We are pleased to announce details of the 2014 Midlands Out Badminton tournament!


The badminton tournament will take place at the Doug Ellis Sports Centre, 150 Wellhead Lane, Perry Barr, Birmingham, B42 2SY. The cost will be £12 per player including lunch.


The evening social will take place at Utopia Bar, 16 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP (close to the cathedral). The cost of the meal will be £18 per person. Non-playing club members, partners and friends are welcome.


Players enter as pairs and play in that pair throughout the day. The tournament is open to players of all abilities, and all abilities have a chance of winning a medal.


In the morning sessions pairs are split into 8 randomly chosen round robin groups of 5 pairs. Within the group pairs play games against all the other pairs in the group.


The results of the morning round robins are used to divide pairs into four levels for the afternoon session. Those with the best results will be in level A, those with the worst will be in level D, etc


In the afternoon there's a mini tournament within each of the levels consisting of another round robin group with those with the best results going forward into knockout matches to decide the medal winners in each level



During the morning you'll play against pairs of different abilities and from all over the country


During the afternoon you'll play against pairs of a similar ability to yourselves, so everyone has a chance of winning a medal, and everyone will get to play plenty of badminton


During the evening it's party time. We meet at a bar to eat and drink, then move on to the gay village for more drinking and partying!


If you are interested in playing, speak to the co-ordintor of your local gay badminton group - or email us on [email protected] -we look forward to seeing you!