Current Information

IMPORTANT DETAILS:

SQUASH CANADA ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENTS TO THE 2019 CANADIAN JUNIOR OPEN
---> NEWS RELEASE

SQUASH CANADA APPORTERA DES AMÉLIORATIONS AU CHAMPIONNAT CANADIEN JUNIOR 2019
---> COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE

 


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The Canadian Junior Open (CJO2019) is a part of the WSF & PSA Satellite Tours, enabling U17/U19 players to accumulate ranking points. As such, all U17/U19 players (optional for U13/U15 players) are required to have a WSF SPIN number that are to be purchased directly from the WSF before registering for CJO2019. 

To purchase your WSF SPIN number - click here.

Details will be provided closer to the event on how to access the following:

SEEDINGS (PRELIMINARY):

WELCOME LETTER:

ENTRANTS LIST / START TIMES: 

DRAWS / SCHEDULES:

LIVE STREAMING: 

LIVE SCORING VIA CLUB LOCKER:

SOCIAL MEDIA: Search for @squashcanada and don't forget to use #CJO2019 #juniorsquash
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HOST CLUB


SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS

       


OTHER SPONSOR

Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Tournament Chair: Matt Easingwood
** To book practice court time please email Matt (no charge & booked on a first come first serve basis)

Tournament Referee: Greg van Staveren

Squash Canada contact: Geoffrey Johnson
** To request a letter of invitation for Visa purposes, please email info@squash.ca

Host Club:

Categories: 

  • Girls U13, U15, U17, U19
  • Boys U13, U15, U17, U19

Event Dates: 

  • Friday December 6th to Tuesday December 10th, 2019
    • All boys categories must be prepared to start play as early as 10am on Friday December 6th
    • All girls categories must be prepared to start play as early as 8am on Saturday December 7th
Start Times & Match Scheduling Requests:
  • Will not be considered due to the size of the event and limited court availability
  • Players must be prepared to go on court a minimum 15 minutes prior to their next match.
    • Players and Coaches/Parents are encouraged to follow previous match scores via Club Locker Live Scoring to assist with match preparation.

Registration Information: 

  • Overall cap of 352 players
    • Girls U13/U15/U17/U19 - cap is 32 players
    • Boys U13/U15 - cap is 48 players
    • Boys U17/U19 - cap is 64 players
       
  • Wait List - A waiting list will be accepted if registrations reach the age category cap and/or total cap of 352 players, whichever comes first.  As space becomes available, the following general principles will be used in priority sequence:
    • Fill a draw of a category
    • Higher ranked players
    • Earliest wait list request
       
  • Registration will be closed sooner if the overall cap is reached prior to the entry deadline
Registration Fee - Options: 
  • OPTION #1: FULL PACKAGE: $185 + $24.05 HST = $209.05 CAD
    • Includes entry fee, tournament souvenir and three superb buffet meal tickets
       
  • OPTION #2: BASIC PACKAGE: $125 + $16.25 HST = $141.25 CAD
    • Includes entry fee only
       
  • Additional Meal Tickets - may be purchased from White Oaks staff during the event
    • White Oaks will substitute Vegan or Gluten Free dietary options for those who have food restrictions by making request when meal ticket is presented to the server.
    • White Oaks may be able to substitute Halal dietary options for an extra fee for some meals 

Registration - Entry Prerequisite: 

  • All Boys and Girls U17/U19 participants must have a WSF SPIN number to participate.
  • All Canadian athletes must be a current member of a Provincial/Territorial Squash Association. 

Key Dates / Deadlines:

  • Early Registration Opens: Tuesday September 3rd at Noon EST
    • Canadian Players Only - based on Canadian Rankings as at July 3rd, 2019
    • Note: Players eligible for Early Registration will be notified by email.
      • Boys U19 - Top 20 players
      • Boys U17 - Top 16 players
      • Boys U15 - Top 16 players
      • Boys U13 - Top 12 players
      • Girls U19 - Top 12 players
      • Girls U17 - Top 16 players
      • Girls U15 - Top 16 players
      • Girls U13 - Top 12 players
  • Early Registration Closes: Monday September 23rd at Noon EST
     
