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Championship Information

Badminton


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Desert Vista High School (DVHS)
16440 S. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85048

Independence High School (IHS)
6602 N. 75 Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85303

Admission Fees

Semifinals and Championships:*
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID, Active Military and Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Children five and under admitted free
* - first two rounds of team competition is no charge

Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event, or download the free app and search for AIA events.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

 

2021-22 State Tournament Schedule

Division I Team:
First Round: Mon., Oct. 25, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Oct. 26, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Thu., Oct. 28, approx. 7:30 p.m., DVHS

Division I Singles/Doubles:
First Round: Fri., Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m., IHS
Second Round: Fri., Oct. 22, following first round, IHS
Quarterfinals: Sat., Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m., IHS
Semifinals: Sat., Oct. 23, following quarterfinals, IHS
State Championship: Sat., Oct. 23, following semifinals, IHS

Division II Team:
First Round: Mon., Oct. 25, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Oct. 26, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., Oct. 27, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Thu., Oct. 28, 6 p.m., DVHS

Division II Singles/Doubles:
First Round: Fri., Oct. 22, 10 a.m., IHS
Second Round: Fri., Oct. 22, following first round, IHS
Quarterfinals: Sat., Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m., IHS
Semifinals: Sat., Oct. 23, following quarterfinals, IHS
State Championship: Sat., Oct. 23, following semifinals, IHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

State Tournament Team Qualifying

Division I, II Teams (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 matches. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

Division I, II Individuals (32-participant bracket): In order to qualify, a player/doubles team must have played a minimum of 10 matches. The state tournament bracket will consist of the top 32 singles players and doubles teams. The tournament director, badminton seeding committee and the varsity head coaches at postseason meeting will seed eight (8) slots for each singles and doubles tournament brackets based on the AIA Badminton Sport Advisory Committee recommended approved criteria. The state tournament will consist of five rounds and be single elimination.