Format: Team Event
Prizes: Cash in all categories – minimum $1500 between all categories – amount increases by $100 for every team over 15 teams entered. See distribution below
Categories: A, B, C, D with sufficient entries. Organizing Committee retains right to combine categories and to seed teams in appropriate division based on players’ rankings/previous results
Entry fee: $50/player
Social Event: TBA
Entry deadline: Monday, September 4, 2017 @ midnight. Entries limited to first 24 teams
Sponsors: Lexus Edmonton, Yonex
For more tournament details, Derrick Cup Group Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/322635901238266/
Each team consists of 4-6 players any gender.
WS vs MS: WS starts at 7 points and has first serve
WD vs MD: WD starts at 8 points and gets first serve
XD vs MD: XD starts at 7 points and gets first service
XD vs WD: WD starts at 7 points and gets first service
No starting points for Masters or Juniors
Teams are divided into pools within their category for round robin play on Saturday against other teams. Each round (called a ‘tie’) consists of one singles and two doubles. All matches are best 2 of 3 games. During round robin play, all matches will be played. Playoff rankings will be determined based on TOTAL number of matches won during all round robin ties. During the tie – ONLY 5 minutes will be allowed between matches, including warm-up. Team Captains must submit their line up 10 minutes prior to the tie – teams will not be allowed to view the other team’s line up. One player per team may play in 2 matches per tie if they wish, all other team members may only play in one match per tie. Our goal is to provide 3 or 4 ‘ties’ per team for round robin play – however, final number will depend on number of entries in category.
Teams are placed into an Elimination Draw based on their match win/loss record. Elimination ties are won based on best 2 of 3 matches. Winners move on to the next round. Losers will continue on in a Consolation Round if time permits.
Shuttles will be provided: A & B, C Event Yonex feather, D Event Yonex nylon
Random Fun Games
Throughout the tournament, random fun challenge games/contests will occur for prizes i.e. English Doubles, Team Sprint Relay, Shuttle Run, Masters Challenge, etc.
If a player gets hurt during a match, they must forfeit that match, but can be replaced by another player if the injured player was to play again later in a tie. The injured player cannot play again until the next tie.
Saturday Night Social: 6:45 Derrick Club – dinner included with entry
Badminton Alberta: Participants are strongly encouraged to be members of Badminton Alberta. Memberships may be purchased online at www.badmintonalberta.ca
Email entries to:
Joyce Pittman: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must contain: Team Name, Full name of each team member & gender, designated team captain, team captain phone number & email address
Payment by cash or club account at time of registration by Team Captain – full fees must be paid prior to first match. Teams entered will be posted on the Derrick Cup Facebook page as they enter.
Draw times will be available on Derrick Cup Facebook Page by Wednesday, September 6 @ 9:00 PM and emailed to Team Captains. Team Entries will be posted on the Derrick Cup Facebook Page
Inquiries may be made to Joyce Pittman @ 780-983-4661 or by email email@example.com or ask a question on the Derrick Cup Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/322635901238266/
A=33% of prize money ($500), B= 27 % ($400), C=20% ($300), D=20% ($300) Total of $1500 minimum. For each team over 15 entries an additional $100 will be added to the prize money and distributed as per the percentages above i.e. 18 teams A =$594, B=$486, C=$360, D=$360
This is the fourth annual Derrick Cup Team Event. Should situations arise that don’t have rules written for them, the tournament organizing committee reserves the right to make all final rules/decisions/seedings.
Organizing Committee: Alan Chow, Pauline Creaser, Kathy Francis, Darren Kam, Andrew Kwan, Joyce Pittman, Steve Wong, Doug Rutherford, Danny Long.