BWF Statutes

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Statutes

The BWF Statutes is the complete set of rules.  This includes the BWF constitution, guidelines, policies, the code of ethics, codes of conduct, judicial procedures, laws of badminton and all technical regulations for the sport of badminton.

Changes to the BWF constitution are approved by a general meeting of the membership. The current constitution is in Chapter 1 below. The amendments approved at the EGMs / AGMs are archived in the download section – see above.

BWF STATUTES

Section 1.1.       BWF Constitution – Effective Date 28 May 2023

Section 1.2.       Guidelines and Policies

Section 1.2.1. Guidelines for Council, Executive Board Procedures
Section 1.2.2. Federation Rules and Procedures – Effective Date 30 May 2023
Section 1.2.3. Award Regulations
Section 1.2.4. Environment Policy
Section 1.2.5. General Data Privacy Policy
Section 1.2.6. Safeguarding Policy – Updated 14 November 2022
Section 1.2.7. Players Career and Entourage Policy
Section 1.2.8. Gender Equity & Diversity Policy – Updated 11 October 2019

Section 2.1.       Badminton Code of Ethics – Effective Date 27 August 2023

Section 2.2.       Codes of Conduct 

Section 2.2.1.       Candidates for Election Code of Conduct – Effective Date 19 July 2020
Section 2.2.2.       Elected Officials Code of Conduct – Effective Date 27 August 2023
Section 2.2.3.       Bidding Organisations Code of Conduct – Effective Date 19 July 2020
Section 2.2.4.       Players Code of Conduct
Section 2.2.5.       Technical Officials Code of Conduct
Section 2.2.6.       Coaches and Educators Code of Conduct
Section 2.2.7.       Classifiers Code of Conduct

Section 2.3.       Anti-Doping Regulations – Effective Date 01 January 2021

Section 2.4.       Code on The Prevention Of The Manipulation Of CompetitionsEffective Date 19 July 2020

Section 2.5.      Table of Offences and Penalties 

Section 2.5.1.      Special Table of Offences and Penalties Relating to breaches of COVID 19 Safety Protocols

Section 2.6.       Table of Offences and Penalties (Para badminton) 

Section 3.1.         BWF Judicial Procedures – Effective Date 30 May 2023
Section 3.2.         Complaint Procedures – Effective Date 19 July 2020
Section 3.3.         Whistleblower Policy 

Section 4.1.            Laws of Badminton – 29 May 2023

Section 4.1.1.      Instructions to Technical Officials (ITTO) – 29 May 2023

Section 4.1.1.1. – Instructions to Para Badminton Technical Officials (PBITTO) – 29 May 2023

Section 4.1.2.      Variations in Court Equipment
Section 4.1.3.      Handicap Matches
Section 4.1.4.      Alternative Laws of Badminton
Section 4.1.5.      Vocabulary
Section 4.1.6.      Imperial Measurements
Section 4.1.7.      Additional Equipment for Para badminton
Section 4.1.8.      Instant Review System

Section 5.1.    General Competitions Regulations 

Section 5.1.1.      Approved Member Association Player and Coach Clothing Advertising 2023
Section 5.1.2.      Visual Guide to BWF Player Clothing Advertising Regulations

Section 5.2    Tournament Regulations

Section 5.2.1.      Major Events Tournament Regulations Table
Section 5.2.2.      BWF World Tour Regulations
Section 5.2.3.      Junior Tournament Regulations

Section 5.3    Specific Tournament Regulation

Section 5.3.1.      Tournament Sanction Policy
Section 5.3.2.      Time Lines for Tournaments
Section 5.3.3.      Ranking Systems

Section 5.3.3.1.     World Ranking System
Section 5.3.3.2.     World Junior Ranking System
Section 5.3.3.3.     World Team Ranking System
Section 5.3.3.4.     Explanation of Adjusted and Notional Ranking

Section 5.3.4.      Specifications for international Standard Facilities
Section 5.3.5.      Distribution of prize money (all level)
Section 5.3.6.      Player Commitment Regulations
Section 5.3.7.      Summary GCR 21 & 23 – Clothing
Section 5.3.8.      Technical Diagrams and Tables – Seeding and Byes
Section 5.3.9.      Eligibility and Processing of Entries for World Championships

Section 5.4    Multi-Sport Games and other Tournaments 

Section 5.4.1.      Olympic Games (OG) 

Section 5.4.1.1.  – OG – Qualifying Regulations for Paris 2024 (ENG) – updated 11 May 2023
Section 5.4.1.1.  – OG – Qualifying Regulation for Paris 2024 (FRE) – updated 11 May 2023
Section 5.4.1.2.  – OG – Regulations for Badminton Competition – Paris 2024

The Paris 2024 version of the following Sections will be updated soon
Section 5.4.1.3.  – OG – Statement of Badminton’s Requirement – Paris 2024
Section 5.4.1.4.  – OG – Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications – Tokyo 2020
Section 5.4.1.5.  – OG – Badminton Specific Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications – Tokyo 2020
Section 5.4.1.6.  – OG – Badminton Specific Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications – Visual – Tokyo 2020

Section 5.4.2.      Youth Olympic Games (YOG) 

Section 5.4.2.1.  – YOG – Qualifying Regulations for Buenos Aires 2018
Section 5.4.2.2.  – YOG – Regulations for Badminton Competition – Buenos Aires 2018
Section 5.4.2.3.  – YOG – Statement of Badminton’s Requirement – Buenos Aires 2018
Section 5.4.2.4.  – YOG – Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications – Buenos Aires 2018

Section 5.4.2.4.1.     YOG – Appendix 1 – IF Specific Uniforms Guidelines

Section 5.4.3.      Paralympic Games (PG) 

Section 5.4.3.1.  – PG – Qualifying Regulations for Paris 2024
Section 5.4.3.2.  – PG – Race to Paris 2024 Paralympic Ranking Regulations
Section 5.4.3.3.  – PG – Regulations for Badminton Competition – Paris 2024
Section 5.4.3.4.  – PG – Statement of Badminton’s Requirements – Paris 2024
Section 5.4.3.5.  – PG – Guidelines for Bipartite Process – Paris 2024

Section 5.4.4.      Parapan American Games (PPG)

Section 5.4.4.1. – PGG – Badminton Qualification Guidelines
Section 5.4.4.2. – PGG – Race to Santiago Rankings Regulations
Section 5.4.4.3. – PGG – Regulations for Badminton Competition
Section 5.4.4.4. – PGG – Statement of Badminton Requirements
Section 5.4.4.5. – PGG – Guidelines for Bipartite Process

Section 5.5    Para Badminton General Competitions Regulations – updated 29 May 2023

Section 5.5.1.      Para Badminton Events Combination Chart
Section 5.5.2.      Specifications for International Standard Para Badminton Facilities
Section 5.5.3.      Timelines for Para Badminton Tournaments
Section 5.5.4.      Tournament Sanction Policy
Section 5.5.5.      Para Badminton Classification Regulations
Section 5.5.6.      Regulations for Para Badminton World / Continental Championships
Section 5.5.7.      Explanation of Adjusted and Notional Ranking for Para Badminton
Section 5.5.8.      Summary of PBGCR Clothing Regulations
Section 5.5.9.      Para Badminton World Rankings Regulations
Section 5.5.10.    BWF Para Badminton World Circuit Regulations – updated 29 May 2023