SECTION A-REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES
1. Event Details
1.1. The 2018 ON Masters Championships will be held on March 23-25, 2018.
1.2. The event will be held;
- On March 23, 2018 located at the Progress Badminton Club
Address: 291 Progress Ave. Unit B, Scarborough, ON M1P 2Z2
- On March 24-25, 2018 located at the Machi Training Centre
Address: 159 Don Hillock Dr. #2, Aurora, ON L4G 0G9
- Dinner/ Reception on March 24, 2018 located at Stellar Hall, Newmarket
Address: 1220 Stellar Drive Unit 205, Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B8
1.3. Event Office Coordinator: Jean Wong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
1.4. Draw Desk: TBD
1.5. Referee: TBD
2. Entry Deadline
2.1. Registration deadline for 2018 ON Masters Championships will be on Friday March 9, 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. Athletes withdrawing before the registration deadline will receive a full refund. Athletes 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 via method of payment.
2.4. Athletes who do not have a valid 17.18 Competitive (B) membership at the time of the registration deadline will not be permitted to enter. Athletes applying for a 17.18 Competitive B 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; thereafter will only be considered if the draw is not affected.
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 to Wednesday (four (4) or three (3) days before the tournament/championship) and posted online at www.badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com.
4. Entry Fee
4.1. Entry fees for the 2018 ON Masters Championships will be $100 for the first two events and dinner and $10 for each additional event thereafter; maximum of five events. Entry includes the dinner event on Saturday. Additional dinner tickets are available to purchase for $45 per person including wine at the table.
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. Entries without payment are not valid and will not be accepted.
SECTION B-RULES OF PLAY AND COMPETITION FORMAT
1.1. The ON Provincial Masters Championships will include the following categories:
1.1.1. Men’s Singles
1.1.2. Men’s Doubles
1.1.3. Women’s Singles
1.1.4. Women’s Doubles
1.1.5. Mixed Doubles
1.2. The ON Provincial Masters 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 2018 ON Masters Championships 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 2018 ON Masters Championships 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, athletes 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.
4.1. Badminton Ontario strongly recommends that all players wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standard whenever on court.
5. Athlete Participation
5.1. Athlete eligibility for the 17.18 season is as follows:
5.1.1. 35+; born March 23, 1983 or earlier
5.1.2. 40+; born March 23, 1978 or earlier
5.1.3. 45+; born March 23, 1973 or earlier
5.1.4. 50+; born March 23, 1968 or earlier
5.1.5. 55+; born March 23, 1963 or earlier
5.1.6. 60+; born March 23, 1958 or earlier
5.1.7. 65+; born March 23, 1953 or earlier
5.1.8. 70+; born March 23, 1948 or earlier
* Age classification determined by the age as of the first day of competition (March 23, 2018).
5.2. All athletes are only permitted to participate in a maximum of five (5) events and may be entered (in only two age groups for each discipline). Maximum two (2) doubles events, maximum two (2) mixed doubles events, and the fifth (5th) event must be a singles event.
5.3. Athletes must be a member of a badminton club affiliated with Badminton Ontario. All athletes must be a 17.18 season Competitive (B) Cardholder with Badminton Ontario. Memberships can be purchased online at www.badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com for $40.
5.4. 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.
5.5. 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. Approximate start times:
- Friday: Singles starts at 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm or last match of the day finishes
- Saturday: Doubles starts at 08:30 am until 06:00 pm or last match of the day finishes
- Saturday Night Social: Drinks and appetizers starts at 6:30 pm and dinner will be served at 7:30 pm
- Sunday: Doubles Finals rounds starts at 9:00 am, followed by Mixed Doubles until 6:00 pm or last match of the day finishes
* Please note that start times are estimated and dependent on the number of entries per age group and discipline.
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. Number of seeds in a standard draw will be:
6.4.1. Two (2) seeds: up to fifteen (15) teams
6.4.2. Four (4) seeds: sixteen to thirty-one (16 to 31) teams
6.4.3. Eight (8) seeds: thirty-two or more (32+) 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. Draws with entries from outlying districts may be reviewed to avoid same district matches in the first round for those from outlying districts
6.6. All seeding will be done using the latest results of the Ontario Ranking System; questions or concerns may be brought forward to the host committee before any draws are released.
6.7 Notional Ranking is a method to estimate the strength of newly-formed pairs; and to seed them when appropriate. Notional ranking guidelines will be followed for new pairings in the Ontario Masters Championships.
7. Coaching Guidelines
7.1. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches.
8.1. A minimum of one (1) Referee and four (4) Umpires will be appointed by the Badminton Ontario Tournament Committee to the 2018 ON Masters Championships.
8.2. These officials will perform on-court officiating duties as outlined in their staff responsibilities, and are not responsible for draw desk duties.
9. Uniforms & Shuttles
9.1. 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.
9.2. 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.
10.1. All matches will be two (2) out of three (3) games to 21 points with rally point scoring extended to 30 points.
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 3/4 playoff match. All semi-finalists will be awarded the same amount of ranking points.
11.3. Ribbons will be awarded to the Consolation Winners.
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. Photography, video, and email consent
12.1. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to permit photographs and video to be taken of you for the purposes of promoting the sport of badminton and Badminton Ontario. You are also agreeing to receive emails from Badminton Ontario about future events and news items.