18.19 Ontario Jr C School Invitational Championship – Progress – U13/15/17/19
Maximum number of entries for Jr C School Invitational Championships = 130 athletes
Please read the Regulations in full. There is significant information that all participants should be aware of prior to the start of the tournament.
1. Tournament Date, Location, and Contact
1.1. The tournament date will be May 11-12, 2019.
1.2. The tournament will be held at Progress Badminton Centre, located at 291 Progress Ave Unit B, Scarborough ON, M1P 2Z2
1.3. Approximate start times: Singles will be played on Saturday starting at 9:00 am. Doubles and Mixed will be played on Sunday starting at 9:00 am. Please note that start times are estimated and dependent on the number of entries per age group and discipline.
1.4. Registration/entry contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1.5. Referee: TBA
1.6. Draw Desk: TBA
2.1. All Badminton Ontario events are run under the discretion and direction of the Competitions Committee and are subject to review and change. This tournament will be governed by the rules and regulations as outlined in these regulations. 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. Registration, Entry Fee, and Maximum Entry Restrictions
3.1. The registration deadline will be April 26, 2019 at midnight OR until the maximum capacity has been reached.
3.2. The maximum number of athletes for this tournament will be 130 athletes.
3.3. Entry fees for the championship will be a $60.00 for the first two events and an additional of $10 for the third event.
3.4. All entry fees are payable online through the Tournament Software link only. Entry fees are payable through Paypal through an account or as a guest. Entries without payment are not valid and will not be accepted.
3.5. Late entries will not be accepted at the Jr C Championships
4. Age Groups, Disciplines, and Eligibility
4.1. Championship Eligibility:
4.1.1. Athletes participating in the Ontario Jr A or Jr B Championships will be restricted from entering the C Championship.
4.1.2. Athletes can only participate in one (1) Ontario Junior Championship per season.
4.1.3. Athletes with more than 650 Ontario ranking points in any one discipline (singles, doubles, or mixed) at the time registration closes is restricted from participating in the Jr C Championship.
4.1.4. 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). Participants will be asked for Government Issued ID (Canadian Passport/Birth Certificate/Citizenship or Ontario PR) to verify this.
4.2. Athletes must be a member of a badminton club OR school in Ontario. In order to be able to register for the tournament, players are required to create an account under General Non-ranking type at badminton.ca.
** For clubs or schools that are not listed on the database, you can simply choose “ON - Zone 0 - Other” and input your club/school in the note section while registering for the tournament. The club/school will be manually adjusted afterwards based on your request.
4.2. Athlete age eligibility for the 18-19 Season will be as follows:
U13: born in 2007 or later
U15: born in 2005 or later
U17: born in 2003 or later
U19: born in 2001 or later
For every age group, the year stated is the year of birth. For example, if you turn 18 on or after January 1st, 2019, you are eligible to play in the U19 division.
4.3. The Championship will offer the following disciplines:
5. Competition Format and the Draw
5.1.1. Each discipline draw will be run on a Main Round and Consolation Round format. Rosters with 3-5 entries will be entered into a Round Robin format.
5.1.2. Athletes are entitled to a minimum interval of 15 minutes between matches, if needed.
5.1.3. Athletes are required to be ready to play at least 30 minutes before their scheduled match. Athletes failing to report on court for their match within 10 minutes of the match being announced will be defaulted. No additional warm up time will be allotted for players arriving late.
5.1.4. All draws are approved by a Provincial or National Referee. The tournament draw will be completed and published by the Tuesday (four (4) days before the championship).
5.2. Pairings and Partner Requests
5.2.1. Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until two weeks prior to the tournament start date; thereafter will only be considered on a case by case manner. Athletes registered with a partner request may update their partner status up until two weeks prior to the tournament given they have consent from their partner to be paired up for the event.
5.2.2. Partner request pairings will be posted by the Saturday (seven (7) days before the event) for viewing. Any inaccuracies or concerns must be raised to the tournament coordinator and Competitions Committee before the draw is published.
5.2.3. Athletes whose partner withdraws due to injury/illness after the registration portal is closed will be entered into the partner request pool. Athletes with a partner request status once the registration has closed will be paired up on a first register first serve basis. Those who are not paired up will be put into a reserve list.
