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DATE: July 13, 2024

Pre-Tournament Instructions – 7:30 a.m.
Competition Begins – 8 a.m.

SITE: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Student Life Building/Center for Healthy Living, 39th & Jones – View Map.

RULES: USA Badminton rules apply.

EQUIPMENT: Approved synthetic shuttlecocks will be supplied. Feather shuttlecocks may be used providing specific match competitors mutually agree before the start of a match. Feather shuttles must be supplied by the participants. Players must also supply their own rackets.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three players/teams in each division. Fourth place player/team will receive a certificate. A traveling trophy will be awarded to the school/organization or group that brings the most entrants.


Event Name

Men – Open
Men – Recreational
Men – Senior
Women – Open
Women – Recreational
Women – Senior
Boys – High School
Girls – High School
Boys – Youth
Girls – Youth

Men – Open
Men – Rec
Men – Senior
Women – Open
Women – Rec
Women – Senior
Boys – High School
Girls – High School
Boys – Youth
Girls – Youth
Mixed – Open
Mixed – Rec
Mixed – Senior
Mixed – High School
Mixed – Youth
Mixed – Parabadminton*
Family – Recreational

NOTE: Maximum of three events per participant.

Event Descriptions

Open: Has played indoor competitive badminton in local, regional, or national tournaments and plays more than once a week on a regular basis. Open players must register for this division.

Participants registering in the Open division must indicate their skill level of A, B, C, or D during registration. Participants registering online will be prompted to select level, but participants registering via the paper entry form must include their skill level in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the form.

Recreational: Plays indoor badminton at a club or gym once in a while or plays for fun and exercise with little or no experience. No Open players. Open players registering for the Recreational division will result in disqualification. Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-571-6933 or shuttle@inebraska.com with questions.

Senior: Must be 50 years of age or older.

High School: Must be between 15-18 years of age.

Youth: Must be 14 years of age or younger.

Wheelchair 1 (WH 1) Require wheelchair. Impairment in both lower limbs and trunk function.
Wheelchair 2 (WH 2) Require wheelchair. Could have impairment in one or both lower limbs or no impairment of the trunk.
Standing Lower (SL 3) Must play standing. Could have impairment in one or both lower limbs and poor walking/running balance.
Standing Lower (SL 4) Second standing class. Player has lesser impairment compared to SL 3.
Standing Upper (SU 5) Has impairment of upper limbs.
Short Stature     (SS 6) Dwarfs

Family Recreational: Parent or relative, male or female (recreational player only) with youth 14 or under, male or female. No Open players.

Competition Format

Director may split divisions, and reserves the right to reassign players to other divisions and combine events, depending on the number of entries.

Championship/consolation format. Every attempt will be made to arrange at least two matches for each participant. First match determines placement. Loser of first round match drops to single-elimination consolation bracket, and winner advances in the single-elimination championship bracket. Semi-final losers, in the winners bracket, play for third place (bronze medal).

The tournament will be conducted using rally scoring: All events are best of three games to 21 points. Must win by two points unless game is tied at 29 all. Then, next point wins.

Age determined as of July 13, 2024.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR! Updated Registration Software!

  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

PRICING DEADLINES:$25 for first event until April 24 (includes FREE shirt)$30 for first event until June 19 (includes FREE shirt)$30 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)

Additional events – $7

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES:  Competition and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING: Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide. Upgrade and additional shirts will be available to purchase during registration. There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees. Participants registering in the Open division must indicate their skill level of A, B, C, or D in the Additional Details/Special Instructions section of the form.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-452-9191 or shuttle16@outlook.com concerning rules or equipment. Additional information is available at the Top Flight Club website: www.nebraskabadminton.org.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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