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18.19 Yonex BC Elite
Dates: to
Week:36
Group:National - Senior Elite
Category:Open
City:Calgary
Country:Canada
Prize money:$6,000 CDN
Entry deadline:2018-08-10
Website:

Regulations

2018 YONEX BC ELITE SERIES

VENUE/ENDROIT: Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
1630 W 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 2K7

PHONE: (604) 731-2191

EMAIL/COURRIEL: mikeluck@badminton.ca

WEBSITE: badminton.ca

DATES/DATES: September 7-9 2018

ENTRY DEADLINE:
August 10th 2018
Unpaid entries will not be included in the draws. 
Late entries will be accepted until August 17th 2018 with a 50$ late fee. 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

OFFICALS/OFFICIELS:
Tournament Chair: Ram Nayyar-birdpro@gmail.com
Tournament Organizer: Ram Nayyar-birdpro@gmail.com
Referee: TBD
Deputy Referee: TBD
Badminton Canada: Mike Luck-mikeluck@badminton.ca-613-569-2424 X102

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
Friday Sept 7th – Main Rounds
Saturday Sept 8 – Quarter-Finals/Semi-Finals
Sunday Sept 9 – Finals/Consolation Finals

TOURNAMENT FEES:
The entry fee of $120 per player must be made online. There will be an additional $30 fee for Non-Canadian association participants.

REFUNDS/WITHDRAW PENALTY:
Refunds are provided to participants, less a 25% administration fee, who withdraw prior to the entry deadline of the competition. After the entry deadline, but before the draws are made, refunds are provided less a 50% administration fee. 
Refunds will not be provided for withdrawals after the draws have been made. 
For athletes who chose to withdraw from any event after the late registration deadline (August 17th 2018) will be withdrawn from all events the athlete has registered to participate in.

SEEDING & DRAWS 
Seeding done by Badminton Canada’s Seeding Committee and draws according to the Canadian regulations

PRIZES:
$6000 Prize Money offered for finalists of each event

EVENTS:
Open events will be held in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. 
Badminton Canada will be utilizing the Tournament Software online registration system.
Consolations will be held for all competitors defeated in their first-round match of the main event. It will be the responsibility of each athlete to notify the draw desk, within 30-minutes of their opening round defeat. Consolation rounds offered time permitting.

TOUNAMENT RULES:
The 21-Rally Point scoring format will be utilized. 3-minute warm-up and 10-minute defaults will be strictly enforced. 
The use of protective eyewear is strongly recommended during play (not mandatory). 
90% White attire (Including Warm-up_ and no cell phone use in the club (text permitted). Policies will be strictly enforced by the VLTBC

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION:
All participants in Elite Series tournaments must be:

• Registered members of their respective provincial/territorial badminton associations
• Hold a national level licience or international licience issued by BCan, 
• or a Member Association of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and provide their member ID upon online registration. 

The registration fee to become a member of Badminton Canada will be an annual fee (Sept 1st-August 31st) and you must be a registered member in good standing with a BCan provincial membership organization in order to be a registered member of BCan. 
*Non-Canadian association participants will be charged an extra $15 fee for entering a tournament. 

The maximum number of entrants is 150. Should the maximum entry be exceeded, priority will be given to players/teams ranked in the top 10 in each event on the Canadian National ranking list. After the top 10 ranked players/teams in each event, priority will be given to players based on their date of entry onto the tournament. Doubles and Mixed teams will be considered based on the latest entry date of the two partners.

CLOTHING REGULATIONS:
BWF Regulations and the Badminton Canada Competition Uniform Regulations shall be followed-http://www.badminton.ca/file/708545/?dl=1. 
Use of protective eyewear is strongly recommended during play but is not required.
90% Whites (including warm-up) is required and will be strictly enforced by the VLTBC

COACH CERTIFICATION:
Deadline for registration as a coach is THE SAME AS THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ATHLETES. All coaches must comply with the Badminton Canada Coaching Certification Policy. You can find the policy http://www.badminton.ca/file/777821/?dl=1 

Once a coach has registered for the 2018-19 season, they will not need to re-register for the remainder of the season. To register, please contact mikeluck@badminton.ca for more details

HOTEL: 
All athletes from out of town are encouraged to stay at the official hotel. 
Holiday Inn-Vancouver Centre 
711 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Rate: 
Deluxe queen beds – 20 at $249.00 plus tax
Superior two queen beds – 10 at $279.00 plus tax
Superior king beds – 10 at $279.00 plus tax
$20.00 per additional person in the room

WAIVER OF RIGHTS:
I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all claims for damages I may have against Badminton Canada, any of it's member organizations, the host venue, and their respective agents, members of staff, for any and all injuries which may be suffered by me, through accident or negligence, in conjunction with my competition and attendance at all related activities of this event.
I accept the above terms from the time of online entry until the completion of the tournament.

Please be aware that Badminton BC, its representative and successors reserve all rights to reproduce, for the purpose of illustration, fund raising, advertising or publication in any manner, any photographs taken by Badminton BC or affiliated members, clubs, contractors or staff during this event.