State Games of America 2015

When:
August 1, 2015 @ 7:30 AM – August 2, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
2015-08-01T07:30:00-05:00
2015-08-02T18:00:00-05:00
Where:
University of Nebraska at Omaha HPER Complex
6001 Dodge Street
University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182
USA
Cost:
See Below
Contact:
Bob Ericson
402-571-6933

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DATES:
Doubles – Saturday, August 1, 2015
Singles – Sunday, August 2, 2015

Some Doubles events may have to be played on Sunday, depending on the number of entries. All players will be notified if a change is made.

EQUIPMENT: Approved synthetic shuttlecocks will be supplied. Feather shuttlecocks may be used providing specific match competitors mutually agree before the start of a match. Feather shuttles must be supplied by the participants. Feather shuttles will be available for sale at the event for $25. Players must also supply their own rackets.

AWARDS: Custom State Games of America gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players/teams in each division. Fourth place player/team will receive a certificate. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the school/organization or group that brings the most entrants.

RULES: USA Badminton rules apply.

EVENTS:

Singles Doubles
Men – OpenMen – Open
Men – RecreationalMen – Recreational
Men – SeniorMen – Senior
Women – OpenWomen – Open
Women – RecreationalWomen – Recreational
Women – SeniorWomen – Senior
Boys – High SchoolBoys – High School
Girls – High SchoolGirls – High School
Boys – YouthBoys – Youth
Girls – YouthGirls – Youth
ParabadmintonParabadminton
Mixed – Open
Mixed – Recreational
Mixed – Senior
Mixed – High School
Mixed – Youth
Family – Recreational

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:

*Open: Has played indoor competitive badminton in local, regional, or national tournaments and plays more than once a week on a regular basis. Skill level A, B, C, D.

Recreational: Plays indoor badminton at a club or gym once in a while or plays for fun and exercise with little or no experience.

Senior: Must be 50 years of age or older.

High School: Must be between 15-18 years of age.

Youth: Must be 14 years of age or younger.

Disabled: Uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid.

Family Recreational: Parent or relative, male or female (recreational player only) with youth 14 or under, male or female. NO OPEN PLAYERS.

*Participants registering in the Open division must indicate their skill level of A, B, C or D. If registering online, this option will be in a dropdown menu; if registering via printed entry form, list the skill level in the Special Instructions section of the form.

COMPETITION FORMAT

Director may split divisions and reserves the right to reassign players to other divisions and combine events, depending on the number of entries.

Championship/consolation format. Every attempt will be made to arrange at least two matches for each participant. First match determines placement. Loser of first round match drops to single-elimination consolation bracket, and winner advances in the single-elimination championship bracket. Semi-final losers, in the winners bracket, play for third place (bronze medal).

The tournament will be conducted using rally scoring: All events are best of three games to 21 points. Must win by two points unless game is tied at 29 all. Then, next point wins.

Age determined as of August 1, 2015.

REGISTRATION FEES & DEADLINES

IF REGISTERED BETWEEN JUNE 2 AND JULY 25:
First Event: $37 per participant
Additional Events: $7 per participant

FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE – FRIDAY, JULY 25:
The final registration deadline for this sport is Friday, July 25.

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ONLINE REGISTRATION NOTE: If registering for a doubles event, the participant must still select “Myself” or “Another Participant” (NOT “Team”) on the first step of the registration process. The participant will be asked to list the doubles partner’s names. Entering their name DOES NOT register them for the event. Both team members must register themselves, or the participant can register the partner by selecting “Another Participant” on the first step of the registration process.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: 2015 State Games of America athlete shirt, free admission to the Opening Ceremonies and Athlete Village(s) and other sponsored items in the athlete packet.

MORE INFORMATION

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-571-6933 or shuttle@inebraska.com concerning rules or equipment. Additional information is available at the Top Flight Club website: www.nebraskabadminton.org or on our Facebook Event Page.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the State Games of America office at 402-471-2544 or info@sga2015.com.

All dates, times, locations and formats are tentative at this time. The Nebraska Sports Council reserves the right to make changes to the sport information noted on this page. Some dates, locations and times may change due to registration numbers. Participants are encouraged to check sport info often for any changes.

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