2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships U.S. Championship


Tournament Dates: 12/19/2015 - 12/22/2015

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: 646-389-0452
Contact (click name to email): US Squash: tournaments@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: 646-389-0452

Divisions: Check Starting Times




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12.17.15 - General Tournament Information
 
ONSITE PLAYER REGISTRATION
All players must check into the tournament at the registration desk prior to their first match. At the registration desk, players will receive their player gift, verify their age if they have not already done so, and provide the tournament staff with a contact number for the weekend.  Players may only check in at the the facility in which they will be playing.  The registration desk will open 30 minutes before the start of play at each facility.

WAITLIST CLOSED
The waitlist for the U.S. Junior Open closed at 10:00am this morning.  As a result, no more players will be moved from the waitlist to the main draw and any withdraws hereafter will be processed as defaults. All waitlisted players will be issued a refund for the entry fee to the card that was used immediately following the completion of the tournament.
 
 
12.16.15 - General Tournament Information
 
PRACTICE COURT AVAILABILITY 
Practice courts are available to players at Yale University only on Friday, December 18, 2015 between 11:00am and 8:00pm. Courts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Players may not reserve courts ahead of time. Please limit time on courts to thirty minutes or less to provide practice opportunities for all players.
 
SHUTTLE SCHEDULES
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 in the lobby of the Omni Hotel as well as 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)
 
 
PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES
All players should read through and be familiar with the player responsibilities which you can find by clicking here.
 
ABANDONING MATCHES
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 2016 U.S. Junior Open.
If a player is unable to finish the tournament due to injury or other circumstance, the player may receive permission from the Tournament Director to waive the penalty.

 

12.15.15 - Final Seeding Groups Now Available!
 
US Squash thanks all players, parents, and coaches for participating in the seeding process over the past three weeks. The seeding committee received roughly 100 petitions in each round of preliminary seeding and has closely evaluated all evidence provided.  Please click on the below link to view the final seeding groups:
 
 
 
12.11.15 - Division Start Times Now Available!
 
Division Time Venue Day
BU11 12:35pm Wesleyan Saturday
BU13 8:30am Wesleyan Saturday
BU15 8:00am Choate Saturday
BU17 (top half of draw) 8:00am Yale Saturday
BU17 (bottom half of draw) 9:00am Trinity Saturday
BU19 10:40am Yale Saturday
GU11 5:15pm Wesleyan Saturday
GU13 10:15am Wesleyan Saturday
GU15 11:45am Choate Saturday
GU17 11:00am Trinity Saturday
GU19 9:20am Yale Saturday
 
 
12.9.15 - Preliminary Seeding 3 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final.  There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by 9:00pm EST.

The third petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Friday, December 11, 2015. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 3 - emails or phone calls will not be accepted.  Players may use the petition form to both challenge the seeding of a player or to affirm the seeding group a player has been assigned.  In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.  Please note that all players from the United States are seeded based on the November 18, 2015 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 3

Preliminary Seeding 3 Petition Form - link removed
 
 
12.4.15 - Preliminary Seeding 2 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final.  There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by 9:00pm EST.

The second petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Sunday, December 6, 2015. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 2 - emails or phone calls will not be accepted.  Players may use the petition form to both challenge the seeding of a player or to affirm the seeding group a player has been assigned.  In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.  Please note that all players from the United States are seeded based on the November 18, 2015 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 2

Preliminary Seeding 2 Petition Form - link has been removed
 
 
12.1.15 - Preliminary Seeding 1 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships. As a reminder, preliminary seeding rounds are not final.  There will be three rounds of preliminary seeding released before US Squash announces the final seeding groups and player start times on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by 9:00pm EST.

The first petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Feedback will only be accepted through the online Seeding Petition Form 1 - emails or phone calls will not be accepted.  Players may use the petition form to both challenge the seeding of a player or to affirm the seeding group a player has been assigned.  In both cases, specific evidence must be provided.  Please note that all players from the United States are seeded based on the November 18, 2015 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 1

Preliminary Seeding 1 Petition Form - link has been removed
 
 
11.20.15 - Venue Assignments by Division
Venue assignments disclose which facilities each division will be playing matches at over the course of the tournament.  While US Squash understands the inconvenience of travel between different locations, the U13 and U17 divisions needs to be split between two different facilities due to the size of the tournament.  US Squash will try to ensure that players have matches at only one facility on any given day.

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

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

MONDAY
     -  All Divisions - Yale & Choate

TUESDAY
     -  All Divisions - Yale
 
 
11.20.15 - Cut List Now Available!
The 2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Cut List is now available on the US Squash website.  To view the waitlist order, please click below:

2015 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 24, 2015.  This is to allow a grace period for any potential registration errors.
 
 
11.20.15 - Division Size Limits
Based on the number of players that signed up for the 2015 U.S. Junior Open, divisions have been limited to the following number of players.  Based on the number of late entries or withdraws, US Squash reserves the right to adjust division sizes at any time.  Division sizes will lock on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 12:00pm NOON, EST regardless of whether or not the division is full.  Therefore, once the division sizes lock, they will not increase in size even if the division is below the designated limit.
 
BU11 - 64
BU13 - 96
BU15 - 128
BU17 - 128
BU19 - 128

GU11 - 48
GU13 - 96
GU15 - 96
GU17 - 128
GU19 - 96

Tournament Schedule:
 
Saturday, December 19, 2015: All players need to be available starting at 8:00am EST.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015: All players need to be available until 4:00pm EST.

Venue Assignments:
US Squash will announce projected Venue assignemnts when releaseing the Cut List on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Cut List:
The cut list for this tournament will be made available by 9:00pm EST on Friday, November 20, 2015.  The cut list uses the rankings calculation from 11/18/15.  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 11, 2015.

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 15, 2015.

Draw Availability:  
Main draws will be available online by 9:00pm EST on Thursday, December 17, 2015.


Seeding Process & Timeline:
U.S. player seeding will be taken from the 11/18/15 rankings calculation.

Preliminary seeding #1: will be released on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 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 4, 2015 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 9, 2015 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: will be released on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 by 9:00pm EST.
 
SUMMARY:
Preliminary seeding #1, followed by petition - available by 12/1/15 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary seeding #2, followed by petition - available by 12/4/15 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary seeding #3, followed by petition - available by 12/9/15 - 9:00pm EST
Final seeding groups and player start times - available by 12/15/15 - 9:00pm EST

Entry Information:
 
Regular tournament entry is until 11/18/15 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $175*
Late tournament entry is after 11/18/15 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $205*

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

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 2015 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships requires all players to provide proof of age.
 
For U.S. Citizens:

-    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.
          o    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 in this year’s event.

*Note: US Squash has a record of all age verifications for players that participated in the 2014 U.S. Junior Open.  It is a good idea for players to have a photo copy of their passports in the event that US Squash does not have age verification records for certain participants.


Points Table:
Points will be awarded based on the U.S. Junior Championships - Open and Closed 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.
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 properly.


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 Junior Bronze, Silver, 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 

  • This tournament is accredited by US Squash. 
  • 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.

 

Division and Player Start Times 

  • Division Start Times indicate the earliest possible match time a player can expect to play within their division.  
  • Player Start Times indicate the first match time for each player. 
  • Both Division and Player Start Times will be released in accordance with the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines

 

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