2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships U.S. Championship


Tournament Dates: 12/20/2014 - 12/23/2014

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
Yale University (Directions)
70 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT
Facility Phone:
Contact (click name to email): US Squash: tournaments@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: 212-268-4090

Divisions: Check Starting Times




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CURRENT NEWS

Online Draws Now Available!

Players can now view the full draws online by clicking "View Draw" next to their age division on the tournament information page. 

Tournament Transportation

US Squash will provide shuttles to the squash venues throughout the tournament.  Shuttles will originate from the front of the Yale Squash Center (Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT), across the street from the Courtyard Marriott, and will run directly to each venue.  If you are staying at the Omni Hotel, there will be an hourly shuttle between the hotel and the Yale Squash Center. For those wishing to walk, please note that The Omni Hotel is only 6 blocks and less than a ten minute walk to the Yale Squash Center.  The shuttle schedule will be posted online shortly and will also be available at the  New Haven Courtyard Marriott, the Omni Hotel and at all of the squash venues.  

Approximate shuttle distance from the Yale Squash Center:


Trinity College 60 Minutes ( Sat and Sun only)
Choate Rosemary Hall: 45 Minutes ( Sat, Sun & Monday)
Wesleyan University: 60 minutes ( Sat & Sun only)

2014 U.S. Junior Open Shuttle Schedule

 

Abandoning Matches and 2015 USJO Eligibility

As a reminder, players must complete all scheduled matches throughout the tournament.  Players abandoning the tournament prior to completion of their final match may be restricted from participating in the 2015 U.S. Junior Open.  

If a player is unable to finish the tournament due to injury or other exceptional circumstance, the player may receive permission from the Tournament Director to waive the 2015 restriction.

 

PAST NEWS UPDATES

12.18.14 - Online Draws Now Available!

Players can now view the full draws online by clicking "View Draw" next to their age division on the tournament information page. 


12.16.14 - Final Player Seeding & Player Start Times

Please click below to view final player seeding and player start times for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships. Player can find their start times adn venue next to their name on the document. 

2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Final Seeding and Player Start Times

 

12.12.14 - Division Start Times Now Available!

BU11  - Wesleyan -  SAT  -  1:40pm
BU13  - Wesleyan -  SAT  -  9:00am
BU15  - Choate -  SAT -  9:45am
BU17  - Trinity/Yale -  SAT -  8:00am
BU19  - Yale -  SAT -  10:40am
GU11  - Wesleyan -  SAT -  10:45am
GU13  - Wesleyan -  SAT -  11:55am
GU15  - Choate -  SAT -  8:00am
GU17  - Trinity/Yale -  SAT -  9:20am
GU19  - Yale -  SAT -  10:00am

 

12.10.14 - PRELIMINARY SEEDING 3 & SEEDING PETITION INFORMATION

Please click below to view Preliminary Seeding 3 for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships.  If you would like to give your comments on the seeding, we encourage you to visit the SEEDING PETITION FORM listed below.  As a reminder, each version of the preliminary seeding is not final.

This petition period is until 9:00pm EST on Friday, December 12th.  The only feedback on seeding that will be accepted will be via the online link - we will not accept any emails or phone calls. Please state the division you are petitioning, the player(s), and evidence as to why there should be a change (past international tournament results, match history, etc.). Note that even if a petition has been filed, US Squashmakes all final judgements on seeding for this event, and your request may not be fulfilled.

2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 3

Preliminary 3 Seeding Petition Form
- Link Removed



12.5.14 - PRELIMINARY SEEDING 2 & SEEDING PETITION INFORMATION

Please click below to view Preliminary Seeding 2 for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships.  If you would like to give your comments on the seeding, we encourage you to visit the SEEDING PETITION FORM listed below.  As a reminder, each version of the preliminary seeding is not final.

This petition period is until 9:00pm EST on Sunday, December 7th.  The only feedback on seeding that will be accepted will be via the online link - we will not accept any emails or phone calls. Please state the division you are petitioning, the player(s), and evidence as to why there should be a change (past international tournament results, match history, etc.). Note that even if a petition has been filed, US Squashmakes all final judgements on seeding for this event, and your request may not be fulfilled.

2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 2

Preliminary 2 Seeding Petition Form - Link Removed

12.2.14 - PRELIMINARY SEEDING 1 RELEASED & SEEDING PETITION INFORMATION

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships.  If you would like to give your comments on the seeding, we encourage you to visit the SEEDING PETITION FORM listed below.  As a reminder, the preliminary seeding is not final.

The first petition period is until 9:00pm EST on Wednesday, December 3rd.  The only feedback on seeding that will be accepted will be via the online link - we will not accept any emails or phone calls. Please state the division you are petitioning, the player(s), and evidence as to why there should be a change (past international tournament results, match history, etc.). Note that even if a petition has been filed, US SQUASH makes all final judgements on seeding for this event, and your request may not be fulfilled.

