YONEX SPBA Midwest Open Regional

 

This year, the SPBA will again be hosting the largest open junior tournament in the Midwest region for players across the country to earn important points towards qualifying for the Junior Nationals. 
 
Read below for information:
 

Entry/Withdraw and On-Time Coaching Pass Request Deadline:
May 10, 2022 by 11:59 AM (one minute BEFORE NOON) PDT

Click here for the prospectus.

Click here for the TournamentSoftware page to register

Facebook Invite
Join our FB invitation here 
Feel free to invite your friends on FB and spread the word! Help us make this an awesome event!

 
Official Hotels:

SpringHill Suites Lincolnshire:
* Sleeping rooms for the room block are $109 for a king room or $119 double/double room.
* Breakfast is included in this room rate
* Both King and Double rooms have an additional cot
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling direct to 847-793-7500 or to reservations at 
1(888)-287-9400  and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 12, 2022 (more rooms were added and the deadline was extended)! Book now! Last year sold out!
*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 $109 for a king room or $109 a queen/queen room. 
* Breakfast is included in this room rate
* King rooms have an additional cot
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling direct to 847-634-9555 or to reservations at 800.321.2211 and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 12, 2022 (more rooms were added and the deadline was extended)! Book now! Last year sold out!
*Guests can also book online: 
Book your group rate for Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championship at Courtyard Lincolnshire
 

Sponsors:

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13502837_1136891706352103_526264509203385226_oThe SPBA is thrilled to announce they will again be hosting the YONEX SPBA Midwest Open Regional on Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-30th, 2022 for the 5th time.

After a 2 year break due to Covid, we are thrilled to welcome you to our event in our new space –a 13 court dedicated badminton facility in the unit directly next to the volleyball center within the same building.  Pending the total number of entries, we hope to be able to take advantage of both the new Shannon Pohl Badminton Academy’s 13 courts, as well as the space next door that we previously used in Adversity Volleyball Center for a whopping 26 or 27 total courts available. We hope for a large turn out that allows for this many courts so that we can continue to offer consolation draws and hopefully no caps, meaning everyone can play!

This is the highest level and largest Junior National Ranking Tournament in the Midwest Region of the USA. The tournament is sanctioned by USA Badminton and is one level below Junior Nationals. It counts for 50% Junior National Ranking points, and it is the last major tournament to count for seedings for the 2022 Junior Nationals. Each year our tournament hosts between 300 and 400 players, making it 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.  

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).13528528_1136952589679348_1764309946377198231_o

Sign Up and Prospectus
Sign up MUST be made through tournamentsoftware.com before May 10, 2022 by 11:59 AM (one minute BEFORE NOON) PDT. We hope you can join us!  

General Schedule:

PRACTICE AT SPBA (Friday, May 27th):
In addition to the complimentary open play for Open Regional Tournament players from 6-9pm during registration on Friday, May 27th, 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 1) how many courts 2) how many hours you and time you’d like to rent 3) your name or club for the reservation 4) your phone number 4) Zelle to badminton@shannonpohl.com with ORC Rental and Name on reservation.
 
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 27th:
3pm-6pm Court Reservations Available (see above)
6pm-9pm Player Practice Session and Registration for all players and coaches.
6:30-10pm USAB Umpire Clinic

Saturday, May 28th:
8:00 am-8:50 am Warm Up Time
8:00 am-11 am Registration for Players and Umpires
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Sunday, May 29th:
8:00 am-8:50 am Warm Up Time
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Monday, May 30th:
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 and Umpire Clinic 
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! Having enough umpires/ score keepers is the single most limiting factor in how many junior players we can accept into the tournament. 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! If you are a local player who want’s to help give back to the badminton community, we would so appreciate your help. 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 be on May 27th from 6:30-10 pm More details coming soon here!

Local Player Invitation Letter Invitation letter: general details, how to register for the tournament, volunteer opportunities for players and coaches, advertising opportunities, and cheer ads

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!  (coming soon)

Sponsorship and Advertising

This event regularly attracts between 300-400 players from 18 different states ages 9-18 and their families! Advertising is also available on our club A-Boards, which are seen over 35,000 times a year!  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 at our club, an ad in our program book, have signage or a booth at the event, or make a contribution, please contact Shannon at 847-722-8857 or badminton@shannonpohl.com.  All advertisements must be placed by Tuesday, May 18th (we appreciate getting them earlier though!) For more information, see our 2022 Program and Sponsorship Guide

Facebook Invite
Join our FB invitation here 
Feel free to invite your friends on FB and spread the word! Help us make this an awesome event!

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!