BWF Statutes

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Statutes

The BWF Statutes consists of all the rules, regulations, guidelines and policies that cover governance, management and the technical elements of the sport. This includes the BWF constitution, guidelines, policies, the code of ethics, codes of conduct, judicial procedures, laws of badminton and all technical regulations for badminton.

The BWF Statutes consists of five chapters with numbered sections.

BWF STATUTES

Section 1.1.       BWF Constitution

Section 1.2.       Guidelines and Policies

Section 1.2.1.   Guidelines for Council, Executive Board and Committees
Section 1.2.2.   Federation Rules and Regulations
Section 1.2.3.   Award Regulations
Section 1.2.4.   Environment Policy
Section 1.2.5.   General Data Privacy Policy
Section 1.2.6. Vulnerable People Safeguarding Policy
Section 1.2.7. Complaint Guidelines and Procedures
Section 1.2.8. Players Career and Entourage Policy

Section 2.1.       Code of Ethics

Section 2.2.       Codes of Conduct

Section 2.2.1.       Candidates for Election Code of Conduct
Section 2.2.2.       Elected Officials Code of Conduct
Section 2.2.3.       Bidding Organisations Code of Conduct
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 2.2.8.       Medical Personnel Code of Conduct

Section 2.3.       Anti-Doping Regulations

Section 2.4.       Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results

Section 2.5.       Table of Offences and Penalties – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 2.6.       Table of Offences and Penalties (Para Badminton) – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 4.1.             Laws of Badminton – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 4.1.1.      Instructions to Technical Officials (ITTO) – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 4.1.2.      Variations in Court Equipment
Section 4.1.3.      Handicap Matches
Section 4.1.4.      Alternative Laws of Badminton – Updated 1 June 2018
Section 4.1.5.      Vocabulary – Updated 30 November 2018
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 Competition Regulations (GCR) – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 5.1.1.       Approved Member Association Player Clothing Advertising 2018

Section 5.2.       Tournament Regulations

Section 5.2.1.      Major Events Tournament Regulations Summary Table – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.2.2.      BWF World Tour Regulations – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.2.3.      Junior Tournament Regulations – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 5.3.       Specific Tournament Regulations

Section 5.3.1.      Tournament Sanction Policy
Section 5.3.2.      Time Lines for Tournaments – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.3.3.      Ranking Systems

Section 5.3.3.1.     World Ranking System – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.3.3.2.     World Junior Ranking System – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.3.3.3.     World Team Ranking System – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.3.3.4.     Explanation of Adjusted and Notional Ranking – Updated 30 November 2018

Section 5.3.4.       Specifications for International Standard Facilities – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.3.5.       Distribution of prize money (all levels)
Section 5.3.6.       Player Commitment Regulations– Updated 30 November 2018
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 Tokyo 2020
Section 5.4.1.2. – OG – Regulations for Badminton Competition – Tokyo 2020
Section 5.4.1.3. – OG – Statement of Badminton’s Requirement – Tokyo 2020

Section 5.4.2. Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

Section 5.4.2.1.   YOG – Qualification 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 –  IPC Guidelines – Tokyo 2020 Qualification Guidelines
Section 5.4.3.2. – PG – Race to Tokyo Rankings Regulations
Section 5.4.3.3. – PG – Regulations for Badminton Competition
Section 5.4.3.4. – PG – Statement of Badminton Requirements –  Tokyo 2020

 

Section 5.5.       Para-Badminton General Competitions Regulations

Section 5.5.1.   International Representation 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 – Updated 30 November 2018
Section 5.5.7.   Explanation of Adjusted and Notional Ranking for Para-Badminton