Midwest Junior Championships (JCT) Junior Championship (JCT)


Tournament Dates: 09/14/2018 - 09/16/2018

US Squash members can track the action during the event with the Live Scoreboard.
Live Scoreboard
The T Squash Academy (Directions)
3917 Virginia Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Facility Phone: 212-268-4090
Contact (click name to email): US Squash: tournaments@ussquash.com
Contact Phone: 212-268-4090

Divisions: Check Starting Times




Notes:

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9.10.18 Weather Update

US Squash is monitoring the path of Hurricane Florence which is forecast to affect the Southeast region of the US on Thursday. The system appears likely to cause travel disruptions through Thursday, but should be clear of the region by the beginning of the JCT. Currently, the tournament will continue as originally scheduled. If your travel plans are affected by the Hurricane please contact US Squash at tournaments@ussquash.com.



09.07.2018 Squahshgear

Dear players, parents, and coaches!

Unfortunately, SquashGear.com crew will not be at the upcoming Midwest JCT this September. We do want to encourage palyers and parents to check their squash equipment to make sure they have:

  • At least 3 racquets that they like, with adequate stringing, 
  • At least 3 spare grips per each racquet, 
  • Shoes that still fit, and in good condition (spare pair is highly recommended)
  • At least 2 goggles that are not scratched, 
  • Enough court clothing shorts, shirts, socks, wristbands and head bands/bandanas) for 4 matches.

Please, feel free to order what you needed at www.SquashGear.com . You can use coupon SquashGearJr10  for tournament discount. 

Mention Midwest JCT in "comments to receive free 2-day shipping.

Good luck, and play well.

SquashGear.com Team. 

  

09.07.18 Friday night Food Truck

 

In another Cincinnati innovation, we have arranged to have a Food Truck available in the courtyard between 2 of our tournament hotels on Friday night (between Courtyard and Residence Inn - and a short drive from the Summit).  There are plenty of restaurants right in the area but this set up will provide a great place to hang out with tournament friends and have a bite to eat, while playing ping pong or lounging in comfy chairs.  There will be a bar right there for parents as well and an indoor pool right nearby. No need for a reservation.  Just show up and enjoy!  Team Cincinnati is thrilled you are coming.

  

09.07.18 Division Start Times

Venue assignments and Division start times are given below

Note that the T and CSC are connected. CCC is approximately a 10 minute drive from the T and CSC.

The last match of the tournament is scheduled to play at 1:15pm

Friday

  Friday
Division Rd 32 R16 notes Start Time
BU11   T   10:20am
BU13 CSC T   8:00am
BU15 T T   10:55am
BU17 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 8:00am
BU19 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 12:40pm
GU11   T   8:00am
GU13 CSC T   10:55am
GU15 T T   8:00am
GU17 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 8:00am
GU19 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 12:40pm

 

 

09.02.2018 Waiver required

Please ensure that you complete this waiver and hand it in to the registration desk if you are playing at the Cincinnati Sports Club.

 

8.30.2018 JCT Update

REFEREE CLINICS FOR PARENTS AND SPECTATORS

In an effort to continue education regarding officiating, WSF referees will be hosting officiating clinics targeted at parents and spectators at JCT's. These clinics will help spectators to understand the complexity in applying the rules of squash to junior matches and it will also help them appreciate the current line of thinking of the referees when they officiate. This is a great opportunity for parents and spectators to gain knowledge of the current approach to officiating which ultimately will improve their experience at US Squash events. 

For the 2018 Midwest JCT the following clinics will be held on Friday September 14th.

  • The T Squash Center – 12:00pm Noon meet at the Reception Desk
  • Cincinnati Country Club – 3:00pm at the Doubles Court

LIVESTREAMING

One court at the T and another at the Cincinnati County Club will be livestreamed. The exact courts are currently being determined. Please monitor the tournament information page for more information as it becomes available. US Squash hopes that this will help families follow their juniors' progress throughout a tournament even if they are not able to attend.

 

8.23.2018 Something new at the MidWest JCT! JCT Dining Hall

Building off the momentum of the Junior Awards Dinner this past March in Boston, Team Cincinnati would like to invite you to our first Annual JCT Dining Hall on Tournament Saturday, September 15th.

The spirit of this event is simple: we believe that, at heart, we are one big squash family. We want to create a tournament atmosphere for our children that celebrates their growth as persons and players and to encourage the formation of genuine friendships among players and parents. Bringing everyone together for a meal after the Saturday matches is one way to encourage this goal. Cincinnati’s famous Graeter’s Ice Cream will await you for dessert. A real treat, if you have yet to taste it!

Where? The Rookwood Ballroom at the Courtyard Midtown/Rookwood.

When? Dinner will be served from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Come when your matches are over. Stay as long as you like.

What’s on the Menu? Wild Rice Blend | Sautéed Green Beans | Fire Grilled Veggies | Citrus Herb Chicken | Honey Glazed Salmon | Graeters Ice Cream Bar | Coffee Station | Iced Tea

The maximum capacity for this event is 175 people. Be sure to purchase a ticket to reserve your spot.  Reservations will be taken until 4pm on September 14th.  We can only seat 175 people.

Click here to reserve your place.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

7.19.2018  Venue Assignments and Preliminary Start Times

Venue assignments and Division start times are given below for each day of the tournament.

Note that the T and CSC are connected. CCC is approximately a 10 minute drive from the T and CSC.

