VRC Masters Badminton Tournament

October 27- 29, 2017

Registration is now closed.

Early bird entry deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017

Entry deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2017

(Any player who does not complete on-line registration will be assessed a $10 surcharge )

Open to all players 30+ as of October 27, 2017 who are affiliated as full members with Badminton BC or another state or provincial organization. You must renew your Badminton BC membership before you enter the tournament! Please go to http://www.badmintonbc.com/page.aspx?id=1604 and follow the instructions.

ENTRY FEE

One event: $48
Two events: $75
Three events: $90
Four events: $105
Five events : $105 (65+ or higher: singles only)

Early bird discount of $5 if registered on-line on or before October 9th. All players entered by Oct.9th will receive a $5 coupon at the registration desk.
The coupon may be used for the Last Serve Bar, the Grub Gourmet Kitchen (VRC kitchen) or the Pro Shop during the tournament.

** NEW EARLY BIRD ENTRY DRAW ** : One male and one female who enter on or before October 9th (Early Bird) will be randomly drawn to receive free entry into the 2018 VRC Masters Tournament.

Every player must complete their entry on-line by the deadline.
Please be sure your doubles partners register on-line.
Entry fee MUST be paid on-line at time of registration.

*Any player who does not complete on-line registration will be assessed a $10 surcharge.

Fee includes GST, all social events, tournament souvenir and Victor shuttles.

AGE

Ages are determined as of October 27, 2017.

30+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+

Combined Age Open Doubles 80+ & 100+ (no gender restrictions for Open Doubles)
The Combined Age Open Doubles events are intended as a fun competition.

CATEGORY

Men’s & Women’s Singles, Men’s & Women’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles.
Combined Age Open Doubles 80+ & 100+ (no gender restrictions for Open Doubles).
All open doubles players must enter individually. The tournament committee will match partners.

Regular draws plus consolation in all events with more than 5 entries.
Round-robin in an event if less than 6 entries.
Any age group with 2 or less entries will be combined if possible.
All players can enter 4 events with maximum 2 events per discipline.
Players can enter only one Combined Age Open Doubles draw.
Players who enter 2 singles events cannot play the Combined Age Open Doubles events.
Singles and Open Doubles will be played on Saturday morning.
Players 65+ will be allowed a maximum of 5 events provided the fifth event is 65+ or higher singles.

VENUE(S)

Vancouver Racquets Club
4867 Ontario Street, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
(if entries warrant, white attire only)
1630 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
White attire only. No more than 10% colour on all court attire, except shoes.

HOST COMMITTEE

Frank Price
Marian Holoboff
Carol Taylor
Dennis Brown
Clara Wai

For assistance registering or event information please contact the Organizing Committee:
Frank Price 604-725-0061, Dennis Brown 604-734-3762 or Carol Taylor 604-946-1582

SOCIAL EVENTS

Friday evening – Light snacks and beverages (Players at VLTBC are encouraged to drop back to VRC for beverages!)
Saturday/Sunday morning – muffins and coffee (VRC)
Saturday Night – Dinner & Dance @ 7 pm.
Guest Dinner Ticket: $35
Child (ages 3-12) Guest Dinner Ticket: $20
All players will receive a dinner ticket which must be presented at the dinner.
Dinner tickets may be transferred.
No charge for Dance only: Guest welcome after dinner.
Prizes for best Halloween costumes.

 

REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS ONCE THE DRAWS ARE POSTED.

PLAYING SCHEDULE

Friday: starts at 5:00 pm (if entries warrant)
Saturday: starts at 8:30 am
Sunday: starts at 8:30 am
Please note that times are subject to change according to the number of entries in each event.
Draws and start times will be posted by October 25, 2017 via Tournament Software.
PLEASE NO LATE ENTRIES, NO REFUNDS AFTER OCTOBER 19, 2017.

RULES

Rules of Badminton BC and Badminton Canada in effect.
10-minute default rule and 3 minute warm ups.

Non-marking court shoes only.
VLTBC: White attire only. No more than 10% colour on all court attire, except shoes. VLTBC has a strict cell phone policy, texting only is permitted on site.

SCORING

Best-of-three matches to 21 rally points

DRAWS

Will be posted on tournament software by:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

REFEREE

Frank Price, Marian Holoboff