  • Registration Opens: Tuesday September 24th at Noon EST
    • Canadian & International Players (based on first come first serve)
  • Registration Closes: Thursday November 14th at Noon EST
     
  • Preliminary Seeding by: Wednesday November 20th
  • Final Seedings by: Tuesday November 26th
  • Welcome Letter & General Information by: Friday November 29th
  • Start Times by: Monday December 2nd
  • Draws/Schedules by: Wednesday December 4th

Registration via Club Locker: Click Here

Entrants List: Click Here

Registration Deadline: 

  • Early Registration Opens: Tuesday September 3rd at Noon EST

    • Canadian Players Only - based on Canadian Rankings as at July 3rd, 2019

      • ​To view a list of age eligible players - Click Here

    • Note: Players eligible for Early Registration will be notified by email.

      • Boys U19 - Top 20 players

      • Boys U17 - Top 16 players

      • Boys U15 - Top 16 players

      • Boys U13 - Top 12 players

      • Girls U19 - Top 12 players

      • Girls U17 - Top 16 players

      • Girls U15 - Top 16 players

      • Girls U13 - Top 12 players

  • Early Registration Closes: Monday September 23rd at Noon EST

  • Registration Opens: Tuesday September 24th at Noon EST

    • Canadian & International Players (based on first come first serve)

  • Registration Closes: Thursday November 14th at Noon EST

REGULATIONS

 


The Canadian Junior Open (CJO2019) is a part of the WSF & PSA Satellite Tours, enabling U17/U19 players to accumulate ranking points. As such, all U17/U19 players (optional for U13/U15 players) are required to have a WSF SPIN number that are to be purchased directly from the WSF before registering for CJO2019. 

To purchase your WSF SPIN number - click here.

 

IMPORTANT: All Canadian athletes must be a current member of a Provincial/Territorial Squash Association. 
 


ATHLETE ELIGIBILTY

All competitors must be under 19, 17, and 15 or 13 years of age as of the final day of the Canadian Junior Open Championships, as appropriate for the category they have entered.

All competitors in the Canadian Junior Open Championships must be members in good standing of their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, or the National Association of their residence.

Notwithstanding a competitor may be a member in good standing with their respective Provincial/Territorial Squash Association and Squash Canada, or the National Association of their residence, 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.

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).

To illustrate, the format for different draw sizes are:

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

SCHEDULING OF MATCHES

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

Allocated Time per Match:

Under 13 / Under 15                                                                                Under 17 / Under 19
Prior to Quarterfinals - 35 minutes                                                          Prior to Quarterfinals - 35 to 40 minutes
Quarterfinals - 40 minutes                                                                       Quarterfinals – 45 to 50 minutes;
Semi-Finals, 3/4 playoffs and finals – 40 to 45 minutes                         Semi-Finals, 3/4 playoffs and finals – 50 to 60 minutes                                                                                                      

Rest Time (guidelines):

  • 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.

 


POLICIES


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.
  • 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. 
CODE OF CONDUCT
 
Squash Canada's Code of Conduct shall be in full force and effect.
** Players are expected to play all scheduled matches.  It is a violation of the Code of Conduct to default a match without acceptable explanation.
 
DRESS CODE

All participants must adhere to Squash Canada's Clothing Regulation - Click Here
Participants are encouraged to have identification of country representation on game wear clothing

EYEGUARD POLICY

Eyeguards are mandatory for all participants. Please review Squash Canada Eyeguard Policy and WSF Approved Eyeguards.

OFFICIATING / PLAYER REFEREES

Squash Canada makes every effort to provide Certified Officials for matches but when required players may be required to referee and when asked the winning player must adhere to the request. 
If you are unsure as to whether you must referee the next match please confirm with Court Control and/or the Tournament Referee.

CANADIAN RANKINGS POLICY REGARDING WITHDRAWALS & DEFAULTS

DEFAULTS:  During the Event or once the draws are public 
Any player who defaults from a match or fails to show up for a match once the tournament draws are made posted/public will lose points to their opponent.  The player who defaults from a match or fails to show for a match will automatically lose 12 points in the rankings.  Their opponent will gain 12 points for the default or no show (or the appropriate head to head points and only if a replacement match is not played.). 

