2018 Canadian Junior International

2018/03/22 - 2018/03/25
Contact: Jeff Bell
Phone: + 011 403 297 2722
Event Type: Tournament
Email: jbell@badmintonalberta.ca
Address: The Glencoe Club - 636 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2S 0P1
Registration Link: badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=734AD1F3-871E-4219-9196-D2BA2965C663
Registration Fee:
Additional Requirements:


Canada Junior Open 2018 is part of the World Junior Ranking 2018 and the Badminton Pan Am Junior Circuit 2018. The tournament will be played in accordance with the Laws of Badminton and the General Competition regulations of BWF as well as with the Badminton Pan Am 2018 Junior Circuit Regulations. 

The Glencoe Club 
636 29 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T2S 0P1
phone: + 011 403.243-2506 / fax: + 011 243-8547

Badminton Alberta
Jeff Bell, Executive Director
60 Patterson Blvd SW, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA T3H 2E1 
phone: + 011 403 297 2722 / email: jbell@badmintonalberta.ca

Federico Valdez (Peru) e-mail mailto:fevalcal@hotmail.com

Jeff Bell, Executive Director, Badminton Alberta
Phone: + 011 403.297-2108 / email: jbell@badmintonalberta.ca

Beth Richardson, Badminton Professional, The Glencoe Club
phone: + 011 403.287-4106 / email: brichardson@glencoe.org

a. Canadian players must have a current membership with their PSO/TSO. 
b. Foreign players have to be members of an association affiliated with the BWF. 
c. Participation is restricted to players born in the year 2000 or later. 

Thursday 22 March 2018 09.00 hours Preliminary rounds
Friday 23 March 2018 09.00 hours Play continues
Saturday 24 March 2018 09.00 hours Quarter-Finals
15.00 hours Semi-Finals 
Sunday 25 March 2018 10.00 hours Finals 
Time-Schedule may be subject to changes. 

•Badminton Canada will provide letters of invitation to all countries competing at the 2018 Canadian Junior International requiring entry VISAs. Please visit http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas-all.asp to see if you participants require an entry VISA.
•If you require a VISA, please complete the attached VISA Request Form. Please submit the completed form to badminton@badminton.ca no later than February 1st, 2018. 
•Please note that VISA issuing timelines at Canadian Consulates can vary significantly. Please contact your local consulate to confirm timelines as soon as possible. 
•Please note that if you DO NOT require a VISA to enter into Canada that you will likely require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). These are issued through your travel agent or by your airline prior to boarding a flight bound for Canada.

Badminton Canada has been able to secure between a 10% to 15% airfare for all participants attending the 2018 Canadian Junior International with two of Canada’s National Airlines – WestJet and Air Canada. 

WestJet primarily services Canada, USA and the Caribbean with limited service to Europe.

Air Canada services Canada, USA, Caribbean, Central/South America, Europe and Asia.

In order to access the flight discounts, you must book your flights through the two airlines websites and use the associated discount codes:

WestJet – www.westjet.com-XQWXAWI

Air Canada – www.aircanada.com -2WATVCT1

The official hotel will be the Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown, 239 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2R 1H7
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary is conveniently located in downtown Calgary, and only 2.2 km’s from The Glencoe Club. A good selection of off-site restaurant choices are within walking distance of the hotel.

Guests can chose from a variety of room/suite styles, ranging from standard double queen, single king, or 1 bedroom suite (2 queen & sofa bed), which can accommodate two to four guests, depending on room style. All guests receive complimentary: high speed internet, daily hot breakfast buffet, access to on-site fitness centre.

Room styles include: 
•Standard King for $109 CDN per night. Maximum occupancy: 2 persons 

•Queen Suite for $159 CDN per night. Maximum occupancy: 4 persons

Room rate is subject to 3% DMF, 4% Tourism Levy and 5% GST. All rooms within our block not booked by February 22nd., will be released back into the system at which time we cannot confirm the rate or availability. 
As teams/countries/individuals are responsible for making their own individual reservations and to ensure that they receive the negotiated rate, please have them identify themselves as participants in Badminton Alberta (2018 World Badminton Federation Canada Junior International, Group No. M-ASFWDMH) 

Direct phone: 403.351-6500

Toll Free North America: 1-877-236-2427

Payment should be settled with the hotel directly. No guarantee can be given with respect to late booking.

Each player is allowed to play in three events. (Singles, doubles and mixed doubles) The Championship will consist five categories of Individual Events.
Event Main Draw’s Entries
Main Draw Qualifier Max Entries for Qualifying Round
Men’s & Women’s Singles 56 8 32
Men’s & Women’s Doubles 28 4 16
Mixed Doubles 28 4 16

If the number of entries exceeds the amount listed above, qualification draw(s) will be held in accordance with BWF Statutes, Section 5.2.3: Junior Tournament Regulations. 
Entries must be done in order of strength and must include the date of birth. 
It is required that every event in a particular BWF Junior tournament has at least 8 competitors. If the required number of competitors is not met, this particular event shall not count towards BWF ranking.

