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Competition + 3.5Star ★★★+ and Competition 3 Star ★★★

2020 Primary Age Groups:

U18 – born in 2002, 2003

U16 – born in 2004, 2005

U14 – born in 2006, 2007

U12 – born in 2008, 2009

 

3 and 3.5-Star Competition Series (★★★ and ★★★+)

3-Star Competition Series are designed for more competitive and experienced players looking to enter top 30 ranking in BC.

3.5-Star Competition+ tournaments are for players who are transitioning into Provincial and National Selection level events.

Eligibility

  • All entrants must hold a current Tennis BC membership or active membership of other Provincial Tennis Associations in Canada.
  • NEW in 2020: Players are allowed to play 2 age group category up for 3-Star tournament. Players no longer need to maintain a certain ranking within their primary age category in order to be eligible to play up in 3-Star events.

EXCEPTION: players born in 2010 will only be eligible to compete in 3-Star U12 events and players born in 2011 will need Tennis BC approval to play in 3-Star U12 events.

Acceptance

  • Acceptance is based on Tennis Canada ranking points.
  • When entrants cannot be distinguished by rankings, acceptance will be decided by drawing lots.
  • Draw size may be limited to 16 depending on court availability.

Draw and Match Format

  • Draws will be set up to give player minimum of 2 matches.
  • Match format is 2 regular tie-break set and a 10-point match tie break in lieu of 3rd Other match formats may be adopted depending on court availability.

Timeline

  • Registration opens 42 days prior to tournament date.
  • Registration closes on Sunday at 11:59 pm of the tournament week (3-Star) and 7 days prior to start of tournament (3.5-Star).
  • Online draw: Tuesday (time posted on the website) of the tournament week.
  • To view online draw: https://join.me/tennisbcdraws
  • Schedule is posted on Wednesday of the tournament week.

Ranking Points

The winner of 3-Star tournament receives the same number of points as the 16th position of a 4-Star Selection Series event.

The winner of 3.5-Star tournament receives the same number of points as the semi-finalist of a 4-Star Selection Series event.

Follow this link to access General 2020 Junior Tournament Regulations.

 

See below on INFORMATION ABOUT 3.5 and 3-STAR TOURNAMENTS in 2019

 

2019 primary age groups:
U18 – 2001, 2002
U16 – 2003, 2004
U14 – 2005, 2006
U12 – 2007, 2008

Competition + (★★★+)

Competition + 3.5Star events are for players looking to transition into Provincial & National Selection levels events.

Acceptance

  • Basing on Rogers National Ranking
  • Main Draw – draws may be limited to a max of 16 players

Draws and Match Format

Competitors are guaranteed two matches; they will be provided with a main draw singles and doubles or main draw singles and consolation.

Singles Doubles
Draw Format single elimination single elimination
Match Format Best of 3 tie-break sets with full-ad scoring (10-point match tiebreak may be played in lieu of a 3rd set for consolation matches) 2 tie-break sets with No-ad scoring. In the event the score is one set all, a match tiebreak (10-point) will be played to decide the match

 

Ranking Points

The rating for these events is set such that the winner receives points equal to a player who reaches the semi-finals of a ★★★★ Selection Series event.

 

Competition Series (★★★)

Competition 3Star tournaments are oriented towards more competitive and experienced players looking to enter the ranks of the top 30 in BC.

Players must be ranked 20 or higher at one age below to be eligible to play up in 3Star events and only play up one age group is allowed.

Eligibility and acceptance criteria:

  • Main Draw – limited to 16 players
  • Players must be ranked 20 or higher in the age group below to be eligible to play up. Players are only eligible to play one age category up.
  • Acceptance will be considered on the basis of merit, as determined by players’ rankings.

Draws and Match Format

Competitors are guaranteed two matches: single elimination with first match loser consolation.  It is also possible for the tournament to be run using a Compass draw format with a modified match format for consolation.

Singles Singles
Draw Format Single elimination with first match loser consolation Compass Draw
Match Format Main Draw and consolations:

2 tie-break sets with No-ad scoring. In the event the score is one set all, a match tiebreak (10-point) will be played to decide the match

Main Draw

2 tie-break sets with No-ad scoring. In the event the score is one set all, a match tiebreak (10-point) will be played to decide the match

Modified match format (Pro-set) may be used for consolation matches)

 

Ranking Points

The winners of an event receives the same number of points as a 16th position in a ★★★★ Selection Series event.