Both Players of a double and mixed doubles pair have to register and pay the entry fee separately.
Junior I* - Age 11 & under with little or no previous tournament experience
Junior II* -Age 15 & 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 and Junior II divisions are for beginners who have not entered previous tournaments or have very limited tournament 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, Connecticut, 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 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 strictly 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.