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Please note the correct terminology as adopted by PHBA from Badminton England.
21 points = a game.
Best of 3 games = a rubber, or set.
A total of 4 rubbers/sets = a match.

Please view the end of this page for information regarding the 2017/18 Promotion and Relegation play-offs within the Mens' Divisions.

There will be some changes to the league structure for the 2017/2018 season.
See below for details:

MIXED DIVISION
The Mixed Division will have only four games per match; two mixed pairs playing the two opposition mixed pairs ~ there will no longer be any level doubles games. This change is to standardise the ladies, mens and mixed divisions and also give clubs with less court availability the time to complete their mixed matches.

NEW SCORING SYSTEM
The PHBA Committee voted to alter the scoring system on a trial basis for the 2017/2018 season.
The new scoring system has been introduced across all three formats.
This involves the scoring of one point per game won within a rubber/set. Only game points won count towards the final match points total, not the individual rubbers/sets won as in previous seasons.
This enables teams to score points even if they lose the match 4 rubbers/sets to 0. There are a maximum of 12 points and a minimum of 8 points to be won per match. Either team can attain anything from 8 points maximum (if they win all of their games) down to a minimum of 0 points, if they do not win any games.

Example:
Order~~~~1v1~~2v2~~1v2~~2v1
Team A~~~2~~~~0~~~2~~~~0~~~~(2 + 2 = 4)
Team B~~~1~~~~2~~~1~~~~2~~~~(1 + 2 + 1 + 2 = 6)

What previously would have been a 2-all draw with 2 points awarded to each team now results in a 6 points to 4 win for Team B.
New scorecards have been given to your Match Secretaries for distribution to your club Match Captains.
These can be downloaded from Documents and Downloads under the menu About on the Home Page.
For full details see your Match Secretary who was given an Example Scorecard at the PHBA AGM.

PROMOTION & RELEGATION
There will be a change this season in the Mens divisions.
Instead of two up and two down as in previous seasons, the following will occur:
The top team from each of Division 2 and Division 3 will be promoted automatically.
The bottom team from each of Division 1 and Division 2 will be relegated automatically.
The runner-up in each of Division 2 and Division 3 has the option to challenge the 2nd-bottom team from the division above them. This would be a one-off match held at the challenging team's venue. They would provide and pay for both the courts and the shuttles. If the challenged team fails to accept the challenge then they will be relegated automatically and the challenging team promoted automatically. The runner-up in each division does not have to use its option to challenge. They would then remain in their current division.
Please contact the League Secretary, John May [Alma Mater], within a week of the end of the season if you wish to use your option to challenge.

PREMIER DIVISION
As voted for by all clubs at the 2016 PHBA AGM, we have been attempting to introduce the new Premier Division for this season, probably in the off-season. This is ongoing and is being organised by Pete Proud [Cowplain].
Once implemented, all clubs will be informed of the structure and running of the Premier Division.
An 'umbrella' insurance will have been taken out for all PHBA clubs and its Committee Members. This is necessary to cover all eventualities. Clubs playing in the Southampton and Winchester Leagues must also be registered with Badminton England due to their stipulation of not covering their own members who play against non-registered B.E. players.

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If you have any questions please contact the PHBA Secretary, Andrew Wright: aw_roo@ntlworld.com

Promotion / Relegation play-offs

01/06/2018

There were 2 potentional play-off fixtures this season.

Portsmouth 2 Mens (placed 2nd in Division 2 Mens) declined to challenge PCBA 3 Mens (placed 2nd from bottom in Division 1 Mens) for the right to promotion, so both teams retain their current Divisional status.

Cowplain 2 Mens (placed 2nd in Division 3 Mens) did challenge Brookfield Mens (placed 2nd from bottom in Divison 2 Mens). The one-off match was played at Cowplain's venue on Sunday 20th May 2018.
Final score; Cowplain 2 [2] v Brookfield [6].
Congratulations to Brookfield on retaining their Division 2 status.
Cowplain 2 Mens will remain in Division 3.