Invitation

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Finland, May 2016

Dear Squash players,
Here is the invitation and entry forms for the Suez Finnish Junior Open 2016
which is taking place from Friday 26th – Sunday 28th August 2016 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 12th of August 2016.

The tournament will start at 17.00 hrs on Friday, 26 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-events.

Best regards,

Poku Salo
Tournament Director
Tel. +358 40 776 5320
Email: poku.home[at]squash.fi
Lars Ekholm
Finnish Squash Association
Tel. +358 40 1570553
Email: lars.squash[at]qmail.com

DATES
Friday August 26th to Sunday August 28th.
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, Finland

CLOSING DATE
The closing date for entries is Friday, August 12th 2016
The official entry form must be sent by email to the Finnish Squash Association.

CATEGORIES

BU 19 max. 32 players
(PSA Closed
GU 19
Satellite
max. 32 players
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 Finnish Junior Open is open to all players under the age of 13, 15, 17 or 19 on the 28th of August 2016.
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[at]squash.fi copy to: squash.office[at]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: FJO2016 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, 00240 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:.

FINNISH JUNIOR OPEN HOTEL PACKAGE

Helsinki , 26-28 August 2016

Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
Lunch Lunch Lunch
Dinner Dinner Dinner
PACKAGE A 3 nights hotel 3 lunch 3 dinner € 275
PACKAGE B 2 nights hotel 2 lunch 2 dinner € 210
Single room Extra charge/day € 36
Tournament fee No accommodation € 50

Any person not participating in the event but takes the package will pay 225€ for 3 nights and 160€ for 2 nights.

CANCELLATIONS
The costs for hotel packages cannot be refunded for any cancellations received on or after 28th August. For cancellations between the 12th – 24th 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 22nd of August to Finnish Squash Association by e-mail.

The hotel is located in Helsinki, 4 km from the squash centre and there will be a shuttle service between the hotel and the venue.

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.

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