Well supported 2023 BACT AGM and annual dinner & awards night, Gungahlin Eastlakes Club, 9 December 2023

The 2023 AGM preceded the Annual BACT Dinner & Awards night on 9 December. Representatives from over half of all 21 BACT affiliated clubs attended the meeting.  The incoming 2024 Executive Committee included one more of the younger generation of members, with Cassandra Yap taking on the position of Match Secretary; she replaces the retiring Brideen Allen who had been in the role for five years and a member of the BACT Committee since 2010.  All other Executive Committee members were reelected and were also joined by six Associate Members who will play a key role in supporting the Executive

ACT Open 2023 – Better than ever

After a hiatus of three years due to COVID restrictions and a lack of suitable and available indoor facilities, the 2023 ACT Open, held at the AIS Basketball Centre over the weekend of 18-19 November 2023, was better than ever.  With over 200 players in all four grades (Open to D grade) and with Australia’s No.1 ranked men’s single player (Ricky Tang, NSW) participating, the 2023 ACT Open was an immense success.  It was also the first time that BACT was able to offer some prize money for the Open winners.  The Open Men’s singles was won by Ricky Tang

ACT Teams Win three grades at the Albury/Wodonga Veterans Team Tournament, 4-5 November 2023

In the ACT’s best showing ever, all ACT teams which entered the event won their respective grades. A simply incredible achievement.

Congratulations to the members of the three ACT teams that won:

ACT Hotshots – A Grade

Team Captain : Indu Sealey

Members: Farhad Islam, Santosh Rawat, Molson Chengalath, Elijah Devaprakash (Prakash), Nareena Bora Rawat, Niluka Prishani Robindran, WEI HaiHua (WanTong).

Grade B1

Tassie Phalasri

Kulwant Kaur

Vijaya (Bhanu) Kundrapu

Carol Chang

Jaya Thotthadi (team captain)

Wenfeng (Jimmy) Ji

Ramesh Kyla

Sateesh Gade


Grade C1

Roseanne Campion

Lien Nguyen

Janet Lee

Hisako Ewing

Bach Nguyen

Sajith Nair

Mark Thoener

BACT Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2023

BACT Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2023

BACT Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Night 2023

Come for a night of BBQ Buffet (vegetarian option available), BACT club & junior awards, and a price raffle (including a badminton racket!)


Saturday 9 December 2023, 7pm

Dress code:

Smart casual


$32 per adult, $10 per child under 12


Eastlake Club, 51 Hinder Street Gungahlin ACT

ACT Open 2023

EXCITING NEWS! We are about to host our very own Gold Tier ACT Open for the first time in 3 years!

Please keep an eye out for our Facebook page (ACT Badminton Association) and Instagram @badmintonact for more details TBA.

We are so excited to be able to welcome all those outside of the ACT (as well as our fellow Canberrans of course!).

Open Grade players have the chance to win $500 ($250ea for MD, WD, XD players), get keen!


Date: 18 – 19 November 2023

Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD

Grades: Open, B, C, D

Registration closes

National Accredited Umpiring Course

Are you interested in becoming a badminton umpire?

You could have a fun, exciting and fulfilling career as a badminton technical official!

National Accredited Umpiring Course

Presenter and assessor: Sheehan Lim

A bit about the course:

The national accredited umpire course is the foundation level umpire course suitable for those who are interested in learning the basic rules of badminton umpiring including: basic rules, announcements, player conduct and court management.

This is a great foundation course for those who want to umpire at the local or state level and will set can candidates up well to progress to the national

2023 Phoenix Graded Junior Tournament

Registration is now open for 2023 Phoenix Graded Junior Tournament at https://ba.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/7D4CC2DE-614E-40AD-85C2-5A6C73931655.

This tournament is Open to ACT Juniors only. Juniors must be under the age of 18. Events in this tournament are Mixed Gender entries for both Singles and Doubles.

Entries Guideline
A Grade is for Juniors with Competition experience (eg. ANU Closed B/C Grade)
B Grade is for Juniors with Training experience (eg. ACT Squad or ANU Closed D Grade)
C Grade is for Juniors with Social experience in ACT clubs
D Grade is for Junior Beginners

Events: A, B, C, D

Bronze Medals for 2023 U19 ACT Team!

ACT team (with 2 SA girls) entered Div 2 in the competition, fought hard to finish 3rd place (Bronze).

Players from ACT took part in the U19 Team competition (CP Maddern Trophy) and U19 National Championships, hosted by Badminton South Australia (3-8 Jul 2023). The team fought hard to finish 3rd place in Div 2 of the team competition, and earn well deserved Bronze medals!

Congratulations to Players (Forrest, Cedric, Brendon, Gordon and Nancy) for representing the ACT!
Special thanks for Jordan, Aline, Valouny and Gerrard for taking the team to SA.

Badminton Coaching Foundation Course Entries Open

BACT has arranged for our first Badminton Australia Foundation Level coaching course (physical component) to be held:

Badminton Coaching Foundation Course – 9th of July 2023 at Canberra Grammar School – 8:30am to 4:30pm. (BYO lunch)

This course is a prerequisite to all the BWF Level Coaching courses, and is the minimum required accreditation for coaching at Australian national events. The course is half online (via Badminton Australia) and half in-person.

Registration for this in-person course is required as places are limited (18). Currently active coaches or those wishing to be active coaches in their clubs or schools, will be

ANU Closed Tournament 2023 Details Released

Registration is now open for our ANU Closed Tournament, register here.


Events: MS, WS, MD, WD, XD

Note: for doubles events, it is recommended you enter with a partner, however we will try our best to allocate one if you do not have one – please include it in the notes of your entry.

Recommendations for divisionsplease read below before you enter!

Competition Dates:

A and C grade: Saturday 22 July, 10-5pm

B and D grade: Sunday 23 July, 10-5pm

A more detailed schedule of exact event times will be released later!


Club members: $30 first

BACT July Interclub Challenge Entries Now OPEN!

BACT is pleased to advise that the second Interclub of 2023 is to be held on Saturday 8 July at the CGS Gym! Entries close 29 June 2023.

  • You must be a member of a BACT affiliated club to join. Contact your club manager to enter yourself or a team!
  • BACT Interclub Challenges are round robin team challenges made up of double events. Teams of 4-6 will play against each other in Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and 2 x Mixed Doubles.
  • Minimum requirement is 2 x females and 2 x males.

BACT is currently trialling a players rating system and

ANU Closed 2023 Entries Now OPEN!

ANU Closed 2023 entries are now open. All ACT players are welcome, click here to enter! Entries close 8 July.

A, B, C & D.

SATURDAY 22 July: 10am – 5pm
SUNDAY 23 July: 10am – 5pm

Schedule can be found on the Tournament Software link above or ANU Badminton Club Facebook page in coming weeks.

Australian National University – ANU Sport

For more details check out our Facebook page or email us at anubaddyclub@gmail.com.

anu closed 2023


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