2009-05 Newsletter #2

NEWSLETTER May 27, 2009

2009 US Sr Badminton Nationals
The US Senior Badminton Nationals were held at the beautiful Manhattan Beach Badminton Club March 25-29.

Newcomers to running this tournament, Bob Davis and Sue Dommeyer did an admirable job. It’s a huge undertaking, involving hundreds of man hours, and with the expert help of Lee Calvert, Bea and Duane Enochs, Dede Davis, and the rest of their committee, they managed to pull it off without any major catastrophes!

The Luau party was a blast! The food was wonderful! With the Hawaiian theme, there were dancers who taught some reluctant, and some eager, participants some hula moves. The Charles and Ada Wurst Award of Merit for Service and Sportsmanship was presented to Duane Enochs, who all agreed was most deserving of this honor. Likewise, Bob Cook, who was awarded the Ray Scott Memorial Trophy.

Dan Cloppas brought us up to date on the latest USAB news.

There were some fantastic matches played with the young speedy athletes adding so much to the tournament. Luckily, there were no major injuries this year.

Some of the most exciting matches were: Jo Lawrence/Sushil Kumar winning 2 close matches, 21-15, 19-21, 21-18, and 21-15, 16-21, 21-18 to place second in the 35mx. Joy Kitzmiller/Budy Sumarli were dominant in winning the event. In the 40 mx, Cindy Breise/Solaiman Jonatan won a barn-burner over Joy/Marc Padre 14-21, 22-20, 21-18. In the finals of the 45 mx, Matt Fogarty/Lina Toft d. Terry Lira/Dudley Chen 13-21, 21-16, 21-19.

A shocker in the 50MS was Peter Smith pulling the upset of the tournament by defeating Imre Bereknyei 9-21, 21-17, 21-19 in the first round. He then went on to win the event, beating Laszlo Drimusz 10-21, 21-13, 21-18 in the finals.

It was exciting having Guy Chadwick and Tariq Wadood playing in the tournament, although Imre and Solaiman may not have thought so, as they lost 13-21, 21-12, 21-10 to them in the finals of the 50MD.

In 55WD, after losing 16-21 in the first game of the finals to Nancy Acuna and Sue Dommeyer, Mary Ann Bowles and Traci Britton came back to win the next two games 21-18, 21-17. In 60MD, Dave Anderson/Curt Dommeyer won an exciting finals over Bob Cook/Andy Gouw 14-21, 21-16, 21-19.

One of the best matches of the tournament was in the 65WD. Sandra Mathieux/Elsie Wilson d. Jeannine Bohn/Connie Lee 16-21, 21-19, 25-23! In the 65Mx, Margo Hurst/Phil Brunner outlasted Sandra/Dave Ogata 21-18, 21-23, 21-17.

The 70MD was loaded with good matches. Kamal Chaudhari/Gene Huffty d. Anatoly Berdichensky/James Ho 21-23, 21-19, 21-19. Manny Armendariz/Harry Orr d. Kamal/Gene 23-21, 22-20. Anatoly/James d. Djon Lim/alan Teoh 13-21, 21-18, 21-19.

In the 70 Mx, Bobbi Skinner/Alan won a good one over Denise Coates/Kamal 15-21, 22-20, 21-15. Nan McFarland/Ernesto Schimmer won a close match over Betty Thompson/Jim Bosco 16-21, 21-19, 21-17.

It was very exciting to see that all five of the 80 year events were held! There were even enough players to hold three of the 85 year divisions!

The big Gold medal winners were: Joyce Jones with 4, and Lee Calvert, Nan McFarland Joy Kitzmiller and Marc Padre with 3 each.

RESULTS FROM THE USAB SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORNIA MARCH 25-29, 2009

