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Shuttletime Yankee Tournament

An event started in 2019 as the End of Term Tournament, this is a fun event designed for Under 13 and Under 15 age groups, where they can gain more match play experience, confidence with umpiring, and compete against others of similar abilities.  A social, fun event for our beginner juniors (either clubs, schools or after school programs), where players can also learn to umpire properly.  Players should be at the “merit” or “bronze” level of the BWF Shuttletime Badge System – so they need to be able to hit a shuttle (not at balloon badminton stage), and afterwards there will be shared pizza with a small prize-giving.



  • There will be a group warm up session and fun game to start with
  • Players will receive a variety of games and get the opportunity to play with and against some better players
  • Games are timed (rather than sets) for a duration of 8-10 minutes depending on entries
  • Scores are recorded next to the individuals name, and their first 4 games will count towards their day-score (additional games may be played but won’t count towards their day score)
  • Each player will get a minimum of 4 games
  • Players are expected to umpire the other games and there will be some older children/adults around to assist with this.
  • Prizes will be awarded to players closest to a certain score – not necessarily the person who wins all their games.

Enter Here

Complete this form to enter the tournament.  Entry fee is due at the time of entry, and can be paid to Badminton Canterbury, 03-1591-0635589-000, show reference ST YANKEE and name.  If you have any questions please email shuttletime@badmintoncanterbury.com

Shuttletime Yankee Tournament: Key Points

Venue: Zhu Badminton Centre, 98 Aidenfield Drive

UPDATED 2020 Dates: 19th July, 20th September

Check in Time: Arrive no later than 2.15pm,

Play Times: 2.30pm to 4:30pm (followed by pizzas)

Entries Close: 1 Week prior to each event (enter each date individually)

Cost: $15 per event (covers both singles and doubles matches)


Event Rules

  1. The general Rules of Play shall be those of the BWF (except games will be timed with score kept). In the event of a tie when time is up, there will be one additional rally played for golden point win.
  2. Players should be 14 years or younger at the time of the tournament
  3. Play shall commence at 230pm on Sunday and will finish at 430pm. It is suggested you arrive at the hall no later than 215pm to check in and be ready.
  4. The last game will be followed by a prize-giving upstairs in the Zhu Badminton Center.
  5. Players must report to the control desk on arrival. All players must be available to play when called to do so and must remain available throughout the tournament and act as umpires or line judges when called upon.
  6. All matches will be timed for 8-10 minutes. Duration will be advised before the start of the day’s play, and is dependent on scheduling/entry numbers.  Play is to start on whistle, and when whistle is blown at the end of duration the rally currently in play shall play out, with no new rallies started (except in the event of a tie)
  7. Feather shuttlecocks will be used.
  8. The Tournament Committee reserves the following rights:
    • Amend reporting times, hours and order of play & length of games
    • Cancel any event in which insufficient entries are received
    • Default players not available to play at the schedule time
  9. All Players enter at their own risk, no responsibility will be accepted for any injury received during the tournament.
  10. All players must wear regulation badminton attire as per the BNZ approved Clothing regulations. Non-marking shoes must be worn.
  11. Players withdrawing after entries have closed will not be eligible for a refund unless a medical certificate is submitted at the time of withdrawal.
  12. A $5 administration fee will be deducted from all refunds
  13. Entries close 23:59pm one week prior to each event. NO LATE ENTRIES OR ENTRIES WITHOUT FEES ACCEPTED.
  14. Post to Tournament Contact, P O Box 2497, Christchurch 8140. Online entry available through www.badmintoncanterbury.com
  15. Payment to: Badminton Canterbury A/C No. 03-1591-0635589-000.  (please use ST YANKEE & name as reference)

Badminton Canterbury

(03) 389 8534

Physical Address:
Badminton Hall, 220 Pages Road, Wainoni

Postal Address:
PO Box 2497, Christchurch

Office Hours:



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