2014 EDBA Junior Spring Open: Apr 19-20

Date: April 19 – 20, 2014

Location: Saville (Go) Centre -11610-65 Ave NW, Edmonton

The EDBA Junior Spring Open will be run according to new age categories this year, in line with Badminton Alberta and Badminton Canada. This means we will have u12/u14/u16/u19 age categories based on year of birth. To be eligible for u12 a player must be born in the year 2002 or later, for u14 a player must be born in the year 2000 or later, to be eligible for u16 one must be born in the year 1998 or later, and to be eligible for u19 one has to born in 1995 or later.

Individual age groupings u12/u14/u16/u19 will compete against each other in elimination events A and B. There will be singles, doubles and mixed (boys and girls) categories. Winners of the first round advance to A, while losers of the first round will move on to the B event (also an elimination event to the finals).

The A event will be played with feather shuttlecocks (preliminary rounds – Victor Tourney 77, semi-finals and finals Victor Master 77). The B events will continue after round one with plastic shuttlecocks (Yonex 300) until the B finals.

Cost for the event will be $25 for one event, $35 for two and $40 for all three events (singles, doubles and mixed).  Players who register with payment by Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6 PM will receive a free tournament t-shirt.

How to Register

There are multiple ways to register for this event, in order to ensure the maximum access to registration. Players can only register in one age group per event (singles, doubles or mixed).

Option 1) Mail printed registration form

Start by downloading and printing this form [PDF download]. Once you’ve completed it, mail it and the corresponding payment to the address below:

PO Box 22565
South brook PO
Edmonton, AB, T6W 0C3

Option 2) Email interactive PDF registration form

This requires Adobe Reader 6 or newer. To register, download this interactive PDF and open it in Adobe Reader. You can click on each field to enter your information. Once done, save your form and email it to unclevictor@gmail.com. Once emailed, the registration will not be complete until payment is made.


Payment accepted by cheque* (made payable to “EDBA” and mailed to the address above) or by PayPal only (no cash).


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2014 EDBA Open/Barbecue: May 10-11

Date: May 10 – 11, 2014

Location: W.P. Wagner High School

This year, the EDBA Open tournament will be combined with a Saturday afternoon barbecue.

Individual events are doubles only – mens doubles, ladies doubles, and mixed doubles – and will have an A and B event. Winners of the first round advance in A, while losers of the first (and second) round will advance to the B event (also an elimination event to the B finals).

The A event will be played with feather shuttlecocks (preliminary rounds – Victor Tourney 77; semi-finals and finals Victor Master 77). The B events will continue after round one with plastic shuttlecocks (Yonex 300) until the B finals.

This year, besides individual event prizes, there will also be a team prize awarded to the top club overall. All players are invited to attend as representatives of their club. There is no limit to the number of individuals from one club that can enter. The team prize will be awarded to the club with the lowest top placement (best result) combined total in each category. For example, a club with a 3rd place in men’s doubles, 2nd place in women’s double and 1st place in mixed doubles (3 +2 +1 = 6) would beat the club with 2nd place in men’s doubles, 1st place in women’s doubles but their best mixed doubles team came in 4th place (1+2+4 = 7). In the event of a tie, the greater differential between total points for and against will count towards the tiebreak.

Cost for the event will be $30 for one event, and $45 for both events (doubles and mixed). Included in the fee is a tournament t-shirt, plus a food and beverage ticket to the barbecue.

There will be a barbecue (hotdogs/hamburgers) offered on Saturday afternoon 5:00 PM upon completion of play the first day, and will be a nominal fee ($2 food tickets/$1 beverage tickets) for all non-competitors. There will also be draws for prizes for the barbecue.

2014 EDBA Year End Club/Family Challenge: May 31 – Jun 1

Date: May 31 – Jun 1, 2014

Location: W.P. Wagner High School

In place of the year-end banquet and the usual master’s tournament, this year EDBA will host a year-end Club/Family Challenge tournament combined with a year-end barbecue.

For the Club/Family Challenge tournament, all clubs are invited to submit a team comprised of four doubles pairs: one for each of four combined age categories: 55 years or older (55+), 70 years or older (70+), 85 years and older (85+) and 100 years and older (100+). To promote family teams- husbands teaming with wives, or parents teaming with children/grandchildren- there will be a handicap system in place for doubles pairings of direct family members, for female players, and for older players on each doubles team. Each person can only play in one age group but EDBA members may invite one family member to participate in this tournament and play together with them for their EDBA club.

Club/Family Challenge Handicap System

  •  A direct family relationship within one doubles team, +5 points

 (Direct family = spouse, children, sister, brother, grandparents, grandchildren)

  •  One or more females on a doubles team, + 5 points
  • Any one person’s age is > 80% of the age categor, y +5 points

 i.e. >44 years old for 55+ age group, >56 for 70+, >68 for 85+, and >80 for 100+

Clubs will pair off against each other one-on-one and each doubles teams will play the other club’s team in the same age category, two games to 21 (no extension past 21 points, i.e. 21-20 wins).

Example: a grandfather of 83 and granddaughter of 17 compete as a team for IBC in the 100+ category. They play against Edmonton Chinese Club’s 100+ team, losing their first game 20-21 and losing their next game 10-21. The total points they will contribute to IBC’s team total will be:

30 points (=20+10 match points from the two games)
+5 points (for being a direct family pairing- grandfather and granddaughter)
+5 points (for there being a female on the team-the granddaughter)
+5 points (for the grandfather being older than 80 years old (80% of 100 years old)
= 45 points

This total is greater than the 42 points the Edmonton Chinese Club’s team collected for winning the two games, in other words, because of the handicapping system the IBC team wins this 100+ match!

After the two clubs’ opposing doubles teams have played each other, the club with the greater team total number of points from all four doubles matches wins, and moves on to the next round in the A event. The club team that loses moves on to the B event, also a single elimination event to the B finals.

Cost for the event will be $120 per team. Included in the fee will be t-shirts for all team members.

On Saturday afternoon May 31, at the completion of the first day’s play, EDBA will host a year-end barbecue, free for all EDBA members. Tournament prizes and door prizes will be awarded as well.