Friday, October 18, 2019
Sports

Scoring

Badminton Men singles
A match between Datuk Lee Chong Wei (left) and Boonsak Ponsana

The doubles and men's singles game consists of 15 points. When the score is 13-all, the side which first reaches 13 has the option of setting the game to 5 and that when the score is 14-all, the side which first reaches 14 has the option of setting the game to 3. After a game has been set, the score is called 'love all' and the side which first score 5 or 3 points according to the game set, wins the game. In either case the claim to set the game must be made before the next service is delivered and after the score has reached 13-all or 14-all.


The ladies single game consists of 11 points. When the score is 9-all the player who first reaches 9 has the option of setting the game to 3, and when the score is 10-all, the player who first reaches 10 has the option of setting the game to 2.


The opposing sides shall contest the best of three games, unless otherwise agrees. The players shall change ends at the commencement of the second game and also of the third game (if any). In the third game the players shall end the game when the leading score reaches.

(a) 8 in a game of 15 points
(b) 6 in a game of 11 points


In doubles play, the player served to, may alone receive the service, but should the shuttle touch or be struck by his partner the 'in' side scores a point. No player may receive two consecutive services in the same game.