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DATE:  Friday, July 10, 2019: Ages 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 & 80+ and Saturday, July 11, 2019: Ages 20-29 & 30-39

SITE:  First Baptist Church 3033 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS 66611 Click here for directions.

TIME:  Please consult starting times below.

FEE:  $30 per person. Includes up to three events (Singles, Doubles, or Mixed Doubles). For Doubles, each partner must register and pay separately.

REGISTRATION:  Registration will open March 1st.  Online registration only.

DEADLINE:  Friday, July 3rd at 6pm.  The deadline will not be extended.

LATE ENTRIES:  Late registrations accepted with a $5 late fee at the commissioner's discretion.

T-SHIRTS:  Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who register prior to July 3rd.

LODGING:  Click here to make your room reservations now

COMMISSIONER:  Rajeev Trehan, 785-856-2813, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Before registering for your event, please read the Sunflower State Games General Rules, Refund Policy and Frequently Asked Questions.

SCHEDULE: 

Friday, July 10:  Age Groups 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Check-in/Warm-up:  5:00 p.m.

Competition: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 11:  Age Groups 20-29 & 30-39

Check-in/Warm-up:  30 minutes prior to the start of the times listed below.

20-29 Age Group: 8:30 a.m.

30-39 Age Group: Noon

Please note: starting times are approximate only and will depend on the number of entries.

 

COMPETITION FORMAT:

  • Events include Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
  • Divisions include 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
  • Competitors are required to provide their own rackets. Shuttlecocks will be provided.
  • Badminton players with physical disabilities are invited to participate subject to classification (wheelchair, limb deficits, short stature) into groups depending on entries.
  • Eye protection is highly recommended, especially for those not wearing glasses.
  • Play will be conducted on four courts in an air-conditioned gymnasium.
  • If requested, the commissioner will assign doubles partners if possible.
  • The age division of competition for Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be determined by the age of the younger of the two partners except in the case of 9 & Under, 10-14, & 15-19 year old participants. Age determination for all participants is July 1st.
  • Women may play with more than one Mixed Doubles partner, however, only one partner per age group. Please contact Sport commissioner if you are interested.
  • Depending on the number of entries, age groups may be modified. A true double elimination format will not always be possible. Bronze medal will be decided between the losing semi-finalists. Consolation brackets will be run.
  • With the aim of officiating all matches, those not actively in a match are requested to Umpire, Line Judge or update the draws. 
  • Play will be in accordance with USA Badminton rules, in line with International rules of rally scoring and 21-point games (extended at 20-all to a 2-point winning margin, in no case beyond a score of 30). A USA Badminton National Umpire will be available. For complete rules visit the Badminton World Federation.
  • This is a USA Badminton sanctioned event.
  • There will be no official lunch break, however players/families may use the lobby area for refreshments that they bring or share.
 
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