Event Information2023

Event Information

Tournament name International Badminton U16 SHONAI Invitational 2023
Event Dates 1 – 2 July 2023
Competition Venue Tsuruoka City Komagihara Gymnasium
Events U16 Boys Singles, U16 Girls Singles
  • All matches will be the best of three games to Badminton World Federation (BWF) 21 points with rally-point scoring system.
  • The competition shall be played initially in groups, followed by a knockout draw.
  • Initially, the sixteen players shall play in four groups of four, where all players in a given group play each other. A final overall ranking order for each group shall be achieved.
  • The draws for the knock-out stage of the Competition shall be done immediately after the last match of the group play is over.
  • The two top-ranked players from each group will qualify for the Championship knock-out stage.
  • The 3rd and 4th ranked players from each group will be drawn into the Consolation knock-out bracket.
Eligibility Players must be age of 14 or younger as of 31 December, 2022.
The participating countries must inform the names of the players to the organisers by 31 March, 2023.
Countries Canada, Denmark, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Scotland, Spain, USA., Vietnam
Awards Winners, Runners-up, Semi-Finalists, Consolation winner. No matches will be played to determine 3rd/4th place.


Position Name
Organiser International Badminton U16 Promotion Council
Co-Organiser City of Tsuruoka
Committee Chair Masaru Tomita
Committee Co-Chair Tomotaka Ishii
Tournament Director Junichi Kasuga
Deputy Tournament Director Yukako Nakamoto
Natsuki Higashi
Deputy Referee Nahathai Sornprachum(THA)
Miyoko Sato(JPN)


●Tsuruoka City Komagihara General Gymnasium
2-1 Komagihara-cho Tsuruoka-shi Yamagata Prefecture 997-0825

From Tsuruoka station on Ugo Main Line:
・ By car: 15 minutes
・ Bus: Shonai Bus (Heading towards “7 · Tsukue”) ”Komagihara Koenmae” bus stop + 3 minutes on foot