The YONEX ALBERTA JUNIOR CIRCUIT continues with the third tournament being held November 24-26, 2017 at the Edison Badminton Centre in Okotoks.
ENTRY FEES – $67.50 per player regardless of age category. Each player will receive one sourvenir 1/4 zip pullover per season, regardless of how many tournaments they enter.
ENTRY DEADLINE – entries are due no later than 11:59 pm MST at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the tournament. Timed draws will be post on http://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 Edison Badminton Centre Junior tournament is open to athletes born in 2003 or later (u15), 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 $31.00 for all athletes 15 years & older.
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.
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 at 1:00pm with singles across all age groups. Doubles and mixed 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.
OFFICIALS & FIELD OF PLAY – The host club is responsible to provide adequately trained volunteers/personnel to monitor the Field of Play and the Conduct of Players.
DRAW MASTER– Jeff Bell (403) 297-2722. Draw times available at 2:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the tournament
TOURNAMENT RULES – Two-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 during the two-minute break will only be allowed between the second and third game in preliminary rounds and between all games from semi-finals onward. The sixty-second break will be respected at 11-points, but without coaching support.
COACHING ELIGIBILITY – Effective July 01, 2016, Badminton Alberta will require that all coaches entering the field of play be minimal Comp Intro Regional certified.
ENTRY PROCEDURE – Enter on-line at www.badmintonalberta.ca
Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
60 Patterson Blvd SW, Calgary, AB T3H 2E1
Tel. (403) 297-2722 / Fax (403) 297-2706