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2013 Sooner Open Badminton Tournament
Date: January 19, 2013 (this is a one-day tournament; all events will run until completion)

OU Huston Huffman Center, 1401 Asp Avenue, Norman, OK 73019 (intersection of Jenkins Avenue and 3rd Street).

Here is a map of OU. The Huston Huffman Center is located on the intersection of Lindsey Street and Jenkins Avenue (just south of the OU Football Stadium, aka Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium). There is plenty of parking around the building. Please be aware that the official address for Huston Huffman is for the west (main) entrance. All tournament participants will need to enter from the east side of the gym.

Norman is just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City and 190 miles (3 hours) north of Dallas, Texas.

Registration Information:

Deadline: January 14, 2013, 11:59 pm

online registration | change registration | list of participants

Because this is a one-day event, the registration will be closed whenever the total number of registered players reached 80. Therefore, please register as early as possible to reserve your spot.

There are three ways to register for this tournament:

  1. Club/Group registration:

    As a badminton club or simply a group of badminton players, you can use the group registration form in Excel or PDF. If you can mail the group registration form and total payment by January 9, 2013, a 5% (for group of 6 to 9 players) or 10% (for group of 10 or more players) discount will be applied. The group registration form in the Excel format is created for your convenience to generate the total discounted payment for your group once the player information being entered.

  2. Online registration:

    You can also register online. Payments, check or cash will be collected on January 19 2013 before the tournament begins. If you are interested in knowing who have registered for the events, please check here. If you need to change particulars about your participation (e.g. change your partner in a doubles events), please visit here.

    online registration | change registration | list of participants

  3. Mail-in registration:

    The registration form in PDF format is here. Please complete the form and mail it with your check to Sooner Badminton Club, 900 Asp Avenue, OMU 181, Box # 25, Norman, OK 73019.

Entry Fee:
  • First Event: $25; Additional events: $15 each.
  • A $10 late fee will be charged for any entry registered after January 14, 2013.

Lunch (cafeteria style Chinese food from Wong Key @ 1PM):

  • Free for the registered players.
  • $5 for guests and others.

Tournament Shirt (picture)

  • Each of first 80 registered players gets one free shirt.

Open level:

  • Men’s singles
  • Men’s doubles
  • Mixed doubles

B/Novice level:

  • Men’s singles
  • Men’s doubles
  • Mixed doubles

Ultimate level (combining Open and B levels):

  • Women’s singles
  • Women’s doubles

50 + Senior level (must be 50-yr-old before or on the date of 1/19/2013)
New Rule: Players must be 45 yrs. old before or on the date of 1/19/2013.

  • 50+ singles 45+ singles
  • 50+ doubles 45+ doubles

Please be aware that players can only participate in one event in one level except for 50+ 45+ senior games. For example,

  • If Player A registered in Open Men’s Singles, then he can play in B Men’s doubles with Player B, but he cannot play in B Men’s singles.
  • If Player X registered to play with Player Y in Open Men’s doubles, then he can play in B Men’s singles, but he cannot play in B Men’s doubles with Player Y or other players.

    The tournament director reserves the right of deleting invalid or incomplete entries and canceling events due to low registration.


All finalists and consolation winners will receive trophies. For each Open/Ultimate level event, cash prices will be awarded to the winners and the runner-ups with more than 15 entries:

  • Open Men's Singles: $80 (winner), $40 (runner-up)
  • Open Men's Doubles: $200/team (winner), $100/team (runner-up)
  • Open Mixed Doubles: $160/team (winner), $80/team (runner-up)
  • Women's Singles: $60 (winner), $30 (runner-up)
  • Women's Doubles: $120/team (winner), $60/team (runner-up)

    See photos of medals (picture1, picture2)

  • 8:15 am – registration & warm up
  • 9:00 am – start singles events
  • 10:00 am – start all doubles events

    Failure to show up when a match is called will result in a forfeit.

Tournament Rules

A view of the Huston Huffman Center. We have 12 excellent courts.

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