A Mathematical Analysis of Badminton Scoring Systems

  • D. F. Percy
Part of the OR Essentials book series (ORESS)


Although the sport of badminton originated about 2000 years ago, the Badminton Association of England published the first proper set of rules in 1893. The International Badminton Federation (IBF) was formed in 1934 and is now established as the game’s governing body. The rules remained almost unchanged until 2002, when the IBF introduced a series of experimental rule changes in order to make the game faster and more exciting. In 2006, some new rules were introduced for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and this article evaluates these variations.


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