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 senior players.
NEWBL Handicap Tournament
These tournaments are aimed at Senior League players from any division. The handicapping format allows all players to start out on a level playing field, with higher level players being handicapped most severely. These tournaments are a fun day of both doubles disciplines, where players from across North East Wales can get together and compete.
Welsh Satellite Series
The series is aimed at all individuals at Club and County level and is a great opportunity to socialise, meet and make new friends and to have some competitive games of badminton. All players across Great Britain are welcome to compete, with the exception of International players.
There are a total of 8 tournaments run throughout Wales starting in October and finishing in April.
English Senior Circuit
The Senior Circuit is open to all players, regardless of standard, provided they are a fully affiliated, active member of any UK National Governing Body. The tournaments are rated Gold, Silver and Bronze (Gold tournaments being the highest standard). All of the senior circuit tournaments qualify for the appropriate grade English National Ranking points.
The higher the standard of circuit tournament, the higher the ranking points and prize money awarded.
Yonex Welsh Senior National Championships
The Yonex Welsh Senior National Badminton Championships is held annually in February and is open to any player that satisfies the qualification criteria.