The tournament structure for para-badminton at an international level is as follows:
- Para-Badminton World Championships
- Continental Championships
- International Tournaments - Level 1
- International Tournaments
The calendar of para-badminton tournaments can be seen under the "Events" area of the website - see Para-badminton Calendar.
Sanctioning For 2014 Tournaments
The sanctioning application form for 2014 para-badminton tournaments is available (linked here). The deadline for this is Friday 15 November 2013.
Para-Badminton World Championships are hosted every two years (on odd numbered years – 2013 / 2015 / 2017 etc). The Para-badminton World Championships is an “open international tournament”.
Continental Championships are sanctioned by the BWF and these Continential Championships are hosted every two years (on even numbered years – 2014 / 2016 / 2018 etc). The Championships are “closed international tournaments”. Each Continental Championships is restricted to the nations / BWF Members for that particular Continental Confederation.
International Tournaments - Level 1 are open topurnaments and are designated “classifier training tournaments”. These generally are larger tournaments where classifier training also takes place.
International Tournaments are usually smaller than "International Tournaments - Level 1". These may or may not have international classifier panels at them.
Classification at Tournaments
Not all BWF sanctioned para-badminton tournaments will have International Classifiers to classify new players. Players entering tournaments should read the invitations carefully before entering the tournament. More information on classification is available on the BWF website.