MS 35
1 Marc Padre
2 Jared Babula
MD 35
1 Budy Sumarli/Joseph Tok
2 Jared Babula/Sushil Kumar
3 Gunawan Susanto/Patrick Thona
WD 35
1 Miki Honda/Joy Kitzmiller
2 Mari Ikeda/Jo Lawrence
XD 35
1 Joy Kitzmiller/Budy Sumarli
2 Jo Lawrence/Sushil Kumar
3 Miki Honda/Patrick Thona
MS 40
1 Marc Padre
2 Shin Bum Lee
3 Yang K Joung
MD 40
1 Marc Padre/Joseph Tok
2 Imre Bereknyei/Solaiman Jonatan
WS 40
1 Joy Kitzmiller
2 Cindy Breise
WD 40
1 Cindy Breise/Joy Kitzmiller
2 Mari Ikeda/Jo Lawrence
XD 40
1 Cindy Breise/Solaiman Jonatan
2 Joy Kitzmiller/Marc Padre
3 Kim Nguyen/Tom Goh
MS 45
1 Imre Bereknyei [1]
2 Tom Goh [2]
3/4 George Lau
3/4 Paul Qiping Dong
MD 45
1 Solaiman Jonatan/Joseph Tok
2 Imre Bereknyei/Laszlo Drimusz
3/4 Tom Goh/George Lau
3/4 Dudley Chen/Peter Smith
WD 45
1 Nancy Acuna/Terry Lira
2 Cindy Breise/Lina Taft
XD 45
1 Lina Taft/Matt Fogarty
2 Terry Lira [1]/Dudley Chen
3/4 Kim Nguyen/Paul Kieu
3/4 Mari Ikeda/Tac Vuong
MS 50
1 Peter Smith
2 Laszlo Drimusz [2]
3/4 Russell Okuno
3/4 Tac Vuong
MD 50
1 Guy Chadwick/Tariq Wadood
2 Imre Bereknyei [1]/Solaiman Jonatan
3/4 Don Greenwell/Peter Smith
3/4 Matt Fogarty/Peter Steinbroner
WD 50
1 Nancy Acuna/Terry Lira
2 Janet Hansen/Mari Ikeda
XD 50
1 Terry Lira [1]/Dudley Chen
2 Mari Ikeda [2]/Imre Bereknyei
3/4 Mary Ann Bowles/Eric Miller
3/4 Sue Dommeyer/Tac Vuong
MS 55
1 Bob Cook [2]
2 Laszlo Drimusz
3/4 Chee-Kong Lai [1]
3/4 Henry Yu
MD 55
1 John Britton/Gary Higgins
2 Curt Dommeyer/Chee-Kong Lai
3/4 Sammy Ponnusamy/Henry Yu
3/4 Dave Anderson/Bob Cook
WS 55
1 Rose Lei
2 Sue Dommeyer
WD 55
1 Mary Ann Bowles/Traci Britton
2 Nancy Acuna/Sue Dommeyer
3 Ann Marie Donohoe/Andrea Weiss
XD 55
1 Nancy Acuna [1]/Curt Dommeyer
2 Mary Ann Bowles/Chee-Kong Lai
3/4 Rose Lei/Henry Yu
3/4 Sue Dommeyer/Andy Gouw
MS 60
1 Bob Cook [1]
2 Dave Anderson
3/4 Rama Menon
3/4 Stan Boyd [2]
MD 60
1 Dave Anderson/Curt Dommeyer
2 Bob Cook/Andy Gouw
3/4 Jeff Fishback [1]/Robin Lyons
3/4 Tom Carmichael/Dave Ogata
WS 60
1 Margo Hurst
2 Lorna Hunter
WD 60
1 Mary Ann Bowles/Rose Lei
2 Andrea Weiss/Elsie Wilson
3/4 Jeannine Bonn [1]/Connie Lee
3/4 Lorna Hunter [2]/Margo Hurst
XD 60
1 Intan Tee/Curt Dommeyer
2 Mary Ann Bowles/Bob Cook
3/4 Elsie Wilson [1]/Jeff Fishback
3/4 Judy Gray/Robin Lyons
MS 65
1 Dick Warnock
2 Robin Lyons
3 Peter Eltgroth
MD 65
1 Jeff Fishback [1]/Robin Lyons
2 Andy Gouw/Stan Johnson
3/4 Tom Carmichael/Dave Ogata
3/4 Peter Eltgroth/Norman Grusy
WS 65
1 Judy Gray
2 Margo Hurst
3 Alice Tym
WD 65
1 Judy Gray/Karen Warnock
2 Jeannine Bonn/Connie Lee
3 Margo Hurst/Hazel Hanniah Morgan
XD 65
1 Elsie Wilson [1]/Jeff Fishback
2 Karen Warnock/Dick Warnock
3/4 Judy Gray/Robin Lyons
3/4 Joyce Jones [2]/Tom Carmichael
MS 70
1 Gene Huffty
2 James Ho
3 Anatoly Berdichevsky
MD 70
1 Kamal Chaudhari/Gene Huffty
2 Anatoly Berdichevsky/James Ho
3 Manuel Armendariz/Harrison Orr
WD 70
1 Jeannine Bonn/Joyce Jones
2 Denise Coates/Elsie Wilson
XD 70
1 Elsie Wilson/David Murray
2 Joyce Jones/Manuel Armendariz
3 Jeannine Bonn/Harrison Orr
MS 75
1 Manuel Armendariz
2 Jim Bosco [1]
3/4 Harrison Orr
3/4 Norman Grusy
MD 75
1 Manuel Armendariz/Raymond Pang
2 Jim Bosco/Dick Witte
3 Duane Enochs/Harrison Orr
WS 75
1 Joyce Jones
2 Denise Coates
WD 75
1 Joyce Jones/Bobbi Skinner
2 Lee Calvert/Denise Coates
3 Alice Petta-Goldie/Betty Thompson
XD 75
1 Joyce Jones/Harrison Orr
2 Bobbi Skinner/Duane Enochs
3 Denise Coates/Jim Bosco
MS 80
1 Jim Bosco
2 George Eordekian
3 Ernest Schimmer
MD 80
1 Jim Bosco/Dick Witte
2 Ernest Schimmer/Bernie Steenson
WS 80
1 Lee Calvert
2 Betty Thompson
3 Alice Petta-Goldie
WD 80
1 Lee Calvert/Nan Mcfarland
2 Glyfy Ennis/Betty Thompson
XD 80
1 Lee Calvert/Dick Witte
2 Betty Thompson/Jim Bosco
3 Alice Petta-Goldie/George Eordekian
MS 85
1 Bill Tom
2 Bernie Steenson
3 Dan Bulkley
WS 85
1 Nan Mcfarland
2 Glyfy Ennis
MX 85
1 Nan Mcfarland/Bernie Steenson
2 Glyfy Ennis/Dan Bulkley
If you would like to see the complete draws, please go to www.tournamentsoftware.com.

