Technical regulations 2018
10. 7. 2018
EUROPEAN DEAF SPORT ORGANIZATION
Technical Regulations Badminton
Updated: 10 July 2018
22 – 28 July 2018
Badminton competitions will comprise the following events:
• Men's and Women's singles
• Men's and Women's doubles
• Mixed doubles
• Teams competition
2.1. Age Eligibility
There are no age restrictions for badminton competitors.
2.2. Number of Players
Each National Federation may enter a maximum number of four (4) men and four (4) women for the
Badminton competition. It is required to enter a minimum of two (2) men and two (2) women for team
2.3. No reserves or substitutes are allowed for the singles. The composition of a pair may be
changed only if a federation has entered less than four (4) men and four (4) women for the doubles
and one of the players originally entered in a pair forfeits by a doctor's declaration. However, no
changes may be made after the draw has taken place.
2.4. A fine of EURO €30 is levied on each non-starting athlete with the exception of those
presenting a doctor's declaration that he/she should not be allowed to start.
3.1. Preliminary Entry Registration
The preliminary registration with an indication of whether to or not to participate must be
submitted to EDSO Technical Director and Representative no later than 21 July 2017. [Not less than
one (1) year before the competition.]
3.2. Final Entry Registration
The final entries entry with an indication of the number of athletes in each event must be
submitted to the EDSO Technical Director and Representative no later than 21 Feb 2018. [Not less
than six (6) months before the competition]. Such submissions will be made via official online
registration form followed by the official registration form.
3.3. Name Registration
The name Registration with the names of each athlete indicating event entered must be submitted to
the EDSO Technical Director and Representative no later than 21 June 2018. [Not less than one (1)
month before the competitions]. Such submissions will be made via official online registration form
or telefax followed by the official registration form.
3.3.1. No changes or additional entries will be accepted after 21 June 2018.
4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS
4.1. Technical Organisation
EDSO is responsible for the technical organisation of the Badminton competitions.
4.2.1 Technical Committee:
The technical committee will be composed of the EDSO Technical Director and members appointed by
the Organising Committee:
Martin Bogard EDSO Badminton Technical Director Ota Pansky EDSO
Jan Kolar Head Referee
Richard Balint BWF Representative
Peter Birka Deaf Representative (SDSF)
4.2.2 Protest Committee:
The Championship Protest Committee shall consist of:
Ota Pansky EDSO Representative (Chair – NO VOTING RIGHT) Martin Bogard
EDSO Technical Director
Jan Kolar Head Referee
Richard Balint BWF Representative
4.3. Competition Rules
The Badminton competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the
BWF 2018-19. In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the
English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be
dealt with as follows:
4.3.1. Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with EDSO General Regulations and
Badminton Technical Regulations.
4.3.2. Technical questions related to competition rules shall be resolved according to the BWF
Rules and Regulations.
4.3.3. Only athletes who comply with the EDSO Regulations are entitled to take part in the EDSO
4.4. Competition Equipment
4.4.1. All equipment and implements used during competitions will comply with the BWF Rules and
4.4.2. The shuttlecocks will be Yonex AS 50
4.5. Competition Clothing
4.5.1. Clean and customarily acceptable Badminton attire shall be worn by all participants and
officials in the Badminton tournament. Participants must observe the EDSO Regulations regarding
advertising on clothing, etc., in the Stadium areas.
4.5.2. During the team events and the doubles, players must wear the same colour shirts and
4.5.3. During the team events and individual events, the opponent players must wear different
colour shirts and shorts.
4.5.4. The surname of the player and name of the country on the back of the shirt is mandatory.
The draw for all events will be conducted in accordance with BWF Rules and Regulations. An
appropriate number of teams, players and pairs (two, four, eight) will be seeded in each event by
the technical committee. In case of disagreement the EDSO Technical Director alone will decide the
seeding. Entries from any one country shall be drawn as follows:
• The first and second ranked entries by lot in opposite’s halves of the draw.
• The third and fourth ranked entries by lot in the two remaining quarters.
4.7. Competition Plan
4.7.1. Teams Event
Teams shall be required to play ties comprising: one (1) men's singles, one (1) men's doubles, one
(1) women's singles, one (1) women's doubles, & one (1) mixed doubles.
22.214.171.124. Constitution of Matches and Teams
• Each tie shall be decided by the results of the two (2) singles and three (3) doubles matches
and all five (5) matches shall be played.
• No player shall play in more than two (2) matches.
• If a team has only one (1) male or one (1) female player at the start of a tie, two (2)
matches must be conceded to their opponents and the player available can only play in one (1)
126.96.36.199. Preliminary Round
The entered teams will be divided into groups (two (2) or four (4) groups) of three (3) to five (5)
teams each. During the preliminary round, each team shall play all other teams in its group.
After the classification in the preliminary groups is established, the teams will play in the
finals in the following manner:
a. Two groups: A1 vs B1 for the first and second place. A2 vs B2 for the third and fourth place.
b. Four groups: There will be semi-finals with A1 vs D1 and B1 vs C1. The winning teams of the
semi-finals will play for the first and second place, while the defeated teams will play for the
third and fourth place.
c. Classifications: The teams placed third, fourth and fifth in each group will play for the fifth
and following places using the same system as above.
188.8.131.52. Classifications of Teams
The classification of teams in each group shall be made on points, namely one (1) point for each
game won and nil (0) points for each game lost.
