The 38th. annual YONEX ALBERTA SERIES begins with the first of five tournaments being held October 4-6, 2019 at Sunridge Badminton Centre in Calgary. Each tournament will feature an OPEN category, leading to waterfall in B, C, D, should the entry size warrant such.
SCHEDULED YONEX ALBERTA SERIES EVENTS:
#1 Sunridge Badminton Centre, Calgary: 4-6 October 2019
#2 Edison Badminton Centre, Okotoks: 25-27 October 2019
#3 The Glencoe Club, Calgary: 8-10 November 2019
#4 B-Active Badminton Club, Edmonton: 17-18 January 2020
#5 Alberta Championships, Derrick Club, Edmonton: 6-8 March 2020
#6 Alberta Series FINALS at the Calgary Winter Club, Calgary: 25-26 April 2020
FORMAT – Series waterfall format will be used. Everyone will start in A, with first round losers dropping to ‘C’ category. Second round losers in ‘A’ will drop to ‘B’ category. First round losers in ‘C’ category will drop to ‘D’ category. Everyone is guaranteed three matches per event.
ENTRY FEES – 1 event - $60.00 per player; 2 or more events-$77.50 per player. All fees include feather shuttles & 5% GST. Badminton Alberta has been issued a Goods and Services Tax business number (12647 3495). Each participant will receive one souvenir dry-fit shirt, regardless of the number of tournaments entered. On-line payment must be made at the time of registration. Badminton Alberta is set-up to receive payment through PayPal. Entries received without payment will be deleted. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure payment has been received by the registration deadline.
ENTRY DEADLINE – entries are due no later than 6:00 pm MST (midnight GMT) at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the tournament. Timed draws will be post on www.badmintonalberta.ca by 1:00 PM on the Wednesday prior to the tournament. Late entries will not be accepted by the On-line registration system or through the office.
ELIGIBILITY- All participants must be affiliated individually as a PROVINCIAL member with Badminton Alberta or be a member in good standing with another provincial badminton association. Badminton Alberta membership will be verified at the time of On-line registration and available if required.
EVENTS - Players may enter a maximum of three events, one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles.
AWARDS – A maximum of $27,500 in prize money will be paid (including $10,000 prize purse for Alberta Series Finals), with each tournament featuring a minimum of $2,500.00 in prize money payable to the winners, finalists and semi-finalists of the ‘A’ events. As the total entry for each tournament increases, so does the value of prize money.
Prize money per tournaments # of total entries
$2,500 Fewer than 45 entries
$2,750 Between 46 and 55 entries
$3,000 Between 56 and 65 entries
$3,250 Between 66 and 75 entries
$3,500 Greater than 76 entries
The prize money will initially be split evenly among the five disciplines, with a sliding scale being implemented to encourage a strong entry. Out of province players are welcome and encouraged to enter the first seven events. All participants in the ‘A’ division, regardless of province are eligible for prize payout.
A separate prize pool of $10,000 will be distributed at the YONEX Alberta Series Finals, which only Alberta athletes are eligible to contest. Athletes/pairs must play in a minimum of three tournaments to be eligible for selection to the YONEX Alberta Series Finals.
YONEX POINTS – Winners and finalists in the ‘B’ and ‘C’ other sponsor merchandise credits will be awarded to the winner and finalist in each of the B & C divisions of each tournament. Credit holders can purchase sponsor merchandise once they have enough credits. Players will be able to purchase what they want, when they want or save up for something substantial like a new racquet. Athletes may not earn product points and prize money in the same event. When the size of draws permit the opportunity, athletes will receive prize money and the corresponding product points will be unclaimed.
SCHEDULE – Play commences at: Friday 5:30 PM – singles; Saturday 9:00 AM – men’s and women’s doubles; Saturday 2 PM – mixed doubles; Saturday 5:00 PM - all finals if required. Schedule is subject to change, based on size of entry and availability of courts.
SHUTTLES – YONEX feather shuttles supplied for all matches. Quantity of shuttles may be limited if abnormal use is experienced.
SERIES RANKINGS – Continued for 2019-20 YONEX Alberta Series 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 Series Rankings will be based on an athlete’s best four results from the YONEX Alberta Series tournaments, including the Alberta Championships.
CLOTHING - "Coloured clothing" rule in effect at all venues, unless otherwise specified. Badminton Alberta encourages the use of protective eyewear.
REFEREE & DRAW MASTER– Jeff Bell (403) 297-2722. Draw times available at 1:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the tournament
The 60-second interval is allowed during each game once one side reaches 11 points, but no coaching will be allowed.
Prior to the semi-finals, the 120-second interval between the 1st and 2nd games will be permitted without coaching support. During the semi-finals and finals, coaching during the 120-second interval will be allowed.
The 120-second interval between the 2nd and 3rd games will be allowed in all rounds and will permit coaching support.
Note: Badminton Alberta has decided that no player will be allowed to leave the court during any of these intervals. Sufficient water and extra racquets should be with the player on court at the start of the match.
PHOTOS - Badminton Alberta, 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 Alberta or affiliated members, clubs, contractors or staff during this event.
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