Provincial Championships

2022-2023 BC Provincial Championships

Schedule: 

BC Provincial Championships Calendar 

Eligibility: 

Age Group and Membership Eligibility

 

Residence:

BC Junior A, Junior B, U23/Open Provincial Championships requires Citizenship/Permanant Residence and residency in BC. 

  • Citizenship Certificate/Permanent Residency card must be issued at least 1 year prior to the start date of the Provincial Championship
  • must reside in British Columbia
  • The participation requirement below must be met since the issuing date of Citizenship Certificate/Permanent Residence card. 

Participation: 

Junior A Provincial Championship (U11/U13/U15/U17/U19): 

  • U13/U15/U17/U19: play a mininum 2 of Junior A Series to be eligible
  • U11: play a combination of 2 events combined between Junior A and Junior B series events to be eligible 
  • BC Junior Elite will be considered as port of the Junior A Series

Note: Players must play the BC Junior A Provincial Championship to be eligible for the Badminton Canada U23/Junior National Championship

Junior B Provincial Championship (U13/U15/U17/U19):

  • Play a minimum 1 of Junior B Series events, preferably within their region, to be eligible
  • Players who are ranked in the Top 8 BC Junior Ranking within the age group of U15/U17/U19 in any event are ineligible to participate.

 

Uniforms

All athletes and coaches participating in any sanctioned Badminton BC Provincial Championship will be restricted to having uniforms only personalized with their NAME and/or CLUB/PROVINCE on their competitive clothing. The athlete clothing is not required to have any indicators on their competitive uniforms.

 

Exemption Policy

The following exemption policies were created in consultation with Badminton BC’s current Competitions and High Performance Committees, and apply to all ages/categories of competition where Badminton BC maintains a participation based eligibility criteria.

Application Process
The Badminton BC Competitions Committee will consider all exemption requests on a case-by-case basis. Requests must be submitted by email to info@badmintonbc.com from the athlete’s coach of record at least 15 days prior to an event entry deadline. The request must provide the reason that an exemption is requested as well as any documentation to support the request. Both the coach and athlete must be current members in good standing with Badminton BC.

Types of Exemption

Scheduling
In the event of a direct conflict in scheduling between a Provincial ranking event and a National or International ranking event of the same age/category relevance, the athlete’s participation in either event can be considered towards their participation based eligibility criteria.

Athlete Out of Province
In the event that an athlete is temporarily studying, training, or living out of Province, participation in an equal number of age relevant National Series events can be considered towards their participation based eligibility criteria. Only under special circumstances will this exemption be provided for a Provincial Championship.

Athlete Out of Country
In the event that an athlete is temporarily studying, training, or living out of country, participation in an equal number of age relevant local events can be considered towards their participation based eligibility criteria. Only under special circumstances will this exemption be provided for a Provincial Championship.

Injury
In the event that an injury prevents an athlete from participating in a competition, provision of a doctor’s, physiotherapist’s, or chiropractor’s note clearly identifying the injury, the recommendation to avoid competition, and the suggested length of treatment/recovery can be considered towards their participation based eligibility criteria.