 

2009 CANADIAN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS 

The 2009 Canadian Badminton Championships were held in Ottawa April 20-25. Co-chairpeople Margaret Thom and Wally Gerus did an excellent job of putting it all together and getting all matches played. Alastair Speirs did a fantastic job as transportation chairman, and Joan Bell did just as good a job on the Socials. Rosemary Addison put in long hours at the Registration Desk.

 

There were 258 players in all, including 22 Americans who won 12 events.

 

There were way too many fantastic matches to list them all, but here are some of the best ones that included American players.

 

In the 40MD, Garth D’Abreu teamed up with Canadian Derwin Parsons, and unfortunately drew the #1 seeds their first round in a draw of 17 teams. They got knocked into the Consolation, won a tough first round match there 21-18, 18-21, 21-17, and ended up winning the Consolation.

 

In a draw of 16 in the 45MS, Sandro Rossi won all of his matches quite handily to win the event.

 

In the 45WD draw of 20 teams, Wendy Carter and Ufilya Davis won a tight match 21-19, 22-20 to reach the semis, but then lost to the team who won the event.

 

In the 45Mx draw of 35 teams, Geoff Stensland and Claire Allison came out on top.

 

In the 50MD, Solaiman Jonatan was the only American in the event. He teamed with Canadian Christopher Dorey to win a barn-burner in the finals 15-21, 22-20, 21-19!

 

In the 50WD, Mari Ikeda and Margaret Chudyk lost a heart breaker to sisters Jennifer Aziz and Sally Dakin 21-15, 29-27.

 

In the 55MD, Curt Dommeyer and Michel Martel won a tough 3 game match to reach the semis, then lost in another 3 gamer in the finals to the #1 seeds.

 

In the 55Mx, with 21 teams, Joanne Cicrich and Gary Helkay beat Sue Dommeyer and Rob Oldfield 19-21,21-15, 22-20 to reach the finals before losing to the #1 seeds.

 

In the 60MD, Curt Dommeyer, the only American in this event, teamed with Ian Bishop to cop the Gold medal.

 

In the 60Mx, Curt, again the only american in this event, teamed with Sanne Dryborough to lose a tough match in the finals to the #1 seeds 17-21, 21-19, 21-18.

 

In the 70WD, Joyce Jones teamed with her partner of 20 years, Claire Bowyer, to beat a Japanese team in the finals 21-13, 21-8.

 

In the 75MD, Jim Bosco and Harry Orr won a marathon 22-20, 21-23, 21-14 to reach the finals, then had another toughy to win the event 17-21, 21-14, 22-20.

