THE 2020 CANADIAN MASTERS BADMINTON TOURNAMENT – 72 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

(Records compiled and produced by Margaret Thom & Claire Bowyer)
See www.mastersbadminton.ca

The Canadian Masters Badminton Championships began as the “Seniors” events (age 40+) that were held in conjunction with the Canadian Closed Championship from 1948 until 1974.  Only Senior Men’s Doubles was initial offered a with additional events added as follows:

1971     Senior Women’s Doubles
1972     Senior Mixed Doubles
1974     Senior Men’s Singles

1975     Under the guidance of Mac Tessier of Quebec, the “Seniors and Masters” tournament (also termed the “Unforgettables”) began as a separate tournament and was opened to international competitors.  The following is the sequence of the development of the new era of the tournament

1975     Seniors (40+) Women’s Singles was added so all five events were played
1975     Masters (50+) New age category added with all five events
1981     Grand Masters (60+) New age category added
1986     Junior Vets (35+) New age category added
1986     Golden Masters (65+) New age category added

1990     Badminton Canada replaced all the original trophies, including the one originating in 1948 owing to the difficulty in transporting the trophies to the tournament locations reach year.  Donations were solicited for the new plaques.

1992     Another new age category was added (70+ and with the potential for additional age categories to be added in the future, it was decided to officially rename the tournament “The Masters” and to designate the events by numeric reference.  The word descriptions for the individual age categories were eliminated.

1992     70+ New age category added
1992     Tournament name officially becomes “The Masters”
1995     45+, 55+, 75+ Three new age categories were added. The three new age categories were included in the 1995 tournament but could not be included by the 1996 your name as the additional categories were not officially in place when the Host Committee originally bid for the tournament.

2002     80+ New age category added
2017     85+ New age category, but not contested
2017     30-40+ Youngest category (35+) was expanded to include players aged 30+

2018 to present    The Canadian Master Tournament now includes a total of eleven age categories with the youngest one being 30+, followed by ten age categories in five year increments from 40+ to 85+.  All five events, Men’s Singles, Women’s Single’s, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles, are offered in each category.  The tournament is played over six days with three evening social events including an opening reception, a mid-week informal social and a closing banquet.

SHIELDS

In 1990, Badminton Canada replaced all the tournament trophies including the one originating in 1948 with shields.  This was due to the difficulty in transporting trophies to the tournament location each year.  Donations were solicited for the new plaques.  Each shield hold the names of the singles, doubles and mixed doubles winners for each age category.

CATEGORY AGE NAME OF AWARD     YEAR DONATED AND DONOR

30+ | formerly 35+prior to 2017

Manitoba Badminton Association 1990 Manitoba Badminton Association, Winnipeg, MB
40+ The Hollyburn Club Award 1990 Hollyburn Badminton Club, West Vancouver, BC
45+ Ingall Award 1997 Pauline Ingall, Edmonton AB In Memory of her husband Alf
50+  Darrell Thompson Award 1990 Rolf Paterson, Vancouver, BC
55+  P.S. “Damon” Chawla Award  1997 Friends of Damon Chawla, Montreal, QC
60+ Jack Purcell Award    1990 Toronto & District Badminton Association, Toronto, ON
65+ The Ken Grierson Award 1990 The Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton, AB
70+ The Barry Ursell Award 1993 Barry Ursell, Winnipeg, MB
75+  The William Robert Parkes Award Parkes Family, London, ON
80+  McGuinness – Paynter Award  2002 John McGuinness & Henry O. Paynter, Kelowna, BC
85+      2018 Canadian Masters Badminton Association Members
VENUES Mac Tessier Award 2002 Ottawa – Host Committee for 2002 Masters
DISTANCE  Furthest Travelled Player   2005 – Shigeko Aoki

FAIR PLAY AWARDS 

Male: In Honor of Henry Paynter Sr

Female: In Honor of Dorothy Tinline

2006 Canadian Masters Badminton Association Members

FAIR PLAY AWARDS

The Fair Play Awards were first introduced at the Canadian Masters Tournament in 2006.  The plaque recognizes the female recipient in honour of Dorothy Tinline and the male recipient in memory of Henry Paynter Sr.  Each year the Technical Officials choose the best recipients and present the award at the closing banquet.

YEAR HOST CITY FEMALE RECIPIENT MALE RECIPIENT
2019 Quebec City, QC   Sam Wadsworth, BC
2018 Vancouver, BC Lyndsay Thomson, BC Jose Arsenault, QC
2017 Winnipeg, MB Renee Kunka, MB    Andrey Golikov, USA
2016 Halifax, NS Andrea Weiss, USA  Ian Bishop, ON
2015 Edmonton, AB Marti Reed, USA  Mike Britten, BC
2014 Burlington, ON Karen Torstenson, AB    Keith Priestman, ON
2013 Richmond, BC Andrea Weiss, USA  Randy Belanger, BC
2012 Quebec City, QC Lyn Polson, BC Ernest Nketiah, ON
2011 Stratford, On Denise Vines, BC  Glenn Prevoe, ON
2010 Kelowna, BC Mary Jo Randall, BC  Roy Onyschtschuk, BC
2009 Ottawa, ON Eliana Jimenez, PERU  Mir Tahir Ishaq, PAKISTAN
2008 Calgary, AB Brenda Johnson, AB Sandro Rossi, USA
2007 Toronto, ON Shirley Thomson, NS  Joel Barnett, GREAT BRITAIN
2006 Campbell River, BC Joanne Sullivan, BC Wayne Dalin, BC

 

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