At the 82nd BWF Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually today, the BWF Membership voted on the proposal to amend the Laws of Badminton relating to the Scoring System from 3×21 to 5×11.
The proposal put forward by the Indonesian Badminton Association and the Badminton Association of Maldives, and seconded by Badminton Asia, Badminton Korea Association and Chinese Taipei Badminton Association, received 66.31% for and 33.69% against, falling just short of the two-thirds majority required.
A total of 282 votes were cast.
BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer thanked the Membership for their participation in this important decision.
“Our Membership has spoken, and despite the very small margin in which the two-thirds majority was not reached, the BWF respects the outcome to retain the three games to 21 points scoring system,” Høyer said.
“It is now the second time such a proposal has not been approved, but I see the fantastic participation of the Membership and the decision reached today as an indication that the badminton community is very much engaged in the best interests of the sport during these difficult and challenging times. So, for that, I thank everyone for their role in this process.
“While the proposed scoring system change has been part of my vision to make badminton more exciting and to increase the entertainment value for stakeholders and fans, this will not deter us from continuing our efforts to increase excellence in badminton for all concerned in line with our Strategic Plan 2020-2024.”
Further details of the 82nd BWF AGM will be published here: https://corporate.bwfbadminton.com/about/forum-agm/.