Any Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, and individuals possessing a valid student or work visa who pays the registration fee and agrees to the
rules & regulations of the League. Call-Up Players are also subject to the aforementioned criteria. There are no age restrictions.
• Get a team manager or become one yourself
• Invite 6 - 10 players to join your team (minimum of 4 male and 2 female)
• Create a team name
• Register your team at the League's website and pay your entry fee
• Schedule your roster and ensure your team attends all ties (teams are guaranteed a minimum of 8 ties – top ranking teams make it to the Finals)
• Ensure that the tie results are submitted online within 48 hours of completing a tie
• Celebrate your team ties
Yes. You can register without a team and be put on a waiting list while you search for other players to form a team, or a team that is need of additional players.
6 Team Members (2 females & 4 males) are required to register your team. You will be able to add additional team members until the day
before the first tie of the season.
To receive the early bird entry fee rate, all team members will have to register by the early bird entry deadline. Any team member registering
thereafter will be required to pay the full entry fee.
• First Division
• $175 - Early bird deadline
• $200 - Final Entry deadline
• Second, Third & Forth Divisions
• $145 - Early bird deadline
• $165 - Final Entry deadline
• Each team is guaranteed 8 ties throughout the in-season
• Based on in-season results, advancing teams to the Provincial Finals compete for a chance to win provincial medals, cash prize, MVP awards
and bragging rights!
• 1 IBL member T-shirt
• Tournament grade shuttles (1 dozen per tie)
100% refund if official withdrawn notice is given before Final Entry Deadline
50% refund if official withdrawn notice is received before first tie of the season
No refund if official withdrawn notice is received after first tie of the season
Teams will play home ties at their team’s Home Court and Away ties at their opponent’s Home Court. Each team’s Home Court is determined
at the time of registration and can be badminton exclusive facilities, school gyms or recreation and community centres that have badminton
courts. Locations for in-season Away ties are generally within the region your team plays in (ie. York, Peel, Waterloo, Toronto, etc).
Players do not have to be members of a specific club to create a team. Players of various clubs can combine with each other to form their own
team and select a Home Court. If your team is unable to secure a home court, IBL will place your team in a IBL Hub within or close to your
There are four levels of competition currently available. Please refer to Player Ratings chart on our website.
• 1st Division - player ratings 5.5 – 7 (Elite Players)
• 2nd Division - player ratings 4 – 5 (Competitive players)
• 3rd Division - player ratings 3 – 4 (Intermediate players)
• 4th Division – player ratings 3.5 or lower (Intermediate to Recreational players)
** The rating system is a guideline and not a rule or regulation. IBL trusts that team managers will do their best to enter their teams in the
best suited divisions based on their player’s skill levels. **
Regions for each division will be formed based on the Home Court geographic location of team entry. Regions are determined by their municipal
geographic locations (e.g. Region of York, Peel, Waterloo and Toronto). Teams will be published on the IBL website and social media once
all entries are received.
Each in-season tie shall be decided by the results of:
• 2 Men's Singles
• 1 Women's Singles
• 2 Men's Doubles
• 1 Women's Doubles
• 2 Mixed Doubles
Female players are permitted to play in 3 events
Male players are permitted to play in no more than 2 events
No player can play in the same event twice within a tie.
A player must compete in 60% of their respective team's ties to qualify for the finals. Therefore if a team has 8 ties, each player must compete
in at least 5 of the ties for the season.
Call up players are substitute players that fill in for a team member if a team member cannot make it to a tie due to injury, illness or
Any individual not competing on a team within the same division. Players competing in higher divisions are not permitted to compete as a call
up player in a lower division.
No. Call up players are limited to play in a maximum of 40% of ties.
There is a $20 fee for each call-up player for each tie. Call up fees can be paid to IBL officials or via the IBL website store. Please note
teams that do not pay their call up fees will not have their tie results updated and be withheld from competing in the finals (if they are qualified).
Yes. If a call-up player wins the matches she or he competes in, only half a point (.5) will be awarded instead of the usual one point (1) for the respective match.