This year the process of obtaining Badminton Ontario Membership Card has changed
Badminton Ontario has posted quite detailed description on what and how to do to obtain a card, which I definitely encourage you to read in full. However, even though the list of all possible scenarios is quite big, I personally faced a few problems not mentioned there, which I’d like to share with you to make yours and Badminton Ontario lives easier:
– If you didn’t have a Badminton Ontario Membership Card before, the process of obtaining one is pretty simple. Just go onto:
and follow the steps you are prompted to make.
– If you had a Badminton Ontario Membership Card before and would like to renew it, try to log in at:
If in your “Profile” tab you do not have the option “Sport Information”, contact Badminton Ontario and ask for your profile activation. They will send you the link with details to follow.
There is a downside for this process, however. You are, basically, creating a new profile/login for yourself. Once created, the system looks for similar information about the user and links prior tournaments/events you participated in to your new profile. BUT… you are still creating a new profile and should start using this profile from now on, if you want to be able to renew your card/s and continue tracking tournaments in the same profile. The old profile will continue co-existing and, as of this moment, Badminton Ontario is still looking for a solution for this problem.
– Coaches’ membership:
You might not be able to renew your card automatically. There are a couple of options why it might not be possible:
- Your club’s representative did not submit coaches’ lists to Badminton Ontario
- You previously had a profile in Tournamentsoftware and need it to be manually activated
In both cases, you need to contact Badminton Ontario for clarification/activation.
– Competitive membership B (card for Junior B tournaments and Masters tournaments):
If you were successful with account activation, most probably, you will not have a problem with renewing this card.
– Competitive membership A (card for High Performance / Junior A tournaments):
If you didn’t have this card before, you might need to pay for Competitive membership B card first and then you will get the option of “Upgrading” to A.
It takes Badminton Ontario some time to process cards and, therefore, they encourage you to be proactive and register/renew your membership earlier in a season.
Once you completed your registration and / or renewed your membership, the card will be processed and sent to your club’s representative.
I had to personally renew all three types of memberships and faced all of the problems above. If you had additional ones and would like to share them to help others with obtaining the card, please, comment below.
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