Maximum number of entries for Jr B Championships = 270 athletes
Please read the Regulations in full - there have been significant changes to the regulations for the new season: maximum entries, withdrawal/default policy, number of seeds, notional ranking, consolation registration, no late entries, etc.
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 (B) High Performance Champion through tournament software link, and must validate their (coaching card) upon arrival at the venue.
Coach Registration Link: TBD
SECTION A: Registration and Deadlines
1. Event Dates
a. The Jr (B) Championship – U13/U15/17/19 EPIC SPORTS will be held on April 27-29, 2018.
b. The tournament will be held at EPIC Sports Centre, 39 Bertrand Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 2P3
c. Event Coordinator: Jean Wong (email@example.com)
d. Draw Desk: _______ (TBD)
e. Referee: _________ (TBD)
2. Entry Deadline
2.1. Registration deadline will be April 13, 2018 at midnight.
2.2. Late Entries: There will be no entry extension for new entries. Late entries for partners only will be considered up until the Sunday twelve (12) days before the tournament; provided that one athlete of the pair has entered and paid by the entry deadline. Late fees will be in effect if a late entry is accommodated.
2.3. Players withdrawing before the deadline will receive a full refund after the event is complete. 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.
2.4. It is mandatory for participants to hold a current Badminton Ontario Competitive B Membership. There will be NO levy fee option for players who do not have a Badminton Ontario Competitive B membership at the time of the registration deadline. Athletes applying for a Badminton Ontario Competitive B Membership must belong to a badminton club that is affiliated with Badminton Ontario through their respective district.
2.5. Maximum entry restrictions: Ontario Jr tournaments will now have a limit on entries. Maximum number of entries for the Jr (B) Championships – U13/U15/17/19 EPIC SPORTS will be 270 athletes.
3. Publishing the Pairing, Seeds, and Draw
3.1 Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until the registration deadline; thereafter will only be accommodated if the draw is not affected at the discretion of the Referee or Badminton Ontario office.
3.2 Partner request pairings and Seeds will be posted by the Saturday (seven (7) 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 Tuesday (four (4) days before the tournament) online at www.badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com.
4. Entry Fee
4.1. Entry fees for the 17.18 Junior (B) Competitive Championships will be $85 for the first event, $10 for an additional event and free for the third event
4.2. All entry fees are payable online through the Tournament Software link only.
4.3. Entries without payment are not valid and will not be accepted.
Rules of Play and Competition Format
1.1 The Junior (B) Competitive Series and Championships will include some or all of the following categories:
• Boys Singles
• Boys Doubles
• Girls Singles
• Girls Doubles
• Mixed Doubles
1.2 The Junior (B) Competitive Series and Championships will include some or all of 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 (B) Competitive 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 Jr (B) Championship – U13/U15/17/19 EPIC SPORTS 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. Consolation Round Registration: an athlete may choose whether he/she wants to play in the consolation round. An athlete must confirm their participation status to the draw desk immediately after their first match of each discipline. If an athlete does not register for consolation, the draw desk will assume that that athlete will not participate in the consolation round. There will be no penalty for declining consolation round participation before the consolation draws are made.
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 BOn, District or affiliated club activities. 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. Protective goggles are available for purchase online through the Badminton Ontario Boutique at http://www.shopbadmintonontario.ca/.
5. Athlete Participation
5.1 Athlete eligibility for the 17.18 season is as follows:
5.1.1 U13: born in 2006 or later
5.1.2 U15: born in 2004 or later
5.1.3 U17: born in 2002 or later
5.1.4 U19: born in 2000 or later
5.2 Athletes may compete in one or more Circuit events and qualify for the Championships.
5.3 A Badminton Ontario Competitive B membership is required for the Junior (B) Competitive Championships and for all tournaments on the Junior (B) Competitive Ranking Circuit. All athletes applying for a Badminton Ontario Competitive B membership must belong to a badminton club affiliated with Badminton Ontario.
