts is when there are courts waiting. Adults kick adults off the courts too if they hog the courts ( ie occupy the courts for extended periods of time while doing drills when others are waiting)
     

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