5.2.4. Athletes who do not wish to participate with the assigned partner may choose to withdraw from the category entirely before the draws are released; 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.
5.3.1. There will be no seeding for the Ontario Jr C School Invitational Championship.
5.4. Draw Separation
5.4.1. Separation of entries in each draw will use Club and/or district separation rules where deemed necessary in the draw making process to reduce the number of same club matches occurring in the first round of a draw.
5.5. Consolation Draw Registration
5.5.1. 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.
5.6. Scoring & Service Law
5.6.1. All matches, including main round and consolation round, will be two (2) out of three (3) games to 21 points with rally point scoring extended to 30 points.
5.6.2. Tournament officials will be observing for correct service. The following faults will be called if necessary:
18.104.22.168. Continuous forward movement of the racquet,
22.214.171.124. Stationary foot contact with service/receiver court,
126.96.36.199. Shuttle point of contact with server’s racquet,
188.8.131.52. Whole shuttle below waist at contact, and
184.108.40.206. Direction of racquet shaft at contact.
6. Withdrawals and Defaults
6.1. Athletes withdrawing 2 weeks before the tournament start date will receive a full refund. Athletes withdrawing after this date will not receive a refund unless they provide a medical note signed by a physician. This refund will be the registration fee less an administrative fee of $10. All refunds will be performed a couple days after the tournament via method of payment.
6.2. After the release of draws, 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 does 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.
7. Coaching Guidelines
7.1. Coaches who wish to be on the playing surface at a competition must check-in with your Government Issued ID or Ontario Coaching Accreditation (if applicable) upon arrival with the Referee at the draw desk.
7.2. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be one (1) coach and the coach must leave the court when the Umpire announces “twenty seconds”. Coaches may leave or join behind the court only when the shuttle is not in play.
7.3. Ontario Junior C Championships will only allow coaching at eleven (11) points and in between games, verbal or physical signals are not allowed during the rally.
7.4. Coaches will be expected to dress and present themselves in a professional manner.
8. Officials and Tournament Management
8.1. A minimum of one (1) Referee and/or Umpires will be appointed by the Badminton Ontario Tournament Committee to the Championship. These officials will perform on-court officiating duties as outlined in their responsibilities; they are not responsible for draw desk duties.
8.2. A minimum of one (1) draw desk person with tournament software experience will be at the Championship for match control duties.
8.3. Nylon shuttles will be provided for every match and warm-up.
9. Athlete Clothing and Eyewear
9.1. Generally, coloured clothing permitted. Organizers may ask competitors to change inappropriate clothing. Shorts that extend below the knee are deemed inappropriate.
9.2. 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.
10.1. Gold and Silver medals will be awarded to the Main Round Champion and Finalists.
10.2. Consolation winners will be awarded ribbons.
10.3. There will be draw prizes for participants on both days of the tournaments.
11. Photography, Video, and Email Consent:
11.1. 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.
12. Waiver of Rights and Acknowledgment of Policies
You understand and agree to the following:
12.1. You are participating at your own choice and, intending to be legally bound, you hereby acknowledge and agree to assume all risk of injury and loss of any kind whatsoever in participating in this event;
12.2. You agree that you shall be solely responsible for all claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, actions, causes of action, whether in law or in equity, resulting from any loss, personal injury, or property damage, or for the loss or theft of any property, however caused, as a result of, relating to or arising from your participation in this event;
12.3. You hereby indemnify and save harmless Badminton Ontario and its members, agents, and/or representatives and its successors and assigns from and against all liability whatsoever resulting from any loss, personal injury, property damage, loss or theft referred to in the preceding paragraph. You hereby waive, release and forever discharge Badminton Ontario and its members, agents, and/or representatives and its successors and assigns, to the fullest extent permitted by law, from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, liabilities, obligations, damages, omissions or costs as a result of, relating to or arising from your participation in this event;
12.4. You acknowledge that you have fully read and understand the Policies put forth by Badminton Ontario on the Badminton Ontario website and agree to abide by any rules and regulations outlined therein from the time of online entry until the completion of the event; and
12.5. You agree that this release and waiver of liability shall be binding upon you and your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.