Play includes A-B and C-D events.
Registration is available until Thursday November 1st (Note: New day of the week for entry deadline)
2018 Yonex Herb Richard Manitoba Open
Winnipeg Winter Club
200 River Ave
November 8 - 11
(Same link for Draws, Timing, & Results)
Open A - B (1.00 ranking)
Open C - D (0.25 ranking)
Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles
Guide for Choosing Your Calibre of Play:
A/B - Consistently finish in A or B Draws in Provincial Tournaments or Top 20 in Rankings
C/D - Consistently finish in C or D Draws in Provincial Tournaments, below Top 20 in Rankings
All events require a minimum of 5 entries or they will be combined with the A or C draw to produce a large enough draw to run.
All registered participants of the small entried event will be called to see if they are still interested in participating or would like a reimbursement of fees.
Guaranteed 3 matches (Waterfall Format)
Female events will be given 1 round robin up to 5 entries to ensure plenty of matches
$55.00 - 1 Event
$70.00 - 2 or 3 Events
*Taxes and processing fees included
Thursday November 1st @ 11:59PM
(NOTE: New day of the week for entry deadline)
$10.00 Late fee will apply.
$10.00 Manual Entry fee will apply.
Players who enter after deadline may not receive ranking.
Players are not guaranteed entry after deadline.
Included in Tournament:
3 Matches/Event, Souvenir, Saturday Lunch, Prizes, Feather Shuttles, Referees and Umpires
Yonex AS50 Feather Shuttles
MBA PROVINCIAL Membership is mandatory. MBA Membership available during registration ($21.00).
If you already have a valid Regional Membership for the 2018-19 season, you will only be charged the difference in cost ($10.50).
Draws will be posted online on Wednesday, November 7th
The Yonex Herb Richard Manitoba Open is one of Manitoba's longest standing tournaments, and has been renamed after Herb Richard who was a long-time badminton professional at both the Winnipeg Canoe Club and the Wildewood Club.
The "A" event is 1 of only 2 Premier Level Provincial Tournaments in Manitoba, which makes it a 1.0 ranking event. The "C" event is held at the very same time but is a 0.25 ranking event and therefore this tournament can accommodate all levels of play!
There is a lunch planned for Saturday, as well as a tournament souvenir and prizes for final day winnners.
Refund Policy: Badminton Manitoba does not permit refunds of MBA Memberships. Tournament Registration Fees will not be reimbursed after the registration deadline unless requests are accompanied by a medical note or immediate family crisis.
Availability: Participants must be available to play during the entirety of the tournament. MBA will not accept special requests for time, for any reason. Players who live more than 100km outside of Winnipeg will not be required to play on Thursday.
Due to speed of play being unpredictable, participants are asked to be ready a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their posted match. It is ultimately the player's responsibility to be present for the start of their match.
Disqualification: The tournament will enforce a strict 10 minute disqualification rule and 2 minute warm up rule.
Clothing: Participants must have an indoor change of clothing and non-marking athletic shoes.
Equipment: Participants must bring their own racquet(s)
Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer at the draw desk, please contact Elliot Beals at 204-452-3311
Coaching: Only coaches and players are allowed on the field of play. Coaches must present their valid Badminton Manitoba Membership and Respect In Sport Certification to receive a coaching badge. Only 2 coaches allowed per court, and coaches must sit on the same side as their athletes if on the field of play.
Players are responsible for being present for all their matches, and the "Approximate Schedule" is only a guide and should not be used as fact. If the tournament is running ahead of time, it is your responsibility to be prepared for your match.
Thursday: Singles (5:30 - 10:00pm)
Friday: Continuation of Singles (5:00 - 11:00pm)
Saturday: Mens & Women's Doubles (9:00am - 2:00pm)
Mixed Doubles (2:00pm - 7:00 pm)
Sunday: Finals (9:00am - 3:00pm)