Badminton Age Classifications

Effective 01 September 2013 for the season of September 01/13 - August 31/14:

  • to be eligible for u12 - all participants must be born in 2002 or later;

  • to be eligible for u14 - all participants must be born in 2000 or later;

  • to be eligible for u16 - all participants must be born in 1998 or later;

  • to be eligible for u19 - all participants must be born in 1995 or later.

 

Playing Up

If you are a good player and want to play in an age category higher than the one you are in, you may do so, however, you can only enter in ONE age category per tournament so if you choose to play up, you must play up for all events entered (Singles, Doubles and Mixed).

 

Partner Ineligible

If you find out that your doubles or mixed doubles partner isn't eligible to play in your age category, you must:

  1. Play up in all events so you can still play with your partner(s); or

  2. Choose a new partner so you can stay in your age category; or

  3. Not enter a doubles event

 

Masters Age Classification

The Masters age classifications in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in Canada are:

  • 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ (Alberta also contests 30+)

  • The tournament organizing committee has the option to combine adjacent age categories.

  • In Canada the age must be attained by the start of the tournament.

  • To qualify in Alberta, the specific age must be attained before or during the tournament dates.