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About Ottawa District Junior Championships

The 2018 ODBA Junior District Championships will be an Open Tournament.  This means that players from ODBA affiliated clubs, ODBA non-affiliated clubs, and even players from other districts are welcome to participate.

The ODBA Junior District Championships is funded by the non-profit corporation Ottawa District Badminton Association (ODBA).  ODBA is is a group of badminton clubs from Deep River, Brockville, Cornwall, Ottawa, Kanata, Carleton Place, Gloucester, Nepean, Pembroke, Orleans, Rockland, Petawawa, and Renfrew who are mutually interested in the sport of badminton and the promotion and enjoyment of the sport for their members via activities & contacts outside the scope of their home club.

The ODBA is the rights holder for the Ottawa District Badminton Junior Championships.  This Juniors tournament is an open badminton tournament, held annually, for participants Under 19 years old.

About Tournament Organizers

This year, the tournament will be organized by Eugene Lee, a longstanding member of the ODBA Junior Development Committee, a former ODBA Board of Director, President of the Holy Trinity Badminton Club, and volunteer coach of the Bell High School Badminton Team.  The tournament organizing committee consists of Stephane Gaumond, Fei Tam, and Thuy Pham.  Please note that the organizers are not paid or benefit financially in any way.  Please give your tournament organizers a high-five and appreciative gratitude.


About ODBA

The ODBA was formed January 10th, 1930 as a governing body to control Ottawa badminton affairs.  In the 1940's the sport of badminton suffered a severe downturn and ODBA was no different.  ODBA in effect ceased to exist until 1955 when dave Waddell put a lot of effort into reviving the sport of badminton in the region and again getting ODBA up and running.

Majority of the participants are from the Ottawa region, competing as the title holders for one of the age categories: U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19.

About RA Centre - Hosting Facility

The RA Centre Badminton Club has graciously rented the gym to the ODBA to host this championship.  The ODBA and the badminton community are very fortunate to play the highest level junior district tournament at the best badminton facility in the Ontario.

Sponsors

Thank you very much to our sponsors:

Oliver Sports - Carlos Loo