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2019 BC Junior A U13/U17/Senior Provincial Championship
2019 BC Junior A U13/U17/Senior Provincial Championship
Dates: to
Group:Provincial Championship
Category:Individual - U13/U17/Senior
City:Vancouver
Entry deadline:3/24/2019
Website:

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

2019 BC PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
APRIL 5-7 2019 | U15/U19/U23
APRIL 12-14 2019 | U13/U17/Senior


PRESENTED BY Badminton BC in partnership with Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club and supported by the Province of British Columbia and viaSport. SANCTIONED BY Badminton BC 

LOCATION
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club | 1630 W 15th Ave | Vancouver, BC | V6J 2K7

IMPORTANT REMINDER-90% WHITE ATTIRE (INCLUDING WARM UPS), EXCLUDING COURT SHOES. AND NO CELL PHONE USE IN THE CLUB. POLICIES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED BY THE VLTBC.

INVITATION
Badminton BC invites all eligible players to compete in the 2019 BC Provincial Championship U13/U15/U17/U19/U23/Senior. Below is all the information necessary for a successful and quality championship experience.
For 2019, the BC Provincial Championship will be scheduled over two weekends with three age-groups each weekend. Please read carefully below regarding what age groups and the number events a player is allowed to enter.


The Provincial Championship is classified as a Provincial point series and is the season ending competitive event providing meaningful competition, performance preparation, and qualification to the National Championship. Performance results provide provincial and national ranking points, CSIP Athlete Targeted List criteria, Best of BC Awards points, and in some cases Team Selection.


It is the event that awards Provincial Championship medals and crowns gold medalists as Provincial Champions! 

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The Championship is open only to those athletes who have met eligibility criteria for participation in the provincial championships. To view the eligibility policy visit http://www.badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=33557 and list of currently eligible athletes as of February 2019 (This list will be updated at the completion of BCJCS-5) BCJCS-5 visit https://www.badmintonbc.com/file/833675/?dl=1


A. Junior (U13/U15/U17/U19) Provincial Championship Eligibility
• Play 50% of BC Junior A Circuit events to qualify for BC Provincial Championship.
• Must play the BC Provincial Championship to qualify for the Badminton Canada Jr/U23 National Championship

With no U-23 or Senior Circuit series to qualify into Provincial Championships this season both these age categories are open to any BC player interested in participating.

Full details on eligibility criteria and current list of eligible players can be found on the Badminton BC website here: https://www.badmintonbc.com/page/3022/BC-Junior-A-Circuit-Series

B. Citizenship requirements to participate in the 2019 BC Provincial Championship are:
1. Permanent Residency (PR) card must be dated 365 days from the start of the BC Provincial Championship in the previous year (2018)
2. In the period between the issuing of the PR card and the BC Provincial Championship the athlete must participate in 50% of the Junior A circuit events 
3. In respect to Junior A players, in the period between the issuing of the PR card and the BC Provincial Championship the athlete must participate in one Junior Elite or Elite Series event

Deadline for exemption requests is no later than March 24, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. PDT submitted by email to info@badmintonbc.com. Please add “Request for Exemption” in the subject line.

MEMBERSHIP
Current and valid 2018-2019 Provincial Membership is required to compete. To apply for, or renew Badminton BC membership and purchase a players license, please visit the Badminton BC website at this link http://www.badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=1604. Do not leave to the last moment.

FORGOT YOUR LOGIN NAME OR PASSWORD?
If you ever forget your login name or password, email members@badmintonbc.com. Refrain from creating another account.

NOTE-we are encouraging our Provincial and National Members to:
1. Upload a headshot photo of themselves into their profile. 
2. Update your Membership profile for accuracy
3. Identification of current club is important (only can be changed by Badminton BC staff)
If you need instructions email members@badmintonbc.com.

ENTRY
Junior participants who are eligible to compete in the Championship can play in a maximum of 1 singles, 1 doubles and 1 mixed in the junior age categories (U13/15/U17/U19) over the course of the two weekends. However, they can challenge up to an additional 1 singles, 1 doubles, and 1 mixed in the U-23 or Senior categories for a maximum of 2 singles, 2 doubles, and 2 mixed doubles total over both weekends.

U-23 participants may compete in both U-23 and Senior events as they are on opposite weekends for a maximum of 2 singles, 2 doubles, and 2 mixed doubles total over both weekends.

