MORE than 300 women from around Australia and New Zealand will descend on Ballarat for the Australasian Daytime Ladies Badminton Championships.
The week-long tournament, which starts tomorrow, is hosted by the Ballarat Badminton Association, which won its bid for the rights last year.
This year’s titles mark the 31st anniversary of the competition, which had humble beginnings in 1983 when just eight teams took place.
In 2013, a staggering 59 teams have entered.
Organiser Rhonda Cator said the championships – known as the Jamboree – featured daily competition as well as a range of social gatherings, including a dinner dance at Bray Raceway on Wednesday night.
“It’s a ladies daytime competition so anyone that plays in a social or ladies competition in their association is eligible,” Cator said.
“It’s very social but we have got teams graded.
“Everyone is out there trying to give it their best and we will have winners and losers at the end of the day.”
Competition for the Jamboree kicks-off tomorrow, with the official opening ceremony to be held on Monday.