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 9, 2024, 11:59 am (ONE MINUTE BEFORE NOON PDT)

Prospectus

Tournamentsoftware registration page

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Official Hotels:

Home2Suites By Hilton Lincolnshire
350 Knightsbridge Pkwy., Lincolnshire, IL 60067
* Sleeping rooms for the room block are $122 for a king or double room
* Hot breakfast is included in this room rate
* Both King and Double rooms have a sleeper sofa
*Both King and Double rooms have a kitchenette with a full size fridge, microwave, and dishwasher.
* Indoor salt water pool
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling direct to 847-793-8877 and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championship Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 10, 2024! Book now! Last year sold out!
*Reservation Link

Courtyard Lincolnshire:
505 Milwaukee Avenue, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
* Sleeping rooms for the room block are $109 for a king room or $129 for a queen/queen room.
* Breakfast is included in this room rate
* King rooms have an additional cot
* Both King and Double rooms have a mini fridge
* Rooms are ready to be reserved by calling direct to 847-634-9555 and referencing the Midwest Open Regional Badminton Championship Room Block
* Reservations for the group rate must be made prior to May 10, 2024! Book now! Last year sold out!
*48 hours required for cancelation of hotel rooms
*Reservation Link

 

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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 25-27th, 2024 for the 7th time.

We are thrilled to welcome you to our event in our 13 court dedicated badminton facility in the unit directly next to the volleyball center within the same building.  We will 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 27 total courts available. 

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 2024 Junior Nationals. Last year our tournament hosted 526 players, making it one of the biggest tournaments in the whole country. 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).

We hope you can join us!

General Schedule:

PRACTICE AT SPBA (Friday, May 24th):
In addition to the complimentary open play for Open Regional Tournament players from 6-9pm during registration on Friday, May 24th, we also will be opening up the gym from 3pm-6pm for players wishing to rent a reserved court. Courts can be rented for $30 per hour per court (Zelle preferred, or 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 in your email:
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
5) Do you prefer the volleyball side of the gym or the dedicated badminton side? Matches will be held on both sides but later main draw matches will be held more on the dedicated badminton side.
6) 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 24th: 
3 pm-6pm Court Reservations Available (see above)
6 pm-9 pm Complimentary Player Practice Session and Registration for all players and coaches.
6:30pm-10pm USAB Umpire Clinic

Saturday, May 25th:
8:00 am-8:30 am Doors Open & Player Warm Up
8:00 am-2 pm Registration for Players and Umpires
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Sunday, May 26th:
8:00-8:30 am Doors Open & Player Warm Up
9:00 am-9:00 pm Tournament Play

Monday, May 27th:
7:30 am-8:00 am Doors Open & Player Warm Up
8:30am-4:00pm Tournament Play

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 most important factor in keeping the days tight schedule running on time and allowing us to run consolation matches. 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 add your name and info here with your availability to Umpire!

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 24th from 6:30-10 pm More details available here!

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 and email to badminton@shannonpohl.com by Sunday, May 12th (we appreciate getting them earlier though)!

Sponsorship and Advertising

This event regularly attracts over 500 players from 18 different states ages 9-18 and their families! Advertising is available in our tournament program book and also available on our club A-Boards, which are seen over 35,000 times a year!  This is both a great marketing opportunity and 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 contact Shannon at 847-821-6948 or badminton@shannonpohl.com.  All advertisements must be placed by Sunday, May 12th (we appreciate getting them earlier though!) For more information, see our Program and Sponsorship Guide

 

 

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!