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The information below pertains to Western Cup XL, which has officially come to a close. We'll see you next year!

Tournament Venue

Western Canada High School (641 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB)


Tournament Information

Western Cup XL runs March 28–31, 2024.


The Western Cup XL Badminton tournament is hosted by Apollo Badminton and will run over one (1) day: Saturday, March 30 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.


This tournament, and all Western Cup XL events, is hosted by members and allies of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and is a safe space for all people. There is zero tolerance for discrimination.


Tournament Structure


Apollo Badminton, with the support of Team Edmonton, is proud to announce and present the return of the Western Cup badminton tournament in well over a decade! We are proud to be part of the 40th milestone celebration of the longest-running 2SLGBTQ+ multi-sport festival in North America.


For the experimental relaunch of the badminton tournament, we will be featuring doubles competition only. 


We will be capping to 24 pair teams (48 participants), opened to any gender combination, any age, and any level. We invite badminton players from Calgary, Edmonton, and beyond our province to participate.

If you have a doubles partner, please include their name on the registration. Each doubles team member will need to register individually. Individual players will be paired based on skill level and preliminary round placement. 



  • Double matches only

  • Preliminary placement round

  • Individual players will be assigned different partners during the preliminary placement round. Double teams will keep their partners throughout the tournament. 

  • Placement into at most 3 divisions based on matches and points accumulation

  • Single elimination round

  • Badminton World Federation Laws of Badminton applies


Equipment Information


  • Tournament-sanctioned plastic shuttlecock will be provided

  • Racquet (no rental will be available)

  • Non-marking gym shoes are required


Registration Information

Individual registration: $50


Registration closes at 8:00am on Saturday, March 30, 2024.


Your Badminton registration includes:


  • 2 matches in the Preliminary Placement Round; All 3 games to 21 points are played; best of 3 wins. Deuce is cut off at 30 points. All points in the 3 games are counted.

  • Optional fun round for bonus points

    At least one match in the Single Elimination Round; Minimum 2 games are played; best of 3 to 21 points wins and advances. Deuce is cut off at 30 points. 

  • Medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all divisions.


Once payment is confirmed, you will be officially registered for the tournament.


The One Night in Monaco social event is included free of charge for everyone. 


Tickets for Dance XL and Drag Brunch XL may be purchased separately on the Western Cup XL Events page.


Please direct all questions to Apollo Badminton at


Registration Kickoff

Thursday, March 28

Thomsons Social Hub, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Event begins at 7:00pm.

Entry is free of charge.

One Night in Monaco

Friday, March 29

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Event begins at 8:00pm.

Entry is free of charge.

Badminton Tournament Day 1

Saturday, March 30

Western Canadian High School

641 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB

Event begins at 8:00am.

Western Cup Dance XL

Saturday, March 30

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Doors open at 9:00pm.

Buy Tickets >

Drag Brunch XL

Sunday, March 31

Imperial Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Calgary

700 Centre St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Doors open at 11:30am and the show begins at 12:00pm.

Buy Tickets >

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