Age Group and Membership Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria were created in consultation with the Badminton BC Competitions Committee and the Badminton BC Performance Committee. The intent of the criteria is to:

  • Align with a National interest to qualify entries into National Championships.
  • Encourage participation in Provincial Circuit events to strengthen the competitive development pathways for all athletes in British Columbia.

Note: for eligibilities specifid to a category of tournaments, like BC Junior B series, please refer to the respective BC series tournament pages. 

 

Age groups eligibility for 2022-2023 season: 

U19/U17/U15/U13/U11:

• U19 (born in 2005 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 19 years of age throughout the 2023 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.

• U17 (born in 2007 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 17 years of age throughout the 2023 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.

• U15 (born in 2009 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 15 years of age throughout the 2023 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.

• U13 (born in 2011 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 13 years of age throughout the 2023 calendar year in which the Provincial Championships are held.

• U11 (born in 2013 or later)- Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 11 years of age throughout the 2023 calendar year in which the Provincial Championships are held.

 

U23:

• U23 Badminton BC will follow Badminton Canada's rules due to the fact Canada Winter Games (year 2000 atheltes) is held in February 2023.

Badminton BC tournaments hosted in 2022 -> U23 (born in 2000 or later)

Badminton BC tournaments hosted in 2023 -> U23 (born in 2001 or later)

 

Masters:

Players are eligibile to compete in this age category if they are 30 and over as of the first day of the tournament. 

 

Membership requirements to play tournaments: 

Sanctioned

Type in TS

Valid Membership

Community/Local Event (non-ranking)

Local

Single (Once), Recreational, Provincial & National

Junior B Series (ranking)

Regional

Recreational, Provincial &National

Junior B Provincials (ranking)

P/T B

Recreational, Provincial & National

Junior A Series (ranking)

P/T A

Single (once), Provincial & National

Junior A Provincials (ranking)

Championship

Provincial & National

U23/Open Series (ranking)

P/T A

Single (Once), Recreational, Provincial & National

U23/ Open Provincials (ranking)

Championship

Provincial & National

Masters Series (ranking – done by Masters Committee)

P/T A

Single (once), Provincial & National

Masters Provincials (ranking – done by Masters Committee)

Championship

Provincial & National