BADMINTON

Events
Men’s Team Event [1st singles, doubles, 2nd singles]
Women’s Team Event [1st singles, doubles, 2nd singles]
Mixed Doubles [1 match]
SHUTTLES
Plastic shuttles of Yonex will be used for the tournament.
However, if both the teams consent to play with a feather shuttle then may do so. However, teams have to bring their own feather shuttles.
TEAM COMPOSITION
Men’s team event: minimum 3 members, maximum 5 members [only one team member can play 2 matches i.e singles and doubles]
Women’s team event: minimum 2 members, maximum 5 members
Only one team is allowed per institution. However, two teams for both men’s and women’s team event (Team A and Team B) will participate from GNLU.
Mixed doubles: one male and one female from the same college/University can form a team. However, this is a contingent event, subject to time constraints and it’ll only be conducted once the team events are culminated according to the time schedule.
TOSS
Before play commences, a toss shall be conducted and the side winning the toss shall exercise either of the choices to serve or receive first; or to start play at one end of the court or the other. The side losing the toss shall then exercise the remaining choice.
MATCHES
Team events (men and women): A match shall consist of the best of three games.
Mixed Doubles: A match will be one set of 21 points.
SCORING SYSTEM
If the score becomes 20-all, the side which gains a two-point lead first shall win that game.
If the score becomes 29-all, the side scoring the 30th point shall win that game.
The side winning a game shall serve first in the next game.
CHANGE OF ENDS
Team Event (men and women): Players shall change ends:
– at the end of the first game;
– at the end of the second game,
– if there is to be a third game; and in the third game when a side first scores 11 points.
Mixed Doubles: when either of the sides scores 11 points.
If the ends are not changed as indicated in Rules, it shall be done so as soon as the mistake is discovered and when the shuttle is not in play. The existing score shall stand.
SERVICE
In a correct service,
Neither side shall cause undue delay to the delivery of the service once the server and the receiver are ready for the service. On completion of the backward movement of server’s racket head, any delay in the start of the service shall be considered to be an undue delay;
Some part of both feet of the server and the receiver shall remain in contact with the surface of the court in a stationary position from the start of the service until the service is delivered.
The whole shuttle shall be below the server’s waist at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. The waist shall be considered to be an imaginary line round the body, level with the lowest part of the server’s bottom rib;
The shaft of the server’s racket at the instant of hitting the shuttle shall be pointing in a downward direction; in attempting to serve, the server shall not miss the shuttle.
Once the players are ready for the service, the first forward movement of the server’s racket head shall be the start of the service.
The server shall not serve before the receiver is ready.
However, the receiver shall be considered to have been ready if a return of the service is attempted.
 FINAL DECISION
The Referee’s decision will be final.

Club Head: Abhay Tyagi, contact him at (+91) 8980783421 and atyagi.98@gmail.com

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