Collegiate Nationals (Individual) – Selection Event for World University Games
The Collegiate National Championships will consist of Individual events only and will be held March 25-27, 2022 at Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis located at 2900 Perimeter Park Dr, #200 Morrisville NC 27560.
To enter the Collegiate Nationals each athlete must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:
- United States Citizen and able to obtain a U.S. Passport. The passport must be valid to six months beyond the Closing Ceremonies of the Games;
- Birthdate between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2004 for Chengdu
- Have taken at least one 3-credit course towards a degree or diploma at an accredited college or university within the last year before the Games. Incoming freshmen and transfers are usually eligible. The standard is that the athlete must be “progressing towards a degree”;
Those entering college just need to show that they are enrolled and have paid a deposit to attend.
We have been informed by FISU that the U.S. Team has been invited to compete in the Team event. The U.S. team for WUG will be composed of the individual players selected by the above criteria.
World University Games Mixed Team event:
A maximum of 1 team with a minimum of 2 men and 2 women and a maximum of 6 men and 6 women. A minimum of 3 men and 3 women is recommended in prevention for injuries.
Each tie is composed of:
- One Men’s Singles
- One Women’s Singles
- One Men’s Doubles
- One Women’s Doubles
- One Mixed Doubles
No player shall play in more than two matches of each tie. In group play, all five matches of each tie shall be played. In non-group play, each tie shall be stopped when the tie is decided.
The World University Games in Chengdu, China is a BWF sanctioned World Ranking event and participants will earn World Ranking points as a team tournament, please see link at page 4, #7 (https://extranet.bwfbadminton.com/docs/document-system/81/1466/1471/Section%18.104.22.168%20-%20World%20Ranking%20System%20.pdf).
In the event of unforeseeable situations, USA Badminton may make changes to the Selection Event. We will soon be putting out a prospectus for this event.