Badminton

Date

Saturday June 24th & Sunday June 25th, 2017

Venue

Boston Badminton - Westborough, MA

Entry Fee

* Both players of a doubles and mixed doubles pair have to register and pay the entry fee separately *

Junior I & II:
$38 1st event/ $15 2nd event/ $15 3rd event

All other divisions:
$38 1st event/ $20 2nd event/ $20 3rd event

Entry Deadline

 June 16th, 2017

$10 late fee for entries after 6/2/2017!

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 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 24, 2017)

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

Junior II* -Age 15 & under with little or no previous tournament experience

*Open Event's are age 16 and older*

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 and Junior II 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 Men Doubles

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

Junior II Girls Singles                                                              Open D/E Women Singles 

Junior II Boys Singles                                                              Open D/E Men Singles

Junior II Doubles (Boys, Girls or Mixed)                              Open D/E Women Doubles

Open A Women Singles                                                            Open D/E Men Doubles

Open A Men Singles                                                                   Open D/E Mixed Doubles

Open A Women Doubles                                                           Master Female 45 & Older Singles

Open A Men Doubles                                                                 Master Male 50 & Older Singles

Open A Mixed Doubles                                                              Master Female 45 & Older Doubles

Open B/C Women Singles                                                        Master Male 50 & Older Doubles   

Open B/C Men Singles                                                               Master Mixed Doubles     

Open B/C Women 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

When there are more than 8 entries in Division B or D, the B/C and D/E dropdown format will be used. 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 medals will 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 Open Singles and Mixed Doubles events ( A, B, C, D, E ) and Masters Singles events will be played on Saturday, June 25th. All Junior I & II events (singles, doubles, mixed doubles), Masters Doubles and Mixed Doubles events and all Open (A,B, C, D, E) doubles will be played on Sunday, June 26th.  Should any open Singles event exceed 16 entries, the final matches will be played on Sunday, June 26th.

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

Yvonne Chern
Email: yvonne@bostonbadminton.com

 

 

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