 

In the 75Mx, Joyce Jones and Art Brown struggled to beat Jim Duberry and Lee Calvert 21-18, 18-21, 21-11 in the semis, then another struggle to win in the finals 13-21, 23-21, 21-11.

 

Dick Witte injured himself and had to default all of his matches, so Frank Melvin subbed for him with Jim Bosco in the 80MD. They won the event 16-21, 21-19, 21-13, and I swear Frank jumped 6 feet in the air!It was his first MD title ever! Talk about excited!!!

 

With Dick and Lee Calvert out of the picture in the 80Mx, the event was wide open, and Jim Bosco and Betty Thompson won the event with a finals score of 21-15, 19-21, 21-17.
Canadian Masters Open April 22-29 Ottawa, ON, Canada
Results of American players

MS 35
Anil Nair USA
Lost to
Mike Beres CAN in the semis
21-16 21-16

MD 35
Garth D’Abreu USA
Derwin Parsons CAN
Lost to
Martin Burns CAN
Sandro Rossi USA in 1st round cons
19-21 21-12 21-12

Martin Burns CAN
Sandro Rossi USA
def
Ian Assing
Jonathan Huth CAN in the cons final
21-19 21-11

Elliott Beals CAN
Anil Nair USA
Lost to
Mike Beres
Kyle Hunter CAN in the semis
21-17 21-13

WD 35
Aine Humble CAN
Joy Kitzmiller USA
Lost to
Denyse Julien
Marie-Helene Loranger CAN in the semis
21-7 21-10

XD 35
Anil Nair USA
Evonne Whelan CAN
Lost to
Mike Beres
Doris Piche CAN in the finals
21-14 21-15

WS 40
Joy Kitzmiller USA
Lost to
Joyce Pittman CAN in the semis
13-21 15-21

WD 40
Aine Humble CAN
Joy Kitzmiller USA
Lost to
Claire Allison CAN
Evonne Whelan CAN in the 3rd round
15-21 13-21

MD 40
Garth D’Abreu USA
Derwin Parsons CAN
Def
John Probert
Kaiqi Yao CAN in the cons final
21-14 21-12

WD 40
Ufilya Davis USA
Silvia Jimenez PER
Lost to
Lan Shen
Min Zhao CAN in the cons semis
21-12 19-21 21-18

XD 40
Garth D’Abreu USA
Virginia Chariandy-Balwant TRI
Lost to
Steve Hong
Sue Eng CAN in the cons quarterfinal
NSA

Peter Tiller CAN
Joy Kitzmiller USA
Lost to
Varghese Devassy
Min Zhao CAN in the cons 3rd round
16-21 21-13 21-15
Geoff Stensland USA
Angela Bukowski CAN
Lost to
Christian Giroux
Lan Shen CAN in the 2nd round
13-21 13-21
Alain Proulx CAN
Ufilya Davis USA
Lost to
Bryan Blanshard [2]
Doris Piche CAN in the 3rd round
21-7 21-13

Solaiman Jonatan USA
Denise Vines ENG
Lost to
Mir Tahir Ishaq PAK
Linda Pride CAN in the 3rd round
21-17 21-17

Sandro Rossi USA
Susan Rogers CAN
Lost to
Bryan Blanshard
Doris Piche CAN in the quarters
10-21 22-20 6-21

MS 45
Geoff Stensland USA
Lost to
Alain Proulx CAN in the 2nd round
Walkover

Sandro Rossi USA
def
Rick Murphy CAN in the finals
21-14 21-15

MD 45
Imre Bereknyei
Solaiman Jonatan USA
Lost to
Christopher Dorey
Reed Sumida CAN in the 2nd round
11-21 18-21

Sandro Rossi
Geoff Stensland USA
Lost to
Jean Cheng
Ian Garland CAN m in the quarters
12-21 21-16 19-21

WD 45
Wendy Carter
Ufilya Davis USA
Lost to
Claire Allison CAN
Denise Vines ENG in the semis
21-19 22-20

Mari Ikeda USA
Linda Pride CAN
Lost to
Damaris Brix
Clara Wai CAN in the 2nd round
21-8 21-11

Sally Dakin CAN
Martitia Fagnan USA
Lost to
Damaris Brix
Clara Wai CAN in the semis
21-19 19-21 21-15

