16.17 BLACK KNIGHT Badminton Ontario Jr A HP Championship - Markham PanAm Centre
Athletes must check-in with their membership cards upon arrival at the draw desk.
5.4 All athletes must be a Canadian Citizen. Non-Canadian citizen, must have landed immigrant status (PR card) and must have resided in ONTARIO for 12 months prior to the date of the tournament. An athlete is not eligible if such athlete has played in a closed championship in any other province or in any other country in the playing year in which the tournament is held.
7.5. Coaches must register for the Ontario JR (A) High Performance Champion through tournament software link, and must validate their (coaching card) upon arrival at the venue.
Coach Registration Link: http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=FFA982AF-81EF-468D-A8B1-003014A4F477.
SECTION A-REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES
1. Event Details
1.1. The Jr (A) HP Series Championships will be held on April 21-23, 2017.
1.2. The event will be held at the Markham Pan Am Centre located at: 16 Main Street Unionville, Markham ON, L3R 2E5
1.3. Event Coordinator: Jean Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1.4. Draw Desk:
1.5. Referee: Ian Lagden
1.6. Host hotel:
2. Entry Deadline
2.1. Registration deadline will be April 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Late entries will be permitted at the discretion of the tournament coordinator and the Competitions Committee; and will be subject to a $15 late fee in addition to the registration fee.
2.2. Players withdrawing before the registration deadline will receive a full refund. Players withdrawing after the deadline will not receive a refund unless they provide a medical certificate signed by a physician. This refund will be the registration fee less an administrative fee of $10. All refunds will be performed after the event has finished.
2.3. Players who do not have a valid 16.17 Performance (A) membership at the time of the registration deadline will not be permitted to enter. Athletes applying for a 16.17 Performance A Membership must belong to a club that is affiliated with Badminton Ontario through their respective district.
3. Publishing the Pairings, Seeds, and Draws
3.1. Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until the registration deadline of April 7, 2017; thereafter will only be accommodated if the draw is not yet published.
3.2. Partner request pairings and Seeds will be posted by the Saturday (eight (8) days before the event) for reviewing. Any questions or concerns must be raised to the tournament coordinator and Competitions Committee before the draw is published.
3.3. The tournament draw will be completed and published by the Monday to Wednesday (four or five (4 or 5) days before the tournament/championship) and posted online at www.badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com.
4. Entry Fee
4.1. Entry fees for the 16.17 season Jr (A) HP Series Championships will be $85 for the first event, additional $10 for the second event, and the third event free.
4.2. Tournament entry fees are payable online through the Tournament Software link only and must be submitted at the time of entry to be valid.
4.3. Entry fees are payable through Paypal through an account or as a guest.
SECTION B-RULES OF PLAY AND COMPETITION FORMAT
1.1. The Junior (A) HP Championships will include the following categories:
1.1.1. Boys Singles
1.1.2. Boys Doubles
1.1.3. Girls Singles
1.1.4. Girls Doubles
1.1.5. Mixed Doubles
1.2. The Junior (A) HP Championships will include the following age groups:
2.1. All Badminton Ontario events are run under the discretion and direction of the Competitions Committee and are subject to review and change. The Junior (A) HP Series will be governed by the rules and regulations as outlined in this document. Badminton Ontario adheres to Badminton Canada and BWF rules; unless otherwise outlined in this document. Appeals will be reviewed by the Competitions Committee on a case by case manner.
3. Competition Format
3.1. The Junior (A) HP Series Championship will consist of the categories and age groups listed above.
3.2. Each event will be run on a Main Round and Consolation Round format. Depending on the number of entries and the size of the draw, players may be entered into a Round Robin format.
3.3. All draws are approved by a Provincial or National Referee.
3.4. Players are guaranteed 15 minutes rest if needed, between matches.
3.5. Players are required to be ready to play at least 30 minutes before their scheduled match. Players failing to report on court for their match within 10 minutes of the match being announced will be defaulted.
3.6 Approximate schedule (may change based on number of entries): Friday all singles beginning at 9:00 am, Saturday all Doubles and Mixed beginning at 9:00 am, Sundays either all FINALS or unfinished matches from Friday and Saturday.
4.1. All junior players in Ontario must wear protective eyewear, meeting the ASTM F803 standard, whenever there are more than two players on the same court, at all Badminton Ontario or District run events. Badminton Ontario strongly recommends that all players wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standard whenever on court. Goggles must be worn over top of prescription glasses.
5. Athlete Participation
5.1. Athlete eligibility for the 16.17 season is as follows:
5.1.1. U11: born in 2007 or later
5.1.2. U13: born in 2005 or later
5.1.3. U15: born in 2003 or later
5.1.4. U17: born in 2001 or later
5.1.5. U19: born in 1999 or later
For every age group, the year stated is the birth year. For example, if you turn 18 on or after January 1st, 2017, you are eligible to play in the U19 division.
5.2. Athletes may compete in one or all events at each series event and qualify for the championship.
5.3. Athletes must be a member of a badminton club affiliated with Badminton Ontario. All athletes must be a 16.17 season Badminton Ontario Performance A Membership Cardholder. Memberships can be purchased online at www.badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com for $60.
5.4. All athletes must be a Canadian Citizen. Non-Canadian citizen, must have landed immigrant status (PR card) and must have resided in ONTARIO for 12 months prior to the date of the tournament. An athlete is not eligible if such athlete has played in a closed championship in any other province or in any other country in the playing year in which the tournament is held.
