2018 Event Guide

Everything you need to know about the 2018 WSF World Juniors …

SCHEDULE | VENUES | HOTEL | TRANSPORT | TEAM | ACTIVITIES | LOGO | ABOUT  

CHAMPIONSHIP HANDBOOK
key information, regulations and lots more (21-page pdf)

SCHEDULE

Date Details Times
Tue 17th Opening Ceremony 17.15 ISA
Wed 18th Individual Early Rounds 10.00-20.00 ISA
Thu 19th Last 32 13.00-18.30 ISA
Fri 20th Last 16 11.00-15.40 ISA
Sat 21st Individual Quarter Finals 14.00-18.30 EA
Sun 22nd Individual Semi Finals 16.00-20.00 EA
Mon 23rd Individual Finals & Ceremony 17.00-19.00 EA
Tue 24th Team Pools Day One ISA
Wed 25th   Team Pools Day Two ISA
Thu 26th Teams Last 16 ISA & EA
Fri 27th Teams Quarters EA
Sat 28th Teams Semis EA
Sun 29th Teams Finals EA

VENUES

Venue Address
Indian Squash Academy  116A EVR PeriyarSalai Nehru Park  Chennai 600084
Express Avenue Shopping Mall  Whites Road Express Estate Chennai

Entry is FREE, but passes will be issued to control seating at the Mall.

ACCOMMODATION

Hyatt Regency             Hotel Website
365 Anna Salai Teynampet  Chennai 600018
chennai.regency@hyatt.com

MEALS:
The tournament will be providing all meals at the Hotel for all Players, Parents and Coaches.

TRANSPORT

MADRAS ESSENTIAL

Your essential guide to Chennai – 33 page pdf packed with useful info and destinations

 

MADRAS ESSENTIAL PDF

EAST COAST DRIVE

The East Coast Road is a splendid seaside highway connecting Chennai and Pondicherry, with plenty of interesting sights to see and things to do along the way. Check out and sign up for this half-day trip …

EAST COAST DRIVE PDF

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

CHAMPIONSHIP HANDBOOK
key information, regulations and lots more (21-page pdf)

THE LOGO

Concept:

The Logo for the ‘WSF World Junior Championships 2018, Chennai’ is inspired by two elements… the traditional South Indian ‘Kolam’ and the spirit of the game!

Chennai is a historical city known for its tradition and heritage. One aspect of the South Indian culture is the practice of drawing Kolam in front of households at dawn or at dusk. A pattern drawn using rice powder, the Kolam is considered an auspicious sign signalling prosperity.

The Logo interestingly brings together the universality of the game Squash, with a regional significance, to create a property that is fresh, interesting and at the same time ‘relevant’.

ABOUT

The WSF World Junior Championships are an annual event to determine the best Junior Squash Players in the world.

Although the ISRF World Junior Team Championship started in 1980 there had been a forerunner operating since 1972.

In England it was decided to start a team event to coincide with the British  Junior Open, and the first was held between 11 / 13 April 1973. Four countries, England, Scotland, Wales and Sweden took part at the courts of the National Westminster Bank Sports Ground in  South London, playing for a shield presented by the Bank. The event was titled the Junior  International Festival.

Every year until 1980 the unofficial international festival was staged, gaining in numbers and breadth of International competition.

Prior to 1980 there was no individual event to accompany the unofficial team events, which tended to be played in conjunction with existing junior open championships.

Until 2009 the events were held biannually, but since then both individual events have been held annually, with the team event alternating between Boys and Girls.