2019 Canadian Junior Closed Championships


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Nestled in Edmonton's wonderful River Valley, the Royal Glenora Club is one of Canada's top squash facilities boasting 7 international singles courts and 1 hardball doubles courts.  The club is immensely proud to host the Sandhills Manufacturing Ltd 2019 Canadian Junior Closed Squash Championships.  We are also partnering with the Edmonton Squash Club, which is less then 10 minutes up the road to run the consolation events.


The event is a part of the WSF and PSA Satellite Tours, enabling U19 and U17 players to accumulate ranking points. As a WSF and PSA Satellite Tour event all U19 and U17 participants are required to have a WSF SPIN number.   A SPIN # is optional for U15 and U13 participants. SPIN numbers are to be purchased directly from the WSF before event registration. To purchase your WSF SPIN number, click here.

CATEGORIES OF PLAY
  • Junior Men's U19, U17, U15, U13, U11
  • Junior Women's U19, U17, U15, U13, U11
Participants may enter only one event.  

Matches will begin Thursday April 11th at 9am (all players must be available to start at this time) with the finals completed by approximately 3pm on Sunday April 14th.

 
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INDIVIDUAL SCHEDULING REQUESTS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
 

DRAW FORMAT

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.

SCHEDULING OF MATCHES

The Host Committee will use the following guidelines when scheduling matches in the Canadian Junior Squash Championships:

A. Practice Courts - of proper dimensions, must be available at each host venue during a period of 48 hours prior to the commencement of play (including qualifying).

B. Allocated Time per Match -

Under 13/Under 15 
Prior to Quarterfinals - 35 minutes 
Quarterfinals - 40 minutes
Semi-Finals, 3/4 playoffs and finals – 40 to 45 minutes  

Under 17/Under 19 
Prior to Quarterfinals - 35 to 40 minutes
Quarterfinals – 45 to 50 minutes
Semi-Finals, 3/4 playoffs and finals – 50 to 60 minutes

C. Rest Time - a minimum of 8 hours must be allowed between the start time of a competitor's last match of one day and their first match the next day. Competitors should not have more than three matches per day. When playing more than one match on the same day, the following timelines should be observed:

• No less than 4 hours between the start time of one match and the commencement of the next in any draw, prior to the quarter-finals;
• No less than 4 hours between the start time of a quarter-final match and a semi-final match in the main draw or Classic Plate;
• No less than 6 hours between the start time of a semi-final match and a final match in the main draw or Classic Plate;
• No less than 3 hours between the start time of a quarter-final match and a semi-final match in the consolation draws;
• No less than 4 hours between the start time of a semi-final match and final match in the consolation draws.

 

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If you questions regarding the 2019 Canadian Junior Closed Squash Championships please contact:
 
Tournament Chair: Ann Marie Reinson / Ian Buchanan
 
Squash Canada Representative: Geoffrey Johnson
 
Tournament Referee: Curtis Gillespie
 
Venue Contact: Pete Goodings

Host Clubs:

Categories: 

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

Registration Fees:

  • Basic Package (Option 1): $126.00 ($120.00 + $6.00 GST) includes participation entry gift, Saturday evening buffet, swag bag and event shuttle
  • Deluxe Package (Option 2): $152.25 ($145.00 + $7.25 GST) includes participation entry gift, Saturday evening buffet, swag bag, event shuttle and meal vouchers for Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Entry Deadline: Friday March 22, 2019 at 9AM EST
 
Late Entry Deadline Period: Monday March 25, 2019 at 9AM
* Late entries will be accepted where space is available after the entry deadline date until the specified date/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.

    WSF SPIN #
    The event is a part of the WSF and PSA Satellite Tours, enabling U19 and U17 players to accumulate ranking points. As a WSF and PSA Satellite Tour event all U19 and U17 participants are required to have a WSF SPIN number.  A SPIN # is optional for U15 and U13 participants. SPIN numbers are to be purchased directly from the WSF before event registration. To purchase your WSF SPIN number, click here.

Officiating: Squash Canada makes every effort to provide Certified Officials for matches but when required players may be required to referee and when asked must adhere to the request. 

Eyeguard Policy:  Mandatory for all junior participants.  Please consult Squash Canada's Eyeguard Policy for list of approved models. 

