The Badminton New Zealand Inter-Association Teams Competition takes place every season – typically April to September. There are 8 categories that Associations can compete in:- Seniors, Masters, Veterans, Super Veterans, Under 23, Under 19, Under 17 and Under 15. Each category is split into divisions – depending on numbers of entries. Division 1 is the highest ranked in each category. See http://www.badminton.org.nz/ for Badminton New Zealand info.
Manawatu Badminton Association usually enters teams in the Seniors, Masters (35+), Veterans (50+) and Super-Vets (60+) categories and we play in the North Island zone.
Teams are mixed and consist of approximately 6-10 players. The draw is done by Badminton New Zealand with each Senior tie consisting of singles, doubles and mixed matches (11 matches per tie); Masters (12 matches per tie) and Veterans (9 matches per tie) do not have singles. Each match is the best of 3 games to 21 points with extension.
Manawatu holds trials every March/April after which the teams are selected. Teams are selected by a selection committee. Anybody wishing to trial should find out when trials are held by looking at the calendar available on our senior reps page.