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Please note the correct terminology as adopted by PHBA from Badminton England.
21 points = a game.
Best of 3 games = a rubber, or set.
A total of 6 rubbers/sets = a match.

There will be some changes to the league structure for the 2018/2019 season.
See below for details:

LADIES, MENS, MIXED DIVISIONS
All divisions will now have six rubbers/sets per match.
MENS and LADIES:
A+B v A+B, C+D v C+D, A+B v C+D, C+D v A+B, A+D v A+D, B+C v B+C.
MIXED:
Man A + Lady A v Man A + Lady A
Man B + Lady B v Man B + Lady B
Man A + Lady A v Man B + Lady B
Man B + Lady B v Man A + Lady A
Man A + Lady B v Man A + Lady B
Man B + Lady A v Man B + Lady A

NEW SCORING SYSTEM
The PHBA Committee voted to retain the scoring system - adopted in the 2017/2018 season - for the 2018/2019 season.
This involves the scoring of one point per game won within a rubber/set. Only game points won count towards the final match points total, not the individual rubbers/sets won as in previous seasons.
This enables teams to score points even if they lose the match 6 rubbers/sets to 0. There are a maximum of 18 points and a minimum of 12 points to be won per match between both teams. Either team can attain anything from 12 points maximum (if they win all of their games) down to a minimum of 0 points, if they do not win any games.

New scorecards were given out at the AGM. They can also be downloaded from Documents and Downloads under the menu About on the Home Page of the PHBA website.

PROMOTION & RELEGATION
There will be a change this season in the Mens divisions.
The Committee have voted to return to the 'two up, two down' format for promoted and relegated teams. This season, after major restructuring of the divisions due to an influx of four new clubs, the format will be 'one up, one down, in all of the mens divisions.

PREMIER DIVISION
As voted for by all clubs at the 2016 PHBA AGM, we have been attempting to introduce the new Premier Division for this season, probably in the off-season. This is ongoing and is being organised by Pete Proud [Cowplain].
Once implemented, all clubs will be informed of the structure and running of the Premier Division.
An 'umbrella' insurance will have been taken out for all PHBA clubs and its Committee Members. This is necessary to cover all eventualities. Clubs playing in the Southampton and Winchester Leagues must also be registered with Badminton England due to their stipulation of not covering their own members who play against non-registered B.E. players.

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If you have any questions please contact the PHBA Secretary, Andrew Wright: aw_roo@ntlworld.com