Each tie consists of 4 singles and 2 doubles matches (6 matches in total). Each match is played based on time, the winning person/pair shall be the one/s with the highest score when time is stopped. The team that wins the most matches wins the tie based on the BWF scoring system for round robin play.
Certificates will be issued for all players. All members of the winning team from each section will receive individual medals. The winning team from section 1 will also receive the team trophy to keep for the year.
All matches must be umpired. All players are expected to umpire during the day, so some knowledge of the rules is expected. The scoring system is rally point. The player who wins the rally scores a point, regardless of who served. I have enclosed a copy of our simplified rules for you reference.
All players are asked to bring their lunch and water bottles. Players’ shoes must be non-marking, bare feet is acceptable. Rackets can be supplied to players if required. Shuttles (plastic) will be supplied by Badminton North Harbour. Please have at least one adult per team to help organise the team on the day & assist with umpiring (not do it for them). Fair play and sportsmanship is expected from all schools: players, teachers & parents.
This competition relies on parents to volunteer their time on the day to drive students to and from the event. Parents need to be able to fit 4 students in their car with full seatbelts. You will be required to stay with an allocated team for the day but will not be required to umpire any games. The role of each parent is to keep an eye on the players in the team throughout the day.