2017 Alberta Provincial Racquetball Championships

Racquetball Tournament 4/6/2017 - 4/9/2017
2017 Alberta Provincial Racquetball Championships
Glen Allan Recreation Complex - Sherwood Park, AB CAN


2017 Alberta Provincial Racquetball Championships

April 7 - 9, 2017 Glen Allan Recreation Complex

Sherwood Park, Alberta
OPEN TO ALL SKILL LEVELS
Juniors, Open, Men, and Women

Welcome to the 2017 Alberta Provincial Racquetball Championships! We have over 65 participants in our tournament, from 11 to 69 years old, in 13 divisions. Please peruse the information below to make the most of the weekend. Thank you for supporting racquetball in Alberta!

NOTE: If anyone is still in need of a hotel room, contact ed@albertaracquetball.com - a queen suite has become available at a substantial discount.

Draws
The draws are now up on the website.

Start Times
Start times have been revised since their release. Please review them.

Matches
In order for us to stay on schedule, warm-ups MUST be limited to 5 minutes, including both doubles teams. Losers ref the match following their own, unless they have paid the opt out fee. See the tournament desk if you would like to pay to opt out.

Hospitality
Courtside snacks will be provided throughout the weekend. Use the $10 voucher in your tournament package at the lounge on the 2nd floor of the facility for lunch on Saturday. The Social on Saturday night will be held in the lounge (see the schedule for specific times), don't forget to bring your drink ticket! Guests may purchase a banquet ticket for $25 or a full hospitality pass for the weekend for $45 at the tournament desk.

AGM
All members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting at 12:00 pm on Saturday April 8 in the Glen Allan Recreation Complex Meeting Room.

Junior Training Camp
All Juniors wanting to compete for a spot on the Provincial Team and be eligible for funding to Junior Nationals must attend the Junior Training Camp.
Friday April 7 : 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Saturday April 8 : 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Officiating Clinic
Join us for an introductory officiating clinic (Tech A) on Friday at 8:45 pm on Court 3.

Skills Competition
Compete in the skills competition Saturday night from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for a chance to win a prize!

Volunteer Officials
Sign up to referee matches here or at the tournament desk. The fees collected from those who opted out will be distributed to those who volunteer.


Schedule
Thursday, April 6
5:00 pm - Matches begin
9:30 pm - Matches end

Friday, April 7
5:00 pm - Matches begin
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm - Junior Training Camp
8:45 - 9:30 - Tech A Officiating Clinic
10:15 pm - Matches end

Saturday, April 8
8:00 am - 9:30 am - Junior Training Camp
9:30 am - Matches begin
12:00 pm - AGM
6:30 - Skills competition & Cocktails
7:00 pm - Matches end
7:30 pm - Supper
8:00 pm - Door Prizes
8:15 pm - Live performance by "Late Night Radio"

Sunday, April 9
8:00 am - Matches begin
3:00 pm - Tournament ends
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, April 1
1:00 am Registration Deadline


Friday, April 7

5:00 pm Friday Tournament Play Begins
10:00 pm Friday Tournament Play Ends

Saturday, April 8

8:00 am Saturday Tournament Play Begins
12:00 pm ARA AGM - Glen Allan Meeting Room
6:30 pm Saturday Tournament Play Ends
6:30 pm Skills Competition w/ prizes - Courts 1 & 2
6:30 pm Saturday Social begins - Sherwood Park Curling Club lounge (Upstairs in Glen Allan)
6:30 pm Cocktails
7:30 pm Supper
8:00 pm Door Prizes
8:15 pm Live Music - Late Night Radio

Sunday, April 9
8:00 am Sunday Tournament Play Begins
3:00 pm Tournament Ends

TOURNAMENT RULES
*Please note: It will be two serves in the Open Division.
Racquetball Canada rules apply. All matches are 2 games to 15, tiebreaker to 11. No court hinders. Eye protection is mandatory. Losers will referee the next match (unless paid for opt out). Players may enter a maximum of 3 divisions provided one division is mixed doubles. Official tournament ball: Ektelon Classic (Black). Tournament Committee reserves the right to re-classify players if they deem appropriate and to combine divisions where necessary.


JUNIOR PROVINCIALS TRAINING CAMP
A Training Camp will be run in lieu of/addition to competition for those Juniors whose divisions are combined or canceled due to participation numbers. More details will be released closer to the event as they are arranged.

JUNIOR PROVINCIALS TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA
1. All players who win the 14+, 16+, and 18+ age divisions at Provincials will be placed on the Junior Provincial Team and are eligible to receive funding. A training camp with a Board-approved format will be held in conjunction with Provincials. All players wishing to make the Junior Provincial Team must attend (exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis).
2. The Training Camp Coach, in consideration with attending players’ coaches, will recommend to the Board additional athletes who meet the eligibility requirements for the Junior Provincial Team based on their training camp results, training schedule, results at provincials, and their ability to assist the Junior Alberta Team at the Junior National Championships. The Board will select, upon the availability of funding, a team comprised of up to eight (8) athletes.
3. Up to four (4) additional athletes from younger age brackets (10/12+) may also be selected for the team as development athletes. The Board, based upon recommendations from the Training Camp Coach, will select these athletes based on skill level, participation in provincial tournaments, and their ability to assist the Junior Alberta Team at the Junior National Championships.


AWARDS
Medals will be awarded for all Junior divisions for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Prizes will be awarded for Adult divisions for 1st place. Cash prizes for 1st ($300) and 2nd place ($200) in the Men's & Women's Open Divisions.


ENTRY FEE
$60 for first division, $10 for second division (and 3rd if playing Mixed Doubles). A $10 opt-out fee for those that do not want to referee will be applied per division upon checkout, to be redistributed to those that volunteer to referee additional matches. Please note that Open and A division players may not opt out of reffing.

$10 of your entry fee pays for your ARA membership, which is valid for 1 year from purchase. If you already have a paid membership for this year, please use your coupon code at checkout to subtract this fee from your registration.

If you require assistance registering for the event, please contact the ARA at inquiries@albertaracquetball.com or call (403) 744-5229.

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