USA BADMINTON 2013 JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL TRIALS DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY FORM HERE 1. Introduction a. The Junior International Trials is used to select Junior athletes to represent USA at the 2013 World Junior Championships (Oct 24-Nov 2, Bangkok, Thailand), Pan American Junior Championships (Jul 21-28, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) and other International Junior competitions or other training projects which require national qualification. b. Athletes desiring to compete in an Individual event(s) in any age group must submit a JIT entry form including those events, even if not competing for the Team(s). Please note: There is no USAB funding designated for this International event. c. The Trial results will be used for the rank order of the players/teams and be submitted to the Badminton Pan America Confederation or the BWF. d. The Trial results will generate junior ranking points and will affect ranking in future national events. 2. Team Size a. World Junior Championships i. Team Event: 4 boys and 4 girls. ii. Individual events: U19 only: 3 Boy’s Singles, 3 Girl’s Singles, 2 Boy’s Doubles, 2 Girl’s Doubles, and 3 Mixed Doubles (Note this is subject to Badminton World Federation allocation) b. Pan Am Junior Championships i. Team Event: 4 boys and 4 girls. ii. Individual events: U19, U17, U15, U13, and U11 age groups: Each age group can have 4 Boy’s Singles, 4 Girl’s Singles, 2 Boy’s Doubles pairs, 2 Girl’s Doubles pairs, and 4 Mixed Doubles pairs. (Note this is subject to Badminton Pan America Confederation allocation). c. USA Badminton, through the Selection Committee reserves the right to add up to 2 boys and 2 girls as reserve players for both the World Juniors and Pan American Juniors Teams. 3. Trial Date and Schedule Friday Feb 15 : 3.00 – 6.30 pm Registration, practice courts available Friday Feb 15: 7.00 - 7.45 pm Players/parents meeting Friday Feb 15: 7.45 – 8.30 pm Coaches meeting Saturday Feb 16: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm Registration, Tournament Play Sunday Feb 17: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm Registration, Tournament Play Monday Feb 18: 9.00 am – 8.00 pm Registration, Tournament Play Tuesday Feb 19: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm Tournament Play – plan your flights accordingly It is the intention that all events will start on the first day. Players must be available for all hours on each of the four days – plan your flights home accordingly! Address questions to Chris Lawrence, CCclawrence@aol.com. Each player may enter a maximum of 3 events. Players cannot play in more than one Singles event, one Doubles event (Boys or Girls), and one Mixed Doubles event. Deadline: Entries must be received by January 8th, 2013. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Completed entry forms and checks must be sent to Chris Lawrence, 7 Oak View Terrace, Franklin, MA 02038 4. Host Los Angeles Badminton Club 10410 Valley Boulevard El Monte, CA 91731 Website: www.labadmintonclub.com 5. Format All events will be Pool Play per USA Badminton Regulations followed by playoffs (where applicable). USAB’s pool play rules require that an athlete must complete all of his/her pool matches in order to be credited with a final group position and to have the chance to move on to any playoff round. 6. USAB Membership and US Citizenship a. Athletes must be members in good standing with USA Badminton at the time of registration. b. Players are responsible for providing proof of current USAB membership and US citizenship. 7. How to Qualify for the 2013 Junior International Trial Qualification by Junior Ranking as of 1/8/13 will be used for entry into the JIT for the first time this year. The size of each event will be capped at 8, 16, or 32 (best sizes for pool play) based on the size of the event in the last three years. Each of four regions will get at least one slot in the draw for each event subject to the requirement described below. The four regions are: a) SoCal Region; b) NoCal Region; c) Northwest and Midwest Region; and d) Northeast and Southern Region. The event cap sizes are as follows: [TABLE] [TR] [TD]U11 BS – 16 U13 BS – 16 U15 BS – 32 U17 BS – 32 U19 BS - 16[/TD] [TD]U11 GS – 8 U13 GS – 16 U15 GS – 16 U17 GS – 16 U19 GS – 16[/TD] [TD]U11 BD – 8 U13 BD – 16 U15 BD – 16 U17 BD – 16 U19 BD – 16[/TD] [TD]U11 GD – 8 U13 GD – 8 U15 GD – 8 U17 GD – 8 U19 GD – 8[/TD] [/TR] [TR] [TD]U11 MX – 8 U13 MX – 16 U15 MX – 16 U17 MX – 16 U19 MX – 16[/TD] [TD]U11 MX – 8 U13 MX – 16 U15 MX – 16 U17 MX – 16 U19 MX – 16[/TD] [TD="colspan: 2"][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] If the overall entry is lower than expected and court time permits, then the caps in select events may be increased from the numbers given above as determined by the Tournament Director, Referee, and Junior Ranking Group (JRG). Any US citizen may enter provided that they are under the age limit on 12/31/2013. Both players in a doubles pair must submit separate entry forms. In doubles events no partner requests will be processed. All entries and checks must be received by January 8th, 2013. By January 15th, 2013 the Junior Ranking Group (JRG), the Trial Referee, Chris Lawrence with the JIT coordinator, Johanes Susanto will ascertain if any events have more entries than the cap and will finalize the accepted entries for each event. If the number of entries for a particular event is too large based on the cap size, then the JRG will use Junior