For those players who wish to test themselves against players from other counties, BADMINTON England provides an extensive Junior Tournament Circuit. To get the best out of these tournaments aim to get so competitive experiences first, through either the Center Parcs Schools Competition or the NBA Super Series.
Once you enter one of the BADMINTON England Open Tournaments you will be given a grade, ranging from ungraded, grade 3, grade 2 and grade 1. Grade 1 is the highest standard players. If you have’t been in one of these tournaments before then you will automatically be classed as ungraded. These grades will eventually help players find the right level of tournament, competing with other players of similar ability.
For more details on gradings follow the link here and download the document below.
Please note gradings decisions are made at National Level by BADMINTON England and appeals should be made following the procedures outlined in the above links.
The Tournament Structure
- U11 – Tournaments open to anyone born on or 1st Jan 2001
- U13 – Silver and Gold Tournaments open to anyone born on or after 1999
- U15 – Bronze, Silver and Gold Tournaments open to anyone born on or after 1997
- U17 – Bronze, Silver and Gold Tournaments open to anyone born on or after 1995
For an explanation of how these tournaments integrate with the grading system, follow the link here. A full diary of Badminton England veteran, senior and junior events is available below.