The Bulgarian Squash Federation (the “Host Association”) and Fireball Sports Hall are pleased to invite you to participate at the 2024 Bulgarian Junior Open Squash Championships.

After completing the form, please e-mail it to stoil.kilev@gmail.com and skostov@gmail.com no later than March 15, 2024.
Entries will be considered only after the Total Package Cost has been paid in full.

The event will be run according to the regulations of the European Squash Federation.

Categories:

Boys U 19 max 32 Draw                                           Girls U 19 max 32 Draw       

Boys U 17 max 32 Draw                                           Girls U 17 max 32 Draw

Boys U 15 max 32 Draw                                           Girls U 15 max 32 Draw

Boys U 13 max 32 Draw                                           Girls U 13 max 32 Draw

Boys U 11 max 32 Draw                                           Girls U 11 max 32 Draw

The u11 categories are not recognized for ranking purposes of ESF.

Players can only enter one category.

Venue:

Championship will be held at: Fireball Sports Hall

Phone: +359 878 811 222

Address: Tsarigradsko Shose 133, BITZ-IZOT 4

Sofia 1784, Bulgaria

Website: http://www.fireball.bg/

Back-up venue: Sofia Squash Center by Fireball

Phone: +359 889 767 475

Address: g.k. Druzhba 1, bul. „Iskarsko Shose“ 7

Sofia 1528, Bulgaria

Tournament Director:

Stoil Zhilev +359 897 540 394, stoil.kilev@gmail.com

Tournament Administration:

Stoil Kostov +359 893 348 536, skostov@gmail.com

Timetable:

15 March Closing Date for Entries

15 March Closing Date for Payment of Entry Fees to the Host.

4-5 April Arrival Day.

5 April Start Date of the Championships. Play scheduled to start at 16.00hrs.

7 April Finals of the Championships latest at 13.00hrs, Prize-giving at 14.00 hrs.

7 April Departure Day (unless other arrangements have been agreed in advance with the Championships Organizer).

Entries:

Only entries endorsed by National Associations will be accepted. These entries must be entered no later than the Closing Date – March 15th, 2024 through https://esf.tournamentsoftware.com/.

Late Entries & Withdrawals:

Late entries may be accepted by the Host Association with the approval of the Championship Director. Price of the packages may vary for late entries.

Eligibility:

Any player shall be entitled to enter providing that he/she is under the age of 11/13/15/17/19/ (according to the category entered on the closing date of the tournament). As specified by the European Squash Federation; to compete in all ESF registered events, all players, coaches, managers and other officials must be registered with ESF. This must be approved and validated by the relevant MNF.

The MNF is responsible for ensuring that all players, coaches, managers and other officials are registered with ESF prior to entry, and their entry is fully supported.

Players can register for ESID with ESF through the ESF tournament software website: https://esf.tournamentsoftware.com/member/createorganizationaccount.aspx?id=8B5D0106-404D-41C3-B2FB-E6FE1BCEAB52

Coaches:

All team or individual player coaches designated by their Nation as part of their event onsite management team (solely or in attendance with an appointed team manager) at any Championship held under the auspices of ESF must be ESF registered, i.e. have an ESID, as their license to attend as a formal representative. This is required at the time of them being registered to attend by their national federation.

Seeding:

The seeding and draw will be carried out using the ESF rankings valid at the tournament closing date in accordance with the ESF Junior Circuit Guidelines Section D.

Matches:

All matches played will consist of the best of five games, under the rules of the WSF. All players are guaranteed a minimum of three matches. PAR 11 scoring (to 2 clear points) will be used.

Referees:

All players are expected to referee the following match on court. Organizers will provide qualified referees for the later stages of the main draw.

Squash Balls:

The Dunlop Pro ball will be used.

Eye Protection:

It is mandatory for approved eye protection to be worn at all times during competition play, including the knock up at this event. Players will not be allowed to compete without approved eye protection.

Clothing:

Players must wear suitable squash attire including non-marking shoes.

Insurance:

Players enter and play in the Championships at their own risk. Neither the ESF nor the Host Association or the organizer accept any responsibility for injury arising from participation in the event. Players must arrange their own insurance.

Recording of Matches:

The recording of matches for coaching/performance analysis purposes is acceptable provided the player and/or their parents/coaches do not object.

Format and Playing Order:

In all categories we will be playing a full Monrad knock-out event ensuring each participant at least 3 matches. All matches will be played best of 5 games.

