In Memoriam – Dick Gilbert

January 8, 2011 at 11:58 am | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

It is with profound sadness that we report the passing of our dear friend, Dick Gilbert.  Dick suffered a massive and fatal heart attack on January 6th.  There will be a small, family-only religious service soon and an open memorial service for friends and extended family sometime this spring.

Nothing but Gold at this past year’s Senior Games; Dick was 86. His infectious smile and devout love of our game will be missed. He’s probably on Court 1 now and he’ll always be on ours. Our condolences to his wife Juanita.

Please view our March 2009 post when Dick was name President Emeritus and the Citizen Times Richard Gilbert Obituary.


UMI – Delicious Art!

January 6, 2011 at 12:04 am | Posted in General | Leave a comment

After an evening of  badminton, some of us celebrated the New Year. You must take a trip (30 min. from Asheville) to Hendersonville and visit UMI Japanese Fine Dining. View this slide show of some of the incredible presentations of Japanese and Fusion dishes. I have to confess to being somewhat of a traditionalist when it comes to Japanese food since I did grow up with it,  yet I was very impressed and absolutely delighted with the dinner hosted by owner Stephen Wang.  Chef owner, David Zheng, amazed us all evening. The one word to describe the sushi and sashimi was FRESH. It was almost like being at the world famous Tsukiji Market in Tokyo- that fresh and that yummy! The tempura and vegetable udon was spot on; light and flavorful. I experienced Mussels Dynamite for the first time and it was amazing! Can’t wait to have that appetizer again.

I’ll certainly return and bring friends and family; do the same, you won’t be disappointed. And watch out for Stephen’s cross court drop; he’s got quick feet! The consensus at the end of the evening was a return trip for the Asheville Badminton Club, perhaps in March.

See you on the courts!

2010 Visits in Review – Someone’s Out There!

January 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall  blog health:


Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,500 times in 2010. That’s about 11 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 9 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 30 posts. There were 18 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was July 25th with 55 views. The most popular post that day was Badminton on the Rise?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for shuttlecock, shuttle cock, badminton shuttle, shuttle badminton, and asheville badminton club.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Badminton on the Rise? December 2009
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Hello Badminton Fans! January 2009


Contacts January 2009


San Francisco Loses at Badminton March 2009
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Schedule January 2009

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