Olympic Games Regulations For Badminton Competition Tokyo 2020


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OLYMPIC GAMES REGULATIONS FOR BADMINTON COMPETITION – TOKYO 2020

BWF is empowered to produce specific regulations for the Olympic Games Badminton competition, including, if thought fit, variations to the Competition Regulations.

1. The Competitions shall be conducted in accordance with the Laws of Badminton. The General Competition Regulations will apply except where specific provisions are contained in these Regulations. Where there is any conflict or apparent conflict, the Regulations for the Olympic Games Regulations for Badminton shall take precedence.

2. Seeding

2.1 There shall be up to sixteen seeds in singles and four seeds in doubles of the five events in the Olympic Games Badminton competition.

2.2 The seeds for the 2020 Olympic Games Badminton competition shall be determined using the BWF ranking list of 9 July 2020.

3. Method of Competition

3.1 The competition shall be played in two stages – Group Play stage and Knock-out stage

3.2 The draw for the Competition, at which each competing National Olympic Committee may be represented, shall be made in agreement with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee.

3.3 Group play stage

3.3.1

Initially, the players / pairs will play in groups, as below, where all players / pairs in a given group play each other. A final overall ranking order for each group shall be achieved.

Events
Singles Doubles

No. of Groups
12-16 4

No. of Players / pairs in each Group
3-4 4

3.3.2

The number of groups in the singles events will vary according to the number of entries but will not exceed a maximum of 16. Groups will be labelled accordingly Groups A to P but certain groups will be omitted depending on the number of entries (see tables below):

No. of players No. of groups of 3 players
No. of groups of 4 players Total no. of groups

38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 10 13 12 11 14 13 12 15 14 13 16 15 14
2012 0 120120 1 2 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 16

Groups shall be omitted as follows:

No. of Groups 12 13 14 15

Groups omitted B, O, F, K B, O, F B, O B

3.3.3

The participating players / pairs will be ranked in their group based on the ranking list of 9 July 2020.

3.3.4

Draw 3.3.4.1

Singles: 3.3.4.2

3.3.4.3 3.3.4.4

The number of seeds will correspond to the number of groups. Therefore, there shall be up to 16 seeds in the main draws.
The seeded players shall be placed at the top of each group as follows:
a) No1 placed at the top of Group A b) No 2 placed at the top of Group P c) No 3 and 4 drawn by lot at the top of Groups E and L d) No’s 5- 8 drawn by lot into Groups C, G, J, and N e) The remaining seeds shall be drawn by lot into
groups B, D, F, H, I, K, M and O (depending on the number of groups)
The remaining players shall be distributed into the groups by lot in a step by step manner until all players in the draw are placed.
Groups of four, where necessary, shall be allocated as follows:

No. of players No. of groups of 3 players No. of groups of 4 players Seeded positions in group of 4

38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

47

48 49

50

10 13 12 11 14 13 12 15 14

13

16 15

14

2

0

1

2

0 1

2

0

1

2

0

1

2

3&4 n/a 3 2&3 n/a 2 1&2 n/a 1 14&15 n/a 16 15&16

Doubles:

3.3.4.5 The seeded pairs shall be placed at the top of each group as follows:

a) No. 1 placed at the top of Group A b) No. 2 placed at the top of Group D c) No. 3 and 4 drawn by lot at the top of Groups B and C.

3.3.4.6 The remaining pairs shall be distributed in groups by lot.

In the group play stage, the ranking order shall be established in accordance with General Competition Regulation 16.

3.4 Knock-out stage

Singles:

3.4.1

Top ranked player from each group of the Group Play Stage will qualify for this stage.

3.4.2

The draw for the Knock-out stage will be as below. The winners in each group will be placed at the pre-designated places in the draw:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P The following pre-designated places will be awarded byes depending on the number of entries:

No. of groups Positions

12

13

14 15

B, O, F, K B, O, F B, O B

Doubles

3.4.3 Two top ranked pairs from each group of the Group Play Stage will qualify for this stage.

3.4.4

A random draw to determine places in the knock out stage (quarter finals) will be made. Pairs from the same group will be separated in the knock out stage. The group winners in each event will be separated as below:

A1

B1/C1

C1/B1 D1 3.4.5 The remaining pairs will be placed in the draw by lot.

4. Entries
4.1 Players / pairs from any one National Olympic Committee shall not be drawn in the same group.
4.2 A player / pair may participate in an event of the Olympic Games Badminton Competition only if the player's / pair's entry is made by the closing date for entries as established by the relevant Olympic Games Organising Committee or in line with the IOC’s late reallocation policies.
5. Substitutions
5.1 No changes or substitutions of any kind can be made to the entries after they have been made.
6. Disqualification
6.1 If, for any reason, a player is disqualified before the Badminton competition finishes, that player will receive no ranking points for any event entered. Where the disqualified player is part of a doubles pair, that pair will be disqualified and receive no ranking points for the event entered.
6.2 Any beaten player / pair will remain eliminated from the draw and will receive ranking points as loser(s).

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