Matches will start on Friday at 16:00 and finish on Sunday at 14:00.

Prizes and Prize Money:

In all categories there will be:

• Medals/ Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group

• and other prizes from sponsors.

The Prize Giving Ceremony will take place at the latest at 14.00 on Sunday April 7.

Entry Fee/ Packages:

PackageDescriptionPrice per Person
Entry FeeTournament Participation Fee65.00 €
Hotel Package 1ATM Hotel, 2 Night Package, 2-person occupancy50.00 €
Hotel Package 2ATM Hotel, 3 Night Package, 2-person occupancy75.00 €
Hotel Package 3Be One Hotel, 2 Night Package, 2-person occupancy100.00 €
Hotel Package 4Be One Hotel, 3 Night Package, 2-person occupancy150.00 €
Meal Package 12 lunches, 2 dinners at ATM Hotel40.00 €
Meal Package 23 lunches, 3 dinners at ATM Hotel60.00 €

* All hotel packages include breakfast

* A single occupancy room may be booked for a surcharge (amount TBA).

* All hotel packages are subject to availability on a first come- first served basis.

Entry Fee and Packages must be paid in Bulgarian Leva. 

The applicable exchange rate is Euro: BGN – 1:1.95583.

Entry Fee and Packages must be transferred net of bank charges using the following bank details:

Beneficiary Bank: First Investment Bank AD

Beneficiary Bank Address: 111P Tsarigradsko shose Blvd., 1784 Sofia

Account Holder Name: Racquetball Ltd.

Account Holder Address: Yana Yazova 14A Str., 1700 Sofia, Bulgaria

IBAN: BG14FINV91501016743883

SWIFT Code/BIC: FINVBGSF

Reference: BJO-2024

Please mark payment clearly with the number of players and country.

Accomodation:

ATM Center Hotel **

Sofia, 131 Tsarigradsko shose blvd

Tel: +359 885 772 083

http://www.atm-hotel.com

The hotel is located at a 2-minute walking distance from the venue.

Be One Hotel ***

Sofia, str. Boyan Damyanov №2

Tel: +359 2 907 8 555

http://www.b1hotels.com

The hotel is located at a 5-10-minute walking distance from the venue.

Booking and payment must be made to the organizer, who will coordinate with the hotels.

Meals:

Meals can be provided by the hotel accommodation.  Breakfast is included in all packages. Participants may purchase additional meal packages including lunch and dinner. 

Currency:

All payments to the Host must be made in Bulgarian Leva.  The applicable exchange rate is Euro: BGN – 1:1.95583.

Cancellation:

Entry fees cannot be refunded for any cancellation after 15 March 2024.

ESF Regulation & Penalties:

The tournament is part of the ESF Junior Circuit and will be run in accordance with the ESF Junior Guidelines, a copy of which is available on the ESF website www.europeansquash.com. MNAs should make sure that all relevant people (including coaches, managers and players) are aware of the Guidelines and their requirements.

The tournament will be run under the terms and conditions as set out in ESF Regulations: Code of Conduct – The tournament will be run under the terms and conditions as set out in EUROPEAN SQUASH FEDERATION PRIVACY POLICY as published on the ESF website www.europeansquash.com

A late withdrawal is a withdrawal made 2 days or less before the start date of the tournament. Ranking penalties may be applied to the records of the players who fail to turn up or who make a late withdrawal not supported by a medical certificate.

Please note:The medical certificate must clearly state the players name, date of birth and nature of the illness/injury the certificate must cover the date of the relevant tournamnet and must be sent to the ESF Office within 2 days after the final day of the tournament.

If a player:

  • Has entered a tournament and fails to turn up, he/she will receive zero ranking points for the tournament
  • Fails to play out all scheduled matches for any reason other than illness or injury, he/she may receive zero ranking points for the tournament
  • If zero points are awarded the points will count as one of the players 4 best results for the rolling 12 months period and will be taken into account when dividing the points to obtain the ranking average. This penalty will be applied automatically
  • Commits either of these offence for a second time within a 12 months period, he/she will be banned from the ESF Juniors Circuit for a period of 12 months.

After completing the form, please e-mail it to stoil.kilev@gmail.com and skostov@gmail.com no later than March 15, 2024.
Entries will be considered only after the Total Package Cost has been paid in full.