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2022 YONEX Western Senior Elite - Alberta Open - A Division
Dates: to
Week:1
Group:National - Senior Elite
Category:A Division
City:Calgary, AB
Country:Canada
Entry deadline:2021-12-10
Website:

Regulations

2022 YONEX Western Senior

Elite VENUE/LOCATION: ClearOne Badminton Centre 1853 120 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T3K 0S5
403.265-3886

PHONE: 613-748-5674

EMAIL/EMAIL: jdawson@badminton.ca

WEBSITE:

www.badminton.ca DATES/DATES:
January 7-9, 2022

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Badminton Canada reserves the right to limit the size of the draws due to COVID-19 restrictions. These limitations will be communicated at the close of registration.
December 13, 2021 @11:59 PT.
Unpaid entries will not be included in the Draws.
No ate entries will be accepted.

DEADLINE:
Badminton Canada has the right to limit the number of entries per draw due to the COVID
restriction. These limitations will be communicated at the close of registrations. Registration will be limited to 160.
December 13, 2021 @ 11:59pm PT.
Unpaid entries will not be included in the draw.
No late registration will be accepted.

FEES:
The entry fee of $150 per player "A" events or $100 per player "B" events must be made
online.
There is a COVID-19 management fee of $10.
There will be an additional $25 fee for Non-Canadian association participants.

FEES:
The tournament fee is $150 per each athlete in event "A" or $100 per athlete in event "B".

There is a $10 COVID-19 management fee.
Late registrants are subject to a $25 fee.

EVENTS:
"B" events will be held in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles for both the MAIN DRAW, and consolations.
Consolations will be held for all competitors defeated in their first-round match of the Main Events. It will be the responsibility of each athlete to notify the Draw Desk, within 30-minutes of their opening round defeat if they do NOT wish to participate in Consolation. Consolation rounds offered time permitting.
All players in the "A" event will receive National Ranking points related to their placing in the MAIN DRAW. All players in the "B" event will receive Provincial Ranking points to their placing in the MAIN DRAW. Badminton Canada will be utilizing the Tournament Software online registration system.

EVENTS:
The B Division events will be held in singles, doubles and mixed doubles and consolations.

Consolations will be organized for all competitors defeated in their first round match of the main events. It will be the responsibility of each athlete to notify the office of the draw, within 30 minutes of losing in the first round, if they do not wish to participate in the consolation. The consolation rounds will be offered this time permits.
All players in the draw will receive national ranking points related to their ranking in the main draw.
Badminton Canada will use the Tournament Software online registration system.

REFUNDS:
Refunds are provided to participants, less a 25% administration fee, who withdraw prior to the entry deadline of the competition.
After the entry deadline, but before the Draws are made, refunds are provided less a 50% administration fee.
Refunds will not be provided for withdrawals after the Draws have been made.
Refunds will not be provided to those who fail to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test result no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the competition.

REFUND/WITHDRAW PENALTY:
Refunds are provided to participants, less the 25% administration fee, who withdraw before the competition registration deadline.
After the registration deadline, but before the draws are made, refunds are provided for the administration fee of 50%.
Refunds will not be provided for withdrawals after draws have been made.
No refund will be given to those who do not provide proof of vaccination or a negative antigen test result no later than 72 hours before the start of the competition.

PRIZES:
Awards for winners of Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles.

PRIZE MONEY:
Prize money for the 2022 YONEX Western Senior Elite will be based on a sliding scale, as follows: # Players Entered "A" Prize Money "B" Prize Money <49 $0.00 $0.00 50-55 $3,266 $1,563 55-65 $3,563 $1,719 66-75 $3,859 $1,875 76-85 $4,156 $2,031 86-95 $4,453 $2,344 96+ $4,750 $2,500

Prize Money distribution will follow the regulations as per Badminton

Canada's General Competition Regulations Appendix D.

SEEDING and DRAWS: "A" (Open) seeding will be done by Badminton Canada's Senior Seeding Committee and Draws according to the Badminton Canada General Competition Regulations. "B" Seeding and Draws will be executed by Badminton Alberta.

EVENTS:
"A" (Open) events will be held in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles: -If there are at least 50 players entered in the "A" Tournament, prize money will be distributed on a sliding scale.

