EVENT NOTICES:

  • The official Draws for all divisions are now posted.
  • U11 division added to Canadian Junior Championships - Squash Canada announced that for the 2018 Championship, a U11 division will be piloted. For more information, click here.
  • Two fun and exciting social events have been planned - a Pizza Party for all and the chance to visit one of Toronto's top family attraction, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada! Visit the 'Social Events' tab for more information.
  • Matches on court 2 will be streamed, live online throughout the Championship. Check out what's to come with the championship streaming at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7eVS7a2w1F4X8utITQQUQ

Help Support Canadian Junior Squash Athletes

Optional Donation to support junior athlete expenses to participate in the 2018 Pan American Junior Squash Championships, a self-funded event, in Brasilia, Brazil in June 2018. 

During the registration process, if you would like to support these athletes you can make a donation by selecting a donation amount in the "extra items" section. If you would like to donate an amount other than those listed, select and Squash Canada will contact you to confirm an amount and process payment. 

Note: Tax donation receipts will be issued by Squash Canada for amounts of $20 or more.

DRAWS
Official draws for all divisions are now available, click here.
 
SEEDINGS
Final Seedings now available, click here.
 
START TIMES
Start times for all competitors are now available, click here
 
CATEGORIES OF PLAY
Categories of play in the 2018 Canadian Junior Squash Championships will be as follows:
  • Junior Men's U19, U17, U15, U13, U11.
  • Junior Women's U19, U17, U15, U13, U11.
Participants may enter only one event.
 
Matches will be from 9am-6pm Thursday to Saturday and 9am-3pm on Championship Day (Sunday).
 
Start times and draw times will be posted when available. All players must be available for play on Thursday at 9am.
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULING REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.


DRAW FORMAT

2018 Canadian Junior Squash Championships Draw Formats
The Canadian Junior Squash Championships will use a single elimination main draw format, a playoff for 3rd/4th, and a full feed-in consolation, where draw size dictates, a quarter finalist consolation, and with all competitors guaranteed a minimum of three matches.
 
Draws of 32 or less:
  • Full feed-in
    • Main draw, Consolation, Bronze
    • Main draw winner is 1st, loser 2nd
    • Main draw has 3rd-4th match
    • Consolation winner is 5th place, loser 6th
    • Add in Consolation semi-final losers match to give 7th & 8th position
 
Draws of 64 or more:
  • Full feed-in with Classic Plate
    • Main Draw, Classic Plate, Consolation, Bronze
    • Consolation feed-in ends at Rd. of 16
    • Main Draw quarter-final losers go to the Classic Plate and play out positions 5-8
    • Consolation winner is 9th place, loser 10th
The exception would be for events with between 4 and 6 entries, in which case the format will be round robin.
Events with less than four entrants may be combined with the next higher age category. See Appendix G in Squash Canada's Hosting Standards guide for Squash Canada Tie Breaking Policy.

PRESENTING SPONSORS

   

 

 

SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS

       

Should you have any questions about the 2018 Canadian Junior Squash Championships, do not hesitate to contact one of the individuals below.
 
Tournament Chair: Barb Cooper
 
Squash Canada representative: Britany Gordon
 
Tournament Referee: Steve Flude
 
Venue Contact: Darlene Holland

Host Club: Mayfair Club Lakeshore
                    801 Lakeshore Blvd East, Toronto ON, 

Categories: 
Girls and Boys: U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19

Registration: Participants of the 2018 Canadian Junior Squash Championships must register via Squash Canada's online registration system. Go to the "How to Enter" tab for the registration link.

Entry Fee: This year we are pleased to offer two entry fee options

  • Entry Fee Option 1: $99 + $12.87 HST, Total: $111.87 CAD (Option 1 includes: entry fee & Pizza Party with fun games and door prizes) 
  • Entry Fee Option 2: $149 + $19.37 HST, Total: $168.37 CAD (Option 2 includes: entry fee cost PLUS 2 meal vouchers, Pizza Party with fun games and door prizes, tournament souvenir Hoodie, sizes will be Youth M and L and Adult S-XL plus players welcome package)
Entry Deadline: March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Late Entry Period: a late entry period was opened from March 24 until March 26 at 8am EST

Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted where space is available, after the entry deadline date until the specified date and time and upon payment of the $25 late entry fee, plus $3.25 HST, total $28.25 CAD.
After such time, no late entries will be accepted. 

Entry Prerequsite: 
  1. All participants must be a current member of a provincial/territorial squash association. 
  2. All Competitors must be under 19, 17, 15, 13 or 11 years of age as of the final day of the Canadian Junior Squash Championships, as appopriate for the category they have entered.

