1. GOVERNING RULES
1.1 Badminton competition shall be conducted in accordance with the International Badminton Federation Rules (IBF) except where they conflict with the CIF Central Section rules approved by the Board of Managers.
1.2 Leagues will participate in divisional (team) and section (individual) finals.
2. GENERAL RULES
2.1 Players must at all times be under the supervision of an employee of the Board of Education.
2.2 Entry fees for all meets must be in accordance with current rules.
2.3 Medals and other individual awards at CIF sanctioned meets shall be given in accordance with current rules. Medals at the League Individual Finals shall be awarded to the top six (6) singles and top six (6) doubles teams.
2.4 All individual meets must be sanctioned by CIF Central Section and held in accordance with all CIF Central Section rules and procedures.
Note: Any athlete who was not involved in the prior sports season must have ten (10) days practice before he/she can participate in an interschool contest.
A. A Saturday may be counted as one of the ten (10) practice days.
B. The student athlete may not participate in an interschool contest until the eleventh calendar day (excluding Sundays).
Exception: An athlete competing in the prior sports season may waive the mandatory ten (10) days of practice, (excluding wrestling).
3. CONTEST REGULATIONS
3.1 There will not be paid officials for dual meets.
3.2 Number of participants will be five (5) singles and six (6) doubles.
3.3 An athlete will be allowed to compete in either singles or doubles.
3.4 Matches shall consist of 2 out of 3 games. Singles will play to 11 points and will win by 2 points with a cap of 13. Doubles will play to 15 points and will win by 2 points with a cap of 17.
3.5 The team with the highest match score wins the contest. Each match counts as 1 point. Forfeits for injury or default equal 1 point.
3.6 Coaches will exchange line-ups ten (10) minutes prior to the beginning of the first match at each contest.
3.7 The order of the matches shall be doubles first; ranked singles teams will fill in as courts become available. Starting the 2nd round, singles play will be first, and doubles will fill in as courts become available.
3.8 Coaching or other distractions are not allowed during a match. Coaches may confer with players only during the five minute rest period between the second and third games. Players may consult with coaches for interpretation of rules.
3.9 Players may not leave the court during play.
4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE HOST SCHOOL
4.1 The host school shall furnish a minimum of 11 new shuttlecocks per contest.
4.2 Site ground rules, including court dimensions and boundaries, shall be established in accordance with IBF regulations.
4.3 If a shuttlecock hits any obstruction, it is considered a "let" unless otherwise determined by specific ground rules.
5.1 All participants must meet the CIF State and Central Section eligibility rules.
6. SEASON OF SPORT
6.1 The season of sport will be the Spring season and will start with the first interschool competition and end with the last regularly scheduled league contest, except those participating in play-off competition.
6.2 A school will be limited to a maximum of 24 contests per season, excluding play-off competition.
6.3 One scrimmage per season is permitted.
6.4 NO TEAMS WILL BE ALLOWED TO GO TO THE MOUNTAINS; BEACHES; ETC., DURING THE "CONDITIONING TWO WEEK PERIOD" PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON.
7. LEAGUE STANDINGS
7.1 League standings shall be determined on the basis of the win/loss record of each school in the league.
NEW FORFEIT RULE PENALTY
If an ineligible student participates in a contest, or contests, the school must forfeit
the contest, or contests, and the ineligible student shall not compete in any sport until
his/her eligibility is attained.
If it is determined that an ineligible student competed due to the failure of the School
Administration to properly notify those responsible for playing the student, an appeal by
the Principal may be directed to the Section Commissioner regarding the forfeiture of
the game, or games. The appeal must be in writing, stating specifically the circumstances surrounding the oversight in playing the student. The final decision regarding the appeal will be determined by the Section Commissioner.
Criteria for consideration of appeal:
What caused the ineligible player to participate in the contests(s)
Score of contest(s)
Amount of participation in contest(s) by ineligible participant
What part of did the ineligible student have on the outcome of the contest(s)
Notification of the use of an ineligible player MUST be reported IMMEDIATELY, and appealed within in 5 days of the infraction.
Notification of an alleged infraction by another school, MUST also be reported IMMEDIATELY, to allow the offending school an opportunity to respond.
STATE CIF BADMINTON
CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BADMINTON INVITATIONAL
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Site: San Gabriel Valley Badminton Club, El Monte
CIF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Site: Independence HS, San Jose
Competition will be held in the following five classifications:
A. Girls' Singles
B. Boys' Singles
C. Girls' Doubles
D. Boys' Doubles
E. Mixed Doubles
II. SECTION ENTRIES
16 individual/team brackets in each category. Entries for the NorCal and SoCal Regionals will be posted in the Badminton Handbook online 60 days prior to the Championships.
III. QUALIFYING PROCEDURES:
A. Section entries shall be based on the Section's percentage of overall schools that field teams in the classification multiplied by the number of participants the event management opts to place the championship bracket.
B. If a Section has a Badminton championship, athletes will qualify through the Section championship. If a section does not offer a Section championship and interscholastic tournament may be designated as the official means of qualifying for the Northern California Regional or the Southern California Invitational Badminton Championship.
C. No Section shall receive more than 50% of the entries in a classification.
D. An individual may only be entered in one classification. Doubles teams must consist of participants who attend the same school.
NOTE: Complete details on the 2017 CIF State Badminton Championships will be available on the State CIF website (www.cifstate.org) approximately 45-60 days prior to the event.