2020 Yonex Norman Open

Stop number three in the Rural Superseries travels to the north. Register today and come see the hospitality in the north!



2020 Yonex Norman Open


March 7-9, 2020


Westwood School

(46 Mallard Crescent, Thompson MB)





Categories & Events:


Open: Mens and Womens Singles, Mens and Womens Doubles, Mixed Doubles


U19/U17/U15: Boys and Girls Singles, Boys and Girls Doubles, Mixed Doubles





U15 - Born in 2006 or later


U17 - Born in 2004 or later


U19 - Born in 2002 or later


Open - No age restrictions





1 Event: $30.00


2 or 3 Events: $45.00


Having trouble registering? Contact Marj Niemi at [email protected]


Participants must have an active current 2019/2020 season Regional membership.

(Membership purchase or upgrade is available at time of registration)

The competition will be conducted under the official rules of Badminton Canada.



Manual Registrations subject to a $10 admin fee. 

Late registrations are not guaranteed to be accepted,

however if they are accepted they will be subject to a $10 late fee & $10 manual fee,

& individuals may not be included in seeding.


Entry fees are payable on-line at the time of registration.



Registration Deadline:

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 11:59 pm


Included in Tournament:

3 matches/event, souvenir, shuttles, referees, medals



Yonex Mavis 350 Yellow Nylon


Draw Date:

Draws will be posted online Wednesday, March 4th, 2020


Tournament Description 


This is the 6th year in a row that this tournament has run. The only MBA sanctioned badminton tournament in Northern Manitoba.

Adult or junior don't miss your chance to participate in the MBA's only badminton tournament offered in Norther Manitoba!

Winners of the Adult category get their names on the Norman Open Trophy created for this tournament.


Honoring the Late David Ross


2010 MASRC Aboriginal Coach of the Year Award


2013 Badminton Manitoba Coaching Achievement Award


Husband & Father


David Ross was a passionate father, teacher and leader in the community of God's Lake Narrows, using badminton as a tool to give kids the opportunity to develop healthy habits, learn respect, work ethic, dedication and sportsmanship.


God's Lake Narrows being a fly-in community for the majority of the year meant that David was often fundraising to pay for his athletes to attend tournaments in Winnipeg, Thompson, Fort Frances, and elsewhere.  He also brought his athletes to tryouts for Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, Summer Camps in Winnipeg and other training opportunities available to his kids.  David would accompany his team on most trips as well.


For David's leadership in the community of sport of Badminton, the Manitoba Badminton Association and its Board of Directors would like to present the following award each year at the Norman Open:


David Ross Excellence Award


1 award will be given annually to the junior athlete that exhibits the following characteristics: Hard Work, Sportsmanship, Fair Play & Positive Attitude





Refund Policy: Badminton Manitoba does not permit refunds of MBA Memberships or Tournament Registration Fees unless requests are accompanied by a medical note or immediate family crisis.


Availability:  Players must make themselves available for the entirety of the event, and personal situations will not be taken into consideration for timing purposes.


Due to the speed of play being unpredictable, participants are asked to be ready well ahead of their posted schedule. It is ultimately the player's responsibility to be present for the start of their match.


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 racquets


Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer at the draw desk, please contact Marj Niemi at [email protected]


Coaching: Please complete your Respect in Sport Online Certification and hold an active membership with Badminton Manitoba


Approximate Schedule:

Friday: 5:00pm Singles

Saturday: 9:00 am Continuation of Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Sunday: 9:00 am Continuation of Mixed Doubles


Each event will play until it is finished before starting the next event.


This is an approximate schedule and is subject to change depending on number of entries in each event.


Tournament Hotel and Sponsor:


Tournament rate: $138.00 plus taxes

Call: 1-204-778-6000

Quote: Norman Open Badminton Tournament

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