Refer to the PRIZE MONEY section of the Regulations for the breakdown.
-If there are 49 or less players entered in the "A" Tournament, no prize money will be distributed

-All players entered in the "A" Draw will receive National Ranking Points related to their placing

-Players entered in the "A" category may not register into any "B" events "B" events will be held in Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles:
-If there are at least 50 players entered in the "B" Tournament, prize money will be distributed on a sliding scale. Refer to the PRIZE MONEY section of the regulations for the breakdown.
-If there are 49 or less players entered in the "B" Tournament, YONEX product points will be distributed instead of prize money
-Players entered in the "B" category may not register into any "A" events. Badminton Canada will be utilizing the Tournament Software online registration system.
Consolations for both "A" (Open) and "B" will be held for all competitors defeated in their first-round match of the main events. It will be the responsibility of each athlete to notify the Draw Desk, within 30-minutes of their opening round defeat if they do NOT wish to participate in consolation. Consolation rounds offered time permitting.

SELECTIONS AND DRAW: Selections made by the Badminton Canada Triage Committee.

Draws made according to the General Rules for BCan Competitions.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Chair: Jeff Bell Organizer: Badminton Alberta Referee: TBA Badminton Canada: Janice Dawson, Sport Programs Officer (jdawson@badminton.ca / 613-748-5674)

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: Friday – 10am Start Saturday – 9am Start Sunday – 9am Start Due to COVID-19 the tournament will be closed to spectators.

TOUNAMENT RULES:
The 21-Rally Point scoring format will be utilized.
Three-minute (3') warm-up and ten-minute (10') default will be strictly enforced. The use of protective eyewear is strongly recommended during play.

RULES:
21-rally Point scoring
format. Three minutes (3') of warm-up and ten minutes (10') by default is strictly enforced. The use of goggles is recommended during the game. CONDITIONS OF

PARTICIPATION: All participants in Senior Elite Series tournaments must be registered members of Badminton Canada or a Member Association of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and provide their member ID upon online registration.

The registration fee to become a member of Badminton Canada will be an annual fee (Sept 1-August 31) and you must be a registered member in good standing with a Badminton Canada provincial membership organization in order to be a registered member of Badminton Canada. *Non-Canadian association participants will be charged an extra $25 fee for entering a tournament.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION All participants in Elite Series tournaments must be members of Badminton Canada or a member association of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and give their membership ID when registering online.


The registration fee to become a member of Badminton Canada is the annual fee (September 1 to August 31) and you must be a registered member in good standing with a provincial Badminton Canada organization in order to be a registered member of Badminton Canada.
*Participants from a "non-Canadian" association will be charged an additional $25 fee to enter the tournament.
The maximum number of participants will be determined at the close of registration for the
event. If the maximum entry is exceeded, priority will be given to players/teams ranked on the Canadian national team. After the national team, priority will be given to players based on their date of entry into the tournament. Doubles and mixed teams will be considered based on the two partners' latest entry

COACH CERTIFICATION: All coaches must comply with the Badminton Canada Coaching Certification Policy. COACHING CERTIFICATION
All coaches must comply with the Coaching Certification Policy.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: TBA

PRIVACY The Participant (and the Participant's parent/guardian if applicable) authorize ClearOne Badminton Centre, Badminton Alberta, and Badminton Canada (collectively the "Organization") to collect and use personal information about the Participant for the purpose of receiving communications and the purposes described in each Organization's policies relating to privacy.

CONSENT TO USE PERSONAL INFORMATION The Holder (and the Registrant's parent/guardian, if applicable) authorizes ClearOne Badminton Centre, Badminton Alberta, and Badminton Canada (collectively the "Organization") to collect and use personal information about the Registrant in order to receive communications and for the purposes described in each organization's privacy policies.

PHOTO
The Participant (and the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) grants permission to the Organization to photograph and/or record the Participant's image and/or voice on still or motion picture film and/or audio tape, and to use this material to promote the sport, the Organization, and/or the Organization's Activities through social media, newsletters,
websites, television, film, radio, print and/or displays. The Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) understands that they waive any claim to remuneration for use of audio/visual materials used for these purposes. Permission may be withdrawn at any time by contacting either Organization's Privacy Officer. The Privacy Officer will advise the implications of such withdrawal.