If, at the end of a round, more teams have the same number of points, it shall proceed into the
following manner, following the rules of the "Surdiman Cup" as published in the BWF website
2013-14. The ranking will be decided in the following way:
a. If two (2) teams have won the same number of ties, the ranking will be decided by the result
of the tie between them.
b. If three (3) or more teams have won the same number of ties, the ranking shall be decided by
the total number of matches won. If these leaves two (2) teams equal, ranking will be decided by
the result of the tie between them.
c. If three (3) or more teams have won the same number of ties and the same number of matches,
ranking will be decided by the difference between total games won and total games lost. If this
leaves two (2) teams equal, ranking will be decided by the result of the tie between them.
d. If three (3) or more teams have won the same number of ties and the same number of matches and
have the same difference between total games won and total games lost, ranking will be decided by
the difference between total points won and total points lost. If this leaves two (2) teams equal,
ranking will be decided by the result of the tie between them.
e. If three (3) or more teams have won the same number of ties and the same number of matches,
have the same difference between total games won and total games lost and have the same difference
between total points won and total points lost, ranking will be decided by drawing lots. A conceded match shall count as if
completed without the conceding side scoring another point. All results of any team that has been
disqualified or withdraws shall be entirely deleted.
a. The players entered will be divided in groups of 3 to 4 players, the numbers of groups to be
multiple with 2: 2, 4, 8, 16 and so on. Each player will play all the other players in the group.
b. The players classified 1 and 2 in each group will play a normal tournament competition where
only the winners advance to the next round.
184.108.40.206. Classification of Players
The classification of players in each (preliminary) group shall be made on points, namely: One (1)
point for each game won and nil (0) points for each game lost. If, at the end of a round, some
players have the same number of points, it shall proceed in the following manner:
a. If two (2) players have the same number of points, the result of the games between them shall
b. If more than two (2) players have equal points, a second classification shall be established,
taking into account only the games played between the players with equal points.
c. Should there still be equality, the players shall be reclassified according to their number of
sets won subtracted by the number of sets lost, taking into account only the games played among the
players with equal points after the second classification.
d. Should there still be equality of points and sets, the classification shall be made by "goal"
(point) average, taking into account the games played among the players with the same number of
All doubles are played according to the normal tournament system where only the winners of a match
advance to the next round.
The referee shall be fully qualified and certified by the BWF. The referee shall act in concert
with the EDSO Technical Director. However, in matters concerning the interpretation of the Rules of
Badminton, the referee's decision shall be final.
In the preliminary rounds in the team tournament, the singles and the doubles, each tie will have
one (1) umpire [teller] and two (2) line judges who will be supervised by the Referee. At
semi-finals and finals there will be a fully licensed umpire and four (4) line judges.
In the preliminary rounds the singles and doubles, each tie will have one umpire (teller) and
two-line judges who will be supervised by the Referee. At semi-finals and finals there will be
fully licensed umpires (teller) and (serve) and four-line judges.
The Organising Committee shall appoint an appropriate number of referees and line judges.
5.1. Competition Venue
The Badminton competitions will take place at Badminton M-Sport Centre, Na Ostrove, Trencin,
There are five (5) badminton courts.
The surface is wooden and covered with official badminton mats.
5.2. Training Venue
The training venue is the same as the competition venue.
6.1 Competition Schedule
Refer to the competition schedule on the hosting competitions website.
6.2. Training Schedule
Refer to the training schedule on the hosting competitions website.
6.3. Technical Meeting
6.3.1. Date and Location
The first Technical Meeting will be held at Elizabeth Hotel at 18:00. The second Technical Meeting
will be held at Elizabeth Hotel at 19:00.
Each participating National Federation may be represented by two (2) officials, of whom at least
one (1) must be deaf and, if necessary, an interpreter.
7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS
7.1. Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or external cochlear implant parts is strictly
forbidden from the restricted zone area.
7.1.1. Restricted Zone Area
The restricted zone area is in effect from the time athletes enter on the whole badminton courts
hall area during the warm-up and competition period.
7.1.2. Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, the match shall immediately be stopped and the offending player/s will
be disqualified from the event. Refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations, 8: Violations and Penalties.
8.1. Procedure for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance to the BWF Rules and Regulations and will
be managed by the Badminton Protest Committee. Any official protest must be submitted in writing in
English on the Official EDSO Protest Form. The form must be given to the EDSO Technical Director
with EURO €100 within sixty (60) minutes after official posted results.
8.1.1. The EDSO Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sporting related eligibility
related. The Badminton Protest Committee will review all sport related protests, and the EDSO
Executive Committee will review all eligibility protests. The deposit of EURO €100 will be returned
to the appellant only if the protest is considered valid.
8.2. Procedures for reviewing a protest
The Badminton Protest Committee will meet in the Technical Director’s office at Badminton M-Sport
Centre, Na Ostrove at a time decided upon by the chairperson of the committee.
• The EDSO Representative will be the chairperson of the committee.
• The Sports Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible to book the meeting room and interpreters.
• The Sports Liaison Officer (SLO) will contact all committee members to inform them of the
meeting time and location.
• The EDSO Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports
Association's Competition Manager.
• The Sports Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for informing the hosting Deaf Sport
Federation and the EDSO Technical Director will be responsible for informing EDSO
Executive Committee about the protest and also the outcome of the protest.