The last match of the tournament is scheduled to play at 1:15pm

 

Friday

  Friday
Division Rd 32 R16 notes Start Time
BU11   T   10:20am
BU13 CSC T   8:00am
BU15 T T   10:55am
BU17 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 8:00am
BU19 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 12:40pm
GU11   T   8:00am
GU13 CSC T   10:55am
GU15 T T   8:00am
GU17 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 8:00am
GU19 CCC CCC/CSC consol at CSC 12:40pm

 

Saturday

Division  Saturday
BU11 T all day  
BU13 Main draw at T consol/plates at CSC/T
BU15 Main draw at T consol/plates at CSC/T
BU17 Main draw at CCC Plate semis at CSC
BU19 CCC all day  
GU11 T all day  
GU13 Main draw at T consol/plates at CSC/T
GU15 Main draw at T consol/plates at CSC/T
GU17 Main draw at CCC Plate semis at CSC
GU19 CCC all day  

 

Sunday

Division  Sunday
BU11 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
BU13 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
BU15 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
BU17 CCC  
BU19 CCC  
GU11 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
GU13 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
GU15 Final at T consol/plates at CSC/T
GU17 CCC  
GU19 CCC  

Tournament Schedule:

 
Friday, September 14 2018, all players need to be available starting at 8:00am EST. 
Sunday, September 16 2018, all players need to be available until 4:00pm EST. 
   
Tournament Timeline  
Preliminary Start Times Friday, August 3, 2018  12:00pm
Registration Deadline and cut list created Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00pm
Registration Taken Down & Draw Sizes Lock Wednesday, September 5, 2018 12:00pm
Division Start Times Friday, September 7, 2018 5:00pm
Late Withdrawal penalties apply from: Monday, September 10, 2018 12:00pm
Online Draws available Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:00pm
Waitlist Management and/or Reseeding until Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:00pm

 

Due to the size and logistical constraints of running this tournament, US Squash cannot accommodate any scheduling requests.

 

SAT and ACT Exams:


Due to the size of the tournament and scheduling constraints, US Squash is unable accommodate scheduling requests for players taking SAT or ACT exams.


Entry Deadline and Fees

Regular Tournament Entry is until 8/29/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $185*
Late Tournament Entry is after 8/29/18 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $205*

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

Policies
-          NO REFUNDS will be issued to players who withdraw from the main draw after the regular entry deadline.
-          All players MUST be current US Squash members.
-          Players may only enter one division.
-          Please read through the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines for all policies governing Junior Accredited Tournaments.
-          All players who withdraw after 12:00pm, NOON on the Monday prior to the start of the tournament will receive a ranking penalty as described in the Junior Rules, Guidelines, and Timelines.
 

Timeline and Qualification
-          The cut list will be created within 48 hours of the regular entry deadline.
-          Division sizes will lock on the Wednesday 1.5 weeks before the start of the tournament. Once division sizes lock, division sizes will not increase in size even if the division is not at capacity.
-          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 the Tournament Director.

 

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”

5)      If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”

6)      If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”

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.

CUT LIST:

All age divisions are open to the highest ranked 32 eligible players who enter per division. (16 for U11 divisions). If less than 32 players enter per division (or 16 for the U11), any eligible player will be accepted. If there are more than 32 players in any division (16 for U11), players will be placed on a waitlist based on their cut list points and will only be granted entry if a playing position becomes available. 

Seeding
- Tournament seeding is based off of the rankings calculation that occurs on the Wednesday 1.5 weeks before the start of the tournament. Players will be seeded in accordance with the Seeding Guidelines.

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.

The T Squash Academy and CSC require that players and any member of the group including parents or coaches register the first time they enter either club. Photo ID will be required for each person and everyone will need to sign a waiver. A wristband will then be given out so that access to these clubs will be available throughout the tournament.

  

Name The Cincinnati Sports Club
Address 3950 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Locker Room Locker rooms available including towels and amenities
Parking Ample parking at the club
Dress Code Non-marking shoes, all colors allowed
Practice Courts None

 

Name The T Squash Academy
Address 3917 Virginia Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227
Locker Room Locker rooms available - no towels
Parking Ample parking at the club
Dress Code Non-marking shoes, all colors allowed
Practice Courts $10 per day guest fee. Please contact jon@thet.us 

 

Name The Cincinnati Country Club
Address 2348 Grandin Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Address for GPS 2349 Grandin Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Locker Room  No access, 1 bathroom only. Players should plan to shower at the hotel.
Parking  Club Parking Lot
Dress Code  Non-marking shoes, all colors allowed
Practice Courts  None
Club Information Please click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residence Inn Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood  for 169.00 USD  - 179.00 USD  per night

 

US Squash

Start date: 9/13/18
End date: 9/16/18
Last day to book: 8/31/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

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Courtyard Cincinnati Midtown/Rookwood  for 159.00 USD  per night

US Squash

Start date: 9/13/18
End date: 9/16/18
Last day to book: 8/31/18

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

Book your group rate for US Squash

 

 

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The Summit \ A Dolce Hotel for $139.00 USD per night.

This is a new hotel less than 5 Min from The T Squash Academy.  Parking here is free.  A shuttle will be available to run to The T, to the CCC, to the other tournament hotels, and to nearby restaurants.  

The T Squash Academy - US Squash

Start date: 9/13/18
End date: 9/16/18
Last day to book: 8/31/18

Dolce hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

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