At the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Langside Badminton League, club representatives agreed to implement a new league scoring system. This will be implemented for the 2023/24 season.
Until then, our Mixed, Women’s and Men’s Leagues all had different scoring systems for league points following conclusion of matches. This was a result of the league developing and maturing over the years to accomodate the different needs of each discipline.
Previous league points system:
|Teams made up of 3 men and 3 women, with 9 rubbers played.
(Draws were not possible as there are 9 rubbers per match)
|Teams made up of 4 women, who play with two different partners across 8 rubbers.
(In event of a draw due to 8 rubbers, the winner would be determined by most sets won, followed by most points won)
|Teams made up of 4 men, who play with each team mate in one game each across 6 rubbers. Players are ranked in order of strongest to weakest and play against their corresponding opponent.
Following the AGM, points will now be awarded for rubbers won in each discipline. This means up to 9 points can be won in Mixed, up to 8 points can be won in Women’s, and up to 6 points can be won in Men’s.
New league points system:
This new scoring system brings Langside in to line with other badminton leagues outwith the Glasgow area, where the scoring system is in place in other Scottish, UK and European leagues.
The benefits of this approach includes adding a little bit of jeapordy to each match – where every rubber counts – and making it less obvious who the overall league winner will be half-way through the season. This will also ensure if a team needs to concede one couple due to lack of players available, it doesn’t put excess pressure on that team to win every other rubber to get any points for the league.
The change has now been implemented, and current league standings for the 2023/24 season can be found on League Republic for our Mixed League (First Division and Second Division), Women’s League, and Men’s League.