Rules & Regulations

26th World Masters’ Badminton Championship 2019, Kuching

Event Information:

1. Sanction by:  Badminton World Federation (BWF)
 World Chinese Badminton Federation
2. Host: The Government of SARAWAK MALAYSIA
3. Event Organizers: World Chinese Badminton Federation, Sibu
4. Event Sponsors: TBD
5. Event EXECUTION HUA YU Sports Technology SHANGHAI 华羽体育科技(上海)有限公司
6. Media Support local newspaper and RTM
7. Tournament Date & Timing Wed 30th Oct 2019 (welcoming dinner on the 1st November 2019) to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
9. Reporting TIME and PLACE Wed 30 Oct 2019 @ Waterfront Hotel
 (10am to 5pm collection of Goodies bags)
10. Team Manager Meeting DATE / TIME  Wed 30 Oct 2019 4pm


The tournament shall comprise 3 main categories of events by Age Group namely: the AMATEUR Events Category and the OPEN Events Category and the VIP Events category.

12.1 OPEN EVENT (Total Prize Money RM90,000):

The type of events in the OPEN Category is as follows:

Age 34 and Below

(1) Men’s Singles        (2) Men’s Doubles    (3) Women’s Singles   

(4) Women’s Doubles   (5) Mixed Doubles

  Age 35 and Above

(1) Men’s Doubles (2) Women’s Doubles   (3) Mixed Doubles


 The events in the Amateur Category are:

Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles, Husband/Wife Doubles (based on Husband Age), Combined Age Doubles, 3P (Mixed 3 Persons vs 3 Persons)

12.2.1.   Age from 25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44.
12.2.2.   Age from 45-49,50-54, 55-59.
12.2.3.   Age from 60-64,65-69, 70-74, 75-79.
12.2.4.   Age from 80-84, Age 85 above.
12.2.5.   Combined Age 100 group.(min 40 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.6.   Combined Age 110 group.(min 45 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.7.   Combined Age 120 group (min 50 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.8.   Combined Age 130 group (min 55 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.9.   Combined Age 140 group (min 60 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.10. Combined Age 150 group (min 65 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.11. Combined Age 160 group (min 70 yrs) Men/Women/Mixed Doubles only
12.2.12. 3P Combined Age 200.

  • Woman-player aged 60 above
  • Man-player aged 65 above
  • Combination of 2 Men 1 Woman or 2 Women 1 Man are allowed

12.2.13  3P, Combined Age 220:

  • Woman-player aged 65 above
  • Man-player aged 70 above
  • Combination of 2 Men 1 Woman or 2 Women 1 Man are allowed

12.4 VIP EVENT:Only Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles will be organized. All VIP Events will invited at the discretion of the Organiser.  


13.1.  All badminton enthusiasts are welcomed to participate in this competition irrespective of nationality and/or race. Players participating in this competition have to be responsible for themselves and be in good health condition. Only accidental injury suffered during the Match will only be covered by the Insurance for the players taken up for the competition.

13.2  Registration can be made in GROUP or by INDIVIDUAL. The Entry Fee for each player per Event is RMB$150 or RM$100

13.3  Each player is allowed only to participate in 2 Events. (For 3P Group and Combined Age Group Events, each player is only allowed to participate in 1 Event).

13.4  For OPEN Event, a player is allowed only 2 Events in the same category. Particpant registered for OPEN Events are not allowed to participate in the AMATEUR Event. Players in the top 100 BWF ranking can only play in the OPEN event.

13.5.  Older Age player are allowed to participate in Event of Lower Age and not vice-versa. All players are to participate in the same age group for their 2 enrolled categories. (EXCEPT for Husband/Wife Mixed Doubles Event)


14.1   Every Match will be decided by a Game of 31 rally points system. At 16 points, both players shall change court. No additional point shall be added at 30-All.

14.2  Every Category’s Format of play will be dependent on the number of players participating in each category. (Single knockout or round robin)

14.3  3P Group (Mixed 3 persons vs 3 persons)

  (1)  3 persons in each court, comprising 2 Men 1 Woman or 2 Women 1 Man. 2 Persons in the front 1 in the back. The younger or stronger player must stay in the back.

(2)  The court used for 3P is the same as the court used for Doubles. The person in the back has no right for service but can receive the long serve by the opponent.

