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.

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.

ID Numbers

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.

Please note, from 1 July 2024 we will be changing the ranking points awarded to players competing in international competitions. You can view the updated points allocations here.

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

For all Junior Ranking Tournaments

For Masters (non-ranking) Tournaments


Below you can view results from tournaments played in Scotland during the last three seasons.

To view results from previous seasons, please visit our Results Archive.

Results 2019 – 2020

Results 2018 – 2019

Results 2017 – 2018