Dick Witte

Another Great witte_duck1Champion Gone

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).

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Hugh Forgie

”I did for badminton what the Harlem Globetrotters did for basketball” Sports Illustrated, May 31, 1993

Brief Video of Hugh Forgie and Stig Larson playing badminton on ice, in the Ice Capades:

Hugh Forgie-Stig Larson Ice Badminton


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.


Joyce Jones the Champion

At 77, Joyce has won 257 National, International, Senior Olympics and World Senior Badminton titles. She’s received the Award of Merit Trophy for Outstanding Service and Sportsmanship and was inducted into the Badminton Senior Hall of Fame. She is the highest tournament title winner in the Canadian Senior Championships with 60 titles. In 2000, players were allowed to enter 5 events, and she was the only player who won all five of the events she entered. No one has done it since, including herself! In 2001, she was ranked #1 in the Nation in her age division in both tennis and badminton . She loves competing, despite having to work around surgeries on her right foot, arthroscopic surgery on both knees, a knee replacement, a frozen left shoulder, a hernia, rotator cuff twice on the right shoulder, and cataracts in both eyes.