Weekend 1-U15/U19/U23-1 singles, 1 doubles, 1 mixed
Tournament link


Weekend 2-U13/U17/Senior-1 singles, 1 doubles, 1 mixed
Tournament link


Juniors (U13,U15, U17,U19) cannot play, for example, U15BS Weekend 1 and then U17BS Weekend 2 (Any players who register incorrectly will be advised, refunded and withdrawn from the event)
Juniors (U13, U15, U17,U19) can however play U23 or Senior.
U23 can play both U23 and Senior

Examples of CORRECT entries:
1.Weekend 1-19BS, U19BD, U19XD | Weekend 2-Senior MS, Senior MD, Senior XD 
(correct because player has entered both Junior and Senior and still has only 2 singles, 2 doubles and 2 mixed over the course of the two weekends)
2.Weekend 1-U23MS, U23 MD, U23XD | Weekend 2-U17BS, U17BD, U17XD 
(correct because player has entered both Junior and U23 and still has only 2 singles, 2 doubles and 2 mixed)
3.Weekend 1-U23MS, U19BD, U19XD | Weekend 2-U17BS, Senior MD, Senior XD (correct because player has entered both Junior and U23 and still has only 2 singles, 2 doubles and 2 mixed over the course of the two weekends)

Examples of INCORRECT entries:
1.Weekend 1 – U15BS, U15BD, U15XD | Weekend 2-U17BS, U17BD, U17XD (incorrect because all entries are Junior)
2.Weekend 1-U19BS, U19BD, U19XD | Weekend 2-17BS, U17BD, U17XD (incorrect because all entries are Junior)

AGE CATEGORIES 
Weekend 1 Age Categories

U15 (born 2005-2006)
U19 (born 2001-2002)
U23 (born in 1997 or later)

Weekend 2 Age Categories
U13 (born 2007-2008) 
U17 (born 2003-2004) 
Senior (any age) 

EVENTS
Weekend 1 Events

U15GS, U15BS, U15GD, U15BD, U15XD
U19GS, U19BS, U19GD, U19BD, U19XD
U23WS, U23MS, U23WD, U23MD, U23XD

Weekend 2 Events
U13GS, U13BS, U13GD, U13BD, U13XD
U17GS, U17BS, U17GD, U17BD, U17XD
Senior | WS, MS, WD, MD, XD

ENTRY FEE 
Both weekend 1 and weekend 2 
First Event-$85.00
Second Event-$15.00 
Third Event -Free

ONLINE ENTRY
Each player must enter and pay online. Unpaid entries will not be included in the draws. Changes are NOT permitted after the entry deadline. In the event of Doubles and Mixed Doubles, both players must be entered before the entry deadline.


Please note that times are subject to change according to the number of entries in each event. 

Players requiring Badminton BC to complete online tournament registration or membership upgrade or renewal will be assessed a $15 service fee.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
1.Withdrawal before the registration deadline will receive a full refund
2.Withdrawal after the deadline will receive a refund less a $15+ gst service charge
3.Withdrawal due to a medical issue will receive a full refund provided a signed physician note is received by Badminton BC staff in 1 day in advance of the first day of the competition
4.Withdrawal from an event due to a partner medical illness will receive a refund for that event provided they are not reassigned/or request another partner already registered for the tournament
5.All refunds will be performed after the event has finished

ENTRY DEADLINE
Entry Open: March 7th, 2019
Entry Closes: March 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm PDT (12 days in advance of the championship)
Final Registration: March 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm PDT (9 days in advance of the championship with an additional $40+GST late registration fee)
For assistance registering in the Championship and event information please contact Badminton BC at members@badmintonbc.com.

TOURNAMENT CONTACTS
Seeding, Draws, Scheduling: tournaments@badmintonbc.com
Officials & Coach Accreditation: technicalprograms@badmintonbc.com
Player Eligibility: info@badmintonbc.com
Registration & Membership: Lisa Davison | members@badmintonbc.com
Tournament Onsite Coordinator: Raymond Wong | competitions@badmintonbc.com
Tournament Venue Liaison: Ram Nayyar | badminton@vanlawn.ca
Technical Officials-Referee: Ayaz Amlani 
Technical Officials-Umpires: TBA

SCHEDULE
Friday | 3:00 pm approximate start time
Saturday | 1:00 pm start time until approximately 9:00pm
Sunday | 10:00 am approximate start time (All Finals)
Times are subject to change based on events and entries. Please monitor tournament software and your email frequently.

Note that this is a tentative schedule and that times are subject to change according to the number of entries in each event.


Tournament format for singles events in the Junior (U13/U15/U17/U19) will comprise of a Round Robin to Elimination format (RR2E). Round-robin qualifying will be used in all Junior singles events. Seeded players will not be included within pool play, but will receive an automatic bye into the knockout stage. Pools of 3 or 4 players will used when possible, with only the top finisher in each pool advancing to the knock out (main round single elimination draw) stage. This stays consistent with the pilot project used for this season. Competitions Committee will be reviewing this format over the next 3 months to determine what to implement for the 2019-2020 season.

U23 and Senior singles format will be main round elimination with consolation.

Single elimination draw type with consolations (time permitting) in all doubles events in all age groups

There will be a ¾ playoff scheduled for each age group and event.

Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until the registration deadline; thereafter will only be accommodated if the draw is not affected.


