** Introduction
**Registering under its overall mandate of fostering the development of
badminton in the

A "participation" is defined as one player competing in one eligible high performance tournament. For instance, if this player participates in 3 eligible tournaments during a season, he/she will have accumulated 3 participations in the context of this financial assistance program.

The actual amount to be provided for each participation may vary from year to year depending on two factors:

1. The total funds made available
for this program for a given fiscal year; and

2. The total number of
participations claimed by all eligible players.

__Example 1__: If we assume that for one given fiscal year,
the ODBA has $1500 to allocate to this program and at the end of the year, a
total of 30 participations are claimed by players, the actual amount to be
given out per participation would be $1500/30=$50 per participation. A single
player who accumulated 3 participations during the season would therefore
receive 3 x $50 = $150 at the end of the season.

__Example 2__: Assuming the same $1500 is available but
this time, a total of 40 participations are claimed by players. The actual
amount per participation would therefore be: $1500/40=$37.50, so a player with
3 participations would get $112.50 (3 x $37.50).

__Example 3__: Again, assuming the same $1500 is available
however a total of 20 participations only are claimed by players. Since $1500
divided by 20 is higher than $50, the actual amount per participation would be
$50. One player with 3 participations would get $150. Program funds remaining
would be carried over and added to the amount allocated to this program by the
ODBA for the follow on year.

** Eligibility
criteria
**High performance tournaments include all tournaments for which the OBA
awards provincial ranking points for junior players (up to and including U19).
These tournaments are identified on the OBA web site.

In order for a player's participation in a high performance tournament to be eligible for financial assistance under this program, the following criteria must be met:

1. the player must be member of
one of the ODBA affiliated clubs prior to participating;

2. the distance between the
tournament location and the player's home address must be greater than 100km
(as confirmed by Google maps); and

3. the player must be representing

** How
to benefit from this assistance
**It is the responsibility of each player to claim their eligible
participations to the ODBA.