SPBA Midwest Open Regional

This year, the SPBA will be again hosting the large open junior tournament for players across the country to earn important points towards qualifying for the Junior Nationals. We expect this year to be bigger than ever, with the announcement of the Junior Nationals being held in Milwaukee this Summer! Under the new system, this tournament will now be called the SPBA Midwest Open Regional. 
 
Read below for information:
 
Official Hotels:

SpringHill Suites Lincolnshire:
* Sleeping rooms for the room block are $81 for a king room and $91 for a double/double room.
* Breakfast IS included in this room rate
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling reservations (800.274.0271) and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championships Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 4, 2018
*Guests can also book online:
Book your group rate for Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championship at SpringHill Suites
 
Courtyard Lincolnshire:
* Sleeping rooms for the room block are $81 for a king room and $91 for a queen/queen room.
* Breakfast IS included in this room rate
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling reservations (800.321.2211) and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championships Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 4, 2018
*Guests can also book online:
Book your group rate for Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championship at Courtyard Lincolnshire
 

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The SPBA is thrilled to announce they will again be hosting the Midwest Super Regional on Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28th, 2018. This is the highest level and largest Junior National Ranking Tournament in the Midwest Region of the USA with the exception on the Junior Nationals. The tournament is sanctioned by USA Badminton and is one level below Junior Nationals. It counts for 40% Junior National Ranking points, and it is the last major tournament to count for seedings for the 2018 Junior Nationals which are to be held nearby in Milwaukee.  It will also count towards qualifying for the 2019 Junior International Trials which determines the US Junior National Team to compete abroad. 374 players entered the tournament last year making this one of the biggest junior tournaments in the whole country. We expect a great turn-out again this year! 13497612_1136959216345352_3288298441766819042_o

This tournament will not only draw the top junior players across the country but many new up and coming players will have the chance to experience a high level junior national competition for the first time.  The state of the art facility hosting the event has a multi-tiered bleacher behind every court for great spectator viewing and a concession area that seats hundreds.

Events will be held in U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 age groups for all 5 disciplines (Boys Singles, Girls Singles, Boys Doubles, Girls Doubles, and Mixed Doubles) across 14 courts.13528528_1136952589679348_1764309946377198231_o

Sign Up and Prospectus
Sign up MUST be made through USA Badminton/simply compete website online.
Entry is available now.

Tentative General Schedule:

PRACTICE AT SPBA (Friday, May 25th):
In addition to the complimentary open play for Super Regional Tournament players from 6-9pm during registration on Friday (tonight), we also will be opening up the gym from 3pm-6pm for players wishing to rent a reserved court. Courts can be rented for $25 per hour per court (cash or check only–sorry we have no credit card processor). Please email me if you’d like to rent courts at badminton@shannonpohl.com. Include how many courts and how many hours. 
 
We ask that if you do decide to go this route that you also please stop by the gym from 6-9pm during registration also so we can get as many players and coaches registered prior to Saturday! 


Friday, May 25th:
3pm-6pm Court Reservations Available (see above)
6pm-9pm Player Practice Session and Registration for all players and coaches.

Saturday, May 26th:
8:00 am-8:50 am Warm Up Time
8:00 am-11 am Registration for Players and coaches.
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Sunday, May 27th:
8:00 am-8:50 am Warm Up Time
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Monday, May 28th:
7:30 am-8:20 am Warm Up Time
8:30am-4:00pm Semi-Finals, Finals, and 3/4 playoffs
(including all consolation semi-finals and finals)

Please check the SPBA Midwest Open Regional Draws on tournamentsoftware.com for match times, main draw and reserve lists. Spectators, check out when your favorite players and age groups are competing and we look forward to hosting you!

Umpires
13517467_1136901963017744_1235713492447048244_oWith such a huge number of entries, it is really important that we have a lot of umpires to help out at the event! If you are a parent coming to the event from other regions and are available to help out as an umpire that would be wonderful! Please email badminton@shannonpohl.com your availability!

If you would like to learn how to be an umpire and help out at the event, we will host an umpire clinic before the event. This will likely be on May 25th from 6:30-10 pm More details here!

Local Player Invitation Letter
Info coming soon!

Cheer Ads
Players, Parents, Family Members, and Supporters from around the country: Make a Cheer Ad for the program book! This is great way to send good luck message to your favorite players, coaches, clubs, and teammates! Fill out this form by May 14th.

Sponsorship and Advertising.
Last year’s event attracted 373 players from 17 different states ages 9-18! This is not only a great marketing opportunity, but a chance to help out your local badminton community and make an important regional event successful.

If you would like to make an ad in our program book, have signage or a booth at the event, or make a contribution, please Please contact Shannon at 847-722-8857 or badminton@shannonpohl.com.  All advertisements must be placed by May 14th (we appreciate getting them earlier though!)

Thanks!

Airport: The SPBA is about a half hour from Chicago O’Hare Airport and about an hour from Chicago Midway Airport.

We look forward to hosting you!