2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 1

Preliminary 1 Seeding Petition Form
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11.25.14 - Tournament Transportation Update


US Squash will provide shuttles to the squash venues throughout the tournament.  Shuttles will originate from the front of the Yale Squash Center (Payne Whitney Gymnasium, 70 Tower Parkway, New Haven, CT), across the street from the Courtyard Marriott, and will run directly to each venue.  If you are staying at the Omni Hotel, there will be an hourly shuttle between the hotel and the Yale Squash Center. For those wishing to walk, please note that The Omni Hotel is only 6 blocks and less than a ten minute walk to the Yale Squash Center.  The shuttle schedule will be posted online shortly and will also be available at the  New Haven Courtyard Marriott, the Omni Hotel and at all of the squash venues.  

Approximate shuttle distance from the Yale Squash Center:
Trinity College 60 Minutes ( Sat and Sun only)
Choate Rosemary Hall: 45 Minutes ( Sat, Sun & Monday)
Wesleyan University: 60 minutes ( Sat & Sun only)

2014 U.S. Junior Open Shuttle Schedule

11.21.14 - Projected Venue Assignments Now Available!

Please see below for the projected Venue Assignments for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships.  Please note that these assignments are not final and are subject the change.

SATURDAY

U11 - Wesleyan
U13 – Wesleyan
U15 – Choate
U17 – Trinity & Yale
U19 – Yale

SUNDAY

U11 – Wesleyan & Yale
U13 – Wesleyan & Yale
U15 – Choate
U17 – Trinity & Yale
U19 – Yale

MONDAY

ALL – Yale & Choate

TUESDAY

ALL - Yale

11.14.14 - Cut List Now Available!


The 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Cut List is now available on the US Squash website.  Click on the Tournament Home Page and then select "View Entrants."  To view the waitlist order, please go to the Tournament Home Page
and click on the "Recent News" section.

To view the waitlist order, please click below:

2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Waitlist Order
 
NOTE: In divisions with over 128 players, only 124 players have gained entry into the tournament.  The remaining 4 players to gain entry into the event will be notified by 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, November 18, 2014.  This is to allow a grace period for any potential registration errors.

Tournament Schedule:
 
Saturday, December 20, 2014: All players need to be available starting at 8:00am EST.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014: All players need to be available until 4:00pm EST.

Cut List:
The Cut List for this tournament will be made available by 9:00pm EST on Friday, November 14, 2014.  The Cut List uses the rankings calculation from 11/12/14.  Divisions may be restricted in size due to court constraints and tournament logistics.  US Squash maintains final discretion on all tournament matters.

Division Start Times:
Division Start Times indicate the earliest possible match time a player can expect to play within their division and will be available by 9:00pm EST on Friday, December 12, 2014.

Player Start Times:  
Player Start Times indicate the first match time for each player and will be available by 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

Draw Availability:  
Main Draws will be available online by 9:00pm EST on Thursday, December 18, 2014.


Seeding Process & Timeline:
U.S. Player Seeding will be taken from the 11/26/14 Rankings Calculation.

Preliminary Seeding #1: Will be released on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by 9:00pm EST.  There will be a petition period following this to allow players, parents, and coaches to provide evidence as to why seeding should change.

Preliminary Seeding #2: Will be available on Friday, December 5, 2014 by 9:00pm EST.  There will be a petition period following this to allow players, parents, and coaches to provide evidence as to why seeding should change.  

Preliminary Seeding #3: Will be available on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by 9:00pm EST.  There will be a petition period following this to allow players, parents, and coaches to provide evidence as to why seeding should change.  

Final Seeding Groups and Player Start Times: Final Seeding Groups & Player Start Times will be released on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by 9:00pm EST.
 
SUMMARY:
Preliminary Seeding #1, followed by petition - available by 12/2/14 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #2, followed by petition - available by 12/5/14 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #3, followed by petition - available by 12/10/14 - 9:00pm EST
Final Seeding Groups and Player Start Times - available by 12/16/14 - 9:00pm EST

Projected Venue Assignments

Please see below for the projected Venue Assignments for the 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships.  Please note that these assignments are not final and are subject the change.

SATURDAY

U11 - Wesleyan
U13 – Wesleyan
U15 – Choate
U17 – Trinity & Yale
U19 – Yale

SUNDAY

U11 – Wesleyan & Yale
U13 – Wesleyan & Yale
U15 – Choate
U17 – Trinity & Yale
U19 – Yale

MONDAY

ALL – Yale & Choate

TUESDAY

ALL - Yale

Entry Information:
 
Regular Tournament Entry is until 11/12/14 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $165*
Late Tournament Entry is after 11/12/14 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $195*

*Includes a $10 non-refundable online processing charge per entrant.

