The 36th. annual YONEX ALBERTA SERIES continues with the fifth tournaments being held April 6-8 at The Royal Glenora Club in Edmonton. Each tournament will feature an OPEN category, leading to waterfall in B, C, D, should the entry size warrant such.
SCHEDULED SERIES EVENTS:
#1 Edison Badminton Centre, Okotoks: 20-21-22 October 2017
#2 The Glencoe Club, Calgary: 8-9-10 December 2017
#3 B-Active Badminton Club, Edmonton: 26-27-28 January 2018
#4 Derrick Golf & Winter Club, Edmonton: 9-10-11 March 2018
#5 Alberta Championships, Royal Glenora Club, Edmonton: 6-7-8 April 2018
#6 Alberta Series FINALS at Gao's Badminton Tao, Calgary: TBA Spring 2018
FORMAT – Main and Full Feed In consol draw only format will be used. Athletes losing in the main draw up to the quarter-finals will be dropped into Full Feed-In consol draw. Everyone is guaranteed two matches per event.
ENTRY FEES – 1 event - $45.00 per player; 2 or 3 events - $65.00 per player. All fees include feather shuttles & 5% GST. Badminton Alberta has been issued a Goods and Services Tax business number (12647 3495). Each participant will receive one souvenir dry-fit shirt, regardless of the number of tournaments entered. On-line payment must be made at the time of registration. Badminton Alberta is set-up to receive payment through PayPal. Entries received without payment will be deleted. It is the responsibility of each player to ensure payment has been received by the registration deadline.
ENTRY DEADLINE – entries are due no later than 6:00 pm MST (midnight GMT) at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the tournament. Timed draws will be post on www.badmintonalberta.ca by 1:00 PM on the Wednesday prior to the tournament. Late entries will not be accepted by the On-line registration system or through the office.
ELIGIBILITY - All participants must be affiliated individually as a Competitive Member ($67) with Badminton Alberta or be a member in good standing with another provincial badminton association. Badminton Alberta membership will be verified at the time of On-line registration and available if required.
EVENTS - Players may enter a maximum of three events, one singles, one doubles and one mixed doubles.
AWARDS – A maximum of $27,500 in prize money will be paid (including $10,000 prize purse for Alberta Series Finals), with each tournament featuring a minimum of $2,500.00 in prize money payable to the winners, finalists and semi-finalists of the ‘A’ events. As the total entry for each tournament increases, so does the value of prize money.
Prize money per tournament6
# of total entries
$2,500 -- Fewer than 45 entries
$2,750 -- Between 46 and 55 entries
$3,000 -- Between 56 and 65 entries
$3,250 -- Between 66 and 75 entries
$3,500 -- Greater than 76 entries
The prize money will initially be split evenly among the five disciplines, with a sliding scale being implemented to encourage a strong entry.
A separate prize pool of $10,000 will be distributed at the Alberta Series Finals, which only Alberta athletes are eligible to contest. Athletes/pairs must play in a minimum of three tournaments to be eligible for selection to the Series Finals.
YONEX POINTS – Winners and finalists in the Consol event will be awarded B Yonex Product Points. Credit holders can purchase sponsor merchandise once they have enough credits. Players will be able to purchase what they want, when they want or save up for something substantial like a new racquet. Athletes may not earn product points and prize money in the same event. When the size of draws permit the opportunity, athletes will receive prize money and the corresponding product points will be unclaimed.
SCHEDULE – Play commences at: Friday 5:30 PM – singles; Saturday 9:00 AM – men’s and women’s doubles; Saturday 3 PM – mixed doubles; Sunday 9:00 AM - play continues in singles and doubles if required. Schedule is subject to change, based on size of entry and availability of courts.
SHUTTLES – YONEX feather shuttles supplied for all matches. Quantity of shuttles may be limited if abnormal use is experienced.
SERIES RANKINGS – Continued for 2017-18 Yonex Alberta Series ranking point standings will be calculated and post following event tournament. These rankings will be maintained separately for singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The final Yonex Alberta Series Rankings will be based on an athlete’s best four of six results from the YONEX Alberta Series tournaments, including the Alberta Championships.
CLOTHING - "Coloured clothing" rule in effect at all venues, unless otherwise specified.
REFEREE & DRAW MASTER– Jeff Bell (403) 297-2722. Draw times available at 1:00 PM the Wednesday prior to the tournament
TOURNAMENT RULES – Three-minute on-court warm-up. Ten-minute default rule will be in effect. BWF rally point scoring format will be utilized. Active coaching will not be permitted. Coaching will only be allowed during the two minute break between the second and third game. The sixty-second break will be respected between all first and second games, without coaching support. Only coaches fully certified at NCCP Comp Intro Regional will have access to the Field of Play. Further explanation available here.
ENTRY PROCEDURE – Enter on-line at www.badmintonalberta.ca
Additional information can be obtained by contacting:
60 Patterson Blvd SW, Calgary, AB T3H 2E1
Tel. (403) 297-2722 / Fax (403) 297-2706