NOTE: Once draws are posted/public, there is no appeal for the first defaulted match and the loss of points will be automatic and cannot be given back regardless of a doctor’s note. No further points will be lost for the rest of the defaults.

Once a player defaults a match the player may continue in the next round of the tournament based the following guidelines:

1.   A player is temporarily injured, cannot play a certain match so self-defaults, but is able to compete the next match/day.
2.   A player is temporarily sick, cannot play a certain match so self-defaults, but is able to compete the next match/day.
3.   A player is defaulted by the referee due to illness, cramp or other.

If a player is defaulted from a match by the referee because of behavior issues the player may not continue in the tournament.

WITHDRAWALS: Prior to the event and before the draws are made public
A player can withdraw from a tournament prior to the draw being made public without the loss of ranking points and there is no need for a doctor’s note.

For the Canadian Junior Open, Squash Canada reserves the right to refuse future entries in cases where a pattern of defaults and/or withdrawals are evidenced.

Accommodations Information for 2019 Canadian Junior Open

If you are planning to participate in 2019, please note that White Oaks Resort & Conference Centre is SOLD OUT for Thursday and Saturday night as well as the tournament room block is also full.

OR

Comfort Inn has rooms available at a cost of $109.99 per night - to book please call (905) 687-8890 and reference "Canadian Junior Open" to get discounted rate

OR

A block of  rooms across the QEW at the Holiday Inn has been set up. To book rooms at the Holiday Inn Express please call 1-800-465-4329 and request the group code "CJS" or book online (CLICK HERE) by going to the link and then scroll to the check in/check out date sections and the group code/room block will show up after you input Dec 6, 7, 8 or 9th Check-in and Dec.7, 8, 9, or 10th Check-out.  Rooms are held until October 28, 2019. If guests try to book after the cut-off date, the link will not work, and this special rate will also no longer be available. Room space is based on hotel availability at the time of booking, to avoid disappointment, please book early!  Rates are as follows: $149 + tax (Friday), $179 + tax (Saturday), $129 + tax (Sunday to Tuesday).

OR

A block of rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn has been set up.  To book your rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn please call 1-905-984-4200 and request CJB19 to recieve the special rate or book online (CLICK HERE) using the booking code CJB19.  Rate is $139 + tax per night.

Guest Rooms MUST have a Parent, Guardian or Chaperone (18 years of age or older) present to check-in and for duration of stay.  As all of our Guests' experience is important to us, we kindly request that noise levels are kept to a minimum.  Noise disturbance to other Guests may result in a fine and/or eviction from the hotel property.


Closest International Airport: Toronto Pearson (YYZ)

Ground Transportation

From Airport:
The closest Canadian International airport is Toronto Pearson International (YYZ) which is approximately 112km from the White Oaks Resort.  The host are not responsible for making ground transportation arrangements.  Ground transportation can be arranged by an airport shuttle service at Niagara Airbus.  Host Committee is not responsible for making ground transportation arrangements.

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) in the USA is 60 km from The Club at White Oaks.  For non USA international participants, take note that there is a border crossing from USA to Canada and that landing in the United States may require a USA Visa for citizens of certain nations.

From White Oaks Resort: If staying at host hotel, the host and squash courts are together in facility

From Hilton Garden Inn / Holiday Inn Express / Staybridge Suites:  Located 1.4 km from White Oaks Resort.  Shuttle service may be provided.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday
December 5th

Check-in & Court Control
Location: Racquetball Court Two

4:00PM to 8:00PM

Friday
December 6th

Check-in & Court Control
Location: Racquetball Court Two

8:00AM to 8:00PM

Saturday
December 7th

Check-in & Court Control

Location: Racquetball Court Two

7:30AM to NOON

Sunday
December 8th

Squash Ontario Wine & Cheese Event
Location: Lower Squash Courtview Lounge (by Court 3)
* Open to all parents, coaches & volunteers

5:00PM

Monday
December 9th
TBA  

Tuesday
December 10th

Award Ceremony
* Schedule To Be Determined & Emailed To Participants *

TBA

 

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