NJSA Open Graded Tournament 26-28 March 2021

NORTHERNS OPEN GRADED TOURNAMENT – SPORTYHQ

26 – 28 March 2021

Boys & Girls u11 – u19

NO SPECTATORS / GUARDIANS / COACHES ALLOWED

 OPEN TO ALL JUNIOR PLAYERS REGISTERED WITH NJSA

This is a qualifier for the NJSA IPTs 2021

This is an Open event for all Provinces

This is a Graded event (strength-based) and Age Groups and Genders may be mixed

  1. COVID-19 REGULATIONS
  • All COVID-19 Regulations have to be adhered to
  • Masks to warn at all times except if playing, marking or refereeing
  • No Spectators / Guardians / Coaches Allowed
  • All entrants must screen and sign the attendance register
  • All NJSA rules to be adhered to
  1. IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Only entries via SPORTYHQ will be accepted.
  • If you DO NOT RECEIVE a confirmation e-mail, check your email spam; then check the SportyHQ website for your entry. If you cannot find your entry contact njsa@northerns.co.za
  • Family discount applies.
  • Playing venues: Pretoria East and Centurion
  • Playing times (Covid-19 dependent):
    • Friday 26th 17h00 – 21h00
    • Saturday 27th 12h00 – 21h00
    • Sunday 28th 08h00 – 15h00
  • Players must be available for the duration of the tournament
  • Players must be ready to play 30 minutes before their scheduled time
  • Both players must MARK and REFEREEmatches (winner referees; loser marks) following their match or risk disqualification and/or disciplinary steps
  • No intimidation of players, markers or referee’s during and after play will be tolerated
  1. TOURNAMENT LOGISTICS:
  • Closing Date: 14:00, MONDAY 22 March 2021. No late entries accepted.
  • Squash SA Registration: Compulsory and up to date for u13 to u19 players
  • Format: Swiss Pairing. Organisers will mix age groups based on entries.
  • Communication: eMail only: njsa@northerns.co.za..
  • Tournament Referee: Reinhardt Falk
  1. Entry fees:
  • R 300 per player – The full fee per player is payable on Sporty HQ
  • If more than 1 family member enters (living in the same household) each player’s NJSA account will be credited as follows:
    • 2 players: R50 per player
    • 3 players: R65 per player
    • The credit can be used to offset other NJSA costs
  • Entry fees are non-refundable / includes the R15.00 SA Schools Squash levy
  1. TOURNAMENT AVAILABILITY:
  • Arriving later than 10 minutes after the scheduled time will result in the player forfeiting the match
  • Players start immediately after the match prior to their scheduled match – SO BE WARMED UP
  • If a player forfeits a match, it will count as a result. They may be withdrawn from the tournament
  • A tournament is considered incomplete if withdrawal is not for a medical reason (accompanied by a medical certificate within 48 hours)
  • Incomplete tournaments will not count towards the qualification criteria.
  • Reschedules will not be allowed.
  1. DRAW:
  • First-round times will be posted on www.sportyhq.com and www.northerns.co.za by Thursday evening before Day 1
  • Continuously check the draw for venues and times at the tournament.
  • Players must be available to start matches from 17h00 on Friday.
  • There will be no prize-giving, for safety purposes. Players can collect their prize after the section final. Only the winning prize winner may collect their prize.
  1. CONDUCT AND BEHAVIOUR:
  • The 4-minute warm-up and 90-second game break rule will be strictly monitored.
  • Players must adhere and abide by the SA Squash Rules and NJSA Code of Conduct.
  • Instances of misconduct and bad behaviour will be severely sanctioned by NJSA.
  • The decision of the tournament referee is final.
  • No shows, late withdrawals or not marking may result in the banning of players.
  • Use of WSF approved protective eyewear in every match is compulsory – including during warm-up or social games. (No exceptions can be made).
  • The players, as indicated by SA Squash and WSF standards, must wear the correct clothing.
  1. PHOTOGRAPHY:
  • Photos taken by NJSA, SA Squash or their nominated official may be posted onto our social pages.
  • By entering this tournament, you consent to the use of any photos of you and your family on the NJSA and affiliate websites and social pages.

Videoing of matches is only permissible with the consent of both players/parents

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