5.5. All players should be ready to play 30 minutes prior to their first schedule match. No additional warm up time will be allotted for players arriving late.
6. Partner Requests, Seeding, & Ranking
6.1. Athletes registered with a partner request may update their partner status before the registration deadline given they have consent from their partner to be paired up for the event.
6.2. Athletes whose partner withdraws due to injury/illness after the registration deadline will be entered into the partner request pool. Athletes remaining with a partner request status once the registration deadline has passed will be paired up on a first register first serve basis. Those who are not paired up will be put into a reserve list.
6.3. Athletes who do not wish to participate with the assigned partner may choose to withdraw from the category entirely; they may not choose to switch for another partner. However, Badminton Ontario strongly recommends all athletes demonstrate fair sportsmanship by participating with the assigned pairings.
6.4. The minimum number of seeds in a standard draw will be:
6.4.1. Two (2) seeds: up to eight (8) teams
6.4.2. Four (4)seeds: nine to twenty-three (9 to 23) teams
6.4.3. Eight (8) seeds: twenty-four or more (24+) teams
6.5. Badminton Ontario Championship events will use Club separation rules in the draw making process to reduce the number of same club matches occurring in the first round of a draw. District separation will no longer be used.
6.6. All seeding will be done using the latest results of the Ontario Junior Ranking System and Badminton Canada Junior Rankings by the seeding committee.
6.7. The seeding committee will consist of three (3) members – the tournament Referee, the head tournament coordinator responsible for creation of all draws, and the High Performance Director (or BON representative if there is a conflict of interest).
7. Coaching Guidelines
7.1. Any coach wishing to be on the playing surface at a competition must have a Badminton Ontario Coaching membership. This is payable online through www.badmintonontario.ca.
7.2. If a coach is not able to produce their Coaching Membership card if asked by a tournament official, he/she may be removed from playing surface.
7.3. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches.
7.4. Any coach wishing to be on the playing surface at the JR (A) High Performance Championships must have a minimum Regional Level 1 Trained Status under the new NCCP or Certified Level 1 under the old NCCP.
7.5. Coaches must register for the JR (A) High Performance Champion through tournament software registration link, and must pick up their accreditation upon arrival at the venue.
8.1. A minimum of one (1) Referee and/or Umpires will be appointed by the Badminton Ontario Tournament Committee to each Junior (A) HP Series event.
8.2. A minimum of one (1) Referee and four (4) Umpires will be appointed by the Badminton Ontario Tournament Committee to the 2017 Jr (A) HP Championships.
8.3. These officials will perform on-court officiating duties as outlined in their staff responsibilities, and are not responsible for draw desk deities.
9.1 All main round matches will be best two (2) out of there (3) games to 21 points with rally point scoring extended to 30 points.
10. Uniforms & Shuttles
10.1. Generally, coloured clothing permitted. The referee reserves the right to ask competitors to change inappropriate clothing. Shorts that extend below the knee are deemed inappropriate clothing.
10.2. Two (2) feather shuttles will be provided per match and unlimited feather shuttles (at the referee’s discretion) will be provided for all main round finals. Additional shuttles are to be provided by the participants or can be purchased from the draw desk for $3 per shuttle. Badminton Ontario requests that the athletes only use the shuttles of the Series sponsor.
11. Prizes and ranking Points 11.1 Gold and Silver medals will be awarded to the Main Round Champion and Finalists.
11.2 Bronze medals will be awarded to Main Round third (3rd) place finishers. There will be a ¾ playoff match. All semi-finalists will be awarded the same amount of ranking points.
11.3 Consolation winners will no longer be awarded medals; there will be prizes and/or ribbons.
11.4 All participating athletes will be awarded ranking points based on where they finish in a draw; each athlete/pair must win at least one match in a draw to gain points. More details can be found in the Ontario Junior Ranking System document online or in the handbook.
12.1 Registration deadline for the Junior (A) High Performance Championships will be two (2) weeks on the Friday at midnight before the tournament. Late entries will be only permitted at the discretion of the tournament coordinator and Competition Committee; and will be subject to a $15 late fee in addition to the registration fee. 12.2 The following plyers, as of the most recent OJRS to the applicable event, are automatic qualifiers for the junior (A) High Performance Championships:
• U11: no ranking/seeding qualification restriction; only permitted participate in one (1) Ontario Junior Championship for the 16.17 season.
• U13: top male and female athletes with 3,500 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
• U15: top male and female athletes with 3,500 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
• U17: top male and female athletes with 3,500 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
• U19: top male and female athletes with 3,500 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
12.2 Each District Member Association of Badminton Ontario may nominate athletes to participate in the Junior (A) HP Championships who did not qualify by points. Badminton Ontario must receive all nominations from the District seven (7) days before the registration deadline. Badminton Ontario will respect the nomination process set by each District. 12.3 All athletes must be a Canadian Citizen. Non-Canadian citizen, must have landed immigrant status (PR card) and must have resided in ONTARIO for 12 months prior to the date of the tournament. An athlete is not eligible if such athlete has played in a closed championship in any other province or in any other country in the playing year in which the tournament is held
12.4 Request for Exemption and Appeals may be made directly to the Competitions Committee at least seven (7) days before the registration deadline. 12.5 Athletes who did not qualify by points, did not receive a District nomination, and did not apply for an exemption to enter the Championships before the registration deadline will removed from the event during the athlete validation process.