PHOTO
The owner (and his/her parent/guardian, if applicable) authorizes the organization to photograph and/or record his/her image and/or voice on a fixed or cinematographic film and/or audio tape, and to use this material to promote the sport, organization and/or activities of the organization through social media, newsletters, websites, television, films, radio, print media and/or exhibitions. The Holder (or the Parent/Guardian of the Holder, if applicable) understands that he/she waives any claim for remuneration for the use of audio/visual material used for these purposes. Permission may be withdrawn at any time by contacting the privacy officer of either organization. The Privacy Officer will inform you of the consequences of such a withdrawal.

ASSUMPTION OF RISK

1. The Participant is voluntarily participating in the sport of badminton and the spectating, orientation, instruction, activities, competitions, programs, and services (collectively the "Activities") of Badminton Canada and Badminton Alberta. These organizations and their respective Directors, Officers, committee members, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facilities in which the Activities take place, and representatives (collectively the "Organization") are not responsible for any injury, personal injury, damage, property damage, expense, loss of income or loss of any kind suffered by a Participant during or as a result of the Activities and/or, when the Participant is the age of majority or older, when caused by the negligence of the Organization.

RISKS

The Activities have foreseeable and unforeseeable inherent risks, hazards and dangers that no amount of care, caution or expertise can eliminate, including without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life. These risks include: (a) Executing strenuous and demanding physical techniques;
(b) Vigorous physical exertion, strenuous cardiovascular workouts and rapid movements;
(c) Exerting and stretching various muscle groups;
(d) The failure to properly use any piece of equipment or from the mechanical failure of any piece of equipment;
(e) Spinal cord injuries which may render the Participant permanently paralyzed;
(f) Serious injury to virtually all bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and other aspects of the Participant's body or to the Participant's general health and well-being;
(g) Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures, or dislocations;
(h) Concussion or other head injuries, including but not limited to, closed head injury or blunt head trauma;
(i) Physical contact with other participants, spectators, equipment, and hazards;
(j) Contact with a racquet, shuttlecock, net, or the court;
(k) Not wearing appropriate safety or protective equipment;
(l) Failure to act safely or within the Participant's own ability or within designated areas;
m) Travel to and from competitive events and associated non-competitive

events which are an integral part of the Activities 3. The Organization may offer or promote online programming (such as webinars, remote conferences, workshops, and online training) which have different foreseeable and unforeseeable risks than in-person programming. These risks include privacy breaches, hacking, technology malfunction or damage.
4. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is extremely
contagious. The Organization has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the Organization cannot guarantee that the Participant will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, participating in the Activities could increase the Participant's risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease.
5. The Organization may be negligent, which may include failure by the Organization to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect the Participant from the risks, dangers and hazards associated with participation in the
Activities.

TERM
6. In consideration of the Organization allowing the Participant to participate in the Activities, the Participant agrees:
a) That the Participant is not relying on any oral or written statements made by the Organization or their agents, whether in a brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities;
(b) That when the Participant practices or trains in their own space, the Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) is responsible for the Participant's surroundings and the location and equipment that is selected for the Participant;
(c) That the Participant's mental and physical condition is appropriate to participate in the Activities and the Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) assumes all risks related to the Participant's mental and physical condition;
(d) To comply with the rules and regulations for participation in the Activities;
(e) To comply with the rules of the facility or equipment;
(f) That if the Participant observes an unusual significant hazard or risk, the Participant will remove themselves from participation and immediately bring their observations to a representative of the Organization;
(g) The risks associated with the Activities are increased when the Participant is impaired and the Participant will not participate if impaired in any way;
h) That it is the Participant's (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) sole responsibility to assess whether any Activities are too difficult for the Participant. By the Participant commencing an Activity, the Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) acknowledges and accepts the suitability and conditions of the Activity;
(i) That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and the Participant may be exposed to, or infected by, COVID-19 and such exposure may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, or death; and
j) That the Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) is responsible for choosing the Participant's safety or protective equipment and the secure fitting of that equipment.

