For the 2019/20 season HJBA is continuing to offer a
scheme to encourage squad players to take part in more tournaments
by offering a substantial refund on the squad fees to those
who meet a target for participation. Click
HERE for full details of the scheme.
HJBA Closed and Open Tournaments
Each season HJBA organises tournaments for all levels of
junior players, including:
Badminton England sanctioned 'Open' tournaments,
which are open to players from throughout the country
'Closed' singles, doubles and mixed tournaments,
open to all Hertfordshire junior players
'Closed' B Grade singles tournaments, open to Hertfordshire
junior players who have not previously been selected
for a county squad.
This season's full tournament schedule can be downloaded
HERE. A map of Queenswood School can be downloaded
How to Enter:
Open Tournaments - through the Badminton England
Closed Tournaments - by completing and sending in
the Closed Tournament entry form available to download
Events timed to start at 3.00 pm or later, may start
earlier depending on entry size of events beforehand.
This season, 27 different badminton tournaments are open
to children born in, living in or attending schools in the
county. Our aim is to give children of all abilities the
opportunity to play badminton in a safe, competitive and
fun environment, against competitors of the same age.
The tournaments are run in “Soccer World Cup”
format - competitors are divided into groups, and play everyone
in their group. This is followed by a second stage of knock-out
rounds in “main” and “plate” events
- at least one more game for every competitor.
Players will have a minimum of 3 group games and 1 knockout
game, with more if they keep on winning.
Prizes are awarded as follows
Main event winners
Main event runners up
Main event semi finalists
Plate event winners
Plate event runners up
Plate event semi finalists
Our “B” singles competitions (17th November
2019) are particularly suitable for school and club players
with less experience. (County players do not play in these
events.) However players are welcome to enter any competition
at all, in their age group or above.
If you run a club or teach in a school where badminton
is played why not bring along a group. It's a great way
to keep fit and socialise!!!
Entry forms, and a full list of this season's tournaments
can be downloaded from the links above or the downloads
If you need any further information or just want a general
chat please feel free to call or mail Barbara Lewczynska
on 01438 840699 or 07979 384603 e-mail:
Senior School Points
The points system for Senior Schools was begun a number
of years ago. Originally meant for affiliated schools only,
it has now been expanded to players from all Senior School
taking part in HJBA tournaments. Points are awarded - on
a sliding scale - to players for positions reached in the
knockout stages of the tournament in each age group. Points
are added together for each school - girls and boys separately
- to provide a winner at the end of the season.
Although players from out of county schools are included
in the points, their school would not be awarded the trophy
if they won as they are not Hertfordshire schools. The league
table is compiled by Megan Lumb at the end of each season,
and included in the previous seasons' results page, found
Badminton Tournament & Coaching for Primary School
Team Championship: We invite you to enter a team
of three in this exciting tournament. More than one team
can be entered but please make sure that there are enough
adults or experienced team captains to look after the teams.
Each team will consist of 3, 4 or 5 players (all
boys or all girls), any three of whom can play in each
Each match will consist of one game of singles game
and one game of doubles.
Each game will be played to 11, 15 or 21 points,
depending on entry size.
Each team will play at least four matches
Trophies, medals or certificates will be awarded
to the top three teams in each of the boys, girls and
combined (boys and girls results) competitions.
This is a good introduction to competitive play for young
It is a friendly tournament, which we hope will encourage
fair play and team spirit.
Coaching: The format is designed to cater
for all ages and abilities, but it is particularly suitable
for newer players and those receiving limited coaching.
We will have several experienced coaches working with the
players. The players will be divided into small groups and
each group will move round to the coaches to learn a variety
of skills. Participants do not have to be part of a team
competing in the team tournament.
Disclaimer - Please note, no responsibility can be accepted
by our Webmaster or Hertfordshire Junior Badminton Association
for loss occasioned to any person, for acting or refraining from
acting, as a result of the information and materials given herein.