Rankings as of 1/8/13 to determine the entries that can be accepted into the event, subject to region representation as described below. When this result in no representation from one of the four geographical areas defined above, the JRG will examine the ranking list for that event and accept the highest ranked player/pair from the missing geographical area(s) who entered that event. This player/pair will replace the lowest ranked player/pair from the regions with sufficient representation. A player/pair will not be substituted into an event in this manner unless they have a ranking of at least 16 in an event capped at 8, or ranking of 32 in an event capped a 16, or a ranking of 50 in an event capped at 32. A doubles pair consisting of players from different regions shall be considered as representation for both regions. In general, JIT is not an entry level tournament for novice players. Therefore, a player with no ranking is considered a novice. If an event has not filled its cap, and a player documents experience e.g, a player who was ranked the year before but has been out of country he/she will be considered by JRG for an otherwise unfilled entry slot. Players are strongly encouraged to enter even if their current ranking falls below the cap e.g., a player ranked 24 for an event capped at 16, since players with a higher ranking may choose not to enter due to a scheduling conflict, injury, lack of interest etc. If a player is not accepted into JIT because of capping then the entry fee and deposit will be refunded. 8. Entry Fee $40 per player per event (maximum of 3 events consisting of one Singles event, one Doubles event (Boy’s or Girls), and one Mixed Doubles event. Additional fees of $40 and $3 are required for all participants applied towards the USAB Junior Coaching Fund and Junior Rankings fund, respectively. 9. Deposit a) Initial team deposit shall be set at $100 for each player and is required to be submitted as a separate check along with the completed entry form and entry / coaching fee / ranking fee check. Upon qualifying for the team, an additional $200 is required with a written or electronic acceptance to play. b) The $100 deposit shall be forfeited if a player is called upon to play in either an individual or team event and refuses to participate regardless of the final position attained in JIT. c) Both the $100 and $200 deposit shall be forfeited if a player accepts the offer to play but subsequently withdraws from either the individual or team event in the World Junior Championships or Pan American Junior Championships. d) If the qualified athlete accepts the international invitation, the $100 deposit shall be applied to entry fees into the Pan American Junior Championships and/or World Junior Championships, and towards the hotel, uniform and any other expenses deemed necessary by the USAB Junior Advisory Group. e) If the athlete is not called upon to play in the team then the $100 deposit check shall be destroyed. 10. General Requirements Failure to comply with the following requirements will result in the removal of the athlete from the U.S. delegation: a) Athletes must have paid all outstanding invoices to USAB at least 30 days prior to submission of the entry forms to the Pan American Junior Championships and/or the BWF World Junior Championships. b) Athletes must have signed and returned the USA Badminton Code of Conduct Agreement and the Parental/Guardian Permission and Liability agreement at least 30 days prior to submission of the entry forms to the Pan American Junior Championships and/or the BWF World Junior Championships. c) Athletes participating in the Pan American Junior Championships must meet all eligibility requirements for participation under the Badminton Pan American rules and must comply with all regulations for the event. d) Athletes participating in the World Junior Championships must meet all eligibility requirements for participation under the Badminton World Federation rules and must comply with all regulations for the event. e) All team players participating in the team events are required to participate in a USAB team training camp at the location specified by USAB. The U19 team training camp is tentatively scheduled to be held in Northern California. f) All players participating in these events must stay at the official hotels designated for each event while family members can stay elsewhere. 11. Selection Committee The Selection Committee will be comprised of: Chair of the Junior Advisory Group USAB Director, Coaching & High Performance Junior International Tournament Coordinator Head Coach Individual Event Team Manager 12. Team Event Selection Process (U19 and U17 only) a) USA Badminton reserves the right to revoke selection of an athlete at USA Badminton’s sole discretion. b) The 2013 JIT winners of GS, BS, GD, BD, and XD from JIT are selected first. c) Doubles pairs are selected together. If one athlete of a winning Doubles pair is unable to compete, the other athlete is consequently not selected (but may be selected by step 4 below). d) If for either boys or girls, the above procedure does not yield enough athletes, the Singles runner-up is selected next. e) If for either boys or girls the above procedure does not yield enough athletes, then sufficient additional athletes are to be selected in the order of their JIT scoring total based on their two best events – Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles using the scoring formula as follows:In the event of a scoring tie with fewer spots available, the