Dress Code: Squash Canada's Clothing Regulation shall be in effect - CLICK HERE

Key Dates/Deadlines:

  • Entry Deadline - Friday March 22, 2019 at 9AM EST
  • Late Entry Deadline - Monday March 25, 2019 at 9AM EST
  • Preliminary Seedings Review Period - By Friday March 29, 2019
  • Final Seedings Published - By Tuesday April 2, 2019
  • Start Times Published by Friday April 5, 2019 
  • Draws Published - By Tuesday April 9, 2019
 
  
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.

 

Registration via Club Locker: Click Here
 

In preparation for the event, we require that everyone has an up to date Club Locker account.  Squash Canada uses the online Club Locker software to manage the draw, schedule and results, and allows us to feature live scoring that we are sure you and yours back home will come to appreciate.  Squash Canada transferred player information stored in previous Tournament Software over to Club Locker, so you may or may not be aware that you have the beginnings of a Club Locker account.  Below are different scenario Club Locker update instructions.

If you already have a Club Locker account and know your password

Please use your existing account at https://canada.clublocker.com to ensure your information is accurate and up to date. You can view and change information using the following steps:

  1. After logging in to your account, click your name on the top right of the screen and select “my profile”.
  2. Click the “edit” box and ensure your personal info is accurate (full name, birth date, main club affiliation, province, and country).  The draw and live scoring pulls your club and provincial affiliation from your account.
  3. Scroll down and click on “contacts” and ensure that your contact information is correct, including email. Click on “address” and ensure that this is also up to date!  Club Locker generated emails leading up to and during the championship will go to the email on your profile.

If you are unsure if you have an account or if you have misplaced your password

Please follow the below steps before creating a new account (we wish to avoid multiple accounts for the same person):

  1. In the Club Locker login window (https://canada.clublocker.com), input your regular email address or the one you think you used for previous squash event registrations.  Click on 'Lost Password'. If you are in the system, it will show 'password sent'. Retrieve that temporary password from the email and enter at the login stage, and you should be in.  If you get an error message that 'email address not found', try other email addresses that you might have used.  If unsuccessful, consider the next two options;
  2. If unsuccessful, try repeating the above step on www.clublocker.com.
  3. Look for an auto-generated email from Squash Canada between Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 with your user name and link to create a password.  Check your ‘junk’ folder too;

Once you have access to your account, please update your profile information as above.

If you do not yet have an account

If you do not have an account or simply can’t navigate your way through the previous scenario, create a new account in Club Locker. Visit https://canada.clublocker.com to create your account, ensuring that you input the profile information as described above.


Registration Fees:

  • Basic Package (Option 1): $126.00 ($120.00 + $6.00 GST) includes participation entry gift, Saturday evening buffet, swag bag and event shuttle
  • Deluxe Package (Option 2): $152.25 ($145.00 + $7.25 GST) includes participation entry gift, Saturday evening buffet, swag bag, event shuttle and meal vouchers for Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Entry Deadline: Friday March 22, 2019 at 9AM EST
 
Late Entry Deadline Period: Monday March 25, 2019 at 9AM EST
* Late entries will be accepted where space is available after the entry deadline date until the specified date/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, permanent residents/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, 13 or 11 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 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 $10 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. 
 
DRESS CODE

All juniors must adhere to Squash Canada's Clothing Regulation - Click Here

EYEGUARD 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.”  For the complete policy and list of approved eyeguards - Click Here.

 

Host Hotel: Chateau Lacombe (10111 Bellamy Hill Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7)

Reservation Information: Call (780) 428-6611 or book online (CLICK HERE) using block code 20190409CAN (Reservation deadline: ASAP)

Secondary Hotel: Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre (11830 Kingsway NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 3J5)

Reservation Information: Call (888) 747-4114 or (780) 454-5454 or book online (CLICK HERE


Transportation from Airport: N/A (self transport)

Transportation from Hotel to Venue:

  • Yellow Cab will transport players from hotel to the Royal Glenora and from there shuttles every 30 minutes to Edmondon Squash Club
  • Yellow Can "flat rate card" for those who wish to take a cab to their hotel from the airport, etc. - CLICK HERE

 

Wine & Cheese Party - Friday April 12th, 2019 at 6PM
Location: Pool Patio
Who: Casual social event for all parents, coaches and referees to the event (adults only)
Cost: FREE

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