Collegiate Nationals to serve as selection event for 2022 World University Games in Chengdu, China
February 23, 2022
Morrisville, North Carolina: USA Badminton, the National Governing Body of the Olympic sport of Badminton in the United States, has announced that the 2022 USA Badminton Collegiate National Championships will be held at Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis in Morrisville, NC, Friday, March 25 to Sunday, March 27, 2022.
“We are thrilled to have been selected to host USA Badminton’s Collegiate National Championships,“ said Jason Niu, owner of Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis. “This is a very prestigious event featuring the best college badminton players in the country. We are honored to host the event at our venue, and our staff and volunteers look forward to providing the athletes with the best possible participant experience.”
The 2022 USA Badminton Collegiate National Championships will consist of individual competition in Women’s Singles, Men’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Men’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. Importantly, the event will also serve as the Selection Event for the USA Collegiate National Team to compete in the 2022 World University Games in Chengdu, China, June 26 to July 7, 2022.
“We are looking forward to staging our top collegiate event in North Carolina at Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis,” said Linda French, USA Badminton CEO. “We chose the location carefully and look forward to holding more prestigious events at this venue. We are mindful that North Carolina is in the final phase of a bid to land the 2027 World University Games and these championships can help support that initiative.”
USA Badminton intends to select a team to compete in Chengdu consisting of 6 women and 6 men. The governing body expects the winners of each event to be selected for the World University Games team. The winning pair in Mixed Doubles will be selected as a team. Runners up in singles and doubles will also be selected for the team. If an athlete qualifies in more than one event, then additional athlete(s) will be selected to fill the team roster.
“It’s fantastic to see North Carolina’s World University Games bid already paying dividends for the region,” said Hill Carrow, Chairman & CEO of North Carolina’s Bid Committee for the World University Games. “We cannot thank Linda French and the leadership of USA Badminton enough for choosing the Triangle for a Championship event that also promotes our efforts to land the world’s top event for collegiate athletes. We look forward to working with USAB and TBTT to host the best possible Collegiate Nationals where our 2022 U.S. World University Games Badminton Team will be announced.”
The Summer World University Games are the largest event for student athletes on the planet and second in size only to the Olympic Games in terms of global Olympic multi-sport competitions. The 2022 World University Games in Chengdu will feature more than 7,000 athletes competing in 18 sports over a 12-day period. The Games were originally scheduled to be held in 2021 but were postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. North Carolina’s Bid to host the 2027 World University Games is centered in the Triangle and Greensboro and is competing against a region around the city of Daejeon in central South Korea. FISU, the International Governing Body for the World University Games is expected to choose the winner of the 2027 World University Games in early October of this year.
About USA Badminton: Located in Colorado Springs, CO, USA Badminton (USAB) is the recognized national governing body for the Olympic sport of Badminton in the United States. USAB oversees a multitude of systems, but the organization’s ultimate goal is to create and foster increased participation in the sport of badminton nationwide as well as develop and support American badminton athletes. USAB is dedicated to serving the community while practicing its core values of integrity, diversity, equality, respect, and commitment to athletes. USAB oversees sanctioned tournaments nationwide, develops grassroots initiatives, certifies and educates coaches, and prepares the best players in the nation to excel in international competition. Those international competitions include the Olympic Games, World University Games, Pan American Games, World Championships, Sudirman Cup, Thomas Uber Cup, and World Junior Championships. USAB also hosts major national championships such as Collegiate, US Adult, US Junior, and US Senior Nationals. In addition, USAB works closely with the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to provide educational tools for coaches and athletes. For more information on USA Badminton, visit www.usabadminton.org.
About the North Carolina Bid Committee: Centered in the heart of North Carolina, the North Carolina Bid Committee is comprised of individuals who are helping with, supporting, and leading an initiative to recruit and host the 2027 Summer World University Games in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary-Greensboro region of North Carolina. The NCBC is affiliated with, and supported by, the Triangle Sports Commission, which serves Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties in North Carolina. The primary goals of the NCBC are to host one of the best World University Games ever, with a great participant experience being the primary barometer; and to showcase North Carolina, and the communities and universities that comprise its central University Hub region, to the world. North Carolina’s bid is currently sponsored by the Angus Barn, Atlantic Tire & Service, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Cary Chamber of Commerce, Contender eSports, Duke Energy, Duke Health, Edge Printed Products, First Bank, Hannah Sheridan & Cochran Law Firm, Hummingbird Creative Group, Longleaf Law Partners, Martin Marietta, McDonald York Building Company, North Carolina FC & the NC Courage, PNC Bank, Raleigh Orthopaedic, Sports & Properties, Inc., Stewart, Transcend Commercial, Triangle Badminton & Table Tennis, Triangle Sports Commission, Tri Properties, UNC Health, Wake Competition Center, WakeMed, Wasserman, and York Properties, Inc. For more information on the North Carolina Bid Committee or to make a donation to support the bid, visit www.ncwug2027bid.com.About the Summer World University Games: The Summer World University Games are the world’s largest event for student athletes, ages 18-25. The rightsholder for the Games is the International University Sports Federation (FISU), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The U.S. member of FISU is the United States International University Sports Federation (USIUSF), located in Orlando, Florida. The World University Games got their formal start with the 1959 Games in Torino, Italy, where 985 athletes from 45 countries competed in 7 sports during a 12-day period. In more recent times, Taipei 2017 for example, 7,377 athletes from 134 countries competed over 13 days in 275 competitive events in 22 sports at 60 venues where 1,957 medals were awarded. The 15 required sports of the Summer World University Games are Archery, Artistic Gymnastics, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Diving, Fencing, Judo, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, and Water Polo. For its bid for the 2027 WUG, the NCBC has proposed Baseball, Rugby 7s, Soccer, and Softball as the “local option” sports. For more information about the World University Games, FISU, and World University Championships, visit www.fisu.net.