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Joining the WDBA League

The League Season runs from the beginning of October until the end of April.

Clubs wishing to enter a Team(s) into our Leagues must be affiliated to Badminton England and Hampshire Badminton Association.

The AGM and Fixtures Meeting is held in September and all Clubs must be represented so that Fixtures can be arranged.

The cost of joining WDBA comprises a £10.00 Club Affiliation Fee and a £5.00 Team Affiliation Fee so if a Club enters 2 teams for example, then the total amount payable would be £20.00.

League Format

The Winchester and District League comprises of a Mixed League, a Mens League and a Ladies League.

All League Teams are made up of 6 players (3 pairs) with each pair playing the other 3 pairs.

The Rally Points Scoring System has been adopted with matches played being the best of 3 rubbers to 21 points (with setting if necessary) making a total of 9 rubbers per match.

A point is gained for every rubber won and 2 Bonus Points are awarded to the winning team.

For more details of Rules & Regulations go to the League Regulations page.

Cup Competition and Tournaments

The Banerjee Memorial Cup is a Team knock-out handicapped competition that runs throughout the season, with the Final being played in April. Handicaps are allocated on the basis of which Mixed League the Team plays in. Teams are made up of 3 Ladies and 3 Gentlemen. Each player will play 2 doubles and 1 mixed doubles matches, each match will be best of three games to 21 points. Cost to enter is £8.00 per Team.

The Fun Mixed-Up Tournament is a Mixed tournament whereby individuals enter and are paired with different partners throughout the evening. Entrants will be grouped by standard, and partner other entrants of different standards throughout. Cost to enter is £8.00 per person.

The Luff Cup is a Mixed Doubles Tournament with no handicapping and is open to any Mixed Pairs from any of the Clubs playing in the League. Cost to enter is £8.00 per person.

The Renton Cup is a Mixed Doubles Handicapped Tournament and is open to any Mixed Pairs from any of the Clubs playing in the League. Handicaps are decided by the Tournament Handicapping Committee. Cost to enter is £8.00 per person.

The Mens & Ladies Doubles Tournaments are Handicapped events and open to any Mens or Ladies Pairs from any of the Clubs playing in the League. Handicaps are decided by the Tournament Handicapping Committee. Cost to enter is £8.00 per person.