Tournaments

04 May 2019

Splendid destinations have been the home for major international tournaments; from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th June another will be added to the list. Located on the north east coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun will host the 2019 Pan American Junior Championships.

Situated on the banks of the Caribbean, blue waters and miles of glistening beaches, the city is a major tourist destination.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

The allocation of the tournament to the region completes the full circle; basically qualification for the event is through four distinct regions of the continent, those being North America, South America, the Caribbean and Central America.

In 2016, the inaugural edition was staged in the west coast Canadian city of Burnaby, the following year, Buenos Aires was the destination, before last year Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic played host. Now it is the turn of Central America.

Overall, as is the tradition, a total of 16 teams will compete in each of the boys’ team and girls’ team events. Basically the allocation is four from each of the Caribbean, Central America and South America plus two from North America, being Canada and the United States. One from the Pan American Junior Ranking plus one from the host nation completes the list.

Should the full complement of teams from any region not be filled, the extra places are allocated as per Pan American Junior Ranking.

In addition, for the individual events, players listed in the top 16 of the Pan American Junior Ranking but not already qualified via the team events, receive invitations.

Overall, a national association is limited to four boys and four girls, doubles pairs must be from the same national association; seeding as per the latest available under 18 world ranking lists, in realistic terms June 2019.

Notably the team events will be organized on the World Championships format (A v X, B v Y, C v Z, A v Y, B v X); moreover, three boys’ team and three girls’ teams will qualify for the 2019 World Junior Championships to be staged later in the year in Bangkok.

Qualified Teams

South American Junior Championships
Boys: Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile
Girls: Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay

Central American Junior Championships
Boys: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador
Girls: El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize

Caribbean Junior Championships
Boys: Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Barbados, Jamaica
Girls: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

North America
Boys: Canada, United States
Girls: Canada, United States

Pan American Junior Ranking
Boys: Paraguay
Girls: Peru, Argentina, Panama

Host Association
Boys: Mexico
Girls: Mexico

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