2010 National Collegiate

Badminton Championships

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 necessary.


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:
  1. 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.
  2. Must be 25 years of age or younger.
  3. Must NOT have been enrolled in college as a full-time student for more than 5 academic years.
  4. Must NOT have previously competed in the US Collegiate Badminton Nationals more than 3 times.
  5. 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.


  1. Each player must register individually via the "electronic entry form"
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. The team captain submits a list to rank players according to their strength. We need this for seeding the players.
  5. 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.
  6. In addition to the scoring players, schools can enter non-scoring players. They will be placed in the main draw with scoring players.
  7. Players are allowed to play in a MAXIMUM of 3 events
  8. Players are not allowed to play with partners from different schools. EXCEPTIONS: 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.

Team Scoring:


See our annotated google map, we also keep some written directions.


The conference hotel is the Clarion Inn, 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.