Queuing System for Session Games

Preamble

CHRSLBC uses the PEG Queuing System to facilitate queues for games. The system enables orderly rotation of players in a fair manner (as far as possible). It is a flexible system and is done manually for Social Sessions at BHHS and via the Baddy App for Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday sessions.

 

How it operates in the Baddy App

  1. Players who have RSVPed check-in via the Baddy App five (5) minutes before the session starts.

  2. Players should only check-in when they arrive at the badminton venue and not when they are travelling to the venue. This is to be fair to players who have come early to the venue and waiting to check-in to play. The Manual PEG Queuing system operates on this “fairness” principle, as the player has to be physically present to place his Peg on the Queuing Board in order to commence play.

  3. When the Session first starts, Baddy automatically places players in the order they checked-in in the Courts, i.e. in Court 1, Court 2, etc.

  4. Once all the Courts are filled, players who subsequently check-in are placed in a Queue.

  5. When the Queue reaches six or more players, the first player in the Queue is prompted to pick three players for the next game. These four players are automatically moved to Wait 1 group.

  6. As more players check-in, the Queue continues to grow. The first player in the Queue is prompted to pick three players for the next game. These four players are automatically moved to Wait 2 group.

  7. The first player in the Queue can only pick when there is a minimum of six players.

  8. As a game is completed, the players are prompted to choose Winners. These Winners are automatically moved to the end of the Queue, followed by the Losers. The Court is empty.

  9. Players in Wait 1 group are automatically moved to the empty Court to commence a game.

  10. Wait 2 group is automatically moved to Wait 1 position.

  11. The cycle continues with Step 5 and the process is repeated continuously.

  12. Players can choose to have a rest and re-join the Queue but they will be positioned last.

  13. Players can leave the session whenever they choose.

 

How it operates in the Manual Peg Queue System

The Manual system currently is used at BHHS on Saturday mornings.

  1. As Players arrive, they register and pay the Duty Officer the Session Fee. The Duty Officer has players’ personalised pegs in a box. Players place their personalised peg on the Queue Board, on the Courts numbered one to six.

  2. In the beginning, players choose who they wish to play with in their first game. Sometimes this may not be possible as only a limited number of players may have turned up early.

  3. A game commences as soon as a Court is filled. Once the game is finished, the Winners place their pegs in either an empty court or in the Queue of the Peg Board.

  4. As more players turn up or another game is finished, the Queue gets longer. The first person in the Queue can choose three players as soon as the Queue reaches a minimum of six players. The pegs of these four players are placed in the Wait 1 group.

  5. If the Queue has another six players, the next player in the Queue picks three players and the four players pegs are placed in Wait 2 group.

  6. As games are completed and players place their pegs in the Queue, players in Wait groups move to empty courts to commence the next game.

  7. This sequence continues for the rest of the session.

  8. Players can also move their peg to the Rest position and re-join the Queue, but they will be placed at the end of the Queue.

  9. Players leaving the Session must remove their Peg and return it to the Duty Officer’s Box.

 

Some Rules for the Baddy App and Manual Peg Queue System

  1. After a Mixed Doubles game, the Lady player must be placed ahead of the male player.

  2. Winners of a game will re-join the Queue ahead of Losers.

     

BEST PRACTICES

All players and visitors are expected to respect & abide by the following guidelines, which are a condition of entry.

 

General directives

 

  • Follow the directions or any instruction made by the Duty Officer or a CHRSL Badminton Committee member, or any official (authorized by the committee).

  • Always use the shared car park safely and appropriately. Do not double park, as this will disrupt games when someone has to pull out when the game is on.

 

  • While on the courts – players must wear nonmarking shoes.

 

  • Appropriate badminton and sporting attire are encouraged.

 

  • Food and drinks are not permitted in the courts.

 

  • All areas within the hall are strictly nonsmoking zones.

 

  • Children are always welcome but must be supervised & are the responsibility of their parent or accompanying adult at all times – both on and off the court.

 

  • Members should always make visitors, and new players feel welcome.

 

  • Committee will not tolerate discrimination of any kind.

 

  • Ideas, suggestions & general feedback, together with any misconduct or disagreements, should be raised with the DO or a committee member or write to committee@castlehillbadminton.com (so Committee can discuss these ideas and suggestions at a future meeting) ensure the continual improvement of our badminton club.

 

Playing the games

 

  • Players are required to pay their court fees before going onto the courts. Club DO’s will use their discretion to stop games from collecting these fees.
     

  • Please ensure that another member witnesses payment deposit or change withdrawal.

  • Deliberately avoiding paying court fees will not be tolerated.

 

  • Silver coins will not be accepted as court fees.

 

  • Good Sporting Conduct* (such as fairness, respect for one's opponent, and graciousness in winning or losing)  is encouraged at all times.

 

  • Wearing protective eyewear when playing might protect you from an eye injury from a shuttle.

 

  • Do not tie up (Hog) the side court for yourselves. Let others have a chance to warm-up or practice.

 

 

  • Courts may become slippery before and during sessions – check courts before play and use the mops required if necessary.

 

  •  Members should take an appropriate amount of time to warm up before play (on the court), but consideration should also be given to players waiting – keep a good game flow.

 

  • Do not stay on the court for re-matches if other players are waiting to play.

 

  • All spectators (including kids under supervision), visitors, and players waiting are expected to keep a safe distance from the courts and use caution while moving around the stand areas & surrounding walkways.

 

  • Players using the side courts for practice and warm-up should collect the shuttles and return them to the metal box as a courtesy.

 

  • The last players off the court must help the Duty Officer to dismantle the net and the poles.

 

Personal responsibilities

 

  • Bring good shuttle­cocks back to the table.

 

  • Players are responsible for their own belongings. Ensure that these items do not affect your own or another person’s safety.

 

  • Before leaving – all rubbish needs to be placed in the bins provided.

 

  • Used shuttles are to be placed in the bins/boxes provided.

 

  • Report all safety concerns, faults, or damage to the DO as soon as possible.

 

*Sporting Conduct

 

  • Introduce yourself to your partner and your opponents before the match. Be sure to shake hands after the match.

 

  • While warming up, help your opponent's warm-up as well; don't kill every stroke.

 

  • If there is any question on whether you have fouled, call it on yourself.

 

  • When you doubt whether a shuttle landed in or out, always give the benefit of the doubt to your opponent or replay the point.

 

  • Never question your opponent's calls.

 

  • While at times during a match you may want to aim a smash at your opponent, do not do it if you can get the point any other way. If you have a setup, hit it somewhere else in the court.

 

  • Control your anger. Never throw your racket.

 

  • Never deride or make fun of an opponent.

 

  • As the server, keep the score and call it before each serve, calling the server's score first.

 

  • When your opponent is serving, and a shuttle lands out of bounds on your side of the court, pick it up and hit it back, or toss it under the net to the server.

 

  • Compliment your opponent on any good shots made.

 

  • Do not offer advice or criticism to your partner or your opponents unless they ask you for it.

 

  • Keep up the play. Do not stall between points.

 

  • Do not talk to your partner during a rally except when you are directing tactics, as in "I've got it" or "You're up."

 

  • If you are receiving, be ready to return the shuttle as soon as the server is ready to serve.