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2021-2022 VAN LAWN JUNIOR A | BC JUNIOR A SERIES EVENT #1

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

2021-2022 Van Lawn Junior A Open – BC Junior A Series Event #1

The maximum number of entrants will be limited to 120. Should the maximum entry be exceeded, priority will be given to players based on their date and time of entry into the tournament. Doubles and Mixed teams will be considered based on the latest entry date and time of the two partners.



DATES
April 29 to May 1, 2022

VENUE LOCATION
Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club

HOST ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (HOC) CONTACTS
Tournament Director:
Name: Ram Nayyar
Phone: 604-731-2191
Email: badminton@vanlawn.com

SEEDING, DRAWS, RANKING Questions?
Email: tournaments@badmintonbc.com

All Badminton BC Membership or Tournament Entry Questions
Name: Nancy Mak | Member Services, Events & Communications Officer
Phone: 604.385.3595 (Voicemail messages will be answered)
Email: members@badmintonbc.com

ENTRY DEADLIINES
Entry Opens: March 20, 2022
•Entry Closes: 11:59pm April 18th 2022 or when tournament entries reached 120
•Final Late Entry: 11:59pm April 20th 2022 (additional late registration fee of $40.00 + GST) or when the tournament entries reached 120.
•Withdrawal Deadline: 11:59pm April 20th 2022 (additional late registration fee of $40.00 + GST)

MAXIMUM TOURNAMENT ENTRY IS 120.

REFEREE
TBA

RANKINGS
This is a sanctioned BC ranking points Junior A Series event. It is recognized by Badminton BC and Badminton Canada as a qualifying event for Junior A Provincials and Junior National Championships. All participating athletes will be awarded ranking points based on their final finish in a draw.

TOURNAMENT ENTRY
Tournament entry is online using the Tournament Software (TS) link
No manual entries will be accepted.

Changes to an entry are not permitted after the Entry Close Date.
Entries in doubles and mixed doubles, both players must be entered within the same entry deadline, or they will be partnered with another player if available.
Partner request pairings and seeds will be posted by the Friday (approximately 7 days before the event) for review. Questions or clarifications must be raised to tournaments@badmintonbc.com before the draw is published.
Partner requests, changes, and pairings will be accepted up until the Entry Close Date.

ENTRY FEES
First Event $65
Second Event $ 10
Third Event $ 5
 

 

 

PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE
Tournament payment is online using the Tournament Software (TS) link at the same time as entry. Entries not completed online will not be accepted. Entries without payment will not be accepted.

For an additional $15 + GST processing fee, Badminton BC can process membership and/or event entry over the phone via credit card payment. Email members@badmintonbc.com or 604-385-3595 if you need this option.

EVENT CATEGORIES
Girls Singles (GS) Boys Singles (BS)
Girls Doubles (GD) Boys Doubles (BD)
Mixed Doubles (XD)

EVENTS
U11 – Singles and Doubles Only. No mixed doubles
U13-U19 – Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Each participant may enter a maximum of 3 Events-1 Singles, 1 Doubles and 1 Mixed Doubles event(s).

AGE GROUPS
Age groups for participants for the 2021-2022 season are determined by the criteria below:
▪ U19 (born in 2004 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 19 years of age throughout the 2022 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.
▪ U17 (born in 2006 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 17 years of age throughout the 2022 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.
▪ U15 (born in 2008 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 15 years of age throughout the 2022 calendar year in which the National Championships are held.
▪ U13 (born in 2010 or later)-Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 13 years of age throughout the 2022 calendar year in which the Provincial Championships are held.
▪ U11 (born in 2012 or later)- Players are eligible to compete in this age category provided they remain under 11 years of age throughout the 2022 calendar year in which the Provincial Championships are held.

TOURNAMENT FORMAT Junior A Series
U11-U13 Singles will be Round Robin to Elimination (RR2E). Pools of 3 or 4 includes the seeds pool.
U15-U19 Singles will be Elimination and Consolation (best of 3 to 11)
U11-U19 Doubles will be Elimination and Consolation (best of 3 to 11)
U13-U19 Mixed Doubles will be Elimination and Consolation (best of 3 to 11)

ALL CONSOLATION MATCHES WILL BE BEST OF 3 TO 11 POINTS.

Exception: depending on the number of entries and the size of the draw, a round robin/pool play format may be used. Draw Format will be adapted based on number of entries.

PARTICIPANT GIFT
(Included in Entry Fee)
Please select your T-shirt size during registration.
Sizes: S, M, L, XL

SCHEDULE (tentative)
Friday 10:00 am - 10:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm

*Please note that times are subject to change according to the number of entries in each event. Draws and start times will be posted by April 27, 2022 at 11:59pm via Tournament Software.

