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BADMINTON

REGULATION 17

17.1  Classification

      Senior          – under 19 years of age as of September 30 of the current school year.

      Intermediate – under 16 years of age as of September 30 of the current school year.

      Junior          – under 14 years of age as of September 30 of the current school year.

17.2  Students may qualify for team and/or individual play. Once a student competes in team play, he/she shall only be eligible to participate in individual competition in the same classification.

        On the first day of competition, team championships will be declared in each classification. On the second day of competition, individual championships will be declared in each classification.

        In each class there will be the following events:

        Boys Singles          Girls Singles

        Boys Doubles        Girls Doubles         Mixed Doubles

17.3  Regional Representation

        For each event in each class in individual play, the first and second place finishers will advance to the provincial final. An athlete may compete in only one event in individual play. Team Play – Two teams per region in each classification will advance to the Team Championship Final. Schools advance as a team from Regional Play. An athlete may compete in only one event in team play.

17.4  Team Competition

        17.4.1 Team Competition:

                  - A student may compete in only one event.

                  - A student may not change events.

                  - A team must be represented in a minimum of four of the five events.

        17.4.2 Once a team qualifies at the District or Regional level, it may not be changed. The individuals on the team must compete in the same event and classification as in prior competition.

        17.4.3 In the event of injury, illness or other exceptional extenuating circumstances which may occur between the District and Regional Championships or between the regional and Provincial Championships, an athlete may be replaced prior to competition subject to approval of the Regional Director.

        17.4.4 Format for NSSAF Championships (recommended for District and Regional Competition if the format allows). Single Round Robin in two sections with cross over playoff. Each classification will be divided into two sections as follows:

                    Sect. A - Highland #1, Capital #2, Northumberland #1, Western #2.     

                    Sect. B - Capital # 1, Highland # 2, Western #1, Northumberland #2

                     Playoff- 1st place Sect. A plays 2nd place Sect. B

                                    1st place Sect B. plays 2nd place Sect. A.

                                     The winners meet to determine the champion and runnerup. The losers meet to determine 3rd place.

– In the case of fewer than seven teams advancing in any event, a single round robin shall be used.

        17.4.5 Tie Breaking - If two teams are tied, consider the match between the tied teams. If three teams are tied, calculate points for and against among the tied teams. If still tied, calculate points for and against in total round-robin.

        17.4.6 Scoring for team competition is determined by head to head competition of all teams in their pools. For each individual match won you recieve a single point for your team with a maximum of 15 points for the round robin. (For example Team A defeated Team, B,C and D in all five events 5-0 giving them the maximum of 15 points). At the conclusion of the round robin the top two teams would crossover to play the top two in the other pool. At this point it is then a match where you must win 3 of 5 to advance to the final.

17.5  Individual Competition

        17.5.1 Format for NSSAF Championship (recomended for District and Regional competition if the format allows). Single Round Robin in two sections with cross over play-off. Each classification will be divided into two sections as follows:

                  Sect. A:   Highland #1, Capital #2, Northumberland # 1, Western #2

                  Sect. B:   Capital #1, Highland #2, Western # 1, Northumberland #3

                  Playoff - 1st place Sect. A plays 2nd place Sect. B

                               -1st place Sect. B plays 2nd place Sect. A 

                               - The winners meet to determine the champion and runnerup. The losers meet to determine 3rd place.

 - In the case of fewer than 7 players advancing in any event, a single Round Robin shall be used.

        17.5.2 Scoring

                    - In the round robin all games of the match are to 21 points.

                    - A match consists of the best of 3 to 21 points.

                     - At 20 all, the side which gains a 2 point lead first , wins that game.

                     - At 29 all, the side scoring the 30th point, wins that game.

                     - The side winning the game serves first in the next game.

                      - When the leading score reaches 11 points, players have up to a one minute interval/break.

                      - Up to two minute intervals between each game is allowed.

                      -Players change ends at the end of each game.

                      - In the third game, players also change ends when the leading score reaches 11 points.    

        17.5.3 Method of Breaking a Tie in an Event

-  If three players are tied, compare the point spread among the three individual players.

-  If two players are tied, the game (or match) between them shall determine the higher place finisher.

-  Scores must be reported by both participants (winner & loser)

        17.5.4 During competition, a player unable to continue play shall forfeit all matches (0-21).

        17.5.5 A player who becomes injured or ill prior to competition shall be replaced by the next highest finisher in the event at the previous competition.

        17.5.6 In doubles only, if one player is unable to advance due to injury, illness or other exceptional extenuating circumstances, he/she may be replaced prior to competition subject to the approval of the Regional Director.

17.6     Awards

        -  Individual Competition - NSSAF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallions to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

        -  Team Competition - NSSAF Gold medallions to players on winning team. Championship Banner for the winning school in each classification. Silver medallions for members of second place team. Bronze medallions for members of third place team.

17.7     Rules of Play

        17.7.1 For both individual and team competition, shall be the NSBA rules for badminton. The shuttle to be used shall be determined in consultation with the N.S. Badminton Association (presently MAVIS 300). White or yellow shuttles may be used as determined by the championship committee. Once a colour has been declared, it will remain that colour for the tournament.

        17.7.2 CSA-approved eye protection is mandatory for all doubles competition (including warm-up).

17.8     The request for an umpire shall be honoured.

17.9     Regulations for Playing Area

           A minimum of six courts with a minimum ceiling height of 6.1 metres (20 feet) is provincial final.