General Information

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, July 18-19, 2020

NOTE: Rec, Senior, Youth & Para Events will be on Saturday, July 18.

NOTE: Open Events will be on Sunday, July 19.

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

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 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 18, 2020.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

$20 for first event until March 26
$25 for first event until May 28
$30 for first event until June 18
$35 for first event until July 6
Additional events – $7

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2020 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee. Registering online saves time, money and trees.

Athlete Packets

Choose the Shipping Option and get a Free Arby’s Sandwich!

Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($10) or team box ($15).  Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass. Athlete packets will begin to ship in late June. The packet shipping option will only be available for those registered by the final entry deadline. If you don’t choose the shipping option, you will need to pick up your athlete packet or team box.

For those who did not select the packet shipping option during registration, athlete packets and team boxes can be picked up at the following locations, dates and times:

Lincoln East High School (enter through the southeast doors), 1000 S. 70th St. (Lincoln – View Map)
Thursday, July 16 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, July 17 | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 | 7 a.m. – Noon

Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass, which includes admission to all venues and SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies.  The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Badminton Director Bob Ericson at 402-571-6933 or concerning rules or equipment. Additional information is available at the Top Flight Club website:

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

Event Sponsors

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504