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.

The Collegiate National Championships will be the Selection Event for the World University Games (WUG) to be held June 26 – July 7, 2022 in Chengdu, China. Our anticipated team size, which may be reduced by the organizer, is expected to be six men & six women. If the team size is reduced, USAB will give priority to the winners of the Selection Event. There are additional positions for four staff who will accompany the U.S. Team to China.  All players and staff must self-fund all costs for the trip to Chengdu, China. The fee per person to attend the event is $2945 plus airfare.  The fee will need to be paid to USA Badminton by April 8, 2022. 
Participants in the Collegiate National Championships must be U.S. Citizens as only U.S. Citizens may participate on the United States World University Games Team. 

To enter the Collegiate Nationals each athlete must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible:

  1. 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;
  2. Birthdate between January 1, 1996 and December 31, 2004 for Chengdu
  3. 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.

All five events will be conducted at the Collegiate Nationals – women’s and men’s singles, women’s and men’s doubles, and mixed doubles. 
A feed-in consolation draw through the quarterfinals will be used in accordance with USA Badminton Tournament Regulations. Alternatively, pool play may be used based on the number of entries. Matches are best of three games to 21 points.  
We anticipate, based on the projected team size, that the winners of each event will be selected for the WUG Team. Pairs will be selected as a team. The runner-up in singles and mixed doubles will also be selected. If there are duplicate athletes (if one player earns a spot in more than one event) additional athletes will be selected as follows:
If one player (male or female) is selected in two events, the next singles player (male or female) will be selected. If one player (male or female) is selected in all three events, the doubles runner-up pair (male or female) will be selected. If two players are duplicates, the runner-up doubles pair will be selected. We will publish how the additional athletes will be selected if there are more duplicates.

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 (

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.