Southern Open Badminton Tournament August 31st – September 1st, 2013


Hi Everyone,

The Southern Open is in Florida this year and is being played at ClearOne.  This is 1 of 5 USAB Sanctioned Regional Tournaments in the US and covers an 11 state region in the south, from Florida to Texas.

You can sign up now and receive a Southern Open Dry-Fit T-shirt as our THANK YOU!   To get this bonus you must sign up and pay prior to August 18th. We are expecting a large draw, as prior Southern Open Tournaments have had as many as 150 entries.

The Southern Open is being played on the Saturday (August 31st) and the Sunday (September 1st) of the Labor Day Weekend (Monday is a holiday). It’s our “warm-up” tournament before the Yonex USA International. 

The Yonex USA International Tournament is one of only two BWF sanctioned tournaments that is played in the US. This tournament received a major sponsorhip from Yonex as their committment to the growth of badminton in Florida. This event is being at ClearOne from Nov 6 to Nov 10.  Once again we expect a large draw.  We were notified a few days ago that 10 members of the Brazilian National Team are coming and we have confirmation that reigning Pan American Champions are also coming.

For now our focus is on the Southern Open.  We have a wide variety of events for both novice and experienced players and for those in-between. Note that we have also included Age-Level categories as well as a Unisex Doubles Combined-Age Event (70+, 80+, 90+). 

To check out the events or to sign up, you can go to 

For anyone out of town, we will be selecting the official event hotel shortly and will be posting it on the Tournament Software website link above. 

We are looking forward to a great event.  I hope to see you there.


Rob Bentley

2 thoughts on “Southern Open Badminton Tournament August 31st – September 1st, 2013

  1. I have been trying unsuccessfully to reach Bill Graham who runs the Badminton Tournaments in Miami Lakes but lost touch with him many years ago. If you know how I can reach him I would really appreciate it.
    I am actually trying to get a copy of the Ranking Lists from I believe 1976 I played in the Southern Open in Dallas around 1976, but lost in the semi final, but won the Mens Singles in the Louisiana State championships the same year . I finished the year ranked #2 in the Mens Open Singles Southern States Division, but seem to have lost the Ranking Lists from back then. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me. My cell is 305 244 0021
    michael melanefy

  2. Michael,

    My apologies for not replying sooner…. MUCH SOONER. Sadly, Bill Graham passed away on Saturday morning, the last day of the Jerry Toms Senior Internationals, January 2009. The tournament’s been renamed to the Graham/Toms U.S. Senior International in honor of both Bill and his former partner and lifetime friend, Jerry Toms.

    You need to contact Phillip Ayoung-Chee for the results from way back in 1976. If anyone may have it, Phillip would. Of course, you could also contact USA Badminton and see if they would have a record of the results from that year.

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