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Canadian Junior Closed Championships – April 23-26, 2020

Cedar Hill Squash Club & St. Michaels University School, Victoria, BC

The club was created in 1991 and operates out of the Cedar Hill Recreation Centre boasting four Singles squash courts.  In addition, St. Michaels University School will support the event with four additional Singles squash courts.  “The Cedar Hill Squash Club and St. Michael’s University School are excited to host the 2020 Canadian Junior Closed Championships,” stated Ben Uliana, Tournament Chair and Cedar Hill Squash Club Head Pro.  “Victoria has hosted this event two times since 2000.  This is the best time of year to visit Victoria, and Victoria is honoured to watch the best Junior Squash in the country!” 


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WSF SPIN # REQUIREMENT
The Canadian Junior Closed 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 the Canadian Junior Closed.

To purchase your WSF SPIN number - click here.

 

Squash Canada strongly recommends completing the Online Officials Exam for players in the U15, U17, U19 categories. To complete the Online Officials Exam - 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:

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HOST CLUBS

        

 


SQUASH CANADA PARTNERS

       


OTHER SPONSOR

      

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

Tournament Chair: Ben Uliana / Ian Sefton
** To book practice court time please email Ben

Tournament Referee: Jimmy Valliere
Assistant Tournament Referees: John Roche / Christina Yap

Squash Canada contact: Geoffrey Johnson
 

Host Clubs:

Categories: 

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

Registration Fees:

  • Basic Package (Option 1): $145.00 + $7.25 GST = $152.25
    • Includes Entry Fee and Saturday Pasta Buffet Dinner
  • Full Package (Option 2): $165.00 + $8.25 GST = $173.25
    • Includes Entry Fee, Tournament Souvenir and Saturday Pasta Buffet 
Entry Deadline: Wednesday April 1st at Noon EST
 
Playing Schedule (Tentative & Subject to Change):
  • Thursday April 23rd - 9AM to 7PM
  • Friday April 24th - 9AM to 7PM
  • Saturday April 25th - 9AM to 7PM
  • Sunday April 26th - 8AM to 1PM
Entry Prerequisite: 
  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 appropriate for the category they have entered.
  3. Boys & Girls in U17/U19 -- must have a WSF SPIN # (details below)

The Canadian Junior Closed 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 the Canadian Junior Closed.

To purchase your WSF SPIN number - click here.

Squash Canada strongly recommends completing the Online Officials Exam for players in the U15, U17, U19 categories
To complete the Online Officials Exam - Click Here



Key Dates/Deadlines:
  • Entry Deadline - Wednesday April 1st, 2020 at Noon EST
  • Preliminary Seedings Review Period - By Friday April 10th
  • Final Seedings Published - By Wednesday April 15th
  • Start Times Published by Monday April 20th
  • Draws Published - By Tuesday April 21st
 

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 
  • 2nd - 7 points 
  • 3rd - 6 points 
  • 4th - 5 points
  • 5th - 4 points
  • 6th - 3 points
  • 7th - 2 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

Entrants List: Click Here

Categories: 

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

Registration Fees:

  • Basic Package (Option 1): $145.00 + $7.25 GST = $152.25
    • Includes Entry Fee and Saturday Pasta Buffet Dinner
  • Full Package (Option 2): $165.00 + $8.25 GST = $173.25
    • Includes Entry Fee, Tournament Souvenir and Saturday Pasta Buffet 
Entry Deadline: Wednesday April 1st at Noon EST
ATHLETE ELIGIBILITY

Only Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada (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 31 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, and 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.

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 
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. Squash Canada Tie Breaking Policy - Click Here

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

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
 
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.
 

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 eleven (11) points. At 10-all players must win by two clear points.
 

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 - Click Here
** Players are expected to play all scheduled matches.  It is a violation of the Code of Conduct to default a match without acceptable explanation and documentation.
 
DRESS CODE

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

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/losing 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.

Host Hotel:


  463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC

Reservation Information:

  • Call 1-800-663-7550
  • Booking Code: APR20SQUASH
  • $169.00 per night plus applicable taxes (self parking for $12.00 per night)
  • Reservation Deadline: March 22, 2020

Transportation from Airport: Airport Shuttle Service

Transportation from Hotel to Venue: Scheduled shuttle service will be available


Hertz Car Rentals: when a car is rented for the Junior Nationals
The code works now! Here is the procedure:
 
1. Go to www.hertz.ca
2. Set pick-up location to "Victoria International Airport" (YYJ)
3. Pick desired dates
4. Click on "Enter a Discount or Promo Code"
5. Enter 2195149 into "Discount/CDP/Club Code" box
6. Click on "Leisure" trip
7. Click book as a guest to select your vehicle 
 
Discount will automatically be applied at this point.
Note: Discount is up to 30% off depending on dates and vehicle type.

Pasta Buffet for Players
Location: Cedar Hill Squash Club
When: Saturday April 25th - 4pm to 6pm


Who: Players & Officials

Cost: N/A

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