Event Terms and Conditions
  • The Scottish Open is open to all players of all standards aged 18 and above. Players aged 14-17 may enter but they must be accompanied by an appropriate adult and the entry must be approved by the Championships Director.

  • Players may only play in one IFP rating category per event. Where the rating categories are amalgamated, or if a player’s doubles partner is a different rating, players must play in the higher rating category.  Players will self-select their rating and should do so honourably, fairly and in the spirit of the game.  For information about IFP ratings, click here.

  • Because of limitations with number of courts, some rating categories are amalgamated (see the entry form for details). The organisers reserve the right to make further changes to the rating categories if required.

  • The organisers reserve the right not to hold an event, or to amalgamate ratings if insufficient entries are received.  Entries for each event will be closed once maximum numbers are reached – entries received are accepted on a first-come basis.

  • Both players in a doubles event must submit an entry.  Players entering ‘partner wanted’ will be paired if a partner is available.

  • Each event will be run in round-robin groups; thus, all players will play a minimum of five matches per event.  Winners and runners-up of each group will go forward to a knock-out stage.

  • The tournament will be played in accordance with the IFP Official Rules 2022. Details of these can be found on the IFP website and downloaded here.  Specific amendments to particular rules (court size, match scoring, ball type etc.) for the Scottish Open will be published prior to the tournament.

  • Please report to the control desk on arrival at the National Badminton Academy by:       

Thursday 25 August 2022 Women’s Singles & Men’s Doubles  08:30       

Friday 26 August 2022  Men’s Singles & Women’s Doubles  08:30

Saturday 27 August 2022 Mixed Doubles (group stages)  08:30

Sunday 28 August 2022 Mixed Doubles (knockout stages) 09:30

(These times are provisional depending on entries)

  • An email will be sent to all competitors 5-7 days prior to the event confirming receipt of entry and start times

  • Closing date for receipt of entries Monday 16 May 2022.  As it may be necessary to restrict the numbers of entries, please note entries will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis and when the quota is received in each event no further entries will be accepted.

  • Late entries may not be accepted.

  • No refunds will be considered if withdrawal is notified later than 24 June 2022.

  • Please note, any and all refunds are subject to the new PayPal service fees (approx 3%).

  • If the event is cancelled due to Covid you will receive a full refund. We advise that you take out Covid cancellation insurance, in case you need to withdraw at late notice because of Covid - we cannot refund your fee after 24 June 2022.

  • COVID - the event will adhere to Scottish Government guidelines. These are subject to change and we will keep players updated. Please be prepared to undertake testing and to wear a face mask when not playing (unless medically exempt), if required.

  • The organisers reserve the right to add to or alter these conditions.  Its decision in all matters will be final.

  • If you have selected to purchase a t-shirt and/or come to the championships party, further details will be sent to you nearer the time.

  • All players participate at their own risk.

  • By entering you agree to the terms and conditions listed above.