Thursday October 11th – Sunday October 14th 2018 in Malmö, Sweden
The tournament is expected to commence on Thursday October 11th 2017 at 16.00 hrs
for categories with more than 32 participants.
Other categories will commence Friday October 12th at 09:00
Monday, September 10th 2018
The Nordic Junior Squash Open 2018 is open to players of any nationality under the age of 19, 17, 15, 13 and 11 (u11 is not an ESF ranking category) on the final day of the tournament provided the player is not banned under the ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines. There will be a maximum draw of 64 players per category. A player can enter only one category.
All players must have an active, paid-for SPIN (Squash Player Identification Number) to participate. This can be obtained from www.worldsquash.org/spin
MNA:s (Member National Associations) will be sent a list of all entries from their respective country for endorsement. Only entries endorsed by the MNA will be accepted. By endorsing the players, the MNA confirms that they will make sure that all relevant people (including coaches, managers and players) are aware of the ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines and their requirements as well as the rules for this tournament..
GROUP/INDIVIDUAL entries can be made by using the attached entry form. Please send it by e-mail it to:
The Club Malmoe IF
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org – Please mark e-mails with subject: NJO2018 entry and federation
Phone: +46 40 621 04 30
The Package fee must be paid by bank transfer (net of bank charges) to:
Account Name: The Club Malmoe IF
SWIFT/BIC Code: SWEDSESS
IBAN: SE30 8000 0821 4992 4620 7782
Please mark payment clearly with: NJO2018 and federation.
In case of withdrawal, fees will be reimbursed according to, ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines, section E.
ESF, WSF & PSA ranking points
Categories under 13, 15, 17 and 19 will earn ranking points to the ESF junior ranking.
Category under 19 will also earn ranking points to the WSF junior ranking and PSA World Ranking
Hyllie Sportcentre Bollspelsvägen 3, 216 25 Malmö, +46 40 377 800 5 courts
The Club Malmoe, Stadiongatan 60, 217 62 Malmö +46 40 621 04 30 7 courts
Transportation will only be provided from Malmö Hyllie Station (which is the first stop after Copenhagen Airport and closest to the squash club). This station is only 10 minutes from Copenhagen Airport.
Participants will only be picked up if they notify the tournament organizers of their arrival times before Monday, 24th September.
There will be a bus transfer’s service between hotels and venues for all purchased a tournament package including hotel.
DRAWS AND SEEDINGS
The seeding and schedules will be published on www.nordicjunioropen.com
The seeding and draw will be carried out using the ESF Junior Rankings valid at the tournament closing date, in accordance with the ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines.
All matches will be played as best of five games with PAR 11 scoring to 2 clear points.
All players will be guaranteed a minimum of three scheduled matches.
All positions in the categories will be played out.
ESF approved balls will be used in all matches.
All players will be expected to mark and referee matches.
Wearing of approved eye protection on court is mandatory at all time. Players will not be allowed to compete without approved eye protection.
There will be trophies and prize money awarded in the U19 boys and girls categories. In all other categories, there will be trophies and gift prizes.
Players enter and play in the tournament at their own risk. Neither the organizers nor the ESF or WSF accept any responsibility for injury arising from participating in the event. Players must arrange their own insurance.
The tournament organizers will publish draws, results, stories, photos and videos and streaming of players at venue and hotel. As this is part of the tournament rules, the organizer will deem that players and their parents have accepted these regulations by entering the tournament.
The event follows the European Squash Federation that can be found on http://www.europeansquash.com/file/803778/?dl=1
|ESF PENALTIES from ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines section E.
§E.4.a If a player makes a late withdrawal from a tournament (2 days or less before the start date), a doctor’s certificate confirming injury/illness must be provided to avoid penalties. The medical certificate (with a translation in English) must clearly state the player’s name, date of birth and the nature of the illness/injury; the certificate must cover the date of the relevant tournament and must be sent to the ESF office no later than two days after the final day of the tournament (email: email@example.com; fax +44 1424 774879). Any player making a late withdrawal not supported by a medical certificate will receive zero points for the tournament which will count as one of their 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically unless the ESF office receives a doctor’s certificate within two days of the tournament finishing.
§E.4.b If a player has entered a tournament and fails to turn up, he/she will receive zero ranking points for the tournament. These zero points will count as one of the player’s 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically.
§E.4.c If a player fails to play out all scheduled matches for any reason other than illness or injury, he/she will receive zero ranking points for the tournament. Illness or injury must be verified by the tournament director and, if possible, by medical certificate sent to the ESF office within two days of the tournament finishing. If zero points are awarded, the points will count as one of the player’s 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically.
If a player commits this offence for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she will be banned from the ESF Junior Circuit for a period of 12 months.