2023 Yonex Senior Nationals August 25-27 and World Senior Championships Information
2023 Yonex Senior National Championships
BWF Senior World Championships
The BWF World Senior Championships is scheduled to be hosted on September 11 – 17, 2023 in Jeonju, Korea. USAB has limited information on the tournament as the prospectus for the tournament is not available yet.
If you are interested in playing in the tournament under USA, please fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/230395314556154. Please note that completing this form does not mean you are approved to participate in the tournament.
All players will need a BWF ID to participate in the tournament. USAB will only handle entries for players with a BWF ID under USA.
Both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens living in the U.S. are allowed to be entered the tournament. If the entry cap is exceeded, U.S. citizens will be prioritized for the allotted spots.
Each Member Association shall be entitled to enter in each age group, up to 4 men and 4 women in singles events, 8 men (4 pairs) and 8 women (4 pairs) in level doubles events, and 4 men and 4 women (4 pairs) in the mixed doubles event.
Please see additional tournament information below.
Year Born or earlier
Players are eligible to compete provided they are 35 (for 35+), 40 (for 40+), 45 (for 45+), etc. years of age throughout the calendar year commencing from 1st January in which the Tournament is held. Number of Players Each Member shall be entitled to enter in each age group, up to four men and four women in singles events, eight men and eight women in level doubles events, and four men and four women in the mixed doubles event. • Singles: 4 males + 4 females • Doubles: 8 males + 8 females • Mixed: 4 males + 4 females
The Tournament shall include men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles in the following age groups: 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, and 75+ with other age groups to be added at the discretion of the BWF on a case-by-case basis
Where entries are up to 16 in an event of any age category, the event may be played as follows:
- If 1-5 entries: Group play only.
- If 6-16 entries: Group play followed by knock out.
There shall be one seeded entry per group as follows:
Group A Seed: 1
Group B Seed: 2
Group C Seed: 3/4
Group D Seed: 3/4
Groups E, F, G, H Seed: 5/8
Groups I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P Seed: 9/16
Separation of entries: The Entries from any one Member shall be drawn as follows:
If a knock out draw only (i.e. more than 16 entries):
- the first and second ranked entries from the Member are drawn by lot in opposite halves of the draw;
- the third and fourth ranked entries are drawn by lot in remaining quarters.
If group play only (i.e. 1-5 entries):
- no national separation.
If group play followed by knock out (i.e. 6-16 entries):
- the first and second ranked entries from the Member are drawn by lot into separate groups.
After the closing date for entries, a player who has entered may be unable to take part through illness, injury, or other unavoidable cause. That player’s place in singles or doubles or both may be taken by a player who has already entered another World Senior Championships event, provided the provisions regarding maximum number of entries in clause 7 are respected. If there is a withdrawal of player and the respective Member has not requested for a substitute, such player, should he/she agree to the partner, should be granted a partner from the “partner wanted” list, and this should only be done until the publication of the draw.
After the publication of the draw, substitutions are allowed to be made until the end of the Team Managers’ Meeting for normal withdrawals, and in events that have not already started (for those players who suffer an on-court injury in another event). If two Players from two different pairs in the same Event are put together, the placement of the new pair shall be at the position of the pair seeded in the highest seeding group. If none of the pairs are seeded, or seeded in the same seeding group, the position shall be drawn by lot between positions of the two original pairs. Otherwise, no other changes or substitutions of any kind can be made, except according to GCR Regulation 15.3.
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