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