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BAD i The BUCS Badminton Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the Badminton England Regulations for Tournaments. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

BAD ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

BAD iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the Badminton England Regulations for Tournaments, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

BAD iv In the event that the BUCS general regulations contradict those of the Badminton England Regulations for Tournaments, the BUCS general regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.


BAD 1 Championships BUCS will host annually the following Championships:

BAD 1.1 Individual Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

BAD 1.2 Team Championships The programme shall include leagues and knockout competitions as per BUCS general regulations, Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’) and Appendix 10 (‘BUCS Promotion, Relegation and Knockout Information’).

BAD 2 Dispute at events In line with REG 4.6.3, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Badminton shall comprise of the Tournament Director and a BUCS Staff Member.


Individual Championships

BAD 3 Tournament structure and entries See Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’) for all competitions offered as part of the BUCS Badminton Individual Championships. All competition specific event information will be available in the event entry information and pre-event information.


Team Championships

BAD 4 There shall be separate Team Championships for Men and Women.

BAD 5 Match format Each match shall consist of 4 doubles rubbers and 4 singles rubbers.

BAD 5.1 Fixtures within the Scottish Conference (Tier 1 and below), will be a mixed format as follows:

-    2 Men’s Singles
-    2 Women’s Singles
-    2 Men’s Doubles
-    2 Women’s Doubles
-    4 Mixed Doubles

BAD 5.1.1 Results will be extracted from the Men’s singles and doubles, and the Women’s singles and doubles, to provide the respective Men’s and Women’s Scottish Conference representatives for the knockout competitions.

BAD 6 Fixture administration and arrangements

BAD 6.1 Court bookings

BAD 6.1.1 A minimum of 2 Courts for 3 hours MUST be provided for all league and knockout fixtures.

BAD 6.1.1.1 For league fixtures within the Scottish Conference (Tier 1 and below) a minimum of 4 Courts for 3 hours MUST be provided.

BAD 6.1.2 Failure to book the minimum prescribed above will result in the home team forfeiting any rubbers not completed should the match not be finished.

BAD 6.1.3 The court specifications are specified by the BWF (Badminton World Federation) Laws of Badminton as well as the design guidelines published by Sport England and Badminton England.

BAD 6.2 Order of play The order of play for each match shall be as follows (home team placings first):

-    Singles    1 v 2
-    Singles    2 v 1
-    Doubles    1 v 2
-    Doubles    2 v 1
-    Singles    1 v 1
-    Singles    2 v 2
-    Doubles    1 v 1
-    Doubles    2 v 2

BAD 6.3 Players

BAD 6.3.1 Teams shall consist of 6 players, competing as 2 singles players and 2 doubles pairs. A player cannot play singles and doubles during the same match.

BAD 6.3.2 The singles players and doubles pairs shall both be ranked 1, 2 in order of playing strength. The singles players shall play both singles players of the opposing team. The doubles pairs shall play both doubles pairs of the opposing team.

BAD 7 Team selection/Ranking lists

BAD 7.1 All Premier League institutions must submit the names of 4 first team players who are unable to play below the first team, no later than the deadline in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document. Failure to submit this information will result in sanctions being imposed as outlined in the BUCS Sport Specific Affiliations Document and the possibility of further disciplinary action. This ranking information will be available on the BUCS Badminton pages on the website for ease of reference.

BAD 7.1.1 Players included on the BUCS Badminton ranking list may only play for the first team and not in any lower tiered teams.

BAD 7.1.2 Players not included on the BUCS Badminton ranking list may play in the first team, providing adherence to REG 7.1.

BAD 7.1.3 Teams found to be attempting to manipulate the rankings will face disciplinary action under REG 15.

BAD 8 Scoring system

BAD 8.1 The BWF (Badminton World Federation) Laws of Badminton shall be used including the Rally Point Scoring System, except as stated below:

BAD 8.1.1 Each match shall be the best of 3 games of 21 points except that if the score reaches 20-20 the winner is then the player/pair with 2 clear points or whose score reaches 30 first.

BAD 8.1.2 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, NOR between the first and second games, NOR between the second and third games.

BAD 8.1.3 Only when the shuttle is not in play, shall a player be permitted to receive advice during a match.

BAD 8.2 The team winning the majority of rubbers shall be the match winner.

BAD 8.3 In the event of a tie on rubbers in a league fixture, each team shall be awarded 1 league point and the match shall be considered a draw.

BAD 8.4 In the event of a draw in a knockout fixture, the winner shall be determined as follows:

BAD 8.4.1 The team winning the highest number of games. If a tie still results;

BAD 8.4.2 The team with the greatest difference between points won and points lost. If a tie still results;

BAD 8.4.3 The team winning the highest number of games in the 1v1 singles and 1v1 doubles rubbers. If a tie still results;

BAD 8.4.4 The team with the greatest difference between points won and points lost in 1v1 singles and 1v1 doubles rubbers. If a tie still results;

BAD 8.4.5 The BUCS office will toss a coin to decide the outcome of a fixture.

BAD 8.4.6 In the event of a rubber having to be conceded through injury, the points already won by both teams will stand, with the team that did not concede also gaining the points that they would need to win the rubber.

BAD 9 Scorecards Institutions are required to maintain accurate records* of the matches played by their teams in case of a tie on points within a league which requires additional score information to that on BUCScore. In such circumstances, the BUCS office will contact the relevant institutions for details of all their league matches in order to separate the teams. These matches should be recorded on official governing body scorecards/scoresheets.

* ‘Accurate records’ are taken to mean precise details of all aspects of the fixture including rubbers, games and points; won and lost.

BAD 10 Incomplete fixtures

BAD 10.1 In the event of a fixture being incomplete due to a late start, with a team at fault, their opposition may claim any rubbers not completed or unplayed.

BAD 10.2 In the event of a fixture being incomplete due to an institution booking insufficient court time, their opposition may claim any rubbers not completed or unplayed.

BAD 11 Shuttlecocks An appropriate number of new, tournament quality feather shuttlecocks of the correct speed must be supplied by the home team for use in all matches.

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