Rod Fayant sits in the Selkirk College gymnasium where badminton will take place.

Badminton set for Selkirk College gym

More than 100 participants are expected to play badminton in the BC Seniors Games in August.

More than 100 participants are expected to play badminton in the BC Seniors Games in August.

Rod Fayant, badminton chair for the games, said six courts will be set up in the gym at Selkirk College.

The bleachers will be set up for people to come and watch, and there will be a concession for snacks.

The format will be double-knockout, with categories of male, female and mixed doubles.

Fayant said he doesn’t have the final count of athletes yet, but he expects to have a precise figure in the next couple of weeks.

“I think a lot of this comes down to depending on the numbers,” he said.

As the West Kootenay is a little out of the way for athletes from the coast, Fayant said he thinks that might hurt their numbers a little bit, but they won’t be able to tell until final registrations come in.

Players will score individually but points will go towards their zones.

Fayant said the action out of the local players should be great, with one of the best players in Canada coming from Nelson.

Currently, the zone is practising twice a week in Castlegar.

“We generally play here on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” he said. “We have a good club here and we’re looking forward to it.”

Although not all the details are finalized, Fayant said they definitely need more volunteers.

“There’s lots of jobs,” he said, including handing out birdies, organizing players, directing parking, keeping score and watching the courts. For more information or to volunteer, visit:

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