Badminton – Rules & Regulations

  • Depending the number of entries in each event, the tournament director determines the format to use in each event. Please refer to the Event Format sections below for the explanation of various formats
  • If there are 2 or less entries in the event, the event will be cancelled or merged to other events
  • 5 minutes default. When the player is fetched for a match, the player is obligated to report to the Player Kiosk within 5 minutes to obtain the scoresheet and court assignment. Failure to do so will result in the player losing the match automatically
  • 2 minutes warm up
  • In all doubles and mixed events, participant must play with the same partner if playing in different flights
  • Doubles teams must play in the flight of the higher level/ranked player
  • Each participant in a doubles event must register separately in order to be entered into the draw
  • Participants will not be allowed to start their match until all fees are paid
  • All matches are scheduled. Draws and schedule are usually posted few days before the tournament
  • No shuttlecock will be provided. Please bring you own shuttlecocks. (In case when there is shuttlecock sponsorship, the number of free shuttlecock each player will receive is determined by the sponsor)
  • Singles event is limited to maximum 64 players
  • Doubles and Mixed events are limited to maximum 64 teams
  • The tournament director reserves the rights to change any rules without prior notice
Event Format: Elimination with Consolation
  • This format applies to events that have 6 or more entries
  • All players start from the Regular bracket. If the player loses the 1st match in the Regular bracket, the player automatically enters the Consolation bracket and continues to compete in the Consolation. If the player loses again in the Consolation, the player is eliminated from the event
  • When the player wins the 1st match in the Regular bracket, the player will no longer be eligible for the Consolation round. In such case, when the player loses the next match in the Regular bracket, the player is eliminated from the event
  • In the 1st round of the Regular bracket, if the player doesn’t have an opponent, the player automatically advances to the 2nd round. This is normally referred to as ‘Bye’. In this situation, if the player loses the 2nd round, the player is still eligible for the Consolation bracket
  • In the 1st round of the Regular bracket, if the player has an opponent, but the opponent forfeits (or no show) the match, the player automatically advances to the 2nd round. This is normally referred to as ‘Walkover’. In this situation, if the player loses the 2nd round, the player is no longer eligible for the Consolation bracket
  • 1st place is awarded to the winner of the Finals in the Regular bracket
  • 2nd place is awarded to the loser of the Finals in the Regular bracket
  • 3rd place is awarded to the winner of the Finals in the Consolation bracket
  • All matches in Regular bracket are best of 3 games using BWF 21 points system
  • Consolation matches are 1 game using BWF 21 points system except Cons Semi Finals and Con Finals, which are best of 3 games using BWF 21 points system
Event Format: Single Elimination
  • This format applies to events that have 6 or more entries
  • There is no drop flight or Consolation bracket in Single Elimination
  • The player continues to advance to the next round as long as the player wins the match
  • If the player loses a match in any of the Round 64, Round 32, Round 16, or Quarter Finals, the player is eliminated from the event
  • The winners of the 2 Semi Finals matches advance to the Finals
  • The losers of the 2 Semi Finals matches advance to the Bronze Match
  • 1st place is awarded to the winner of the Finals
  • 2nd place is awarded to the loser of the Finals
  • 3rd place is awarded to the winner of the Bronze Match
  • All matches are best of 3 games using BWF 21 points system
Event Format: Round Robin
  • This format applies to events that have 3 to 5 entries
  • Each player is played against all other players in the event
  • 1st place is awarded to the player who has the most number of winning matches
  • 2nd place is awarded to the player who has the 2nd most number of winning matches
  • 3rd place is awarded to the player who has the 3rd most number of winning matches
  • In case when there is a tie of winning matches between 1st/2nd or 2nd/3rd, the point spread in each of the games will be used to determine the winner

A, B, C, D, E Events

  • Participant cannot jump flights. Playing in A and C, A and D, A and E, B and D, B and E, C and E are not allowed
  • A, B, C, D, E events are open to all ages. Please register according to your skill levels. In general, A is for the elite, training kids, and/or coaches. The skill level goes down gradually into B, C, D, and E. Level D and E are more suitable for junior and recreational players

Junior Events

  • Players must be under the age limit as of December 31st of the tournament year
  • In doubles events, both players must be under the age limit as of December 31st of the tournament year
  • All junior players can also compete in A, B, C, D, E events. In such case, please register according to the A, B, C, D, E events regulations and skill level

Senior Events

  • In all Senior 80 events, the combined age of both players must be at least 80 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 90 events, the combined age of both players must be at least 90 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 100 events, the combined age of both players must be at least 100 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 110 events, the combined age of both players must be at least 110 on the day of the tournament
  • Senior 110 players can also participate in Senior 100 and/or Senior 90 and/or Senior 80 events
  • Senior 100 players can also participate  in Senior 90 and/or Senior 80 events
  • Senior 90 players can also participate in Senior 80 events
  • All senior players can also participate in A, B, C, D, E events. In such case, please register according to the A, B, C, D, E events regulations and skill level

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