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					                                               Badminton Rules



I.   Conduct and Sportsmanship
     a. Good sportsmanship is essential during all RecSports activities. Individuals or teams who demonstrate poor
        sportsmanship may be dropped from a league or event at any time without refund. Additionally, teams that do not
        maintain an acceptable sportsmanship rating will be ineligible for the playoffs. For additional information,
        concerning the sportsmanship rating system, please refer to RecSports Handbook which is available upon request
        from the Pacific Recreation Office.
     b. Rules and Policies are subject to change without notice at any time.
     c. Team Managers: Team managers are responsible for all team members and spectators. Obscene or abusive
        language by participants or spectators will not be tolerated and will be penalized accordingly. Team managers are
        expected to inform all participants of rules and policies prior to participation.
             i. Responsibilities
                     1. To collect and pay the team entry fee
                     2. Must completely fill out the team roster (on the entry form) upon submittal
                     3. Attend all meetings pertaining to their team’s activity
                     4. Submit the appropriate team roster and make roster changes and additions when necessary
                         (according to the eligibility rules)
                     5. Pick up original and any updated schedules
                     6. Notify team members of date, time, and place of all games, including rescheduled games.
                     7. Enter line-up on appropriate score sheets/game rosters.
                     8. Be knowledgeable of all playing rules governing the sport they are participating in
                     9. The captain is the sole representative of their team and will also be held responsible for the actions
                         of their team, spectators and/or specific players.
                     10. Teams are responsible for their schedules. Reschedule requests will be acknowledged if they are
                         given, in writing, 48 hours in advance of their scheduled game. No guarantees.
     d. Team Captains: One of the players signed in for a game shall be designated the team captain. The captain is the
        representative of his/her team and may address officials on matters of interpretation or to obtain essential
        information in a courteous manner only, provided it does not disrupt the flow of the game.
     e. Ejection/Suspension: Any player who is ejected for any reason will be subject to additional disciplinary actions.
        Any player ejected is automatically suspended from participating in any RecSports activity until a meeting with a
        member of the Pacific Recreation staff. To schedule a meeting with a Pacific Team member please call Pacific
        Recreation at 209-746-2811. If a meeting does not occur within three business days of ejection, additional
        disciplinary actions will be taken. These actions may include any of the following or any combination of the
        following: suspension from the RecSports program, permanent suspension from the RecSports program, referral to
        the Judicial Affairs for review, and/or referral to Public Safety for review.
             i. Ejection Criteria: The following acts are prohibited and will result in immediate ejection from a game. An
                 incident report will be completed and submitted to the Pacific Recreation staff for further review.
                     1. Playing under an assumed name
                     2. Use of abusive language (regardless of what language is being spoken) toward a supervisor, official,
                         opponent, teammate, or spectator
                     3. Leaving the team area for any reason to participate in an altercation
                     4. Threatening behavior toward a supervisor, official, opponent, teammate, or spectator
                     5. Making physical contact in a threatening manner toward a supervisor, official, opponent, teammate,
                         or spectator
                     6. Playing under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance
                       7. Other infractions will be addressed according to the RecSports Handbook which is available upon
                            request from the Pacific Recreation Office.
               ii. Fighting Policy: Fighting (physically striking, kicking, or attempting to strike or kick another player,
                   spectators or staff) will not be tolerated. Players involved in a fight will be immediately ejected and will be
                   subject to additional disciplinary actions, which will include suspension from the RecSports program and
                   may include referral to the Judicial Affairs and/or Public Safety.

II.    Injuries
       a. We (the Office of Student Life and Pacific Recreation) are not responsible for any injuries that occur while
           participating in the RecSports program.
       b. All participants are encouraged to obtain a physical exam prior to participating in any physical activity.
           Additionally, participants are encouraged to maintain adequate health insurance while participating.
       c. In the event an injury occurs during a RecSports activity, please immediately notify the official, manager, or
           supervisor who is working the contest so arrangements can be made to treat the injury and to complete an injury
           report. If needed, staff members can call for an ambulance to assess the injury and/or transport the injured
           participant to the hospital.

