ACTBA May 2019 Update

Hi Everyone,

ACT Badminton Open
We are almost half way through the year and I am pleased to say the ACT Badminton Open held last weekend was a great success. Feedback from players, parents and officials has been very positive and I am very proud of the wonderful job the organising Committee has done (under the leadership of Brideen Allen with great support from Alan Kisbee, Sheehan Lim and Aaron Chuah). We had approximately 150 local and interstate players competing and I would like to congratulate everyone who participated and made it such a fun event. The spirit of the

2019 ACT Open

Entry for the 2019 ACT Open is now open. To enter visit Tournament Software. The tournament will be held on Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th May 2019. Open, B and C grade singles and doubles will be held on Saturday, mixed doubles and D grade will be held on Sunday.

March update from ACTBA Committee

Hi everyone,

The New Year has commenced with a flurry of activity and the Committee has already met twice on 3 February and again 3 March 2019 and discussed a number of initiatives for implementation. However, like all good ideas we need your feedback (through your Badminton Club in the first instance) to ensure we manage the expectations of all stakeholders. To do this we are undertaking a survey in March to understand the needs of our members and how ACTBA can support our affiliated clubs appropriately.

The Committee has made a number of administrative decisions to transition fully to

Welcome to the new ACTBA Committee Members for 2019

Hi everyone,

On behalf of the new ACTBA Committee, I would like to thank the previous committee (under the leadership of Stuart Ingram) for all their hard work, tenacity and support of ACT badminton activities in particular the tournaments, supporting clubs with memberships and insurance, sponsoring teams and providing the community with opportunities to play badminton socially and competitively.

As the new President, I would like to provide a highly inclusive and collaborative committee that supports the needs of our affiliated clubs and their members. I am very passionate about enabling new and innovative ways to engage with all parts

National Accredited Line Judge Course

Photo: Crown Group Australian Badminton Open

The National Accredited Line Judge Course will be held at the 2018 CGS Open on Sunday, 25th of November. From 9 am – 11 am there will be a theory exam, followed by a practical exam.


  • To register, send your full name, email and contact details to
  • The costs are $15 for current members of ACTBA*, or $25 for non-members.
    *In order to be a current member, you must be a member of an ACTBA affiliated club. They are all listed on the website.

Course Requirements

  • Pre-course reading material
  • Post-course “Community Officiating

2018 ACT Interschool Competition

Telopea Park School has won both the year 7/8 and 9/10 division of the 2018 ACT Interschool Competition held last week at ANU Sport. Runners-up were Deakin High School (years 7/8) and Lyneham High School (years 9/10), who narrowly lost with 4-5 in the deciding match. The competition saw a great turnout with 35 teams participating this year!

2018 Val Nesbitt Trophy & Australian U15 Championships

On September 28th to October 4th, Aline Souksavat and Cedric Souksavat of Aspire Badminton Club, represented the ACT in the 2018 Val Nesbitt Trophy (team event) and the Australian U15 Championships (individual event). In the team event, they joined the Combined Team and placed 8th. In the individual event, Aline came runners-up in girls doubles with her partner Priska Kustiadi (NSW) in a close three-set match. Great performance from both Aline and Cedric as they represented the ACT at this year’s nationals.

2018 Australasian Under 17 Badminton Championships

During the April school holidays, Kaleen Juniors travelled to New Zealand for the U17 Team and Individuals championships. Our juniors combined with players from other states to compete in the June Bevan team event. With 10 teams entered in the event, The Territories team achieved their best ranking to date, finishing fifth overall.

2018 ACT Open Update

Due to the large number of players, C and D grade will be held at UC High School Kaleen. Open and B grade will be held at ANU Sport.

Gungahlin Badminton Club New Monday Sessions

The Gungahlin Badminton Club has commenced a new session on Monday nights (7.30-9.30pm) at the recently enlarged and completely refurbished flooring at the Amaroo High School (Katherine Av).  The new gym now has double the number of badminton courts (eight).  All existing GBC players and new players, particularly beginners, are welcome. One court will be set aside for adult beginners, with coaching provided for those interested.  This new GBC session supports the well attended Tuesday and Thursday night sessions at Gungahlin College gymnasium.  For further information on the GBC please see the Club page on this website or call Olaf:

2018 Australian National Championships Expression of Interest

The 2018 Australian National Championships, incorporating the Ede Clendinnen Shield (Team event) and Australian Closed Championships (Individual event), will expected to be held in February 2018. The Championships will be a week long. Expressions of interest close on 21st December 2017. To be eligible, you must be a member of an ACTBA affiliated club. If you are interested, send your expression of interest to:

2017 Australian U19 Championships

This year, we attended the Australian U19 Championships in South Australia. Departing from Canberra on the 7 th July 2017, we arrived in Adelaide to represent the Australian Capital Territory. Our team consisted of Jessica Zhang, Lisa Xing, Zhixuan Sun, Cassandra Yap, Rita Tri, Junfeng Mai, Jordan Huynh, Pascal Souksavat, and the addition of New South Wales players Ricky Tang and Ryan Foo. We were accompanied by our insightful coach Shuen and our wonderful umpire Sheehan. South Australian Badminton Association generously hosted this event by providing us with a hall, along with a cafeteria to help replenish our energy.


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