Judy Devlin Fund

Winchester, MA Badminton Club

Here is the latest info updated 20-Nov-13.

The first night of the current Fall 2013 Season was Tuesday 17-Sep-13. The remaining nights of the current season are Nov 26; Dec 3,10,17.

It is known that in the Spring 2014 Season, there will be no badminton on 18-Feb-14, 22-Apr-14, and 3-Jun-14. These are the likely dates of play in that season: Jan 7,14,21,28; Feb 4,11,25; Mar 4,11,18,25; Apr 1,8,15,29; May 6,13,20,27, Jun 10. The cost is $150 for 18 playing dates. If there are extra dates, they are $10 each.

The Winchester Badminton Club meets for open play on Tuesdays during the school year at the McCall School Gym in Winchester, MA from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., unless a special night is scheduled. This activity is open to all adults (age 18 and older) with game-playing skills.

High attendance is expected as the season begins, and attendance at the end of last season had been very high, and therefore walk-in playing times are being limited. The latest time for a walk-in is 8:15 p.m. A walk-in is welcome to start between 6:45 and 8:15, but at 8:15 you must stop. Then at 9:20, walk-in play can resume. If you choose to play for the first 1.5 hours, the fee is $8; bring exact change or be prepared to get no change.

Fall 2013 Season passes for open play on Tuesdays are sold out. In December, Elaine will collect checks for the first 2014 Season. The current season pass players will have first refusal for the new 2014 Season passes, and unless some players drop out, there will not be any available for new people. The season fee will not be known until playing dates are settled, but it will be about $150-175. If you wish to get onto the waiting list, send your full name, address, gender, phone number, email address. and past playing experience to Elaine. Be sure to tell her this is for the Winchester Club. Elaine's email address is elainegam@rcn.com, or call her at 781-646-8681 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.). Sending incomplete information will not hold a space. As of 28-Aug-13, there are 4 players waiting for a season pass.

Fees for season passes are NOT refundable, and previously-paid walk-in fees cannot be credited towards season pass fees.

Passes are issued per season, and the fee is a "season fee", not based upon a certain number of nights. In the event that there are skipped nights due to weather or an unplanned school event, there will be an attempt made to schedule make-up nights. However, such make-up nights cannot be guaranteed.

If you want to get onto the waiting list for a season pass, please email Elaine immediately with your name, gender, home address, phone number, and past playing experience. Be sure to tell her this is for the Winchester Club. Elaine's email address is: elainegam@rcn.com or call Elaine at 781-646-8681 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m.).

These are walk-in rules which be relevant when play continues in September...

On Tuesdays, walk-in attendance at the McCall Gym is welcome to start between 6:50 to 8:15 p.m.; however, if there are 70% of the club members playing at 8:15 p.m., you must stop playing. Then at 9:20 p.m., walk-in play can resume (fee $15). Or you may choose to play for the just the first 1.5 hours then quit for the night (fee $8). Bring exact change or be prepared to get no change.