Partner request pairings and seeds will be posted by Friday, March 29th, 7 days in advance for review. Questions or clarifications must be raised to the Tournament Director and before the draw is published.
The tournament draw will be completed and published by the Wednesday April 3 at 12 noon for the U15/U19/Senior event and Wednesday April 10 at 12 noon for the U13/U17/U23, 3 days in advance of each Championship and posted online at Badminton BC.

AWARDS & PRIZES
Registered players will receive a participant gift upon check-in and consolation prizes for confirmed matches. Provincial Championship Medals | Gold, Silver, Bronze will be presented in all age categories and events.

EYEWEAR
All players in BC are highly recommended to wear protective eyewear meeting the ASTM F803 standards whenever there are more than two players on the same court at all Badminton BC sanctioned events. Goggles must be worn over top of prescription glasses.

PLAYER INFORMATION
1.Players eligible for consolation matches must register with the draw desk within 5 minutes after they lose their first round match.
2.Players are required to be ready to play at least 10 minutes before their scheduled match
3.Players are recommended to be at the tournament venue at least 30 minutes before their scheduled match. No additional warm up time will be allotted for players arriving late


Please be advised: In response to concerns raised by numerous players, coaches and parents over the past several seasons, Badminton BC has implemented a “No Show” fee starting with the 2018-2019 season. Essentially, any player who does not show up for a scheduled match time without informing the HOC (at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled match) will be fined $40 dollars. This policy is an effort to reinforce the values of courtesy, responsible behavior, respect and sportsmanship as set out in the BBC Athlete Code of Conduct – a no show would be considered an infraction of this shared Code. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, communication and responsible participation.

Quote from ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT 
“1) I am an ambassador of Badminton BC and shall maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behavior and consideration for others physical and emotional well being. 
2) I will treat others with respect and expect to be treated with respect in return. 
3) I must uphold the standards of Fair Play and exhibit a high level of sportsmanship and team spirit. … “

PRACTICE & WARM UP COURTS
There will be no practice courts available during the Championship and limited access to warm up courts for the players.

SHUTTLE
Feather

SEEDING & DRAWS
Seeding and Draws done by Badminton BC 

ACCOMMODATION
Recommendation | Holiday Inn | 711 West Broadway Street | Vancouver, BC | V5Z 3Y2

COACHES MEETING 
TBA | Coaches will be emailed directly regarding meetings

TECHNICAL OFFICIALS MEETING
Daily 30 minutes prior to the start of matches

STRINGING SERVICES
Available upon request

FOOD SERVICES
TBA

EVENT ATHLETIC SERVICES
TBA

PHOTOS
Badminton BC, its representative and successors, reserve all rights to reproduce, for the purpose of illustration, fund raising, advertising or publication in any manner, any photographs taken by Badminton BC or affiliated members, clubs, contractors or staff during this event.

FUNDING PARTNERS 
Province of BC

SUPPLIERS
Victor 
Anchor Awards 
… More to come!

OFFICIALS
Officials will follow and perform officiating duties as outlined in role and responsibilities provided on the BWF website. For matches that are not officiated, roving referee or umpires will be given the same authority as those assigned to a match. 

Codes of Conduct at time of registration:
I HAVE READ AND SIGNED THE BADMINTON BC ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED HERE: http://badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=5120

I HAVE READ AND SIGNED THE BADMINTON BC COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED HERE: http://badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=5119

I HAVE READ AND SIGNED THE BADMINTON BC PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED 
HERE: http://www.badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=8393
Please sign and send this to info@badmintonbc.com

RULES 
The 21-Rally Point scoring format will be utilized. The rules of Badminton BC and Badminton Canada are in effect – 10 minute default rule applies and 3-minute warm up period.

Coaching on the Field Play
http://www.badmintonbc.com/page/1933/Coaching-Policy
http://www.badminton.ca/file/770167/?dl=1

New Uniform Policy
http://www.badminton.ca/file/708545/?dl=1

COACH ACCREDITATION AND ELIGIBILITY
All coaches must be current (2018-2019) member in good standing and have a minimum Badminton BC Associate Membership and have registered and met criteria as an Accredited Coach.
All coaches wishing to coach on court and access the field of play must be Badminton BC accredited for the 2018-2019 season. Registration and current membership are required. All coaches must be: 
1) An Associate member in good standing with Badminton BC for 2018-2019
2) Meet mandatory NCCP certification requirements of NCCP Provincial Coach TRAINED
3) Current BBC (note BCAN) coach accreditation badges visible at all times and sit in the identified chairs. 

PROVINCIAL SPORT ORGANIZATION
Badminton BC is the name rights holder of all BC Provincial Championships. The provincial head office is located at PO Box 32046 Cambie RPO | Richmond, BC | V6X 3R9 | 604-385-3595 | info@badmintonbc.com | badmintonbc.com