Dress Code: Participants are required to wear athletic attire, non-marking soles.  Eye-guards are mandatory (as per Squash Canada's Eye Guard Policy)

Key Dates/Deadlines:

  • Jan. 17, 2018 – Registration Opens
  • Mar. 23 @ 11:59pm EST – Entry Deadline
  • Mar. 26 @ 8:00am EST – Late Entry Deadline
  • Apr. 4 @ 2pm EST - Apr. 6 @ 2pm EST – Preliminary Seedings Review Period
  • Apr. 9, 2018 – Final Seedings Published
  • Apr. 13, 2018 – Start Times Published
  • Apr. 17, 2018 – Draws Published
U11 Player & Parent Information Session with Squash Canada’s Athlete Pathway Manager, Graeme Williams
Thursday 2-3pm
Blue Court
With the launch of the pilot of the U11 division came the promise to gather all the players and parents for an information session. Join Squash Canada’s Athlete Pathway Manager, Graeme Williams, to learn and share about junior athlete development and the participation of U11s at the national level.  
 
Parent & Coach Information Session with Squash Canada’s Athlete Pathway Manager, Graeme Williams
Friday 2-3pm 
Blue Court
A session for Junior player’s parents and coaches – come join us for an opportunity to ask questions, get updates and information on junior player development with Squash Canada’s Athlete Pathway Manager, Graeme Williams. 
 
CANADA CUP (FORMERLY NCSRA CUP)
The clubs that hosted the 1980 Canadian Junior Squash Championships in Ottawa, and the Ottawa and District Squash Association initiated the NCSRA Cup. Squash Canada will present the Canada Cup to the province or territory accumulating the highest number of points  according to the following criteria (instituted in May 1993):
  • Each P/T will be asked to designate four competitors; two junior women and two junior men, to Squash Canada with a submission deadline seven (7) days prior to the start of competition
  • Each designated competitor will receive points for finishing in the top 8 of their respective draws.

Points will be awarded for the following finishes:

  • 1st - 8 points 5th - 4 points
  • 2nd - 7 points 6th - 3 points
  • 3rd - 6 points 7th - 2 points
  • 4th - 5 points 8th - 1 point
If final placings cannot be determined (i.e. no 7/8 playoff), the points for the positions will be added together and divided by 2 so that the points are shared by the two competitors. 
For any draw with less than 8 competitors, the Squash Canada Representative, in consultation with the provincial/territorial coaches, will determine the point allocation. The Canada Cup will be presented during the Championships Award presentations.
 

ALEX DOUCAS MEMORIAL AWARD
This award will be presented to the competitor in the Canadian Junior Squash Championships who best exemplifies the spirit of fair play, enjoyment of life and commitment to excellence, as exhibited by Alex Doucas during his lifetime. In particular:
  • Fair Play - includes having respect for the rules of the game and having respect for referees and opponents.
  • Enjoyment of life - includes actions off the court that demonstrate openness, honesty, friendliness, and support for fellow competitors.
  • Commitment to excellence - includes a willingness to sacrifice, exhibiting a high degree of discipline and dedication, in order to achieve the highest possible standard of play.
  • Candidates will be restricted to one of the top 8 finishers in the Women’s or Men's U19 category.
The Performance Director will coordinate selection. Junior coaches and officials will be polled during the Championships for their recommendation. The selection committee will be comprised of the Performance Director, the Junior Men's National Coach, the Junior Women's National Coach and the Squash Canada representative. In extenuating circumstances, consultation by telephone with one or more of the committee would be appropriate.

 

Entry Fee: This year we are pleased to offer two entry fee options

  • Entry Fee Option 1: $99 + $12.87 HST, Total: $111.87 CAD (Option 1 includes: entry fee & Pizza Party with fun games and door prizes) 
  • Entry Fee Option 2: $149 + $19.37 HST, Total: $168.37 CAD (Option 2 includes: entry fee cost PLUS 2 meal vouchers, Pizza Party with fun games and door prizes, tournament souvenir Hoodie, sizes will be Youth M and L and Adult S-XL plus players welcome package)
Entry Deadline: March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm EST
Late Entry Period: a late entry period was opened from March 24 until March 26 at 8am EST

Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted where space is available, after the entry deadline date until the specified date and time and upon payment of the $25 late entry fee, plus $3.25 HST, total $28.25 CAD.
After such time, no late entries will be accepted. 

Refund Policy: visit the Policies and Regulations section for Squash Canada's refund policy.

ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY
Only Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or persons residing continuously in Canada during the one year prior to the commencement of the Championships are eligible to enter the Canadian Junior Squash Championships.
 
