Host Venue: B-Active Badminton Club
The YONEX ALBERTA JUNIOR CIRCUIT continues with the nineth tournament being held February 17-19, 2017 in Edmonton at B-Active Badminton Club.
SCHEDULED SERIES EVENTS:
#1 Derrick Golf & Winter Club, Edmonton: 14-16 October 2015 (u11, 13, 15)
#2 Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton: 14-16 October 2016 (u17, 19)
#3 Edison Badminton Centre, Okotoks: 18-20 2016 Uu11, 13)
#4 Edison Badminton Centre, Okotoks: 25-27 November 2016 (u15, 17, 19)
#5 Calgary Winter Club, Calgary: 9-11 December 2016 (u15, 17, 19)
#6 The Glencoe Club, Calgary: 9-11 December 2016 (u11, 13)
#7 Badminton Academy Junior, Mount Royal University, Calgary: 13-15 January 2017 (u11, 13, 15, 17)
#8 Stettler High School, Stettler: 3-5 February 2017 (u13, 15, 17, 19)
#9 B-Active Badminton Club, Edmonton: 17-19 February 2017 (u11, 13, 15, 17, 19)
#10 Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton: 3-5 March 2017 (u11, 13, 15)
#11 Derrick Golf & Winter, Edmonton: 3-5 March 2017 (u17, 19)
#12 Alberta Junior Provincials at B-Active Badminton Club, Edmonton: 31-1 April 2017 (u11, u13, u15, u17, u19)
ENTRY FEES – $67.50 per player regardless of age category. Each player will receive one sourvenir hoodie 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 - B-Active Badminton Club Junior tournament is open to athletes born in 2007 or later (u11), and 2005 or later (u13), 2003 or later (u15), 2001 or later (u17) and 1999 or later (u19). Alberta athletes must be at least COMPETITIVE members 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.
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 B-Active Badminton Club.
SCHEDULE – Tournament will begin Friday’s at 3:00pm with singles. At least one round of mixed doubles may occur Friday evening. Doubles events to begin Saturday at 8:30am, with every effort to finish play by 8:00pm 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 8:30am.
SHUTTLES – Yonex Mavis nylon shuttles will be used for u11, while Yonex AS-40 feather shuttles supplied for all matches in u13, u15, u17, u19 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 four 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 – 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.
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.
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