2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships U.S. Championship


Tournament Dates: 12/17/16 - 12/20/16
Ranking Season: 2016-2017

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




Notes:

Tournament Hotline - (646) 389-0452

 

 

 
12.17.16 Update
 

All shuttles are back on schedule. Matches at all venues are running with minimal delays

 

 
12.14.16 - General Tournament Information
 
PRACTICE COURT AVAILABILITY 
Practice courts are available to players at Yale University only on Friday, December 16, 2016 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 2017 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.

 

 
 
 
12.13.16 - Final Seeding Groups Now Available!
 
US Squash thanks all players, parents, and coaches for participating in the seeding process over the past two 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:
 
 
 
12.12.16 Practice Courts
 
Practice courts are available to players at Yale University only on Friday, December 16, 2016 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.
 
Practice courts are not available at Choate, Wesleyan, or Trinity. Any player who goes to Choate, Wesleyan, or Trinity on Friday for practice will be asked to leave. 

 

12.9.16 - Division Start Times Available
 
NOTE: These times are the earliest matches that will take place in the first round for each age group. Matches in the first round may be scheduled over multiple time slots so you may play later than the posted time.
 
 
Division Start Times
 Division Time Day Venue
BU11 10:20am Saturday Dec 17 Wesleyan
BU13 9:00am Saturday Dec 17 Wesleyan
BU15 9:00am Saturday Dec 17 Choate
BU17 (top half) 9:00am Saturday Dec 17 Trinity
BU17 (bottom half) 9:00am Saturday Dec 17 Yale
BU19 11:00am Saturday Dec 17 Yale
       
GU11 9:00am Sunday Dec 18 Wesleyan
GU13 9:40am Saturday Dec 17 Wesleyan
GU15 9:35am Saturday Dec 17 Choate
GU17 11:00am Saturday Dec 17 Trinity
GU19 10:20am Saturday Dec 17 Yale
 
 
 
12.7.16 - Preliminary Seeding 3 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2016 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 13, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

The third petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Friday, December 9, 2016. 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 16, 2016 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 3

Preliminary Seeding 3 Petition Form - link removed
 
 
SquashCares
This year SquashCares will be collecting gently used rackets and squash shoes from participants who would to donate to urban squash programs. So far SquashCares has collected and donated over 150 pieces of squash equipment to SquashBusters, City Squash, Squash Haven and the PSA's ReBound program. If you have any squash rackets or shoes which still have life in them, please bring them to the tournament and deposit them in the collection bin at your site. If you have further questions about SquashCares, please reach out to Sydney Soloway at sydney@squashcares.org.
 
 
12.3.16 - Preliminary Seeding 2 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2016 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 13, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

The second petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Monday, December 5, 2016. 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 16, 2016 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 2

Preliminary Seeding 2 Petition Form - link removed
 
 
11.30.16 - Preliminary Seeding 1 Released & Seeding Petition Information

Please click below to view the preliminary seeding for the 2016 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 13, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.

The first petition period is now open and will close promptly at 9:00pm EST on Thursday, December 1, 2016. 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 16, 2016 rankings calculation. US Squash has final discretion on seeding for the U.S. Junior Open.    

2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Preliminary Seeding 1

Preliminary Seeding 1 Petition Form - link removed
 
 
11.18.16 - Cut List Now Available!
The 2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Cut List is now available on the US Squash website.  To view the waitlist order, please click below:

2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships Waitlist Order
 
NOTE: In divisions with over 128 players, only 120 players have gained entry into the tournament.  The remaining 8 players to gain entry into the event will be notified by 9:00pm EST on Monday, November 21, 2016.


11.18.16 - Division Size Limits
Based on the number of players that signed up for the 2016 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 5, 2016 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 - 48
BU13 - 96
BU15 - 128
BU17 - 128
BU19 - 128

GU11 - 32
GU13 - 96
GU15 - 96
GU17 - 128
GU19 - 96


11.18.16 - 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 and available court numbers. 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
 
 
Tournament Shuttle Busses:
US Squash will provide shuttle busses 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) and will run directly to each venue. 

