NC State Closed Residency Eligibility
By registering online for this tournament, I certify that I
am in compliance with the following statement.
“I hereby certify that I am domiciled in, and a resident of, the State of North
Carolina and will have been so for 30 days preceding the start of this tournament;
and that during the current ranking year, I have not entered, nor do I intend
to enter, any closed tournament in any other USTA District (State) or in any
other USTA Section, other than the Southern Section; and that this
certification is made to determine eligibility for this tournament and is made
under penalty of disqualification by the Tournament Committee from entry,
suspension, denial of any ranking or any other appropriate action by the North
Carolina Tennis Association.”
In addition, the entrants for all State Closed tournaments in North Carolina
must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a US Citizen or meet the resident alien requirements
2. Hold only one USTA membership card, residency for which must be NC
3. Players may not play in State Closed tournaments of other states (districts)
or Sections of the USTA if they play in a NC State Closed.
4. College students who live in another state or country must meet requirements
#2 and #3.
FORMAT AND SCORING
The format for all divisions is Single Elimination. Consolation may be offered in bigger divisions. All matches will play a full 3rd set unless otherwise noted.
It is the PLAYER'S responsibility to know their next match time and show up in a timely manner. Check the website often for updated match times. PLAYERS MUST CHECK IN FOR EACH MATCH 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO ITS SCHEDULED START TIME. ALL USTA RULES WILL BE ENFORCED FOR LATENESS. This tournament has a lot of matches to be played, and there will be no exceptions for lateness (i.e. traffic, etc.).
This tournament's seeding will be done in accordance with USTA Regulations. They will be compiled and examined by the Head Referee, Tournament Director, and members of the Tournament Committee.
Factors to consider in seeding (taken from "USTA Friend at Court"):
Seedings merely represent the Committee's subjective ratings of the various players' chances of winning the tournament. These ratings may not be based on whim, caprice, or hunches, but instead shall be justified by a reasonable amount of factual evidence, including, but not limited to, rankings, current records, types of surface, and particularly head-to-head encounters. Two outstanding doubles players playing together for the first time should be considered for a place on the seeded list.
JUNIOR AGE RESTRICTIONS
This tournament allows Juniors to play. If you have questions about this, please contact the Tournament Director. NO junior standings points are given for this tournament.
If you need to withdraw before entries close, you must do so online. Click on "Edit Registration," then "Withdraw." You will need your original confirmation number.
All withdrawals after "Entries Close" must be sent BOTH in writing via email (to the Tournament Director's address above) AND by phone to the tournament site.
Players withdrawing after the tournament deadline will not be refunded the entry fee.
LIMITED DRAWS AND SELECTION PROCESS
All draws are unlimited. However, any divisions that have more than 32 applicants will hold qualifying before the tournament. Players are allowed to play multiple events.
The top players applying from the USTA/NC most current standings list will be selected into the draw. Selections will be posted no later than the Saturday after the deadline at 1:00pm. The names of players who have been selected will appear as "Competitors."
STATE CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS
From NC Sanction & Schedule Regulations:
1.) Tournaments sanctioned in North Carolina shall be designated by the local Tournament Committee as "closed" or "open" and entry eligibility within the age classification for any tournament, depending upon its designation, shall be as follows:
a.) "Closed": Any person who is a resident of, and domiciled in, the State of North Carolina for at least thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the tournament and who during the current ranking year has not entered a closed tournament in any other USTA District (State) or any Section other than the Southern Section of USTA. The entrants for all Adult/Senior, NTRP, Wheelchair and Family State Closed tournaments must meet the following criteria:
i. Must be a US Citizen or meet the resident alien requirements.
ii. Hold only one USTA membership card, residency for which must be NC.
iii. Players may not play in State Closed tournaments of other states (districts) or Sections of the USTA if they play in a NC State Closed.
iv. College students who live in another state or country must meet requirements ii and iii.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 703937317 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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