SmashCats Badminton Tournament

We thank everyone’s cooperation and understanding for the delays and any issues that has come up for this tournament after our time off from COVID, and will review and come back better for the next one! In the mean time, below is button to view and download all the media taken by our photographers!

Time: 2nd October, Saturday 8am-9pm
Venue: South Gym, Student Recreation Center (1400 E. 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721)

Events: Men’s/Women’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.
A separate division of under 15 all gender singles.

Fees per player: Registration fee includes shuttles and lunch. (We accept cash and online payments through cash app (Cash app ID: $uabadminton)
1 event: $25
2 events: $30
3+events: $35
U-15:$15

Registration Deadline: September 29th 11.59pm. Late entries will NOT be accepted.

Register through Tournament Software (<–click to go to the link) Or the button below

**Registration has ended**, but you can still use the button to go to Tournament software to see draws, event times and results!

We will be following COVID-19 precautionary measures advised by the University of Arizona. We will follow ABCD Drop Flight format of play. If you have any questions about the tournament, please feel free to contact us @ uazbadminton@gmail.com

We will give trophies to winners and runners of all divisions. Light refreshments, snacks and lunch will be provided on the day of the tournament.

Game Rules:
-Games will be played for 3 sets of 21 points.
-At 20-20, the side which gains a two-point lead first wins the game.
-At 29-29, the side scoring the 30th point wins the game.
-The side winning the game serves the first in the next game.
-A two-minute break between each game is allowed.
-When the leading score reaches 11 points, players may take a 60-second break if needed.
-If an event has less than 16 entries, then we will follow the single elimination format with a consolation draw.

Note: The tournament director holds the right to change the game format depending on time constraints.

ABCD Drop Flight system:
There will be ONE draw for an event.
Entries will be paired according to their self-rated skill levels.

Round 1:
-If you win your first match, you advance to A or B (1 win)
-If you lose your first match, you drop down to C or D (1 loss)

A/B Round 2:
-If you win your second match, you advance to A bracket (2 wins)
-If you lose your second match, you drop down to B bracket (1 win, 1 loss)

C/D Round 2:
-If you win your second match, you advance to C bracket (1 loss, 1 win)
-If you lose your second match, you drop down to D bracket (2 loss)

Once the brackets are assigned, you will play in your respective brackets. It will be knock-out (Single Elimination) there onwards.

Below, you’ll find a PDF of the information as well for your convenience