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Badminton 21 Points

The Badminton 21 points scoring system started in the Thomas / Uber Cup 2006. I personally think that it has added extra spice and excitement to the game. What do you think?

Anyway, BWF have already decided to adopt this system permanently. So you might as well just follow the trend...

For those of you who want to try this New Badminton 21 Points Scoring System can follow these rules taken from BWF Press Release.

For Singles matches, the rules are:

-A match consists of best of 3 games.
-The side that first scored 21 points shall win.
-The side winning a rally shall add 1 point to its score.
-If a score becomes 20-20, the side which scores 2 consecutive points shall win that game.
-If the score becomes 29-29, the side that scores the 30th point shall win that game.
-The side winning a game serves first in the next game.
-When one side reaches 11 points, both players get a 60 second break.
-Both sides get a 2-minute break between first and second games, and another 2-minute break between second and third game.
-Other rules shall remain the same.

For Doubles matches, the rules are:

-One service only
-Back service line remains and the current rule applies.

The chart below explains the 3x21 rally point scoring system for doubles matches.

In a Doubles match between A&B against C&D. A&B win the toss and decide to serve. A will serve to C. A shall be the initial server while C shall be the initial receiver.



Course of Action/ Explanation

Score

.
.

Service from Service Court

Server & Receiver

Winner of the Rally

.

Love All

C

D

Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.

A serves to C. A and C are the initial server and receiver.

A & B

B

A

A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Left service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts.

1-0

C

D

Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.

A serves to D

C & D

A

B

C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.

1-1

C

D

Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.

D serves to A

A & B

A

B

A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.

2-1

C

D

Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.

B serves to C

C & D

A

B

C & D win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.

2-2

C

D

Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.

C serves to B

C & D

A

B

C & D win a point. C & D will change service courts. C serves from Left service court. A & B will stay in the same service courts.

3-2

D

C

Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.

C serves to A

A & B

A

B

A & B win a point and also right to serve. Nobody will change their respective service courts.

3-3

D

C

Left service court. Being the score of the serving side is odd.

A serves to C

A & B

A

B

A & B win a point. A & B will change service courts. A serves again from Right service court. C & D will stay in the same service courts.

4-3

D

C

Right service court. Being the score of the serving side is even.

A serves to D

C & D

B

A



Enjoy playing using this new Badminton 21 points scoring system...










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