August 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

Beginning Tuesday, August 27, the Asheville Badminton Club will be moving to the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center.  We will be playing there from 5-8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until renovations are complete at the Montford Recreation Center.

Directions to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave., Asheville, NC  28801.  828-350-2058

Follow I-240 E to Exit 5B for Charlotte Street/U.S. 70 E.  (This is the next exit after the Merrimon Ave. exit.)

Turn right onto Charlotte Street and follow across College Street.  You will pass under a pedestrian bridge.

Take the next left onto Max Street.  The street goes uphill and to the left.  Stephens-Lee Center is a large building high on the hill to the left.  Turn left onto George Washington Carver Ave. into the parking lot.

The gym is on the second floor.



December 1, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Posted in Club Business, Tournaments | Leave a comment


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8 – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We’ve had great success with this format and hope you can attend!


1. To provide competitive recreational play for experienced players of all ages from area badminton clubs. No trophies, no medals, no eliminations – just good play and camaraderie

2. A fund raising event to provide support for the Montford Community Center After School Program.

page1image1304Location: Montford Community Center, 34 Pearson Drive, Asheville, NC 28801.
Directions are here.

Refreshment: Drinks, fruit and pizza will be provided for lunch.

Contribution:  $20 per participant. This event does not financially benefit the Asheville Badminton Club. Funds remaining after expenses are covered will be donated to the Montford Community Center After School Program. You are welcome to contribute more than $20 if you wish.

Registration: Participants may bring their completed waiver forms or fill them out as they register. Payment can be made by check or cash

See ALL the details and the waiver form on our tournament page.

March 19th – Special Day for ABC Players

March 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

The Montford Community Center will be open just for our club on Saturday, March 19th.

We will be playing from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Lunch:  Chip in for some pizza or bring your own.

See you on the courts!

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.

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

Celebrate the New Year!

December 18, 2010 at 11:10 am | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

Who:  ABC Club Members and their Family

When:  After play on January 4th

Where:  Umi Japanese Restaurant
Hendersonville – Directions

What:  Dinner Menu, Sushi Menu, and of course Saki!

Kampai!             See you on the courts!

Poll for club members only please.

Club Holiday Party – Tuesday, December 14th

December 7, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Posted in Club Business | Leave a comment

Who?  Asheville Badminton Club Members and their family

When? On Tuesday, December 14th at about 6:30-7:00 after a little play, we’ll head out!

Where? Frank’s Roman Pizza
90 South Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805-2219
Click on Menu

Leave your wish list in the comments.

Mine? Big order:  Large, flat screen tv, Wii and of course badminton for the Wii.

2010 NC Senior Games Preliminary Final Results

October 5, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Posted in Club Business, Tournaments | Leave a comment

Cary, NC was the location of the Badminton Senior Games in a beautiful community center. For Complete Results, please click here. It was a first for me and I learned a lot and had a great time. Beware of the yellow birds! Congratulations to everyone- Asheville Badminton Club was represented well and brought home a big share of the hardware.

Female Singles
55-59  1  MaryAnn Ingram
55-59  3  Joanne Robert
60-64  2  Sue Feldkamp
65-69  1  Helen McKie

Male Singles
55-59  1  Ken Faulkner
85-89  1  Richard Gilbert

Female Doubles
55-59  1  MaryAnn Ingram/Sue Feldkamp
55-59  3  Joanne Robert/Helen McKie

Male Doubles
55-59  1  Ken Faulkner /Kurbie Whitehead
60-65  2 Leigh Svenson/Al Shiem

Mixed Doubles
55-59  1  MaryAnn Ingram/Ken Faulkner
60-64  2  Leigh Svenson/Helen McKie
60-64  3  Kurbie Whitehead/Sue Feldkamp

Medal Count
Gold  7
Silver  3
Bronze 3

What do you think? Leave a comment.

June 29, 2010 at 1:41 pm | Posted in Club Business | 1 Comment

From President Johnnie Ho:  Howard Bach and Donn Gobbie is trying to get the National Badminton League started.  The league format is similar to the current Senior Games format where you compete In-State and at the National level.  The difference here is that instead of organizing it by age group, this league is organized by skill levels – A,B,C and D. Give me your thoughts.

See this link: National Badminton League

See attachments:

NBL Club Flyer
NBL PlayingLevels
NBL League Format
NBL districts

Best Wishes to All

December 24, 2009 at 11:59 am | Posted in Club Business, General | Leave a comment

No matter how you celebrate the holiday season, may you and yours be blessed with Love, Laughter, and Peace.  May the New Year provide many happy memories of great badminton  and new friendships. See you on the courts this next Tuesday but not Thursday.

From Badminton Central to the tune of  Jingle Bells:
With my racket in my hand,
I’ll be ready for your shot.
You can hit to anywhere,
But it’ll never hit my court.

I’ll be running to the front,
I’ll be moving to the back.
I’ll be diving to my left or right
To send your shuttle back.

Drop it here, clear it there,
Smash it everywhere;
Oh! what fun it is to keep
The shuttle in the air.

Drop it here, clear it there,
Smash it everywhere;
Oh! what fun it is to keep
The shuttle in the air.

By Chris Hoh
@Copyright 2007 Melbourne, Australia

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