BWF Governance / Laws / Technical Regulations

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.

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BWF STATUTE


CHAPTER 1 - GOVERNANCE

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 Procedures
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 1.2.9. Gender Equity & Diversity Policy – Updated 11 October 2019

CHAPTER 2 - ETHICS

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 14 October 2019 

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

CHAPTER 3 - JUDICIAL PROCESSES

Section 3.1.         BWF Judicial Procedures – Updated 11 October 2019

CHAPTER 4 - RULES OF THE GAME

Section 4.1.             Laws of Badminton

Section 4.1.1.      Instructions to Technical Officials (ITTO) – Updated 14 October 2019
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

CHAPTER 5 - TECHNICAL REGULATIONS

Section 5.1.        General Competition Regulations (GCR) – Updated 14 October 2019

Section 5.1.1.       Approved Member Association Player Clothing Advertising 2019

Section 5.2.       Tournament Regulations
Section 5.2.1.      Major Events Tournament Regulations
Section 5.2.2.      BWF World Tour Regulations – Updated 14 October 2019
Section 5.2.3.      Junior Tournament Regulations – Updated 14 October 2019

Section 5.3.       Specific Tournament Regulations
Section 5.3.1.      Tournament Sanction Policy – Updated 14 October 2019
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 – Updated 14 October 2019
Section 5.3.4.       Specifications for International Standard Facilities – Updated 14 October 2019
Section 5.3.5.       Distribution of prize money (all levels)
Section 5.3.6.       Player Commitment Regulations – Updated 14 October 2019
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 – Updated 14 October 2019 

Section 5.4. Multi-Sport Games and other TournamentsS
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ection 5.4.1. Olympic Games (OG)
Section 5.4.1.1. – OG – Qualifying Regulations for Tokyo 2020 (ENG)
Section 5.4.1.1. – OG – Qualifying Regulations for Tokyo 2020 (FRE)
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 – Updated 14 October 2019
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 – Updated 14 October 2019
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


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