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2022 MNBA Fall Open

Updated: Aug 9

We are happy to announce the upcoming tournament in fall. This is our second tournament of the year and we want to try out a different tournament format. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our main tournament sponsor, Minnesota International Chinese School (MICS).


Please spend some time reading the following information.


Registration link: https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=37450570-DC01-4DFF-9910-E972428C8895


You will need an account to sign up. Payment information is in the details below. Thank you.


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TOURNAMENT DETAILS. This is NOT our typical drop-flight tournament.


  • This is NOT a drop-flight tournament, meaning players will not be dropped to B, C, or D bracket.

  • The respective drop flights (i.e., B, C, and D bracket) are now considered an event of itself. For example, Men's Singles A and Men's Singles B are considered 2 events.

Events:

  • Recreational/Junior Doubles

  • Senior Open Doubles (45 y/o or older)

  • Men's Singles A

  • Men's Singles B

  • Men's Singles C

  • Men's Singles D

  • Women's Singles A

  • Women's Singles B

  • Women's Singles C/D

  • Men's Doubles A

  • Men's Doubles B

  • Men's Doubles C

  • Men's Doubles D

  • Women's Doubles A

  • Women's Doubles B

  • Women's Doubles C/D

  • Mixed Doubles A

  • Mixed Doubles B

  • Mixed Doubles C

  • Mixed Doubles D


  • There will be a main and a consolation bracket for each event.

  • Event(s) may be combined or canceled if there are insufficient entries.

  • Scoring format may change depending on received entries. The current default is the best of 3 (21 points) for the main bracket and one match of 31 points in the consolation bracket.

  • IMPORTANT: Players are only allowed to sign up for 2 consecutive flights/levels. You cannot skip a flight/level.

Examples:

  • Men's Singles A and B - ALLOWED

  • Men's Singles A and C - NOT allowed

  • Men's Singles A, Men's Singles B, and Men's Singles C - NOT allowed

  • Women's Singles A/B, Mixed Doubles B, Mixed Doubles D - NOT allowed (the eligible events are XD B and XD C)


  • Maximum number of events allowed: 4

Fees are as the following:

  • 1st event: $35

  • 2nd event: $15

  • Additional events: $10/additional event

  • High School Student Flat Rate - $35 (need to specify high school name in the Club section)


  • Entry is NOT valid until payment is made. Please send your payment to:

  • Venmo: @MinnesotaBadminton-Academy

  • PayPal: admin@minnesotabadminton.com

  • Please use the FAMILY and FRIEND option. Do NOT use the seller or protection option.

  • NOTE that fees deducted resulted from using the seller or protection option may be collected from you at check-in.

  • Early Bird Registration and Payment Deadline: August 20th, 2022

  • FINAL Registration and Payment Deadline: August 26th, 2022


  • Each player playing doubles will need to sign up separately. Your entry is not complete until your partner signs up.

  • Sandbagging is NOT allowed. The organizer(s) have the right to change your events if there are information/other tournament results indicate your appropriate fit.

  • For example, if we find a tournament which shows that you end up in the B flight/level and you sign up for both C and D flight events, you will be moved to B and C instead. We will inform you of any changes made before finalizing the entries.

  • IMPORTANT: Players who make it to the semifinals of the higher level will be disqualified from the lower level.

Examples:

  • John plays in both Men's Singles A and B. He manages to get into the semifinals of the A flight. He is now disqualified from Men's Singles B flight.

  • Anna plays in both Women's Doubles B and Women's Doubles C. Anna loses her first match in the B bracket and gets dropped to the consolation bracket. With great effort, Anna gets to the consolation finals. Anna can continue to play in the Women's Doubles C at the same time.


  • Women's or Men's Doubles must play in the flight of the higher ranked player and a player must play with the same partner regardless of flight/level. As for Mixed Doubles, the level is mainly determined by the level of the male player. In some cases, the level of the female player (especially those who have competed/trained professionally) will be considered. The organizers reserve the right to re-assign your entry to the appropriate level as needed and will inform you and your partner before doing so.

  • For example, John cannot play with Anna AND Roxy in XD B and C respectively. John can only play with Anna OR Roxy.


  • Please do NOT use fake names! No more Lin Dan or Lee Chong Wei.

  • The tournament format and rules are subject to change and at the organizer's discretions.

THANK YOU for reading! If you have any questions, please contact the organizers at admin@minnesotabadminton.com.


Tentative schedule:


We are planning to finish playing an entire event for the same day due to the tournament format.


Saturday:

  • Men's Doubles (all levels)

  • Women's Singles (all levels)

  • Women's Doubles (all levels)

  • Senior Open Doubles

Sunday:

  • Men's Singles (all levels)

  • Mixed Doubles (all levels)

  • Recreational Open


Please note that depending on the number of entries, we may start playing some Men's Singles matches on Saturday late afternoon.


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