2017/18 Provincial Qualifying Tournaments
The following guidelines have to be met by all teams participating in the 8 qualifying tournaments.
1/ All teams must be registered with the BCSSGBA (Junior Girls) and meet the eligibility requirements(see rules and regs). To facilitate this requirement, all teams upon notification of their placement in a qualifying tournament, must immediately send in their $15 registration fee for the 2017/18 season to Don Hildebrand. (Fraser Valley teams are exempt from this condition as all teams in their zone are registered by the Fraser Valley association in November). Team spots will be held for 2 weeks from notification and will only be confirmed once the registration fee is received. If payment is not received in due time, the team spot will be awarded to a team on the waitlist. The team roster will also be forwarded to Don Hildebrand once the team has been selected in late November 2017.
2/ The tournament fee for 2017/2018 will be $300.00 and should be sent to the host school before the Christmas Break. Instructions will be sent to all participating schools by mid- November. If a participating team pulls out of any tournament with less than 21 days’ notice, their entry fee with be not be refunded.
3/ Host sites and dates, once confirmed by the BCSSGBA executive, will be posted on the website by March 19th under the Junior Girls tab and will remain there for the entire 2017/18 season . Confirmed teams will be added to those sites once the application process (below) is completed.
Application Process and Guidelines
1/ On April 1st, application for spots in the 8 provincial qualifiers will be accepted. Teams will be able to submit 2 choices designating their first and second preferences. All teams applying for a provincial qualifying tournament spot will be listed using the order in which they were received. All applications will be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org….
2/ To ensure that zones hosting the qualifiers are not overtaken by outside zones, half of the tournament spots (4 in an 8 team tournament and 8 in a 16 team tournament) will be held for teams in that zone. Limits on the number of teams from an outside zone may also be a consideration to ensure a competitive experience. If a tournament fails to be filled by April 23rd all teams will be considered for all remaining spots including the spots held for zone host teams.
3/ Once a team has been assigned a tournament spot (either 1st or 2nd choice), they will be moved to the bottom of the list. This will continue until all qualifying spots have been filled or the team list is exhausted. Teams whose 1st and 2nd choices are not available when they come up for consideration will be notified and allowed a 3rd choice of the remaining qualifying spots. Once they choose a spot, they will be moved to the bottom of the list. If they do not want one of the remaining spots they will be moved to a waitlist.
4/ It is the intent of the association that teams can play in only ONE qualifying tournament if there are enough teams to fill all the qualifying tournament draw positions. Teams will only be considered for a second tournament placing if a spot remains after going through all teams that have applied. This is to insure that no tournament goes unfilled.
5/ Host schools receive an automatic spot in the tournament they are hosting. They will be considered as receiving their first choice selection and will be placed at at the bottom of the list based on when their 2 choice is received.
6/ Qualified winners of each of the 8 tournaments will receive a provincial berth and will be seeded 1-24 for the provincial tournament based on season, tournament and zone results with strength of schedule as a consideration.
7/ If a team qualifies through these tournaments and also earns a spot in their respective zone championships, the next eligible team will receive the provincial berth.( i.e. a zone has 2 berths but the 1st place team has already qualified. The 3rd place team would then receive a provincial berth)
8/ All 8 tournaments will be under executive control and will be seeded by the executive member charged with Junior Girls rankings during the year to make sure seeding is done as equitably as possible.
2017-18 Provincial Qualifying sites
Burnaby South–Rob Puni (LM) —Full
Brookswood–Sarah Cameron (FV)–Full
Penticton–Lesley Lacroix (OK/Kootenays)–Full
Duchess Park–Louise Holmes (NC)–Full
Earl Marriott–John Sowerby (FV)–Full
Cowichan–Sandeep Heer (ISL)–Full
Argyle–Anthony Beyrouti (LM)–Full
Heritage Woods–Ross Tomlinson (FV)–Full