  (3)  During the competition, no player is allowed to leave the Court

14.4   Any No-Show by player in the court by 5 minutes will be deemed as forfeiting the match. If there are conflicts in Match Schedule, a 10 minutes rest can be granted for the consecutive match. All players with conflicts in their Match schedule can register with the Organiser and / or discuss with the Tournament Referee or the Match Referee in advance.

14.5  The Tournament Referee reserve the rights to re-adjust the TIME and the Court for play. Affected players are not allowed to protest.

14.6 All players are responsible to show their PHOTO IDENTIFICATION before the Match. Any failure to proof their Identity, the REFEREE has the right to forfeit the Match. Local players can be verified with their personal Identification Card. Foreign players can be verified by their PHOTO in their Passport.

14.7  All protests or appeals must be made within 30 mins by their Team Manager with a protest form (below). A deposit payment of RMB$1000 has to be PAID. The payment will be refunded upon success of appeal. Otherwise the deposit will be confiscated.


15.1  The tournament information and registration and contact are as follows:

(1). WCBF Official Website ( or (for CHina)

(2) WCBF Sarawak Website (

15.2  Registration Contact:

木木           – 18717888292 

Mu Li En   –  13301388132

YK Chou – +60 198862026 (

Philip Wong – +60168798855 (

15.3   Registration Deadline

(1)  Closing Date – By 31st July 2019

(2)  All successful registration name list will be published within 3 days after the  registration system closed.

   (3)  The rule of match will be published 10 days before the tournament starts.

   (4)  All participants are also requested to indicate their T-shirts SIZE upon registration (please refer to the T-Shirt measurement at the bottom of the page)

(5) Players reporting: 30th October 2019 at Waterfront hotel. Individual player or the respective team manager must report to the tournament secretariat at the above mentioned hotel or else the player/players will be forfeited

(6) Team managers meeting: 30th October 2019 at Waterfront Hotel

15.4    Registration Fee:

(1) The registration can be done in a group (10 person excluding team manager and coaches) or individual. RMB150 or RM100 per person per event. Players who are above age of 80 (inclusive) are exempted from registration fee.

(2) Each players will be given a 1 X T-shirt only (regardless participate in one or two events), including an accident insurance, welcoming dinner and transport (from/to the designated hotels/ stadium).Families and friends will need to pay for their own transport.

The players who forfeit the game will not be refunded with the registration fee.

15.5 Payment Methods:

  1. For China, 华人杯微信公众号在线报名,按系统要求创建队伍、填写信息报名表缴费。确认缴费后截止日期前可变更队员名单,但不退费。
  2. Outside China, Credit card payment is allowed from the registrstion page in . The payment is not refundable once it is paid.

16.  Awards/ Prizes

16.1 Number of players for each group (player who walk-over is not entitled for medal and certificate (need to fill in the time off form as below)

1. Top 8 (Equal 5-8) for 33 Groups (Persons)

2. Top 4 (Equal 3-4) for 32 Groups (Persons)

3. Top 3 for 7 and 6 Groups (Persons)

4. Top 2 for 5 and 4 Groups (Persons)

5. Top 1 for 3 Groups (Persons)

16.2 No price giving ceremony will be held for the amateur group competition, and the winners will receive the prizes at the designated place

16.3 Open categories and VIP price giving will be held together after the competition

16.4 All impersonation of players or violation will have their MATCH forfeited and all their enrolled Events CANCELLED. In addition, ALL VIOLATORS shall be suspended from participation for 1 year.

17.  Organisers reserve the right to make decisions for the players and competition

18.  Others Matters and Expenditure

(1) All transportation, Hotel Accommodation and any medical fees incurred will be borne by respective players

(2) Airport Transport / Hotel /Tour: Please refer to ( or

(3) Competition Details and Hotel information and Tour information can be obtained in the Website ( or

(4) The Organization Committee will provide tournament shuttlecocks and a sponsor T-shirts. All players are requested to wear the sponsor T-shirts on the first day of match. Doubles players are encouraged to wear the same kind of T-shirts.

(5) The farewell dinner will be held at 19:00 on November 3, and each participant will pay RMB 100 or RM 60. Please pay at the time of registration.

Tshirt Sizes

Please refer to the chart below for the t-shirt sizes.