VICTOR Croatian International

CROATIA, Zagreb | 22 – 25 April 2021

 INTERNATIONAL FUTURE SERIES TOURNAMENT

part of the BADMINTON EUROPE ELITE CIRCUIT

 

Prize money:     500 USD

Closing date:     23 March 2021

ORGANIZER

Croatian Badminton Association - Badminton Club Stella
Tournament Director: Mr. Željko Miškulin 
Contact person: Mrs. Tatjana Zrnić; Phone: +385 91 72 71 302; Fax: +385 1 6679 789
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.crointer.com

 

REFEREE
Livie Lubinová (Czech Republic) E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


DEPUTY REFEREE
Darko Ivan Vidakovic, (Croatia)
Phone number: +385 99 24 84 235;  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
VENUE 
DOM SPORTOVA - Sport hall; Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11, 10 000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 6421 021; Fax: +385 1 3650 350; www.sportskiobjekti.hr


PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE
Thursday, 22 April 2021    - Qualifying rounds, at 12:00 starting time will be decided after closing date of entries. 
Friday, 23 April 2021    - 09:00 Main rounds
Saturday, 24 April 2021    - 10:00 Quarter-finals; 16:00 Semi-finals
Sunday, 25 April 2021    - 10:00 Finals

The final frame schedule (with the exact planned conclusion of all matches) shall be made at least 20 days before the start of the tournament and shall be published on the organiser’s website.


KEY DATES
Closing date for entries – Tuesday 23 March 2021
World ranking date for M&Q-report – Tuesday 23 March 2021
Date for publication of M&Q-report – Friday 26 March 2021
World ranking date for seeding/draw – Tuesday 30 March 2021
Last day for withdrawals without being fined – Monday 5 April 2021
Date for the draw – Tuesday 6 April 2021

Team Managers Meeting:  Hotel Laguna; Tuesday 21 April 2021 at 20:00


PRACTICE COURTS
There are 2 practice courts at the private badminton sport hall. The courts are available every day (Monday to Saturday from 10:00 till 14:00, walking distance from the hotel and main hall.
SC CONCORDIA d.o.o.; Address: Klanječka 27 a, Trešnjevka, 10000 Zagreb
Phone number: 
+385 1 3666 543, +385 1 3637 731, +385 99 424 666, +385 91 1105 002
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reservations and payment you have to make by your own.
During the tournament, after the matches are finished, the courts at the official sport hall will be available for training.


EVENTS 
Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, Mixed Doubles
The number of players to be accepted in the main rounds: MS 32; WS 32; MD 24; WD 24; XD 24;

It is required that every event in a particular BEC Elite Circuit tournament has at least 8 competitors. If the required number of competitors is not met, this particular event shall not count towards any ranking, i.e. BEC Elite Circuit Ranking and BWF World Ranking. 
In accordance with clause 9.4 in BWF Statutes, Section 5.3.3.1: World Ranking System, the first published main draw of an event must contain at least one entry from a Member other than the hosting Member. If an event does not contain at least one entry from a Member other than the hosting Member, this particular event shall not count towards any ranking.
BADMINTON EUROPE is not liable for any costs incurred by third persons (players, coaches, umpires, team managers etc.) because of an event not having enough competitors to count for the rankings.


ENTRIES
All entries must be made by using the BWF Online Entry System.
https://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/1039ED71-F301-4DE8-82C7-AC21FC3F6E00
Players cannot be entered unless they already have a BWF ID-number.  In case you wish to enter players who do not have a BWF ID - number, please contact the BWF office well in advance of the tournament, so that the players concerned can get a BWF ID-number before the closing date of the tournament. 
No late entries will be accepted. 
Compliance with GCR 7.9: “In making or authorising entries, the Member concerned is reconfirming its acceptance, and acceptance by the Players being entered, of the BWF’s regulations and Disciplinary processes.”


CLOSING DATE 
Entries must be submitted no later than Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 23.59 BWF HQ time (GMT +08.00)


ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY
All badminton players who are eligible to play for any BWF Member.


