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What is a medley team?

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by techno79, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. techno79

    techno79 Regular Member

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    A local club describes itself as having mens, ladies, mixed and medley teams for a local league. What does the medley team mean? How does this work? You'd think a google search would reveal the answer to a simple question but nada. I understand what a swimming medley is but can't even think how the "medley" concept would apply to badminton so I'm guessing it's something completely different.

    TIA
     
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    demolidor Regular Member

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    From the looks of it, through google search :p, medley teams only play matches of 1 set/rubber set and each individual plays 2 "matches" in a different pairing. Often mixed doubles and probably depends on the league how many matches per player.
    Hadn't heard of it before either ...
     
  3. Sketchy

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    I'd imagine it's probably similar to what our league calls "combination", which means:
    3 x mens doubles (every combination of the 3 men on the team)
    3 x ladies doubles (every combination of the 3 ladies on the team)
    3 x mixed doubles (everyone plays 1 game of mixed doubles)
     
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    Just my guess: Let's say the medley is a best of 5. Game 1 is MS, game 2 is WS, game 3 is MD, etc. etc.

    That could be fun!
     
  5. mindfields

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    Yeah, we call that format the Hybrid League.
    Basically every player gets 1 mixed and 2 same *** games, swapping partners for each game.
    Pretty good format as you have to be able to switch tactics & work with different partners. Also means that it's easier to field a team as you only need 3 males/females as opposed to 6 for traditional mx/md/ld.
     

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