XD 45
Imre Bereknyei
Mari Ikeda USA
lost to
John Hunter CAN
Denise Vines ENG in the 3rd round
21-19 22-20

Garth D’Abreu USA
Virginia Chariandy-Balwant TRI
Lost to
Grant Pittman
Barbara Heaney CAN in the quarters
21-8 18-21 21-16

Alain Proulx CAN
Ufilya Davis USA
def
Pat Tryon CAN
Martitia Fagnan USA in the 3rd round
21-23 21-17 21-15

Alain Proulx CAN]
Ufilya Davis USA
Lost to
Christopher Dorey
Shirley Thomson CAN in the quarters
21-16 14-21 21-14

Geoff Stensland USA
Claire Allison CAN
def
Reed Sumida
Patti Anderson CAN in the finals
21-17 21-16

MS 50
Imre Bereknyei USA
lost to
Jeff Goldsworthy CAN in the semis
21-17 17-21 15-21

MD 50
Christopher Dorey CAN
Solaiman Jonatan USA
def
Jeff Goldsworthy
Sajjad Malik CAN in the finals
15-21 22-20 21-19

WD 50
Joanne Cicrich]
Martitia Fagnan USA
Lost to
Geraldine Pugh
Mary-Jo Randall CAN in the quarters
21-8 21-9

Margaret Chudyk CAN
Mari Ikeda USA
Lost to
Jennifer Aziz
Sally Dakin CAN in the quarters
21-15 29-27

Wendy Carter USA
Leslie Sherlock CAN
Lost to
Debbie Mccoy
Penny Parkes CAN in the finals
21-9 21-13

XD 50
Michael Lapierre CA
Joanne Cicrich USA
Lost to
Imre Bereknyei USA
Siew Hong CAN in the 2nd round
21-8 21-18

Pat Tryon CAN
Martitia Fagnan USA
Lost to
Mike Van Der Schilden
Donna Van Der Schilden CAN in the 2nd round
15-21 21-14 19-21

Harry Mah CAN
Mari Ikeda USA
Lost to
Gary Helmkay
Jennifer Aziz CAN in the 2nd round
20-22 19-21

Imre Bereknyei USA
Siew Hong CAN
Lost to –
Christopher Dorey
Debbie Mccoy CAN in the quarter finals
17-21 17-21

Danny Shannon CAN
Wendy Carter USA
lost to
Sajjad Malik
Penny Parkes CAN in the semis
21-19 21-16

WS 55
Sue Dommeyer USA
Lost to
Brenda Johnson CAN in the semis
16-21 7-21

MD 55

Curt Dommeyer USA
Michel Martel CAN
Lost to
Bill Metcalfe
Henry Paynter CAN in the semis
17-21 21-14 21-12

WD 55
Sue Dommeyer USA
Marlene Mader CAN
Def.
Fei Tam
Rosalynn Thompson CAN in the cons final
15-21 15-21

XD 55
Rob Oldfield CAN
Sue Dommeyer USA
Lost to
Gary Helmkay CAN
Joanne Cicrich USA in the 2nd rpund
21-19 15-21 20-22

Gary Helmkay CAN
Joanne Cicrich USA
Lost to
Henry Paynter
Siew Hong CAN in the finals
21-15 21-8

WD 55
Lynne Burns CAN
Joanne Cicrich USA
Lost to
Jennifer Aziz
Siew Hong CAN in the finals
21-12 21-10

MD 60
Ian Bishop CAN
Curt Dommeyer USA
Def
Tony Knott CAN
Manuel Rivera PER in the finals
21-15 21-14

XD 60
Curt Dommeyer USA
Sanne Dryborough CAN
Lost to
Ian Bishop
Val Butler CAN in the finals
17-21 21-19 21-18

WD 70
Claire Bowyer CAN
Joyce Jones USA
def
Natsuko Cyr CAN
Yoshiko Ueki JPN in the finals
21-13 21-8

XD 70
Harrison Orr USA
Betty Wilson CAN
Lost to
Tosh Uyeda
Margie Uyeda CAN in the 1st round
9-21 9-21

James Christie CAN
Joyce Jones USA
Lost to
Frank Emery
Lorraine Goss CAN in the semis
21-7 15-21 16-21

MS 75
Harrison Orr USA
Def
Stanley Patterson in the cons final
21-10 21-14

James Bosco USA
Lost to
James Duberry CAN in the semis
21-15 19-21 14-21

WS 75
Glafyra Ennis USA
Lost to
Joyce Jones USA in the finals
21-2 21-1

MD 75
James Bosco
Harrison Orr USA
Def
Arthur Brown
Mark Grantham CAN in the finals
17-21 21-14 22-20

