DATE: March 31-April 2, 2017
VENUE: B-Active Badminton Club, 14830 - 112 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, Canada. B-Active Badminton Club is a non-outdoor footwear environment - parents please bring your own indoor shoes if needed.
PRIZES: Awarded to event winners, finalists & consolation event winners.
CONDITIONS: The tournament is open to athletes who are 2016-17 COMPETITIVE members in good standing of Badminton Alberta. The tournament will be conducted under the official rules of Badminton Canada and the World Badminton Federation.
YOUNG OFFICALS PROGRAM - Badminton Alberta will be continuing with the implementation of phase one of the Young Officials Program, which requires the winner of a match to stay on-court to scorekeep the upcoming match on the same court. Scheduling of the tournament will be adjusted to provide additional rest time between matches to accomodate the additional commitment of the players. In the case of doubles, the decision to whom will stay behind to scorekeep will be decided by Rock-Paper-Scissors between the winning pair. Any player unwilling to cooperate with Tournament Management will be removed from the tournament.
ELIGIBILITY: Players must have competed in at least one Alberta Junior Circuit tournament since October 1st, 2016 to be eligible for Alberta Junior Provincials.
RULES: The 60 second break between the first and second game will be allowed throughout the tournament, but prior to the semi-final round, coaching during this break will not be permitted. Athletes must remain on court during the break. Coaching may only be provided during the break between the second and third games. Ten-minute default and two minute warm-up rules will be in effect.
AGE CATEGORIES: u19 (born in 1999 or later); u17 (born in 2001 or later); u15 (born in 2003 or later); u13 (born in 2005 or later); and u11 (born in 2007 or later).
EVENTS: Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles. Players may enter a maximum of three events, one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles event. Play begins Friday at Noon with singles in all age categories, followed with mixed doubles, Saturday at 9:00 am with doubles and continuation of singles and mixed doubles. All main draw and consolation finals will be scheduled for Sunday. Draws will be post on Badminton Alberta On-Line at www.badmintonalberta.ca
FORMAT: Main draw with consolation events for all those defeated in their first round match, time permitting.
SEEDINGS: Draws prepared according to the latest Badminton Alberta rankings.
ENTRY FEE: The entry fee of $75.00 (includes $2.50 Young Officials Program fee) is payable on-line at the time of entry using a credit card or PayPal account. You must know your Badminton Alberta number to enter. Please use all seven digits (2 letters followed by 5 numbers). If you do not know your BA number please check on-line at http://www.badmintonalberta.ca/page/27711/201415-Active-Membership-ID-Numbers
On-Line entry only: You must enter on-line by visiting www.badmintonalberta.ca Be sure to let your club coach know that you have entered and who your partners are. You should know and enter your partners Badminton Alberta number at the time of registration.
ENTRY DEADLINE: The entry deadline is March 22, at 17:59 MST.
SHUTTLES: Yonex Areosena 40 feather shuttles will be supplied for all u15/u17/19 age categories, while Mavix 300 will be supplied for u11/u13 age categories.
CLOTHING: Colored clothing is permitted. Badminton attire is mandatory. The use of protective eyewear is strongly recommended during play.
COACHING ELIGIBILITY – Effective January 01, 2016, Badminton Alberta will require that all coaches entering the field of play be minimal Comp Intro Regional certified.
HOST HOTELS – A special rate at The Sutton Place Edmonton for use by Badminton Alberta members on selected weekends. The Sutton Place is conveniently located in downtown Edmonton, only minutes from the Royal Glenora Club. Quote ‘Badminton Alberta’ to receive $109 + tax for Standard Accommodation or $129 + taxes for Superior Accommodation.
INFORMATION: Badminton Alberta, Tel. 403.297-2722