WEE KIM WEE BADMINTON CHALLENGE TROPHY 2009 RULES & REGULATIONS 1. PERIOD AND VENUE OF TOURNAMENT 1.1 The Wee Kim Wee Badminton Challenge Trophy 2009 will be held at the Arena Sports Hall from 15 June 2009 to 5 July 2009 as per the following schedule: BOY’S & GIRL’S TEAM EVENT – (15 June to 27 June 2009) Date Timing Stage 15 June, Mon to 25 June, Thu 10am / 12nn / 2pm KO Stages 26 June, Fri & 27 June, Sat 10am / 2 pm Semi Finals & FINALS OPEN TEAM EVENT – (28 June to 5 July 2009) Date Timing Stage 28 June, Sun 10am / 12nn / 2pm KO Stages 29 June, Mon to 3 July, Fri 7.30pm KO Stages 4 July, Sat 7.30pm Semi Finals 5 July, Sun 2.30pm / 3.30pm FINALS (Prize Ceremony) 2. ELIGIBILITY OF PARTICIPANTS 2.1 The Boy’s & Girl’s Team Event is opened to all secondary schools with players representing their own schools. Players must be Singaporeans. JC level students and those with student passes are NOT eligible to participate in this tournament. 2.2 The Open Team Event is opened to all Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents with Singapore Blue Identity Card only and the player must represent one badminton club or sports club in Singapore. JC & Tertiary students are welcomed to participate. 2.3 All Current National Players, National Coaches and Suspended Players from SBA (May 2009) are NOT eligible to participate in this tournament. 2.4 Evidence of eligibility will be asked by the Officials during the tournament. Any one found ineligible will NOT be allowed to play and have to concede walkover for that match when the ineligibility is discovered. There will NOT be any refund of entry fees. 3. EVENT CATEGORIES Order of Play Boy’s & Girl’s Team Event 1) 1st Singles 2) 1st Doubles 3) 2nd Singles 4) 2nd Doubles 5) 3rd Singles Open Team Event 1) 1st Men's Doubles 2) 1st Men’s Singles 3) 2nd Men’s Doubles 4) 2nd Men’s Singles 5) 3rd Men’s Doubles 4. ENTRY & REGISTRATION 4.1 There is no limit to the number of teams that a club or school may enter. If the response is overwhelming, the organising committee may start the tournament a few days earlier. 4.2 No repetition of players is permitted for any of the 5 matches. 4.3 The Boy’s & Girl’s Team shall consist of a minimum of 8 players & a maximum of 11 players (including reserves) and the Open Team shall consist of a minimum of 9 players & a maximum of 12 players (including reserves). 4.4 Any amendment to the registration of players should be done before the start of the tournament. 4.5 The registration fee per entry (inclusive of 7% GST) is $50/- for the Boy’s & Girl’s Team Event and $100/- for the Open Team Event. 4.6 The registration fee is non-refundable. 4.7 For cheque payment, please make payable to “Excalibur Resorts (S) Pte Ltd”. 4.8 All duly completed registration forms, together with payment, must be submitted to: The Arena Country Club 511 Upper Jurong Road Singapore 638366 Attn: Michael Sabai (Daily Opening Hours: 8.30 am to 10.00 pm) 4.9 The closing date of registration is on 20 May 2009, Wednesday by 6 pm (evening). 4.10 All confirmed fixtures will be emailed or faxed to the Team Managers on 1 June 2009, Monday before 6 pm after the conducting the draws on 30 May 2009, Saturday. 4.11 Late, unclear & incomplete submission of the official registration forms will NOT be entertained. 4.12 In the event that there are insufficient entries (i.e. less than 12 entries), the organising committee may decide to cancel the event. 5. TOURNAMENT SYSTEM 21 Points Rally Scoring System 5.1 The tournament will be played on a Double Knock Out System. 5.2 There will be a Team Manager’s Meeting in Arena Function Room on the 2nd storey on 30 May 2009, Saturday @ 11 am for all Teams to conduct the draws and confirm the fixtures. 5.3 Ashaway Classic shuttlecocks will be used for the tournament. 6. TOURNAMENT RULES 6.1 Unless otherwise notified, the tournament shall be run in accordance with the prevailing rules and regulations of the Badminton World Federation (BWF). 6.2 The result of each tie will be based on Best of 5 Matches. Once a team has won 3 matches, it will be considered the winning team and the remaining matches will not be played. 6.3 Each match will be based on the best of 3 sets of 21 points. 6.4 All players are requested to bring along their identification documents for verification on their eligibility for their matches, failing which they might NOT be allowed to play. 6.5 Once entries have been accepted, they are considered final. However, the organising committee, at its discretion, reserves the right to accept such changes if necessary and with valid reasons, so long as no match has been played by the player(s). 6.6 All Teams must report to the Official Table at least 30 minutes before the scheduled time of their matches and submit their team line up 15 minutes before the first match. 6.7 All matches will be played in accordance with the schedule and order of play. Postponement of any matches will be at the Organising Committee's discretion. 6.8 In the event of availability of courts during the tie, the presiding Tournament Official reserves the right to play the matches simultaneously, in order of play at the available courts. 6.9 Players will be given a grace period of a maximum of 5 minutes for all matches, failing which the players will be conceded a walkover for that particular match. 6.10 If players from both teams fail to turn up for the same match, the match will be scratched. 6.11 Players shall wear non-marking shoes during the competition. 6.12 From Semi Finals onwards, all double pairs are required to wear attire of at least the same colour, if not exactly the same design and colour. 6.13 The decision(s) of the umpires and officials are deemed as final. 6.14 For the Boy’s & Girl’s Team Event, players are required to act as umpires till Semi Finals and line judges for all matches. For the Open Team Event, all players are required to act as line judges till Finals. Teams that do not comply with this requirement may be disqualified. 7. PRIZES AND INCENTIVES 7.1 Prizes will be as follows: Boy’s & Girl’s Team Event Prizes Champion $1000, Trophy, Medals & Ashaway Products 1st Runner Up $500, Medals & Ashaway Products 2nd Runner Up $300 & Medals 3rd Runner Up $200 & Medals Open Team Event Prizes Champion $2500, Trophy, Medals & Ashaway Products 1st Runner Up $1500, Medals & Ashaway Products 2nd Runner Up $1000 & Medals 3rd Runner Up $500 & Medals 7.2 All Prize Winners are required to attend the prize presentation ceremony on 5 July 2009, Sunday at 4.30pm in proper sporting attire to receive the prizes. Prizes WILL NOT be awarded to players who are not properly attired for the prize ceremony. 7.3 The organising committee reserves the right to alter as it deems fit. Its decision(s) on all matters shall be final and binding. 8. REFUND POLICY 8.1 Unless the Organising Committee cancels any event, there will be no refund of the entry fees for whatever reason. 9. SUPPLEMENTARY RULES 9.1 The Organising Committee reserves the right to interpret and/or amend the rules and regulations of the tournament at any time. Notifications of such changes will be emailed, faxed or smsed to all Team Managers. 9.2 The Tournament Official’s decision on all technical matters shall be final. 9.3 Any protest disputing the decision(s) of the Tournament Official must be made in writing (Attn: Organising Committee), within 24 hours from occurrence and accompanied by a protest fee of $100. This fee is refundable only if the Organising Committee rules in favour of the protest. 9.4 While reasonable precautions will be taken, The Arena Country Club, its staff, servants and agents will not be responsible or in any way liable for any death, disability, personal injury, loss of property or any other loss howsoever arising from any cause whatsoever at any time during the course of the tournament.