singles head-to-head result in JIT will be used to select the next player. Each 1st Place = 30 points Each 5th Place = 3 points Each 2nd Place = 15 points Each 6th Place = 2 points Each 3rd Place = 7.5 points Each 7th Place = 1 point Each 4th Place = 5 points Each 8th Place = 1 point f) If there is no singles head-to-head result, then the Boys or Girls Doubles head-to-head JIT result will be used. g) In the case of neither a singles nor doubles head-to-head result being available then the Mixed Doubles head-to-head JIT result will be used. i) If there is still a tie, then a coin toss(es) will be used to select among the tied athletes. h) Any remaining Team spots vacant after all the U19 JIT results are exhausted will be filled by the Selection Committee from among the U17 winner(s) or from the top 8 boys/girls in the National Junior Ranking. i) The Pan American and World Junior Championships Teams may be different. 13. Individual Event Selection Process (U19, U17, U15, U13 and U11)a) USA Badminton reserves the right to revoke selection of an athlete at USA Badminton’s sole discretion. b) Team members receive no priorities regarding their entries into the individual competitions. c) Doubles teams qualify as a pair – if one athlete of a Doubles pair rejects selection or is unable to compete, then the athlete’s partner is consequently de-selected in that event also. d) The top 4 finishers in singles will be selected. If there are any openings, then players will be selected according to their singles rank order from the 2013 JIT results. e) The top 2 pairs in each Boy’s Doubles and Girl’s Doubles event, and the top 4 pairs in each Mixed Doubles event will be selected. If there are any openings, then players will be selected according to their doubles rank order from the top 8 (eight) 2013 JIT results in doubles and Mixed Doubles. f) If all the Trial results/ranking for a given age group doubles event have been applied and there are still additional spots available, then the Selection Committee has the discretion to select either re-formed pairs, or pairs from lower age groups according to their rank order finish from the 2013 JIT, or from the top 12 boys/girls in the National Ranking System as of 1/8/13 for an event. g) Reformed pairs i) Reformed pairs will only be used at the Selection Committee’s discretion. ii) If there is a vacant position(s) after the top eight pairs have been offered positions, the Selection Committee may decide to use reformed pairs from that event or to select from lower age group players who competed in 2013 JIT to select complete pairs. Players from the top eight teams whose partners opted not to play, may recombine. Recombined pairs shall be prioritized for selection according to their total scores in that event, based on the point system detailed in (12e). iii) Once the reformed pair is formed and accepted, it is final. iv) If there are no remaining top eight ranked players for that event, then reformed pairs can be made for those players already going to the Pan American Junior Championships or BWF World Junior Championships but not playing in that event. The ranking shall be based on the formula in Section 12e. 14. Penalty After acceptance of an offer to participate in either the Pan American Junior Championships or the BWF World Junior Championships, withdrawal for any reason other than a documented medical condition precluding play shall result in forfeiture of all deposits and removal from both the Pan American Junior Championships and BWF World Junior Championships. 15. Injury a) In the case of injury arising after an athlete has been selected, but prior to departure, the Selection Committee reserves the right to revoke selection of the athlete if, in the Committee’s sole discretion, the athlete’s or the team performance will be compromised. The Selection Committee reserves the right to select a player/pair based on the criteria above to replace the injured athletes. b) An injured player whose selection has been revoked according to (a) above may petition the Selection Committee for reinstatement providing that he/she provides all of the following: 16. Communication of Acceptance Athletes who qualify for the team or individual events must adhere to the following: Confirm acceptance by email to Johanes Susanto – 2013 Junior International Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a $200 deposit (check made payable to USA Badminton, see section 9) to Johanes Susanto. Check must be received no later than March 31st, 2013. Note that verbal acceptance is unofficial communication. Failure to provide written acceptance and to send the additional deposit check by the specified date will lead to the athlete’s removal from the delegation and replacement by the next available athlete based on the applicable selection process defined above. 17. Key dates and Information January 8th, 2013: Entry deadline for JIT. All entry forms and checks must be received by Chris Lawrence by this date. Also the ranking date for determination of accepted entries. January 15th, 2013: Accepted entries for each JIT event will be published on USAB website, US Junior Website, USAB Facebook and/or Los Angeles Badminton Club website. January 27th, 2013 – JIT Open Draw. Withdrawal before draw date: Entry fee and coaching / ranking fees will be forfeited but the $100 deposit will be returned. Withdrawal after draw date: Each of the entry fee and coaching / ranking fees along with the $100 deposit will be forfeited. 18. 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