A ‘Star of Hope’ charity badminton tournament co-presented by

General Information

Event Date: Summer 2023
Early Bird Deadline: TBA
Final Deadline: TBA


Venue: Synergy Badminton Academy
Address: 44380 Old Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538

EventsEarly Bird FeeRegular FeeWinner2nd Place 3rd Place
OpenTBATBACombined Cash ($TBA) +
Crystal Marble Trophy
Combined Cash ($TBA) +
Crystal Medal
Crystal Medal
U11, U13, U15, U17TBATBACrystal Medal Crystal Medal Crystal Medal
ATBATBACombined Cash ($TBA) +
Crystal Marble Trophy
Crystal MedalCrystal Medal
B, C, D, E TBATBACrystal Marble TrophyCrystal MedalCrystal Medal
S80, S90TBATBACrystal MedalCrystal MedalCrystal Medal
Please note that entry fee must be PRE-PAID by Credit Card or PayPal through the registration

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Tournament Cool-Dry Shirt


Register on or before early-bird deadline to receive 1 FREE tournament cool-dry shirt.

Limited quantity may also be available on-site for purchase on tournament days.

Silent Auction

Ends 5pm on the last day of tournament

An auction is actually going on while you are competing! You can access the bidding interface from any of the Player Kiosks on site. There are a variety of auction items that are being sold at fraction of the price! Auction ends at 5:00pm on the last day of the tournament.

Events

Open events will be ‘Single Elimination’
All other events will be ‘Elimination with Consolation’, but the tournament director has the rights to change each event format to ‘Single Elimination’ or ‘Round-Robin’ depending on the number of entries and schedule

Events Detail TBA

Events General Schedule

Day 1
Friday
Day 2
Saturday
Day 3
Sunday
MorningCheck In starts 9am
Open starts 10am
Open R64
Junior QF
Senior XD
Open SF
Junior SF
A, B, C, D, E SF
Senior MD
AfternoonJunior starts 2pm
A, B, C, D, E start 4pm
Junior R32
Open R32
A, B, C, D, E R64
Open R16
A, B, C, D, E R16
Open F
Junior F
A, B, C, D, E F
Raffle
Silent Auction
EveningJunior R16
A, B, C, D, E R32
Open QF
A, B, C, D, E QF
Open F
A, B, C, D, E F

Rules & Regulations

  • In all doubles and mixed events, participant must play with the same partner if playing in different flights
  • Please check-in at the Check-In desk before your 1st match each day
  • 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
  • Participants are allowed to register up to a maximum of 4 events
  • Tournament grade shuttlecock (minimum Yonex AS30 or equivalent) will be provided for all matches in the Open events only
  • No shuttlecock will be provided for A, B, C, D, E, Junior, and Senior events. Please bring you own tournament grade shuttlecocks (e.g Yonex AS30, Victor Master 3…etc). (In case when there is shuttlecock sponsorship, the number of free shuttlecock each player will receive is determined by the sponsor)
  • Depending on the number of entries, the event format for the Open will be Single Elimination or Round Robin, and the event format for A, B, C, D, E, Junior, and Senior will be Elimination with Consolation or Round Robin
Open
  • Open events are for all ages
  • Must be a good standing member of USAB or player’s corresponding National Badminton Association
Junior
  • U11 – must be aged 10 or under as of 12/31/2023 – born year 2013 and later
  • U13 – must be aged 12 or under as of 12/31/2023 – born year 2011, 2012, and later
  • U15 – must be aged 14 or under as of 12/31/2023 – born year 2009, 2010, and later
  • U17 – must be aged 16 or under as of 12/31/2023 – born year 2007, 2008, and later
  • U11, U13, U15, U17 can also participate in all open events (Open, A, B, C, D, E)
A, B, C, D, E
  • A, B, C, D, E events are for all ages. Please register according to your skill levels
  • A, B, C, D, E can also participate in Open
Senior
  • S80 – combined age of both players must be 80 or above as of 12/31/2023
  • S90 – combined age of both players must be 90 or above as of 12/31/2023
  • S80 can also participate in all open events (Open, A, B, C, D, E)
  • S90 can also participate in Senior 80, and all open events (Open, A, B, C, D, E)
Additional Rules & Regulations

International Players

  • If you are a Canadian or from a country that participates in the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP), in general, a visa is not required to enter the US and compete in this tournament. But please consult with your local US consulate to confirm
  • If you are not a Canadian and your country does not participate in the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you will need to apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa in order to enter the US and compete in this tournament. Please contact supersmash@alittlemoresupport.org for further instruction on obtaining the required document for your visa application

Volunteer

We need your help

We gladly accept volunteer for this event. If you wish to build up your volunteer hours, please sign up. It’ll be a fun experience.

Tasks include score keep/umpire, serve & line judge, photography, setup…etc. Read more and sign up.

Nearby Hotel

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

42200 Albrae St
Fremont, CA 94538
+1 (510) 651-7373

Raffle

Rules
  • Raffle to be held on the last day of the tournament in between the Finals
  • Players will receive 1 (one) free raffle ticket each game day
  • The free raffle ticket will be issued to the players during the daily check-in
  • Additional raffle tickets can be purchased in advance or during the tournament at $2.50 each (Buy 4 get 1 free)
  • In case if the winner is not available at the time of the raffle draw, he/she will be contacted and arrange delivery
  • Raffle ticket is not transferable
  • Raffle ticket has no cash value
  • Raffle ticket cannot be redeemed for cash
Prizes

Raffle prizes TBA

Sponsors

Sponsors TBA

Food

Food Vendor TBA

Drink

Drink Vendor TBA

Snack

Snack Vendor TBA

Withdrawal

Please note that ALMS is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Per IRS policy, your registration fee for this fundraising event is classified as donation, as such, the receipt contains ALMS Federal tax ID for your tax purpose.

We are grateful for your donation and support of this event. Per IRS guideline, donation is normally nonrefundable. However, if you withdraw completely from the tournament prior to the final deadline, there is a $25 withdrawal fee. Refund will be issued using the original method of payment. Please note that a change of event does not constitute as withdrawal. No refund will be issued after the final deadline.

Tournament Director

Monica Ku
supersmash@alittlemoresupport.org

Proceeds raised in this tournament will be used to help fund various ALMS programs such as the Community Outreach program, the Lunch Money program, the Scholarship program, and the Champion of Tomorrow program.

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