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Remeo Finnish Junior Open invitation

An ESF Junior Circuit tournament


Dear Squash players,
The Finnish Squash Association hereby invites you to the Remeo Finnish Junior Open which is taking place from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August 2017 in Finland.

• Only entries made by or endorsed by the player’s national associations can be accepted. All MNAs must provide an official contact person from the Federation who will be responsible for all entries from that country.

• Entries should be sent by e-mail.

• Closing date is Friday 11th of August 2017.

The tournament will start at 17.00 hrs on Friday, 25 August and all participants must be prepared to play at this time.

The Finnish Junior Open is part of the European Junior Circuit.
We hope to see you and your players in the Talihalli in Helsinki !

The boys and girls u19 are registered as a PSA Closed satellite-event.

Best regards,

Poku Salo
Tournament Director
Tel. +358 40 776 5320
Email: poku.home@squash.fi

Lars Ekholm
Finnish Squash Association
Tel. +358 40 1570553
Email: lars.squash@gmail.com

The Finnish Squash Association and Talihalli, Helsinki proudly presents the

REMEO FINNISH JUNIOR OPEN 2017

part of the EUROPEAN JUNIOR CIRCUIT 2017/18

DATES
Friday August 25th to Sunday August 27th.
Matches are expected to commence on Friday at 17:00 hrs and the prizegiving ceremony will be on Sunday at appr. 16:00 hrs.

VENUE
Talihalli, Huopalahdentie 28, Helsinki

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entries is Friday, August 11th 2017
The official entry form must be sent by email to the Finnish Squash Association.

CATEGORIES
BU 19 max. 32 players GU 19 max. 32 players
(Both u19 classes are PSA Closed Satellite events)
BU 17 max. 32 players GU 17 max. 32 players
BU 15 max. 32 players GU 15 max. 32 players
BU 13 max. 32 players GU 13 max. 32 players

Players are allowed to enter only one category. All players are guaranteed three scheduled rounds.

ELIGIBILITY
The Remeo Finnish Junior Open is open to all players under the age of 13, 15, 17 or 19 on the 27th of August 2017.
All players must have an active, paid-for SPIN (squash player indentification number) to participate. To register please visit www.worldsquash.org/spin

SEEDING
The seeding will be carried out using the ESF Junior Rankings valid at the closing date and in accordance with ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines.

MATCHES
All matches will be played as best of five games (PAR 11 to 2 clear points), under the rules of the WSF.
REFEREEING
All players will be expected to mark and referee matches.

BALL
The Dunlop Pro ball will be used. (White ball on the glass court)

PRIZES
Prize money in the u19 Boys / Girls categories 1st 150€, 2nd 100€ and 3rd 75€
Trophies will be awarded in all categories.

EYE GUARDS
According to ESF rules, all players must wear approved Eye Guards when entering a court either for practice or a match during the event.

INSURANCE
Players enter and play in the tournament at their own risk. Neither the organisers nor the ESF accept any responsibility for injury arising from participating in the event. Players must arrange their own insurance.

TOURNAMENT HOTEL
Best Western Plus Hotel Haaga
Nuijamiestentie 10, 00320 HELSINKI
www.hotelhaaga.fi

All enquiries regarding accommodation must be addressed to the Finnish Squash Association.

ENTRIES
Only entries made by or endorsed by the player’s national association will be accepted.

All entries must provide the name of a contact person from the official federation. The named responsible person must be an official representative of the association and will be responsible for all entries from that country. The organisation is allowed to restrict entries according to ESF guidelines.

Finnish Squash Association. Radiokatu 20, 00240 HELSINKI, Finland
Phone: +358 40 776 5320 (Poku Salo)
Email: poku.home@squash.fi copy to: squash.office@squash.fi

PAYMENT
The package fee must be paid by bank transfer (net of bank charges), no later than the closing date.
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Please mark payment clearly with: FJO2017 and include your association’s name.

Payment details:
Bank: Nordea Bank
Paasivuorenkatu 3, 00020 NORDEA, Finland
Account holder: Finnish Squash Association
Radiokatu 20, 00093 SLU, Finland
SWIFT/BIC Code: NDEAFIHH
IBAN: FI31 1426 3000 1226 04
Address: Finnish Squash Association
Radiokatu 20, 00093 SLU, Helsinki FINLAND

DRAWS
The seeding and times of first matches will be sent to national associations. The finalised draws will be published at the venue and put on the internet at the start of the event.

ENTRY FEE
The entry fee is € 50,- including one tournament T-shirt:
Please give the size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Hotel packages and prices including the entry fee are as follows:

REMEO FINNISH JUNIOR OPEN HOTEL PACKAGE

The event complies with the European Junior Circuit Guidelines – a
copy of which is available on www.europeansquash.com – all participating
MNAs should make sure that all relevant people (including coaches, manager
and players) are aware of the Guidelines and their requirements.

CANCELLATIONS
The costs for hotel packages cannot be refunded for any cancellations received on or after 24 August. For cancellations between the 12th – 23rd of August, only a 50% refund will be made (less all bank charges).

TRANSPORT
The tranportation from / to the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is included in the package fees. The flight schedule should be informed at the latest on the 21st of August to the Finnish Squash Association by e-mail.

Please note that the transportation service is only available to those players who have bought a Hotel Package

WITHDRAWALS / ESF PENALTIES
E4.a) If a player makes a late withdrawal from a tournament (2 days or less before the start date), a doctor’s certificate confirming injury/illness must be provided to avoid penalties. The medical certificate (with a translation in English) must clearly state the player’s name, date of birth and the nature of the illness/injury; the certificate must cover the date of the relevant tournament and must be sent to the ESF office within two days after the final day of the tournament (email: esf@europeansquash.com; fax +44 1424 774879). Any player making a late withdrawal not supported by a medical certificate will receive zero points for the tournament which will count as one of their 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically unless the ESF office receives a doctor’s certificate within two days of the final day of the tournament.
If a player commits this offence for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she
will be banned from the ESF Junior Circuit for a period of 12 months.
b) If a player has entered a tournament and fails to turn up, he/she will receive zero ranking points for the tournament. These zero points will count as one of the player’s 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically. If a player commits this offence for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she will be banned from the ESF Junior Circuit for a period of 12 months.
c) If a player fails to play out all scheduled matches for any reason other than illness or injury, he/she will receive zero ranking points for the tournament. Illness or injury must be verified by the tournament director and, if possible, by medical certificate sent to the ESF office within two days of the final day of the tournament. If zero points are awarded, the points will count as one of the player’s 4 best results for the rolling 12 month period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically. If a player commits this offence for a second time within a 12 month period, he/she will be banned from the ESF Junior Circuit for a period of 12 months.

REMEO FINNISH JUNIOR OPEN 2017 ENTRY FORM

Click on the entry form to download a version in xls

REMEO FINNISH JUNIOR OPEN 2017 TRAVEL DETAIL FORM

Click on the travel form to download a version in xls