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21.22 BLACK KNIGHT Ontario Jr A Championship – Markham – U11,13,15,17,19
April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm$100
Online registration will open on March 30, 2022 at 8:00 PM. The registration deadline will be when the maximum capacity of 175 athletes has been reached or April 8, 2022 at 11:59 PM, whichever comes first.
Despite restriction lifting, beyond March 01, 2022, Badminton Ontario will keep the vaccination mandate. Patrons will continue to be required to show the enhance vaccination documents with the government issued QR code for verification. No other forms will be accepted. Download your Ontario Vaccine Receipt today at https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/.
• Participants 12+ years: need to be double vaccinated at least 14 days (2 weeks) before event.
• Participants 5-11 years: need to be double vaccinated at least 1 day before event.
Return to Play Plan, COVID-19 Guidelines for Hosting Provincial Events: https://www.badmintonontario.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/BON-COVID-19-Guidelines-for-Events-Version-7-2021-FINAL-Amended-Jan-2022.pdf
Maximum number of entries for Jr HP A Championships = 175 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 April 22-24, 2022
1.2. The tournament will be held at Markham PanAm Centre located at 16 Main Street, Markham, ON L3R 2E4.
1.3. Approximate start times: Singles will be played on Friday starting at 9:00 am. Doubles and Mixed will be played on Saturday starting at 9:00 am. 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.
1.4. There will be practice time on Thursday, April 21 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Players need to check-in with Jean at the door to be assigned a court. The court usage will be managed depending on the number of players that show up for the practice time.
1.5. Registration/entry contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Online Registration
3.1. Online registration will open on March 30, 2022 at 8:00 PM.
3.2. The registration deadline will be whichever of the following comes first:
3.2.1. when the maximum capacity has been reached
3.2.2. April 08, 2022 at 11:59 PM
3.3. The maximum number of athletes for this tournament will be 175 athletes
3.4. Entry fees for the tournament will be a $100.00 for one event, an additional $10.00 for the second event, and an additional $10.00 for the third event. There is a COVID-19 management fee of $15.00 per participant for each tournament.
3.5. All entry fees are payable online on Tournament Software only via PayPal through an account or as a guest. Entries without payment are not valid and will not be accepted.
3.6. Athletes must have a valid 21-22 Season Badminton Ontario Performance A Player Card through PlayerWeb at the time of registration. Athletes applying for a 21-22 Performance A Player Card must belong to a club that is affiliated with Badminton Ontario through their respective district.
3.7. Renew your membership on PlayerWeb here: https://playerweb.com/#!/memberships/badminton-ontario-2021-membership. It should prompt you to link to your existing BON ID account when you start the process through PlayerWeb. Please select “Performance A” and it should link to your tournament software account automatically. Then when you log into your tournament software account, it should reflect that you have the “Performance A” membership. Once the tournament registration opens, then you will be able to log into your tournament software account to register for the tournament online.
3.9. Athletes holding unpaid sanctions will not be permitted to register for or participate in any subsequent tournaments.
4. Age Groups, Disciplines, and Eligibility
4.1. Championship Eligibility:
4.1.1. Each Ontario athlete is only permitted to participate in one (1) Ontario Junior Championship per competition season.
4.1.2. 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.
4.1.3. Athletes cannot have participated or be registered to play in a Junior Championship in another Province/Territory in the same Competition Season.
4.1.4. Athletes qualifying for any one discipline will allow them to register for all other disciplines.
4.1.5. U15, U17, and U19 Athletes must attain a minimum of 3000 Ontario ranking points in any one discipline to qualify for the Ontario Junior HP A Championships as of the Ontario Ranking publication that will be generated on April 4, 2022.
4.1.6. U11 and U13 Athletes have no ranking point qualification restrictions to qualify for the Ontario Junior HP A Championships.
4.2. Athlete age eligibility for the 21-22 Season will be as follows:
U11: born in 2012 or later
U13: born in 2010 or later
U15: born in 2008 or later
U17: born in 2006 or later
U19: born in 2004 or later
For every junior age group, the year stated is the year of birth. For example, if you turn 18 on or after January 1st, 2022, you are eligible to play in the U19 division.
