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Postby carrie » Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:50 pm

Hi lena
I've just read you last message again...properly! only just realised what a pm is...i think....but I don't think I got it. Don't think I'm really sure how that works. Maybe its a computer class I need not badminton :-) Carrie

Oh and I didn't think you were being weird in what you asked...I just thought you were being kind and trying to help...and thanks for that
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Postby Bananiot » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:21 pm

This is the official Cyprus Badminton Federation site:

http://www.cyprusbadminton.com/

Badminton in Cyprus centres around Nicosia but there is a club in Pahos, called "Emba Badminton Club" where expatriates play mainly. If you would like to come to nicosia we will be more than happy to accommodate you for some matches.
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Postby Bananiot » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:31 pm

Forgot to mention, the 2 badminton courts advertised by Phaeton, are ... open air!
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Postby carrie » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:25 pm

thanks for the website link Bananiot....very interesting especially the history of how badminton started in cyprus....maybe I should ask the muktar if we can make a badminton court in the community board office....omly kidding its not big enough to swing a cat!!

we would love to come to Nicosia and play sometime but its just too far on a regular basis. I'm really ashamed to admit that I havn't been to Nicosia in 15 years of visiting cyprus (13 for holidays twice a year and 2 years of going backwards and forwards every second month). I spend my working life travelling all over and I just love to stay put whenever I can. but it would be good to do this sometime in the future if we have to go to Nicosia

I'm a bit confused....does the Emba club play in Paphos or Nicosia??? We live very near to Emba... If I was fitter, I could run there...ha ha

I am gutted to hear that these hotel courts are outdoors....how on earth can one play badminton outdoors????...with the breeze I mean. Or is this normal in Cyprus...a different technique or shuttle or something
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Postby Bananiot » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:42 pm

"Emba Badminton Club" is in Paphos, obviously. My friend Davy Rodgers (from N. Ireland) is trying hard to start another club and he is hoping to get the consent of a local headmaster to use the gym of a school. But, as I said, if ever you want to come to Nicosia, just send me a PM.

The Phaeton hotel is offering badminton hoping to entice Scandinavians, I presume, just like a number of hotels in the Protaras area. Obviously, you cannot play outdoors but in France, I heard, are working on a formula to start beach badminton going, using glass walls. An expensive project probably but it would lead to an exciting game, if they can make it viable.
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Postby LENA » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:13 am

Bananiot wrote:This is the official Cyprus Badminton Federation site:

http://www.cyprusbadminton.com/

Badminton in Cyprus centres around Nicosia but there is a club in Pahos, called "Emba Badminton Club" where expatriates play mainly. If you would like to come to nicosia we will be more than happy to accommodate you for some matches.


Bananiot??? Are you a coach in that Badminton Federation? Is Dimitris still around? The other 3 of them I know gave up with it for several reasons.
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Postby carrie » Mon Nov 19, 2007 3:17 am

thanks bananiot. used the info and seems the the emba club plays at apostle andreas gym in emba....almost next door! We will be 'in the sun' on tuesday so will check it out and look for your friend Davy. thanks for your help everyone.....and phoenix will let you know the score when we know something and hope to see you february.
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Postby Bananiot » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:34 am

Demetris who Lena? We have had a number of Demetris's over the years?
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Postby LENA » Mon Nov 19, 2007 2:16 pm

Bananiot wrote:Demetris who Lena? We have had a number of Demetris's over the years?


I better not write his surname in here...the blond guy 23 years old tall...

I told you that your face ring a bell to me for some reason :lol:
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Postby Bananiot » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:20 pm

Okay, Demetris Kyprianou, he is the current champion of Cyprus. He is studying in Prague at the moment. A very strong player. He did very well at the World Championships in Glasgow last June.
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