Tucson Badminton Club Hosts 2012 US Senior National Badminton Championships

May 18, 2012, 1:38 p.m. (ET)

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2012

Tucson Badminton Club Hosts 2012 U.S. Senior National Badminton Championships, May 17-20 in Tucson, Ariz.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In conjunction with Tucson Sports, the Tucson Badminton Club is hosting the 2012 United States Senior National Badminton Championships at the University of Arizona’s Student Recreation Center in Tucson, Arizona.  Competition for players aged 55 years and older started today, Thursday May 17th.  Matches for players falling in aged categories 35 years and older up 50 years of age and older will begin on Friday, May 18th.  Competition in all age groups will continue through Sunday, May 20th.

For full brackets and results from the 2012 United States Senior National Badminton Championships please visit:  http://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=5ADE8756-3041-4E96-9D73-758F873F9D52.

The USA Badminton Senior National Championships is an event held annually for USA Badminton members over the age of 35 years.  Competition categories include women’s singles, men’s singles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles for the following age categories: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+ 70+, 75+ and 80+.  This marks the second time in three years for the Tucson Badminton Club to host the U.S. Senior National Badminton Championships, as the club also hosted the prestigious event in 2010.

The tournament is being held at the University of Arizona Student Recreation Center at 1400 East Sixth Street, Tucson, Ariz.  85721.  For more information on the venue please visit:  www.arizona.edu/buildings/student-recreation-center.  The host hotel for the event is the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park at 445 South Alvernon Way, Tucson, Ariz.  85711.

A reception will be held Friday night, May 18th where participants can enjoy a delightful southwestern dining experience where they can wear their cowboy hat and boots.  The evening will feature live cowboy gun fights and a train ride around a western village.

For more information, please contact Cecil Bleiker, NGB Media Services Director for USA Badminton at 719-330-2062.  This press release is also available on the USOC’s media specific website at PRESSBOX.TEAMUSA.ORG.