19 January, 2019
For 2019, NEMA is bringing to you a new House Format to Badminton tournament. All registered teams will be part of one of the four houses. Each house has separate divisions for Women’s doubles, Men’s doubles, and Youth Singles. The divisional teams will play against two of the other respective house divisional teams. Every team/youth gets an opportunity to play six* matches. The house with most points wins the tournament. In addition, there will be trophies for the top three performing teams in each division.
Tournament Format (House):
Sports Committee will group all the registered doubles teams and youth singles into four balanced houses and assign them to one of the below houses.
There will be a House Captain and Vice Captain for each house to coordinate, guide you with schedules and provide any advice.
Each house is divided into A, B, C, D, E ** divisions as below. Men’s team assignment to Divisions B, C, or D will be based on past NEMA and other regional tournament performances.
Division A: Women’s Doubles team
Division B: Men’s Doubles team
Division C: Men’s Doubles team
Division D: Men’s Doubles team
Division E: Youth Singles
The House with the most points wins the tournament. If two or more houses have identical points, the winner is decided by applying the following rules in order:
To recognize 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. A 2nd and 3rd place winner will also be selected . If two or more pairs/players have identical points, the winner is decided by applying the following rules in order:
Badminton or indoor court shoes are required on the badminton courts. No black soles or street shoes are allowed.
* Six matches for a team based on the assumption that required number of teams registered for the tournament.
** The number of divisions is based on the assumption that required number of teams registered for the tournament.