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Dick Witte

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OCT. 17, 2016, 1:02 P.M. (ET)

 

Dick Witte, national and international champion many times over, passed away on Monday, October 10, at 91.  His body was gifted to science, and a memorial will be held in St. Louis in November.

Contact with Pat, his wife, and family can be made at:

11959 Claychester Dr
Saint Louis, MO  63131
United States

Dick Witte’s memorial MASS will be celebrated Thursday, October 27 at 10 AM CDT at his and Pat’s home parish, St. Clement of Rome
(1510 Bopp Road, Des Peres, MO 63131).

Belgian scientists develop new Badminton Robot

A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for Badminton Robotresearchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. Wim Symens and his team pioneered the development of the first robot ever to play badminton. But this robot is only a guinea pig to test a software application designed to optimise energy efficiency in machine design.

Link to article: http://www.youris.com/Energy/Ecodesign/The_Ecologic_Badminton_Robot.kl

USA Win Medals At 2011 World Senior Championships

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For the first time ever Americans have won medals at the 2011 Senior World Championships! 

The 2011 Senior World Championships was held in Richmond, Vancouver  BC, Canada from 21 -27 August 2011 (  http://bwfworldseniors2011.com/ ). The USA team was comprised of 36 members.

The USA winners are:

+ 55 Women’s  Singles  Gold Medalist  – Wei Jian Wilson
+ 65 Men’s Doubles  Gold Medalists  – Bob Cook & Andy Gouw
+ 60 Women’s Doubles  Bronze  Medalist  – Sue Dommeyer &  Rose Lei

To see complete results, CLICK HERE

USBEF Board of Director Jim Bosco Passes Away

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USA Badminton was deeply saddened by the passing of life-long competitor and supporter 83-year-old Jim Bosco (Santa Cruz, Calif.) who succumbed to a massive heart attack while finishing his singles match in the 80+ division at the 2011 USA Badminton Senior National Championships in Raleigh/Durham, NC on March 24th, 2011.

Born on October 5, 1927, James S. Bosco was active all of his life.  He was a well-respected college professor, retiring from full-time teaching at Sacramento State University in 1995.  He had a doctorate in Exercise Science and was considered by his academic peers as a pioneer in the sciences behind exercising.  Jim was always a vocal advocate of the importance of health science.

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Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton

The “spirit” of Badminton involves a proper attitude concerning the gamewitte_shuttle-238x3001 – a perspective that considers, for one, that there are no opponents – only participants. Aspirants, if you prefer, demanding the best of themselves… working, perhaps, in a sort of conflicting harmony – the barometer of excellence being determined by doing the best we can… extending ourselves to pursue the limits of our abilities and endurance.  The ultimate in ourselves being shown on the court and off the court as well. Continue reading Some Aspects of the Ethics and Spirit of Badminton

What does the Super Series Mean for You?

With the International Badminton Federation (IBF), world-wide badminton players could go for the gold at the Olympics, try to win the All-England, play in the World Championships, the Thomas Cup/Uber Cup, Sudirman Cup, or other top tournaments. Players set their sights on national titles as well. But with the change in the name to the Badminton World Federation (BWF), other changes have been made to freshen the image of the sport and professionalize the events. Besides rally scoring which has shortened matches and made them more exciting, the creation of the BWF Super Series has certainly attracted the attention of the world-class players, their fans, and the junior players around the world.

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USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza”

The USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza” is a national site in honor of badminton’s elite athletes and outstanding service contributors. The Plaza officially opened April 25, 2003, and is located in front of the Orange County Badminton Club at 1432 North Main Street in Orange, California. A monument in front of the club marks the sidewalk filled with the tiles of twenty-five people honored for their playing careers or lives of service. The monument was generously funded by the U.S. Badminton Education Foundation. Continue reading USA Badminton “Walk of Fame Plaza”

Badminton for Everyone

by R. Stanton Hales

The world sporting community and the International Olympic Committee in particular, have had the wisdom to give Badminton the respect it deserves. By unanimous vote of the I.O.C., Badminton has become a medal sport. The future of the world’s most demanding racket sport is rosy indeed but there still is much education to be done before Badminton is truly appreciated in the United States. The recent Men’s Doubles Championship won by Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan lends emphasis to the fact that Badminton will demand the respect and appreciation that is generally accorded the world’s most demanding sports, for that is what it is. Badminton players deserve respect and admiration generally accorded to the world’s best trained athletes, for that is what they are.