11 February, 2023
8 AM - 8 PM
Boston Badminton, 169 Flanders Rd, Westborough, MA 01581
NEMA Badminton Tournament (2023)
Welcome to the NEMA Badminton tournament 2023! All registered teams will be part of one of five Houses. Each House has separate divisions for Women’s doubles, Men’s/Open doubles, and Youth Singles. The divisional teams will play against the other respective house divisional teams. Every team/youth gets an opportunity to play a minimum of four matches. The house with the most points wins the tournament and gets the NEMA Badminton Championship rolling trophy. In addition, there will be trophies for the top three performing teams in each division. The winning team and all youth participants shall receive medals.
Boston Badminton, 169 Flanders Rd, Westborough, MA 01581
Feb 11, 2023 ( Full Day)
Snow Day: TBD
We have 115 players playing 130 matches!
House Format with 5 Houses and 23 Players in each House.
Players categorized into 11 Divisions :
Men’s/Open doubles (Div A, B,C,D, E, F)
Women’s doubles (Div G,H)
Youth Singles (Div I, J, K)
Every team/youth will play 4 matches.
Each team will play against the corresponding teams (same division) from the other houses.
For divisions that have 10 teams, a predefined fixture matrix shall be used to pick the fixtures for teams.
All matches will be best of three, standard 21-point format (30 pt max)
Every match win earns one point for the team and their house.
The house with most points wins the coveted NEMA Badminton Champions Trophy!
Team medals for all players belonging to champion and runner-up houses
Trophies for the top three performing teams in each division
All youth participants shall receive a participation medal
Aeroplane Black label EG1130, Speed 50, birdies shall be used for this year's tournament
NEMA to provide complimentary snacks, banana, water & pizza
Badminton or indoor court shoes are required on the badminton courts.
Nachi Chockalingam is the 2023 NEMA Badminton Tournament Referee.
Sajith PV shall be the Asst. Referee for the tournament.
All decisions by the Tournament Referee shall be FINAL and Binding.
Court umpires will guide and assist youth & Women's matches.
Mens/Open Division A, B, C, D, E, F matches are self managed. Court umpires will be assigned if there is a
conflict or on demand.
All of the Badminton World Federation rule is applicable in our tournament except defined otherwise
All players needs to checkin first at the Registration desk.
Players are expected to be ready 30 mins prior to the start time of their match.
If a team is not available during their schedule, it will be considered a walkover and the opponent team will
be declared the winner of the match.
Warm up time before a match - 2 mins, Break at 11 points - 1 min, Break between games - 2 mins
Please ensure kids do not use the gym equipment at the facility
Please maintain the cleanliness of the facility
Injury/Substitution During Tournament:
Teams who have to withdraw from the event due to Injury or Player unavailability for a schedule, will forfeit
and give a walk over to the opposing team.
A player cannot be substituted due to player absence.
Matches cannot be rescheduled due to player absence.
If your team partner is injured, you can substitute a player from the same house for later matches. The
substitute Player has to be from same division or from lower divisions, with opposing team captain consent
before every match. If the opposite house captain does not agree with substitution, the team injured forfeit
points to the opposing team.
Injury time 10 mins maximum for first occurrence in a match. Next occurrence will result in forfeit of match
If a player recovers after injury, he/she can play later matches.
Doubles teams substituting partners will not qualify for “divisional winners”
Recognizing the top three teams in each division is based on the number of matches won in the division.
The pair/ player with the most number of wins/points within their division is selected as the Division winner.
If two or more pairs/players have identical points, the winner is decided by applying the following rules in
The pair/player that won their head-to-head match against the pair/player being compared, is
declared the winner.
If a winner still cannot be determined, the winner is decided by calculating the win-loss differential
across ALL games that they have played in the tournament (Total #of games won – Total #of games
lost). The pair/player with the higher number wins.
If the tie still cannot be broken, the winner is decided by calculating the point differential of games in
which the respective pair/player has lost throughout the tournament. The winner would be the
pair/player that has lost by the fewer number of points. (Total #of all point differentials in all losing
games). The pair/player with the lower number wins.
If a winner still cannot be decided, the pair/player would be required to play an 11 pt game. The side
to reach 11 points first, would be declared the winner.
In the unlikely event that the aforementioned rules fail to find the top 3 teams, winners will be
randomly picked through a lot.
House Winner / Championship Winning House:
At the end of 130 matches, House with the most points wins the tournament.
If two or more houses have identical (most) points, the winner will be decided through a grand finale round.
The top 2 Houses with the same points shall play the grand finale
The House with more points in the grand finale will be deemed the winning House of the tournament.
In case there are more than 2 Houses with the same maximum points at the end of the League round, the
ranking of the teams will be decided by applying the following rules in order:
Ranking will be established by the difference between the total games won and the total games lost,
with the greater difference ranked higher.
If this still leaves two houses equal (for the second spot in the finale), the ranking of the two will be
decided by calculating the win-loss differential in games (#of games won – #of games lost) in
head-to-head matches between the respective houses. The house with the higher number will be
ranked higher among the two.
If the tie can still not be broken, the ranking will be decided by calculating the sum of the point
differential of games in which the respective Houses have lost throughout the tournament. The Houses
will be ranked top to bottom in increasing order of the point differential.
In the unlikely event that the aforementioned rules fail to find the top 2 Houses, two houses will be
randomly picked through a lot, to advance to the finale.
The top 2 Houses with the same points shall play the Grand Finale
3 matches shall be scheduled between the two finalist teams in the Grand Finale
Grand finale will be played by Div A and 2 other divisions (to be discussed with captains prior to the
Captain can choose the players for the team in a division for the Grand Finale.
The team can be formed with players from any team within the same division.
The order in which the matches shall be played shall be decided by a lot.
All matches will be best of three game, standard 21-point format.
One point for each game won in the Final round.
House which wins two matches in the grand finale wins the championship.
Note: Grand finale is required only if we have a tie for first place at the end of League round
Good Luck to all Houses !!
7th Annual NEMA Badminton Tournament 
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