The time seems ripe for a renewal.
Three years ago, at the annual general meeting of the world federation BWF, the proposal to introduce the counting method 5 x 11 (three winning sets to 11 points in all disciplines) was rejected by the majority of the assembled delegates. Only 129 votes were in favour - 168 votes would have been necessary.
But this year there could be a change. The Indonesian federation PBSI will officially make the proposal to change to 5 x 11. The federation is confident of the support of the continental federation Badminton Asia certainly after the Chinese federation had also gained good experience at the national championships in November 2020. However, 7 x 11 was played there (four winning sets to 11 points).
So it may well be that the 3 x 21 counting method in operation since 1 August 2006 will soon be a thing of the past. The decision will be made on 22 May at the BWF Assembly of Delegates, which, like last year, will only be held virtually.
The Swiss National League A will be played again this weekend. There, 5 x 11 is already a reality. No spectators are allowed at the matches - but for some games there is live streaming on youtube.com. Check it out!
Friday, 09 April 2021
19:00 Badminton Lausanne Association – BC La Chaux-de-Fonds (Live-Stream)
Saturday, 10 April 2021
14:00 Badminton Lausanne Association – BC Yverdon-les-Bains (Live-Stream)
15:00 Union Tafers-Fribourg – Team Argovia
15:00 BC La Chaux-de-Fonds – BC Uzwil
15:30 BV St.Gallen-Appenzell – BC Zürich
Sunday, 11 April 2021
12:00 BC Uzwil – Union Tafers-Fribourg (Live-Stream)
12:00 BC Yverdon-les-Bains – BV St.Gallen-Appenzell
14:00 Team Argovia – BC La Chaux-de-Fonds (Live-Stream)
14:00 BC Zürich – Badminton Lausanne Association