In an attempt to better serve our junior members, Badminton Alberta will continue to offer competition at the 'A' and 'B' levels. For the 2012-13 season, Badminton Alberta will use the following document to determine eligibility for athletes looking to compete in Junior 'B' or Alberta Junior Satellite (AJS) events.
The association will use the published rankings as of the entry deadline of the AJS event in question.
An athlete is defined as a Junior A player if they meet any of the below conditions:
· Have achieved an average points total of 1200 points or greater in singles as based on Badminton Alberta’s Junior A rankings.
· Have achieved an average points total of 1400 points or greater in doubles or mixed doubles as based on Badminton Alberta’s Junior A rankings.
What does being defined as a Junior A Player mean?
· Players may not enter Alberta Junior Series (AJS) tournaments (in any age category).
· Players may compete in Alberta Junior Circuit (AJC) tournaments or Yonex Alberta Series (YAS) tournaments.
What happens at the beginning of the season if a player moves up an age category?
· When a player moves up an age category their points for Jr A classification will be based on 70% of their average point total of their points at the end of the season in the younger age category. If their points average is greater than 1200 in singles or greater than 1400 in doubles or mixed they will be classified as an A player.
Can a player’s classification change throughout the season?
· Yes, depending upon results attained in AJC competitions.