Tournaments are a great way to play competitive badminton in every discipline. As well as being a great way to motivate players to train hard to gain greater success, they are also a great way of meeting new people and seeing new places. Tournament results are also used as part of the process, when selecting players for County and National Teams.
Because of their importance in a player’s development, NEWBA encourages and recommends, that all players wishing to reach their maximum potential, competes in tournaments throughout the season.
NEWBA, Badminton Wales and Badminton England hold a number of tournaments throughout the season to give players the opportunity to compete at a level that suits their ability.
Please find below the types of tournament on offer for junior players.
NEWBA Junior Restricted Tournament
The NEWBA Junior Restricted Tournament is only open to players who are eligible to represent NEWBA. This tournament is a showcase for NEWBA talent, where squad players are expected to enter.
Welsh Junior Shuttle Circuit
The Badminton Wales Junior Shuttle Circuit is aimed at Junior Players at Beginner to Intermediate level looking to seek some regular competition and to pit their skills against other, beginner badminton players.
There are a total of 10 tournaments run throughout Wales starting in September and finishing in March.
Welsh Junior Open Series
The Badminton Wales Junior Open Series is aimed at those junior badminton players currently competing within all types of squads in Great Britain.
There are a total of 7 tournaments run throughout Wales starting in September and finishing in March.
English Junior Circuit
There are junior circuit tournaments for U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19. For players in the Under 11 age group, B.E offer the Under 11 circuit. Within the U13, U15 and U17 age groups, the tournaments are rated Gold, Silver and Bronze (Gold tournaments being the highest standard). For players in the Under 19 age group, there is two levels of circuit.
All tournaments are open to any player, provided their grading is not above that allowed for that tournament.
Yonex Welsh Junior National Championships
The Yonex Junior National Championships is held annually in March and is open to any player that satisfies the qualification criteria.
- in the Calendar of Events –postponement of the Junior closed tournament
- Junior Tournaments – BW Open entry forms should be sent to Jane Liddle
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Note: The NEWBA Junior Closed is on 26 March 2017 at Deeside Leisure Centre (replaces postponed tournament from 27 November 2016)