All competitors must be members in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and/or Squash Canada. Canadian citizens who reside outside of Canada are eligible to enter the Canadian Junior Squash Championships.
 
Notwithstanding a competitor may be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, where a competitor is subject to a sanction imposed by the Host Club, Squash Canada shall respect that sanction, including any sanction which may preclude the person from entering the premises and thus participating in the Championships, provided the sanction was imposed using fair procedures. Specifically, the sanctioned person must have been informed by the Host Cub of the nature of the infraction and have been given an opportunity to provide information concerning the incident prior to the
sanction being imposed.
 
All competitors must be under 19, 17, 15, or 13 years of age as of the final day of the Canadian Junior Squash Championships, as appropriate for the category they have entered.
 
 
SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR THE PILOT U11 CATEGORY
A. Athlete Eligibility
All competitors must be 9 or 10 years of age as of the last day of tournament play. Provincial/Territorial Associations (PT) may propose an 8 year-old to the event along with supporting rationale as to competitive background. A Selection Committee will make the final determination as to whether it is appropriate for the 8 year-old to participate. It will be at Squash Canada’s sole discretion whether such proposal is accepted or denied.
 
It is recommended and encouraged that players have played in their respective provincial/territorial junior open or closed event preceding the Canadian Junior Championships. 
 
B. Scoring
Matches will be played best of five games, point a rally to fifteen (15) points. At 14-all players must win by two clear points.
 

REFUND POLICY
Requests for refunds of entry fees will be handled by Squash Canada upon receipt of written notice. Refund requests will be treated in accordance with the following regulations:
  • Withdrawals prior and up to the entry deadline date will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee.
  • Withdrawals from singles Championships after the entry deadline date until seedings are first published will receive a 50% refund.
  • Withdrawals from Doubles Championships after the entry deadline date until start times are first published will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refund will be given after the final seedings or draws are posted, except for medical reasons or bereavement. In these cases, medical notes or other documentation (e.g. doctor’s note, death notice, etc.) must be provided within 48 hours of the withdrawal for a refund to be considered. In these cases, when approved, a full refund less a $20 processing fee, will be issued. 
 
EYE GUARD POLICY
All juniors are required to wear eye guards as per Squash Canada’s policy:
“That only protective eyewear appearing on the Squash Canada list of acceptable eye guards meeting the ASTM designation F803 (Standard Specification for Eye Protectors for Use by Players of Racket Sports) shall be allowable at any Squash Canada sanctioned event where the use of protective eyewear is mandatory.”

 

Special rates have been secured at two hotels!

UPDATE: Host hotel 1/2 sold out at Championship rate!

Host HotelNovotel Toronto Centre
                    45 The Esplanade, Toronto, ON M5E 1W2 

Reservation information:

  • Rates: All include full breakfast and WIFI 
    • Single/Double - $199/night + taxes
    • Triple - $219/night + taxes
    • Quad - $229/night + taxes
  • Booking ID: Mayfair, reference Canadian Junior Squash Championships
  • Booking Website: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49526704

Note: Cut off date is March 28th, 2018. After the cut off date the rate will change.

Secondary Hotel: Days Inn Toronto East Beaches
                              1684 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G6

Reservation Information:

  • Rates:
    • $149.95 + HST
  • Reference: Canadian Junior Squash Championships and hotel rate above
  • Contact: (416) 694-1177

Note: there is no ground transportation arrangements for this hotel. The ground transportation is arranged from the host hotel to the Mayfair Club Lakeshore.


 

Ground Transportation

From Host Hotel to Competition Venue:
Shuttle from the Novotel starting Thursday 8am then running continuously until 7pm every 30 mins until Sunday at end of play

PIZZA PARTY!
 
When: Friday April 20, 1-3pm
Where: Mayfair Club Lakeshore
Cost: Free for all participants
 
Come for the fun games & door prizes!
 
 
 
JUNIOR SQUASH CHAMPS @ RIPLEY'S!
 
We have organised a group trip to go to the Ripley's Aquarium of Canada on Saturday April 21st. The fun 'for the whole family' starts at 6pm and continue for as long as you'd like to explore the magic and wonder of Ripley's!
Wear your souvenir sweatshirt be part of the group!

Note: All must make their own way to the Aquarium (address noted below)

 
When: Saturday April 21 at 6pm (stay as long as you'd like!)
Where: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
              288 Bremner Boulevard
              Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, CANADA
Cost: Adult (14-64 years old) - $31.00 + HST
          Youth (6-13 years old) - $21.00 + HST 
          Child (under 6 years old) - $10.00 + HST
 
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/

 

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