Updated: March 18, 2020

Date: Wednesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 9, 2020
Location: Raymond Cultural Hall - 2 N 200 West
Time:  TBD

Printable Rules


Events and Age Groups:

All ages as of December 31 of current year


Under 14 Years                                                                     Under 16 Years

(13 years old & younger in current year)                  (15 years old & younger in current year)

Boys and Girls Singles                                                        Boys and Girls Singles

Boys and Girls Doubles                                                       Boys and Girls Doubles

Mixed Doubles                                                                       Mixed Doubles


Under 18 Years                                                                       Open

(17 years old & younger in current year)                   (Any Age)

Boys and Girls Singles                                                           Boys and Girls Singles Boys

Boys and Girls Doubles                                                          Boys and Girls Doubles

Mixed Doubles                                                                          Mixed Doubles


Regional Representation:

Two (2) singles player per gender and age group, per region.

Two (2) doubles and mixed doubles teams per gender and age group, per region.



Round robin with playoffs for medals as needed, determined by the number of competitors.

Note: Any event may be pooled depending on participant numbers.


Rules and Regulations:

1. Rules to be governed by the Badminton World Federation.

2. All participants must be present at least 30 minutes prior to the event starting time indicated on the schedule.

3. Every athlete must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.

4. The Southern Alberta Summer Games has a Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy. If a competitor, coach, parent, or spectator is abusive in any way towards officials, other competitors, or volunteers, they will immediately be ejected from the competition.

5. Green Band nylon shuttles will be used in all events.

6. Players must supply their own rackets, shoes, and appropriate clothing.

7. All events will be round robin format (depending on the number of participants).

8. Round robin play will be best of three games to twenty one (21) points.

9. The Host Community Sport Chair reserves the right to change the tournament format to accommodate the number of participants.


Scoring System

Rally point scoring system to be used for all matches, singles and doubles.

  1. A match shall consist of the best of three games, unless otherwise arranged.
  2. A game shall be won by the side which first scores 21 points
  3. Every time there is a serve - there is a point scored.
  4. The side winning a rally shall add a point to its score. A side shall win a rally, if the opposing side commits a ‘fault’ or the shuttle ceases to be in play because it touches the surface of the court inside the opponent’s court.
  5. If the score becomes 20-all, the side which gains a two point lead first, shall win that game.
  6. If the score becomes 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point shall win that game.
  7. The side winning a game shall serve first in the next game.


  1. At the beginning of the game (0-0) and when the server’s score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When the server’s score is odd, the server serves from the left service court.
  2. If the server wins a rally, the server scores a point and then serves again from the alternate service court.
  3. If the receiver wins a rally, the receiver scores a point and becomes the new server. They serve from the appropriate service court - left if their score is odd, and right if it is even.  


  1. A side has only one ‘service’.
  2. At the beginning of the game and when the score is even, the server serves from the right service court. When it is odd, the server serves from the left court.
  3. If the serving side wins a rally, the serving side scores a point and the same server serves again from the alternate service court.
  4. If the receiving side wins a rally, the receiving side scores a point. The receiving side becomes the new serving side.
  5. The players do not change their respective service courts until they win a point when their side is serving.
  6. If players commit an error in the service court, the error is corrected when the mistake is discovered.  

Tie-Breaking Procedure

  1. If 2 players are tied, results of the head-to-head match will determine who advances.
  2. If 3 players are tied, ties will be broken using games for and against, followed by points for and against if necessary. If still tied, draw name to receive bye, other two teams play single game with winner to play the bye team to determine placing.
  3. Playoff round will be best 3 out of 3 games to 21.
    • 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3, followed by bronze match and gold medal match.
  4. In pooled events, the top two players/teams will cross over.


Registration Deadline:


Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.  

No late registrations will be accepted.

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.