DISCLAIMER
7. When the Participant is the age of majority or older, the Participant assumes all risks arising out of, associated with or related to, participation in the Activities and waives any and all claims that the Participant may have now or in the future against the Organization. The Participant, when the age of majority or older, accepts and fully assumes all such risks and possibility of personal injury, death, property damage, expense and related loss, including loss of income, resulting from participation in the Activities.
8. When the Participant is the age of majority or older, the Participant forever releases and indemnifies the Organization from any and all liability for any and all claims, demands, actions, damages (including direct, indirect, special and/or consequential), losses, actions, judgments, and costs (including legal fees) (collectively, the "Claims") which the Participant has or may have in the
future, that might arise out of, result from, or relate to, participation in the Activities, even though such Claims may have been caused by any manner whatsoever, including but not limited to, the Organization's negligence, gross negligence, negligent rescue, omissions, carelessness, breach of contract and/or breach of any statutory duty of care of the Organization.
9. The Organization is not responsible or liable for any damage to the Participant's vehicle, property, or equipment that may occur as a result of the
Activities. This Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law of the Province of Alberta and if any portion thereof is held invalid, the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. The Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees to file any lawsuit against the Organization in the Province of Alberta and further agrees that the substantive law of the Province of Alberta will apply with regard to conflict of law rules.

ACCEPTANCE OF RISK

1. The Participant voluntarily practices badminton and participates in the activities, competitions, programs and services of Badminton Canada (collectively the "Activities") and Badminton Alberta. These organizations and their directors, directors, committee members, members, employees, coaches, volunteers, officials, participants, agents, sponsors, owners/operators of the facilities in which the activities take place, and its respective representatives (collectively "the organization") are not responsible for any injury, property damage, expenses, loss of income or losses of any kind suffered by a participant during or as a result of the activities. and/or, when the participant is of legal age or older, when they are caused by the negligence of the risk 2 organization. The activities involve foreseeable and unpredictable inherent risks and hazards that are unavoidable, including, but not limited to, the risk of serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and death. These risks include: (n) Performing demanding and tiring physical techniques;
(o) Intense physical exertion, intense cardiovascular training sessions and rapid movements;
(p) Exercise and stretch for various muscle groups;
(q) Misuse of equipment or mechanical failure of equipment;
(r) Spinal cord injuries that may result in permanent paralysis of the participant;
(s) Serious injury to almost all of the participant's bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and other parts of the body or to the participant's overall health and well-being;
(t) Abrasions, sprains, strains, fractures or dislocations;
(u) Concussions or other head injuries, including but not limited to closed head injuries or blunt head injuries;
(v) Physical contact with other participants, spectators, equipment and possible hazards;
(w) Contact with a racket, steering wheel, net or field;
(x) Not wear appropriate safety or protective equipment;
(y) Failure to act safely or within the capabilities of the participant or in designated areas;
(z) Travel to and from tournaments and related non-competitive events that

are an integral part of activities 3. The organization may offer or promote online programs (such as webinars, remote conferences, workshops, and online training) that present predictable and unpredictable risks that are different from those of in-person programs. These risks include privacy breaches, hacking, technological failures or damage.
4. The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization and COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The organization has put in place preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, the organization cannot guarantee that the participant will not be infected with COVID-19. In addition, participation in activities may increase the participant's risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other contagious disease.
5. The organization may be negligent, which may include failing to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect the participant from the risks, hazards and hazards associated with participating in the
activities.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

6. In consideration of the organization allowing the Participant to take part in the Activities, the Participant agrees: (k) That the Participant shall not rely on any oral or written statement made by the Organization or its agents, whether in a brochure or advertisement or in individual conversations, to agree to participate in the Activities;
l) That when the participant trains or practices in his/her own space, the participant (or the participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) is responsible for the participant's environment and the location and equipment that is selected for the participant;
m) That the participant's mental and physical state is appropriate to participate in the activities and that the participant (or the participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) assumes all risks related to the participant's mental and physical state;
n) Comply with the rules of participation in activities;
o) Respect the rules of the installation or equipment;
(p) That if the participant observes an unusual significant danger or risk, he withdraws from participation and immediately makes his observations to a representative of the organization;
q) The risks associated with the activities are increased when the participant is weakened and will not participate if he or she is weakened in any way;
r) That it is the sole responsibility of the participant (or the participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) to assess whether certain activities are too difficult for the participant. By starting an activity, the participant (or the participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) acknowledges and agrees to the relevance and conditions of the activity;
s) That COVID-19 is contagious in nature and that the participant may be exposed to or infected with COVID-19 and that such exposure may result in injury, illness, permanent disability or death;
t) That the participant (or the participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) is responsible for the selection of the participant's safety or protective equipment and the secure attachment of such equipment.

