1. Area of Validity

Tournaments regulated by these rules are the badminton tournaments of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these badminton tournaments see chapter A 9.

3. Performance

A badminton tournament is played as a team competition. These games are called "encounters". An encounter consists of the following matches :

  • 1 Men Singles
  • 1 Women-Singles
  • 1 Men-Doubles
  • 1 Women-Doubles
  • 1 Mixed-Doubles

Within one team competition each male and each female player can take part in any match. Every team consists of at least 2 men and 2 women, and a maximum of 4 men and 4 women. 
The organiser must provide the shuttlecocks.
Each team provides, if possible, one referee out of the competitors. The allocation is made by the organiser.

4. Tournament Rules

In addition to the the rules mentioned here, the rules of the "International Badminton Federation" apply.

5. Grouping

The participating teams will be divided in groups of minimum 3 teams by the organiser. Teams of the same nationality or of the same Research Institute should be assigned to different groups. If that is not possible they should be asssigned such that they will play against each other in the first encounter.

6. Rules and Plan of the Tournament

The tournament should start with the group system ("Round-Robin" (RR) System), i.e. within each group all teams shall play against each other. After the group encounter, the tournament continues by a second group system or by a K.O. system. The winners and if possible the runners-up (2nd place) of each group play for the championship. The third, fourth, etc. of each group play for the further ranking. 
The organiser may modify the plan of the tournament in accordance with the number of teams participating, and with the agreement of the Badminton Committee.

6. Placement

  1. Group Matches "Round-Robin“ System
    For each encounter won, the winning team receives two points.
    1. Group Placement :
      The placement in a RR group is determined by the total number of points obtained. The winner of the group is the team with the highest number of points. The other places in the group are assigned according to the points gained by each team.
    2. If two teams have the same number of points :
      The result of the encounter between those two teams decides.
    3. If more than two teams have the same number of points :
      Only the results of those teams which have the same number of points will be taken into account.
      a) the new calculated points will decide
      b) if there still no difference, then the match difference and subsequently the game difference will decide
  2. K.O System
    The winner of the encounter will go into the next round, playing for a higher ranking; the loser will play for the lower ranked places.

7. Delays or no-show

If a team or singles player does not appear or appears more than 15 minutes late, the match is lost for that team/player and the resulting points attributed are the lowest possible.