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RULE EMPHASIS FOR 2021

COVID Precautions.  Visiting teams are required to comply with all Covid-19 protocols put in place by the host school.  

Service Rule - 1.15 Meters.  The whole of the shuttle shall be struck below 1.15 meters -- or 45 1/4 inches -- from the court surface.  (This height should be marked on all poles.)

Coaching.  "Two designated persons from each participating team may act as sideline coaches during play in conformity to the USAB/BWF rules.  When a team has two or more recognized coaches in attendance at a match or tournament, each person designated to serve as a sideline coach must be a recognized coach.  When a team has only recognized coach in attendance at a match or tournament, the second designated coach may be a player listed on that team's official roster.  The two designated coaches shall serve for the entirety fo the match or tournament and cannot be replaced without the consent of the opposing coach."
SUBSTITUTION AND ORDER OF PLAY RULES

ROSTER EXCHANGE:  COMPLETE ROSTERS LISTING ALL PLAYERS IN THEIR POSITION ON THE TEAM, INCLUDING THOSE PLAYERS WHO ARE NOT PART OF THE ORIGINAL LINE-UP BUT MAY BE USED AS SUBSTITUTES, MUST BE EXCHANGED BY COACHES PRIOR TO THE START OF ALL CONTESTS. ROSTERS SHALL INCLUDE FIRST AND LAST NAMES AND GRADE LEVEL FOR ALL PLAYERS.

SUBSTITUTION: After a player in the original lineup has completed his or her first match of a  contest, a player identified as a substitute on the official roster exchanged between the coaches before the start of the contest, and not included in the original lineup, may substitute for a player in the original lineup in one (but not both, except in the case of injury) of that player’s events. The substituted player (i.e. the player removed from an event) may still play their second event in their original position in the lineup but may not be used as a substitute for any other player in any other position. Each substitute must be disclosed to the opposing coach prior to the substitute’s match being announced. Once a substitute has been disclosed to the opposing coach, that substitute cannot be changed or withdrawn. Failure of the substitute to play the match will result in a forfeiture of that match. There is no limit on the number of substitutes that can be used in any contest.

ORDER OF PLAY

Round 1       Round 2       Round 3       Round 4       Round 5       Round 6
 Mixed           Singles       Doubles         Singles        Doubles        Mixed
  1 - 1              1 - 1             1 - 1              1 - 2            1 – 2             1 – 2
  2 - 2              2 - 2             2 - 2              2 - 1            2 – 1             2 – 1
   3 - 3                                                                                                         

If court(s) and opponents are available, it is not necessary to complete the preceding round before commencing play in the following round.

DEVIATIONS FROM THE ABOVE ORDER OF PLAY ARE ONLY ALLOWED UPON MUTUAL AGREEMENT OF THE COMPETING COACHES REACHED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CONTEST. FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ORDER OF PLAY RULES OVER THE OBJECTION OF THE OPPOSING COACH WILL RESULT IN THE FORFEITURE BY THE TEAM WHO CALLED THE MATCH OUT OF ORDER OF EACH SUCH MATCH ACTUALLY PLAYED OUT OF ORDER.