The YONEX ALBERTA JUNIOR CIRCUIT opens with the first two tournaments being held October 13-15 in Edmonton at Derrick Golf & Winter Club and Royal Glenora Club.
ENTRY FEES – $67.50 per player regardless of age category. Each player will receive one sourvenir dry-fit t-shirt per season, regardless of how many tournaments they enter.
ENTRY DEADLINE – entries are due no later than 6:00 pm MST at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the tournament. Timed draws will be post on www.badmintonalberta.ca by 2:00 PM on the Wednesday prior to the tournament. Late entries may be accepted at an additional cost of $25 per player.
ELIGIBILITY - All participants must be affiliated individually as a Recreational or Competitive Member with Badminton Alberta or be a member in good standing with another provincial badminton association. Badminton Alberta membership will be validated prior to the publication of the draws, with any non-compliant athletes being contacted immediately for payment.
CONDITIONS – The Derrick Club Junior tournament is open to athletes born in 2007 or later (u11), 2005 or later (u13), 2003 or later (u15), while the Royal Glenora Club Junior is open to athletes born in 2001 or later (u17), and 1999 or later (u19). Alberta athletes must be competitive members in good standing with Badminton Alberta. BA membership is required at $30 for athletes 14 years and under and $31 for all athletes 15 years & older.
FORMAT – Round-robin qualifying will be used in all singles events. Pools of four players will be used when possible, with the top two finishers in each pool advancing to the main round single elimination draw. The third place finisher in each pool will advance to a consolation round single elimination draw. Time permitting for clubs with sufficient court availability may offer extra play for all fourth place finishers in each pool. Players will receive a minimum of three matches in singles and two matches in all doubles events. Single elimination draw type with consolations (time permitting) in all doubles events.
EVENTS - Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Players may enter one singles, one doubles, and one mixed doubles.
AWARDS – Each host organization will be responsible to present awards to all main draw event winners, runner up and consolation winners.
CLOTHING - "Coloured clothing" rule in effect at all venues, unless otherwise specified.
SCHEDULE – Tournament will begin Friday’s at 1:00pm with u11, 13, 15 singles at Derrick Club while u17 & 19 singles take place at the Royal Glenora beginning at 3pm. At least one round of mixed doubles may occur Friday evening. Doubles events to begin Saturday at 9:00am, with every effort to finish play by 6:00pm Saturday evening. Start times are subject to change depending on the size of entry. Schedule is subject to change, based on size of entry and availability of courts. All finals will be held Sunday morning beginning at 9:00am.
SHUTTLES – Yonex feather shuttles supplied for all matches in u15, u17, u19 age categories. Host clubs will have the option to use Yonex Mavis nylon 300 shuttles in u11 & u13 age categories. Quantity of shuttles may be limited if abnormal use is experienced.
SERIES RANKINGS –Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit ranking point standings will be calculated and post following event tournament. These rankings will be maintained separately for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The final Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit rankings will be based on an athlete’s best five of ten results from the Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit tournaments, including the Alberta Junior Championships.
REFEREE & DRAW MASTER– Jeff Bell (403) 297-2722. Draw times available at 2:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the tournament
TOURNAMENT RULES – Three-minute on-court warm-up. Ten-minute default rule will be in effect. BWF rally point scoring format will be utilized. Active coaching will not be permitted. Coaching will only be allowed during the two minute break between the second and third games. The sixty-second break will be respected between all first and second games, without coaching support. For further explanation please visit www.badmintonalberta.ca
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 HOTEL – A special rate at The Delta Edmonton South for use by Badminton Alberta members on selected weekends. The Delta Edmonton South is conveniently located on the corner of Whitemud Drive and Calgary Trail South, less than a ten minute drive from the Derrick Club. Quote ‘Badminton Alberta’ to receive $129 - 149 + tax.
ENTRY PROCEDURE – Enter on-line at www.badmintonalberta.ca
Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
BADMINTON ALBERTA, 60 Patterson Blvd SW, Calgary, AB T3H 2E1
Tel. (403) 297-2722 / Fax (403) 297-2706