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Awards

Badminton Ontario Awards Program

The Badminton Ontario Awards Gala is hosted annually to celebrate and showcase the hard working athletes, coaches, officials, clubs, and volunteers.  The following sections outline the award categories and previous recipients. 

Junior Athletes of the Year (U11/13/U15/U17/U19)

The female and male athletes of the year are chosen based on:

  • Total of best 4 results across all disciplines between September 1 and May 21 of that competitive season as per Badminton Ontario rankings (excellence);

If there is a tie, other considerations include:

  • National and International competition and results; and/or
  • Number of sanctioned events played (participation); and/or
  • Volunteer and participation in other Badminton Ontario programs and events.
SeasonU19 MaleU19 FemaleU17 MaleU17 FemaleU15 MaleU15 FemaleU13 MaleU13 FemaleU11 MaleU11 Female
2019-2020Not awardeddue toCOVID-19cancellations
2018-2019Kevin WangJacqueline CheungIvan LiRachel ChanHarold TanChloe HoangOliver ChenKatie LauZiyu JinSusanna Wang
2017-2018Brian YangTalia NgDarren ChoiJacqueline CheungVictor LaiSophia NongMichael JiChloe LeeRicky TaoErin Pan
2016-2017Brian YangKatie Ho-ShueStanley FengJacqueline CheungIvan LiRachel ChanJeffrey LiuKaty WongLiam ZhangLyric Su
2015-2016Brian YangKatie Ho-ShueKyle ToTalia NgColin JiaSharon AuVictor LaiJessica ChengDaniel LiJasmine Shi
2014-2015Jason Ho-ShueChloe RoweBrian YangKatie Ho-ShueKyle ToCatherine ChoiVictor LaiJeslyn ChowJoshua NguyenChloe Hoang

This award is given to the volunteers who have shown support for the Districts and for Badminton Ontario programs at any district, clubs, and/or provincial events.  Without these individuals, the programs we all enjoy would cease to exist.  Recipients are selected by the respective District Presidents and Association Boards. 

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2019-2020Not awardeddue toCOVID-19cancellations
2018-2019Connie BauerSuzanne LachnerCraig PerryThuy PhamMandarin Badminton ClubJulia JiaWayne Yip
2017-2018Karen WatsonChris EtheringtonJanet ParfittThuy PhamFernando DharshanaClovis McLaughlinCharles Chen
2016-2017Russ Le BlancCurt HillmanMarian ChildsLynda ChoRichard TremblayBrian Yang
2015-2016Ian FungOwen HardingPeter HausenblasThuy PhamChristopher HillsDan PronovostDebbie Tom
2014-2015Susan EbataRobin BinstedJim DuffThuy PhamLouisa TongKristina Hall

Keith Miller Memorial Award
recognizing the Official of the Year

Keith Miller was one of Canada and Ontario’s most respected officials for several decades. The International Badminton Federation, now Badminton World Federation, appointed Keith as Canada’s International Referee from the mid 80’s to 2003.

Through Keith’s leadership and guidance Ontario developed a core of officials, many of whom also went on to work at higher levels within Pan Am or Internationally. Keith was respected by all within the sport who came to know him or work with him. Many of the officials working today owe their success to Keith’s tireless training and mentorship over the years.

This award is selected by the PSO Board of Directors through nominations sent in by sanctioned tournament hosts. The award recognizes an individual official who has demonstrated a significant level of improvement in their capabilities and who have made an extraordinary contribution to Badminton Ontario programming and the sport in general throughout the year. 


Award Recipients

19/20 – not awarded due to COVID-19 cancellations
18/19 – Wayne Pon
17/18 – Mannix Ma
16/17 – William Thompson
15/16 – Ian Lagden
14/15 – Glenn Prevoe
12/13 – Robert Lau
11/12 – Teresa Prevoe

Coach Recognition Awards

Nominations for the Coaching Recognition Award may be submitted by any club or District member to Badminton Ontario at any time up to April 15th of each calendar year. Award nominations may be coach level specific based upon the unique accomplishments of the nominee. Coach awards can include (but not limited to) these categories:

  • Grassroots
  • Leadership
  • International Development
  • Legacy
  • Program Development

Nominations will be reviews by the Badminton Ontario Coaching Committee and approved by the Badminton Ontario Board of Directors. Presentation of the annual Coach Recognition Awards will be at the annual Badminton Ontario Awards evening. 

Nominations should be sent to the Chair of the Badminton Ontario Coaching Committee (Kurt Tempelmans Plat ktpathletics@gmail.com) by the above noted deadline. The Badminton Ontario Coaching Committee members who do not have conflict will review all nominations.


