Durham County Schools Badminton League Page 

RULES OVERVIEW

  • There is a seperate boys and girls competition.

  • Squads should have 4 players. However additional players are allowed as long as both schools agree. e.g. you may have 5 players and one only plays singles and the other only plays doubles. You should have your players ordered in rank order e.g. SIngles player 1 is your strongest whilst Singles Player 4 is your weakest. However doubles combinations can be any order..

  • For each age group a match should consist of 6 games. 4 SINGLES GAMES AND TWO DOUBLES GAMES

  • All games should be played to 21 points with setting.

  • If the tie ends as a draw 3-3 then there is a playoff doubles game. Any double combinations can be used this time. You do not have to have the same combination as the doubles matches.

  • Results for each age group should be sent to Mr A Fisher. (fisher.a@strobertofnewminster.co.uk)

LEAGUE RESULTS

  • For each fixture it is 5pts for a win and 0pts for a loss. 

  • Each school must have at least 2 ages groups entered in the either boys or girls competition.

  • After the local rounds have been played the final position of each team will determine who advances to the Cup or Plate competition. It is unworkable to then have play-offs for every team that a school runs as teachers would not be able to cope with the work load. What is proposed is that  we take the average points score across all age groups for that gender competition. 

  • Where you finish in a league will determine how many points your team gets. (1st Place 10pts, 2nd place 5pts, 3rd Place 3pts,, 4th Place 2pts, 5th Place 1pt)

  • Even if there are just two teams in the league they will still get 10pts for 1st and 5 pts for 2nd. 

  • An example of how things will be worked out is below.

If the  the leagues finished up like this………………... 
 

U12 Girls  
1st Thorp Academy 10pts
2nd St Anthony’s 5pts
3rd St Roberts 3pts
   
U13 Girls 
1st Emmanuel 10pts
2nd St Roberts 5pts
3rd Thorp 3pts
4th St Anthony’s 2pts

 

U14 Girls 
1st St Roberts 10pts
2nd St Anthony’s 5pts
3rd Thorp 3pts
   
U15 Girls
1st Thorp Academy 10pts
2nd St Anthony’s 5pts
3rd St Roberts 3pts
   
U16 Girls 
1st Thorp Academy 10pts
2nd Emmanuel 5pts 
3rd St Roberts 3pts
4th St Anthony’s 2pts

 

U18 Girls

 1st Thorp Academy 10pts

2nd Emmanuel 5pts 

 

Thorp - Total score 46 - average  is 46/5 teams = 9.2 

Emmanuel - Total score 20, average is 20/3 teams = 6.67

St Roberts- Total is 24, average 24/5 team = 4.8           

St Anthony’s - Total score 19, average is 19/5 = 3.8  


So Thorp and Emmanuel would go through to the Cup draw 

St Roberts and Emmanuel would go through to the Plate Draw 

 

  • BOTH CUP AND PLATE DRAWS NOW BECOME KNOCK OUT EVENTS.

  • SCHOOLS WILL BE SEEDED IN THE KNOCK OUT EVENTS. THIS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THEIR TOTAL SCORES IN THE LOCAL LEAGUE EVENTS.

  • THE FINALS WILL THEN BE PLAYED AT A NEUTRAL VENUE.