WARNING
7. When the participant is of legal age or older, the participant assumes all risks arising from his participation in the activities, associated with or related to them, and waives any claim that he may have, now or in the future, against the organization. The Participant, when of legal age, fully accepts and assumes all risks and possibility of injury, death, property damage, expenses and related losses, including loss of income, resulting from participation in the activities.
8. Where the Entrant is of legal age or older, the Entrant shall forever release and indemnify the Organization from any and all claims, demands, actions, damages (including direct, indirect, special and/or consequential), losses, actions, judgments and costs (including legal fees) (collectively, the "Claims") that the Entrant has or may have in the
future, that may arise from or result from participation in or in relation to the activities, even though such claims may have been caused in any way, including, but not limited to, by the negligence of the organization, gross negligence, negligent rescue, omissions, recklessness, breach of contract and/or breach of a legal duty of care of the organization.
9. The organization is not responsible for any damage to the participant's vehicle, property or equipment that may occur as a result of the
activities. This Agreement is designed to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law of the Province of Ontario and if any part of this Agreement is found to be invalid, the remainder will, notwithstanding, continue to be in full force and effect from its legal effect.
The Participant (or the Participant's parent/guardian, as applicable) agrees to bring any legal action against the Organization in the Province of Ontario and further agrees that the substantive law of the Province of Ontario applies with respect to conflict of laws rules.

STATUS OF ACTIVITIES The Participant is voluntarily participating in the sport of badminton and the spectating, orientation, instruction, activities, competitions, programs, and services (collectively the "Activities") of the Club, the Member, and/or Badminton Canada ("collectively the Organization").

The Participant (and the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization has the discretion to cancel any scheduled Activities. The Organization has no responsibilities to the Participant (including refunding registration fees or paying for any costs associated with travel) if an Activity is canceled or postponed by the Organization or for any other reason including a public health or safety issue.
The Participant (and the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization has the discretion to modify the structure of any Activities due to a public health or safety issue, which may include removing specific disciplines or age groups from a competition, changing a competition format, or changing the manner in which individuals become eligible to participate.
The Participant (and the Participant's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization may implement and enforce guidelines for participation that may include 'Return to Play' protocols or the wearing of personal protective equipment by Participants (and their parents/guardians, if applicable). The Organization has the discretion to remove any Participant (and their parents/guardians, if applicable) who does not comply with the Return to Play protocols or wear personal protective equipment. When required, the Participant is responsible for providing his or her own personal protective equipment.

STATUS of Activities The incumbent voluntarily participates in the sport of badminton and the performance, orientation, instruction, activities, competitions, programs and services (collectively the "Activities") of the club, member and/or Badminton Canada (collectively the "Organization").


The Registrant (and the Licensee's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization has the discretion to cancel any planned
activity. The organization has no liability to the registrant (including reimbursement of registration fees or payment of costs associated with travel) if an activity is cancelled or postponed by the organization or for any other reason, including a public health or safety concern.
The Licensee (and the Licensee's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization has the discretion to change the structure of any activity due to a public health or safety issue, which may include removing specific disciplines or age groups from a competition, changing the format of a competition, or changing the manner in which individuals become eligible to participate.
The Registrant (and the Licensee's parent/guardian, if applicable) agrees that the Organization may implement and enforce entry guidelines that may include "Return to Play" protocols or the wearing of personal protective equipment by The Holders (and their parents/guardians, if applicable). The organization has the discretion to remove any registrant (and their parents/guardians, if applicable) who does not comply with re-play protocols or does not wear personal protective equipment. If necessary, the holder is required to provide his or her own personal protective equipment.