III.   Eligibility
       a. All intramural sports activities are limited to current students, staff, and faculty members. All others, including
           alumni, are prohibited from participating in any RecSports activities.
       b. Photo Identification: All participants are required to present a current Pacific identification card prior to
           participating,. Individuals unable to do so will not be allowed to participate. Any team unable to begin a game with
           the minimum number of players will forfeit the game.
       c. League Playoff Eligibility
                 i. All teams must have an average Sportsmanship Rating of 3.0 to be eligible for the playoffs.
                ii. Tie-breakers include, in order: head-to-head result, # of forfeits, point differential, points allowed, and
                    points scored.
               iii. A playoff meeting will be held on in the BFC Garage at the conclusion of the regular season to decide
                    playoff schedules/seedings. All playoff teams are required to have a representative in attendance.

IV.    Team Rosters
       a. The official game roster will consist of the team roster form that is submitted to Pacific Rec.
       b. It is assumed that teams are playing in the appropriate skill level. Pacific Recreation Staff reserves the right to move
          any player or team up a division.
       c. Individual players may participate in up to 2 leagues, depending on their eligibility (men’s/women’s and co-rec).
          An individual cannot play on 2 men’s, women’s, or co-rec, teams in any league.
       d. Doubles: The official roster will consist of the two-player roster submitted to Pacific Rec.
       e. Restrictions:
                i. Any participant who is or has been a professional player or athlete is ineligible to compete in the sport or its
                    related sport in which he/she was a professional. A professional player or athlete is defined as one who has
                    received monetary remuneration for his/her athletic services.

V.     Players & Substitutions
       a. Badminton singles will be a single-player activity. No substitutions are allowed.
       b. Doubles: Only two (2) players are allowed. No substitutions.


VI.    Equipment
       a. Illegal Equipment/Jewelry: Referees will not permit any player to wear equipment which in his/her judgment is
          dangerous or confusing to other players or is not appropriate.
          Illegal items include, but are not limited to:
                i. A guard, cast or brace made of hard or unyielding leather, plaster, pliable (soft) plastic, metal, or any other
                   hard material, even if covered by soft padding, are not allowed when worn on the elbow, hand, finger, wrist,
                   or forearm. Leg braces and knee braces must be covered with at least a half inch of slow recovery rubber or
                   similar padding so that no metal or hard edges are exposed.
               ii. Head decorations, headwear, bracelets, rubber bands, Lance Armstrong and other soft bracelets, metal
                   barrettes, bandanas, and headgear with a bill or hard outer surface. Baseball caps may be worn.
              iii. Exception: Medical alert bracelets or necklaces may be worn if taped down. Also, a headband no wider
                   than two (2) inches and made of non-abrasive unadorned single-colored cloth, elastic, fiber, soft leather, or
                   rubber may be worn. Rubber/cloth elastic bands used to control hair may be worn.
              iv. Officials will not permit any player to participate if, in his/her judgment, items such as a player’s fingernails
                   or hairstyle may constitute a safety concern.
        b. Shorts/Pants: Players must wear basketball or athletic type shorts/pants.
        c. Shoes: All players must wear shoes. Shoes worn must be canvas-topped or soft leather-topped rubber soled shoes,
           commonly known as basketball or tennis shoes. Shoes which have metal, hard plastic, or any other exposed
           metal are illegal.
        d. Racket/shuttles: each participant must provide their own racket and shuttles to use.

VII.    Length/Timing of Game
        a. The match time limit will be enforced from game time! Teams not present with the required minimum
           number of players ready to play five (5) minutes after start time will forfeit the game.
        b. Coin Toss: Before the game conduct rock, paper, scissors. Winner has a choice of serving first, receiving first or
           choosing court.
        c. A match will consist of two (2) out of three (3) games.
        d. All games are played to twenty-one (21) points. First one to 21 points wins.
        e. Time limit of 40 minutes.
        f. Tournament Pool Tiebreaker: Fewest Points Allowed
        g. Forfeit Fee: A forfeit will require the team to pay a $10 forfeiture fee is paid at the BFC. A failure to pay the
           forfeit fee by the second day following the forfeit fee by 5:00pm will result in the team being dropped from the
           league. Two forfeits by the same team will automatically disqualify the team from the league. Any team that is
           disqualified from a Recsports competition will also forfeit the all participation points accumulated for that sport.
        h. Default/Concede: Each team is allowed one default/concede. The team manager must notify RecSports 24 hours in
           advance of scheduled game to avoid forfeit fee.
        i. Time-Outs: No time-outs will be granted unless for injury.

