Badminton

DIRECTOR: Dave Zarco

ASSISTANTS: Steve Kearney, Jim Swaydan

COVID19 POLICY: Please refer to our COVID19 policy by clicking here

FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL:

In an effort to fulfill our mission of fostering worldwide peace, health and friendship, we are excited to announce, on our 35th anniversary, the Friendship Festival. We invite all athletes and their friends, volunteers, sponsors and community members to join us for six nights of food, fun, entertainment and friendship. The festival will provide flexibility for participants to attend at their convenience on any or all nights of what is sure to be a new favorite opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones regardless of your sport.

EVENTS:
Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

SCHEDULE:   
Sunday, Oct 2 - 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Practice at Nets on Fire)
Monday, Oct 3 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Singles)
Tuesday, Oct. 4 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Doubles)
Wednesday, Oct. 5 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Mixed Doubles)

VENUES:
Nets on Fire Facility, 1871 West Canyon View Drive, St. George, Ut 84770

DIVISIONS: 5-Year Age Brackets
Individuals / Partners: 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+, 90+, 95+, 100+
Games officials reserve the right to cancel any event or combine age divisions due to insufficient entries.

SPORT FEE:
$15 Per Event 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Early Bird Deadline (Save $20) – August 1
Final Registration Deadline – September 1

REGISTRATION RULES:
• Registration is limited to the first 160 participants. Be sure you and your partner register early
• Badminton participants may not participate in other sports scheduled during their Badminton event(s)
• Participants may enter all three events, but only once in each event
• If you need a partner in any doubles event, check PartnerFinder for a listing, by sport, of individuals looking for partners

FORMAT/RULES:
• USAB rules will govern play
• Participants must bring their own racquets
• Natural-feathered shuttlecocks will be provided
• Tournament format will be round-robin followed by single or double-elimination depending on the number of participants in the age division
• Match is best-of-three to 21, win by two, cap at 29. If score reaches 29 - All, the 30th point wins that game
• Rally scoring will be used
• Umpires and linesmen will be provided upon request
• Depending on entries, age divisions may be combined for round-robin play but will be separated for championship / medal play
• Participants must present their Games ID Badge at the venue check-in desk 30 minutes prior to their first event

MEDALS:
In each age division, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded to the top three scores in each event.