2018 Yonex Herb Richard Manitoba Open

All players are welcome to the first tournament of the year which also happens to be one of the biggest.

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).


Draw Date:

Draws will be posted online on Wednesday, November 7th


Tournament Description:

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.


Other Information:

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.


Approximate Schedule:

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)

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