5.4. Eligibility: Ontario Junior Championships will only allow Canadian citizens or Ontario Permanent Residents (with a minimum of 12-month residency in Ontario from the date of the championships)
5.5. Withdrawals/Defaults: if an athlete withdraws his/her name from one discipline, he/she is automatically withdrawn from the remainder of the tournament unless they have been affected by a partner withdrawing. This includes the case that he/she doe not desire to play in the consolation round after they have signed up for consolations. If an athlete decides not to sign up for consolations, he/she will still be permitted to play in the remaining disciplines.
5.6. All players should be ready to play 30 minutes prior to their first scheduled match. No additional warm up time will be allotted for players arriving late.
5.7. Approximate start times: Singles will be played on Friday starting at 10:00 am. Doubles and Mixed will be played on Saturday starting at 9:00 am. And, finals and ¾ playoffs will be played on Sunday starting at 10:00 am. Please note that start times are estimated and dependent on the number of entries per age group and discipline.
6. Draws, 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. All Jr (B) Competitive series tournaments will be counted towards ranking points for the OJRS and for the Ontario Club Competitions Banner
6.5. Number of Seeds: The minimum number of seeds in a standard draw will be:
6.5.1. Two (2) seeds: up to fifteen (15) teams
6.5.2. Four (4) seeds: for sixteen to thirty-one (16-31) teams
6.5.3. Eight (8) seeds: thirty-two or more (32+) teams
6.6. All seeding will be done using the latest results of the Ontario Junior Ranking System and Badminton Canada Junior Rankings; questions or concerns may be brought forward to the host committee before any draws are released.
6.7. Draw Separation: B.On Circuit and 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. Draws with entries from outlying districts may be reviewed to avoid same district matches in the first round for those from outlying districts.
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 membership 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 the playing surface.
7.3. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches.
7.4. Ontario junior tournaments will allow athletes to receive advice during a match only when the shuttle is not in play.
7.5. Coaches may leave or join behind the court of a match only when the shuttle is not in play.
7.6. Any coach wishing to be on the playing surface at the JR (B) Championships must have a minimum Regional Level 1 Trained Status under the new NCCP or Certified Level 1 under the old NCCP
7.7. Coaches must register for the JR (B) Championships through tournament software registration link, and must pick up their accreditation upon arrival at the venue.
7.8. If a coach is not able to produce their Coaching Membership card if asked by a tournament official, he/she may be removed from the playing surface.
7.9. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches.
8.1 Generally, coloured clothing permitted. The referee reserves the right to ask competitors to change inappropriate clothing. Shorts extending below the knee are deemed inappropriate clothing.
9 Restriction of ‘A’ Players
9.1 The following players, as of the most recent OJRS are restricted from entering a Junior (B) Series event:
• U15: top male & female players with 4,000 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
• U17: top male & female players with 4,000 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
• U19: top male & female players with 4,000 or more points in any one event (singles, doubles, or mixed)
10.1 All main round and consolation round matches will be two (2) out of three (3) games to 21 points with rally point scoring extended to 30 points.
11.1 Players competing in or qualifying for the Junior (A) High Performance Championships are not eligible to compete in Jr (B) Championship.
11.2 A Jr B Championship participant must have played a minimum of one (1) event in either the Jr (B) Circuit or the Jr (A) Circuit in the 17.18 season to be eligible for the Jr B Championships.
11.2.1 If an athlete had been playing in the Jr (A) High Performance series during the season and did not qualify for the Jr (A) Championships, (s)he is permitted to participate in the Jr (B) Championships without having to participate in at least one Jr (B) Series event; competing in a Jr (A) HP Series event will qualify as their one event.
11.2.2 In the case where events are cancelled, special consideration will be given based on expressed interest from players. This will be at the discretion of the Competitions Committee; (s)he must apply with the Competitions Committee at least seven (7) days before the registration deadline. Otherwise, entries will be removed from the event during the athlete validation process.