Approximate shuttle distance from the Yale Squash Center:
  • Trinity College 60 Minutes
  • Choate Rosemary Hall: 45 Minutes
  • Wesleyan University: 60 minutes
 
Transportation Options:
Nearby Airports:
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (roughly 79 miles from Yale)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (roughly 94 miles from Yale)
  • LaGuardia Airport (roughly 73 miles from Yale)
  • Bradley International Airport (roughly 54 miles from Yale)
  • Westchester County Airport (roughly 49 miles from Yale)
  • Tweed New Haven Airport (roughly 5 miles from Yale)
Trains:
  • Metro-North: trains are available from Grand Central Terminal in New York City to New Haven, Connecticut. Metro-North schedules can be found by clicking here.
  • Amtrak: trains are available from New York - Penn Station (NYP) to New Haven, CT (NHV). Amtrak schedules can be found by clicking here.
Tournament Start/End:
Saturday, December 17, 2016: All players need to be available starting at 8:00am EST.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016: All players need to be available until 4:00pm EST.
 
Regular Entry Deadline:
The regular entry deadline for the 2016 U.S. Junior Open is at 12:00pm NOON, EST on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
 
Cut List:
The Cut List for this tournament will be made available by 9:00pm EST on Friday, November 18, 2016. The Cut List uses the rankings calculation from 11/16/14. Divisions may be restricted in size due to court constraints and tournament logistics. US Squash maintains final discretion on all tournament matters.
 
Division Size Limits:
US Squash will set the maximum number of players in each division after the regular entry deadline based on the number of signups received. Additionally, the division sizes will lock on Monday, December 5, 2016 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.
 
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 9, 2016.
 
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 13, 2016.
 
Waitlist Closed:
The waitlist for the U.S. Junior Open will close at 10:00am on Thursday, December 15, 2016. Therefore, after this deadline, no players will be moved from the waitlist to the main draw and any withdraws after the deadline will be processed as defaults.
 
Draw Availability:
Main Draws will be available online by 9:00pm EST on Thursday, December 15, 2016.
 
Seeding Process & Timeline:
U.S. Player Seeding will be taken from the 11/16/16 Rankings Calculation.
 
Preliminary Seeding #1: The Preliminary Seeding #1 will be released on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 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 Saturday, December 3, 2016 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 7, 2016 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 13, 2016 by 9:00pm EST.
 
SUMMARY:
Preliminary Seeding #1, followed by petition - available by 11/29/16 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #2, followed by petition - available by 12/3/16 - 9:00pm EST
Preliminary Seeding #3, followed by petition - available by 12/7/16 - 9:00pm EST
Final Seeding Groups and Player Start Times - available by 12/13/16 - 9:00pm EST
Entry Information:
Regular Tournament Entry is until 11/16/16 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $185*
Late Tournament Entry is after 11/16/16 at 12:00pm, NOON EST at $225*
 
*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.
 
Note: Players may only enter one division.
 
Note: 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. If there is a waitlist in a given division, late entries will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist behind all players who signed up before the regular entry deadline.
 
 
Age Verification Required:
All players in the 2016 U.S. Junior Open Squash Championships are required to provide proof of age. Please click here to confirm if your age has been verified.
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:
  1. 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.
  2. Scan and email information to tournaments@ussquash.com.
  3. 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).
  4. Note: FAXED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!
Players that do not have their age verified before their first match may 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 2015 U.S. Junior Open. It is still 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.
 
 
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. Verify age by sending an image of your passport to tournaments@ussquash.com.
  4. 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 that all the same Tournament Deadlines and Fees apply. NO FAXED ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
 
 
 
 
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 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”
    1. If selecting “Request Change Division,” select the division you would like to change to and click “Submit.”
    2. If selecting “Request Withdraw/Refund” read all US Squash policies and check the “Yes, I wish to withdraw” box and click “Submit.”
    3. 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.
     

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 2017 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.

Please follow this link to see a Map of the Area

 

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

 

 

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Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
 
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-6664
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Courtyard Marriott at Yale
 
30 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6221