Players must complete all scheduled matches throughout the tournament.  Players abandoning the tournament prior to completion of their final match may be restricted from participating in the 2015 U.S. Junior Open.  

If a player is unable to finish the tournament due to injury or other exceptional circumstance, the player may receive permission from the Tournament Director to waive the 2015 restriction.

Refund Policy:

Players eligible for a refund:
Players who withdraw before the regular entry deadline or who withdraw from the waitlist will be eligible for a full refund less the $10 processing fee.

Players not eligible for a refund:
No refunds will be provided to players who withdraw from the main draw after the regular entry deadline has passed.

-    Players may only enter one division.
-    All players who sign up after the regular entry deadline are considered late entries. These players should assume that they are on the waitlist unless they have been told otherwise by US Squash.


Age Verification Required:

The 2014 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships requires all players to verify their age before the start of the tournament.
 
For U.S. Citizens:

Players can submit either of the items below:

-    Original or Copy of the player’s Birth Certificate
-    Original or Copy of the player’s Passport

For U.S. Residents and International Players:

-    Original or Copy of the player’s Passport

Players MUST provide this documentation to US Squash IN ADVANCE OF competing and may deliver it in one of the following ways:

-    Take a picture and email the image to tournaments@ussquash.com. Note: pictures from Camera Phones are acceptable as long as the image is readable.
-    Scan and email information to tournaments@ussquash.com.
-    Bring copy or actual documents to registration at the U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships (this option is NOT recommended in order to help avoid problems and the possibility of not being permitted to compete).
-    FAXED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

Players that do not have their age verified before their first match will not be permitted to participate.

*Note: US Squash has a record of age verifications for players that participated in the 2013 U.S. Junior Open.  US Squash recommends that players still submit photo copy of their identification to be safe.  US Squash will follow up with any participants who are missing verification.

Points Table:

Points will be awarded based on the U.S. Junior Championships Points Table.


International Players: Player Information and Letters:

In order to receive a letter of invitation to the tournament for visa purposes, players must:

1)    Register for the tournament online on the tournament information page.
2)    Complete the International Player Information Form - link removed.
3)    Optional: If you need an invitation to the event for travel purposes, send an email request to tournaments@ussquash.com.

Once you’ve completed these three steps, you will receive your invitation letter shortly thereafter.  Any further questions can be directed to tournaments@ussquash.com and please see the tournament information page for further updates regarding the tournament.


International Players: Group Entries:

For International Groups that would like to register 4 or more players, please scan and email one of the following forms to tournaments@ussquash.com.   Please note all the same Tournament Deadlines and Fees apply.  NO FAXED ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Group Entry Form – PDF

Group Entry Form – DOC


Withdraw Information:

If you need to withdraw from the tournament, you must do so by sending an email to tournaments@ussquash.com with the subject “Withdraw – USJRO.”  It is the responsibility of each player that has signed up for the tournament to check the ‘Cut List’ to ensure they have been withdrawn property.

Late Withdrawal Deadline

Players in the main draw who withdraw from the tournament after the late withdraw deadline will be penalized in accordance with the default and withdraw policies outlined in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.

How to Withdraw or Change Divisions in a Gold, JCT, or National Championship Tournament

If a player wants to either withdraw from a tournament or request to change divisions, follow the directions outlined below:

1)    Log in to your account.
2)    Go to the “tournaments” tab on your player profile.
3)    Click on “Withdraw/Change Division” next to the tournament you would like either withdraw from or request a division change.
4)    Select “Request Change Division” or “Request Withdraw/Refund”
a.    If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”
b.    If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”
c.    Once you submit your request, you will receive an email that states that your request has been sent to the Tournament Director.  If you have not received an email indicating that your request has been processed within 48 hours, please follow up with the tournament director.

All of the Withdraw and Change Division Policies can be found by clicking here.

Accreditation
- All US Squash Accredited Tournaments must abide by the policies outlined here.

Code of Conduct
- All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators must abide by the US Squash Code of Conduct.
- All Players, Parents, Coaches, and Spectators should review the Rules of the Road for tips and tricks on how to manage common scenarios that may occur at tournaments.

Protective Eyewear
- All players and attendees must comply with the US Squash Eyewear Policy, which requires that eyewear meet ASTM-F803 standards at all times during accredited play.

Choate Rosemary Hall

333 Christian Street
Wallingford,CT 06492

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Trinity College

Ferris Athletic Center
Hartford, CT 06106

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Wesleyan University

Freeman Athletic Cntr
161 Cross Street
Middletown,CT 06459

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Yale University

70 Tower Parkway
New Haven,CT 06511

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-6664
 
 
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New Haven Hotel

229 George Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203-498-3100 or 800-644-6835
 
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Courtyard Marriott at Yale - SOLD OUT

30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6221