SHUTLLES  
-  VICTOR Master ace 


COURTS    
 -  5  VICTOR Badminton court mobil - BWF


WITHDRAWALS and NO SHOW

Please ensure that the organizer is informed immediately about withdrawal.
Any withdrawal after the Monday immediately preceding the draw, for any reason whatsoever, renders the Member concerned liable to an amount of US$ 150,00 for the inconvenience caused by the withdrawal (as defined in BWF General Competition Regulations).
Any player not showing up for a match at the tournament, without having been withdrawn in advance, renders the Member concerned liable to an additional amount of US$ 500,00 for the inconvenience caused by the “no show” (as defined in BWF General Competition Regulations). 


ENTRY FEES 
Singles: € 50.- per player, Doubles: € 35.- per player/event
The Member that enters a player into a BEC Elite Circuit tournament is responsible for paying the entry fees for that player. The entry fees become due if a player is entered and has not been withdrawn when the entry deadline passes. It is recommended that the entry fees are paid by bank transfer, but the organisers can accept cash payment at tournaments. The entry fees will not be refunded in the case of a withdrawal. For all the withdrawn players the organisers can invoice the entry fee to the relevant Member. The invoice for entry fees must have a deadline for the payment and the information that if no payment has been received after the deadline has passed, the organisers will forward the invoice with the registration of deliverance and the copy of the original entry together with the original invoice to BADMINTON EUROPE. All this must be done within 2 (two) months after the end of the tournament. Every unpaid invoice for entry fees sent to BADMINTON EUROPE by a tournament organiser following the above-mentioned procedure, shall result in an additional administrative fine of 100,00 EUR for the Member who is addressed in the invoice.
If a player/pair is listed on a “Reserve List”, no entry fee is to be paid before being promoted to the Main Draw or Qualification draw.
Before the withdrawal deadline has passed, a promotion from the “Reserve List” to the Main Draw or Qualification draw is obligated and will be done automatically, unless the respective player/pair has withdrawn from the “Reserve List” beforehand.  
After the withdrawal deadline has passed, the organisers must have such a promotion confirmed in writing by the association/associations of the respective player/pair before it takes place. Only when this confirmation has been given, the player/pair is considered as an entry.


PAYMENTS
Payable on our bank account or in cash at the info desk in the sport hall during the first competition day or before tournament to:

Badmintonski klub Stella, Remetinečka cesta 77a, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Privredna banka Zagreb d.d.
SWIFT: PBZ6HR2X        MBK: 786240
IBAN: HR 8323400091110035986


PRIZE MONEY

500 USD 
MS    WS    MD    WD    XD    Total
Winner    100    100    100/pair    100/pair    100/pair       500
The Organizer will pay the prize money cash during the closing ceremony. The prize money will be awarded only to those players who attend the closing ceremony. No taxes will be deducted.


POINT OF ARRIVAL  
For players who will have official accommodation the local transport will be provided from following points              
Zagreb Main Train Station
Zagreb Bus Station
Zagreb Airport 

Transport Manager Ms. Tatjana Zrnić; Phone +385 91 727 13 02

 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

There will be free transportation between the official tournament hotel and airport only for persons requesting accommodation by the organizers. To request transportation please send an e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Other participants may request airport transport, but it will cost 20 EUR per person (both ways).


ACCOMODATION 
Accommodation should be ordered on the enclosed hotel reservation form together with the entries:
Hotel “Laguna“ ***,  10020 Zagreb, Kranjčevićeva 29 - (300 m - walking distance to sport hall)
single room    - 51 EUR per person/night
double room    - 40 EUR per person/night
triple room    - 36 EUR per person/night
Breakfast included
BUS transport included
Contact person: Tatjana Zrnić, mobile phone: +385 91 72 71 302
Deadline for ordering accommodation is 2 April 2021.

Accommodation have to be paid on the reception desk at the Hotel by card or Cash.


INSURANCE
Insurance shall be arranged individually by each player. During the tournament a doctor will be present in the hall.


CLOTHING AND ADVERTISING REGULATIONS
Colour, design, lettering and advertising on clothing shall be regulated by BWF General Competition Regulations § 20 to 24. Any breach of these regulations will be forwarded to BWF. 
It is mandatory that partners in doubles wear the same colour of the T-shirt and shorts/skirts at all time during play in both the qualification and the main draw. Failing to do so shall result in an administrative fine of 100,00 EUR. 


