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.
Additionally, players should advise Morag McCulloch if playing in a tournament outside Scotland and have not been entered by Badminton Scotland. A link should also be sent to Morag of these results.
All players in Scotland need to have an ID number (beginning with SC followed by five numbers) in order to have a Scottish ranking. If you do not already have an ID number, you will be allocated one by the Events Committee when you enter a ranking event.
Badminton Scotland’s player database, containing individual ID numbers for all players who have previously competed in a ranking event in Scotland, can be downloaded here.
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.
Only Nationals, Grade A and Grade B tournaments require to be seeded – Grade C tournaments do not.
As we continue to implement the change in age group classification and transition to a yearly tournament calendar (January till December) rather than the current seasonal calendar (August till July), it has been decided that ranking points awarded to each grade of tournament will be consistent throughout the year. This replaces our previous policy of awarding different points for tournaments held from August until December, compared to tournaments held from January to July.
For information about ranking points allocated to each event click here.
For U11 and U12 age group tournaments, in the event that a particular event (for example girls’ singles) receives less than 4 entries, tournament organisers are advised to consider combining boys’ and girls’ in a mixed gender event. Mixed gender events at U11 and U12 age groups will receive the same ranking points as single gender events.
There are specific people appointed to oversee the seedings for events, with details shown below. Seeds are based on player rankings taken 3 weeks before the start of a tournament. Please note that although seedings are based on ranking lists, the people listed below are granted the flexibility to apply their judgement in cases where obvious anomalies occur.
For Senior Ranking Tournaments:
0141 445 1218
For all Junior Ranking Tournaments :
For Masters (non-ranking) Tournaments:
Chairperson Masters Selection Committee
Last Updated: 11th July 2023