Badminton

Date

2017 Dates to be announced

Venue

Boston Badminton - Westborough, MA

Entry Fee

 

Entry Deadline

TBA

Competition Highlights

  • Competition open to athletes from Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island
  • Addition of competitive division for D and E level players
  • Creation of additional Junior Division
  • Junior and Scholastic divisions limited to players with little or no tourament experience
  • Minimum competitor age lowered to age 8
  • New Tiered entry fee system for one, two or three events.
  • Competitor guaranteed two match minimum in each event entered 
  • Medals and award item presented to top three athletes in each event

Divisions (minimum age for all divisions is age 8  as of July 16, 2016)

Junior I* - Age 11 and and under with little or no previous tournament experience

Junior II* -Age 14 & under with little or no previous tournament experience

Scholastic* - Age 18 and under with little or no previous tournament experience

Open A - Advanced

Open B/C - Intermediate 

Open D/E - Beginner (Little to no previous tournament experience)

Female Masters - 45 and over

Male Masters - 50 and over
*The Junior I, Junior II and Scholastic divisions are for beinngers who have not entered previous tournaments or have very limited tournamernt experience. The intent of these divisions is to provide an opportunity for the novice player. The tournament director reserves the right to evaluate individual player qualifications for events entered and adjust them accordingly. Players who have tournament experience and are 18 & under should enter in the appropriate open division.

Eligibility

All athletes must meet one of the following criteria:

  • A full-time resident of Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, or Rhode Island

  • A full time student at a recognized academic institution in Massachusetts

  • A registered member of a badminton club in Massachusetts

    • If this is the only criteria an athlete meets to be eligible, he/she cannot also be a member of a non-Massachusetts badminton club

Events

Junior I Singles (Boys & Girls Together)                           Open B/C Women Singles

Junior I Doubles (Boys, Girls or Mixed)                            Open B/C Men Singles

Junior II Girls Singles                                                               Open B/C Women Doubles

Junior II Boys Singles                                                               Open B/C Men Doubles

Junior II Doubles (Boys, Girls or Mixed)                          Open B/C Mixed Doubles

Scholastic Girls Singles                                                             Open D/E Women Singles

Scholastic Boys Singles                                                             Open D/E Men Singles 

Scholastic Girls Doubles                                                           Open D/E Women Doubles

Scholastic Boys Doubles                                                           Open D/E Men Doubles

Scholastic Mixed Doubles                                                        Open D/E Mixed Doubles

Open A Women Singles                                                             Master Female 45 & Older Singles

Open A Men Singles                                                                    Master Male 50 & Older Singles

Open A Women Doubles                                                           Master Female 45 & Older Doubles

Open A Men Doubles                                                                  Master Male 50 & Older Doubles

Open A Mixed Doubles                                                              Master Mixed Doubles

The Tournament Director reserves the right to combine/cancel divisions based on entries. Tournament director reserves the right to change a players division if he/she determines that a specific player’s experience / skill warrants.

  • The Bay State Games offers singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events

  • All players can enter a maximum of three events (one single event, one doubles event, one mixed doubles event). Athletes WILL NOT be allowed to enter two of any one event (singles, doubles, mixed doubles). This rule will be stricty enforced.

  • The tournament will be formatted so all players have at least two matches per event.

  • All matches will be best of three games to 21 points with rally-point scoring.

  • A player not ready to play within ten minutes after match is called may be defaulted.

B/C and D/E Division Format

The first match of the day will determine the bracket you play in for the remainder of the competition. Winners of the first match will play in the upper bracket (B or D), the losers of the first match will play in the lower bracket (C or E) for the remainder of the competition. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medalswill be awarded to the top three finishers in the B, C, D, and E brackets. 

Schedule

The tentative Badminton schedule  is as follows. Please note this could be subject to change based on the number of entries.

All singles events (Junior I, Junior II, Scholastic, A, B, C, D, E & Masters); all mixed doubles and all doubles events for Junior I & II will be played on TBA. Should any open Singles event exceed 16 entries, the semi-final and final matches will be played on TBA.

Doubles events for Scholastic, A, B, C, D, E and Masters will be played on TBA.

State Games of America

All medalists in this event will qualify for the State Games of America in 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Tournament Director

Min Chen
Email gakidou@gmail.com 

 

 

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