|The International Badminton Federation recently
concluded its Council meeting sessions, held in the new
head office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |
December 2005, the IBF Council approved the decision to
experiment with the 3x21 rally point scoring
system. This will apply to all IBF sanctioned
events, carrying world ranking points, with effect
from 1 February 2006," said Events Committee Chairman,
At the Annual General
Meeting to be held in Japan in conjunction with the
Thomas / Uber Cup 2006, the AGM will vote whether or not
to adopt this 3x21 scoring system as a permanent rule.
For singles matches, the rules are:
match consists of best of 3 games.
- the side that first scored 21 points shall win.
- the side winning a rally shall add 1 point to its
- if a score becomes 20-20, the side which
scores 2 consecutive points shall win that game.
- if the score becomes 29-29, the side that scores
the 30th point shall win that game.
- the side winning a game serves first in the next
- when one side reaches 11 points, both players get a
60 second break.
- both sides get a 2-minute break between first and
second games, and another 2-minute break between second
and third game.
For doubles matches, the rules are:
- One service only
- Back service line remains and the current rule
The chart below explains the 3x21 rally point
scoring system for doubles matches.
In a Doubles match between A&B against C&D. A
& B win the toss and decide to serve. A to serve to
C. A shall be the initial server while C shall be the