Entry information

Dates and Costs

Entries open on Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 11:59pm.

Entries for students/competitiors closes on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 11:59pm.
Students must comply to this deadline. 

Institution Administrators must approve their entries by Thursday 30 January 2020 at 11:59pm. This give them 48 hours to approve their entrants. 

This event will not have staged entries. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Entry Costs

  • Singles: £32
  • Doubles: £44.75

Entry Allowance

Each institution is allowed one guaranteed entry into Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles competitions.

Each institution may submit an additional two non-guaranteed entries per competition.
Non-guaranteed entries may be accepted for each competition following the entry closing date if the competition allows.

Each competition draw is limited to 128 competitors at the start of Round 1 (excluding the top 16 seeded competitors). Seeded competitors will join the competition at Round 4.

Consultation and seeding of the additional entries accepted into the competition will be taken with the BUCS Badminton Sport Advisory Group (SAG).


Insititutions may submit a list of up to 10 reserves (5 men and 5 women) which may be used should withdrawals occurs in advance of the competition beginning.

These people must enter on BUCS Play into the reserve section and be confirmed by the university admin before the closing date.

There is no cost for submitting a reserve. Insitutions are encouraged to fully utilise the submission of a reserve list. 

Competition Format

All competitions are run using a straight knockout stage. 

Specific competition start times for all competitions will be published in the event guide. 

Seeding and Draw

The seeding of competitors and draw will be made under the supervision of a neutral referee.

Institutions should include details of competitor’s past performances for the guidance of the referee in making the draw, which will be made according to the international draw system (adapted).

Where possible competitors from the same institution will be placed in different quarters of the draw.

Ranking points

Competitors who provide a Badminton England Membership Number are able to receive ranking points.

Withdrawals and Changes

Institutions can make changes to their entries through BUCS Play until the entry closing date.

Changes, including withdrawals, after the entry closing date, must be made in writing by an athletic union or students’ union. They must also be e-mailed  to the BUCS Event Manager, where the information is outlined in the response. 

Withdrawals after the entry closing date will still be charged the entry fee. Withdrawal of a competitor does not guarantee a replacement into the competition. Appropriate replacements due to withdrawals will be selected based on the competitor’s information provided with their entry.

Institutions can only make changes to their entries from competitors listed as guaranteed, non-guaranteed, or on the reserve lists. The reserve lists must be entered via BUCS Play before the entry closing date.

Competitors who do not withdraw, and do not register at the venue, will be classified as a ‘no-show’ and charged the entry fee and an additional £20 fine payable by the competitor’s athletic union or students’ union