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CLARION HOTEL
BWI ARUNDEL MILLS

BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

Capital Badminton Academy is excited to host its first Annual

Badminton Tournament starting Sept. 8th to 10th.

CBA'S 1st Annual Clarion Hotel BWI Arundel Mills Badminton Tournament

To all badminton enthusiasts to First ever Badminton Tournament Hosted by Capital Badminton Academy. We're absolutely thrilled to invite you to our epic badminton tournament! This promises to be an unforgettable event that will challenge and inspire players of all levels. See you at the court!

 

Our Sponsors
 

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National Organization

This is an unranked, open friendly tournament.

Sponsored by

  • Platinum

    • Clarion Hotel BWI Arundel Mills

  • Gold 

    • Supreme Sports Supply

    • Zhen Jiang Hang Yan Sports Products Co., Ltd.

  • Silver

Date

Friday Sept. 8, 2023 to Sept. 10, 2023

Venue

Capital Badminton Academy - Columbia. 9188 Red Branch Rd., #430 Columbia MD 21045

Format/Event

Events

  • Open

    • Men’s Singles

    • Women’s Singles

    • Men’s Doubles

    • Women’s Doubles

    • Mixed Doubles

  • Juniors

    • Singles

    • Doubles

  • Seniors

    • Men’s Doubles

    • Women’s Doubles

    • Mixed Doubles

Schedule of Events

  • Friday, September 8th 5pm

    • Open Men’s Singles (1st round until Semifinals)

    • Open Women’s Singles  (1st round until Semifinals)

    • Junior Singles (As many rounds as possible)

  • Saturday, September 9th 8:30am

    • Open Men’s Doubles (1st round until Quarterfinals)

    • Open Women’s Doubles (1st round until Quarterfinals)

    • Open Mixed Doubles (1st round until Quarterfinals)

    • Junior Doubles (As many rounds as possible)

    • Senior Men’s Doubles (As many rounds as possible)

    • Senior Women’s Doubles (As many rounds as possible)

    • Senior Mixed Doubles (As many rounds as possible)

  • Sunday, September 10th 10am

    • All Open Singles Finals

    • All Open Doubles Semifinals and Finals

    • All Open Events Semifinals and Finals

    • All other events will be finished on this day if not completed on previous days

  • If events are not completed on Friday and Saturday, then it will be scheduled as first events on Sunday

Entry fee

$35 for 1st event, $25 for 2nd events and $15 for 3rd events

Format

  • Open events will be ABCD Drop-Down unless there are 6 or less participants/teams

    • Open events age requirement is 16 and over

    • If 6 or less participants, then it will be Round-Robin

  • All Junior and Senior events will be Round-Robin or Double Elimination

    • Junior events are ages 15 and under

    • Senior events are combined age of 80+

      • ​One player can be 50 and partner can be 30

  • Junior Doubles is any combination of gender to form a team

    • ​BB, GG, or BG

Caps & Seeding

1. In the circumstance that more entries are received than can be accommodated in the available court hours, events can be capped, and registrations will be accepted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis

2. The seedings will be based on the most recent USAB Rankings, recent local tournament results, and then a randomized draw 

3. The player registration list and bracket will be released on within a week of the tournament date to allow time to create pairings for those that have requested partners and to update bracket based on seeding. 

Withdrawals

  1. No refunds will be given after the start of the tournament date. Refunds are available only up to 50% of the registration if done before the tournament start date Please contact Fung Foo for any extenuating circumstances. 

  2. Withdrawals made after the tournament start date will be considered a walkover (WI)

  3. Tournament or Event cancellation

    • If there is a reason for event cancellation or reschedule, due to factors outside of the control of CBA (i.e. bad weather, lack of overall entries, etc.), then a reschedule will be attempted first, and then a refund will be considered

Conditions of Play

  1. Tournament grade Aeroplane EG1130 (speed 51) shuttles will be used throughout the tournament

  2. Matches will be the best of 3 games to 21 points in the rally-scoring format

  3. A player/team not ready to play within 10 minutes after their match is called may be defaulted

  4. 2 game birds will be given to the pairs of opponents when picking up their scoresheets.

  5. If more shuttles are needed, please return the two used shuttles and exchange at the desk for new ones.

  6. At the end of the match, please bring all used shuttles and the completed scoresheet
     

Awards

  • Cash prizes and a medal will be given to group A finalists and semi-finalists in the main-draw. All BCD dropdown first place winners, or consolation draw winners will receive medal and badminton related merchandise. 

  • Please be prepared for a photo op! 

Contact

Contact Information for seeding, draw, schedule:

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