4.3. The tournament will offer the following disciplines:
5. Competition Format
5.1. Format and Scheduling
5.1.1. Each draw will be run on a Main Round and Consolation Round format. However, rosters with 3-5 entries may be changed to 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. Please allow for extra time upon arrival to undergo the additional screening and check-in protocols put in place due to COVID-19. Depending on the circumstances, screenings may take up to 30 minutes to complete or longer in extraordinary situations.
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 Friday (a week before the event) for viewing. Any questions 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. Please refer to Withdrawal & Default policy after draws are released.
5.3. Seeding and Ranking
5.3.1. The minimum number of seeds in a standard draw will be:
Two (2) seeds: up to fifteen (15) teams
Four (4) seeds: for sixteen to thirty-one (16-31) teams
Eight (8) seeds: thirty-two or more (32+) teams
Sixteen (16) seeds: for sixty-four or more (64+) teams
5.3.2. All seeding will be done using the Badminton Ontario Ranking System generated on April 04, 2022; questions or concerns may be brought forward to the host committee before any draws are released.
5.3.3. For new pairings in the Ontario Junior HP A series tournaments and Championship, tournament coordinators will estimate the strength of the newly formed pairs by taking a combination of their separate ranking points.
5.3.4. Seeds will be posted by Friday (a week before the event) for viewing. Any questions or concerns must be raised to the tournament coordinator and Competitions Committee before the draw is published.
5.4.1. Separation of entries in each draw 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.
5.4.2. All draws are approved by a Provincial or National Referee. The tournament draw will be completed and published by the Tuesday (three (3) days before the championship).
5.5. Consolation Draw Registration
5.5.1. An athlete may choose whether he/she wants to play in the consolation round and must confirm their participation 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 they 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. The BWF service height rule will not be in effect, instead, tournament officials
will be observing for correct service. 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 must withdraw before any draws are posted. For a withdrawal to be valid, the withdrawal must be accepted and confirmed by the person responsible for accepting tournament entries (BON Staff) prior to the seeds being posted.
6.2. If the player withdraws after the draws have been posted or fails to appear for his/her scheduled match, he/she is automatically withdrawn from the remainder of the tournament.
6.3. For doubles, if one player in the pair withdraws, his or her partner will not be penalized.
6.4.1. A player who retires from a match due to illness or injury may continue to play another event at the tournament if the player’s condition has improved to the extent that he may perform at full capacity, whether the same day or a later day.
220.127.116.11. The Sports Medicine Trainer, if present, or Referee shall use his/her best judgment in advising whether the athlete should continue to play another event; however, the final decision will rest with the athlete.
6.4.2. A player can withdraw from a consolation event only if:
18.104.22.168. the player is still competing in another main draw event; AND
22.214.171.124. the player provides the Referee 1 hours’ notice prior to start of the scheduled consolation match.
126.96.36.199.1. Communication must be done in person or from the players personal email to the Badminton Ontario’s email (email@example.com)
188.8.131.52.2. In doubles a partner can withdraw the pairing from consolations.
6.4.3. In the case of having to withdraw due to required isolation due to a possible COVID-19 exposure before the tournament starts, refunds are provided less a $25.00 administration fee. If the tournament has already begun, it will be treated as a no show.
7.1. Full refunds are provided to athletes who withdraw by the withdrawal deadline of two (2) weeks before the start of the tournament.
7.2. After the withdrawal deadline, but before draws are made, refunds are provided less a $25.00 administration fee.
7.3. Refunds will not be provided for withdrawals after the draws are released.
7.4. In the case of an injury before the tournament starts, refunds are provided less a $25.00 administration fee. A physician’s letter or medical certificate must be provided to BON.
7.5. In the case of having to withdraw due to required isolation due to a possible COVID-19 exposure before the tournament starts, refunds are provided less a $25.00 administration fee. Medical proof must be provided to BON.
