Badminton News

2016 PACWEST Badminton Provincials

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A ticket to nationals is on the line this weekend at the 2016 PACWEST Provincial Badminton Championships at KPU.

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Badminton Wins in CR

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VIU Badminton team started out the new year with an exhibition event in Campbell River. It was a double crown for fourth year athlete, Melissa Liew, who was strong and consistent easily winning the Women's A Singles and Women's A Doubles with teammate Helen Cheung.

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2016 CCAA Badminton Nationals

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Badminton nationals hosted at VIU !! Vancouver Island University’s bid to host the 2016 CCAA Badminton National Championships has been approved by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. The VIU Mariners of the PACWEST will host the Championships in Nanaimo, BC, from March 2-5, 2016. “VIU will do an excellent job of hosting this year’s CCAA Badminton National Championship,” said Jordan Richey, the CCAA Badminton Convenor. “They have had a strong program over the past few years and have the players, coaches and administration staff that are needed to host such a prestigious event.” Last spring, VIU hosted the CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship. They last hosted CCAA Badminton in 2004. “VIU is thrilled to be hosting the 2016 CCAA Badminton National Championships in March,” said VIU Athletics Director Bruce Hunter, who himself participated at the National Championships in 1980 and 1981. “VIU and the City of Nanaimo aspire to be excellent hosts and will put on a Championship that the competitors, coaches and fans will remember for years to come,” said Hunter. All participating conferences have top caliber players that should make the Championships very competitive and exciting according to Richey. “With several players who were at last year’s Nationals back with their respective programs, it is going to be an exciting year of CCAA Badminton culminating with CCAA Nationals at VIU in March,” he said.

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Badminton Results

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6 badminton teams competed at VIU on Oct 31st-Nov 1st

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Badminton tournament

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A six team badminton tournament held at VIU on Oct 31st and Nov 1st will feature SFU, UBC, KPU, LANG, UVIC and our VIU Mariners .

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Nanaimo Open Badminton results

VIU team was out in force for the Nanaimo Open and Masters Sep 11-13 and though it is very early in the season they had some great results

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CCAA Alf McGuire twenty years as Badminton Convenor

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The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is saying goodbye to long-standing badminton convenor. Alf McGuire, served 20 seasons as CCAA Badminton Convenor. McGuire, of Vancouver Island University, has been the face of CCAA badminton for the past 17 seasons. He served one term as convenor from 1994-96 and after one season away, McGuire returned to the Association for 1997-98 season. He’s been the convenor ever since.

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National Badminton Championships

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Graydon Robb and Melissa Liew will be competing in Mixed Doubles at the 2015 CCAA National Badminton Championships

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Melissa and Graydon GOLDEN !!

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PACWEST Mixed doubles title goes to VIU

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BADMINTON PacWest Provincials

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The road to the national badminton championships !!

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