Game Format

  • All Badminton Leagues are double opponent; teams will play two matches per night against different opponents.
  • All Badminton Leagues use an Event Coordinator (EC).
  • All Badminton Leagues are self-officiated.
  • All Badminton leagues use a weekly time slot that ranges from 1.25 to 1.50 hours.
  • Each match consists of a three game format; the third game is played regardless of the outcome of the first two games.
    • Game 1 - first team to 21 points (must win by 2 to a max of 25)
    • Game 2 - first team to 21 points (must win by 2 to a max of 25)
    • Game 3 - first team to 15 points (must win by 2 to a max of 17)

Season Length

  • All Badminton Leagues use the following structure:
    • 8 weeks of seeding / regular season games (16 total matches).
      • Seeding round is dependent on the number of teams registered.
    • 1 week of playoff games (2 total matches).
  • There may be instances where byes are scheduled due to facility availability, meaning the season may be played over 9-12 total weeks. 
  • In rare cases, games may be played on Long Weekends or Holidays.

Playoffs

  • Playoff Format:
    • All teams are guaranteed 2 playoff matches.
    • Only the Top 4 teams will compete for the League Championship.
    • League champs will receive t-shirts that can be picked up from the Season-end Party.
    • There are no ties in playoffs. If time is called and a match is still in progress, the following tie-breaker procedures will be implemented:
      • The team that has won more games within the match will be declared the winner.
      • If each team has won an equal number of games, the team with the better point differential is the winner.
      • If each team has an identical point differential, one additional point must be played to determine the winner.

Rosters

Format  Roster Ideal Roster Size
(F) = Female
Total # of Players
required on the court
Total # of Females
required on the court
Singles Open 1 1 0
Doubles Open 2 2 0
Doubles Co-ed 2 (1 F) 1 (1 F) 1
  • When registering a full team, there is no limit to the maximum number of players teams can have on their roster.
  • Prior to the first game of the season, teams must have 1 (Singles) or 2 (Doubles) player(s)confirmed on the roster in MyCSSC. This number is equal to the total number of players required on the court in the above chart.
    • If the minimum amount of confirmed roster players is not met, the team will receive a loss for every game played until the requirement is met.
  • Prior to the first playoff game, teams must have all players who are playing in the playoff game(s) displayed as part of the confirmed roster in MyCSSC.
    • If this requirement is not met, teams will receive an automatic loss and will not be eligible for the championship.
  • A team may bring in subs that are not listed on the roster. To learn more about the sub policies, click here.