VIII.   Scoring
                 i. Points may be scored anytime the shuttle hits the ground. Rally scoring to 21, WIN BY 1 ONLY.
                ii. A player continues to serve, alternating courts, until he/she commits an error
               iii. Singles: On an error by the server, “service over” is called, the receiver scores a point and the receiver
                    becomes the server.
               iv. Doubles: When an error is committed by the serving side, when the first server is servicing, “second server”
                    is called, the receiving team scores a point, and the partner of the first server becomes the server. When an
                    error is committed by the serving side when the second server is servicing, “service over” is called, no point
                    is scored, and the opposing side becomes the serving side.




IX.     Game Rules
        a. General
               i. A serve may not be delivered until the receiver is ready.
              ii. Some part of both feet of the server and the receiver must remain in contact with the court, inside the
                  boundary lines, until the shuttle leaves the racquet of the server.
               iii. A serve which touches and passes over the net and falls within the diagonal service court and a shot during a
                    rally which touches and passes over the net and falls within the legal boundary lines are both good.
               iv. Shuttles falling on the lines are all good.
                v. It is not a fault if the server completely misses the shuttle on the serve.
               vi. “Let” is called when the receiver is not ready for the serve and when, after passing over the net on the serve
                    or rally the shuttle is caught in or on the net.
     b.   Singles Play
                 i. The first serve of the game is made from the right service court and received in the diagonal right service
                    court, as are all serves when the server’s score is zero or an even number.
                ii. When the server’s score is odd, the serve is made from the left service court and received in the diagonal left
                    service court.
     c.   Doubles Play
                 i. The side serving in the first game has only one term of service in the first inning. If the first serving team
                    commits a fault in the first inning, “service over” is called.
                ii. Throughout the following innings, each partner on each side has a turn at service.
               iii. Whenever a side becomes the serving side, the partner in the right hand service court serves first. The
                    partners rotate courts only after winning a point. A player, who in the first inning served from the right
                    service court should be in this court whenever the score for their side is zero or even.
     d.   Faults
                 i. A fault committed by the player or the “serving side”
                ii. In Singles, results in a “service over”
               iii. In Doubles, results in either “second service” or “service over” depending upon whether one or both
                    partners have served and what inning of play it is.
               iv. A fault committed by a player or side receiving results in a point for the serving player(s).
     e.   It is a fault if:
                 i. During the instant a shuttle is contacted on the serve the shuttle must be above the server’s waist, or the
                    racquet head above the hand.
                ii. During the serve, the shuttle does not fall within the boundaries of the diagonal service court.
               iii. During the serve, the feet of the server and the receiver are not within the boundaries of their respective
                    service courts. Feet on the boundary lines are considered out of bounds.
               iv. Before or during the serve, any player feints or balks the opponent(s).
                v. During the service or rally, the shuttle contacts the walls, ceiling, player, or clothing; passes through or
                    under the net; fails to pass the net; or does not fall within the boundaries of the court.
               vi. Any player reaches across the net to contact the shuttle, other than on a follow-through.
              vii. During play, any player’s person, clothing, or racquet touches the net or its supports.
             viii. The shuttle is hit more than once in succession by a player or is hit in succession by partners or caught or
                    slung when struck. Wood shots and simultaneous striking of the base and feathers of the shuttle are legal if
                    no slinging or catching occurs.
               ix. A player obstructs an opponent or invades an opponent’s court
                x. In play, a player standing in bounds or out of bounds contacts the shuttle with any part of their person or is
                    struck on any part of their person by the shuttle.

X.   Protests
     a. Protests based on the judgment calls of officials will not be accepted.
     b. The officials and supervisors assigned to the game will make decisions regarding any rule interpretations not
        covered in these rules or those outlined by the chosen governing body of rules.
     c. Supervisors can be used for rule clarification only and cannot overturn judgment calls made by officials.
     d. Rule interpretation protest: Team captains wishing to protest a rule interpretation must do so immediately. The
        protesting captain must inform the official of the protest at the time of the disputed play. The official will explain the
        ruling and interpretation. If the captain still wishes to protest, the supervisor will be notified. If the rule interpretation
   can be resolved immediately then the supervisor will do so on the spot. If not, the supervisor will file the protest and
   play will resume. Once play is resumed the rule in question is no longer able to be protested.
e. Eligibility protest: team captains wishing to protest the eligibility of an opponent must file a written Protest Form

				
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