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Event Regulations 

Event Regulations

The Scottish Open is open to all players of all standards aged 18 and above. Players aged 14-17 may enter open and youth events but they must be accompanied by an appropriate adult and their entry for any open event must be approved by the Championships Director.

Players may only play in one 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 ratings, 


Players may only play a maximum of one event per day, with the exception of Thursday, where players may enter men’s doubles and singles. Players are limited to a maximum of 3 events in the championships and can only enter either open or age group doubles events, not both.


For the age group and youth events, players' age is considered as at 23:59 on 31 December 2024.


Youth events – 14 to 17 years 

Age group events – 50 & over

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 should play a minimum of three matches per event dependant on the number of entries. Winners and runners-up of each group will go forward to a knock-out stage if numbers are sufficient.

The tournament will be played in accordance with the USPA 2024 Rules. Details of these can be found

 .                                 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 3rd October 2024 Men’s Doubles  - 0830 

Thursday 3rd October 2024 Women’s Singles - 1500

Thursday 3rd October 2024 Men’s Singles  - 1800 
Friday 4th October 2024  Men’s Singles & Women’s Doubles - 0830 
Saturday 5th October 2024 Mixed Doubles – 0830

Sunday 6th October Youth Events 08:30
Sunday 6th October Mixed Doubles- 08:30

Sunday 6th October Wheelchair Doubles – 10:00
These times and days 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 is Friday 23rd August 2024. 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 reached in each event no further entries will be accepted.
Late entries may not be accepted.

Please note:


  • No refunds will be considered if withdrawal is notified later than 23:59 on 23rd August 2024.

  • Any and all refunds are subject to the PayPal service fees (approx 3%).

  • The registration fee of £10 is non refundable.

  • If the event is cancelled, 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 23rd  August 2024.

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

  • All players participate at their own risk.

  • Filming and photographs will be taken at this event and may be used by Pickleball Scotland as creative content to advertise, promote or showcase the event.  It is the individual’s responsibility to make it known to The Championship Director if they do not wish to have their picture taken or games filmed

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.

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

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