Badminton: All-Out Badminton Tournament

Badminton: All-Out
Badminton Tournament

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update

Here's a tournament variation that provides players with a number of short games against a maximum number of opponents. It's great for class or practice.

How To Play
Two players face each other on each one-half-width court. They receive one shuttle.

On your signal, play begins and points are scored as per regular badminton. The difference is that games last only three minutes after which players move to a different court and take on a new opponent. Each player keeps the number of points they've already scored and add to it on each subsequent game. For example, if a player scored two points in the first game, and three points, in the second, they begin the third game with five points.

The player with the lowest score is the server when new games begin. Try to minimize the delay between games to optimize the fitness aspect of the tournament.

At the end of the tournament, the player with the most total points is the winner.

Reference: "Ideas for Action: All out badminton tournament." Input--A Publication of CIRA Ontario, January 2006. [With membership to the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association, Ontario, PO Box 2034, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3T2, email: [email protected], Tel: 905-575-2083].


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