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Badminton

A District Badminton tournament is held every spring.

Each school registered is entitled to enter up to two representatives in each Ladies Singles, Gents Singles, Ladies Doubles, Gents Doubles and Mixed Doubles.

Eight (8) entries in each event compete.

They are selected as follows:

  • 2 from competition between Kamsack and former Timberline Divisions 
  • 2 from competition between former Canora and Churchbridge/Langenburg
  • 2 from competition between Melville and Esterhazy 
  • 2 from competition among all Yorkton Divisions. 

Each of these competitive units determines its own format.
The format at Melville is identical to the Provincial format - two (2) pools with cross- over play-offs. (See SHSAA Handbook.)

The two finalists in District competition advance to Series competition as determined annually.

Transportation and accommodation beyond districts is the responsibility of individual schools and their athletes.

In addition to awards of Gold medals and others determined by the Commissioner, there is a District Team Trophy awarded to the school whose competitors amass the most points in all matches played at the District Tournament. Points are awarded as follows: 3 for winning a match 3-0, 2 for winning 2-1, 1 for losing 1-2.

JUNIOR BADMINTON 

1. A District Championship shall be held annually

2. The site of the Championship should be awarded with schools submitting a Bid to Host form. Members of the ECDAA would review the bids. Bid to host should be received in time for the East Central Fall meeting. A majority vote shall determine the successful bid.

3. Sites shall have a minimum of six courts available. Two or more facilities could be used if the facilities were in close proximity.

PLAY DOWN PROCEDURES Junior

Schools shall follow the East Central Senior School Play Off format to determine who shall compete at the East Central District Junior Badminton Championships

2 from competition between Kamsack and former Timberline Divisions
2 from competition between former Canora and Churchbridge/Langenburg
2 from competition between Melville and Esterhazy
2 from competition among all Yorkton Divisions

Each of these competitive units will determine its playoff format and dates.
The inter-divisions should be complete one week prior to the District Championships so that Commissioners can properly prepare for the championships.

RULES

1. Participants may enter only one category

2. Play will be conducted in five categories:
Boys and Girls Singles
Boys and Girls Doubles
Mixed Doubles

3. Protective eyewear will be mandatory during interschool competitions

4.Current International Badminton Rules will followed with the following exceptions:
a. All matches during round robin play shall be a best of three game set
b. Matches shall be played to 15. In the case of a tie at 14 the matches shall be set to one or three. The scores shall be recorded as one or three
c. Playoff matches shall be the best of three.

4. Athletes shall be dressed in predominating white or in a uniform, which reflects the school colors. Doubles teams must be uniform in colors

SCORING

1. Player should announce the score of the match during play.

2. Upon completion of the match, both opponents should report to the score table and announce the score to the officials who are recording scoring

3. Points shall be awarded as follows to determine the result of the match
Team winning 2-0 3 points
Team winning on points 2-1 2 points
Team losing on points 1-2 1 point

Tie Breaking Procedure

TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE: (as per SHSAA Handbook) THE FOLLOWING WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR BOTH THE REGIONAL AND THE PROVINCIAL TOURNAMENT SHOULD IDENTICAL WIN/LOSS RECORDS OCCUR:

Consider matches won/lost first, then use the tie-breaking procedure.

TWO TEAMS TIED - The team that won the match between the two teams involved in the tie.

THREE OR MORE TEAMS - If three or more players / pairs have won the same number of matches, ranking will be established by the difference between total games won and total games lost, with greater difference ranked higher.

  1. If this still leaves two players/pairs equal, then the winner of the match between them will be ranked higher.

If three or more players/pairs have won the same number of matches and are equal in the difference between total games won and total games lost, ranking will be established by the difference between total points won and total points lost, with greater difference ranked higher.

  1. If this still leaves two players / pairs equal, the winner of the match between them will be ranked higher.
  2. If three or more players / pairs are still equal, then ranking will be established by drawing lots.