Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

 

 

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REGULATIONS
2017 Yonex Canadian Masters Badminton Championship
April 3-8, 2017



VENUE
Venue Name: Red River College, North Gym (Notre Dame Campus)
Venue Address: 2055 Notre Dame Ave. Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J8

WEBSITE
http://masters2017.ca 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mastersbadminton2015/

CONDITIONS
The competition is open to all athletes who are members in good standing with their country, provincial, state or territorial association (please see “Player Registration” information at the bottom of these regulations). The competition will be conducted under the official rules of Badminton Canada and the Badminton World Federation. 
Foreign players must show proof of membership or affiliation with their national governing body at the time of Registration. There will be an additional $25 fee for Non-Canadian association participants. For further information on this fee, please see the explanation at the bottom of these regulations. 
cipants d’une association non canadienne. Pour plus d’informations à propos de ce supplement, svp continuez au bas des regulations. 

ORGANIZATION
Organizing Committee Co-Chairs / Présidents:
Co-Chair: Terry Porayko Email: Terryporayko@hotmail.com, Tel.: 204-481-3411
Co-Chair: Orlando Athayde, Email: Athayde@shaw.ca, Tel.: 204-930-1652
Ryan Giesbrecht, Email: ryan@badminton.mb.ca; Tel.: 204-925-5621


REFEREE 
Ian Lagden-ianlagden@cogeco.ca 

Badminton Canada:
Jordan-(613) 569-2424 ext. 102, Email: jordan@badminton.ca

PRACTICE TIMES
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Venue Name: Red River College, North Gym (Notre Dame Campus)
12:00 PM-5:00 PM

REGISTRATION
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park at 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0K5
11:00 AM-10:00 PM 
Any athletes not registering during the above times are asked to register at the venue at least 1 hour before their first match.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Monday, April 3, 2017-8:30 AM-8:00 PM-All age groups (except 30+), early rounds
Tuesday, April 4, 2017-8:30 AM-8:00 PM-Continuation of play, 30+early rounds
Wednesday, April 5, 2017-8:30 AM-5:00 PM-Continuation of play
Thursday, April 6, 2017-8:30 AM-8:00 PM-Continuation of play
Friday, April 7, 2017-8:30 AM-8:00 PM-Semi-final rounds
Saturday, April 8 2017-9:00 AM-4:00 PM-Final rounds main draw and consolation 

SOCIAL EVENTS
Sunday, April 2, 2017 Opening Reception & Registration @ Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park at 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0K5
7:00-10:00PM

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Theme Night (To Be Revealed in February 2017) @ Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park at 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0K5
Cocktails 6:00 PM, Dinner 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 8, 2017 Closing Banquet (Semi Formal) @ Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park at 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0K5
Dinner time for closing banquet will be updated on the website

Weekday Pub Nights @ King’s Head Pub (excluding Wednesday); 120 King St in the Exchange District
Each day will have a different theme (pool, darts, etc.) and tournament participants will enjoy free admission and discounts on select menu options!

EVENTS
Athletes are eligible by age as of the first day of competition (April 3, 2017).
Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events will be offered in 40+ and every 5 year increment to a maximum of 85+. Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events will be offered in 30+ at a 10 year increment to a maximum of 40+. Singles, doubles, and mixed doubles events will be offered in 85+ if there are 5 entries or more in that discipline.

Draws with consolation will be offered for events with 5 or more players/teams.

Round robin format will be used for any events with 3 or 4 players/teams.
Events with only 2 players/teams will be played as a final.

Athletes 65+ may enter a maximum of 5 events provided that 3 events are in their own age group.
Athletes 40-64 may enter a maximum of 4 events, provided at least one event is in their own age category. 
Athletes 30-39 may enter a maximum of 3 events, all in their own age category. 
Participants are restricted to a maximum of 2 events per discipline across any age category. 

SHUTTLECOCKS
Official shuttles will be YONEX feather shuttle.
Shuttles will be provided for all matches

ENTRY FEE
$205 on-line payment is required at the time of on-line registration (includes Opening Reception, Theme Night & Closing Banquet). Non-Canadian association participants will be charged an extra $25 fee for entering a tournament. 
Additional social package for spouses or non-players (includes Sunday reception, Wednesday Dinner/Dance and Saturday Closing Banquet) $135 payable with player's entry fee. 

ENTRY DEADLINE
The entry deadline is Friday, March 3rd, 2017 @ 11:59pm EST. Unpaid entries will not be included in the draws.
Badminton Canada is utilizing the Badminton Tournament Planner software which requires all athletes to enter on line.
LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Entries received via mail, fax or regular email will not be accepted.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY
Refunds are provided less a 20% administration fee to entrants who withdraw prior to the entry deadline of the event. After the deadline, but prior to the draws being made, refunds are provided less a 50% administrative fee. Refunds will not be provided after the draws are made. 
Full refunds will be made for injuries that make it impossible for an athlete to compete provided documentation from a doctor is provided.

