Badminton – Rules & Regulations

  • If there are more than 5 or 6 entries in the event, the event format will be Double Eliminations (Regular bracket with Consolation). All players start from the Regular Bracket. If the player loses the 1st match in the Regular bracket, the player will automatically enter the Consolation bracket and continue to compete in Consolation. If the player loses again in the Consolation, the player will then be completely eliminated from the event. After 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, the player will be eliminated from the event. This rule is to ensure all players get to compete in at least 2 matches before they are completely eliminated from the event.
  • If there are 3 to 5 entries in the event, the event format will be Round Robin. In this case, each player will play against all other players in the event
  • If there are less then 3 entries in the event, the event will be cancelled or merged to other events
  • 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 Semi Finals and Finals, which are best of 3 games using BWF 21 points system
  • 5 minutes default
  • 2 minutes warm up
  • In all doubles 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)
  • In general, all Singles and Mixed events are on Day 1, and all Doubles events are on Day 2
  • The tournament director reserves the rights to change any rules without prior notice

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

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 register 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 between 80 and 89 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 90 events, the combined age of both players must be between 90 and 99 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 100 events, the combined age of both players must be between 100 and 109 on the day of the tournament
  • In all Senior 110 events, the combined age of both players must be over 110 on the day of the tournament
  • Senior 110 players can also register in Senior 100 and/or Senior 90 and/or Senior 80 events
  • Senior 100 players can also register in Senior 90 and/or Senior 80 events
  • Senior 90 players can also register in Senior 80 events
  • All senior players can also register 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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