8. Coaching Certification and Accreditation Policy
8.1. Any coach wishing to be on the “field of play” at a competition must have:
8.1.1. a minimum NCCP Regional Level 1 Certified Status
8.1.2. a completed Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sectors within the past two years
8.1.3. completed the Respect in Sport Module within the past three years, and
8.1.4. a valid 21-22 Season Badminton Ontario Coach Accreditation. This can be
renewed at https://playerweb.com/#!/memberships/badminton-ontario-2021-membership
8.2. If a coach is not able to produce their Coaching Accreditation if asked by a tournament official, he/she may be removed from the field of play.
8.3. The maximum number of coaches on court during any interval of any match shall be two (2) coaches. Coaches may leave or join behind the court only when the shuttle is not in play.
8.4. Ontario junior tournaments will allow athletes to receive advice during a match only when the shuttle is not in play.
8.5. Coaches must have applied for their ON coach accreditation at least two weeks before the event to ensure enough time to validate credentials. Otherwise, there is no guarantee an accreditation will be issued in time for on court coaching.
9. Officials and Tournament Management
9.1. 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. These officials will perform on-court officiating duties as outlined in their responsibilities.
9.2. A minimum of one (1) draw desk person with Tournament Software experience will be appointed to each Junior (A) HP Series event for match control duties.
9.3. 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 $3.00 per shuttle.
10. Competition Uniform and Protective Eyewear Policy
10.1. This section applies to clothing worn during play. For this policy, an article of clothing shall be defined as anything worn or carried by an athlete during play, except the racquet, and including, but not limited to, pullovers, shirts, shorts, skirts, socks, shoes, headbands (including headscarves and turbans), wristbands, bandages, and medical supports.
10.2. Generally, coloured clothing permitted. Organizers may ask competitors to change inappropriate clothing. Shorts that extend below the knee are deemed inappropriate.
10.3. Any name of a Player appearing on the back of the shirt, if used, shall be identical with the name registered as the Last Name (or an abbreviation thereof) in the Badminton Ontario Player database.
10.4. 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 sanctioned events. Badminton Ontario strongly recommends that all players wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standard whenever on court. Protective eyewear must be worn over top of prescription glasses.
11. Medals, Prizes and Ranking Points
11.1. Gold medals and prize will be awarded to the Main Round Champions. Silver medals and prize will be awarded to the Finalists.
11.2. Bronze medals and prize 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. Consolation winners will be awarded ribbons along with a prize.
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. Walkovers will NOT count as a win for ranking points.
11.5. All Jr (A) High Performance series tournaments will be counted towards ranking points for the OJRS and for the Ontario Club Competitions Banner.
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.
13. Waiver of Rights and Acknowledgment of Policies
13.1. Please note that at the time of your Badminton Ontario membership renewal, you have read, understood, and agreed to the organization’s Assumption of Risks and Waiver of Claims document.
13.2. You and your parent/guardian (if the athlete in under 18 years of age) confirm that you have reviewed the Minister approved Concussion Awareness Resources within the last 12 months. These resources are available at www.ontario.ca/concussions.
14. Field of Play Discipline Policy
14.1. Participants have the responsibility to demonstrate good sportsmanship. To protect the integrity of the sport and foster good ethical behaviour, the Field of Play Discipline Policy will be in effect at all Badminton Ontario sanctioned events.
14.2.1. Cards given in accordance with the Rules or Badminton will have monetary penalties applied for all Badminton Ontario events.
14.2.2. Yellow Card: $50.00 for each yellow card issued during the competition season.
14.2.3. Red Card: $100.00 for each red card issued during the competition season.
14.2.4. Black Card: as per penalty determined by the Badminton Ontario Code of Conduct Policy.
14.3. Athletes holding unpaid sanctions will not be permitted to register for or participate in any subsequent tournaments.
The COVID-19 protocols outlined in the “COVID-19 Protocols for Badminton Ontario Sanctioned Events in the 2021-2022 Competition Season” take priority over these Competition Regulations if there is a discrepancy between the documents.