About Us

The Hamilton & District Badminton Association (H&DBA) is an independent Badminton Association (not a badminton club) – run by volunteers. These volunteers are from several badminton groups within our area.

The Hamilton & District Badminton Association encompasses the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (including Ancaster, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Waterdown/Flamborough); Halton Region (Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Acton, Georgetown, etc.); Town of Grimsby (as well as Beamsville and Vineland); Brant County (Brantford, Paris, etc.); Norfolk & Haldimand (Simcoe, Hagersville, Waterford, Caledonia, Ohsweken, etc.) Counties.

The H&DBA is very unique for a number of reasons:
~ It is a community group that welcomes all levels of badminton players.
~ It has no membership fees or dues.
~ It organizes two annual community oriented tournaments that are run on a not-for-profit basis.
~ It maintains this website in order to provide information about local badminton organizations as well as other badminton related info.

For the Hamilton & District area, our Championships (H&DBC) represent a historic badminton tradition for a variety of reasons including:
~Since 1930, thousands of people (youth, adults and seniors) have played in our Championships.
~The H&DBC is the second oldest badminton Championships in the Province of Ontario.
~The H&DBC is a four level event.
~All skill levels, beginners to tournament level players, are welcomed.
~High School students can participate representing either themselves or as part of their school team.  The H&DBA awards the High School Participation Trophy to the school that collects the most points.

Some Other Great Reasons to Play at the Hamilton & District Badminton Championships

At the Draw Meeting, our objective is to place everyone in the draw so that you (by the third match) end up in a division that best reflects your skill level. That extra work on our part, greatly increases the chance for everyone to be competitive.

For the top players in our area, it provides the opportunity to show your great skills at ‘home’ and be recognized with your names on our historic trophies. (Note that our trophies are on display in a permanent trophy case at McMaster University – Braley Centre Sports Hall for public viewing.)

By playing in this tournament, you become part of our area’s rich badminton history.  You also get to meet new players, socialize and develop friendships/rivalries as well as having the possibility of earning some bragging rights.

For the Young-At-Heart

There is a Masters tournament as well.  The David and Barbara Waddell Masters  Badminton Championships (35+) has a separate date and venue from the main Championships. This tournament is smaller and more relaxed.  Each year, registration details will be posted on this website.

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