The YONEX ALBERTA JUNIOR CIRCUIT continues with the sixth tournament being held February 2-4, 2018 at the Wm E Hay School in Stettler.
ENTRY FEES – $67.50 per player regardless of age category. Each player will receive one souvenir 1/4 zip pullover 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 Yonex AJC - Stettler Junior tournament is open to athletes born in 2006 or later (u13), 2004 or later (u15), 2002 or later (u17) and 2000 or later (u19). Alberta athletes must be at least COMPETITIVE membership in good standing with Badminton Alberta. BA membership is required at $65 for athletes 14 years and under and $67 for all athletes 15 years & older.
VENUE – Wm E. Hay High School, 5411-50 Ave, Stettler, AB
GYM ASSIGNMENTS - u13 – Stettler Middle School Gym; u15 – Stettler Elementary School Gym and Christ the King School Gym, and u17 and u19 events all in the High School gym (use north entrance for registrations).
FOOD SERVICES-Food services will be available during the tournament.
TOURNAMENT HOTELS- Canalta Hotel Crusader-403.742-3371, and Ramada Inn & Suites Stettler : 403.742-6555 (Please reference SJB Club when booking). Other Stettler Hotels/Motels- Stettler Super 8-403-742-3391 Heartland Lodge: 403.742-3401; Plains Motor Inn: 403.742-3491
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. Seeded players will not be included within pool play, but will receive an automatic bye into the knock-out stage. Pools of four players will be used when possible, with only the top finisher in each pool advancing to the knock out (main round single elimination draw) stage. 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 - "Colored clothing" is allowed at the Stettler Junior.
SCHEDULE – Tournament will begin Friday’s at 4:00pm with singles. 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 5:30pm 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 AS-40 feather shuttles supplied for all matches in u15/17/19 age categories, while YOnex Mavis nylon shuttles will be used in u13 age category. 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 four results from the Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit tournaments, including the Alberta Junior Championships.
REFEREE - Bruce LaRocque (403) 742-5115
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 will be allowed during the two minute break between all games. The sixty-second break will be respected at 11 points, but 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.
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