Entering tournaments

Please note, players should not enter more than one tournament held on the same day, unless they have sought (and received) permission from the organisers of both tournaments. This applies to Scottish players playing in tournaments held outside Scotland as well as in domestic Scottish tournaments.


All tournament players in Scotland now have an ID number to allow BADMINTONscotland to implement the new Scottish ranking system on tournament software.

BADMINTONscotland's player database, containing individual ID numbers for all players who have entered a sanctioned tournament in Scotland, can be downloaded here.

Following an extensive trial the new tournament software ranking was formally adopted in season 2016/17. Any previous ranking system then became obsolete.

The ranking lists give the total number of points awarded to each player, then selects the best 6 to count towards the ranking list for each discipline. There is also an age filter built in.

For seeding in level doubles and mixed events, the 6 tournament total for each player shall be added together. Rankings for tournaments shall be taken from the ranking lists 3 weeks previous to the week number of the event.

At Senior tournaments only Nationals, Grade A and Grade B tournaments require to be seeded - Grade C does not.

For information about ranking points allocated to each event click here.

View ranking lists for all age groups in Scotland.

As before there are specific persons appointed to oversee the seedings for events who have been informed that the ranking lists should be used for seeding and only under exceptional circumstances should there be any deviation from the lists. The appointed persons’ details are shown below:

For Senior Ranking Tournaments and U19 Ranking Tournaments: 
Mr Robert Blair
0141 445 1218

For all other Junior Ranking Tournaments :
Mr Douglas Walker email
01968 677244

For Masters (non-ranking) Tournaments:
Mr Dan Travers
Chairperson Masters Selection Committee
07801 793038

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