2010 National Collegiate
University of Maryland, College Park, March 19-21,2010
Sponsored by the University of Maryland Badminton Club,
the Drexel Badminton Club, and the Swarthmore Badminton Club. This tournament
is also a USA Badminton sanctioned tournament, and as such all players must
present a valid USAB membership card or belong to a USAB member club.
This is a Championship/Consolation (double elimination) format with Team and Individual Result.
Tournament Directors: Christina Bohr, Allen Liou
Tournament Referee: Ikuko Mukai-cheh
A more detailed schedule will be published here as soon as we know the number of entries.
Fri March 19 : 6pm - 9pm : gym open for practice,
Sat March 20 : 9am - 8pm : registration and competition
9pm - 11pm : banquet
Sun March 21 : 9am - 6pm : competition and finals matches
$30.00 for the first event and $20.00 for any subsequent event, per person.
One t-shirt is included per player. An optional banquet on Saturday evening
is charged seperately.
An electronic entry form must be filled in by each individual,
in addition a consent form, a payment and your proof of enrollment (details below)
must be sent via regular mail. A separate team
entry must be filled out by the coach/team captain and emailed to Peter Teuben
(teuben @ astro.umd.edu)
Player entry will be electronic. Deadline for the electronic entry has
been extended a few days to Monday March 15.
The additional paperwork is due a week
later, in our hands, by Wednesday March 16, 2010, or we need to hear
via email on any problems.
Note - A late entry fee of $10 per entry will be charged. However, the
tournament directors reserve the right to refuse any entries received
after the deadline.
All matches are best two out of three games to 21 points using the rally
scoring system. However, the tournament directors reserve the right to
change the format of matches in the consolation bracket to one game if
The Collegiate Nationals are open to all college students who are currently full time
undergraduate students. To be an eligible participant, a player must show the
following eligibility criteria:
A registered full-time student, enrolled as an undergraduate, in a minimum of 12
units. No graduate students are allowed to play in the tournament.
Must be 25 years of age or younger.
Must NOT have been enrolled in college as a full-time student for more than 5
Must NOT have previously competed in the US Collegiate Badminton Nationals
more than 3 times.
- Team entries must include enrollment verification with a school stamp for each
player to verify that he/she satisfies all the rules. These verifications can be
obtained through the school's registrar/administrative office. Failure to comply will
result in the disqualification of the player.
There is an official form from your school's Registrar Office that shows that you
are full time student enrolled in at least 12 units for the current term. The form is
usually called Enrollment form or Verification Transcript. Students who are
graduating at the end of the Winter Quarter are eligible to compete.
Each player must register individually via the "electronic entry form"
- Each team will designate a coach/official/team captain responsible for the team
paperwork and layout. The team captain will contact the registration
(Peter Teuben) to arrange the
details of the paperwork (see next few items).
- The team captain will submit one roster for a men's team and one roster
for a women's team. EXCEPTION: coaches/officials of single gender colleges
submit only one roster.
The team captain submits a list to rank players according to their
strength. We need this for seeding the players.
Each team is allowed to enter a maximum of: 3 players for men's singles, 3
players for women's singles, 2 teams for men's doubles, 2 teams for women's
doubles and 2 teams for mixed doubles. These point scoring entries need to
tagged on the beforementioned list the team captain has submitted.
In addition to the scoring players, schools can enter non-scoring players.
They will be placed in the main draw with scoring players.
Players are allowed to play in a MAXIMUM of 3 events
Players are not allowed to play with partners from different schools.
a) players who are not scoring team points for their colleges and
whose names are not on the team score form and
b) players from single gender
colleges may play mixed doubles with players from other colleges
Top seeds in each event are determined by the credentials on the entry form, and
any knowledge the tournament directors and organizers have regarding participants.
Player should not assume the organizers have knowledge of your background.
Please provide as much information as possible to help ensure that players are
seeded as accurately as possible. All unseeded players will be randomly placed in
the draw, with precautions taken to ensure that teammates do not play against each
other in early rounds.
First place team trophies will be awarded to the top men's team and top
women's team. Winning teams are determined by the accumulated team
points. Additional awards will be presented to the individual winners
and runners- up for the championship bracket as well as the consolations
in all events. Individual Awards and Prizes will be presented at the
completion of each event. Team Awards will be presented at the
completion of all events.
- Championship Bracket - Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Two (2) points will be awarded for each match won. A player or team receiving a
first match bye will be awarded four (4) points if the next match is won and no
points if the next match is lost. Defaults after the first match will be treated as a
match played (two (2) points will be awarded to the winner). An additional point
(1) will be awarded to players for the following achievements: reaching the semi-
final, reaching the finals, and winning the finals.
Players who lose their first match are eligible to enter the consolation bracket.
Players who receive a bye in their first match and lose their second match are
eligible to enter the consolation bracket.
- Consolation Bracket - Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
One-half (1/2) point will be awarded for each match won. A player or team
receiving a first match bye will be awarded one (1) point if the next match is won
and no points if the match is lost. Defaults after the first match will be treated as a
match played (one-half (1/2) point will be awarded to the winner). An additional
point (1) will be awarded to players for the following achievements: reaching the
consolation finals, and winning the consolation finals.
- Men's and Women's Team Champions
Points are accumulated for the men's and women's teams separately. Points earned
for singles and doubles will be accumulated into each men's/women's team as
usual. Points earned for mixed doubles will be split between the players of each pair
to be accumulated into each player's respective men's and women's teams. The
men's/women's team with the most points accumulated at the completion of the
tournament will be the Men's/Women's Team Champions.
- Note: players can only make points in either the main draw
or the consolation draw. An example could be when a player
Players can technically wind up with a set of byes/walk-overs
and make points in the main draw, then wind up in the consolations
when their first match is lost,
and make points again. In this case the "free" points earned in the main
draw are voided
- Note: the language of exactly the amount of points achieved in
semi, finals and winner is too vague: we in 2010 interpreted this as
getting 3 points in semis, 3 points in finals, and 3 points for the winner.
An alternative explanation was offered where these would be 3, 4 and 5
points resp. but was outvoted.
See our annotated google map, we also keep some
The conference hotel is the
with a special discount rate,
$70 for a double, $80 for triple or quad. Call 1-800-442-1644 or
301-474-2800. Make sure you mention "Badminton" to get this rate.
Hotel has complimentary breakfast and internet, and also
provides shuttle service to the gym on campus, although there is
actually a walking path accross the little stream towards campus. See
our annotated map. Hotel also provides shuttle service from/to College Park metro.
BWI (Baltimore Washington International) : about 20 mins drive north of campus. A metro bus service
is also available to the Greenbelt Metro, which is one stop from the College Park metro (on the
green line). Travel time: about 30-40 mins.
DCA (Regean/National Airport) : about 35 mins drive south of campus, but also accessible via metro,
on the yellow line. Travel time about 30-40mins.
IAD (Dulles International Airpor) : about 45 mins drive south-west of campus. Bus service to
the orange line (West Falls Church metro) or downtown available. Travel time: about 60-70 mins.