The five categories will be played by knock-out system with best of 3 games to 21 points, using rally point. Scoring system is in accordance to BWF Grade 3 and Junior Tournaments rules and regulations.

All entries must be made by using the BWF Online Entry System: 
Players cannot be entered unless they already have a BWF ID-number. In case you wish to enter player(s) who do not have a BWF ID-number, please contact the BWF office well in advance of the tournament, so that the player(s) concerned can get a BWF ID-number before the closing date of the tournament. 
Entries must be submitted to BWF no later than Tuesday 20 February 2018 at 23.59 hours BWF Headquarter time (GMT + 08.00 hours). You are required to submit the entries on time and late entries will not be accepted. 
BWF Member Associations can use their existing online entry login and password to submit the entries. For those who had not submitted any entries by online entry are advised to contact BWF Senior Events Officer Shan Ramachandran s.ramachandran@bwfbadminton.org to obtain their login and password. 
Badminton Canada is not allowed to accept any late entries so it is imperative that entries are submitted on time in the Online Entry System. 
After the closing date, the BWF Online Entry System will send notification to all participating Member Associations confirming receipt of final entries. Receipt of this notification is the conclusive evidence of receipt of entries before the entry deadline. 

The Member Associations should contact BWF immediately is such notice is not received by the Wednesday (next day of the entries closing date) by noon BWF Headquarters time (+08.00h GMT) following close of entries. If no objection is received by BWF by Thursday (second day after the entries closing day) 23.59 hours BWF Headquarters time (+08.00h GMT) following the close of entries, the entries shall be deemed to be correct. No complaints / objections shall be entertained after this point.

All Canadian athletes must enter directly through Badminton Canada’s on-line registration system at: http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=734AD1F3-871E-4219-9196-D2BA2965C663 

The deadline for Canadian athletes will be Tuesday, February 13th at 1600 hrs. (Eastern Standard Time) or 1400 hrs (MST). Canadian athletes must be current members of their respective provincial or territorial badminton association and pay the entry fee at the time of on-line registration.

An Entry Fee of $50 USD per event is to be paid in advance of the tournament, latest on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the time of in-person registration. 
The Member Association that enters a player/pair into a BWF Junior Circuit tournament is responsible for paying the entry fees for that player/pair. The entry fees become due if a player is entered and has not been withdrawn when the entry deadline passes. 

Canadian players will be required to pay at the time of on-line entry. 


• Entry Deadline : Tuesday, 20th. February 2018
• World Ranking Date for M&Q : Thursday, 22nd. February 2018
• WR for Seeding Date : Thursday, 1st. March 2018
• Seeding Date : Friday, 2nd. March 2018
• Last Day of Withdrawal without penalty : Monday, 5th. March 2018
• Draw Date : Tuesday, 6th. March 2018

PROGRAMME (tentative)
Wednesday, 21st. March 2018 at The Glencoe Club
1300-1700hrs Registration for all participants
1700-1800hrs Team Manager’s Meeting at the host hotel
1830-1930hrs Technical Officials Meeting at the host hotel
Each participating team should appoint one Team Manager.
The Team Managers shall attend any briefings and meetings called by the Referee.

Seeding and draw will be done by Badminton Pan Am. Draw date: Tuesday 6th March 2018 

Each article of clothing must comply with the actual BWF General Competition Regulations. 

Yonex AS 50 feather shuttles will be used. Calgary is located at 3,300 feet above sea level, and therefore only speeds-1 & 0 will be available. 

Medals for Champions, Finalists and losing Semi-finalists. 

Airport transfer will be provided from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to the official hotel upon request. The flight details must be filled up in the Flight Details Form and must be sent to jbell@badmintonalberta.ca or fax at +011 403 297 2706 not later than 1st. March 2018. 

The host organizer will require sufficient time to co-ordinate airport pick-up and drop-off and to schedule practice court at the tournament venue, so please send your flight details as early as possible.

Late request (after the deadline) will not be entertained. Request for refund of taxi charges will not be entertained. Ground transportation to and from the venue will only be provided to participants staying at the official hotel.

Practise at the tournament venue will be arranged according to the teams’ arrival details and team size, as available on the following dates: 

Tuesday 20 March 2018 11.00-16.00 hours 
Wednesday 21 March 2018 08.00-16.00 hours 

For your inquiry please use the Practise Court Form. Please send your practise request before 1st. March 2018. Practise Schedule will be published prior your arrival. Visiting teams will be issued two shuttles per player for use during practice sessions.

ID passes will be arranged for participating players and team officials. Please fill-in the Team Officials’ List Form and return to members@badmintonalberta.ca before 1st. March 2018. Be sure to label each head & shoulder photo with the name of the individual.

Please ensure that your players & team officials are covered with the necessary insurance policy to meet the current requirements.

You will find Canada Junior Open 2018 on the internet as follows: http://www.canadajunioropen.ca

These tournament circular and related forms will also be established on Badminton Alberta website. Please refer to www.badmintonalberta.ca for updated information.