Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why tournament sanctions?

  1. Ability to appoint qualified umpires, referees and line judges
  2. Attract the best players to participate in your tournament
  3. Rules and Regulations of tournament are consistent with BWF Laws of Badminton

2. Which tournaments need sanctioning?

All badminton tournaments organised in Malaysia must be sanctioned by BAM and/or the State Badminton Association.

For the purposes of sanctioning, badminton tournaments are categorised as follows:

No Level Category Definition
1 State Junior Tournament is only opened to players under 18 years old and those from one (1) state only.
Adult No age limit to participate in the tournament. Participation is limited to players from one (1) state only.
2 National Junior Tournament is only opened to players under 18 years old. Participation is opened to all Malaysians. No foreigners.
Adult No age limit to participate in the tournament. Participation is opened to all Malaysians. No foreigners.
3 International Junior Tournament is only opened to players under 18 years old. Participation is opened to Malaysians and foreigners.
Adult No age limit to participate in the tournament. Participation is opened to all Malaysians and foreigners.

 

3. What are the tournament sanction application fees imposed?

No Level Category Fees
1 State Junior RM 250
Adult RM 500
2 National Junior RM 500
Adult RM 1000
3 International Junior RM 1500
Adult RM 3000

 

For State level tournament, kindly contact the respective State Badminton Association for payment method and details.

For reference, BAM Tournament Sanctions, Rules & Processes can be found here.

4. What happens if your tournament is not sanctioned?

As BAM and State BA players and BAM and State BA technical officials may be sanctioned by BAM for participating in non-sanctioned tournament, it is highly likely that an unsanctioned tournament may not be able to attract top level participants and technical officials.

5. How can I become a volunteer at BAM-organised tournaments?

By sending your resume to jane.l@bam.org.my

6. Where can I find the BAM Constitution?

The BAM Constitution can be found on Downloads section of on the BAM website.

7. Where can I watch official livestreams of BAM-organised tournaments?

At BAM’s official Youtube channel @BA Malaysia