WD 75
Claire Bowyer CAN
Joyce Jones USA
def
Helen Nethercott CAN
Betty Thompson USA in the finals
21-9 21-8

XD 75
Harrison Orr
Glafyra Ennis USA
def
Alistair Maclachlan CAN
Betty Thompson USA in the cons finals
21-13 21-12

James Duberry CAN
Lee Calvert USA
Lost to
Arthur Brown CAN
Joyce Jones USA in the semis
21-18 18-21 21-11

Arthur Brown
Joyce Jones [USA
def
Roger Kerby
Shirley Graham CAN in the finals
13-21 23-21 21-11

MS 80
James Bosco USA
Won a round robin event

WS 80
Lee Calvert USA
def
Glafyra Ennis USA
21-12 21-6

Betty Thompson USA
def
Glafyra Ennis USA
21-11 21-10

Lee Calvert USA
Def
Betty Thompson USA
21-11 21-18

Lee Calvert USA
Won a round robin event

MD 80
James Bosco USA
Frank Melvin CAN
Def
Alistair Maclachlan
Stanley Patterson CAN in the finals
16-21 21-19 21-13

WD 80
Helen Nethercott CAN
Betty Thompson USA
Def
Lee Calvert
Glafyra Ennis USA] in the finals
21-12 21-15

XD 80
James Bosco
Betty Thompson USA
Won a round robin event

Alistair Maclachlan CAN
Glafyra Ennis USA
Lost to
James Bosco
Betty Thompson USA
10-21 10-21

Dick Witte
Lee Calvert USA
Lost to
James Bosco
Betty Thompson USA in a round robin
8-13 retired
The 3 socials were great, although they ran out of food early at the Welcoming party!

The theme for the dinner/dance was dress as a movie star. There were a multitude of wonderful costumes! About 150 of the attendees participated. The costume winners were: Best woman-Joyce Jones, Seattle (Carmen Miranda); best man-Frank Price, Burnaby (female); best husband & wife team-Bill & Sandy Metcalf, Sas (Ghostbusters) and best group-Rosalind Thompson & Anne Emberly and friends, St. Albert, Alberta (Dalmatians).

The food at the Banquet was marvelous, but I was again disappointed with the music. I guess our music is too outdated now, and we’re just going to have to accept the fact that all we’re going to get now is the loud, frenzied stuff. I guess my disatisfaction shows my age! But, all in all, it was a great tournament. Wonderful to see long time friends!!!
 

2009 Chicago Jr. Smash results

Exhibition U11
Bryan Lin
GS U17
Marissa Ripoli

BD U17
Hyung Jun Cho and Raunak Kollipara

GD U17
Ashton Nisbet and Katie Van Grondelle

BS U19-17
Raunak Kollipara

GS U19
Erica Lee

BD U19
Hyung Jun Cho and Raunak Kollipara

GS U22
Kelleryn Byar

GD U22-19
Kate Fitzgerald and Lindsay Kamphuis
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WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THE USAB

By Harrison Orr

The USAB is the National Governing Body for badminton as recognized by the US Olympic Committee. So if it wasn’t for the USAB:
We wouldn’t have an Olympic badminton team or any entries.
We wouldn’t have a world championship in doubles (Bach-Gunnawan)
We wouldn’t have Tony Gunawan
We wouldn’t have a central place to buy insurance for our tournaments or clubs.
(SanDiego With 300 members couldn’t afford insurance by itself)
We wouldn’t have a National Team or National Jr Team
We wouldn’t have National Rankings
We wouldn’t have National Jr Champions, National Adult Champions or National Senior Champions
We wouldn’t have National tournaments for the above
We wouldn’t have a national office
We wouldn’t have national website
We wouldn’t have a Walk of Fame
We wouldn’t have USOC support
We wouldn’t have corporate sponsor like Yonex
We wouldn’t have elite athletes who compete internationally
We wouldn’t have internationally accredited officials
We wouldn’t have a national voice for our sport
We wouldn’t be a national sport – just a large group of people who enjoy doing the same thing – like eating or driving a car.
I think we deserve better than just being grouped with people who enjoy sleeping or McDonalds so,

JOIN THE USAB AND HELP SUPPORT THE SPORT

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