Player Grading

The aim of the Grading Rules is for players to be playing in their correct grade i.e. against players of a similar level - which makes matches far more enjoyable. Onesided matches offer no challenge and/or can be disheartening.

The Grading Rules provide an opportunity for players to demonstrate their improved playing ability by moving up the Grading Levels.

Tournament players may come from overseas / interstate where standards may be different. First-time participants determine their own grade based on the guidelines provided below. There is no opportunity for pre-assessment of players, but if unsure a player can phone BAWA to get advice.

First time entrants determine their grade on entry based, and they probably will be given this grade for future tournaments, (unless first time post tournament results suggest the grade entered was not appropriate).

Only results from Badminton WA tournaments and tournaments sanctioned by Badminton WA, with 130 participating players or more and BAWA tournaments which have a good spread of entrants for each grade will be considered for grading purposes.

Explanation of Grades:

  • A Grade (open events) = International player, National player, State player, top club player
  • A Reserve Grade = Good club player
  • B Grade = Sound competitive player
  • C Grade = Social, but competitive player
  • D Grade (Recreational) = Adult social player (entry level)

Player grades are archived after 3 years. When a player's grade is reviewed, the results from the last 24 months are considered.

First Time Entrants - Grade will be assigned to their first entry.
WA State players - U15, 17, 19 must play a certain grade.
Upgraded - when won twice. or twice runner-up of a higher grade.

2024 Grading List - Pre LiveLighter Kingsway Championship (Latest Version)

Grading Rules (updated Mar 2022)

All grading enquiries should be made in writing before the entries closing date to the Grading Committee at