Your guide to Badminton Royale II Sep 9, 2010

by Jessica

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Tournament Bracket and Schedule
We currently have 32 teams signed up to play and have created a tournament bracket of 4 rounds (similar to the NCAA).   Check out the randomly-drawn bracket for the big Badminton Royale Tournament.

Leave trash-talking, predictions and other thoughts on this post.

Round 1 (4:00pm – 6:00pm): Teams will play the best 2 out of 3 games
Round 2: (6:00pm –7:00pm): The 16 winning teams will play the best 2 out of 3 games
Round 3 (7:00pm – 7:30pm): The 8 winning teams will play the best 2 out of 3

Played in the Mainstage Theater:
Round 4 (7:45pm-8:15pm): The 4 winning teams will play the best 2 out of 3 games
Round 5 (8:30pm): The 2 final teams will play best 2 out of 3 games

Awards and Tournament Prizes
In addition to trophies for our winners, our referees will also award prizes for the following:
* Best team costume (extra points for sequins)
* Best smack-talking remarks
* Most artistic playing
* Most team spirit
* Best crowd cheer
* Team that tried the hardest
* Team that should stick to the arts

Here is a picture of last year’s winners and a list of the awardees.

Tournament Logistics
Each organization is allowed to submit 1 official team. This team can consist of 2 players and an alternate. Players must be either staff or board members.

Here is a link to the International Badminton Federation’s LAWS OF BADMINTON.  HOWEVER, our games will go until 11 points only, and we will score using the USA Badminton Simplified Rally Point Scoring Guide (basically, you can score even if you are not serving…).   OtB’s Sean Ryan will serve as head referee and will assemble oversee referees for each game.

We will play rain or shine.


Like last year, we will host a tailgate party to accompany the tournament.  We will fence off the parking lot across the street from OtB (100 W. Roy Street). The party is free. We will have local food vendor Marination Mobile for food. We will also have $1 beers and other beverages (this event is officially 21+).  

We serve beer, so this is 21 and over, only. Sorry kids!

US Bank
We are thrilled to announce that US Bank has generously offered to cover many of the hard costs for this event as part of their continued efforts to support our arts community and those of us who work in it! Thank you, US Bank!

Who do you think will knock Pottery Northwest from their 2009 title?

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