2018 Yonex Norman Open

Registration is now open for the greatest Tournament of the North! Get a chance to see and play in the venue for the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games.




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(Same link for Draws/Times/Results)



Saturday, January 13 - Sunday, January 14, 2018


RD Parker Collegiate

Thompson MB









Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles

Same categories for juniors




$25.00 - 1 Event

$45.00 - 2 or 3 Events



Registration Deadline: Monday January 8 @ 11:59 pm

Late Registration will not be accepted.  Registration is ONLY guaranteed with payment.


MBA Regional Membership is Mandatory. MBA Regional Membership is Available During Registration ($10.00)


Included in Tournament:

3 Matches/Event, Souvenir, Nylon Shuttles, Prizes, Referees and Umpires, MBA Player Ranking Points (Tier 0.25)


Shuttles: Yonex Mavis 350 (Yellow Nylon)


Draw Date: Draws will be posted online Wednesday, January 10, 2018



Tournament Description

For the 4th Year in a Row we are proud to present the Yonex Norman Open Badminton Tournament!  The only MBA sanctioned badminton tournament in Northern Manitoba. Many players attending this year will be future attendees of the 2018 Manitoba Winter Games Powered by MB Hydro, so we are expecting a big turnout this year!

Adult or Junior, don’t miss your chance to win medals and participate in the most professional annual badminton tournament that Northern Manitoba has to offer!  Winners of the Adult category will get their names on the brand new Norman Open trophy!



Honoring the Late David Ross

2010 MASRC Aboriginal Coach of the Year Award

2013 Badminton Manitoba Coaching Achievement Award

Husband & Father

David Ross was a passionate father, teacher and leader in the community of God's Lake Narrows, using badminton as a tool to give kids the opportunity to develop healthy habits, learn respect, work ethic, dedication and sportsmanship.

God's Lake Narrows being a fly-in community for the majority of the year meant that David was often fundraising to pay for his athletes to attend tournaments in Winnipeg, Thompson, Fort Frances, and elsewhere.  He also brought his athletes to tryouts for Power Smart Manitoba Winter Games, Summer Camps in Winnipeg and other training opportunities available to his kids.  David would accompany his team on most trips as well.

For David's leadership in the community of sport of Badminton, the Manitoba Badminton Association and its Board of Directors would like to present the following award each year at the Norman Open:

David Ross Excellence Award

1 award will be given annually to the junior athlete that exhibits the following characteristics: Hard Work, Sportsmanship, Fair Play & Positive Attitude


Tournament Rules/Regulations


Refund Policy: Badminton Manitoba does not permit refunds of MBA Memberships or Tournament Registration Fees unless requests are accompanied by a medical note or immediate family crisis.


Availability: Participants must be available to play during the entirety of the events that they are registered for.  MBA will not accept special requests for time, for any reason.


Due to speed of play being unpredictable, participants are asked to be ready a minimum of 30 minutes prior to their posted match.  It is ultimately the player’s responsibility to be present for the start of their match.


The Tournament will enforce a strict 10 minute disqualification rule and 2-minute warm-up rule.


Clothing: Participants must have an indoor change of clothing and non-marking athletic shoes


Equipment: Participants must bring their own racquets


Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer at the draw desk, please contact Marj Niemi at 





Tournament Hotel:


 Days Inn Thompson


$129/night + taxes. Includes a free breakfast

Just quote Badminton Manitoba when booking your room!



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