• Who can play in the League?
    Any Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, and individuals possessing a valid student or work visa who pays the registration fee and agrees to the

    rules & regulations of the League.
  • How can I start a team to compete in the league?
    •   Get a team manager or become one yourself

    •   Invite 6 - 8 players to join your team (minimum of 4 male and 2 female)

    •   Create a team name

    •   Register your team at the League's website and pay your entry fee

    •   Schedule your roster and ensure your team attends all ties (teams are guaranteed a minimum of 8 ties – top ranking teams make it to the Finals)

    •   Ensure that the tie results are submitted online within 48 hours of completing a tie  

    •   Celebrate your team ties
  • Can I register as an individual?
    Yes. You can register without a team and be put on a waiting list while you search for other players to form a team, or a team that is need of additional players.
  • Do I need to have all my team members to register my team?
    6 Team Members (2 females & 4 males) are required to register your team.
  • My team manager and members all registered before early bird deadline, do I need to register before early bird deadline to get early bird rate?
    To receive the early bird entry fee rate, all team members will have to register by the early bird entry deadline.  Any team member registering

    thereafter will be required to pay the full entry fee.
  • How much is the entry fee for the 2017/18 season?
          •   $150 - Early bird deadline

          •   $165 - Final Entry deadline

  • What is included in the entry fee?
    •   Each team is guaranteed 8 ties throughout the in-season

    •   Based on in-season results, advancing teams to the Provincial Finals compete for a chance to win provincial medals, cash prize, MVP awards

        and bragging rights!

    •   1 IBL member T-shirt

    •   Tournament grade shuttles (1 dozen per tie)
  • Can I get a refund for my entry fee if I withdraw from the League?
    100% refund if official withdrawn notice is given before Final Entry Deadline

    50% refund if official withdrawn notice is received before first tie of the season

    No refund if official withdrawn notice is received after first tie of the season
  • Where do the in-season ties take place?
    Teams will play home ties at their team’s Home Court and Away ties at their opponent’s Home Court.  Each team’s Home Court is determined

    at the time of registration and can be badminton exclusive facilities, school gyms or recreation and community centres that have badminton

    courts.  Locations for in-season Away ties are generally within the region your team plays in (ie. York, Peel, Waterloo, Toronto, etc).
  • What happens if my team does not have a home court available to host in-season ties?
    Players do not have to be members of a specific club to create a team. Players of various clubs can combine with each other to form their own

    team and select a Home Court.  If your team is unable to secure a home court, IBL will place your team in a IBL Hub within or close to your

    respective region.
  • How do I know which Division to compete in?
    **The IBL Divison and rating chart survey are not absolute. They are a guide to assist players and managers to place teams in the most appropriate division. IBL reserve the right to relocate player or team to their appropriate divison. **
  • How do I know which teams we will be playing against?
    Regions for each division will be formed based on the Home Court geographic location of team entry.  Regions are determined by their municipal

    geographic locations (e.g. Region of York, Peel, Waterloo and Toronto).  Teams will be published on the IBL website and social media once

    all entries are received.
  • What is the method of competition for each in-season tie?
    Each in-season tie shall be decided by the results of:

    •   2 Men's Singles

    •   1 Women's Singles

    •   2 Men's Doubles

    •   1 Women's Doubles

    •   2 Mixed Doubles

    •   1 Golden Set if required
  • How many matches can a player play in one tie?
    Team members, male and female, are permitted to play in 3 matches per tie during the season
  • Can a player play in the same event twice?
    No player can play in the same event twice within a tie, except within the Golden Set.
  • How many ties must a player compete in to qualify for the finals?
    All players are required to play at least 2 ties within the season to qualify for the playoffs

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