South San Francisco Recreation Department and USABNC presents the
May 24,25 South San Francisco High - 400 B Street, South San Francisco, CA.
The tournament date is not yet final! This page will be filled in as the tournament firms up. Given the huge draw last year (~260) the draw will likely be limited- so get your entries in early!
The Northern California Junior Tournament was run in Berkeley for several decades by members of the Weller family. The tournament was professionally run and a great competitive and learning experience in which sportsmanship , etiquette, and adherence to the rules of badminton were emphasized. For various reasons they were forced to halt these valuable tournaments in the early 90's.
The tournament was re-introduced in the mid 90's with events in Davis and Santa Rosa. With the support of the SSF Recreation Department this tradition was moved in 1999 to South San Francisco. This first SSF tournament benefited from the new venue, had nearly 90 juniors and was quite successful. For 2002 this tournament has been added to the new USABNC organization to complement the Bay Area Open adult tournaments. Timing this year is chosen so as to be after high school badminton season and well before the Junior Nationals. For high school players this is a great opportunity to experience open tournament play and to play in more than just one event. For the more serious juniors it as a good chance to test themselves, meet partners, and otherwise help prepare for the nationals.
This tournament is open to all juniors. You do not need to be a California resident! Your school school or residence do not matter, and you are representing yourself, not your school or club.
Gym opens 8 AM on Saturday. Play starts promptly at 9AM. More details will be posted when scheduling is complete. Times for first round matches will be posted here and emailed to players. After the first round all times posted at the tournament will be official.
See either this site or www.thebanc.org
NOTE - late entries will be accepted BUT Your entry must be postmarked by the deadline in order to qualify for the FREE Bay Area Open shirt
It is a tremendous help to the tournament committee if you have your entry form in on time. EMAIL is perfectly acceptable for last-minute entries if you also send in paper entry with your FEES. Please do not abuse this process by sending in entries without fees.
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