ANNOUNCING SQUASH CANADA SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE U.S. JUNIOR OPEN 2019

2019-08-03

ANNOUNCING SQUASH CANADA SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE U.S. JUNIOR OPEN 2019 – Keys --> Register ASAP, Sept. 10 Canadian Deadline

As per the notice below, US Squash has made a recent entry policy change to the 2019 U.S. Junior Open.  Specifically:

  1. Entries by non-U.S. countries will be limited to 8 players per division.
  2. Non-U.S. entries will require an endorsement from the player's National Governing Body

Previously, there was no limitation on the number of Canadian entries in any one division, and National Governing Body endorsement was not a requirement.  In recent years there have been more than 8 Canadian players in certain age divisions.

Squash Canada has therefore developed a Selection Policy to outline the player eligibility requirements for Squash Canada endorsement and the process by which the association will decide which eight players per division will receive endorsement in cases where there are more than eight eligible players who express interest in participating in the event.

In order for an eligible player to be considered for selection to the U.S. Junior Open, a player must be duly registered for the event online by 4:00 am EST on Tuesday, September 10th.  Visit the tournament information page.

US Squash’s online registration will require that non-U.S. players pay their entry fee which will immediately place the player on a waitlist. Paying the entry fee starts the eligibility process, but the entry is not complete or approved until the player receives an endorsement from Squash Canada and sends his or her age verification document (passport) to US Squash.

The Squash Canada Selection Policy details what happens, i.e. in the case where:

  1. Eight or fewer eligible players have registered for a particular division, Squash Canada will endorse each of the entries.
  2. More than eight eligible players have registered for a particular division, Squash Canada will use specified criteria to select which eight athletes it will endorse.  Players will be advised by September 18 if they have been endorsed so that there is ample time to make arrangements.

Key messages – review the Selection Policy, and if a player from Canada is interested in participating in the U.S. Junior Open, they should register online as soon as possible and no later than September 10th to be considered, and must await word from Squash Canada to learn if they have been endorsed.

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