PRIZES
Medals will be provided to event winners, finalists and winners of consolation draws.

SEEDING
Seeding and draws will be delegated to a masters seeding committee that is overseen by Badminton Canada.FAVORIS
Les favoris et les feuilles de tirage seront la responsabilité du comité des semis des maîtres dirige par Badminton Canada.

RULES
The 21-Rally Point scoring format will be utilized. Two-minute warm-up and ten minute default will be strictly enforced.
The use of protective eyewear is strongly recommended during play.

COACH CERTIFICATION
All coaches must comply with the Badminton Canada Coaching Certification Policy. You can find the policy here-http://www.badminton.ca/page/31585/Policies. 


HOTEL
Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park at 1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3G 0K5 
1-888-332-2623 (Quote 2017 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships)
Special Rate of $119.00
• Includes Free Daily Breakfast for 2 people, Free Parking, Free Wifi, Free Shuttle to/from Airport & Free Shuttle to Competition Venue
• All Official Banquets and Registration Desk will be located at this hotel

Reservations: 
The 2017 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship’s special $119.00 room rate can be booked as follows:
- Calling the hotel directly @ 1-888-332-2623 and mention 2017 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships

Reservations must be received by February 18, 2017

SHUTTLE SERVICE 
A shuttle bus will be provided from the host hotel only. If not staying at the host hotel, players must find their own transportation to venue.
Parking at Red River College is limited and on a first-come first serve basis at a rate of $2/hour 8AM-5PM and free on weekends.

WAIVER OF RIGHTS
I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all claims for damages I may have against Badminton Canada, any of its member organizations, the host venue, and their respective agents, members of staff, for any and all injuries which may be suffered by me, through accident or negligence, in conjunction with my competition and attendance at all related activities of this event. I accept the above terms from the time of online entry until the completion of the tournament.
PLAYER REGISTRATION
On June 1, 2016 Badminton Canada migrated to a closed or locked tournament registration environment. The new Badminton Canada environment requires that all players (including “International Players”, which are defined below) meet three requirements, all of which must be met before tournament registration will be permitted. These are
1. All players must be defined within the Badminton Canada Player Database (have a valid Player ID)
2. All players must have an account within the Badminton Canada domain which is both active and confirmed
3. All players must have a valid 2016-2017 Membership

This change could affect:
a. Canadian players who only play Masters tournaments in Canada
b. Canadian players who play Masters tournaments in Canada and elsewhere
c. Non-Canadian players who regularly play tournaments within Canada
d. Non-Canadian player who only play the Canadian National Masters Championship

1- Canadian players who only play Masters tournaments in Canada
These players will need to ensure that they have a valid “National” level membership from their home province prior to attempting to register for the 2017 Canadian National Masters Championships. It is assumed that they currently have a valid 2016-2017 membership at some level within their home province and are not using a generic Tournament Software account which no longer has access to Badminton Canada tournaments.
2- Canadian players who play Masters tournaments in Canada and elsewhere-
These players also need a valid “National” level membership from their home province prior to attempting to register for the 2017 Canadian National Masters Championships. However, there is an added complication for these players as the generic Tournament Software accounts which are required to enter tournaments in other countries no longer permit access to Badminton Canada events. Badminton Canada suggests that these players not link their existing Tournament Software accounts to the Badminton Canada domain but instead create completely new accounts for use within Canada and maintain their existing Tournament Software accounts for use Internationally.

3- Non-Canadian players who regularly play tournaments within Canada-
These players must already have valid 2016-2017 membership in the Canadian province in which they compete. Badminton Canada recommends that if they do not already have a “National” level membership that they upgrade their existing provincial membership to “National” level.

4- Non-Canadian player who only play the Canadian National Masters Championship-
For players in this situation, Badminton Canada has created a special membership category entitled “International Player” to permit these players to meet the tournament registration requirements of the closed/locked Badminton Canada domain without the requirement to purchase a provincial membership. See explanation below.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYER MEMBERSHIP
The Badminton Canada International Player Membership is specifically designed to ensure that out of country players are able to register for the Canadian National Masters Championships. This is the sole purpose of this membership. 
To purchase an International Membership a player should meet the following criteria:
a. Be 30 years old or older on January 1, the year of the Canadian National Masters Championship in which they wish to play.
b. Do not have an existing membership from any province within Canada
c. Reside outside of Canada
d. Do not intend to play any additional tournaments in Canada during the year.

As previously stated, purchasing an International Player membership for any other purpose may result in forfeiture of fees paid.
If you have questions about this membership, please contact John Russell, Badminton Canada Player Database Administrator at john_russell@rogers.com