Badminton – Rules & Regulations

  • If there are 6 or more entries in the event, the event format will be Elimination 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
  • 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, the player will be 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 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 referred to as ‘Walk’. In this situation, if the player loses the 2nd round, the player is no longer eligible for the Consolation bracket
  • 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 2 or less 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)
  • The tournament director reserves the rights to change any rules without prior notice

Open, B, C, D, and E Events

  • Participant cannot jump flights. Playing in Open and C, Open and D, Open and E, B and D, B and E, C and E are not allowed
  • Open, B, C, D, and E events are open to all ages. Please register according to your skill levels. In general, Open 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 Open, B, C, D, and E events. In such case, please register according to the Open, B, C, D, and 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 Open, B, C, D, and E events. In such case, please register according to the Open, B, C, D, and E events regulations and skill level

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