2008 Pan American Championships

Aug. 06, 2008, 5:26 p.m. (ET)
The 2008 Pan American Championships Team Event will be held in Lima, Peru, October 1 - 2, 2008.  The team size is a maximum of 4 men and 4 women.

The Team USA Trials which were held on January 4-6, 2008 will be used to select the team which will play a Sudirman Cup format.

The Pan American Individual Championships will be held October 3-5, 2008 and is open to entries by all USAB athletes who are eligible to participate.  However, there are a limited number of entry positions available to USA Badminton.  In the event that there are more entries received than positions available world rankings per event for priority ranking with the team trial results as the 2nd selection procedure if no world ranking data is available on the players. 

(Eligibility) - To be eligible, a player must meet the BWF requirement for national representation.  They must be a member in good standing with USAB and satisfy one or more of the following: i) be a citizen of the United States; or ii) have received approval from the BWF for non-citizenship international representation.

 Application must be filed using the International Tournament Entry Form which can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

All individual entry request forms must be received at the USA Badminton Office by August 25, 2008.

All players who qualify and are selected must sign and abide by the USAB Code of Conduct.  A copy of the USAB Code of Conduct can be obtained by contacting USAB.  All players shall fall under the jurisdiction of the USAB assigned team manager and/or coach(es) in complying BWF regulations.

NOTE:   All updates/changes regarding the tournament will be posted on the website, http://www.badmintonpanam.com/.

NO USA BADMINTON FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS.  Travel and Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the athlete.

Hotel Information:

Hotel Jose Antonio-Miraflores

Single Room US$100

Double Room US$110

Triple Room US$125

Included breakfast buffet and taxes


Hotel Sol de Oro - Miraflores

Junior Suites US$150

Additional bed US$30

Included breakfast buffet and taxes


Please contact Mrs. Cecilia Calderon malace246@gmail.com for any additional information.