Previous Coach of the Year Award Recipients

19/20 – not awarded due to COVID-19 cancellations
18/19 – n/a 
17/18 – Leadership & International Development: Andrew Dabeka
16/17 – Lifetime Achievement for Coaching: Mike De Belle
16/17 – Lifetime Achievement for NCCP Course Conductor: Cindy Huras
15/16 – International Athlete Development: Jennifer Lee
15/16 – Lifetime Achievement for NCCP Course Conductor: Kim Ng 
15/16 – Grassroots Program Development Coach: Kurt Tempelmans Plat
14/15 – High Performance: Efendi Wijiya
14/15 – Grassroots: Janet Hugli
13/14 – Efendi Wijaya
12/13 – Kevin Cao
11/12 – Efendi Wijaya

Ontario Competitions Club Banner

The Badminton Ontario Club Championships Banner has been re-named to the Badminton Ontario Competition Club Banner. 

Points are accumulated by athletes on behalf of their affiliated club for each 1st, 2nd, or 3rd (or Consolation Round Winner) placing team at any Badminton Ontario sanctioned event. Players must have a valid Badminton Ontario Membership to gain points for their club. The club with the most points will receive the Ontario Competitions Banner. Badminton Ontario will be moving towards a tiered point allocation system to be more reflective of the level of play.

The baseline reference point system for placements are:
     •  Main Round 1st place team receives 100 points
     •  Main Round 2nd place team receives 75 points
     •  Main Round 3rd or Semi-finalist of Main Round receives 50 points
     •  Consolation Round winner receives 30 points

Each PROVINCIAL tournament is assigned a value which is multiplied by the baseline value. The values will be:
     •  B-Circuit tournaments: 1.0 value
     •  B Championships: 1.5 value
     •  A-Circuit tournaments: 2.0 value
     •  A Championships: 3.0 value
     •  Open tournaments: 3.0 value
     •  Masters Tournaments 1.0 value
     •  Adult Open Championships: 4.0 value
     •  Masters Championships: 1.5 value

All season Jr HP A-Circuit tournaments and Jr B-Circuit tournaments will be awarded banner points.

The 21-22 season Masters and Regional C tournaments awarded banner points will be:
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Past recipients: 

The 2019-2020 Club Competitions Banner was not awarded due to COVID-19 cancellations.

The 2018-2019 Club Competitions Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club.
The 2017- 2018 Club Competitions Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club.
The 2016-2017 Club Competitions Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club.
The 2015- 2016 Club Competitions Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club.
The 2014-2015 Club Competitions Banner was awarded to E Badminton Training Centre
The 2013-2014 Club Championship Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club
The 2012-2013 Club Championship Banner was awarded to KC Badminton Club
The 2011-2012 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2010-2011 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2009-2010 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2008-2009 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2007-2008 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2006-2007 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2005-2006 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Mandarin Badminton Club
The 2004-2005 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Lee’s Badminton Training Centre
The 2003-2004 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Lee’s Badminton Training Centre.
The 2002-2003 Club Championship Banner was awarded to Lee’s Badminton Training Centre

President’s Award

This award is presented to a volunteer who has shown support for the Badminton Ontario programs at any national and/or provincial events. This individual has dedicated countless hours to the day-to-day operation of Badminton Ontario and is a wealth of knowledge.  This individual unselfishly lends a helping hand whenever needed. 


Award Recipients

19/20 – not awarded due to COVID-19 cancellations

18/19 – Lorna Duquette
17/18 – n/a
16/17 – Teresa Prevoe
15/16 – Mala Lau
14/15 – Sylvain Coulombe
13/14 – Eduardo Gregorio

Keith Hollands Award

The Keith Hollands Award is presented annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of badminton in Ontario. Following his death in 1983, the Badminton Ontario Board of Directors instituted two different awards to honor his memory and the contributions that he made to badminton.

One was the establishment of an annual award to be given to a volunteer in Ontario who has contributed significantly to badminton in the Province within that year, the award being known as the Keith Hollands Volunteer Award. The second recognition was the establishment of the Keith Hollands Endowment, the purpose of which is to provide seed money for worthwhile badminton projects in Ontario with a recreational level bias. Projects assisted by the endowment over the last several years have included: promotional badminton posters, Badminton Enrichment clinics for grade school children, and pre-OFSAA tournaments for high school athletes.  The Keith Hollands Endowment has been incorporated into the Sport Development Fund which will continue to provide funding for the development of badminton at the grassroots level. 


Award Recipient

19/20 – not awarded due to COVID-19 cancellations

18/19 – Martha Deacon
17/18 – Pandy Chan
16/17 – Ian Moss
15/16 – Linda Lee
14/15 – Dave Kumar
13/14 – Jeffrey Sum
11/12 – Wayne King 
10/11 – Jim Duncan
09/10 – Eduardo Gregorio
08/09 – Doug Fox 

Badminton Ontario Hall of Fame

Nominations for the Hall of Fame can be submitted in one of three categories; athletics, coaches or builder candidates. Please read the criteria to find out about the selection process. Members of the Hall of Fame: