Regulations for Tournaments
Regulations for Tournaments are available under section 4 of The Book. Updates are marked in red, please take some time to make yourself familiar with these. BADMINTON England sanctioned tournaments must follow the Regulations for Tournaments and they cover all aspects of the regulations to give consistency for both players, tournament organisers and referees throughout BADMINTON England events.
For the Junior Circuits additional guidance is given in ‘The Tournament Organiser’ which incorporates the Aide Memoire, and has specific terms and conditions relating to the standardised format required for Junior Gold, Silver and Bronze circuits.
International regulation updates are available from the BWF website.
Tournament Planner can save you time on several painstaking tasks such as setting up group sizes, making the draw and most recently the importing of players national rankings to assist with the seeding process.
If you require any further information about using either Tournament or League Planner please seek the User Guides on our website.
If you are on the Referees Register and require a licence for either Tournament or League Planner please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details of National selections are now available on the web site.
Court Officials - Public Liability Insurance
BADMINTON England supports the invitation to those court officials who are invited to officiate at European and International Events and confirm that whilst on court in carrying out their official duties they are protected by BE’s Public Liability insurance policy.
Please note that the Liability policy does not provide any off-court or travel insurance cover and this should be arranged separately. A quotation can be obtained from the following link if required www.ps-sports-quote.com
All sections of the book are available to download here.
All Referees on the register should receive a ‘Book’ folder to store the documents in. If you have not received a folder please contact Nick Budden (email@example.com).
Distribution of the Referee’s Register
We sometimes receive requests to find Referee’s for events from County Badminton Associations. We circulate the Referee’s Register to all County Associations. We will only distribute your name, post code and email address to other county associations, we will not send your address or telephone numbers. Obviously we will inform the County Association that these details are for Badminton purposes only. You can inform Nick Budden at any time if you wish your details not to be distributed.
It will be the responsibility of the Referee to report any cards for misconduct on their report to BADMINTON England. Any action to collect fines or disciplinary from cards of misconduct will be made by BADMINTON England. Other penalties must also be included in your report, however any fines associated with these shall be dealt with by the organising committee.
Whilst the laws of badminton do not allow Referees to present Yellow or Red cards, the player should be warned and informed that a card would be the resulting action should an Umpire have been present. Any such incidents should be reported as a carded incident.
Referees are reminded that the disciplinary procedure of BADMINTON England is available in the Rules of the Association (download here). It is important that any incident should be reported on the Referees Report or as an addendum to the report and must be submitted within 7 days to the events team or BADMINTON England Disciplinary Officer to enable action to be taken as necessary. To ensure that the complaint has been received you should request confirmation from the events team, or contact them to ensure that the report has been received within 24 hours. All supporting evidence should follow within 14 days of the incident.
Incidents relating to Child Abuse are not bound by these time limits; if you are witness to an incident it is your duty to report it as soon as possible. Any child protection incident should be reported in accordance with Section 6 (p.30) of the Safeguarding and Protecting Young People Guidelines which can be found on the Safeguarding and Protecting Children page.