MEDALS, TROPHIES,
Prizes will be awarded for Winners and Runners up in the Main Draw and consolation winners ( if we hold consolations )

SHUTTLES
Feather Yonex AS 20'

PARKING
Street parking available. Watch for time restrictions. Guests may also park in the VLTBC front parking lot (accessed off of Fir Street) or the roof top parking lot accessed off of 16th Avenue.

COVID SAFETY PLAN
Masks are optional when moving through common areas.

EVENT MEDICAL SERVICES
•Emergency Action Plan
•Emergency Evacuation Plan
•First Aid attendant

STRINGING SERVICES
Sport Shop with stringing services is only available Monday-Friday from 10am-6pm.

SPECIFIC VENUE REGULATIONS
VLTBC has a strict white court attire policy. Each item of visible clothing must be predominantly white. This includes socks, warms ups, head bands, and hats. Coloured shoes are okay. Talking on cell phones inside the Club is not allowed. All mobile devices must be turned off or to silent. Outside food is not permitted.

WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS
1.Withdrawal before the Entry Close Date will receive a full refund
2.Withdrawal after the Entry Close Date but before the draws are done 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 - processing will take approximately two weeks

MEMBERSHIP
At the time of registration, all participants must be current members in good standing with Badminton BC (valid from June 1 through May 31 of each year) for the 2021-2022 season.
When registering players will be automatically prompted if their membership needs to be renewed or invalid and requires upgrading.
Junior A Series event requires a Provincial Competitive Membership $60.00
For those players participating in only one Junior A Series event in the season or are from Out of Country and only playing one event this season a Single Event $20.00 membership can be purchased
To avoid disappointment do not leave your registration to the last moment, in case you need assistance with membership renewal or with tournament registration.

FORGOT YOUR LOGIN NAME OR PASSWORD?
If you ever forget your login name or password, email members@badmintonbc.com. Refrain from creating another account.
Those players requiring Badminton BC staff to complete online registration or membership will be required to pay $15 + GST service fee. Contact Badminton BC if you have any questions regarding membership at 604-385-3595 or members@badmintonbc.com

PLAYER RESPONSBILITIES
1.Players are recommended to be at the tournament venue at least 30 minutes before their scheduled match
2.If players are not on court within 10 minutes of match announced, the match is defaulted and deemed a No Show
3. Players have a 3-minute warm up period
4. No additional warm up time will be allotted for players arriving late to the court within the 10-minute default
5.Players must advise the draw desk within 5 minutes of the end of their first match loss if they do not wish to play consolations

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. 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 behaviour, 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 other’s 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. … “

COACH ACCREDITATION AND ELIGIBILITY (required for Junior A, Junior B, U23 and Open Series and their respective Provincial Championships)
All the requirements as well as instructions for coaches to apply for Accreditation can be found here: https://www.badmintonbc.com/page/37010/Coach-Accreditation-Eligibility
Allow up to 3 weeks to process your Accreditation Badge from the date of application.

EYEWEAR
All players actively participating in Badminton activities and BC sanctioned competitions are highly recommended to wear protective eyewear, including goggles worn over top of prescription glasses, always meeting the ASTM F803 standards while they are on court. This includes warm-up, competitions, and match play in schools, post-secondary institutions, recreation and community centers, private clubs, not-for-profit clubs, and for-profit clubs.
* Note * Any club, facility, or venue with rules regarding mandatory eyewear supersedes Badminton BC’s recommendation.

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.

TECHNICAL OFFICIALS (TO)
Technical Officials will follow and perform officiating duties as outlined in role and responsibilities provided in the Badminton BC TO Code of Conduct, Badminton Canada Code of Conduct and the BWF website.

CLOTHING OR UNIFORMS
Officials reserve the right to ask competitors to change inappropriate clothing prior to start of a match. Shorts that extend below the knee are deemed inappropriate clothing. Final decision will be made by the Tournament Referee.

CODES OF CONDUCT
Badminton BC requests and entrusts that all athletes, coaches, parents, and spectators due their diligence to read and understand the Codes of Conduct prior to the start of each season:

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BADMINTON BC ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED HERE: http://badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=5120

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BADMINTON BC COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED HERE: https://www.badmintonbc.com/page/5119/Coaches-Code-Of-Conduct

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE BADMINTON BC PARENT/SPECTATOR CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLISHED HERE: http://badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=8393

BADMINTON BC CONTACTS
Member Services | members@badmintonbc.com
Technical Programs Coach & Technical Official | technicalprograms@badmintonbc.com
Competitions Committee Chair | competitions@badmintonbc.com
Officials Committee Chair | officials@badmintonbc.com
Executive Director | Daisy Lee | executivedirector@badmintonbc.com
 

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