With members from almost 20 countries, we are probably the most international badminton club in the Flemish league. We have five teams in the mixed and level league competitions and regularly send large delegations to play in tournaments. On top of that, we have many keen casual players and an active and varied social life.
Hall closed 18/05 and vote
IMPORTANT: The hall will be closed tomorrow (18/05/2023), so there will be no training.
As there is no training, you will have time to vote for the best improved badminton member of the season!
You can vote once by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/Pa6DC2nTUimgNDkw7
The winner will receive the trophee made by an ex-member Jarko who moved back to his country of birth after playing in the club for several years. You have 2 weeks to vote before we reveal the winner. You can vote on a player of every level, the trophee is about the change between the beginning and the end of the season.
So don't hesitate and just vote!
BIBC Bowling Event
Dear BIBC members,
Upcoming Hall Closures:
Thursday 18th May and Sunday 28th May.
On Friday 21st April, we are expecting you at 6pm at the ‘Bowling Stones’ (Steenweg op Brussel 397, 1780 Wemmel). Please inform using the link below if you will be able to join!
Tired of bowling? There will be some pool tables as well!
Price: The final price will be divided by all the participants. We plan to play for
- Bowling: 42€/ hour
- Pool: 15€/ hour
Our teams have had some good wins and even some good draws this season. Two Mixed matches remain on 30/04. Mixed 1 will most likely be demoted from Provincial 1 in last position. Mixed 2 are towards the top of the table (3rd place) in Provincial 3 and have finished the season more strongly than they started it. Our Ladies are safe from relegation in Provincial 1 finishing 4th, well done! Men’s 1 and Men’s 2 both finished 2nd in their leagues with some strong performances and had consistently good results. Men’s 1 ended the season on a high, beating Herne who will nonetheless win the league.
If you would like to get into interclub competition don’t hesitate to contact a committee member.
Location and date yet to be determined!
These are available to club members at 26euros per tube. Just ask a committee member to get one from the cupboard and pay by bank transfer as soon as possible, with the message ‘>Your name< and shuttles.’
All the best for the end of the season! (Summer break starts in mid-July)
Important: Multiple questions to answer
In this newsletter, we ask the adult players to participate in several questionnaires. Please read everything carefully!
Social event: game night on 22/03
Next week Wednesday, we are waiting you all in the bar for a game night! We will start in the evening around 21:15pm and share some snacks together!
2 things we ask from you to do by Saturday (18/03):
- Fill in the form to inform us if you will be present: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfQSBj5rcZpM7072p7Rd0_KDFmoHnYp5AKg7U6-mbV9ba9Vgw/viewform
- Send me a picture of yourself as a baby or teenage in private message.
Interest in playing competition (season 2023-2024)
The competition season of this year is coming to an end. Time to think about the teams for next year. The committee wants to check the interest in playing competition. Do you already play competition and want to continue playing or would you like to start playing competition? This is the opportunity to let us know! By clicking on this link, you can find more information on playing competition and the question if you would like to play interclubs. Without filling in the form, we can't put you in an interclub team next year! So please don't forget to fill this in asap.
The link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqs_gZCmmtyAHaH8rRZvOdioq1f3xh-mBlJnS1OaCAKm63Mw/viewform?usp=sf_link
If you have received your new club shirt already, you may now pay by bank transfer to the new bank account BE10001946984404.
The prices are as follows:
- Polo shirt 33.95€, with name print 37.95€
- T-shirt 30.20€, with name print 34.20€
Any questions about the club shirts, do get in touch with Arne or Henry.
Thanks in advance,
NEW CLUB BANK ACCOUNT:
The club is moving to a new bank account as of today, the old bank account that you used for payments up to now is no longer active. You can delete the account if it is in your ‘favourites’ in your banking app. Please do not carry out any payments to the old account. We'll be in touch shortly with the details of the new account. THERE WILL BE A TRANSITION PERIOD. If in the meantime you have taken out shuttles, then please postpone payment until further notice. In case of questions, please ask Arne (treasurer) or any committee member.
CLUB SHIRTS ORDER:
Shirts have been ordered with ASL Sport. We will be in touch with members about how to pay for them soon!
Thanks to Lee Glasby, our webmaster, the new website is almost fully functional. Same web address, different look. 50 small photos (click on them to enlarge) of members are now online.
In the near future, the Club will ask you to update your personal details for our database.
Please note that the Sports Hall closed from 24th December to 1st January, so we can restart training on Wednesday 4th January.
Shuttles: We have new Yonex AS20 shuttles available for sale at 26 euros per tube. Payment by transfer only to the club account with the message ‘shuttles and -your name-’.
Interclub competition: To sum up the first half of the season, our Men’s 2nd team is doing really well at the top of their league!! Our Ladies’ team and Men’s 1st team is also close to being top. (Both in 2nd place). The Mixed 2nd team is doing reasonably well, 3rd place for the moment. And in last place (but not least) our Mixed 1st team has had a very unlucky first half of the season with many 3-5 defeats! Not to mention some heavy 0-8 defeats with lots of three set matches.
Club shirts: It’s that time again, to order new club shirts. These will be available to ALL members, not just competition players. We are working on finding shirts made from a quality material and at a reasonable price. We’re still debating which model to go for and whether we go with ASL Sport’s JAKO brand shirts, possibly with an ASL logo to get 25% off the price! So we would be looking at around 30 euros per shirt. More information to follow soon. We’ll receive some test shirts to look at in January. Fingers crossed that by the end of January we can place an order.
The BIBC Committee wishes you a very happy Christmas and New Year!!!
Wednesday 19:30 - 22:00 / Thursday 20:00 - 22:00 / Sunday 14:00 - 17:00 / Home Matches start at 14:00 on Sundays