Event Guide


Competitors must register before their first match on the day of competition, and collect their match scorecard. Competitors who do not register, and do not show for their first match, will be withdrawn. Competitors may be required to provide a valid student identification card at registration to confirm their eligibility.

Registration is located at Event Control on the first floor balcony in the Netball Hall. Registration opens one hour before competition starts (09:30 on Friday 14 February). Competitors should allow time to register before competing and are encouraged to register as soon as they arrive at the venue.

Registration Times

Please note that the numbers refer to the match number, not the player number.




10.30AM           MATCHES         MS # 1-16        

11.00AM           MATCHES         MS # 17-32      

11.30AM           MATCHES         MS # 33-48      

12.00                  MATCHES         MS # 49-64                    


1.30PM              MATCHES         WS # 1-15        

2.00PM              MATCHES         WS # 16-30      

2.30PM              MATCHES         WS # 31-53      

3.00PM              MATCHES         WS # 54-75      

3.30PM              MATCHES         WS # 76-91

4.00PM              MATCHES         WS # 92-101    Mx # 1-8                         

4.30PM              MATCHES         Mx # 9-14

5.00PM              MATCHES         MX # 15-32      

5.30PM              MATCHES         MX # 33-50      

6.00PM              MATCHES         MX # 51-69      

6.30PM              MATCHES         MX # 70-85

7.00PM              MATCHES         MX # 86-96      




Matches written in this format refer to the part of the draw at which the seeded players enter.


8.45AM             MATCHES         WD # 1-27                                                   MS # 1-4           

9.30AM             MATCHES         WD # 28-49                                                 MS # 5-8           

10.00AM           MATCHES         WD # 50-69                                                 MS # 9-12        

10.30AM           MATCHES         WD # 70-81                                                 MS # 13-16      

11.00AM           MATCHES         WD # 82-95

11.30AM           MATCHES         WD # 89-96      MD # 1-6

12.00                  MATCHES         MD # 7-15        

12.30PM           MATCHES         MD # 16-30     

1.00PM              MATCHES         MD # 31-33                                                 WD # 1-12

1.30PM              MATCHES         MD # 34-45                                                 WD # 13-16     

2.00PM              MATCHES         MD # 46-65     

2.30PM              MATCHES         MD # 66-73                                                 WS # 1-8          

3.00PM              MATCHES         MD # 74-85                                                 WS # 9-12        

3.30PM              MATCHES         MD # 86-97                                                 WS # 13-16      

4.00PM              MATCHES         MD # 98-106                                                            

4.30PM              MATCHES        

5.00PM              MATCHES         MX remaining matches up to # 112              MD # 1-8

5.30PM              MATCHES                                                                                 MD # 9-16          

6.00PM              MATCHES                                                                                 MX # 1-12

6.30PM              MATCHES                                                                                 MX # 13-16





9.00AM             MENS DOUBLES                                                                     MD # 17-24


9.45AM             WOMENS DOUBLES                                                              WD # 17-24




12.30                  SEMI-FINALS OF ALL EVENTS


The finals will start at approximately 2.30pm             




The draw for the competition will be available on Friday 14 February at the venue.

The competition is run using a straight knockout format. There are no group stages.


The following competition start times are correct at the time of issue. There are subject to change. Competitors are advised to register in advance of the competition start time listed below:

Mens Singles  Friday 10.30am       

Mens Singles Seeds    Saturday 8.45am

Womens Singles Friday 1.30am 

Womens Singles Seeds   Saturday 2.30pm

Mixed Doubles    Friday 4.00pm 

Mixed Doubles Seeds   Saturday 6.00pm

Womens Doubles Saturday 8.45am

Womens Doubles Seeds Saturday1.00pm

Mens Doubles Saturday 11.30am

Mens Doubles Seeds Saturday 5.00pm

Due to the large scale of the competition matches will start immediately once the previous match has been completed. Competitors will be called to the control desk before their game where they must wait for a court to be free, competitors must be ready to take to the court as soon as the previous match finishes, having checked the TV screens for their court allocation.

Competitors will receive a maximum knock-up time of two minutes before each match. Competitors who are not ready to take to the court quickly may risk losing this time allocation.



Rules and Regulations

All BUCS badminton competitions are governed in accordance with the National Governing Body rules and regulations, unless superseded by a BUCS rule or regulation.

The BUCS Tournament Referee has the final decision in all sporting competition matters. This includes any rulings or disputes not covered by regulations and the speed of shuttles used.

Competitors not on court within 5 minutes of their match being announced will forfeit the match.

Clothing and Equipment

Regulation clothing should be worn during matches, including clean rubber or similar soled footwear (non-marking). Doubles pairings are required to wear matching coloured clothing during matches i.e. shirts and shorts must match the same colour and style as their playing partner.


Competitors must provide their own equipment. BUCS will provide shuttles. BUCS cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to an individual’s possessions left in the venue.

All equipment bags should be left in the bag store located next to the entrance to the Netball Hall. Due to space restrictions competitors are encouraged to only bring essential items into the venue.

Any equipment bags taken into the seating area in the Basketball Hall will be removed by security.


In Rounds 1-3, play shall be continuous from the first service until the end of the match. There shall be no intervals: when a side reaches 11 points in a game, between the first and second games, and between the second and third games.

From Round 4 onwards coaching and intervals will be allowed.


Finals will take place on Sunday 16 February from 15:00. Competitors not competing in the finals are encouraged to stay and watch the action from the bleacher seating in the Netball Hall and support the competition. The finals are estimated to finish by 19:00. The presentation of trophies and medals will take place following the conclusion of the finals. Timings are subject to change.

Scoring and Results

Results and the draw will be available on the Badminton England Tournament Software webpage.

Results will be available on the BUCS event webpage after the event.


If you need to make changes to your entries, please come to the desk at the following times:


11.00 am

2.00 pm

6.00 pm



9.30 am

11.00 am

2.00 pm

Accepted entry list can be found here. Please ensure you check all details including pairings and correct well in advance if necessary. Please note, entries have been accepted into all categories with the exception of Mens Singles where a reserve list is in place.