USA Qualifying for the 2011 BWF World Senior Championships

Oct. 11, 2010, 11:54 a.m. (ET)

USA Qualifying for the 2011 BWF World Senior Championships

In Richmond, Canada from Aug 21 to 27


Events:                     Singles, Doubles, Mixed in 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 age groups

Max Events per player:     one singles, one doubles, and one mixed.

Age:                           As of 1/1/2011

Qualification:           USA is allowed to send up to 4 teams per event.


Contact:                    Bob Cook--BWF Senior Working Group (


Qualification Procedure

1.  Players/teams interested in going to the World Seniors must submit to the USAB their name, birth date, partners and events in which they wish to qualify by 1/31/2011.   

2.  US players with foreign partners can sign up and will be qualifiers where spots are available on 1/31/2011,  provided that the foreign players are permitted by their own country's quota.

3.  In events where more than 4 players/teams sign up:  The USAB will notify the players/teams who must qualify in a playoff at the US Senior Nationals in North Carolina from 3/24 to 3/26 (Contact: Paul Knechtel at or 336-234-9761).

4.  Players/teams (US-foreign teams included) signing up after 1/31/2011 will be on a first come, first serve basis.  They will be placed as a qualifier in events where spots are available.  If all qualifier spots are full, then they will be put on the waiting list in the order received.

5.  If a player switches partners then it will be considered a new team.

6.  All qualifying players/teams must submit their entry fees by 5/31/2011.  If payment is not received then they will be dropped from the qualifiers' list and players from the waiting list will be offered those spots. 

7.  Deadline: Up until five days before the tournament entry deadline players/teams will be allowed to fill any event until the 4 qualifier limit is reached.