We will be organizing a fundraising tournament in August and all proceeds will go to YMCA to support the Youth Sports Program. This is a team-based tournament with the goal of getting to know players from different clubs in the badminton community. We will award medals to the winning team in the top flight. Most importantly, we hope everyone can have some fun playing with different players at the tournament.
The tournament will be held on August 12th (8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.) at YMCA Blaisdell in Uptown Minneapolis (3336 Blaisdell Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408). Please note that we may resume matches on Sunday (13th) if we are unable to complete all matches on the 12th.
The registration fee is $20; $15 for students (please show your id during check-in); $10 for children (12 y/o and below). Registration deadline is August 4th.
All payments must be received by August 8th. You can find the mailing address on the tournament registration form. Please go to https://goo.gl/forms/OitVvxiFtJr8yyFk1 to register.
We are also happy and proud to announce that Kung Fu Tea U Of M and Upscaled Designs LLC have agreed to sponsor us 80 t-shirts - each team will be assigned to a "color-coded" team t-shirt (e.g., Team 1 players will be assigned to blue color t-shirts). Please note that the first 80 registered players will be given the team t-shirts for free.
How teams are formed?
Players are assigned to a skill level (i.e., A, B, C, and D) based on information from:
- Club organizers/presidents
- Previous tournament results
- Other resources
Players are then randomly assigned to different teams
- The number of teams depends on the number of registered players
- Each team consists of players of all skill levels: A, B, C, and D
A team captain is randomly selected from each team and he/she is responsible to coordinate communications and decisions within the team
- Please indicate on the registration form if you choose to be EXCLUDED from the selection
PLEASE STAY TUNE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT.
What happen during the tournament?
All teams are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the tournament start time
- To warm up
- Get to know your teammates
- Discuss playing/partnering strategies
Team captains are responsible to make sure that all the team members are present and inform the organizers if any players are missing
All players are encouraged to stay with their respective teams and cheer for their teams
Please respect players of other teams and do NOT jeer/boo
OUR ONE AND ONLY MISSION/GOAL FOR THE PARTICIPATING PLAYERS OF THE TOURNAMENT IS FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE FUN AND GET TO KNOW PLAYERS FROM DIFFERENT CLUBS, CITIES, AND STATES IN THE BADMINTON COMMUNITY!
* Please note that these rules are subject to change depending on the number of registered players