VISAS
After entering a player(s) in the tournaments it is the Member’s responsibility to secure visas for their players – if this is needed. Make sure that visa applications are made early enough.
This application should contain:
name,
date of birth,
city of birth,
address,
passport No, 
issue date of passport,
valid date of passport,
date of arrival/departure for each person;

and should be sent to the CBA (details below).
After that the CBA will send invitation letter. All visas participants needing a visa should request for a letter of guarantee till 26 March 2021.


BADMINTON INTEGRITY
Section 2.4 of the BWF Statutes (Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results) relates to anti-corruption and anti-match manipulation, and this code applies to all participants at this tournament.
To protect the integrity of BWF sanctioned tournaments, participants are not allowed to bet in any way on badminton matches, respect the principle of fair play, and shall not attempt to influence the course or result of a game or match. 
Every person has an obligation to report to the BWF any approaches by anyone to gather inside information or to change the outcome of a matches. 
For more information, please refer to BWF’s website: https://corporate.bwfbadminton.com/integrity/anti-match-fixing-overview/ 

 

DOPING CONTROL
Doping control in badminton, in accordance with BWF Anti-Doping Regulations, is conducted out-of-competition and in-competition with the collection of urine and/or blood samples. 
Athletes are responsible for any substance found in their body. Before an athlete takes any medication, they should check with their doctor, and if necessary, get a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). 
For more information about anti-doping, please visit the BWF website: https://corporate.bwfbadminton.com/integrity/anti-doping-overview/ 


GENERAL CONDITIONS AND REGULATIONS
The VICTOR Croatian International 2021 will be played in accordance with the Laws of Badminton, the BWF General Competition Regulations and the BEC Elite Circuit Regulations. In case of a dispute the referee shall have a decisive word.


Each participant must be ready to play at the specific time. If not present, his/her match will be scratched. 
Players shall not plan their departure less than 2 (two) hours after their last match is planned to conclude. If a player is unable to compete due to early departure, he/she will be penalised by removal of Elite Circuit ranking points and shall not be awarded prizes or prize money. BADMINTON EUROPE shall propose to BWF that the gained BWF ranking points are also removed. 


The organizer and Badminton Europe declines responsibility and covering of costs for possible injuries or other damages. It is up to each participant to insure himself. Member and/or Organiser may be liable for claims originating from the damages incurred by the participants and/or any other persons, arising from or in connection to the particular BEC Elite Circuit tournament, according to local Law.

 

BADMINTON EUROPE is not liable for any such claims, actions, damages, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to injury or loss to person or property, arising out of or in any way related, directly or indirectly, to the particular BEC Elite Circuit tournament. It is recommended that Members and/or Organisers purchase a proper Insurance Policy that would cover their potential legal liability.


The organising Member can cancel a tournament in case of force majeure. Such cancellation must be announced at least 15 days before the start of the tournament. If a cancellation is announced less than 15 days before the start of the tournament, then the Member organising the tournament is liable for any expenses incurred by third persons (players, coaches, umpires, team managers etc.). BADMINTON EUROPE is not liable for any costs incurred by third persons because of a cancellation of a tournament.


Please be aware that the tournament takes place during the current pandemic situation with COVID-19. The conditions for hosting the tournament, as well as hygiene, sanitary and preventive measures will be those determined by the Croatian authorities at all times. If the Croatian authorities require it, each participant may have to deliver a responsible declaration before participating in the tournament. Should the event be cancelled with short notice by the Croatian authorities, due to the COVID-19 situation, beyond the control of both Badminton Europe and the Croatian Badminton Association, neither of them will be liable for any costs related to travelling or accommodation made by players/officials for this event. Each member must ensure that it is allowed to enter Croatia in the current circumstances. It is strongly recommended that all participants book flight tickets with a cancellation insurance.
 

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Tel: +385 91 72 71 302 

Fax: +385 1 66 79 78

Contact person: Tatjana Zrnić